How to Get Free Hosting for Your Blog with $1 a Month
Is your blog hosted on a paid platform? If so, you’re in luck because you can get free hosting for your blog with $1 a month. Yes, you heard correctly. You will only need to spend $1 per month to get free hosting for your blog. Moreover, you will get a free domain too. If you’re interested, continue reading because this post will tell you exactly how to get started with this offer.
Sign Up For A Free Blogspot
The first thing you need to do is head over to Blogspot to sign up for a free blogging platform. Don’t worry, this will only take you a few minutes. Once you’re done, you can continue to the next step.
Make Your Blogspot Blog Name Suitable
Another thing you need to do is make sure the blog name you choose for your Blogspot blog is suitable. Make sure you keep it simple and easy to remember. Moreover, don’t pick a name that is already taken because then you’ll have to re-brand your blog. Just to be safe, you can look up the name on [Blogger.com](https://blogger.com) to see if it’s available.
Choose A Mailing List
If you already have a mailing list set up on your email marketing platform, you can use that to sign up for a free Blogger account. Alternatively, you can create a mailing list and use that to sign up for a free Blogger account. It’s totally up to you.
Once you have a free Blogger account, you can start to create your blog. When you log in to your Blogger dashboard, you will see a large orange button with the word “Campaign” next to it. Click on that button and then click on the “Create a new campaign” button that appears. Now, enter a name for your new campaign (i.e. Free Blogger Hosting) and then click on the blue “Create” button to proceed.
Fill Out The Blogger Information
Once you have your free Blogger account set up, you need to fill out the information for your blog. For the purpose of this article, we will use “Blogs On The Move” as an example so you can follow along. First, log in to your Blogger dashboard and then click on the “Sites” link in the navigation bar at the top of the page. Now, find the site you want to move (i.e. Blogs On The Move) and then click on the “Edit Site” button next to it. Once you’re on the Editing Site screen, you can change the site’s name (i.e. Blognetwork to Blogs On The Move), the blog’s category, and the blog’s location. Moreover, you can also add more than one category if you want. After you’ve finished making changes, click on the “Publish” button to publish your blog.
Fill Out The Blogger Metadata
With your blog published, you can start to fill out the metadata. The metadata is information about your blog that search engines use to classify and index your content. You can put your blog’s name, description, and category in the “About” section. Moreover, you can also add tags and keywords to specific blog posts. You can use the free Blogger keyword tool to find the best keywords for your blog. You can also use [Google Keyword Planner](https://keywordplanner.google.com) if you want to find keywords specifically for your market. Don’t worry, filling out metadata is quite simple and straightforward.
Create Some Content To Blog About
Now that you have a free Blogger account and a blog set up, you can start creating content to blog about. Creating content is quite easy too. You can find a wide array of blogging subjects in the Blogger topic section. Just look for the category that most interests you and then click on the “New post” tab at the top of the page. Begin by setting the most appropriate blog post format for your content (i.e. for a business blog, you may want to go with “Blog post” while for a food blog, you may want to go with “Recipe”).
Once you’ve set the format for your content, you can start to type out your post. You can use the built-in blog preview feature to see how your blog post looks before you publish it.
Customize Your Blogger Header
You can also customize your Blogger header. Simply click on the “Header” link in your dashboard’s navigation bar to go to your blog’s header settings screen. From there, you can enter a header image, custom text, and even a custom background. Don’t forget to publish your changes once you’re done.
Add A Favicon
To add a favicon to your site, visit Google’s [Favicon](https://favicon.google.com/) website. You will see a landing page with a few icons for different services. Simply click on the “Get a free icon” button to download the tiny icon (i.e. 16×16 pixels) you want to add to your site.
While we’ve covered how to get free hosting for your blog with $1 a month, you should know that this offer won’t last forever. Once the novelty of free blogging wears off, you will have to pay for the privilege of posting content to the web. However, as a beginner, this is a great way to try out blogging and to build your audience. Moreover, if you want to switch to a free blogging platform at a later date, you can always create a free Blogger account using [this link](https://www.blogger.com/signup/newuser) and then cancel it later if you want to continue using a paid platform.