After receiving multiple requests from followers and friends Instarlaxy Africa decided to do a little research on the best way a novice blogger would setup their blog without premium or paid hosting. Basing on our research, we have decided to give you this quick guide that aims to help newbies in the blogging industry to get started using a Free blog hosting plan.

Generally when starting a new blog you need to have the following:

  1. Domain name i.e www.yourblog.com
  2. Hosting plan – where you can host your blog i.e using WordPress Content Management System.
  3. Blog theme – a nice theme that is in-line with your niche.

The above list contains items you would need to buy for example a .com domain costs around US$10- US$20 and quality hosting US$40+ per year. So let us say you are just testing the waters and do not want to go through all these expenses, how then can you start your blog? The answer is simple, as per our research we found out that you can choose from the following options:

1. Medium blog

You can open your blog under medium.com if you want to start out quickly. Having a Medium.com blog is a great way of quickly growing followers because the medium platform itself has a huge audience. The disadvantage of having a Medium.com blog is on monetization limitations for Africans and how much you can potentially earn from the Medium Partner Program.

2. Blogger for beginners

Owned by Google you can also quickly start your blog for free. (Click to Create A Blog). For a basic blog this platform is perfect and you can easily monetize it with Google AdSense and also choose your own custom theme.

3. Vocal Media

Vocal is an all-in-one platform where you can share your stories, build an audience, and earn money. This blogging platform has a plethora of ways you can use to make money out of your blog articles. Can you make money on vocal media? Yes. The payment mode for withdrawing your funds is stripe which disadvantages those who reside in Stripe unsupported countries. Join Vocal Media

4. WordPress.com

This is the best platform for starting your blog free of charge. The only issue with this option is that you cannot monetize unless if you upgrade to a premium WordPress package.

We can all agree that the whole purpose of starting a blog is to earn money from it. So it would be useless if unmonetizable, we have an effective strategy you can use to counter the monetization issue. Instead of creating your blog directly on WordPress.com you can take advantage of the EasyWP Starter package explained below.

Namecheap EasyWP – we recommend this one because that is how Instarlaxy itself started out and it gave us full control over our blog in the most affordable way possible. Interestingly you can kick-start your blogging journey with their zero commitment FREE trial.

Namecheap EasyWP the most reliable blog hosting package for beginners and experts.

If you are a beginner or an expert blogger and you want to setup your blog, you can easily do that using Namecheap’s EasyWP WordPress hosting package. It is a fast, affordable Managed WordPress Hosting solution for everyone and you can activate this package for FREE.

In our opinion, this is the ideal option for any new blogger since once you begin blogging you will eventually want to expand your blog and setup your blog properly with a custom domain. Using the EasyWP as your starting point will make the transition easy and affordable for you.  

Namecheap is globally known for its quality hosting and domain services that come at insanely affordable prices. The premium package (EasyWP Starter) only costs US$35 per year but you will pay US$24 on your first year and you can also get a .com domain name for US$6.88 on your first year.

Technical EasyWP Free 30 Day Trial features.

  • 1X WordPress website
  • Installed in under 90 seconds
  • Hosted on Namecheap Cloud
  • Seamless scalability as visitors grow
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • 3X faster than traditional hosting
  • Support for any domain name provider
  • Easy-to-use dashboard to manage WordPress websites
  • Safe and secure
  • Easy backups and restores
  • SFTP and database access

How to get your blog monetized easily even when you are starting? Google AdSense

What you need

1. Custom domain name

You can easily achieve this if you have a custom domain name preferably a .com.

2. Mobile Responsive Blog Theme

You need a clean or neat WordPress blog theme, find quality SEO optimized themes on themeforest (Click Here).

3. Content

You also need to have at least a few articles that show you are an active or regular content creator. Make sure to have at least 3 articles which are of medium quality. To impress the person who will review your blog make your articles top notch in terms of the value they give to the reader.

Following that, you can sign up for Google AdSense and submit your site for review. After following our instructions, some sites are approved in less than 24 hours. We hope yours will be approved in the same timeframe. 

In conclusion, if you choose to start your new blog using any of the options we provided, you should keep in mind that blogging is not about money at first. The only way it will be profitable for you is if you invest in it. Your blog’s quality and professionalism will be greatly improved if you don’t skimp on basic things such as domain and hosting.

Hire A Professional To Setup Everything For You.

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Charles

Charles Mezoic is an IT specialist with extensive knowledge of Google web services, Finance and Marketing Tools. In addition to being a Google Certified Professional, he holds multiple certifications in Content Creation, Media and Marketing Strategies.

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