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Are you on a blog hunt?
Want to start blogging today but don’t want to spend money?
Want to be independent and share your thoughts with the world?
Have heard about blogging and wanna test the waters?
If your answer is yes to any of the questions, then congratulations. You are at the right place. In this post, I am going to talk about the top 3 blogging platforms available on the internet for free.
I have tried all 3 of these platforms myself so I will tell you why I went there and what I learnt.
Why do you need to read this post?
I have been writing online since 2015. I wanted to explore all the aspects of writing and I have been experimenting with all the resources since then. The thought of spending money was scary when I didn’t know if I would like blogging or not. So I opened my laptop and started searching for the best websites I could find for free. I have tried the 3 most suggested but like everything else, they have their own pros and cons. I will walk you through them and let you decide.
Before I begin, I would like to thank Grammarly for letting me write what I want without the stress of grammatical mistakes and spelling errors. You can check out my post on how Grammarly is your online best friend to know what I mean.
And… It’s available for free too.
Let’s get started!
WordPress helps you to make your own blog or website for free.
- All you have to do is visit their website by typing WordPress on Google or just click here. You can download the WordPress app on your mobile too.
- You will see login/ Get Started on the top right corner or you can just click on Start Your Site button.
- Then enter your email id, fill in the details and get started.
There will be many plans shown but for now, just choose the free one. You can later buy the premium plan if you love WordPress and really want to blog.
- You can add plugins that make your work a lot easier. Free plugins are available too and they work amazing. You will know their magic once you start making your own website.
- WordPress has an amazing range of themes that you can choose from. Themes are the basic layout of a website so it’s great that you have a large variety.
- There is an amazing community of WordPress where you can read blogs of other writers and share yours. The community really helps in the growth phase. You learn a lot and don’t feel alone.
- The WordPress dashboard is easy and quick to navigate.
- WordPress has an app too. It makes following others and checking the dashboard quite easy.
- The website customization is a little complex and you need a little patience when you make it for the first time. To make it easy, you can download Elementor Plugin. (I told ya plugins are magical, didn’t I?) Once it’s done, customizing your page becomes easy next time.
- You need to set up quite a few things before beginning. You have to find the right plugins to help you and read a couple of articles. (When I was doing it for the first time, I almost cried but look at me now, I am proud of my baby.)
Wix is another blogging platform that is famous among beginners and professionals alike.
- To begin blogging with Wix, type Wix on google search or simply click here.
- Click on Get Started.
- Then enter your email id and get started!
- Wix is beautiful. Period. It has one of the most beautiful templates available.
- No tricky plugins required. All you need is there already.
- The user interface is one of the best.
- The website is easily customizable. They ask you if you are a beginner or a professional and when you choose beginner, everything is as easy as a slice of cake.
- Wix app is so amazing. It lets you create a community where you can interact with your followers and they can interact with each other too. You can also organize activities, talk to your followers personally and notify them when your new post is out.
- The normal SEO plan of Wix is cheap. It was 300 INR per month when I was blogging there but when you are serious about blogging and want something other than just appearing on Google Search, Wix is relatively expensive.
- The absence of plugins is a boon and a curse for Wix. The boon is that it makes the customization easy but the curse is that it makes things a little complicated when you want something other than what Wix originally offers you.
- Wix calls them apps what WordPress calls plugins. WordPress Plugins are easier to use than Wix Apps.
Blogger is another very famous blogging platform where you can blog for free.
To log in on Blogger, you all need is a Gmail account.
On your phone, you can download the Blogger App and on a laptop, you can search Blogger on Google and click on the first website. Or simply click here.
- Blogger is owned by Google so you don’t have to buy anything to appear on the Google Search.
- It’s easy to use.
- The user interface is really simple.
- Google AdSense is available as long as you reach a certain limit of readers every month.
- If you just want to focus on writing and don’t want to spend time making or customizing web pages, Blogger is the one for you.
- The website is easy to use but there are lots of limitations on what you can really do.
- The website can be customized only up to a certain limit.
- It ain’t pretty like Wix or WordPress.
- Google surely is not taking care of Blogger as much as they are doing with their other daughter companies.
That’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed reading this. Do share it with someone you know who loves writing or looking for a side hustle. Write down in the comments below if you already have a blog or make one in the future. I would love to read what you write.