It’s time for this weeks Coaching Connection and today’s question comes from Millie!
Thank you so much for your question in our group, Millie!
You received many comments regarding blog hosting including:
- WordPress as the sole host
- outsourcing the entire job
- Fiverr for outsourcing
- A2 Hosting
- And johnoverall.com
The two I am most familiar with are WordPress and Squarespace, so that’s what I’ll be covering today.
WordPress.org is an option that many freelancers use, and it is not difficult to understand. There are a variety of options available for templates that you fill in the blanks. This can even be overwhelming to the new user, but take your time. Remember, you can always log in later on and replace/upgrade. Your business should always be a work in progress. Bluehost does offer hosting for WordPress : https://wordpress.org/hosting/.
WordPress.org is easy to figure out and literally takes minutes to set up. On their website they recommend:
- Find a Web Host and get great hosting while supporting WordPress at the same time.
- Download & Install WordPress with our famous 5-minute installation. Feel like a rock star.
- Read the Documentation and become a WordPress expert yourself, impress your friends.
Another cool feature of WordPress.org is the available plugins to help with SEO. I really like that, as well as other plugins and add-ons that can make your life easier,and your content valuable.
I love Squarespace because for $8/month, you get the most basic plan…but it’s far from basic when you are just starting out. You get your own domain name and plenty of storage. The plans, like I said, go up from there, but if you know how big (or small) your business is now, you can gauge how much you want to spend on your site.
If you are a creative person, trying to get your business done, Squarespace might be the best place for you. You do not have to worry about coding and plug ins (leave that to the experts).
Another reason I like Squarespace is when I post a new blog post, I never have to edit anything (unless I am connecting a new article), it is all right there. The scheduling makes it mindless and streamlines every single post for me. It’s like having your own virtual assistant.
The choice is yours, Millie! If you want a place to post your freelance work/services, I would go with the affordable Squarespace. If you are looking to up your business to something big one day, Worpress may the best option.