Attention blogspot bloggers! Let me ask you a question. Are you guys blogging for fun, or blogging to add some supplemental income? Most of you will answer with “fun”. That’s great guys. I think it’s cool that you are blogging. Even if it’s on a free hosted site, it’s cool that you’re writing. But those of you who are thinking about making money online, you shouldn’t bother with blogspot. It’s true that there are a few blogspot blogs that make some nice cash. But most blogspot blogs are hard to monetize. First off, it’s difficult to project a professional image with a blank.blogspot blog. Secondly, if you’re going to invest hours upon hours into your blog, wouldn’t your rather host it yourself? Wouldn’t you rather have it on your own unique domain name and brand? Moving away from blogspot is the obvious option if you are serious about making money online with you blog.
I think it all boils down to how much an hour of your time is worth. Well, how much is it worth to you? It should be worth at least $10. Guess what? Domain names are ten bucks. That means that if you spent more then an hour on your blogspot blog, you already spent $10 on your free hosted blog. Why not go the extra inch and buy your own domain name. (Cheap Ass) And if you spend more then 2 hours a month on your blog, then you should go the extra mile by investing in your own webhost. It’s less then $10 a month and you can get a free domain name.