Blogging challenge day 2 – as part of the Money Making Mastermind Group. View day 1 here.
Day 2 is about getting your website up and running and installing WordPress.
Why you need to go self hosted & how much it costs
You can make a free website with Blogger (owned by Google) and WordPress, but if you are serious about making some life changing money from your blog then don't even consider this.
The investment for your own blog is pretty cheap and you have complete control over your blog. You never know when somewhere like Blogger or the free WordPress will change their terms and conditions, which means that overnight your entire income could be wiped out. By having your own self hosted website and domain name it means that you can have any of your own advertisements, affiliate links, direct advertising, sponsored posts and more.
It is possible to earn money with free websites, however I strongly urge you to look at going self hosted and installing WordPress yourself. It is really cheap and quick. You also look more professional to both readers and companies wanting to work with you when you are self hosted.
Buying your hosting & domain
I can highly recommend TSO Host. Enter code “emmadrew002” to get 10% off your first payment. If you pay monthly you will only get it off your first month, if you pay annually then you will save more.