How to Start a Blog For Free – The Beginner’s Guide

If you are writing expert looking to share your thoughts, ideas, stories, experiences, educational stuff with the world or just want to share updates, memories, pictures or anything interesting with your family and looking to start your own blog without spending any money but don’t know how to start a blog for free, then you are landed in a right place. This how to start a free blog beginner’s guide post is for all those beginners who are looking for the tips and tutorials about blogging without spending any money.

My name is Rakesh and I am blogging expert doing blogging for various small and medium companies in various platforms both paid and free since 2012. Here I will also guide you step by step on how to start a blog for free in just half an hour. I will also guide you about the best free blogging platform in new post.

There are many open source blogging platform available over the internet that allows you to start a blog for free within minutes. Free to start means you just need to sign up and choose a free sub-domain according to your content category or choice and availability of the chosen name in the platform.

Before discussing how to start a blog, let’s discuss about the top websites which provide the free blogging platform.

 Here are the Top Blogging Platforms providing free blogging opportunities to everyone:

  1. Blogger
  2. WordPress
  3. Overblog
  4. Weebly
  5. Wix
  6. Tumblr

1 Blogger

Blogger is one of the oldest free blogging platforms by Google. It is easy to use platform for personal blogs. Blogger provides 50 plus blog themes in 10 categories each providing different skins, advanced color combinations and widgets to create and design a blog according to the choice. You can create a blog on blogger by registering at

2. WordPress

WordPress is also one of the oldest and most used blogging platforms. In other words, we can say that it is the king of blogging because it is easy to use, free and have lots of attractive themes, widgets, and tools for blog customization. You can create a blog on WordPress by signing up at

3. Overblog

OverBlog is a European Blog Platform from company Ebuzzing founded in 2004 and managing over 3 million blogs throughout the world. In this platform, you can create and publish your blog for free without much technical difficulties. Visit and sign up to create a free blog.

4. Weebly

Weebly is one another platform that you can use for the blog as well as for free website in which you can sell products and services or showcase your product or service portfolio for free. This platform is a little difficult as compared to blogger and WordPress. You can start your blog on Weebly by signing us at

5. Wix

Like Weebly, Wix is also useful for both blogging and website as it provides a nice collection of themes and templates for both blogging and website. This platform is for those who want to create a functional website with a blog. To create a blog and website on Wix, you need to sign up at

6. Tumblr

Tumblr is also a free micro blogging website founded by David Karp in 2007. It was very popular in blogging website in the year 2013-14 but now its popularity has dipped in recent years. This website is famous among those who are into microblogs, image-focused content. You can create your blog for free on Tumblr by signing up at

Here are the steps to start a blog for free:

Sign Up:

First of all, you need to sign up using your email id on any of the blogging websites you choose to start your own blog for free.

Pick a Blog Name:

After sign up process, you need to pick up a blog name. Your blog name should be something creative and descriptive which can instantly tell what your blog is about.

Choose Your Blog Theme

After finalizing the blog name, you need to choose the blog theme to customize the design of your blog. Blog layouts are known as themes which control the entire design of the blog.

Start Writing Posts & Publish

Now that you are done with choosing the blog name and theme, it’s time to click on “Add new post” and start writing something great which you were planning to write and publish.

Now big Congratulations to you! Today you have learned how to start a blog for free!

Do contact me at if you face any issues in starting your own blog for free and I will personally respond to your queries.