5 Common WordPress Questions New Bloggers Ask, Answered
1. Should I use WordPress.com or self-hosted WordPress?
If you are serious about blogging and there is even the slightest possibility you would be interested in using your blog to make money, you should go with a self-hosted WordPress site. Yes, you can always go through migrating it over later but it can be a headache and if you start off in the right direction initially you won’t have to worry about it.
2. Who offers the best hosting?
There are a TON of host out there. Everyone has a different opinion on which is the best. It’s like asking someone who wants a truck if they prefer Ford, Toyota, Nissan, or Chevy. They will all give you a different answer and hate on the other manufacturer for any number of reasons. You have to take hosting provider suggestions with a grain of salt and do you best to see who offers the most beneficial features for you.
3.How many blog post should I write before I make my blog live?
You can make your blog live after one post and it’s completely acceptable. It will take time for you to build up traffic. Some people prefer to have 3 or 4 blog post built up to make their site not look so new or empty. My suggestion is to have at least one post and then to have a couple scheduled. This gives you time to create more post and build your content up.
4. How many times should I post in a week?
This can vary. There is a HubSpot study that says blogs that post 16 times a month get 3.5 times more traffic than those who post less. The most important part of your post is quality, not quantity. After that, it’s about consistency. Don’t worry so much about how many posts you should have in a week, as much as focus on the quality and consistency of your blog post.
5.How can I monetize my blog?
There’s many ways to monetize your blog. Ads, affiliate marketing, selling your own products or services. There are several different affiliate marketing programs out there where you can select various merchants to work with. When you decide to start monetizing your blog you want to get an idea of what types of things you want to share with your audience and how you plan on marketing it to them.
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