How to Create a Free Blog in 2017 – Step By Step Guide

So, you want to create a blog? Are you wondering how to get started? This step-by-step guide will explain the necessary steps to create a successful blog, without any technical expertise or coding.

I created my first blog in 2010 without any blogging experience and it took me forever to get started. The blogging landscape has continued to evolve over the last 6 years and this guide contains all that I have learned over these years.

This guide is especially useful if you would like step by step instructions in an easy to understand language without any technical jargon.

Well, let’s get started.

Why Create a Blog?

There are different reasons why you may wish to create a blog. Today, blogging is a popular way to:

Make money full time or on the side. Blogging to make money takes time and commitment but it is very low risk. I myself make money on the side by blogging in my free time. There are many others who make real money from blogs.

Increase exposure for your business. If you have any existing business then blogging is a great way to get more exposure for your business by reaching out to a large number of potential customers for a very low cost.

Get published. Smartest way to get published today is to start a blog and build readership as it is a lot easier to sell books to your loyal readership base. Even traditional publishers, these days, won’t work with authors who don’t have an online presence.

Communicate and make your voice heard. Today, blogging is one of the easiest ways of communicating and spreading information. Blogging also helps you think clearer, improves your writing and in all helps you become a better person

If any of these reasons resonate with you then you would benefit from creating a blog. Use our simple step-by-guide and you will have your blog up and running in a short time.

If you require any more reasons, then please see Why Create a Blog? 10 Popular Reasons to Start Blogging

The 6 Step Guide to Create a Blog

It can take you up to 30 minutes from start to finish. Yes, you read it right. A blog can be started in less than 30 minutes! Get yourself a coffee or juice and let’s get started. In this step-by-step guide, we will cover:

  1. How to select a blogging platform
  2. How to choose the web host
  3. How to register domain name for free
  4. How to install WordPress
  5. How to design your blog
  6. How to start Blogging

You are now ready to start with Step 1: How to Select a Blogging Platform