How to Start a Blog for Free
Follow these 6 steps to learn how to create your own blog:
Pick a blog name.
Emphasize what your blog posts will be about with a creative name.
Choose your blog template.
Customize the design of your blog to match your style.
Start writing posts.
Use your unique tone and voice to share your expertise.
Connect your domain.
Get online with a domain name that makes it easy for people to find you.
Publish posts and go live.
Launch your blog with posts you’re passionate about.
Share your posts.
Engage with followers by sharing blog posts and replying to comments.
Build a Successful Blog
Create a free blog to share your ideas and grow your audience. Set up your blog with a designer-made template and enjoy all the built-in features.
Integrated SEO Tools
Drive traffic to your blog with advanced SEO tools like AMP & Schema and a personalized SEO plan to increase your visibility on search engines.
Use HTML code to add interactive content or external applications to your blog posts. You can add music, maps, images and text from your social media pages.
Help readers find your posts and navigate your blog seamlessly. Visitors can search for anything—a keyword, hashtag or specific member of your site.
Great Mobile Experience
Write fresh content for your blog using the Wix mobile app. Customize your blog's layout on mobile so that it looks great on any device.
Enhance Blog Images
Edit images directly within blog posts. Crop, auto-enhance, apply filters, remove backgrounds and add text to make your images come to life.
Rich Text Editor
Use quotes, bullets and links to stylize your text. Adjust and align your text, images, galleries and videos to create the look and feel you want for your blog.
Categories & Hashtags
Add categories and hashtags so readers can find the content they’re looking for. You can make categories that appear on your blog menu and create hashtags for any blog post.
Add Multiple Writers & Editors
Collaborate with your blog team by adding contributing writers and editors to your site. Your team can help manage your blog, write posts, share content and more.
Optional Members Area
Let your community get to know each other and interact. Members can create their own personalized profiles and check out each other’s profiles, posts and comments.
Schedule Blog Posts
Publish blog posts at the optimal time. Write posts when it's most convenient and schedule them to go live whenever you decide.
Grow Your Blog into a Brand
Get professional tools to create a memorable online presence and gain your readers’ trust.
Blog Name Generator
Use the free blog name generator to find a unique blog name made just for you.
Custom Domain Name
Choose a domain name that makes it easy for readers to find your blog.
Professional Logo Maker
Design your own logo for your blog and social media profiles.
Free Blog Templates
Free Web Hosting
Get secure and reliable web hosting when you publish your blog on Wix.
Custom Email Address
Build credibility with an email address using your domain name.
Promote Your Blog
Draw more readers in with a set of professional marketing tools.
Share Your Content on Social Media
Get the word out about your blog by sharing your posts on social media. Solidify yourself as an expert in your field. Add social links to your blog to stay connected to your followers on all platforms. Check out these tips for promoting your blog on Facebook.
Engage Your Readers
Send automatic email notifications to let your followers know when you publish a new post. Share one or multiple posts as a newsletter. With Wix Email Marketing, you can select your favorite template and add images and text to highlight your recent posts.
Understand Your Audience with Blog Analytics
See how many people visit your site, who reads various blog posts and the amount of shares each post gets. Then, use this data to optimize your blog and to tailor posts to match what your readers are looking for.
Why should I create a blog?
Blogging is one of the best ways to drive traffic to your website, establish your expertise by sharing your knowledge and position yourself as an industry leader in your field. Blogs are also an excellent way to improve your site’s SEO ranking, build brand loyalty and earn extra income while growing your business.
Should I start a blog for my business?
Creating a blog for your business is one of the most effective marketing tools at your disposal. Blog entries let you communicate with your site visitors and customers using a personal voice and tone, giving them a strong understanding of your business. This evokes customer loyalty as it provides your audience with a way to engage with your brand. Blogs can also help you understand your audience’s interests, enabling you to optimize your marketing strategy and products to better suit their needs.
How do I choose the right blogging platform?
Publishing your blog and making it exactly the way you want is essential to bringing your ideas to life. Deciding which platform you want to use to build your blog is an important first step. When you create your blogging website with Wix, all your content is stored on secure servers, plus you get free hosting as soon as you publish. You can also buy a new domain, or connect one you already own and get access to all the analytics you need to optimize your blog.
How do you make money from a blog in 2020?
Blogging is a very profitable way to make money online because it attracts new customers and drives traffic to your site. There are multiple avenues for bloggers to monetize their posts.
1. Offer exclusive premium content
Offer your readers access to exclusive content. Use the Paid Plans app to define which pages are considered premium and to set the rates and payment methods.
2. Display ads on your blog
Set up an account with an online advertising platform and connect it to your blog. Use the Google Adsense app to define which types of ads will display on your blog.
3. Join an affiliate program
Partner with brands and businesses to promote their products in your posts and earn commission for every purchase that was initiated from your site.
4. Write sponsored posts
Sponsored posts that promote a specific product or service are a great way to earn reliable income from your blog.
Learn more about how you can monetize your posts on the Wix Blog. Learn more.