Blogging is one of the best ways to make money on the Internet. Many beginners want to earn money by learning blogging at home. But the problem is they don’t understand Blogger vs WordPress. These are the two popular ways to start a blog. But what should you choose? Let’s find out in this article in short.
Many of us want to start blogging for free. Because they have no money to invest. In this case, the blog can be started from Blogger.com. But if you have enough money to invest, there are many better options.
If budget allows then you start a blog in India for as low as Rs 3,000 a year. Not more than that. You can also invest a lot more if you want and create a professional blog with better hosting, themes, premium domain names and premium plugins etc. But I don’t think these are necessary for starting days.
If you want to start blogging and want to know “Blogger Vs WordPress” then this post is for you. Here I have included a few basic points that I learned throughout my blogging career.
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- 2 FAQs: Blogger vs WordPress
Blogger vs WordPress
If you want to create a blog and write, there are many ways you can do it. Blogger and WordPress are two of them. I feel blogger is good for those people who want to start a blog just to write and publish it online.
On the other hand, a lot of people are there who want to make money from their blogs. In this case, WordPress is a far better option. WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System) that allows you to create your blog and design with just a few simple clicks.
When I am talking about WordPress, a few of you might be confusing about wordpress.com and wordpress.org, So, in this case, I want to clarify that doesn’t work on wordpress.com instead of it start your blog on wordpress.org using a premium domain and a hosting plan.
You can create a blog on blogger and make money also. But the process is very difficult. And if you know nothing about blogging then it may take a very long period to earn your first income from it. But instead of it if you start a blog on WordPress then it will take a very small time to set up, with no coding or hard skills required. All you can do with just simple drag & drop.
Why not start a blog on blogger.com
There are many reasons behind this. A lot of students or people think that it’s better not to start something by investing money. But it’s totally a wrong decision. Yes, a blogger is good. But it will take a lot of your time and effort. Thus you can’t use your time in content writing.
Here you can create a blog within a few minutes. You don’t need to buy hosting, theme, domain or plugins. Everything is free. If you wish you can buy a premium domain name and set up a blog which will look premium.
To create any new post, add images, new plugins, pages, AdSense code, and affiliate links you need to learn to code. Without having a knowledge of coding it will become very difficult for you to sustain a blog which is running on a blogger. Also, it takes a lot of time to load and new features which will eventually help your blog to grow faster is not available in blogger. And I have noticed that only a few blogs running on blogger are successful these days.
So, if your budget allows then don’t think about this option. If you don’t have the budget then work somewhere else, save some money and then invest to buy your first domain and hosting.
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Benefits of a WordPress blog
If you are running a WordPress blog then you will get to see a lot of benefits. From creating a new blog to add pages or posts everything can be done through some clicks or drag and drop. To complete any task or add anything to your blog you can do with a plugin. That’s the beauty of a WordPress blog.
As I said, if you want come changes on your blog then you have to do it with coding on your blogger blog. But on a WordPress blog, all you can do with a simple drag and drop. When I created my first blog, I knew nothing about designing. Everything I learned from YouTube and implemented it on my blog. You can also do the same thing without knowing coding.
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Blogger.com vs WordPress.org
|Domain||Free or Paid||Paid|
|Free Themes||Yes||Yes with limited control|
|Traffic Limit||Unlimited||Depend on Hosting|
|E-Commerce||No||With thrid party plugin|
Difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
WordPress is free but you have to pay for your domain and hosting. Until you have a domain or hosting you can’t start your blog on WordPress. Also, many people find confusion between wordpress.org and wordpress.com, they think both are same. But it is not.
The first one is the free option. There you don’t need any domain or hosting. But I think you should not to waste your time there. It’s better to start a blog on blogger than wordpress.com
And if you want to start a professional blog and make money out of it like me then start it on the second option. There you can create normal informative blog, e-commerce blog, travel blog or anything else easily.
FAQs: Blogger vs WordPress
1. Is WordPress better than Blogger?
Yes, WordPress is better than blogger. Because you can create a blog and changes it setting any time with drag and drop on your WordPress blog. But if you are running a blog on blogger then you have to do it with the knowledge of coding.
2. What is the difference between blogger and wordpress?
If you want to start a blog and publish it online then blogger is good. It is free and help you to publish a blog online immediately. On the other hand, wordpress is a fully content management system (CMS) that allows you to make a professional blog with premium themes, plugins and easy customizations.
3. Can you switch from blogger to wordpress?
Yes, anyone can switch from blogger to wordpress any time. Simply take a backup from your blogger host and upload it on your new hosting. Also, use redirection if you don’t want to lose your blog traffic.
4. Is WordPress free or paid?
WordPress is free. But to run a blog on WordPress.org, you need to buy a premium domain (.com, .in, .co.in, .org etc) and a hosting plan to build a more professional looking blog.
5. Blogger vs WordPress, which is the better for affiliate marketing?
If your intension is to earn money from a blog then anyday wordpress is better. Because I have seen a WordPress blog performs better than a free blog. Hardly you will have to spend $80 for a year to run a wordpres blog.
2 thoughts on “Blogger vs WordPress – Where to start a Blog?”
Do you have any workshops or short-term courses on blogging? I had been blogging way back in 2007 and received 2 cheques from Adsense in 2008 and 2010. But then lost tracks. The blogging world has changed, and I would like to update myself.
So let me know.
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