There are numerous blog platforms available to create your blog ranging from free to a monthly hosting fee. Explore the options, functionality, features and decide which blog solution is best for you.
My recommendations ...
www.Wordpress.com Wordpress.com is the top choice for a FREE blog (hosted on their servers) or you can download the software at www.Wordpress.org) and install it on your own server or through a web hosting service.
www.Typepad.com I use Typepad for this blog. I enjoy the overall platform and many of the features. Pricing starts at $4.95/month to $29.95 - each level adds additional storage, bandwidth and other features.
This is Google's easy-to-use blog platform
For Real Estate Professionals, there are a number of specialty blog platforms and solutions:
- Active Rain - I highly recommend considering a blog on the Active Rain Network for Real Estate Professionals. If you are just getting started with blogging, AR is easy to use and I have found the posts show up in the search engines frequently. See my previous posts about AR by clicking on the Active Rain Category in the right sidebar.
- Realty Blogging
- CREN Blog Community
- Real Town
For a Fee:
Real Estate Tomato Blogs - Cost: Varying (Custom Design from Scratch, Training Course)
RSS Pieces - Cost: $499 basic setup/ $699 custom setup and $69/mo hosting/support
Blogging Systems - Cost: range for most platforms $495 - $995 implementation; $19.95 - $49 per month per blog
Uberator - Real Estate template website and blog package
Real Estate Blogsites - email email@example.com for more info and pricing