Blogging is a great way to relax and make some extra money on the side. Some bloggers have even been able to create sustainable incomes with their blogs. One of the best benefits of a blog is the fact that you can write about anything. Whether you are into sports, fashion, celebrities, fishing or anything else.
You can find something you really like and then simply start writing about it. Your blog can be there just for fun and to provide you some way of communicating with the outside world, or you can decide to start a blog with the goal of making money from it. Whichever choice you make, remember to have fun while blogging else you will end up loosing time and efforts
Starting A Free Blog
While starting a blog might seem like a complicated task, it is not. By taking just a few simple steps, you can have a beautiful blog up and running in less than 10 minutes. This is exactly what we will be taking a look at today – how to start a free blog in under 10 minutes.
The first step is to choose a blogging platform. Since you are starting a free blog, you should go with a platform that doesn’t require you to host a script on your own server. These platforms usually host your blog for you and offers you a subdomain where others can easily access your blog. The most popular platforms that you can choose from includes:
- WordPress (.com)
- Linkedin Pulse
While there are many other platforms that also offer users the opportunity to create their own blogs, these three are the most commonly used ones. All of them offer users the ability to create a free blog. Simply sign up, choose a name for your blog and you’re ready to go.
Configuring Your Blog
Simply signing up and choosing a name for your blog isn’t the only steps to take. You now need to configure your blog. The configuration will depend on the platform you have chosen. You should choose a theme (try not to use the default theme) and then you should configure the layout of your blog.
Depending on the platform you are using, you might not have the ability to change the layout of your blog. That is fine – but do make sure you choose a good theme.
After setting up your blog and choosing a theme, it is time to write your first topic. Remember that your blog should focus on a topic that you will enjoy to write about. Without delaying, start to take action. Create a new post and start writing. People tend to delay the writing process – either because they have “writer’s block” or because they are not feeling it at the moment – ignore these feelings and start writing. Your first draft does not have to be perfect – you can always write your first draft, take a break and then come back for some proofreading.
There are different ways you can start a blog. Some people prefer to spend some money on a domain name and hosting, while others cannot afford to buy these. For these people, there are the alternative option of starting a blog for free by utilizing a platform such as Blogger or Tumblr.