Thank you for stopping by, today I will be taking you through a Beginners guide on How to Start a Free Blog and Make Money in 2020. By free I mean starting a blog without paying any cash for either the domain name or the web hosting service.
In my previous article, I wrote a beginners guide on how to start a profitable blog in 30 minutes so feel free to check it out. I will link the article at the end of this blog post but first, let me guide you on how to start your own blog for free.
My aim is to help you create an amazing and functional blog for free and also earn using your free Blog. I know that starting a blog can seem overwhelming but just like swimming or kissing a girl, the idea seems hard at first but when done, it feels normal.
How to Start your own Blog in 6 Simple Steps within 20 minutes
- Pick a blog name
- Get your blog online
- Customize your Blog
- Write and Publish your first Blog
- Promote Your Blog
- Make money via your Blog
Now, Let’s Create an Awesome Blog Together.
Step 1: Pick A Blog Name
The first step to picking a good blog name is analyzing your topic, interests. passion or what you want to blog about.
Why go through all this?
Picking your blog name based on your topic of interest helps your readers to identify what your blog is all about. It is a good strategy for marking your territory and attracting your target audience.
A good blog name should be descriptive thus giving your readers a clue of what the entire site is all about. If you want to narrow down into a specific niche as a blogger, you should use a name suggesting your niche.
For example: If you are starting a business blog for small scale entrepreneurs, you can use “smallbiz.com” as your blog name. I also advise you to use a simple name that your audience will have an easy time remembering.
What if you are starting a Blog for a BRAND?
When creating a blog for a particular brand, try incorporating the name of that specific brand. For example, in my case, I wanted to create my own brand and based on my name “Gusty Naveli” I came up with “navelee.com” as my blog name.
Once you have settled on a specific blog name, it is time to move to the next step.
Step 2: Get Your Blog Online
Since you want to start a blog for free, I highly recommend you to use one of these amazing platforms:
The two platforms offer bloggers, startups, and individuals a chance to start their blogs for free and when your business eventually picks, you can upgrade to buying your own domain and hosting space.
I recommend WordPress and Blogger because:
- They will register your blog for free
- They have a helpful 24/7 customer service via phone and webchat
- They are trusted web providers worldwide
Starting A free Blog with WordPress
- Visit www.wordpress.com
- Click start your website
- Fill the details then create an account
- You will then continue with the 6 easy steps that follow and BOOM! You have a website
Starting A Free Blog with Blogger
- Visit www.blogger.com
- Click on create your blog
- Log in with your email address
- Boom! You have a website ready to be customized
Step 3: Customize your Blog
I wish I could take you through every step of customizing your blog but you know everybody wants something different and I cannot dwell on one style.
Here is the good news: for a free blog, the features have been simplified by both WordPress and Blogger to make your customization easier.
However, If you need my help to customize your blog, subscribe to my newsletter for updates or send me a direct mail.
Step 4 & 5: Write and Publish your Post
Now that your blog is up and running, it’s actually time to do some blogging.
You can write an introduction post giving a summary of what your blog is all about, yourself and a round-up description of what people should expect.
When done, you can publish your post.
Congratulations, your free blog is now up so let me give you 2 secrets on how to start earning via your blog.
Step 5 & 6: Promote and Earn via your Free Blog
Once your blog is up, create a schedule in which you can be posting articles and make sure you are consistent. Have a minimum of 20 legit and original articles then start promoting your blog via paid Ads if you have the cash.
If you don’t have the cash, you can start promoting your blog as early as you have two posts using your social media platforms for free.
How do I earn with my Free Blog?
After promoting your blog for some time, you can opt to start earning and here is an article on HOW TO EARN ONLINE but for beginners, I will focus on the following:
- Affiliate Marketing
- Brand Promotion
This allows you to earn money by promoting links or selling products from various individuals via your website. All you have is to sign up for Platforms like Amazon.
If you manage to get quality traffic in your blog, you can pitch to brands and then promote their products on your site as you earn.
Here is a detailed article on how to earn money using your Blog: How to earn money using your Blog
I hope this guide has helped answer your question on how to Start A free Blog. Let me know what you think via the comment section and share it to help other Bloggers and Brands.