Who needs a blog?
You do. You may not know you do, but you do.
With a blog from South Metro Web Designs, you can:
Tell your story
Write about important topics
Promote your cause
Teach a class
Document your travels
Show off your recipes
Earn money with ads and product affiliation links
The blog we create for you
We will build you a blog, prices start at $195* (from template, custom built could be higher).
Plus we can provide the hosting for your blog for $79 / year.
Or you can choose to host your blog somewhere else, we can still build it starting at $195*.
Domain registration is available through many providers. Click here to visit our domain page.
When we build your blog, you retain complete control over it. No ads are inserted (unless you insert them), and you can choose to have affiliate links to make money.
You are never locked in. If you’re not satisfied with our hosting you can move your blog to another host. Complete and intact.
"Free" blog sites
Yes there are plenty of free blogging platforms out there. The problem with them is:
Adds – Like they say, if you’re not paying for a product, then you are the product. Many free blogs insert their ads on your page.
Limited functionality – For free you get something, but pay and you’ll get more. Pay more and you get more, so on and so on. See below for price comparisons.
Unable to monetize – Free sites won’t let you include your own ads or affiliate links.
Locked in – Most free blog platforms lock you in to their proprietary system, you cannot move your blog to another system. Some have an export feature, but they usually just export the posts, not the basic design of the blog.
We can also custom build your blog for you
Compare "free" blogging sites
One of the biggies. for free you get their drag and drop page building system. But you don’t get to use your own domain, and their ads are inserted.
To be able to use your domain and get rid of the ads prices start at $168 per year and go up to $468 per year for as long as you use them.
Actually not free, prices start at $144 per year after a 14 day trial period. Seems like a good platform, but that’s a bit pricey.
Wait, don’t we use WordPress? Actually there are two versions of WordPress. With a self hosted blog like we build for you we use the full version of the WordPress software, which is open source and free.
But WordPress has their own hosted platform. For free you get a limited version of the WordPress software, their ads, and have to use their domain (yourblog.wordpress.com). For $48 per year they let you use your domain (you can get one here), and ads are removed. For $96 per year you get access to more features, but to be able to use the full version of WordPress it’s $400 per year.
Note: domain is not included in above estimates.
*$195 is for the design of the blog itself. A $49/year software license is required, along with hosting and domain.
Fast service – Up front pricing – No hidden fees.