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juanjermyn




msg:4106915
 10:43 am on Mar 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi all. I'm new to this so please be gentle :)

I want to develop a blog which is based around coaching sport. The idea is then there will be a pdf of each session blogged about that the user can click on and buy for a few pence. Is it feasible to use a generic blog account for this eg blogspot, or do I need to buy a domain, hosting etc ?

 

tangor




msg:4106931
 11:28 am on Mar 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

You can blog from one of the blogging sites, of course, but marketing from them is problematic. Domains and hosting is so cheap these days that is a more controllable (owned) way to proceed.

brotherhood of LAN




msg:4106936
 11:36 am on Mar 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

Agreed with tangor, hosting/domains are so cheap, some services offer a free domain with hosting, while some offer free hosting with the domain.

You can get a very basic server setup with modest disk space and bandwidth for $30US a year.

Oh, and welcome to the forums juanjermyn! :)

juanjermyn




msg:4106938
 11:46 am on Mar 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks fellas. I will look at some of the cheaper domain hosting. I guess that is more flexible as well as I can develop the site if I want rather than stick to a blogs templates.

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