I have heard a lot of debate about this issue. Blogger or WordPress? Just which is the best blogging platform? Many people tend to go ahead and give lots of reasons why they love this or that, but they totally miss the point. Even Tumblr has lots of users who think its awesome.
If you ask me, both platforms are really great. WordPress gets most of its strong points from the fact that it can be customized to virtually anything you want. Blogger on the other hand is user friendly can can be used by anybody who has ever opened an email account. So which way to go?
Since we don’t seem to be able to choose which is a greater blogging platform, it would be better to argue from a user point of view. For now lets focus on newbies, guys who are trying to get their feet around the world wide web.
If you are just starting out on the journey of making money blogging, start with Blogger. You may move to WordPress later(It is a really great blogging platform) when you have learnt the ropes. The reasons why I recommend Blogger are very simple.
You can earn before you spend- The free version of WordPress (WordPress.com) doesn’t allow you to monetize your site unless you opt to upgrade to self hosted WordPress (WordPress.org). That means you won’t earn anything until you have spend some money putting up your blog. Blogger however allows you to monetize your site and you could be making lots of AdSense money before you have spent anything.
It is very easy to use- Anyone reading this article can use Blogger. They have a drag and drop interface that can be used by anybody. Even placing images wherever you want when posting is the same, just drag it to wherever you want it and save.
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Google Loves Blogger- Blogger is a Google product and for that reason they love it. I have amassed lots of traffic to my Blogger blogs with simple SEO tricks here and there. I am able to floor big guns when it comes to rankings very easily. Google may not admit it but pretty sure Blogger gets some preference.
Allow you to move to a custom domain- If you don’t feel like having the.blogspot extension on your domain name, you can move to a custom domain. Google has a partnership with GoDaddy and all you have to do is buy a domain name for a few dollars a year.
Sounds great? Sure, and that is why I love Blogger. I might migrate to WordPress at some point but I will always have my Blogger blogs around. You can make lots of money with them.
Alvin Makoani has been blogging for sometime now. I have devoted my blogs to helping bloggers out there achieve success with their blogs. I invite you to go check my blog Earn money online for tips, advice and free resources on how to make your blog better and be able to make money out of it. Just head over to http://earnmoneyonlinetalk.blogspot.com