Good morning, everyone! So whenever I get a question from more than one person, I feel like it’s something I need to address. Eventually, I will have it together enough to create a REAL FAQ, but today is not that day. That said, an oft-asked question is: what is the cost of blogging?
1. Domain – this will be ~$12/year.
2. Hosting – this runs the gamut of pricing. I would advise you this is a time where you get what you pay for. More expensive hosting typically leads to: better customer service for you, if you need it; less downtime for your site due to hosting issues; and generally better options as far as bandwidth and storage space.
That’s it. Everything else is free. Sure, there are premium upgrades (like themes, paid plugins, etc), but to run a self-hosted WordPress blog, the above two things are all you MUST have to get started sharing your unique voice and perspective with the world…but I’m about to get into a whole separate topic altogether, so let me stop.
I hope this helps! 🙂
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