I Thought BLOGGING WAS FREE

by Marc2008 12 replies
Do you need buy hosting for my Wordpress account? I wanted my own Domain name so do I have to host it myself and pay for the hosting?

Or can it be free but with a domain they give me?
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    No, you need a hosting account too.
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    • Profile picture of the author Barry Plaskow
      It is really important to host it yourself in order to have feedom to add banners and affiliate campaigns.

      There is a value to remote blogs but only as an aid to your own blog.

      Don't be afraid-with the right software and marketing plan, you can build a really powerful blog that generates heavy traffic.

      Follow the plan and execute-it's not rocket sciene-rather it's a matter of just being consistent.

      Best of luck and go for it!

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      • Profile picture of the author grumpyjacksa
        i would suggest that you get your own domain at least. that way you can move it onto a host of your choice later on, and you own an item you can sell.

        i went through a variety of free hosts, and all of them had hassles from time to time. i ended up closing my eyes and just going for it.
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        • Profile picture of the author VinceNouvel
          Yeah it canbe free.
          I heard something like .co.cc before.. its a free domain.
          But price speak for itself.. PPL wont remember your site, unless it was on TLD (Top Level Domain) .com .net .org ,etc
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  • Profile picture of the author mdunn123
    If you leave your blog hosted on WP then yes it's free but you are very limited with what you can do. If you want to host the blog elsewhere, have the freedom to do whatever you want with it, and have your own unique url then yes you have to buy and pay for hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author WealthyBlogger
    It is my belief that you can point your own domain name at a blogger.com blog account. See this: How do I use a custom domain name on my blog?

    So yes, blogging can be "free" but you are limited to what you can do. If being free, other than the purchase of a domain name is important to you, consider blogger.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
    Originally Posted by Marc2008 View Post

    Do you need buy hosting for my Wordpress account? I wanted my own Domain name so do I have to host it myself and pay for the hosting?

    Or can it be free but with a domain they give me?
    Whoever you register your domain with will likely have a domain name redirect option allowing you to point your domain to your free wordpress blog at wordpress.com

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    • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
      If you are serious about blogging, you need to have your own domain name.
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      • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
        Yeah, what Amy said.

        You CAN blog for free even with a domain name. You can register free with a blogger (or other free blog) account and point your domain name to your free blogger subdomain.

        BUT you are restricted. There are rules you have to follow and if you break them, they can take down your blog. And if you are really serious about blogging, you need your own hosting and domain.

        However if it's just for fun or a hobby, then you can go with free.
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