Making your own blog on the “Blogspot” is now becoming more easier and safer. Sharing your knowledge to the users is a great thing. And if you want to earn online, then blogging would be best for you.
But here is a thing to consider creating a blog on Blogspot is free but you do not get your own domain in it. I suggest you buy your own hosting and domain. And built your website on WordPress.
Because self-hosted WordPress blogs present a better blogging platform when compared to free blogging platforms like BlogSpot.com and WordPress.com. It has more features and easy to rank as compared to free ones.
Here is a tip for the beginners and newbies don’t make an initial investment of money to create a blog. This is true because there is a lot of reason behind it.
On the Internet, you will get to see many platforms which claim that you can make a free blog on it. Eg. Wix, Joomla, Yola, Hubpages, Contentful, Medium. And this is also true and you can make a blog. But I will recommend you just two platform WordPress and Blogspot.
Once you learned everything about blogging. You can then move to self-hosted WordPress. And if you are a beginner like I say about it above, Blogspot is a good option where you can learn blogging and experience it how it works.
About Blogspot (Blogger.com)
- Blogspot is powered by Google and all of your images are hosted on Picasa (It also a part of Google company). In simple language, Blogspot is a Google-centric blogging platform.
- If you want to earn money from it and to have a good appearance of your blog then I’ll recommend you to go for self-hosted WordPress. It does make money but still has some issues.
- And in the last, you can not use any plugins or any other customization on Blogspot.
Step-By-Step Guide To Start Blog On Blogspot
To create your new blog, first, visit the Blogger.com website and log in using your existing Google (GMAIL) account. If you don’t have one then just create it for free by signing up.
Once you are logged in, click on “new blog” and you will see an interface like this below image.
Enter your blog name and address and just hit the “Create blog” done! now you have created your first blog on blogger.
Don’t use your personal name as a domain try using a generic keyword like which keyword describes your brand or the niche your blog. And also easy to remember the domain.
You have just arrived at Blogger’s Dashboard. But work is not over here. This is just the beginning. Let’s learn about writing the first article and how to customize our new blog to look more attractive.
Writing The First Article
From the dashboard click on the “Post” tab
And then click the plus (+) icon. To begin your first article writedown.
Here you will see an interface to write down your first content. And optimize for search engines eg. putting keywords, choosing the perfect category, adding tags, permalink, adding a heading, etc.
But before publishing any post, make sure to create about us and contact us page.
Customizing The BlogSpot
First, change the default template as it looks too boring and not s much stylish. For that, you have to go to “Settings” > “Template” and change the template from there. For more extra creative templates you can google for it.
And you can enable and disable many settings on this page. Like adding logo and customizing header footer etc.
How To Earn Money From BlogSpot
Once you have a few blog posts and a lot of views start coming on them. Then your blog can be ready to earn money from AdSense. For this, you need to go to the “Earning” tab and check.
If you see a sign of an eligible there, mean your blog is ready for showing ads on it. There are some criteria that you have to follow in order to be eligible. Here is a list of it.
- Good Looking Theme And Layout (Menu, Header, Footer, Sidebar).
- Following All Adsense Guidelines.
- Unique Content (Google Hate Copywrite Content)
- Use Basic Fonts And Colors.
- Have At Least 30 Above Articles.
Once you are done your earning will start from Blogspot blog. Ok so now you are fully done with it.
If you guys want to add your custom domain on Blogspot then comment below I’ll write another article on this topic.
Blogger is a free blog publishing platform, while Blogspot is a free domain service provider. And It’s not the same Blogspot has to be used with Blogger, but Blogger doesn’t have to be used with Blogspot.
Blogspot used for building a free blog on the internet. And sharing your knowledge with the world.
Yes, It is more limited than WordPress. You can’t use plugins and end to end premium themes like WordPress.
Yes, You can there are some criteria that you have to follow in order to be eligible for it. And then you can earn money from AdSense.
Yes, it can be better if you just want to write content on it. And be agree to limited features. But for making money or creating a long term impact, the WordPress platform is far better than BlogSpot.
This article is only for those who are beginners or want an easy platform to publish content and make money. And if anyone doesn’t have the budget for buying a domain and hosting then Blogspot is best for you.
Because it’s a trust of the world’s No. 1 search engine “Google” so go for it.
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