How To Create A Free Blog On The BlogSpot

Having a blog is a great thing because you can share anything you want (…and if you are wise you can also earn a decent income from your blog).

Here at ShoutMeLoud, I have written about many blogging platforms that you can use to create a blog for yourself.  I usually suggest creating a blog using your own domain and hosting, and creating your blog via WordPress(.org).

We have talked a lot about self-hosted WordPress blogs in previous posts, and there is no doubt that this presents a better blogging platform when compared to free blogging platforms like BlogSpot.com and WordPress.com.

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However, many newbies who want to start blogging don’t want to make an initial investment of funds to create a blog. This is completely reasonable.

There are many blogging platforms which offer users the ability to create free blogs. If you are looking for a simple free blog, my suggestion would be to start blogging with WordPress.com or BlogSpot.com.

Once you have some blogging experience, you can advance and become more professional with a self-hosted WordPress blog.

BlogSpot allows you to create a free blog, but it does have limitations.

However, as I mentioned above, for a beginner it is a great way to learn how to create a blog and begin the blogging process.

Create a Free Blog

This post is dedicated to the “beginners” who are new to blogging and would like to get started by learning the basics involved in the process.

Before I begin the complete tutorial, there are a couple of things you should know:

  • Firstly, 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, in this sense, is a Google-centric blogging platform.
  • Secondly, if the goal of your blog is to make money and to have a blog that is professional in appearance, I would recommend that you create your blog using WordPress. It’s easy, and with the help of our exclusive free WordPress guide, you can create your blog in the next 60 minutes.

Step-by-step Guide to Creating a Free Blog on BlogSpot:

To create your free BlogSpot blog site, head over to BlogSpot.com and login using your Google account. If you don’t have a Google (gmail) account, you can create one for free.

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.

Once you are logged in, click on “new blog” or click on this link to directly go there: Create a free blog

Name your blog:

The first thing you need to do is add a name and select your domain. I suggest you read “How To Select a Domain Name” for additional information.

Avoid using your personal name as the domain name, and instead use some generic domain name that you can brand later with a custom domain.

You can then select a blog template (you can change it anytime), and click on “Create Blog”.

Name of your blog

Now your blog is created, but you are not done yet!

There are a few settings that you need to set on your newly created BlogSpot blog to make it easy to use.

You are now on the BlogSpot dashboard where you will see your blog’s backend. From here you can go to “Settings” and make changes to improve your blog’s visibility.

Here is a screenshot of what you should be seeing:

BlogSpot dashboard

From here you can click on “Posts” > “New post” and start writing your very first blog post!

But before you write your first post, I would recommend that you go to “Pages” and create at least one “About” page describing who you are and what your blog is about.

Most importantly, you should change your blog’s template as the default one is generic and boring (in my opinion).

Here I have compiled a list of free BlogSpot templates that you can download and install on your blog. Alternatively, you can go to “Settings” > “Template” and change the template from there.

On this page, you can also add a logo to the header of your BlogSpot blog, and add or remove various other features.

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Once you have a few blog posts up and running, you can go to “Settings” > “Earnings” and enable AdSense for your blog. This will allow you to earn money from your free BlogSpot blog.

BlogSpot AdSense

So your blog is almost ready and you can start writing posts. There are just a few more things I suggest you do.

I cover these things in the video tutorial below.

Video Tutorial to Create a Free BlogSpot Blog:

Note: This post is meant for every reader out there who does not already have a blog and is looking for an easy way to create a free blog.

I started my blogging journey with BlogSpot, and I later advanced to WordPress. If you want to take the more professional route right from the beginning, you can always refer to my WordPress Beginner guide.

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A blog scientist by the mind and a passionate blogger by heart ❤️. Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and Cryptocurrency space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud and CoinSutra, and a Speaker at Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. He has won numerous awards for his work at ShoutMeLoud. Life motto: Live while you can! Teach & inspire while you could & Smile while you have the teeth.

154 thoughts on “How To Create A Free Blog On The BlogSpot”

  1. Muhammad Abdullah

    Great article, Harsh. You’ve briefly explained to create a free blog on blogger platform and I’m also agree that blogger is best for start-up bloggers or newbies and WordPress is best for professionals.
    Your blogging tips are amazing and easily to understand for a beginner

  2. Thanks a lot Harsh for an informative post! Blogger will give a kickstart to newbies as they don’t need any investment, the Best part about blogger is that we can move to WordPress.org anytime!

  3. Hi Harsh,
    Thanks for this information.
    I totally agree with your words.
    Adding custom domain gives us complete freedom to start our own brand which is very helpful for newbies and students.

  4. Bryson Khadka

    At first, Thank you very much for sharing this article with us. And secondly, the post of ShoutMeLoud blog is always helping me whether it is a beginner’s guide, money making, or SEO. This is that place and the post from which I was inspired to be blogger. Thanks so many times again.

  5. Ronald Segura

    Hi Harsh,

    BlogSpot is definitely a good alternative for those who want to start a blogging career without making any investment, in terms of money. But like you mentioned, it has many limitations so it’s better to start off with a self-hosted WordPress blog.

    Is good that you mentioned that Adsense at least gives the opportunity to generate some earnings, even though you have a free blog. Also, now that Facebook has their Audience Network Platform, it’s possible for those who have free blogs on BlogSpot to make some money through Facebook Instant Articles and Facebook Audience.

    Have a great day and thanks for sharing!

  6. Wonderful Article Harsh! I started my blog a few days ago and I am following your blog and its article for my next move. It helped me a lot. I would like to thank you for your blog as it has all the solutions which I need as a blogger. Thank you so much for this awesome article.

  7. Hi Harsh,

    I have created my new blog using blogspot. But, it is yet to be monetized using Adsense. Thanks for your excellent article. I always read you blog. I have also bought your ebook on Affiliate Marketing. Thanks a lot.

  8. Hi harsh,
    i am freelancer, providing computer repair services and computer amc services in Delhi, and try to get ranking in google search. i want to know which hosting is best for WordPress and server speed. i hosted my website on hostgator but its google page speed is not optimizing as per my work. please suggest me.

  9. Nice One @harsh
    Blogger is the best and free platform for taking the first baby step towards blogging.
    This will help lots of people to begin with the blogspot.

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