Weebly for a blog



  • I am starting a blog. Going to document my PS proweless, and other technical knowledge, along with a generalized resume. A portfolio if you will. Since I bought my domain from domain.com, they provide me with weebly free of charge. WordPress costs money, and I am kind of bootstrapping this right now.

    Goals is to start generating revenue for this blog to be self sufficient in costs. I know it won't generate enough revenue for me to quit my job and live on. Once additional money comes in, I would start to upgrade the site to better technologies, such as WordPress or Grav, etc.

    Is it okay to start out with Weebly or will I be shooting myself in the foot when I try to go to something else later on?



  • I've never liked how limiting Weebly is. I realize you want to do this for as little as possible but a Vultr instance at $2.50 per month is nearly free. You can setup your own WordPress install for free and get setup properly right from the start.



  • @nerdydad said in Weebly for a blog:

    I am starting a blog. Going to document my PS proweless, and other technical knowledge, along with a generalized resume. A portfolio if you will. Since I bought my domain from domain.com, they provide me with weebly free of charge. WordPress costs money, and I am kind of bootstrapping this right now.

    Goals is to start generating revenue for this blog to be self sufficient in costs. I know it won't generate enough revenue for me to quit my job and live on. Once additional money comes in, I would start to upgrade the site to better technologies, such as WordPress or Grav, etc.

    Is it okay to start out with Weebly or will I be shooting myself in the foot when I try to go to something else later on?

    I did google ads for a 1 million+ visits per month website a while back, that that barely brought in $30/month.

    In comparison, I feel my current blog is pretty hoppin', and only brings in about 25k visits per month. I will probably never show ads, but if I did, it probably wouldn't be much worth it. That, and I don't want to be an infection vector from bad ad networks.

    If I ever did display ads on my website, they would be actual images with a link, that rotate... it's WordPress, there are a ton of Ad tools for any kind of configuration needed.

    You'd have to turn it into a full time job to make it worth it using Google Ads for example.

    Most money comes from cost per click ads. This works if your ads are highly relevant to the content of your page with them ads, and people actually click the ads.
    Cost per view ads work well too, but you need a ton more visits for those to be worth it.



  • Use WordPress. I’ll host it for free. PM me.



  • @tim_g said in Weebly for a blog:

    @nerdydad said in Weebly for a blog:

    I am starting a blog. Going to document my PS proweless, and other technical knowledge, along with a generalized resume. A portfolio if you will. Since I bought my domain from domain.com, they provide me with weebly free of charge. WordPress costs money, and I am kind of bootstrapping this right now.

    Goals is to start generating revenue for this blog to be self sufficient in costs. I know it won't generate enough revenue for me to quit my job and live on. Once additional money comes in, I would start to upgrade the site to better technologies, such as WordPress or Grav, etc.

    Is it okay to start out with Weebly or will I be shooting myself in the foot when I try to go to something else later on?

    I did google ads for a 1 million+ visits per month website a while back, that that barely brought in $30/month.

    In comparison, I feel my current blog is pretty hoppin', and only brings in about 25k visits per month. I will probably never show ads, but if I did, it probably wouldn't be much worth it. That, and I don't want to be an infection vector from bad ad networks.

    If I ever did display ads on my website, they would be actual images with a link, that rotate... it's WordPress, there are a ton of Ad tools for any kind of configuration needed.

    You'd have to turn it into a full time job to make it worth it using Google Ads for example.

    Most money comes from cost per click ads. This works if your ads are highly relevant to the content of your page with them ads, and people actually click the ads.
    Cost per view ads work well too, but you need a ton more visits for those to be worth it.

    I was actually considering using affeliate links from products and services that I use.



  • @nashbrydges said in Weebly for a blog:

    I've never liked how limiting Weebly is. I realize you want to do this for as little as possible but a Vultr instance at $2.50 per month is nearly free. You can setup your own WordPress install for free and get setup properly right from the start.

    You'll notice performance issues in an instance that small unless you aren't backing your site with a database.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Weebly for a blog:

    @nashbrydges said in Weebly for a blog:

    I've never liked how limiting Weebly is. I realize you want to do this for as little as possible but a Vultr instance at $2.50 per month is nearly free. You can setup your own WordPress install for free and get setup properly right from the start.

    You'll notice performance issues in an instance that small unless you aren't backing your site with a database.

    Either way, its better than what I have now. Its not fully loading on weebly.

    Nerdydad.me



  • @nerdydad said in Weebly for a blog:

    @scottalanmiller said in Weebly for a blog:

    @nashbrydges said in Weebly for a blog:

    I've never liked how limiting Weebly is. I realize you want to do this for as little as possible but a Vultr instance at $2.50 per month is nearly free. You can setup your own WordPress install for free and get setup properly right from the start.

    You'll notice performance issues in an instance that small unless you aren't backing your site with a database.

    Either way, its better than what I have now. Its not fully loading on weebly.

    Nerdydad.me

    Most web hosting plans allow unlimited domains and such, so I'm sure someone here can help out. I seen someone above offer. Anything will be better than weebly


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