How does blogging on autopilot sounds? Well, we’re about to better it. Create an autoblogging website for absolutely free. Yes, you’ve read that right, I’m gonna explain in this guide, how you can create a free autoblog without purchasing any autoblogging plugin, script or software. And the best part is, you don’t even have to buy a domain or web hosting to start.
We’re going to use, Google’s very own Blogger platform to create an autoblog that will publish posts automatically and even bring traffic to the blog. So buckle up and get ready to create a blog with tens to hundreds of posts getting published every day without you having to write a single word.
What is Autoblogging?
Technically an autoblog is a blog which publishes content from other websites via their RSS feeds. Usually there is an autoblogging software which does all the work.
People have been using WordPress for creating autoblogs for years now, but with WordPress, you’ll need to buy a domain, web hosting and quite expensive an autoblogging plugin.
But in this guide, I’m going to show you, how you can create an autoblog, without spending a single penny. Although there have been quite a mixed reactions to autoblogging, I know for a fact that people are earning big bucks with autoblogging, but more on that later.
What do you need to start?
If you are reading this, most probably you’ll have everything required to get you started. But if you really want names;
- Internet Connection
- A Google Account (Gmail)
- Your Social Media Accounts (You can create new accounts if you want.)
Why do you need your social media accounts? Well, I explain this a bit later in the guide.
And that’s it. You’re all set to get going. You can even follow along and by the end of this article, you’ll have an autoblog of yourself, publishing content already and bringing in some views to your blog too.
Create a New blog with Blogger
Go to blogger.com and create a new blog. You can use your gmail account to sign in to blogger.
Give your new blog a title, pick a suitable address for your blog, pick any theme you like and click on Create blog! button.
Create Social Media Accounts
I’m sure you already have a few, but you can create new social media accounts dedicated to your blog on various social media platforms. I’d recommend using at least 3-5 social media platforms but you can use as many as you wish, because you’ll find out later that more the merrier. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr are a must I feel.
Now, the service we’re going to use to autoblog is called IFTTT, short of If this then that. You can sign up for this amazing platform at ifttt.com for free with your Facebook account or email.
This is the service that will actually do all the work for your autoblogging website. It will publish content to your autoblog as well as bring traffic to your blog.
Find RSS Feeds
Before starting with IFTTT, you’ll need to find RSS feeds of your niche. Whatever your niche for autoblogging is, you need to search top publishing websites on that topic and get their RSS feeds. You can either visit these websites and look for their RSS feed, or you can google to find many feeds available on many topics.
A trick to find RSS feed of any website if there is no button present, is to add /feed or /rss to the url of the website.
How to Use IFTTT for Autoblogging
As defined earlier, in autoblogging we just post content of other websites from their RSS feeds. And we can do that on our blogspot blog with ifttt.com.
Here is how ‘if this then that’ works:
Follow this picture guide to create a New Applet on ifttt and complete the setup for autoblog.
Next you connect your blogger account and select the blog you want to publish content on.
Here is more explanation of the ifttt service and how to create applet as well as how autoblogging with ifttt on blogger will work.
At ifttt.com one can create services called as Applets, which let you do collect content from various sources and also post it on many available platforms. One can create an applet by selecting two services, one referred to as ‘this’, which is actually the source of the content, and for every ‘this’ we create a ‘that’ which is actually where we output our collected content.
Follow through with the following steps and I’m sure you’ll understand this thoroughly.
- Sign in using your Facebook or email at ifttt.com
- Now go to My Applets from the menu bar
- Now you’ll need to click on +this button
- Select RSS Feed from the services, go through the options and connect.
- Next you’ll tap on +that and finish the process by selecting Blogger this time and connect by selecting appropriate options.
And that is it.
Now you’re added RSS feeds will publish content to your blogger website automatically. Next you can create more applets that get content from your blogger and post on different social media accounts. You’ll need to create different applet for every social media account you want to use.
This was a fairly simple guide to free autoblogging with blogger. After you have enough content, and you’re getting decent traffic from your social media accounts, you can even apply for adsense, or display ads from your existing adsense account. Depending upon your niche, you can even promote your affiliate marketing products or links.
You should also work on its SEO to get some organic traffic to your autoblog which will increase the authority of your blog and earn more revenue for you.
I hope you found this guide easy enough to follow, if you have any questions or feedback, do share with me in the comments.