Not sure if you want to create a website or start blogging to make money online? Learn the difference between WordPress, XsitePro and Site Build It to help you decide which program would be better for you.
Websites come in all shapes and sizes and each, in their own way, can help you create an original site.
WordPress blogging software comes two ways; free (WordPress.com) or you purchase a paid hosting plan (WordPress.org) from any web hosting company.
Free – You do not own the domain. Your blog would be a sub-domain. You can create a free blog, but you can not use any advertising, linking to 3rd party sites or any affiliate links on your blog. Many people are using this method and have been able to make money online, but if you do and you are reported, they will lock your blog, so all the time you have put into building the blog, will be lost.
All of the plugs for this software is only available with paid hosting as you can not upload any to the free software.
If you are wanting to make money online, using the free blogging script would not be what you are looking for. The upside of creating a free blog, is that it can help you connect with other people that have the same ideals as you or keep you connected with friends and family.
Paid hosting from any web hosting company – You purchase a domain name with web hosting, and by adding this software to your domain, you have complete control over it. Once you have your hosting plan in place and install this blogging script to it, you will able to add affiliate links, advertising and all the other ways to get you started on making money online. You can even move your free blog to a paid hosting account.
Many hosting companies have a quick installation of different blogging scripts that you can put onto your domain, before you purchase any hosting plan, check to see if they have the quick install available.
Once your hosting account is set up, you can add this blogging script to your domain usually within a few hours.
You also have many hundreds of plugins available; create a Google sitemap, quick install of Google AdSense, hundreds of different templates available, search engine optimization for your blog, and these are just to name a few. Each plugin gives you directions on how to install onto your blog.
This blogging software does not analyze each page to see if it is optimized for the search engines nor does it have a place to store your affiliate links.
Xsitepro – This is a web design software package that you purchase for a one time fee. This program has many great features; create a sitemap quickly, upload to your hosting account with a click of the mouse, analyze each page for search engine optimization, add Google AdSense, and affiliate links quickly to pages and much more.
If you already have a website niche idea, and have done keyword research, Xsite pro can help you create a group of small mini websites, a sales page or a very large site quickly.
This is a wysiwyg (what you see is what you get) program, but you can also edit the HTML code for each page you create. If you want to start creating your site right after your purchase, there is a help tutorial built-in or you can take the quick view tutorial before you build.
Xsitepro lets you create multiple sites and you only need to purchase the program once. So once you purchase a web hosting plan, you can create sub or add-on domains within it and use this program to create multiple sites.
Even though you will need web hosting with WordPress.org or XSitepro, many affordable hosting plans can be found to fit almost any budget.
Site Build It – This is an all-in-one, site-hosting, site-building, domain registration and site-marketing program. It has EVERYTHING you need to help you create a successful website ; step by step tutorial, block by block web page builder , keyword and market research, and much more.
If you don’t have a website niche idea or know the first thing about building your own website, the SBI 10-day action guide is your step by step tutorial to help you learn the correct way on how to create a website.
The price for SBI is a re-occurring yearly fee, so if you are wanting to build multiple sites then you would need to purchase the program for each site.
WordPress may be the cheapest way to start, but if you are looking for long term, another program may give you more room to grow with less expense in the long run.
Whichever program you decide to go with to help you build a website, take the time to get to know the software and learn all the features it has. This can save you time and money down the road.