This is meant for the working adults who have money to spare and those new to blogging.
Question : What is a domain?
A domain is the name of your site URL. There are millions of people in this world and if you are lucky, your name is still available for purchase. For me, I can only opt for chanlilian.net because someone else in this world had bought chanlilian.com.
It is very cheap to own a domain name. I am paying around RM35 per year for the name. Even if you are not interested to own a website, you can still buy up the domain for keepsake. In fact, I have just asked my 13 years old if he wants a domain name. I joked with him that one day he may become a very famous celebrity and then, he will have problem if someone else own his name.
Question : What is webhosting?
Webhosting is where your files are stored and people are able to acccess to your website. The webhost can be huge companies aka landlord (price more expensive) or smaller resellers aka renting room (cheaper) . The price for webhosting differs a lot. As for me, I am paying about RM150 per year for a smallish site. As for my parenting site, it goes several fold than my personal one.
Question : Is it very difficult to buy?
Nope. Just go to Malaysian Bloggers Forum and give a shout. If you are pretty, single, young and in skirt, chances are you will have plenty of free offers to help you. If you are male or ‘I am not a girl, not yet a grandma’ like me, chances are LiewCf, PaulTan, BryanSapiens (just to name a few) and many other guys will also offer to help you. Because they are very familiar with this. Just be ready to part with your money and you will get what you want within a day. A forum discussion is going on there.
Question : When should I do it? When my blog has thousands of unique hits per day?
NOW! Because you can preserve all your comments instead of them being wiped out by the free provider. Comments are priceless so it is worth keeping them.
Question : Isn’t this a waste of money?
If you write well,
maintain your blog nicely,
read 5xmom’s series of Blogging Art faithfully
plus staying in the loop within the Malaysian Bloggers Forum,
you can earn money with Google Adsense.
I have earned my webhosting fee within one month after I installed Google Adsense.