If you have thought about getting your own website but still work with free alternatives then this is for you. Are you asking yourself why do I need my own website?
Well for me it was two main reasons:
Control – If you have your own domain you set up your own rules. You are the boss nobody tells you what to do. You control all the material on YOUR site. You can add as many links as you want.
If you use Hubpages as a landing page you have limited links you can add to the page. If you use Squidoo, they tell you can only write about certain topics. WA is for an example not accepted there anymore. Blogger is very limited.
If you use free landing pages the rules can change immediately. Squidoo might decide that the niche you are in are no longer welcome there, their site their rules.
With your own site you control the layout, the pictures, the links… YOU control YOUR site.
Money – All the free websites that you can use to put your landing page on use ads that is how they make their money. Squidoo are pretty nice because they share some of that money with you. If you have your own domain your own site you get all that ad money ( if you want ads on your page). Even better those ads might lead to purchases and you will get the commission.
So how do I get started with my own domain and website?
The problem I had when I started was that I had to figure everything out for my self when it comes to where to get a domain, where to host the domain… Heck I didn`t even know what hosting was when I first started. 🙂
I am sure that some of you may ask those questions as well so I will for the next blog posts put up step by step HOW to do this. WHERE to get your domain, HOW do you actually do it, WHAT is a good domain name, WHERE to host your domain, how to set up a WordPress blog on your domain and more.
Because I work from home I today saw my two kids poor sand all over each other. 🙂