Are you a newbie or new to blogging and looking for the best way on how to create a blog for free and make money from it?
If your answer is yes, search no more, you have come to the right place. On this very post or guide, I will teach you the step by step guide on how to create a blog for free and make money from it.
Before we dive into the deal of the day, let’s check out what is blogging all about.
What Is A Blog?
A blog can be best explained as a category of a website mainly for the purpose of sharing helpful information & discussion which is available on the World Wide Web (WWW).
Therefore to be a successful blogger you must be ready to post helpful content or information (Unique content) to your readers and also give room for discussion.
How To Know A Blog Site With Ease
You can easily detect a Blog site through is homepage, blog homepage is regularly updated by new contents or post, while a website homepage is always static, such as a page showing a website product, services, and offers.
Click here to see an example of a blog.
Click here to see an example of a website.
Enough of much talk, now we know what blogging is all about, let’s dive into the deal day.
HOW TO START A BLOG FOR FREE AND MAKE MONEY
We will work accordance just as the main heading suggest “how to create a blog for free and make money”, there are two good and popular platform to build a blog for free without spending a dime for hosting account and domain. Below are the two blogging platforms or content management system (CMS)
WORDPRESS BLOG ON FREE PLATFORM
In here you would be able to build a blog for free and share ideas and information but with a lot of limitations in monetary terms and blog customization.
In this case you can sign up and create your blog, and remember to select a free plan including a free domain (example.wordpress.com), in here, you can only share information’s and sell out products manually on this platform as the only means of monetization not until you upgrade which cost much in wordpress.com compare to any other hosting company like Namecheap and Hostgator
And wait! Don’t just sign up yet
Let’s check out some of its feature first
- not able to monetize with Google Adsense
- You don’t have full control over your site customization
- Frequent WordPress.com Ads in your blog e.t.c
- Recommendation mails always wanting you to upgrade to a paid plan
- You can’t use a custom domain (example.com) not until you upgrade, you are only allowed to use the sub-domain in there free plan (example.wordpress.com)
- As written earlier you can share information and only monetize via information marketing (selling digitals products) etc.
This platform is own and powered by a leading and popular company known as Google.
In here, it’s always free to use, you won’t be receiving an email recommending you to upgrade an account.
Let’s Check Out Is Features
- monetization with Google Adsense
- You may be able to monetize with adverts and banners with affiliates code containing your affiliates link
- monetization via information marketing
- Alll the tools and customization can be use since Google makes it totally free but you don’t add any extra plugin
- Blog owners can decide not to use their free domain (example.blogspot.com) and buy a custom domain (example.com) without any other additional fees etc.
From my key explanations on the features of both blogger and WordPress.com, I will highly recommend you to use BLOGGER if you are not ready to invest in blogging business, later on, you can migrate your blog from blogger to WordPress.org (a free, popular and easy blogging software installed via Cpanel in a paid hosting account bought from a company like namecheap.com) to enjoy more features.
Henceforth, on this guide, I will focus on how to create a blog for free and make money with Google blogger.
HOW TO CREATE A BLOG FOR FREE AND MAKE MONEY WITH GOOGLE BLOGGER
This is the most relevant aspect of this article, so you need to drop whatever you are doing and strictly pay attention to this session.
From now on I will teach you the step by step guide on how to start a blog for free via blogger CSS, check out step one below:
Click here or navigate to www.blogger.com, next you should sign in with your existing Google account not yahoo mail.
From the next screen, you will be required to insert your profile blogging name, in this case, you may put in your first name, or brand name, whatever, that will be the name that will be displayed as an author in your blog post, so just make it unique, after inserting your name hit the CONTINUE TO BLOGGER button as shown in the picture below, don’t forget to remove DEMO and put in your unique name there.
You will be prompted with a screen similar in the image below, just hit CREATE NEW BLOG button to continue as shown in the rectangle
On the next screen you will be provided with a form to insert the name of your new blog name and your web address which is also known as domain name or URL.
In this case put in your unique blog name and make sure it also make your URL, for example “GBtechNet” is a name of blog while the URL or web address should be “gbtechnet.com”.
After which, insert your blog address (example.blogspot.com) to see if it’s still available, if not you have to put something relevant to your blog name.
Therefore for the sake of this tutorial I will be using DemoBlog as blog name, unfortunately for web address demoblog.blogspot.com is not available which means an existing blog is using it already, what I did here to save time I just add a later “r” to it which came up with demorblog.blogspot.com as a available URL.
See image below
Next, you should select a theme of your choice there and click on CREATE BLOG button to continue.
Congrats your blog will be live and up and running in few minutes, next is to learn how to post in few minutes.
I hope you are enjoying this lesson on how to create a blog for free and make money if so let’s keep going.
Also Read: How to submit blog to Google and Bing
HOW TO START POSTING IN GOOGLE BLOGGER
Gone are those days, when web developers need to learn certain programming language most especially HTML to write post with HTML code, i.e to bold the topic of this article we should use an HTML attributes of this “<b></b>” which is experimented as “<b> how to create a blog for free and make money</b>”.
Good news, no need of all this, neither learn any programming language before you start blogging, no need to type and write with code with blogger, WordPress, Wix and some other recent CSS, you can write on plain text, just as you type in words straight on Microsoft Word.
In Google Blogger or WordPress, you can easily switch between virtual writing (plane typing mode) and text writing (HTML typing mode). By default in any of them, virtual mode comes first when you hit the post button to write an article.
How To Make A Post In Blogger
You have successfully learned how to start a blog for free, next is to publish your first post or article, good writers don’t just publish so make sure you have come up with your topic niche and do proper keyword research for SEO (search engine optimization) to make up your post rank in search engine results page (SERP), although your site authority or Domain authority is a major factor Google uses to rank blogs.
After coming up with unique contents, you are expected to do nothing but to start blogging. To post, login to your blogger account with your Google account, from the home page of your admin session, click on POST, at the upper left-hand side of your screen, next is to select NEW POST button to start typing as shown in the rectangle below
As you can see in the image below the upper session is the heading of your article, while the body is under, you can also see basic typing tools like bold, italic bullet tool e.t.c they are represented in various later such as “B, I, & the bullet inserter symbol”.
Making a post these days is simple as creating a Microsoft Word documents, honestly speaking you will be fine if you can handle any of the word processing program such as Microsoft word, WordPad, WPS office, to be mention but a few.
After finishing up and would like to get the permalink to the post so your audience can view after publishing or share on Facebook and other platforms, kindly navigate to the right-hand side of your screen, select “PERMALINK” alight the link and copy, you may customize if you wish.
Note don’t copy the link from the top of your browser, it’s only meant for blog administrator.
You may decide to draft your post or hit the publish button for your post to go live.
To update, or edit an existing post, navigate to POST, click ALL find and select the post you wish to edit, after editing hit the UPDATE button.
I believe you now know how to create a blog for free, so next is to learn how to make money from the blog.
Don’t miss out! Go check on our previous and latest blogging tips HERE
HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE FROM YOUR BLOG
INFORMATION MARKETING/SERVICE RENDERING
Here you come, how to make money online from your brand new blog, for new blogs, the only possible way to make money is to sell digital products or content marketing (information marketing), and may also sell your service after setting up your blog.
You can do this in many ways either you come up with content you do think people will be searching for to solve their problem, i.e how to lose weight, how to make money online, ultimate guide to affiliates marketing success, Google Adsense and many more, you may package it in an e-book, Video or audio file/CD.
Once you can target these people with the right category of your information or niches you will make good figures online, even when your blog is brand new, as a matter of fact, information marketing is the fastest way to make money online without any investment, and you can see success within a week or more.
In addition, you can also be selling or rendering your service to clients, example of this are graphic design, Web design, SEO consultant, blog content writer, reselling SEO service, transcribing, and video editing. If you know how to do any of this, then you just have to create a landing page of your service to convince your customers on why they should patronize you.
Google Adsense is the act of displaying ads from Google and get paid per click, this works by inserting the script code from Google to your site.
After a few Month of starting your blog, you may be able to apply for Google Adsense for approval if you meet the following conditions below
- Your blog must be at least 2 – 3 Months of age
- If you don’t have much traffic since your blog is still new try to make it at least 50 daily page views, traffic doesn’t really matter these days in terms of approval.
- For no reason should your blog have pirated (plagiarizing) contents from other blogs, therefore all content must be unique before you think of applying for Adsense. If you are not good at writing I will recommend you to Daniel, A article writer, he writes unique and SEO friendly content, you may Whatsapp or Call him for more information about his service.
- Your blog must not have any adult contents, contents must meet up Adsense policy and you must be 18 years and above of age.
Kindly visit this page to learn more about how to apply to Google Adsense and actually get approved.
It has been a long journey on how to create a blog for free and make money, finally, let’s check it out what affiliates marketing all about in terms of making money online.
Affiliate marketing is the act of promoting other people or organization product with a giving commission, for example, you can promote a product in Jumia or Amazon.com and in return, you will be roughly giving 10% commission from the rate of the product.
To do this in your new blog, sign up to Amazon affiliates here, after which get some product with high commission, next is to get some Amazon products reviews or promotional write-up to your blog containing your affiliate link convincing people to buy through your link. Enjoy yourself and make cool money.
THERE IS A SUPER COOLEST WAY OF ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION ON HOW TO CREATE A BLOG FOR FREE AND MAKE MONEY THROUGH AFFILIATES MARKETING
If you have any doubt on this, i am not here to argue with you, feel free to contact me via the blue widget button in your screen let me show you my own proof life.
With my time spent on this guide, I believe you have successfully learned how to create a blog for free and make money.
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