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How to Create a Professional WEBSITE with Blogger

Updated on April 26, 2010
create a website using blogger
create a website using blogger

Do I mean Blog?

In case you're lined up to try to correct me, the title is what it is. I don't mean creating a blog, I mean creating a website with Blogger. Now that may sound kind of difficult to do and very costly, but this can actually be done free of charge, unless you want to have your own custom domain name. Creating a website with Blogger gives you many great benefits for free that you would never be able to get with an actual website.

One of the things I would like to point out is the amount of bandwidth you have. With Blogger, you get an unlimited amount of bandwidth to do whatever you want. Turning Blogger into a website looking blog may pay off more if you were to create an actual website because you're saving big on web hosting and domain names. Most web hosting companies will not allow you to get unlimited bandwidth, unless you're paying an arm and a leg for their services.

Another thing (most important) is the fact that it's free! There is no better price than that lol. So why not take advantage of this service?

Get your Domain Name

Creating a custom domain name is the traditional method here, but if you want to save money by using free domain names, then there are a few resources listed below that you can use to get free domain name redirects to your original blog subdomain.

  • FreeDomain.Co.Nr- Get your free redirect domain name .co.nr extension. Redirects to any url of your choice.
  • CO.CC- Another destination for free domain names. Get a free domain name .CC extension
  • ShortURL- This service is mainly used for people into affiliate marketing to protect their earnings and affiliate links, but it can also be used to redirect people to your long Blogger subdomain.

There are way too many destinations where you can get a free domain name redirection for your Blogger subdomain to list, so instead if you would like a larger list of places to go to register free domains, visit http://www.emailaddresses.com/email_url.htm

Let's Blog

Since most people in the Internet marketing business have a Google Adsense account, I won't list the obvious thing of saying you need a Blogger account because your Adsense log in credentials can be used for Blogger. If not, then you know you have to create an account with Blogger.

Go through the simple process of setting up your blog and publish it live on the Internet. It doesn't matter what template you choose to publish your blog with because you're gonna change it anyway. These templates are "too bloggy" if that's a saying, but you get the point. It's time to find some more exciting templates to use for your Blogger website. There are quite a few resources where you can find some free Blogger templates to download, or to simply copy the HTML code. Note: Some templates will host ads since they are free

  • Blogger Templates Free- Professional templates, free of charge. Users vote and rank these templates, making it easier to choose the best theme.
  • B Templates- Free professional looking templates.
  • Blogger Buster- Free templates for use with Blogger. Most templates here look like traditional blog templates, but others look extremely professional.
  • Pyzam- Offers templates for free use for Blogger

If for some reason you do not want to use the free Blogger templates from these websites, you could always create your own. http://psyc.horm.org/

Get rid of the blog look

Now that you've changed your template and your domain name, its time to change that annoying blog comment and dating system that comes after every post you make.

To hide/remove comments from your Blogger Website, go to settings>comments. Select hide. Comment Defaults for Posts>select new posts do not have comments

To Disable date/time when posting, select layout>Select edit under blog posts and uncheck the options that you do not want shown.

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    • Woodmckinney profile image

      Amanda 

      5 years ago from Maryland

      Great hub!

      Just published a blogger review hub- checking out similar hubs. This is an amazing free way to create your own website. Especially for those who are ( as mentioned above) are not yet established, or are just starting out with their online marketing/ presence .

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A well-advised hub on how to make a website on blogger.

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      David 

      5 years ago

      There's a lot you can do with Blogger to make more than just a simple blog. You can see some examples of what my company has done using Blogger as the CMS, or visit our site geared towards tips/tutorials for transforming your blogger site. Check out: http://www.confluentforms.com/2012/11/using-blogge... and http://www.blogxpertise.com/

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      hisa 

      6 years ago

      Nice Post. But you need basic HTML and CSS knowledge to make blogger look like a normal website

      www.nigeriaedu.com

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      jdillio12 

      6 years ago

      I too am somewhat new to blogger but have been working on my lists/tips blog. I've been working on increasing post quality and taking advantage of the various functions available, so your tips here have been very helpful. Thank you for your input, and let me know if you have any advice.

      www.bloggerlisted.com

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      frndzzz 

      6 years ago from Bharuch, India

      Thanks nice info

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      Brian 

      6 years ago

      I have found that making it personal and connecting with others is something you should focus on. I've been comparing the top web hosts on my new blog, come check it out and pick the best for yourself. I thinking about redoing the whole site, let me know what you think.

      www.affiliates-market.net

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      dame 

      7 years ago

      yea thanks for the infos might be usefull

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      G Maria 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      thanks very much! very helpful tips indeed! love your hub!

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      multimastery 

      8 years ago

      Nice tips, another great free domain name service is dot.tk

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      Stacie L 

      8 years ago

      yep; I need to spruce up my blogs..thanks for the tips.=)

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      eovery 

      8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      Sweet, I like this. Free website and free urls. This is great to get a site up and going.

      Keep on hubbing!

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      KwameG 

      8 years ago from MS

      hey there are some really great ideas here, especially for young people and non-profits, that want to get their feet wet. thanks for the ideas and tips..

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