Creating your own blog and develop it it’s one of the best things you can do to get more referrals.
I already wrote about this subject in this article, but I realized that a lot of people would still make the mistake to use free blog platforms like blogspot or wordpress to create their own blog or site…etc
And this not, because these free platforms are amazing, they aren’t, this is because they don’t have the funds to do it properly or they think it will cost them too much and maybe they will not earn much money anyway from their own blog, so why pay for it?…
What is the problem with a free blog service?
Well as I already pointed in the first article where I mentioned about making your own ptc blog, the problem with free is that it usually cost much than when you pay for it. Why?
Simple, cuz you don’t own it and the company who gave you the virtual space and free domain name to write articles as you wish can delete it at any moment without warning you.
And I seen this happened many times in the last 4-5 years, that’s why I recommend you to stay away from free blog services.
Look, besides the fact that you don’t own your own hosting and domain name and at any time you can remain without your blog(now you have 500 visitors a day, next day your blog is gone. How cool is that?),besides this, a lot of people and companies don’t stand ptc sites and other related websites, they all say these sites are scam and bam there you go, without any warning you lose your blog.
So what need’s to be done?
Well if you can’t afford to pay for your own hosting(buy the way, it’s only a couple of bucks per month, less than $10), but if you can’t afford it, you can at least pay for a domain name and use a free hosting service for a while.
And when you start earn more money you will pay for a hosting service to have peace of mind.
You can buy a .info domain name with just $3 if you want or use some coupon or promo code(search on google to find them, you can write godaddy for example followed by coupon code for .com domain name) to get a .com or .net for just $6 or $7 and this is all you will pay for an entire year.
But what good to pay for a domain name if I use free hosting for it? I can still have my own blog deleted at any moment. Why is this better than a free service like blogspot, where I don’t need to pay a single cent to use it?
Yes you’re right you can still have your files deleted at any given moment, but now you don’t have to start all over from square one.
You just find another free hosting service fast,you setup the new name servers and upload all your files(articles, pictures) on it and that’s it, you’re blog will continue to rank as high as it were before it was deleted.
Search engines rank your blog’s domain name, not the server where you have hosted your blog/site files, that’s why it’s a great idea to buy at least a domain name.
In time you will create backlinks, other people will link to some of your articles, if you have quality content, and your blog will start mowing towards page one of the search engines.
When you just create your blog it’s not even in the search results, with time it is picked up from search engines spiders and indexed and then it will start rank better and better with every new quality link and social signal.
And trust me, you don’t want to lose the positions(for all its pages) your blog have in the search engines.
Why work to get a first page postion in Google or more and lots of visitors if you can lose all in a split second? Think about it?
Don’t be too cheap! Buy at least a domain name(you can buy cheap ones from godaddy.com) and then search for free hosting companies to host your own blog.
Another tip: use wordpress to create your blog, it’s very easy to install and use, the search engines like it and it has tons of free plugins to create the kind of blog that you really like.
And after you start making some money, don’t think to much, don’t wait, don’t procrastinate, don’t nothing…go and pay for a hosting service(I recommend hostgator for this, with the baby plan you can host as many sites that you want on the same account).
I’m sorry that I can’t tell you a good free hosting service and this cuz I don’t use free hosting, I almost hate the word free. Every thing I tried that was “free” had some catch.
But, as I mentioned above, there are a lot of free hosting services online, just go on Google and search for a good one. If the one you join the first time it’s not so good join another one(do this until you are satisfied).
If you like this article or just want to add something to what I wrote please leave a comment below. Thank you very much for reading it and have a fantastic day!