You’ve spent some time on WordPress.com, customized your site and sank countless hours into creating interesting posts for your readers. But now that you’re growing a little, you’ve started to realize that using WordPress.com to host your blog may not be the best idea if you’re serious about long-term growth.
Even if this scenario doesn’t describe your situation, it should come as no surprise that WordPress.com, while being a fantastic introduction to the platform, doesn’t offer the same advantages as self-hosting. Switching to a self-hosted WordPress blog will, for example, enable you to run ads on your site and experiment with all sorts of plugins and themes without any limitations.
If any of those seem like good enough reasons to make the switch, then stick around and go through our step by step guide to migrating your WordPress.com in a matter of hours (tops!).