Whether you are just starting out with a new blog site, or whether you are an established blogger, you will always need a good website platform to manage your blog.
And this becomes even more important if you want to turn your existing blog into a money earning blogging business. Since you will need to ensure that there is full site support and know that you can trust the security and reliability of the service.
There are two main products that I recommend at the moment for bloggers, depending on what you need.
- The first is Wealthy Affiliate which is a blogging and affiliate marketing platform, this is ideal if you are trying to make money from your blog site.
- The second is BlueHost which is a hosting platform only.
Wealthy Affiliate Blogging Platform
Wealthy Affiliate is more than just a blogging platform, it is aimed at people trying to turn or create their blogs sites into affiliate niche marketing sites.
It offers a Premium membership with access to all the sites training and support videos;
- there are 2 different types of training programmes
- 6 levels of training in each programme
- and 10 lessons in each level
- there are also question and answer classrooms
There is a free starter membership option which is ideal as a taster and provides 7 days trial of the Premium membership facilities before reverting to the restricted starter membership options.
The monthly membership is $47 per month (with an annual membership option which reduces this to $29 per month). This includes site hosting for up to 25 sites, site support and a website builder with 1,000s of WordPress templates.
As well as training there is a site comments and feedback platform which enables you to fastback your site’s progress and improve ranking potential. And there is an on-site keyword tool all included as part of the cost.
The membership forum is very supportive and site owners Kyle and Carson are often around offering advice and feedback. The forum is active 24/7 because of the geographical coverage of its members
BlueHost is one of the largest web hosting platforms. It is extremely reliable and used by many large bloggers, making it an ideal option for more informal bloggers or businesses that don’t want the added cost of training.
It offers a range of hosting options from shared to dedicated server options, these will alter the costs which can range from $4 a month for a basic shared server option.
For larger businesses BlueHost offer a migration service and will transfer all your sites and set them up easily and efficiently.
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The following comparison table is for bloggers interested in earning money and needing some level of training and support.
The table highlights some of the main differences between choosing a hosting only platform and looking for additional levels of support that will save you time and money in the future.