Question about blogs and domains

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by ButcherPete, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. ButcherPete

    ButcherPete Regular Member

    Jan 10, 2012
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    Hi everyone...

    I'm totally new to IM and looking forward to my first sale. I picked out a niche that I think is popular and has a lot of money being spent on it, but is not totally saturated. I threw up a quick blog about it with my affiliate links in it and did a ton of link building.

    However, I was trying to avoid spending any of my actual money on this project until I made a little bit. But since my free blog and free link building has not made me any sales (or even very many page impressions :() I've come around to the idea that I'm going to have to look at this as an INVESTMENT. They always say: takes money to make money.

    So I buckled down and purchased both a domain name and a hosting package today. My question is, is there a way to get my existing blog on to that domain? (it's currently hosted with Blogger) I can export my blog as an .xml file, but it looks like that's only meant to be imported back into another blog service, like Wordpress or something.

    - Does Blogger or Wordpress offer a site-building tool for webmasters who have their sites hosted elsewhere, or do I have to buy the domain through Blogger or Wordpress to use their editing interface?

    - Is there a piece of software anyone can recommend that will let me make professional looking blogs quickly? As in, picking and choosing a template like you do on Wordpress?

    I'd really appreciate any solutions or advice. Thanks!
  2. ellelebelle

    ellelebelle Newbie

    Jan 27, 2012
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    Full Time IMer
    Atlanta, Ga
    Blogger and Wordpress are fairly simple to understand and navigate through. With Blogger, you can export your entire blog and import it onto Wordpress. I have done it before without any issues.

    **Make sure you are logged into your gmail/blogger account.
    Then in a new tab..login to Wordpress

    Wordpress > Sidebar > Tools> Import > Choose Blogger> Install Importer> Grant Access > Then select the blog you want to import.

    To make the Wordpress look professional... do a few searches on Google for free Wordpress templates that you can download and install a new theme.

    Wordpress> Sidebar> Apearance> Themes > Install New > Upload.

    Hope this helps!