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 personalized domain name & free web hosting.
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.
Edit Text and Images
Style and edit text and images directly from your posts. Use quotes or bullets, crop photos, or apply filters. Then, adjust and align your content to get the look and feel you want.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everything You Need to Establish Your Blog
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.
Free Blog Templates
Start with a beautiful template and customize the design of your blog any way you want.
Free Web Hosting
Get secure and reliable web hosting when you publish your blog on Wix.
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 followers know when you publish a new post or feature posts as a newsletter. With Wix Email Marketing you can select your favorite template and add images and text to highlight your recent post.
Understand Your Audience with Blog Analytics
Use our built-in analytics tool to see how many people visit your site, which blog posts are most popular and the amount of shares each post gets. That way you can continue improving your blog.
Make Money from Your Blog
Explore ways of generating a steady flow of income from your blog.
Place ads around your site with ad providers like Google AdSense. Show visitors relevant ads and earn money based on the terms of the provider you choose.
Give visitors access to exclusive content and posts with subscription plans. Customize your plan benefits and policies however you’d like.
Use a Pay Button to sell items like e-books and merchandise hassle-free. You can also set up a robust online store for a full eCommerce solution.
Learn How to Build and Manage Your Blog
Check out this guide on how to start a blog. Find out how to build a content strategy and get tips to establish stronger ties with your readers.
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.