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Old 06-09-2015, 11:31 AM
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Default Would you use a free website like wix?

Still doing research on how to start a blog...I was curious to know if anyone uses free website services for their websites or blogs? Places like wix, weebly, or webs.com - are these good places to start? I know most on here are big fans of WordPress...however, I was just curious if anyone has ever used these sites for a blog or website? Or perhaps a website builder? If so, do they allow you to use ads or generate revenue?

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Old 06-10-2015, 07:25 PM
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I use blogspot for my site, but did buy a domain so it's not a blogspot.com. It's free and you can use ads.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:42 PM
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If you're just starting out and testing the waters, a free blog or site is a great way to start. If you are in it for the long haul, it's really worth buying your own site/domain. If you're going to work really hard promoting something, I think it's worth owning the site/blog you are promoting.

In the past, Google/BlogSpot has taken down many make money type blogs and blogs with any money making stuff on them, except for AdSense of course.
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:01 AM
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I use a free website builder called Ucoz and I like it very much. Weebly has also taken down sites that they considered free money websites. I had a site with them and they shut it down. That's when I switched to Ucoz. I plan on upgrading with them.
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:48 PM
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I use Blogger and Weebly, but I do have my own domain name. I use Weebly to set up the website and then link from there to Blogger for my blog. I use a subdomain for the blog, so it's on the same website domain.

I've never had a problem with either, but it's all new and doesn't get much traffic. I like that Weebly has paid plans for when you start getting more traffic or need more space, so you don't have to move the whole thing to another place.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:51 AM
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My very first blog was blogspot.com I've also used weebly, webs, etc and all. Just depends on what you're writing about!
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:31 PM
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I am blown away with the responses love this community and the questions so much I'm learning here. !!
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:46 PM
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I personally have a online business with Wix. I found some of the other web hosting site was just to hard to get started on. I like Wix because all you have to do is click and drag. At the present, I do not have my own domain name so I am using their for now. My site is fairly new and I am using the free site for right now.
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Old 07-14-2015, 04:03 PM
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Thanks everyone - I too am interested in having a website/blog - but even using Pinterest for ideas, there's a lot out there.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:41 PM
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If you will be promoting paid to sites I don't recommend blogger.
I had a really good blog there a while back promoting paid to sites.
I had lots of traffic and success and then boom out of no where my blog was deleted and I was devastated.
So be careful who you choose to blog with and what kind of content you will be promoting.
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