Update: I did it! As you can see, I’m now budgetandthebeach.com! I’m still working on getting my subscribers moved over, so bear with me. Also dealing with a few other minor tweaks.
I’m going to start working on the ads portion now. Anything else you think I should add to this site?
I’ll have a bigger post about all of this on Monday!
I need advice from my readers!
I have been on the fence about moving my blog to being self-hosted for a long time.
The pros would be that I have my own domain, can start putting ads up, perhaps do a giveaway, and probably some more benefits I can’t think of right now.
The cons would potentially be that I feel more pressure to write more/better posts, that there would be a little money up front and to maintain a self-hosted site, that I won’t have time/be able to figure all the ad stuff, and that I won’t really make much off the ads anyway.
I’m at a crossroads I think. I’m feeling very frustrated today about my job search and my freelance career, and want to make every effort to make extra income that I can. And it’s just quite freeing to have something that is just my own. I wish I could elaborate more…
So help talk me through it. Is it worth it to go self-hosted, and is it possible to make a decent amount of side income?
Thanks so much for your advice!