Hey there! Do you want to learn how you can easily create your own blog and promote affiliate products without spending on domain name or web hosting?
If the answer is yes, then please read on.
But before that, I must stress again that in order to truly own your OWN internet business, it is best to have your own domain name and web hosting so that you are not restricted by the providers and have more control over your website.
Alright, let’s get started…time to build your own internet business without any money down…
…All in just 10 simple steps!
Step 1: Go to WordPress.com
First, go to WordPress.com to sign up for a free account. Just follow the instruction to complete the initial set up.
Step 2: Choose Blog
Step 3: Describe And Name Your Blog
If you are looking to share about relationship advices, you can put something like relationship tips or how to prevent break up.
The name of the blog is the title of your blog and you can edit it later.
Step 4: Decide The Blog Address
Now, you’ll have to decide on the blog URL at this time. Since you do not own a domain name, you will have to make the best out of the available free URL.
Use your topic keywords and try a few combinations and then choose a suitable address. The key here is change your keywords in order to generate a suitable free address for you to use.
Step 5: Choose The FREE Plan
As our aim is to completely set up the website for free, choose the free plan on the left and then proceed.
Step 6: Start Customising Your Blog
Before you do that, you may want to check your email for the email verification and remember to verify your account.
Next, just follow the checklist to customise your blog.
If you want to have a header logo on your blog, you can create using Canva. Check out my earlier blog post where I guide you on using Canva for free!
Step 7: Add A Welcome Blog Post
The blog should already have a default blog post. You can edit either the existing post or add a new one. In my example, I decided to add a new welcome post.
The welcome post can describe about yourself and the objective of your blog.
In your blog post, you can add in images, videos and links too.
Step 8: Choose A Free Theme
You can change the look and feel of the website by switching the theme. The theme affects the appearance of the blog.
Click on theme and then choose a free theme and start to customise it. The theme also influence the layout of your website.
Whether the website have 1 side bar, 2 side bars and so forth.
You can make use of Widget to add in your banner ads. Depending on your source of the ads, you can use IMAGE or CUSTOM HTML Widget to help you to do the job.
Step 9: Create Pages And Menu
Next, you can create more pages such as the ABOUT page or RESOURCES page. You can also update the CONTACT page.
After that, create the menu so that you can have the navigation menu in your blog.
Step 10: Launch The Site
Lastly, you are ready to launch the site. Remember to add in more blog posts and also the affiliate banners using the Widget in the theme option. You can also recommend the products in your blog post in order to maximise your website’s earning potential.
Explore the dashboard and slowly grow your blog and promote it using social media for free.
That’s it! 10 steps to build your first internet business with no money down.
Hope it helps 🙂
PS: If you want to check if there is any visitors to the blog, you can check the STATS in your WordPress Dashboard.