How to Make a Free Blog in 6 steps - Guide 2022

How to Make a Free Blog in 6 steps - Guide 2022

If you are new to blogging and are wondering how to start and create a blog for free in this guide, I will show you how to make a free blog in 6 steps on Blogger.

On the blog, you can share your opinions, experiences, knowledge, gain fans and followers, and also earn a decent income.

So let’s start with some basic introduction to Blogger.

 

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Introduction to Blogger

Blogger.com is Google's free blogging site or platform where you can create a free blog with the blogspot.com subdomain (myfirstblog.blogspot.com) or buy a domain (recommended) to have the perfect website (e.g., www.myfirstblog.com). But at the very beginning, you stick to the subdomain until you get used to it and learn the basics of blogging on this platform.

 

Benefits of starting a blog on Blogger.com

  • Free SSL certificate.
  • Free web hosting is both fast and secure.
  • Good uptime of the website.
  • User-friendly interface.
  • Easy to integrate Google services.
  • Free storage of website.
  • Faster index on google.
  • Easy to set up and get started.
  • No unnecessary ads display on your blog theme.
  • Easily monetize your blog with Google Adsense or other programs like affiliate marketing.
Now that we’ve gotten a little acquainted with some essential blogging items, we can move on to a guide on how to make your blog in 6 steps.

How to Make a Free Blog in 6 steps


We will list all 6 steps that we will go through in detail below:

STEP 1: Creating a Blogger account

To get started, go to Blogger.com which will automatically take you to a page inviting you to create a free blog.

Creating a Blogger account

Since Blogger.com is a Google product, you can easily create a free blog account by signing in to your Gmail account.

STEP 2: Choice of blog names

 
On the next screen, you can choose a domain for your blog.

A domain name is an address through which people can access your website.

Choose a short domain name that is relevant to your blog topic. If you were to blog about healthy food, recipes, your domain would be, for example, healthyfood.blogspot.com. You can put it however you want, but make sure that the domain name matches your blog niche.
 

STEP 3: Blogger Optimization

 

If you've created your blog, it's time to optimize it for search engine visibility and a better user experience.


Blogger Optimization is a one-time process.


You can access it on the left side.


Just click on the option on the left that reads Settings, and you can optimize the blog as shown below:


 
Blogger Optimization settings

1. Add a description to your blog

Adding a description to your blog helps your readers and search engines know what you are writing about on your blog. You can adjust it by selecting the basic settings option in the main panel. See in the picture:

Add a description to your blog

2. Optimize your blog post

This setting will optimize your homepage and how the content looks in the settings, how many posts you want to display on your homepage, comment on posts, etc.
 
Optimize your blog post
 
These settings are pretty simple.

3. SEO Blog Optimization

Since this is a beginner's guide, I will explain to you briefly what SEO optimization is.

What is SEO optimization?


SEO Optimization A set of techniques that make up technical and content optimization of the site helps you to organically occupy high positions for specific keywords that users search for the most and thus take the user to the page they want.

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is today one of the unavoidable methods in your work if you want to be highly positioned in Google searches.

SEO is today one of the unavoidable methods in your work if you want to be highly positioned in Google searches.

Therefore, we recognize that SEO optimization is an area that includes activities such as On-Page SEO, Technical SEO, Off-Page SEO strategy, keyword research, SEO copywriting, link building, etc.

Optimize your search engine blog in this section.
 
SEO Blog Optimization
 
  • Meta tags - Meta describes your blog post. This text will appear on search engines and attract readers to your blog.
  • Custom Not Found - When visitors access the address of a page that no longer exists, you can use this option to leave them a message that the page no longer exists or redirect them to another or new address/page (Custom Redirects Option).
  • Crawlers and indexing - You need to set this to Crawlers and indexing for your site to be visible in the search engine.
 

STEP 4: Edit theme and layout

 
In this step, we will edit the look of our blog.
 
Blogger offers several free templates for your blog that are basic and simple. But if you want a different template/layout for your blog, you can download them for free you have endless free templates that you can find. Here you can download some premium templates for your Blogger.
 
You can download free templates for your blogger here:
 
 
The process of adding a theme to a blog is simple.

Click on your blog and go to the Theme option.
 
How to change or add new theme to a blogger
 
Customize>Small Down Arrow>Restore>Upload, select the theme, and press Open. Take a look at the pictures below:
 
upload new theme to a blogger 1

 
upload new theme to a blogger 2

 
upload new theme to a blogger 3

Congratulate! You have added a new theme to your Blogger!
Now It only remains to change the HTML code as desired, adding images, links, pages, menus.
 

1. Adding a Logo

 
A logo is what defines you and identifies your brand.

Blogger also allows you to set up a custom logo for your blog.

You can easily create a simple logo using a free tool like Canva.

After creating, you can go to the option and select the "Edit" link in the header.


Adding a Logo Header

2. Delete the Navbar

Navbar is a navigation bar at the top of each page where you can log out or visit other blogs.

I recommend removing this bar as it looks ugly and allows your visitors to go to other blogs via the option found on it.

To remove it, click on the "Edit" option in the rectangle and remove it in the pop-up window.

3. Add a custom Gadget 

Gadgets help you add various functionalities to your blog.

You can use them to add various social media buttons, a search option, a contact form, visit statistics, a custom menu, or anything via custom HTML.

If you want to add a custom gadget, when you select the "Layout" option on the left, you will see small boxes that say "Add a Gadget". Clicking on Add a Gadget will open a new pop-up window with lots of options and gadgets to choose what you want.

All you need to do next is throw yourself into writing quality and publishing quality articles that will allow you a great visit and interest in your blog.
 

STEP 5: Posting your first content

 
In case you are confused about posts and pages.

Pages are usually constant information that is rarely changed or updated (For example, privacy policy, contact information, blog description and content, biography, and all other such information that is constant and rarely changes.)

You can create an unlimited number of articles (posts) and only 20 pages on the blogger, so I advise you to use them wisely and wisely.

1. Create a "About Us" page for you blog 

This page is probably the most visited on the blog because every reader wants to come and check who you are, what your mission is, and what they can expect from you on your blog.

You need to introduce yourself on this page.

After that, you can write something about your blog and what readers can expect.

If you want to provide services, if you are open to business and cooperation, you can also open a page about it.

Lastly, don’t forget to add your social channels like a Facebook page, profile, Twitter, or any other social network you use. 
 
You can create with our About Us Generator.
 

2. Writing a privacy policy

The Privacy Policy and Terms of Use provide legal clarifications regarding how your website uses visitor data, for which factors you are responsible for them, and for what not.

You should create this page before publicly launching your blog or applying for any monetization programs such as Adsense.

You can find the free Privacy Policy Generator and Terms & Conditions Generator on our blog in the tools menu.

3. Writing your first post

Now is the time to write the first posts/articles you want people to read on your blog.

These are usually topics around which you have experience or expertise.

Click "New Post"
 
Writing your first post n blogger
 

The picture above opens a blank area where you will write, a palette of tools with which you can edit your articles, as well as a space where you will enter the title of your post.


The concept of editing is similar to that in Word or Google Docs.


Recommendation - write at least five quality posts before publishing them or share them with friends via social networks.

 

See Also: 7 Basic Steps to write SEO Blog Post


STEP 6: Monetize Blogger with Adsense

 
Once you have a decent number of blog posts and a solid visit, definitely sign up for Google Adsense to make money from your blog.

Signing up is very easy, have an option in the left menu called "Earnings", fill in everything you need, and wait for Google to approve you.

Monetize Blogger with Adsense

I created a demo blog for this tutorial, so Google Adsense is not approved.

Also, read how to do page speed optimization on your Blogger.

And lastly, I hope this guide has helped you at least a little bit to make your blog, gain some blogging experience.
Jasmin K.

SEO Blogger Tips The main goal of this site is to provide quality tutorials, tips, courses, tools, and other resources that allow anyone to work online and master digital marketing.

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