How to Start a Free Blog on Different Blogging Platforms

how to start a free blog

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.

how to start a free blog

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 :

Step 1

Go to Blogger.com and click on Create your Blog.

how to create a blog on blogger

Enter your Gmail id and password to log in to Blogger. Then click on create new blog.

Step 2

Enter Title for your blog, Blog URL if that is available and Choose Theme for the blog. Now click on Create Blog.

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Step 3

Click on Post to create a new post and similarly, you can add pages from pages tab.

how to create new post on blogger

how to create new page on blogger

Step 4

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.

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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:

Step  1

Go to WordPress.com and click on Get Started

how to create a blog on wordpress.com

Step 2

Choose what type of property you want to create, we will click on Start with a blog

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Step 3

Enter name of WordPress blog

wordpress blog name

Step 4

Choose Free and click on start with free

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Step 5

Enter your email address and password or continue with google

email and password

Step 6

Now your blog is ready and to make changes to your blog click on my site. You can change the theme from theme menu.

wordpress themes

Step 7

You can add the new blog post and new pages from these menus.

wordpress blog post pages

Step 8

You can customize WordPress themes from customize button

how to customize blog

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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How to Make Privacy Policy for Blog

blog privacy policy guide

If you are a blogger or a business then you must have a privacy policy page on your blog to be safe from lawsuits. Google also consider it as an important factor and that’s why for Adsense approval for your blog you need a privacy policy page published on your blog.

As google care about customers and before Adsense approval of any blog google ensure that website owner disclosed for what purpose he will use the data collected from his visitors.

Today we will see what is the importance of privacy policy page on your blog. Let’s check out blog privacy policy guide to make privacy policy.

blog privacy policy guide

Blog Privacy Policy Guide

What is Privacy Policy

Privacy policy is a kind of legal document or statement that explains how blog/organization will handle the information collected from his visitors, clients or customers.

Why do we need a Privacy Policy

Build Trust

Privacy policy declaration makes a transparent environment on the internet. A privacy policy tells our visitors that what information we are collecting and for what purpose we will use that information. This declaration makes a sense of faith in our visitors.

Customers and visitors are so worried about their personal information may be sold for marketing purpose. They are worried about a lot of spam phone calls and emails may lend to their inbox.

Therefore by telling users that their personal information will not be misused you make yourself an authentic business.

Protect from Legal Action

Privacy policy declares how and what information collected by you and any third party ads or affiliate networks. It declares how this information will be used and therefore protects you from any legal action.

Privacy Policy Laws

There are some associated laws about privacy policy in US and UK that may affect your website if you misuse visitors personal data. There are laws like CalOPPA (California Online Privacy Protection Act), COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act) and CAN SPAM Act.

CalOPPA is California Online Privacy Protection Act under which you declare if someone visits your site from California they be provided with a detailed privacy policy.

COPPA is Children Online Privacy Protection Act enforced by Federal Trade Commission, United States.  This declares that your whether your website is targeted to children under 13 or not and what information you collect from them.

COPPA declaration may protect your Adsense account.  Adsense allows 18+ ads (related to gambling, betting) but Adsense wants a declaration that your website content is not targeted to children under 13.

CAN SPAM Act is to protect the customer from spam practices by website owners. This law enforces physical address of business should be declared. And there should be email opt-out option in every email sent by a website.

How to Make Privacy Policy for Website

You can use free privacy policy websites to make a privacy policy for your website. On these websites you have to fill your website or App information. You have to tell for what purpose you make the website, what, how and why you want to collect information.

How you will protect information whether you are Payment Card Industry(PCI) complaints or not? Do you run a malware scan and whether you have SSL certificate to protect information or not?

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