One of the most popular questions new bloggers ask is, Which Blog program should i use?
Here are some of the most popular blogging platforms to choose from
They all have their own unique benefits and i still maintain my Blogger.com blog for diversity however, Don’t make the same mistake this guy did which cost him his entire content, blogs and income from blogging because he used blog platforms he didn’t own. Read on to learn how to avoid losing your entire sites and income.
How To Avoid Losing Your Blogs and Blogging Income
Story about a guy who setup multiple blogs targeting specific products and services in niche markets. His aim was to try and make some money so he opened a Google adsense account and setup Google ads on all his blogs hoping to get his site visitors to click on them as Google pays you per click.
He started earning over $100 per week from each blog which totalled over $1,500 per month as he had about 15 blogs and was building more so his income was also increasing which motivated him even more.
One morning he woke up, turned on his computer to check his overnight earnings and found he couldn’t access his main blog. He then tried his second best blog and couldn’t access that one either. He searched furiously and eventually found out what had happened.
The blogging platform which he was using decided he was must have been spamming and deleted all his blogs without notifying him first. He had been using a free hosted blogging platform that controlled his entire content because they controlled his domain extensions and hosting.
His entire content, incoming links and all the content he had built up to drive social media and search engine traffic to his sites had been taken from him forever, never to be returned and restored.
Always Control Your Blogs by Owning Them.
No point trying to get them back after they are deleted by Blogger.com or any other free hosted blogging platform including WordPress.com free hosted platform. They will not listen and will not restore your content. Once its deleted its gone forever.
So which blogging software should you use?
WordPress Blog Software is the worlds most popular, its free and once you Download WordPress and choose a great domain name that you OWN, you control your content therefore your income and can fully backup your entire blog easily.
How to Start a Blog
You’ll also need to choose a great domain name as well. I get my domains from Godaddy and host my blogs and websites with both Hostgator and Bluehost who both offer one click installation of WordPress software.
Its Important to take backup of your blog and its contents no matter which software or platform you are using. If you still decide to stay with any of the other free hosted blogging platforms you may want to consider copying your files and databases and storing them in a safe place just in case.
Once you own your domain name and have a full copy of your website or blog, you can easily restore your site no matter what has happened.
Before you Start Blogging
WordPress offer a huge range of free plugins that add heaps of really great functions to your blog which will impress your sites visitors. It might take you a few months to check them all out as there’ s over 12,000 so take a look at my top 50 best plugins for WordPress blogs.
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