Yes – you can create a website for free, but you will need to purchase a domain name and pay a subscription fee to a hosting site.
Free blog packages such as ‘WordPress’ are best if you have never built a website before as these are fairly simple to create and include an excellent support forum if you hit a problem. Some of the blog themes are really nice and you get to choose your own to compliment your niche.
The following list will help you to get started:
- Choose and purchase your domain name (relevant to your niche)
- Register your domain with a hosting service
- Set up your new blog
Once you have set up your blog – you will need to get it indexed in google, and then for the hardest part – is to start doing your SEO (search engine optimisation). This can be very time consuming but you will need to do this to promote your blog and drive traffic to it.
Alternatively: You can set up a free blog at blogger.com. This way you do not have to purchase a domain name or sign up with a hosting site as blogger.com hosts the site for you. This a good way to set up a site if you are not fussed about earning an income stream and it is more for personal use, as you will not have a keyword rich domain name if you use a free hosting site like blogger.com.