If you are thinking about starting a free blog you are at right place. In this guide, I will show you how to start a free blog on various most popular blogging platforms.
I think you want to start a blog because you want to make an identity on the internet or want to help people or you may want to become a writer or want to grow your business with blogging or you want to earn an income by blogging.
If you just want to test it and check how it works you can start with free blogging platforms but if you are serious about blogging and want to earn a living from blogging you should not go to this free path.
In future, I will bring a complete guide on how to make a blog.
There are a lot of blogging platforms available but some of them are most popular and easiest blogging platform like
Blogger.com is the property of Google and you can make a free blog which will be www.yourname.blogspot.com but if you buy a domain which is pretty cheaper these days your blog will be www.yourname.com.
If you make a free blog on wordpress.com which is run by automatic your blog name will be www.yourname.wordpress.com.
What are Advantages and Disadvantages of Free Blog
To make a professional blog you need a domain name and hosting, fortunately, both blogger and wordpress.com offer free hosting.
Blogger offers totally free hosting while wordpress.com has paid plans too.
If you use blogger.com you can monetize your content only by Google Adsense and that is totally free.
But if you want to monetize your content using wordpress.com you have to choose a premium plan. But in this option, you have the option to monetize by any ad network along with Google Adsense.
If we talk about domain name than these two platforms do not offer free domain while they provide a free subdomain on their own domain.
There is no such disadvantage of using these two platforms if you want to practice. But if you are looking to make an income you should buy a domain.
The domain you buy will be yours if you have paid annual fee for the domain and if you become successful to make it a brand you can further resell it at a profit.
There are some advantages of paid hosting over free hosting. Let’s check out how to start a free blog and master the art of blogging.
How to Start a Free Blog
How to Create a Blog on Blogger
To start a blog on blogger.com (or blogspot.com) you simply need a Gmail account. If you have a Gmail account you can use to login to blogger.com.
If you don’t have Gmail account simply create a Gmail account and use it to log in to your blogger account.
I created a video on this watch it and if you want to read it continue reading, below this video :
Go to Blogger.com and click on Create your Blog.
Enter your Gmail id and password to log in to Blogger. Then click on create new blog.
Enter Title for your blog, Blog URL if that is available and Choose Theme for the blog. Now click on Create Blog.
Click on Post to create a new post and similarly, you can add pages from pages tab.
If you want to change header image and favicon image select layout option. Using this option you can add more gadgets like Popular Posts, Blog Search options and click on save arrangement.
How to Create a Blog on WordPress.com
To start a blog on wordpress.com you will have to create an account with WordPress. It is very simple you have to enter your email id, username and desired password.
I created a detailed video on this. Watch this video or continue reading, below this video:
Go to WordPress.com and click on Get Started
Choose what type of property you want to create, we will click on Start with a blog
Enter name of WordPress blog
Choose Free and click on start with free
Enter your email address and password or continue with google
Now your blog is ready and to make changes to your blog click on my site. You can change the theme from theme menu.
You can add the new blog post and new pages from these menus.
You can customize WordPress themes from customize button
By using wordpress.com and blogger.com you can create a free blog easily.
If you have any query feel on how to start a free blog free to ask me. You can connect with me on my youtube channel.
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