17 Jul Where to Start a Blog [7 Web Hosting Platforms Review]
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The fact is that not all blog platforms are created equal. Some are better than others for blogs versus ecommerce sites. Some offer better customer service while others are great for beginner bloggers. In this web hosting comparison, I’ll review the web hosts I’ve used including Bluehost, GoDaddy, HostGator, SiteGround and Big Scoots.
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I’ll start off with how to choose web hosting and why it’s so important you use the best platform for your blog. I’ll then compare the different web hosts for best price, customer service and other features for all levels of bloggers. I’ll compare web hosts for blogs and ecommerce sites to show you how to pick the best platform.
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Getting web hosting for your blog and getting online is the first step to making money blogging. It takes less than a few minutes but the decision will mean the difference between a profitable blog and just another website. Don’t just go by what you see on other blogs or the web host that does the most advertising. Understand the pros and cons of web hosting and make the right decision.
I’ve included a clickable index below but please watch the entire video. Just 10 minutes will help you choose web hosting for your blog. You’ll be able to make a better decision between the most popular web hosts, save money and get more traffic for your blog.
2:23 How to choose web hosting for a blog
3:07 Best web hosting for new bloggers
3:53 GoDaddy vs Bluehost
4:43 Hostgator web hosting for beginning bloggers
5:05 Web hosting for bigger blogs
5:30 Siteground web hosting pros and cons
6:26 Bigscoots web hosting pros and cons
7:02 Web hosting for ecommerce websites
8:15 The problem with starting a free blog
8:40 WordPress for bloggers
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Joseph Hogue, CFA spent nearly a decade as an investment analyst for institutional firms and banks. He now helps people understand their financial lives through debt payoff strategies, investing and ways to save more money. He has appeared on Bloomberg and on sites like CNBC and Morningstar. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a veteran of the Marine Corps.