Ive recently been looking into the difference between the two platforms, as I’m interested in upgrading this website.
I’ve found a great resource called WordPressBeginer.com which has a ton of resource for us bloggers, and maybe even has some value for those of us wanting to branch out a little further into the big bad world of ecommerce!
Long story short, these guys say that you are better to start off with a WordPress.org site as you get to have complete control over your site from the start.
While WordPress.com is free, its limited in what you can do. As as you grow as a blogger, or online entrepreneur you’ll quickly outgrow it.
Then again, if all you want is a powerful, fairly flexible blogging platform, WordPress.com is perfectly fine.
There are a load of great articles on WordPressbeginner.com, but as you know, I love a nice infographic, so here is the question answered, in graphical form. Click the infographic to go through to the original article.