Ever thought of starting a blog? Blogging is one of the best marketing ideas that can prove to be an effective strategy for boosting your business.
If you have an online business, or you have an interest in a particular field, you can always start your blog as it is an online medium where you can post your opinions and ideas to reach a huge group of people….
If you want to start your own blog, the best way is to create a free blog with any blogging platform that allows you to gather optimum knowledge on the ways to manage a blog.
If you do it in a right way, you can generate a good deal of traffic along with making some decent income…
I am a freelance and I have been working for people for more than five years now, and it was a high time when I realized that creating my blog will not only help me to yield money but will also allow me to expand my clientele.
There are many online blogging platforms that allow you to maintain a blog that too free of cost.
I thought of creating my blog with Blogspot being the best blog site for beginner that is free, and where I was not bound to buy hosting services and domain name. Blogspot belongs to Google, and this is certainly the best feature about the Blogger that made it my favorite place to kick start with blogging.
The main aim of the article is to serve as a:-
Beginners guide to create a free blog on Blogspot.
Step 1 – Sign up with Gmail
If you have a Gmail id, you can directly login to http://www.blogger.com with your Gmail id. If you do not have an account with Gmail, create a free Gmail account to continue with it.
As BlogSpot is owned by Google and you cannot proceed with it without signing in to your Gmail.
Step 2 – Create a Blogger profile
For the beginner, use the option to switch to a limited blogger profile through your Google+ profile to continue.
Step 3 – Click on New Blog section
Now it’s time to click on the new blog interface.
Step 4 – Create a title and web address
After clicking on the new blog section, you are asked to give a title and address (domain name) to your blog.
For example – if you want to start with a cookery website, you can offer it a domain name as cookery.blogspot.com or bestcooks.blogspot.com.
Also, add a suitable title like- My Favorite Recipes Blog
Just because a Blogger platform is free of cost, blogspot.com will be automatically suffixed to the domain name. Use a title and address that does not exist.
As there are an endless number of BlogSpot users, the possibilities of the title and address clashes are high, and your primary aim should be to focus on the unique names and domain.
Bloggers let you know whether the name you are looking for is registered or not. If a tick sign in green appears, it means that you can make use of the name as it has not been recorded with Bloggers previously.
Step 5 – Choose a template for your blog
The next step is to select any of the given template options of your choice. You will have the complete liberty to switch to another template in the future.
You can also add free customized templates to your posts by searching for free blogger templates.
Step 6 – Start posting
Now you can start your free blog with Bloggers and can begin with posting your articles and blogs.
Once your blog is created by bloggers, you get directed to the Blogger dashboard where you can navigate through different menu options given on the left-hand side of the screen. The options appear as:
New Post – Under the heading New post several other options are provided. Below is the list of the given options:
Navigate through the available options to get an idea of the purpose each of these options serves. For publishing a new post, Go to Page bar and click New Page.
After you finish off the write-up, you are assayed with an option to publish or revert to draft.
You can also set the desired permalink to your posts. Either Blogger will automatically set it for you or you can also customize the link by going to the post settings and clicking on permalink where you can either choose automatic permalink or custom permalink.
After clicking on the link Publish, you are asked to share it in Google+. Once your blog gets popular, register with Google Adsense and enable it to start making money from your blog.
Blogger is a wonderful online platform for all the people who want to begin with a blog without spending money on buying a domain name.
It has a user-friendly interface and has several options to modify it to make it appear more professional and aesthetically appealing.
Focusing on the keyword enriched content along with a high-quality write-up will yield a good number of traffic for your blog. You have the ease to follow up with the posts, update the posts, add links and post comments for engaging a higher number of readers to your blog.
The users are also free to add gadgets and favicons and can also apply changes to the navigation bar.
Writing is my passion and showcasing my talent was never so easy as it appeared to me with BlogSpot…..
Blogging is popular among internet users and all those people who believe in the concept, Blogspot can be the best platform for writing posts and articles. I started blogging with Blogspot and today I own a personal WordPress website.
If you are serious about the blogging thing, just create a free blog with Blogspot and polish your writing skills.