Create a blog for free. Sound impossible? Actually it is, but I will show you how to create your blog on a tight budget. You will need to pay for a domain name and hosting, I can recommend Bluehost. Bluehost offers a hosting plan that includes a domain name, email and WordPress installed on your server. I will recommend a free WordPress theme. furthermore I will recommend free plugins that will add needed features to your new blog, add protection against hackers and spammers and add plugins to help you with search engine rankings.
Create A Blog For Free, Adding A Free WordPress Theme
There are many free WordPress themes that you can find just by going to your WordPress admin and clicking on Appearance/Themes/Add New. You will see several themes that can be installed on your blog. Find more options by going to WordPress Themes to see many more free themes. You can search for your specific subject if you still have not found what you are looking for. Furthermore, check out my tips on free WordPress themes at Free WordPress Themes for additional ideas.
Adding Plugins To Create A Blog For Free
Plugins add features that function to bring your blog alive. Photo galleries, slide shows, RSS feeds and other plugins add to your site and attract visitors. Even more, plugins protect your site from hackers and spammers. You will need this protection as your site gets more popular and begins to generate traffic.
Search Engine Optimization Adds Visitors To Your Blog
When you create a blog for free you will need to get people to find it on search engines. I recommend the Yoast SEO plugin. You can easily add it to your blog by clicking on Plugins/Add New and searching for Yoast SEO. Click Install, then click Activate. You may need to configure it to suit your needs but the default settings should work fine for your blog. I recommend using the free version, you may want to upgrade later on to the paid version. It will give you a break down of each page and post in your blog and tell you if changes need to be made.
Once You Create A Blog For Free You Need To Make Money With It
There are several ways to make money with your blog. You can add affiliate banners and links, direct advertising banners, references to another business that you have and much more. See some ideas in my post Make Money Blogging – Easy To Follow Steps