As a newbie, it’s safe to start a new blog for free, later you can advance to a self-hosted WordPress blog.
There are many blogging platforms where you can create your own blog for free.
However, I recommend you start with BlogSpot or wordpress.com then later you can advance to a self-hosted WordPress blog.
BlogSpot is a fast way to learn how to create a blog and begin the blogging process.
BlogSpot is a blogging platform powered by Google. It offers you an opportunity to start a blog, but all your images will be hosted by Picasa (also part of Google).BlogSpot.
STEPS TO CREATE A FREE BLOG
Sign up on BlogSpot.com using your Google(gmail) account. If you don’t have a Google account, create now!
Click on “create new blog” or click on this link to directly go there: Create a free blog
For a first time user, you will see an option to use the identity from your Google Plus profile, or you can use your limited BlogSpot profile. I recommend using your Google Plus profile.
Tip: Don’t use your name as domain name unless you are a public figure, instead use a GENERIC domain name. See the reason HERE
Now you can design your blog by picking a blog template which you can change later, then click “Create Blog”.
Done! Your blog is ready but you still need to set some things to make your blog look good.
Now you will see your blogs dashboard where you put everything on display for readers to see. It’s just like ‘behind the scene” of a movie.
· Here you can click on “New post” to write your first blog post.
Tip: I suggest you create an “About” page, explaining what your blog is all about.
Also you should change your blogs template to a more professional one because to me, blogspot’s default templates are not.
You can search for responsive templates to download and install on your blog or go to “Settings” > “Template” and edit the template if you can.
You can also edit, remove, add more features to your blog on the layout page.
After you must have written few genuine contents on blog then you can decide to turn your passion into profit by signing up for AdSense to monetize your blog.
To sign up, go to “Earnings” and enable AdSense for your blog. This way, you can generate income from your blog.
Note: Do not rush to applying for AdSense or else you will get rejectedover and over again.
Tracepreneur.com will be discussing how to sign up for AdSense account in order to monetize your blog site in the next post. To get informed as soon as it’s posted, subscribe to our newsletter through the follow by email box below.
Done! Your blog is ready and you can start publishing posts.
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