How To Start a Blog For Free And Make Money! I’ve started my beauty blog on Blogger (also known as Blogspot). At that time did not have a custom domain name, just a .blogspot blog, and did not know how to make money. Then one fine day, a very popular Event Planner mailed me regarding a sponsored post. They paid me Rs.3000 (approx $40). That’s how I earned my first money online and I’ll be teaching you How To Start a Blog For Free And Make Money Online.
How To Start a Blog For Free And Make Money
- A Laptop/ Computer
- An Internet Connection
- A will to blog and make it big someday (Most Important)
First of all, you will require a laptop or a computer. Yes, you can even blog from your phones but I’d not recommend that. Secondly, you will require a stable internet connection. Thirdly, you will require a will to blog, write, create content, and make it big someday. That’s the most important requirement.
Often I receive questions regarding “How To Become A Blogger To Receive Free Stuffs”. To be honest, never start a blog just to receive free stuff if you don’t have any interest in blogging.
How To Start a Blog For Free
- Choose A Niche
- Choose a name
- Choose a free blogging platform (Blogger.com or WordPress.com)
- Register your blog
- Select an Awesome Theme
Choose A Niche
Choose a niche for your blog. A Niche is basically the main genre for your blog.
Check out the 9 Most Profitable Niches That Make Money
Choose A Name
Based on your niche, choose a name. Choose a name that you can later use as your brand name if you choose to buy a domain later.
Choose A Free Blogging Platform
I’d recommend either blogger.com or wordpress.com for starting a free blog. I’ve started my beauty blog on blogger.com and later migrated to WordPress.
Register Your Blog
How to Create A Free Blog At Blogger/Blogspost
- Go to Blogger.com
- Click at Create Your Blog
- Use Your Google account to sign in
- Create a display name and click on continue to blogger
- Now enter the Title and type the address and click on Create blog
- You have successfully created your free blog.
Personally I recommend Blogger.com over WordPress.com as Blogspot has more free features than wordpress.com.
Select an Awesome Theme
An awesome theme or template makes your blog look more professional. When I first started blogging in my free blogspot blog, I was constantly in search of a free template/theme.
Blogger.com does come with free inbuilt themes but they suck! Sorry Google, you definitely need to add pretty themes to blogger.
I’d definitely recommend gooyaabitemplates for Free blogger themes. I’ve used their theme in the past and even received a mail for a sponsored post to recommend a WordPress plugin. The lady from the SEO Agency that mailed me thought my blog was based on WordPress.
Make Money With Free Blog
Two best ways to make money with free blog are through affiliate marketing and sponsored posts.
In Affiliate Marketing, you promote a product that you have used before and earn a percentage of income when someone buys that product using your link or coupon code.
I recommend the following affiliate marketing sites that will help you earn money from your blog:
- Nykaa Affiliate Program (For Beauty Bloggers)
If you have great content and traffic, then you will obviously get sponsored posts. Even I got my first sponsored post when my beauty blog was in a free platform like blogger.com
All you have to do is create great content, be consistent, do some basic SEO and you will end up on the first page of google, and brands will look at your content. But that’s not as easy as I wrote here. I worked hard for my beauty blog and landed my first sponsored post.
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