As a small business owner, I know the struggle of getting things off the ground. Both as a coach and as an entrepreneur myself, I’ve seen that gaining access to top-notch resources can be costly. So today, I want to discuss some free blogging platforms that can assist you, the startup entrepreneur, and save you some money too.
When I first started my small business journey, I discovered and utilized a nice site called Blogger. Blogger provides your business with a legitimate-looking website and link for free. The issue with Blogger and sites like it is that your website link will have your site name with “blogger or blog spot.com” right next to it. And even though I recommend you eventually have your own domain, it’s a great tool to allow you to get started right away creating your blog.
Wix is a very robust site with a home page, blog, customizable sub-pages, options for your guests to contact, and more. Wix offers both a free version (which also has the provider in the link) and paid options too. Even though the free version is limited in comparison with its paid counterpart, you still have the freedom to create a beautiful-looking website. When I used Wix, I used it specifically for creating and displaying my resume. Of course, you don’t have to use this platform specifically for your resume as I did, but it is another type of website that Wix offers its users. Remember, there’s nothing wrong with having more than one
Tumblr is one of those multifaceted sites that help you push content, and get it syndicated too. This site allows you to a blog, post videos, photos, codes, and share links. In fact, other than blogging, the website’s main attraction is sharing links from other websites. One site that you see shared quite a bit on the platform happens to be WordPress.
WordPress is one of the most talked-about platforms for new business owners and bloggers alike. Like its other counterparts, there are free and paid versions of this platform that offer a variety of different customization tools. And like its counterparts, setting up your business’s main page on WordPress.com will include the name of the site on your business page. One other thing of note is that there is a difference between “WordPress.com” and “WordPress.org.” (Watch Deb’s and my YouTube show, The Ready Set Go Show to learn more about the differences.)
There are platforms out there made to fit any budget and can help you to begin and get things off the ground. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that these sites shouldn’t be your business’s main “home” on the internet. Social media platforms and these free sites are great, but they aren’t yours. At any given moment, these free social platforms might disappear. (Anyone remembers when Facebook was down in 2022?) Overall, just remember that if you want to start your business but are apprehensive, let me remind you that it’s never too late to try. It doesn’t matter how old you are or where you come from, it’s never too late to begin. Believe in yourself! Get up, get out there, and get to it.