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Which is more profitable--a self-hosted blog or a website?

  1. Johanna Anderson profile image59
    Johanna Andersonposted 5 years ago

    The subject line says it all.

    1. WryLilt profile image85
      WryLiltposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Most basic websites these days are made on blog style themes such as Wordpress.org

      It doesn't matter if your content is on pages or posts... as long as it has good keywords and Google can find it.

      (Some top SEO experts argue that pages hold more value than posts but this has yet to be proven.)

  2. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 5 years ago

    the difference in "blog" and "website" is very fuzzy.

    It would be harder to make money on a true "web-log" but that isnt set in stone either.

    They are pretty much synonymous these days.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It really depends what you mean by a blog.  If you mean "blog" in the original sense, which was an online diary full of personal musings, events in your life, or articles on a variety of subjects, then that's definitely just an ego trip and won't make any money. 

      Both websites and blogs need to be focussed on a particular topic these days. The only real difference between them is that blog posts (usually) show a date of posting, and blogs are regularly updated - whereas websites may not be.

  3. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    It depends.

  4. Cheeky Girl profile image72
    Cheeky Girlposted 5 years ago

    I have both blogs and websites, and they all make money, but the websites (with my own domains) make more money now than even hubs. If you have good content then you will be fine. Find a good profitable niche and you are going to do well.

    It takes time to build a following for a new website and blog. The more you put into it, the more you potentially get out of it.