I am investigating advertising on my blog which is mostly of interest in one country to an ABC-type audience.
There are two types of advertising I would like to run.
(1) Jobs, property, cars, discounts offers where I can create a new tab and enter the advertisement details as a listing. Advertisers would pay me for each listing.
(2) Banner-type sponsorship advertising, where a company would buy a surround to the scree with their brand and ad.
I have studied the advertising sections on WP.
I think my only option is to buy a domain (eg myblog.org) and buy a hosting package that includes support for WP, transfer the blog to the new website and make the changes on what would then be my own hosted blog.
Sorry to bother you, but my question is, is my understanding correct and is this the only option - your VIP packages are way too expensive for me at this point and WP advertising is a bit of a distraction for the audience. I can't exactly see any prohibition on listing ads or banner type ads on WP's terms, but I might be missing that.
Many thanks for any guidance or suggestions
The blog I need help with is namawinelake.wordpress.com.