More and more people are now looking for ways to make money online. The obvious way most people find it easy to make money online is through blogs.
Blogging is really a proven way to make money. I’ve been making a decent income from blogging for over 10 years now and I can say that anyone with hard work can make money blogging.
If you are one among them who wants to make the most out of their free time, blogging is a great way to not only make money but to boost your online influence. So if you are looking for ways to create a free blog, this detailed guide is for you.
If you are looking for ways to start a free blog, I highly recommend you to consider using Blogger blogging platform as it is not only easy to set up but you can start making money from AdSense as well.
Here’s a one-stop guide for people to create a free blog on blogspot and start making money from AdSense. Before diving into the details, we will first answer a few important questions.
Table of Contents
- Few basic questions most people have before creating a blog on blogspot
- How to start a free blog on blogspot platform?
- What to do after creating your blog on blogspot?
- FAQ’s About Creating A Blogspot Blog
- Final thoughts on starting a free blog on blogspot platform
Few basic questions most people have before creating a blog on blogspot
Can I use AdSense on blogspot blogs?
Of course, you can make money from blogspot blogs. Even though Blogger blogging platform allows you to create blogs, at the same time, it will also help you monetize your blogs through Google AdSense.
Do I have to pay anything to start a blogspot blog?
Nothing. You don’t have to pay even a penny to start a blog on blogspot. All you need is to enter your email address to sign up and start creating a blog on Blogger.com. It’s that simple.
How can I make my blog look appealing to the readers?
There are so many blog templates available for blogspot blogs. Fortunately, you can use most of them for free, although you need to pay a few bucks if you want to get the premium blog templates to make your blog design stunning and unique.
For beginners, you don’t need to buy anything premium, just go with the free blog templates as you will not only save money but you can find gorgeous-looking themes even on free blog templates on blogspot.
How to get more exposure to my blogspot blog?
Increasing your blogspot blog’s exposure is really important as it can make or break your blogging success. If you want to get more traffic, links, and shares on your blog posts, make sure to follow the authority bloggers in your niche.
And start engaging with them on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Make sure to share their stuff frequently with your followers and focus on increasing your social media followers as well to increase your blog exposure.
How to start a free blog on blogspot platform?
Creating a blog using Blogger.com is really easy. I’ll give you a few easy instructions and follow them accordingly.
Step 1: Sign up for Blogger.com
First of all, go to Blogger.com home page and sign up.
Quick note: Create a GMail account if you don’t have it yet.
Once you are logged into your Google account, you will now see the “New Blog” button on the left side. Click on it to create a new blog on Blogger.
Step 2: Enter a name for your blog
Type in any title that you want to name your blog in the Title box. And just enter any short domain address, if it’s already taken, you will see a yellow box. Make sure to come up with a unique name and select a template from the options provided in the same box. You can choose many more templates and customize your blog later.
And that’s it! You have successfully created a blog on blogspot in under 2 minutes. Congrats. Now we’ll walk through the next steps.
Step 3: Start creating new blog posts
Click the button “Create New Post” on the left side to create a new blog post. Enter any title and start writing content that you want.
Step 4: Google AdSense!
Once you are started getting a decent amount of visitors from search engines to your blogspot blogs, you can apply for AdSense to start making money. Don’t apply for AdSense unless and until you are bringing at least 300-400 unique visitors every single day. Otherwise, it’s really hard to get your account approved.
Quick note: You can anytime change your blog template by clicking on the button “Template” on the left side of your blogspot dashboard.
What to do after creating your blog on blogspot?
Start creating SEO friendly content
If you want to generate more income from AdSense using your blogspot blog, you have to bring more visitors from search engines. The more search engine traffic you get the more clicks you will be able to generate and the more income you will make from AdSense.
Unfortunately, increasing search traffic to any blog or website is not easy especially if you are a beginner at SEO. You have to learn everything on your own related to SEO and start implementing effective SEO strategies to boost your organic traffic.
The only recommendation I can give to any beginner blogger is this: start focusing on creating content that is SEO friendly.
Here are a few simple tips to write SEO-friendly blog posts that will help you bring more traffic to your blogspot blogs.
- Focus on internal linking. Whenever you write new posts, link to the previous posts. This will increase the search crawlability. The more crawling is done on your site internally, the more search visibility your blog gets.
- Don’t write beyond 70 characters in your blog post titles. It will not show up in search results, so make sure to use short yet descriptive headlines.
- Always focus on readers first, then optimize later for search engines. Don’t use the same keywords again and again as it leads to keyword stuffing and your blog may gets penalized by doing so.
- Don’t use flash elements on your blog as it will slow down your blog’s speed. Google gives top priority to the sites that load faster.
Focus on getting AdSense approval
Once you started creating great content for your blog, it’s time for you to focus on getting your Google AdSense approval. This is the major reason why most bloggers start a blog on blogspot. If you are also one among them, don’t wait for a long time.
I would recommend anyone to focus their efforts on getting AdSense approval after completing 4 to 6 months. Because by that time, you will be able to get a good amount of traffic from search engines.
Even if you post one post a day, that would be around 100 articles in 4 months and if they are all optimized well for search engines, you will definitely get around 500 unique visitors. And that’s a good start to getting your AdSense approved.
Find out ways to increase your AdSense earnings
The next thing you can do once your AdSense account gets approved is you can figure out some proven ways to increase your earnings from AdSense. Although as a beginner, it might be a difficult job for you to increase your AdSense income over time you will understand how it works well.
You can also sign up for AdSense-related blogs to enhance your knowledge and place the AdSense ads on the right places to increase clicks from your blogs.
5 essential SEO tips for blogspot blogs
Now that you got a clear idea of what to do after creating a blog on blogspot, now is the time to focus on your SEO strategies to boost your blog’s traffic from search engines.
1. Give top priority to on-page SEO
If you want to increase your blog traffic on blogspot, you must ensure that you are doing proper on-page optimization. On-page SEO includes the following factors.
Use your primary keywords on title tags, image alt tags, internal links, subheadings such as h2, h3, and overall body content. This will ensure that your content is properly optimized for specific keywords and you can increase its search engine visibility.
2. Find keywords before you write anything
Keyword research is the key factor in increasing your organic traffic. Use SEO tools like Semrush to find out the best-performing keywords in your niche.
Make sure to always come up with long-tail keywords to drive more traffic. For instance, “blogger” is a short tail keyword and it’s almost impossible to rank for that keyword because of high competition.
But you can rank for long-tail keywords such as “create a free blog on blogspot”, “start a new blog on Blogger”, “how to create a free blog” etc. These are all long-tail keywords that are generally are less competitive and you can easily rank for these keywords without building too many links.
3. Getting incoming links is the key to increasing organic traffic
Link building is the most effective way to increase your search traffic. Although link building is hard for most beginners, try to write guest posts for other blogs in your niche to build natural links.
Also use creative link-building strategies such as the Skyscraper technique, blogger outreach, etc to attract high-quality links from other blogs. The more you focus on building links the more traffic you will attract from search engines as Google gives top priority to the sites that have more backlinks.
4. Never publish duplicate content
Most beginner bloggers publish copied content on their blogspot blogs. I observe this almost every time I see a new blogger starts a blog on blogspot platform. They do this to increase their blog traffic but what they don’t understand is Google has clever algorithms that will catch up with who is posting copied content.
And if they find you are posting duplicate content on your blog to increase your traffic, it will start penalizing your search rankings or even Google may delete your blog for doing wrong deeds. So never post duplicate content, take your time to research and craft great content for your blog readers.
5. Optimize images for search engines
A picture is worth of thousand words.
Images not only add depth to your content but helps you increase your traffic from “Google image search”. The more compelling images you use the more traffic you get from search engines.
But when using images on your blogspot blog posts, make sure to use images that are not copyrighted. Don’t use random images from Google search results as Google won’t accept your AdSense if they find copyrighted content using freely on your blogspot blogs.
You can use free sites like FreeDigitalPhotos.net or Quozio.com to make your own images.
Check out this post for the best places to find free images.
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FAQ’s About Creating A Blogspot Blog
Here are a few frequently asked questions that you might have before creating a blogspot blog using the Blogger platform.
Here are a few of the major differences between both a blogspot blog and a WordPress.com blog.
In the Blogger platform,
→ You rent your website, Blogger actually owns it (it means you won’t get full control over your free blogspot blog)
→ Fully maintained and controlled by Blogger so you don’t have to worry about the domain or hosting space (free to use)
→ Easy to use for beginners
→ Customizations (themes or SEO related) are limited when compared to WordPress
→ Automatic software updates
→ WordPress is an open-source platform that means you own your site.
→ You’re responsible for managing your site from security to malware to everything else.
→ Easy to customize
→ Automatic WordPress updates (on WordPress.com)
So if you’re someone who’s looking for a free platform to easily create and manage your free blog, the Blogger platform is definitely for you. But if you’re really serious about making money, you may consider using a self-hosted blog on the WordPress platform which is used widely by so many people.
Here are three simple yet most effective tips for you to name your free blogspot blog or any other blog.
→ USe what your blog is all about
→ Use synonyms?
→ Use blog name generators
If you’re getting traffic mostly from countries like the US, UK, etc it’s easier for you to use AdSense and other sources to make money from your blog because you can use high CPC ads to increase your AdSense earnings. Likewise, your industry also plays a big role in monetizing your free blogspot blog.
Getting traffic to any blog (whether it’s a blogspot blog or WordPress blog) requires the following things.
→ In-depth and useful content (articles with 2000+ words rank well in Google)
→ Consistency in your blog posting frequency (Google always loves fresh content and gives top rankings to the sites which post consistently)
→ Proper SEO (keyword research to building links)
→ Create at least 30 to 50 blog posts before thinking about using AdSense so you’ll have more chances of getting approval for your AdSense account.
→ Make sure to get at least 1000 visitors a day to have a high chance of getting your AdSense account along with decent earnings.
→ You can also search for Facebook groups or connect with other people with approved AdSense accounts as it makes much easier for you to start monetizing your blog’s content without waiting for the approval of an AdSense account from Google.
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Final thoughts on starting a free blog on blogspot platform
I personally think creating a blog on blogspot blogging platform is the best way to begin your blogging journey. Over time, you will not only be able to gain blogging experience but you will also start understanding all the technical terms related to blogging such as SEO, themes, plugins, customization, etc.
Once you started getting confidence, you can later migrate to WordPress self-hosted platform to enlarge your monetization strategies and skills as a blogger. Not only you will be able to make money quickly when you have a good online reputation but you will know how money blogging really works.
I hope this detailed guide on creating a free blog on blogspot blogging platform helps you not only to start a blog but also helps you start making money from AdSense. If you find this guide helpful, please share it with others so they can start their own blogs on blogspot.
Share your thoughts in the comments below and also ask questions if you have any! I’d be glad to respond to them all.
Reader Comments (47)
I think Google also gives Adsense approval for a blogger site, because it has an earning section on the side bar, how and when Google approval comes to a blogger blog.
BlogSpot is one of the best way to create and promote without any need of hosting services and ssl because it is provided by blogger free of cost. You have described very well. Thanks and subscribed your blog.
I had a doubt that whether we use AdSense on blog-spot (blogger) or not.
Now my doubt is clear.
Thanks for this article.
Thank you so much sir for sharing such a lovely and wonderful post..I had watched your interview in satishkvideos channel.I was shocked in that interview.I had also started my blogging journey few days ago….I hope I also get success like you…….Sir,stay safe
Here is the amazing facts. I got an clear cut ideas to create a free blog on blogspot. Thank You ! But I have a question. How can I install a new theme to my blogspot blog?
Great blog!! You gave a detailed explanation of how to start a blog on Blogspot. I was looking for content that explains step by step how I can start my new blogging website on blogger. Thanks for sharing
This post looks very comprehensive and detailed. I am new to this however, i have a website into which i am looking forward to include a blog section, i may need the help of passionate professionals, i hope i can contact you in case if necessary.
Hey Anil Agarwal,
Thanks for the post. Many people want to start a blog but only with their writing skills. They don’t want to invest early. Your post is one of the best for those people. With the help of it, they can start their own blog.
Very good information for begginers like me. I also associate with blog from last3 months. But I am not getting enough traffic on my site. give ideas for it. also give backlink which can help me.
Bharat please keep working hard on your blog and don’t give up. Let me share you few ways you can use to create backlinks https://bloggerspassion.com/ways-to-create-quality-backlinks/
Blogging is the new trend nowadays and is a great source of income also. For people like me who is new to blogging, this article is very informative and useful.
Nowadays, blogging is a priority for most of the newcomers over their job, but I think no one will directly invest money in blogging because of the competition. For blogging a newcomer needs experience and he can get that from free platforms. Here you have given information on free blogging and getting money from it. It will help many newcomers.
Hey Anil Agarwal,
Thanks for the post. Many people want to start a blog but only with their writing skills. They don’t want to invest early. Your post is one of the best for those people. With the help of it, they can start their own blog.
Well written and very helpful post. As a blogger, I also share many helpful guides on my blog. Anyway, I came across your blog on Google search and made me really excited.
Thank you for this useful information. That’s exactly what I’ve been searching for. The only question that I have is that; is it possible to use Amazon affiliate program on a Free Blog On Blogspot?.
Nice information sir. Can you tell me how to index a website’s url’s manually in a new webmaster tool..
Hello, Nice post, although i have question if you help.
i started my free blog from blogger 3-4 month back and recently i moved to wordpress but i facing lost of problem and also i lost my all the backlinks as well. can i get back to blogspot again? i have custom domain, will goggle gives the Adsenses approval on blogspot plateform in 2019?
Hi Bhavesh, yes Google approves AdSense accounts even in blogspot platforms, no issues with that. But when it comes to moving your existing content from Blogger to WordPress, you should take proper precautions, otherwise, your data will be lost.
I have a blogger free domain but don’t have idea how bring it on googles first page and how to write content. I want to write about pc games but don’t have any idea how to write proper content with SEO optimization.
Don’t worry, just get started small. Learn more about how to find low competitive keywords and on page optimization. You’ll get there. You can also read this post on SEO (https://bloggerspassion.com/seo-tutorial-for-beginners/) to learn SEO as you can find a ton of techniques to increase your search traffic.
I started blogging but i dont have so much traffic so i coundn’t generate revenue please guide, how i rank my blogs top 10 on google and what is safest method to seo a single post by creating backlinks
Since 2016, I have been blogging. When I started, I didn’t even know where you start and how to start a blog. But then I started learning and today I am eligible enough to create a blog.
After reading your article, I feel that you have written a valuable content. It is really amazing and helpful for beginners and bloggers like me.
Thanks for sharing…
Blogger is the best platform for starting a blog….its totally free and a great a place with a very user friendly dashboard…my first blog was on blogspot and I really liked all its features….great post for all blogspot users…thanks for sharing!!
Yes Thomes, blogger is definitely a great choice for beginners but it has its own limitations such as domain, not owning full control, less features when compared to platforms like WordPress. But you can give a try to it, play with it to get more ideas around how it works.
sir i have also used your procedure but i have one question that when i have purchased a custom domain from godaddy i got the domain setup my domain name with my blogspot blog everything is working perfectly fine but when i and my friends search for my blog via url if we don’t use http with the url my site does not oepned and but when i open my blog followed by http my blog will open perfectly can you explain what can i do so that my blog will open without typing http
thanks in advance hope you will answer my querry
I’m just trying opening your domain without http, its opening fine at my end. Its opening on https version. Please mail me with details at [email protected] in case you still have any confusion with screenshot.
Amazing article about blogging on blogger platform. I don’t have to pay for hosting. This is a one of detailed article I ever read about blogging on blogger platform. I didn’t browse other websites, because you included all the details here.
Thank you and keep writing.
The good thing about is its hosting and you don’t have to pay anything. Another reason is: both Blogger and Tumblr are comparatively easier than WordPress: they are relatively more preferred by bloggers who just like to “write and post”. So you don’t even need any technical skills.
It great to be reading your post again. It’s always the best efforts you have put into your content, that’s why it will help many out there looking to learn.
By the way, Thanks for the great read Anil.
Hi Donna, nice to see you here again. Yes, I spend so much time in content creation and that’s the reason why it’s always detailed and helpful enough for the audience, thanks for the appreciation. Keep up the great work. You might want to check out this post as well: https://bloggerspassion.com/best-lifestyle-blogs/ to find the best lifestyle blogs.
This is really awesome methods you provided to create free website . I was searching for blogspot tips and tricks how to create a blog free and here you have shared all methods to do this.
Thanks for help !
Glad you liked it Sarah. Just make sure to know few more things about Blogger that, WordPress is somewhat ahead of Blogger in ease of commenting. Even platforms like Tumblr doesn’t have an inbuilt commenting system and prefers to rely on a third-party system (such as Disqus) whereas with Blogger, you need to rely on the basic commenting system.
Great article for Beginners. I have also created a blog on Blogger and now I have bought a custom domain but I’m hosting it on Blogger. I haven’t applied for Adsense yet by reading your 300-400 unique views suggestion.
If you want to read more about adsense, go through this post: https://bloggerspassion.com/google-adsense-earnings/ That being said, test more with ad placements, the two AdSense placements I’ve personally found most effective, even on a low traffic sites, is the 300 x 250 and the Leaderboard 728 x 90 which work like a charm no matter what industry you are in.
Great tutorial and information, Anil. Not many bloggers promote anything other than WordPress.org so I’m happy to read this. It’s said that Blogger, WordPress.com, and even Squarespace get pushed by the wayside.
Thanks for sharing this. Passing it along!
Yes, there are not too many bloggers who promote Blogger because it’s free but here at Bloggers Passion we do what’s helpful for the audience. Glad you liked it.
Great point about beginners not wanting to invest their dough in something like a WordPress self hosted blog. Better to join Blogger in the beginning. Even if it means doing a transfer, get a feel for blogging, if you want to get serious about this platform and then you can invest money down the road. All about testing the waters with Blogger before you dive in head first. I even had 3-4 of these free blogs myself over the years, before I got super serious with Blogging From Bloggerhope.
Thanks for sharing ?
Hi Amir, great points. I would recommend you have your blog using wordpress. Note that you will be able to place ads on wordpress websites only if you have a custom domain name and not a subdomain under WordPress, and almost all the professionals use it who are serious about making money from blogging.
Today creating a blog on BlogSpot is become much easier than it was before. And, here in this article you have mentioned a complete useful and informative post about how to create and setup a blog on BlogSpot, including SEO of the blog. Thanks for sharing this useful post.
Yes Vikas, blogspot is great but here’s the thing: almost everyone recommends WordPress self hosted blog because here you will have copyright for you content, if you use blogger platform Google can delete your content at anytime without intimation and it happened to so many bloggers. That’s the biggest con with it.
Good Afternoon Anil Sir ! I read this article with full of information and guidelines given by you. but one thing I want to ask with you that is it true that Google can delete any of blogspot at suddenly at any time without any prior notice to its owner ? I have read it on so many authority blogs . Is it true ? why does it happens ? If it is true how can one earn through free blogspot blog? If it is true it is very dangerous ! Please answer what is your opinion sir ? Because i want to start blogging on free blogspot blogger blog to earn money!
If you’re duplicating others content, Google will have the right to create copyright warnings for your site and on Blogger platform Google can delete your content at anytime without intimation. So make sure to create original content, don’t even think about using others images without giving proper image credit if you want to stay safe. But if you’re really serious, you should go for WordPress where you’ll have full control over your site.
Hello anil bro
Thanks for this step by step guide.That will help the newbie blogger to build their first blog. You’re right, even when I was a newbie I also start copy paste from other blogs. After 5 month of blogging, I will realized that it is wrong. Thanks bro.
Glad you found it useful Salek. Just don’t copy paste others stuff no matter what industry you are in. No one likes it. You can only build a profitable blog if you’re creating original content that actually adds value to the people.