I want to take time out of your today to sell you something that might be too good to be true. See, I’m a big fan of this platform called WordPress.com, which for me has been an awesome way to launch my magazine Flawed Masterpieces. Which is why I want to write this review of WordPress.
As someone who writes regularly, one of the greatest things I’ve found in gaining an audience has been using the WordPress.com platform. Designed for amateur and professional writers and artists, this website is awesome for anyone just starting as a blogger.
While anyone can join for free, there are a few upgrades you should consider if you’re at all serious about taking your blog to the next level.
Why Choose WordPress.com
Like I said, the biggest draw to creating a blog on WordPress.com is their ability to showcase your own talent. That means if you’re into writing poetry and snapping cool photographs, thise site has something to offer.
I began my own writing career for this blog as a Film Critic, though I also wrote poems here on the side. By finding a sizeable follower base, I’m able now to attract anywhere from 1000 to 10,000 views per month.
Just for writing poems!
That alone makes choosing WordPress a no-brainer if you’re at all serious about finding an audience for your own artistic pursuits. Best of all, WordPress.com has a huge artistic community built into their own reader. I can’t tell you how many networking connections I’ve made with poets, photographers, and general writers from across the globe. Just to give you an idea, as an American, my second biggest global audience is India.
And with 2 billion plus people online, the upside is only going to get bigger. Which is why now is the time to get your own WordPress.com site.
Which Plan to Choose
WordPress.com offers a few upgrades to choose from once you begin your writing career. I’ve taken the liberty to take a screenshot of their current options.
As you can see, WordPress.com offers four plans choose from. Most people will opt for the free plan, but once you begin uploading media files such as pictures and videos you’ll realize space might become an issue.
Which is why the plans featured here are so great.
Benefits of Purchasing a Plan
I began my own WordPress site here at Flawed Masterpieces with a personal plan, which allowed me to create my own custom domain. As well, you get upgraded to 6GB of data, which in my book is very generous for the very low cost of $4.00 per month.
However, things get better once you move up to a Premium Plan, which currently runs for $8.00 per month. With this option, you receive now up to 13 GB of data and have the ability to monetize your site with WordPress’s very own AdWords. While the prospect of making money is great, keep in mind that unless you plan on becoming a full-fledged business, you might want to start small.
However, if you’re really serious and committed to creating a full-fledged money making a blog, featuring your own personal art or articles, you’ll definitely want to set your eyes on the business plan, which runs for $16.00 per month. With this subscription, you now have a whopping unlimited data, along with unlimited premium themes and a very crucial ability to install Plugins on your site.
Again, while this may seem daunting, don’t fret too much.
You can always begin with a personal plan and test the waters out.
Why I Recommend Upgrading Your Free Plan
For an artist and poet like me, the biggest draw to using WordPress is the unlimited data you’re provided with a business plan. Not only does this provide a safe place for all of my pictures and video files, but allows me to create my own personal portfolios that I can share on the web with other artists and fans.
This includes sheet music files, video clips, and audio clips.
Best of all, I’m able to monetize my site using the AdWords features, which definitely can pay off if you stick with it in the long run.
But for me, I just like knowing that I’m in this site to win it.
Which is why I recommend you consider upgrading your own site.
As always, God bless and much love!