Starting a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog – Part 1: Benefits of Self-Hosted Blog

I receive emails regularly from TechReaders.com visitors who want to start their own Self-Hosted WordPress Blog. Before I continue further, let me just give you brief detail about what is Self-Hosted blog. To be very précised, a self-hosted blog is a blog on your Web Servers without involving any third party like blogger or wordpress.com. So, instead of having a blog like youname.blogger.com or yourname.wordpress.com, you will have a youname.com blog. In this and some future articles, I will guide you how you can start a cost effective self-hosted wordpress blog. This is not a rocket science and you all will learn it quickly. You just need to keep yourself updated with the future tutorials. This series of guides will consist of following tutorials:

  1. Benefits of having a self-hosted blog
  2. Cost Effective/Low Price Domain Registrars and Web Servers
  3. Installation of WordPress CMS (Content Management System)
  4. Finding Free Themes
  5. Finding, Installation and a list of Useful Plugins
  6. How to Start Writing
  7. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  8. Monetization (Making Money)


Benefits of Having a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog

In this article we discuss the benefits of having a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog. I will write all the benefits in points so, there won’t be any ambiguity but if you still have questions, do not hesitate to ask.

  • Control, Copy Rights and Money Making

You will have control over your blog unlike other third party platforms like wordpress.com or blogger.com. If you don’t want to pay any money, these third party platforms are best to start with. But if you are serious about making money with your content, and copyrights, self-hosted blogs are the only way you can do so.

  • Save Yourself from the Hassle of Transferring Visitors to Another Location

If you are blogging on third party platforms, and you think you are going to be popular in future, you won’t be facing the hassle of redirecting your visitors to a new location.

  • Tons of Themes for Your Blog

You can choose hundred and thousand of free and paid themes for your blog to ensure that your blog looks fresh and unique to your visitors.

  • Free WordPress Software

You don’t pay anything for WordPress software. That means, once you have started a self-hosted blog, you just pay for hosting and domain name. But again, a hosting provides much more benefits over having just a blog. You can host your other websites, start another blog, etc.

  • Easy Installation

Installing news themes are plugins are as easy as eating sweets. We will talk about his step in future tutorials but here we just stick to the benefits of self-hosted blogs.

  • Customization

You can change the layout of your blog with the help of widgets. You can modify the code according to your needs.

  • No Technical Knowledge Required

You don’t have to be technical to start a self-hosted blog. You don’t need to have knowledge of DNS, IPs, MySQL etc.

  • Make Money with Your Content

You write your own content and unique content brings traffic which helps you make money.

  • Build a Brand

You build your brand name and it’s a user’s psyche that he/she thinks, that a self-hosted blog would be more authentic and legitimate than a blog on third party platform.

From this discussion we can conclude that having a self-hosted wordpress blog is like living in your own Permanent house and living in a Rented House. There are a lot more benefits of self-hosted blog than these few. Please ask any questions you might have. I will be glad if I can be of any help.

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5 Responses to "Starting a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog – Part 1: Benefits of Self-Hosted Blog"

  1. Savannah says:

    Awesome blog!

    I thought about starting my own blog too but I’m just too lazy so, I guess Ill just have to keep checking yours out.

  2. Ali says:

    I really like you blog. And thank you very much for writing something for new bloggers. Keep it up!

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