You know, of course, that if you’re running your blog on a free-host site, that the service isn’t really free? Your service provider places ads on your content. Just because you can’t see the ads doesn’t mean they aren’t there. There is this handy-dandy piece of code that blocks the blog administrator and known users from seeing those ads (the same kind of code that keeps your stats counter from counting your visits to your blog).
Now, if you’re thinking — “No big deal. As long as my friends and I aren’t being bothered who cares?” — all is well and good. If you’re wondering why you’re giving all that money away (between July 26 & today I have made over $100.00 hosting my own ads) it is time to consider independent blogging.
You can get Cheap Web Hosting without giving up any of the features you already enjoy in your free-host blog. In fact, for those of you using the big B free-host, you can get one heck of a lot better service — and all for as little as $3.95 per month. Let me do the math for you: for $47.40 cents per year, you can have a website where you choose the template, set whatever widgets you want, and get live help 24/7. Imagine that — a help desk that actually helps! Dang, that’s worth $50.00 per year right there!
Cheap Web Hosting has a truckload of other services worth checking out as well. If the thought of managing your own website makes you nervous, consider their easy one-click install, and their video library with over 160 tutorials to teach you what you need to know to succeed. PLUS, for $12.95 you can buy your own url right there through HostNexus and they’ll link it to your blog when you do that one-click install.
So, to recap, your current free-host service provider could be making thousands of dollars per year off your blog, when the actual cost for them to manage that blog is less than $50.00 per year. You still think you’re getting a good deal where you are?
This was a paid post. The paid links were removed on 10.12.09