I was really inspired by another blog that I bought it's own domain name for. It blew me away how much more traffic that site received after I made the move. It went from 100s of visitor a month to 1000s of visitors a month. I didn't even worry about trying to get more links to that site either. All I did was make sure I made a new post every week. The traffic didn't come all at once either. It gradually increased month over month and still is on the rise.
|The red line indicates when I purchased the domain name.|
The blue lines shows how many visitors came to the site.
Now I don't expect this site to take off quite like the other one, but any increase in traffic and website authority will be greatly welcomed. I will need to roll up my sleeves a bit and be ready to write a new post every week, but I think I can handle it with all my shopping experiences I want to share, and my vast wisdom on personal finance.
I highly recommend people to use blogger.com if they are interested in starting a small blog/website. It is easy enough for novices to get started with and you don't need to know any technical knowledge on webdesign. But the biggest reason is the price. At $10 a year it is a steal.