Hi, Have you upgraded your blog from WordPress.com? I am planning to buy a domain from very long but haven’t decided yet. Google confuses me more. Somebody told me to shift my blog to WordPress.org. Can you tell me how much page views are required on WordPress.com to get AdSense on our site? I want to monetize my site but I don’t know which way to go and how?
This is an extremely common question that most bloggers ask themselves. There are pro’s and con’s to both options. But first let me answer some of your questions if you have a WordPress.com site rather it’s upgraded or not you cannot utilize AdSense. However if you do upgrade your account to Premium or Business plan WordPress gives you the option to use another advertising service AdWords. This will allow you to gain revenue from advertising on your blog. Although I would advise anyone before upgrading their blog for the chance of monetizing. To make sure you have a minimum of five hundred or so followers and average at least eighty to hundred page views a day. This is just to ensure that your investment is not an wasted effort and you can see some return. Now to the pro’s and cons’s of WordPress.com versus WordPress.org. The one major difference between the two options is who’s hosting your website.
Pro’s & Con’s of WordPress.com V.S WordPress.org
- It’s free and easy to use. You own your own content and are in full control of your site.
- You can utilize plugins that you’re not allow to utilize on a WordPress.com hosted site. Also you can customize different themes and modify them as you like.
- You can make money in a various number of ways. One being advertising with Google AdSense or any ads company of your choice. This also allows you to have private ads that the company goes directly through you to pay for ad space on your site.
- Unlike WordPress.com where you get your site hosted for free whereas on WordPress.org you will need good web hosting company to host your site. Usually the cost various from about three to eight dollars a month. Depending on how much your site grows and what are your exact needs for your site.
- You’re responsible for all updates, backups and security to your site. Thankfully there are hundreds of plugins to help with this problem.
- It may be a learning curve if you’re not familiar with coding or computer technology. However anything you need to know can be leaned by watching a few YouTube videos and reading a few articles.
- You don’t have to download software, pay for hosting, or manage a web server. The setup is pretty simple and doesn’t take but a few minutes to get started.
- If you decide that you want to monetize your site you can by upgrading to a Premium or Business plan. Where they give you the option to utilize AdWords gain revenue through advertising on your site.
- WordPress.com handles all the updates, backups and security of your site
- They place ads on all free websites and you’re not allowed to make money from ads unless you upgrade you site.
- You cannot add any plugins you want only WordPress allows you to use certain ones. Also you cannot use custom themes outside of the ones offered by WordPress.
- You are restricted to their analytics. You cannot use custom analytics software because you cannot add custom codes.
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