Switching to a wordpress plugin

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#1

I bought my domain name through dreamhost, and moved the hosting to wordpress.com just because I didn’t know a thing! Now I kinda do and would like to switch back to using dreamhost to host, and install a wordpress plugin. Does this mean that I will then be able to have advertising on my blog (eventually)?
Will my premium upgrade that I paid for with wordpress.com also be transferred to this plugin?
And does anyone have any tips or good step by step instructions they used to make the switch?


#2

You can have advertising on your sites hosted here, but your paid upgrades will not transfer over. If the analogy helps, paying Starbucks for a Gold Card doesn’t get you and perks at another coffee shop.

WordPress has directions on how to move from .COM: http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org

If you have problems with it, I do recommend hiring them for the guided transfer. It works.