In the world of blogging for money, there has been a lot of debate as to which is the better blogging platform, Blogger or WordPress. Although you can get both programs for free, in this article we'll be discussing the free version of Blogger hosted by Blogger and the free version of WordPress hosted on your own domain. Although they can both be used for making money, there are some major differences that should be noted.
Blogger is, by far, the most popular free hosted blogging platform around. Hundreds of people use it for their affiliate marketing projects everyday, and some even make a full time income from doing so. One large advantage that Blogger has over WordPress is that it has Google juice from the get go. It's much easier and faster to rank a blogger for your keywords than it is a self hosted WordPress blog. This gives your affiliate links and AdSense code exposure much faster and with a lot less work involved.
As Blogger is the most popular free hosted blogging platform around, WordPress is the most popular self hosted blogging platform around. One of the biggest advantages to WordPress is that there are literally hundreds of different plugins that can be added to modify the program. From SEO to contact forms to forum plugins, the sky is the limit as to what can be done with WordPress.
So, which is better? Many hardcore internet marketers would easily vote for WordPress due to its versatility. However, there are many who have gotten along just fine using Blogger. In fact, most budding internet marketers start out by using Blogger. In the end, the question should really be, which is better for you? If your focus is primarily on selling affiliate products then you'll probably do just fine with Blogger. But, if your interest lies in list building and website flipping, then you'll likely want to invest in a domain and use WordPress instead. The answer, in the end, is really up to you.