Most people who ask me about making websites fall into one of the following categories:
- Individuals looking to create a hobby or family website.
- People interested in adding to their current income by building their first profitable business website.
- Website designers interesting highlighting their services or improve their current skills.
Regardless of what category you fall into, you’re here because you want to make a free website, right? I’m a full-time web designer, so I know that hiring a professional can costs hundreds, if not thousands to begin. But in this section I will show you how to make a website for far less. So what do I get out of telling you how to make a free website? Nothing but a sense of satisfaction.
There are so many bullsh*t websites online trying to sell you a product, “system”, or “program” that I felt it was time for someone to be honest with you. You don’t need money to live your dreams, follow your passion and make a little bit of money at the same time.
Don’t believe the hype of other so called “experts” saying that you need to pay for services you don’t need. I know people who are making a nice living online and don’t spend much to maintain their websites.
There are tons of different options available when it comes to making a website. Hire a designer, do-it-yourself or make a free website. Each options has it pros and cons, but the biggest deciding factor and time and money. If you have time and the desire to learn how to make a website by registering a domain and purchasing hosting, I would suggest you start there first.
But if you don’t have time or money and need to make a website now, keep reading and you will have all the tools to be online in less than 10 minutes.
How to Make A Free Website on Blogger
The first thing you will need to do is sign up for a free Blogger account. Blogger is a free publishing tool from Google for easily sharing your thoughts with the world. Blogger makes it simple to post text, photos, video and other multimedia in just minutes.
Not only is Blogger free and simple to use, but because it is owned by Google, it already comes with built in website authority. Currently Blogger (at the time of this posting) has 61,700,000 backlinks, a PageRank 8 and an Alexa Rank of 8. Now these statistics aren’t set in stone and shouldn’t be used as a the sole means for determining a domains value, but it definitely gives you a good idea of the kind of traffic a domains gets and how to ranks among its competitors.
In order to get started with Blogger, you’ll first need to create an account. On the Blogger homepage, click the “Create Your Blog Now” button.
On the following page you’ll be prompted to create a Google Account. You can use your Google Account on other Google services. If you already have a Google Account perhaps from Gmail, Google Groups, or Orkut, please sign in first. After you’ve done that, you’ll need to enter a display name and accept Blogger’s Terms of Service.
Once you’re done with this, you’ll be prompted to Create a Blog and get started!
Once you’ve logged into blogger.com, click the Create a Blog link above your list of blogs:
On Step 2, enter a Title and Address (URL). You’ll also need to type in the verification word displayed on this page, to confirm that you are a real person and not a computer. When you’re done, click Contine:
On Step 3, you can choose a template for your blog; this is how it will appear when you publish it. Next, Blogger will create your new blog and reserve your spot on Blogspot. As soon as you make your first post, your page will appear at the address you chose. You’re all ready to blog!
How do I switch my template?
You can easily change the template after you have initially setup your blog, or even create your own custom template design once your blog is set up. I suggest you change your template. Blogger has a limited amount of free templates available and I’m sure you would like to add your personal style.
Browse the, download a free Blogger template, or check out a few of the recently added designs below. You will need to download and unzip the new Blogger template to proceed.
Switching templates in Blogger is easy… too easy:
Go to Layout | Pick Edit HTML:
You will uploading a the template you downloaded and unzipped on your local computer. In the Backup/Restore Template section, click the Browse button and locate the free Blogger template. Hit Open, then Upload.
Once the template has successfully uploaded click the orange Save Template.
That’s it. Your Done. Now start adding some content!