Everyone loves freemium. But, before you go ahead with free Blogspot and free WordPress blogs, make out time to learn about the pros and cons.
What Is Free WordPress Blog?
- Personal plan
- Premium plan
- Business plan and VIP
Some Of The Things You Should Know About free WordPress blog Are;
1). Disk space is 3GB
The capacity of the free WordPress account is just 3GB disk space which means once your contents, including media files, take up that space, you can’t publish more articles. If you are in a news or entertaining niche that means you may not find it interesting.
2). Limited Plugins and Themes
3). You Can’t use Third party advert HTML codes to monetize
The way free WordPress blog account is constructed, you can not implement third party’s advert HTML code. It won’t just work. The only way you can monetize with adverts on free WordPress blog is if you can keep up with generating about 250000 visits per month and by embedding affiliate links in your articles (make sure the affiliate doesn’t violate WordPress privacy). This is one of the limitations I encountered when I was running my blog on free WordPress account. In my subsequent posts, I will share with you some mistakes I made when I started blogging.
4). You blog won’t look professional
5). You can’t freely redirect your free WordPress domain to self hosted blog
As I always advise people that wanted to start on a bit of a high budget either for business or for an organization, the best way to start is on self-hosted WordPress blog (wordpress.org). If you are thinking of starting on free account and moving to self-hosted blog later, there are some hindrances you may face.
What Of Free Blogspot Blog Account?
Free blog can also be open on blogspot/blogger. The address looks like www.sirphren.blogspot.com etc. You can see the address is as long as that of the WordPress. The advantage it has over WordPress is its disk space, is unlimited compared to WordPress.
Why Do I Need Custom Domain?
One of my blogging mistakes was thinking I didn’t need a custom domain.
Concluding free Blogspot and Free WordPress blogs
To simplify this post, don’t be too in hurry to opt-in for either free blogspot and free WordPress blog account. What is worth doing at all is worth doing well. You can start a blog on a low budget as low as N5-10k with a custom domain and premium template on blogspot. Later when your blog gets busy and you need more functionality, you can easily move to self hosted blog. It is beneficial to start out with the right things in place so that you won’t be tempted to give up halfway.