Tuesday, October 2, 2018

How To Start A Free Blogger Blog And Make Money Step By Step Guide 2018

So, you're excited to start a blog that generates you a decent earning every month. But want to invest as less as possible because you don't want to give your hard-earned money out of your pocket to lucrative hosting providers which charges you every month or so for hosting your blog in their servers.

Then, Blogger or Blogspot.com is the best place for any blogger who is just getting started with a mindset to make money then invest in the blog. This platform is best for blogging beginners as it gives you both FREE HOSTING AND DOMAIN with nothing to zero investment to your blog. You can customize your blog to a great extent such as add labels, footer, header, blog title, blog post and more. BLOGGER is the most recommended blogging platform for beginners the reason for that is it ranks well on Google pages if the keyword and SEO of the blog are optimized then you will see a ton of traffic to your site.

GOOGLE ADSENSE is integrated with Blogger Dashboard which helps bloggers to make money by displaying ads in their blog. Adsense is the best way to monetize for new Blogspot blog because you can make a good amount of money even if the traffic is low.  But it is hard to get Adsense approval with free domain so I recommend you to buy a domain. Having your own domain can help your blog look more professional, get a quick Adsense approval and increase the rate of traffic engagement.

I got a domain from Godaddy, which cost me around $10 per year. Godaddy is the cheapest domain provider in the market. The best thing about using Godaddy domain provider is that it is quite easy to access and point the DOMAIN to BLOGGER.


1. Getting Started

FIRST, head over to your Google.com then searches for keyword Blogger.com. You will find an interface greeting you to create a new blog which is easy and free.

Now, click on "CREATE YOUR BLOG". Then enter your Gmail account details to login into the Blogger Dashboard.

2. Select A Blog Name And  Theme 

Enter the blog title which is relevant to your niche that you're going to write about. Few examples like, if you have a blog on health then you can give the title as Health and fitness benefits or name that is more appealing to your niche.

The theme is the design of your blog, this increases the look and feel of your blog post and if a good theme is used it out-ranks your competitors ranking in Google. So, I recommend you to use the default theme of Blogger as it is highly customized. Click on any of the themes or just go with the default one as you can customize it later.

3. Blogger Dashboard Overview

After you have selected the theme and name. Click on Create Blog. This will take you to a new interface called Blogger Dashboard where you will be operating your whole blog.

1. Post Section

Here you write about your niche. Post articles, share, edit and delete your post. This is an important section as your blogging journey will start when you write the very first article and publish it.  On the top of the post section there are features like redo, undo, bold, italic, and many more which is used to increase the article look and feel with accordance to the theme your using. You will find three sections here. First, "ALL"  where all the published and draft articles can be overviewed and edited. Next is "DRAFT" where all the unpublished articles are present which is under modification or is to be completed. The other one is "PUBLISHED" which contains the articles which have been published in the blog.

2. Stats Section

Stats is an important section of the blogger as it has the details of page views, an article which has more views, countries from which the blog is receiving view and overall stats of the blog.


Here you can look at the comments that your blog post or article got from your viewers. You can modify the comments accordingly.

4. Earning

Earning section is integrated with Adsense, from where you can control your Adsense account. For a new blog, it will show for sign up but before you hit for sign up you must have articles that are having good quality content and your blog should have at least 15 to 20 high-quality post.

5. Pages

Here you write about the articles which you don't want to showcase on your blog post as it is not that important for your visitors. Page section includes pages like ABOUT ME, CONTACT, PRIVACY POLICY, DISCLAIMER, etc.

6. Layout

The layout is where you give your blog an outlook by editing a few features and deleting some default features. The layout is mostly helpful for beginners who don't have in-depth knowledge in the theme section, which include a slight coding area. Layout section has a lot to be done when your using a default theme. Some setting like adding a description, modifying the post header, and a lot about giving a new feel to the template frontend setting.

7. Theme

The theme is the section where you have the complete control of your blog with regards to both frontend and backend. You can change anything in the theme section, but the prerequisite to access the theme is you must know something about coding. But if you're a beginner I suggest you to use this section only to download the template or when you have some knowledge about coding.

8. Setting

The setting section is very important with regards to both the SEO and general setting of the blog. You have to edit a few general setting before you start your new blog. Some setting part includes adding a title, description, number of posts on the main page, enabling comments, formatting the date and time, SEO setting for searches like adding robots.txt and more.

4. SEO setting for blogger blog

Go to setting section and click on the title now enter the blog name. Once that is done add a description of the blog. Just hold on before you start typing the description. Take a note and write all the keywords that your niche is about. This will help to improve the SEO for your blog if you consistently post the article with the keywords in it, your blog will skyrocket in no time. Keep it under 500 character max.

Now the main part is working in the "SEARCH AND PREFERENCE" section where the most SEO setting is done. First, enter the meta tag description with a proper usage of keywords. Meta tags is a small description of your blog which is under 150 character this gives an overview of your blog.

Custom robot.txt - Here you have to add a small code as shown below just replacee your blog URL and your good to go. This section is important because you permit Google spiders(crawlers) to regularly crawl your site improving your ranking in the search engine. But, if you make some changes in the code it can have a negative impact on your blog ranking so this section needs to be carefully handled.

User-agent: *
Disallow: /search
Allow: /
Sitemap: https://www.yourbloglink.com/atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500

Custom robot header tags- Click on yes to enable the custom robot header.

  • Homepage tick on  "ALL" then on "NOODP".
  • Archive and Search Pages tick on "NOINDEX" then on "NOODP".
  • The default for posts and pages tick on " ALL" then on "NOODP".

Ways to make money from the blogger blog


Adsense is the best way to make money if your getting started with Blogger. You need to have an ABOUT ME, CONTACT ME, PRIVACY POLICY AND DISCLAIMER pages to get a quick approval for Adsense but before you signup, your blog needs to have 15 to 20 well-written articles. 

You can also check other ad networks that pay similar to that ADSENSE does. I have listed out a few ad networks which are the best alternative to Adsense. You can monetize your blog from day ONE.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is tough when your getting started but is possible if your blog is receiving traffic who are interested in making some purchase that is useful for them. Affiliate stands out for those blogs which have built a good number of subscribers and followers. This takes time but is one of the best ways to make money online.

Final words

Now, you have an overview of how to get started with Blogger. To gain the complete hold of it, that takes time. More you engage yourself you will get to know more about it. 

You need to come up with unique and quality content to rank well on Google. Blogger helps the beginner to place their first step into BLOGOSPHERE. Blogging is the consistent learning process where you learn new things every single day from SEO to customizing each article.

The growth of your blog will depend on the time and effort you give in to come up with ideas that solve your visitor's problem.

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  1. Wow, very nice article, I am on blogger for quite a while now, when you start a blog there is so much to learn it`s overwhelming, there are numerous articles written on this subject, so many of them are just spurious article, a lot of time waisted searching to find a genuine article.

    It is a good think you`ve found this article, it`s a very easy to read step by step right to the point, to get started .. dang I wish it had been written a year ago.

    Keep up the good work.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this valuable information with us. I was looking for such kind of post. This is quite impressive and informative.

    I'd like to say that I'm gonna start my blog to earn some passive income from affiliation and other possible ways. And for this I used to search blogging tips and best and free themes for my blog. While I was searching for the themes I just went through the site which is providing free themes along with more commission for affiliates and many other great benefits for new bloggers.

    So I'm gonna start my blog with this using free templates from revglue(.)com/affiliate-website-templates which is a UK based company and seems a better platform for newbie to me. But before starting I just wanna know your opinion about this site as I don't have any experience with this. You can also suggest me some other better possible ways.

    Please don't forget to share your feedback so I can start my blog earlier.

    Thanks in advance.


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