17 months ago, I posted my first ever blog post in free wordpress.com platform and after 8 months, I published my real estate blog site in wordpress.com platform also. As time goes by, gusto ko nang mag establish ng brand name sa online entrepreneurship world. If that’s your case also, we should start sa pangalan ng website natin, hindi maganda tingnan if your establishing your brand na ang website name mo looks like this www.magnetizenegrosproperties.wordpress.com. Yun ang isang reason bakit ako nag shift sa wordpress.org platform, dahil plan ko e change ang real estate website name ko sa www.magnetizerealty.com (ongoing na ang construction ng website na eto) na di pwede gawin sa wordpress.com. Gusto ko sa website ko ay walang kasamang word na wordpress at alam ko na yun din ang prefer ninyo.
Plan ko is to monetize (make earnings)some of my selected works na ilalagay sa website ko. If that’s your plan also, go for wordpress.org platform, kasi sa free wordpress.com bawal ang posting of advertisements or putting up affiliate links inside is strictly regulated. So you’re not in control, whereas sa wordpress.org, you’re in full control of your website.
The positive reviews for wordpress.org are overwhelming. Some of the popular high earning bloggers I mentioned in my first post are satisfied users of the platform.
You can easily install plugins in wordpress.org while it’s not allowed in wordpress.com. Plugins are essentials sa website natin. It gives an extra tool or features for us website owners/builders to be more efficient and productive. Tulad ng Google Analytics plugin, kung ang plan mo ay upang kumita through your website, kailangan mo ma monitor ang performance at makita ang mga importanteng statistics ng website mo na pwedeng ma ibigay ng Google Analytics. And there are thousands available plugins out there na kailangan natin.
Thousands of Themes are available for wordpress.org to choose from while only 200+ themes available in wordpress.com at this time. And you can have more customization options on your wordpress.org themes.
Sa ngayon, eto pa lang ang mga reasons na ma e share ko sa inyo. As we continue to explore online and acquire more experiences, more clear reasons will come up. Ibigay ko naman ang mga sinasabi nila na CONS factor sa pag gamit ng wordpress.org which in my own opinion hindi naman malaking issue if you’re looking for long term online entrepreneurship career.
CON Factor 1 (sabi nila).
Setting up your blog/website in wordpress.org is not free. Yes, you have to buy a domain name (606 pesos in a year) and hosting service (3,238 pesos in a year). I bought my domain name at GoDaddy and my hosting service at Bluehost. A total of less than 4,000 pesos for a year para sa website mo, is not an issue I think for all of us considering the possible na kikitain ng website mo (check my post here regarding this) for a year if correctly run and manage. In fact, kumita na po ako ng $65 related sa website kong eto (less than a month after launching). Super excited ako when I see it coming, gagawa ako ng post later about this, my first earning in the The ETWAY, haha.
CON Factor 2 (sabi nila).
You have to maintain by yourself the website. You do the upgrades. Compare sa kabila sitting pretty ka na lang, you don’t have to maintain and no need to upgrade stuff. Sa akin naman, if you do the maintaining and upgrades of your website ay positive eto. Kasi in doing this stuff, you will be expose on the technicalities in handling websites na magagamit mo in the long run sa pag papatatag at pag grow ng business mo online. Masasabi natin, you’re a hands-on online entrepreneur.
For more sources of comparison between the two platforms, you can check the following valuable infographics:
Self Hosted WordPress.org vs. Free WordPress.com (Infographic) by wpbeginner
Infographic: WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com by skattertech
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