I recently moved my site to a shared hosting plan, something I thought I had done through wordpress.com and then found out I was wrong . However not all was lost, I wound up purchasing a shared hosting plan through a recommended provider at wpbeginner.com which allowed me to take advantage of their free blog transfer.
The process took a couple days but I didn’t have to worry about screwing anything up and the customer service was very friendly.
I wanted to share this experience with others that might not be aware of the difference between wp.com and wp.org. If you are not sure of the difference, here is a link to the tutorial at wpbeginner.com.
And here is the link to their free transfer service.
As always thank you for reading and be sure to follow on the new site, take care and cheers to your success!