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Old 05-18-2013, 05:12 PM
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I've reading thorugh a lot of posts and have gotten some great information. My question is this: If I start a blog according to my niche in order to start making money in affiliate marketing, what is the difference between setting it up in a platform like blogger.com vs. wordpress? Thank you for all of your help inadvance!

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Old 05-18-2013, 05:39 PM
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I've used wordpress before, and they're pretty good. I've never used blogger, though. So, if there is a difference, I wouldn't know. I would imagine they're about the same. They're both pretty reputable. Though, I see wordpress being used more often than any others I've seen out there. Another one I see quite a bit is blogspot.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:14 AM
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You would want to set up a self hosted wordpress blog. So buy a domain name (from Go Daddy), get a hosting account (from Host Gator) and then use the wordpress platform. Don't use the free wordpress.com or blogger platforms because you want to own your property. Those are free and have a lot of limitations. Just best to start out right and have a self hosted blog.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:18 AM
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Angie's right. Plus you aren't even allowed to put affiliate links on a wordpress.com blog, so that should be out of the equation right from the start if your goal is affiliate marketing.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:44 AM
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Blogger and Wordpress are owned by someone who has the control to take down your blog and then all of your hard work will just be gone.

Don't waste your time.

As the ladies said, you want to own your own virtual real estate and you do so by getting your own domain and hosting.

Within your hosting site, they have a "Wordpress" blog builder that you just have to click to set up.

This is what serious affiliate marketers use. The Wordpress system, not wordpress.com.
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:10 AM
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Yes I agree with the above. Select a domain name closely linked to the products you want to sell. Set up wordpress. However you can also test out Hubpages and Squidoo for affiliate links. They are authority sites so you could create some posts and link them back to your main site as well.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:35 AM
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I started off with blogger and then switched to wordpress. I really liked wordpress but having to do the SEO and such was a pain since I was pretty clueless on what to do. It took me a long time to get it all up and running to where it was being viewed on google search. I eventually went back to blogger as it was free and they did the SEO for you. I do have some regrets, but I stopped making money when facebook changed their exposure terms and paying for hosting really was not an option anymore. =/
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:42 AM
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I agree. It's better to set up your own server via GoDaddy or HostGator and use Wordpress on the back end or your own site. Plus, there are quite a lot of limitations from the free version.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:35 AM
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Definitely wordpress! It's one of the most powerful way of blogging as compared to bloggers/blogspot !
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:19 PM
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Never used Wordpress before. I only used Blogger. Blogger is easy to use.
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