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Published on Dec 13, 2010 Category - Blogging
For the past few years, I had become addicted with my blogging hobby. I even considered my blogsites as my second home. From them I established network of friends. Thanks to wordpress.com and blogger.com. This article will answer – why I addressed them as the two most promising hosting sites for blogging and for making money online.
Wordpress.com - It was opened to public on November 21, 2005 and it is powered by the open source of wordpress software. This site is financially supported through ugrades and the google adsense advertising. Last September 2010, wordpress has recorded 13.9 million individual blogs – some are free users and upgrade users.
Blogger.com - Has started in 2003. It is a blog publishing service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was created by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. The blogs are hosted by Google at subdomains of blogspot.com. On May 1, 2010, Blogger allowed users to publish blogs on other hosts.
Both Accept Free Users - Its staff are working hard on enhancing each site – from designing of new and awesome templates, featuring new widgets and other features to satisfy the needs of its users. Both are accepting users as free account members though at least he/she is 13 year old and above. Below 13 is subject for parental guidance and can start to create a blog following its term of use and its site’s policy.
The Big Difference - At wordpress, if you are a free account member – you are entitled to post your best blog articles, photos, videos and share them to your friends and visitors though it depends if you created the blog either private – which is accessible only for people you invited or you created the blog intended for the general audience and international audience. And as a free user you are not allowed to share links of other sites, banners, google adsense, amazon and other imaginable affiliate programs – you will be automatically suspended unless you will upgrade your membership. When you upgrade, you will pay at least from 15$ above a year as your subscription fees.
While at blogger, everything you want to do is free – from posting blog articles, videos, photos, music, mp3s, podcast, google adsense, amazon, linking other sites, banners and other affiliate programs without charging you. And you can create many blogs if you wished. The more blogs you have created the more money you will earn from your google adsense.