In this article, I’m going to quickly discuss the differences between WordPress options (.com and .org). Then I’ll show you exactly how to set up a professional website. Self-hosted, custom theme.

I felt inclined to write an article about the difference between and because I am seeing so many people making the mistake and choosing the wrong one. Yes, has its place. But if you are trying to have a professional website or blog. Going with a .org is a complete must.

To be clear: WordPress is a software that is free to use. But the one major difference between and is who’s actually hosting your website. is a great platform to create a blog and to engage with other blog people. It’s almost like a social media platform. Very limited in design capabilities and you as the blog “owner” doesn’t, in fact, own the property like you do a self-hosted website.

I see all too often is people want to launch a professional Website or Blog and they choose .com instead of .org.

If you are serious about your business or project. Please don’t choose


The two main reasons this is such a big mistake is:

  1. You do not own your domain on and therefore do not get your own domain without the ugly in it.
  2. You cannot customize your website professionally.

Let take a look at the differences:


  • Easy to set up. No messing with hosting or domains
  • 100% Free
  • Easy to customized.


  • You don’t own your blog. (It might as well be a facebook page because that’s how much you don’t own your WordPress url).
  • No Plugins (Want to do something cool on your site? Sorry-not here)
  • A limited amount of themes both Free and Paid.

  • Pros:
  • 100% free to download
  • Use any theme
  • Unlimited potential for design and coding.
  • Professional
  • Numerous Plugins
  • You control everything on the site from design to monetization.
  • You get to build something of real value over time.


  • You Pay for hosting (for a small price of $3.95 if you choose Siteground)
  • Set up and install WordPress
  • You have to develop your website( this may seem scary at first but I am going to give you a simple solution on how you can become a WordPress Wizard in 1 day).

The pros of tremendously outweigh the cons. Which is why 54% of all CMS(content management system) usage is with WP.


Once you have made the decision to create a website using on a self-hosted domain you are now faced with

How Do I Start?

There are many resources on Youtube that will teach you how to start building a website using Very quickly you can go from zero knowledge to having a firm grasp on how to get up a professional looking blog.

Last note: I HIGHLY recommend using Siteground hosting and the Divi theme to create your website. 

Here are some great additional resources:

How To Set Up WordPress On Siteground. 

A-Z How To Make A Beautiful Website With Divi

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