How to Start a Blog for Free

Follow these 6 steps to learn how to create your own blog:

  1. Pick a blog name.
    Emphasize what your blog posts will be about with a creative name.   

  2. Choose your blog template.
    Customize the design of your blog to match your style. 

  3. Start writing posts.
    Use your unique tone and voice to share your expertise.

  4. Connect your domain.
    Get online with a domain name that makes it easy for people to find you. 

  5. Publish posts and go live.
    Launch your blog with posts you’re passionate about.

  6. Share your posts.
    Engage with followers by sharing blog posts and replying to comments.

Create a Blog Worth Sharing

Bring your ideas to life by writing and managing your blog whenever inspiration strikes, on your desktop or on the go.

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.

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.

Embed HTML

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.

Search Capabilities

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. 

Home decor website with blog name ideas.

Blog Name Generator

Use the free blog name generator to find a unique blog name made just for you.

Examples of different beautiful Wix blog templates.

Free Blog Templates

Start with a beautiful template and customize the design of your blog any way you want.

Custom blog domain name for home decor website.

Custom Domain Name

Choose a domain name that makes it easy for readers to find your blog.

Home decor blog with free web hosting.

Free Web Hosting

Get secure and reliable web hosting when you publish your blog on Wix.

Brand logo with design suggestions and Soap & Marble blog name.

Professional Logo Maker

Design your own logo for your blog and social media profiles.

Custom blog email address examples.

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

Through Emails

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.

Create Your Own Blog Today

Whether you're a foodie, fashionista, a budding entrepreneur or world traveler, choose a designer-made template to start blogging today.  

FAQ

01.

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. 

02.

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.

03.

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. 

04.

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.