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Blogging has become one of the best ways of earning money online nowadays. To start a basic blog, you will need a domain name and hosting that cost some amount of money depending on which offer you choose.
Those who are blogging for a few years can easily afford the cost of a domain, hosting, as well as many support tools needed for blogging.
For a fresh beginner blogger, it’s a little bit difficult to afford the cost. Some people can’t afford it or they just want to create a website just for fun.
In this post, I am going to tell you how you can create a blog for free and earn from it.
To create a blog for free you have to choose one of the free blog publishing platforms such as Blogger, WordPress.com, Wix, Weebly, etc.
When you create a free blog on their website, you will get their free subdomain such as yoursite.blogspot.com from Blogger, yoursite.wix.com from WIX.
I am going to assume you chose Blogger’s Blogspot and tell you how to earn money with this free blogging platform.
Before starting a free blog, you should consider advantages and disadvantages of blogspot.
Blogger.com provides free subdomains of blogspot.com. It is partnered by Google and doesn’t cost even a penny to create.
This guide will show you how to earn money with Google’s free Blogspot domain step by step.
- Create a Blogger.com account
Go to Blogger.com home page and sign up using Gmail. Once you are signed in you will see the “New blog” button on the left side of the page. Click on it to create your blog.
- Enter blog name and blog address
Enter your preferred blog name in the Title box and click next. Then enter your unique blog address (example.blogspot.com). If it’s not available you can change it to another address. Click save to create your blog.
- Start creating new blog posts
Now is the time for creating your blog posts. Click “Create blog posts” to create new posts. Publish new posts regularly.
- Create quality content
To get your website on Google search results and get a good amount of traffic, you should create good quality content.
Don’t be in a hurry to get your posts published. Revise your post again and again. Fix if any grammatical mistakes you find. The grammatical mistakes also affect your SEO. Always recheck if you missed anything before posting.
- Submit your blog to Google Search Console
Google automatically submits all Blogger blogs as long as you do not alter robots.txt. But you should still submit your blog to Google Search Console manually.
It’s a great tool to monitor and manage how your blog appears in google search. If your posts are not getting indexed fast, you can manually index it with the Search Console.
Sign in to Google Search Console with the same Google account you used on Blogger. On the top left side, you will see search property. Click on “Add property” to submit your website. It should automatically verify your blog.
- Monetize your blog with AdSense
Once your site is running and getting a decent amount of traffic it’s time to monetize.
AdSense is a top-level contextual ad network. So they have a strict approval policy. There’s a high chance that your site will get rejected a few times. It depends on the quality of the content. So always focus on quality posts.
On the left side of your blogger page, you will see the earnings tab. Click on it to apply for AdSense. Now, wait for AdSense to process your application. It can take from a few days to 2 weeks.
Upon getting approved put ad code to your blog widget. But if you get rejected, don’t feel bad. AdSense will send you the reason for rejection. Try to fix those problems and apply again. You can apply to AdSense as many times as you want.
There are few eligibility criteria that you can check before applying for AdSense.
- You must be 18 years old
- You must be the owner of the content
- The site must have unique and original content
- Your BlogSpot content must comply with Google’s policy
- Do not use copyrighted images or copy content from other sites
- The site must have clear navigation
- The site must be six months old (There are some exception)
- Getting google organic traffic increase your site value
- Use google supported language
Other methods of earning money from BlogSpot
Free BlogSpot bloggers usually earn from Google AdSense. If you get rejected by AdSense, you can still earn money by the ways below.
- Apply to other ad networks that accepts free blogspot
- Affiliate marketing
- Direct sells
- Sponsored post
- Consulting/Coaching service
- Accept donations