How To Blog For Free – No Money, No Problem
If you’ve weighed all the options, made a plan, developed ideas, and decided it’s time to start a blog there are really only three things you need to do:
- Pick your blogging platform.
- Sign up for a blog.
- Write your first post.
None of these steps require you to make an investment. They are all free. At this point, your only investment is your time.
They key to setting up your free blog will be to prepare it for scaling up. At first, you’ll use all the basic options. As you select these options, consider how you will scale up by modifying the design of the blog or adding your own domain name.
There are a variety of blogging platforms available for you to use. These platforms will host your blog for free.
One catch to using their free services is that your domain name will most likely be something like blognamehere.bloggingplatform.com. For instance, if you decide to use a WordPress blog, it would look something like:
Another item you should be aware of – your blog will have to use the logo of the blogging platform on each of its pages. For example, on a free WordPress hosted blog, their logo will appear at the bottom of each page. WordPress will give you options of several versions of their logo to select.
While you may someday want to consider buying your own domain name, not having one at first is okay. This gives you an opportunity to learn the art of blogging. Plus, you can develop an archive of blog posts that will give you credibility when you do scale up to owning a domain name.
If you already own your own domain name and want to add a blog feature to your site, chances are, this should be easy. WordPress websites come equipped for blog posts. Opening a blog on your site powered by WordPress is only a few clicks away.
If you are using a blogging platform, they take you through the blog set-up process step-by-step. You don’t need to be a whiz or tech geek. For instance, early in your set-up process you will be offered a selection of free designs or templates for the blog. This is a great feature because you won’t have to worry about buying a design (unless you want to) or knowing code to install it. The blogging platform does it all for you.
Get ready to feel a real sense of pride when you publish your first post! It’s a big deal. Give it a try and happy blogging!
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