8 Best Blogging Platforms in India

Looking for the best blogging platforms in India to start a blog and earn money?

Welcome to the club – Blogging can be fun and rewarding in many ways. Following are the 8 best blogging platforms I recommend.

1. WordPress.org

WordPress.org blogging platform

WordPress.org is currently the top blogging software in the world. It was launched in 2003 and presently hosts over 40% of all websites on the internet. As a result, this blogging platform has been dubbed the ‘Lord of the Internet,’ which is a very apt title!

WordPress.org is an open-source, free blogging platform that allows you to build your blog within minutes. If you’re a blogger in India, you can’t go wrong with this blogging platform. I say this because it’s tried and true, and there’s a reason it’s so popular.

As the blog owner, you have complete autonomy over how the site looks, functions, and monetizes. Therefore, WordPress is an excellent alternative if you want to have complete control over your blog in the future.

2. Strikingly

Strikingly provides a straightforward approach to creating blog sites with an effortless page builder in a few hours. I believe it is a great blogging platform for beginners who want an essential web presence. You can also attach a blog section to publish blogs regularly.

Strikingly offers 30+ templates you can choose by category, such as e-commerce, restaurants, personal, freelance, portfolio, etc. All the templates are mobile-optimized by default, so you don’t have to worry about hiring a developer to get it done.

Bloggers just starting out will find the affordability of the basic plan an absolute value, which costs Rs.460 per month when billed for five years.

3. Wix.com

Wix.com blogging platform

Wix.com was birthed in 2006 as a platform where anyone could create their website with no coding skills required. It currently has over 120 million users across the world.

Their drag-and-drop feature on their web builder platform offers small and new businesses a solution to quickly build their websites.

However, it is essential to note that you’ll have adverts for Wix inserted into it with a free Wix website. So if you’re not too keen on ads decorating your website, Wix might be for you.

If you remove this and unlock other proponents like your domain, online store, and analytics on Google, you’ll need to look at Wix’s paid plans. If you don’t, you can continue enjoying a free website for as long as you wish.

In conclusion, you don’t need to know about website building or coding to use Wix; it’s comprehensive and easy to use.

Wix is not as popular as WordPress, but I recommend it to any blogger in India simply because of its user-friendly functionality. But you have to pay extra if you want its full features.

4. Medium.com

Medium.com blogging platform

Medium is a multifunctional platform addressing diverse topics where anyone with an account can write. This socially-oriented place emphasizes writing, although within an extremely locked-down set-up.

Unlike most free blogging sites, the significant advantage of Medium is that your articles will be exposed to a broad audience, making a potential path to market your business over time.

In addition, it’s also simple to use. You just need to sign up, log in and start writing. There’s no need to have coding knowledge, which means you own nothing, a disadvantage.

All in all, Medium helps you reach a particular targeted audience. Moreover, as an Indian blogger, it allows you to focus on writing rather than website designing.

5. Blogger.com

Blogger.com  - A Blogging platform

It is important to note that Google created Blogger.com. It presents a quick and easy way to make blogs for all and sundry and is not restricted to tech-savvy users.

In this 21st century, I can boldly say all internet users have a Google ID. You must log in to bloggers on your device, pick one of the numerous themes, and start writing down your thoughts.

Blogger’s editor looks like a Microsoft Word page, so it will be very familiar.

An interesting thing about this platform is its advertisement space that you can include within your content pieces. As an Indian blogger, remember that ads can be a good source of income if done right, so you might want to explore that option.

6. Squarespace

squarespace.com - blogging platform

Square-space is a website-building service that allows you to create a beautiful website using easy drag-and-drop tools. It focuses on small-scale business owners, bloggers, and freelancers looking for an easy way to create an online presence.

It launched and gained relevance in 2003. Square-space currently hosts millions of websites online. Moreover, it offers beautiful, minimalist, and professionally designed templates.

It is also simple to use and a welcome feature for any new blogger in India. Lastly, Squarespace allows users to use pre-built templates.

7. Ghost

Ghost.org - Blogging platform

Ghost is very much similar to WordPress.org’s Blogging platform. Although the ghost software is free, you need to pay for hosting to accelerate it.

A subscription plan gives you unlimited access to its features. However, it’s cheap and has excellent features and pre-built templates to get you started. It’s also imperative to note that it’s written in JavaScript, so it’s matchlessly fast.

Another neat feature is that creating a post in Ghost is easy once you set up your website. The editor is simple and moderate, offering a live preview of your text on the right-hand corner of the screen.

Watch, Install and set up a blog using Ghost.org.

8. Weebly

Weebly Blogging platform

Weebly is similar to Wix, and the two are close competitors. However, if I’m to the point, the main dissimilarity would be that Weebly has lesser features than Wix. And you get fewer options to customize the look and feel of your blog.

One similarity Weebly shares with Wix is that it utilizes a drag-and-drop feature. That means you can incorporate this into how you build your website, enabling you to create it featuring a Weebly ad, hosting inclusive, even in the free plan.

You get access to layouts you can customize and many free themes to add more personality to your website. You’ll also have access to sharing features to help your blogs reach a large and diverse audience. If you need to add a particular button, you can drag it to the page and design or customize it.

Conclusion – Best Blogging Platforms in India

You must understand the intricacies of blogging and its sites to run and own a seamless blog in India. Blogging necessitates hard work, but what you’re after is the reward for all your effort, right?

Blogging in India is challenging, but you can still break into it and use it for your livelihood. Others have been doing it for years, and the sooner you start, the sooner you can join their ranks!

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  1. Moss Clement says:

    Hi Mudassir,

    Your list of blogging platforms is ideal. I used some of them when I started before setting up my blog on WordPress.org/. In fact, I still use a few of them. However, Ghost is new to me; I never heard of it. Is it a new platform? Besides, these blogging sites are perfect for bloggers, freelance writers, and other content writers who do not want to create a self-hosted website.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Mudassir Ahmed says:

      Hi Moss, I see they started in 2013. Yes, it is relatively new over WordPress.org. When the talk is about features, nothing beats WordPress.org.
      Glad you liked the post, and thanks for sharing it on your Twitter; I appreciate it.

  2. Arun Saxena says:

    Mudassir, thanks for sharing the post. I’ve tried all the platforms except Squarespace and ghost (the 5th and 6th ones).

    1. Mudassir Ahmed says:

      I hope you enjoy those platforms too when you can. Thanks for reading the post, Arun.

  3. Aadarsh Roy says:

    Hey Mudassir Ahmed ,

    Aadarsh this side. You have shared an excellent content providing the best blogging platform for blogger to use. You have presented each blogging platform in a very nice way along with crucial information that are true enough to understand. I am aware of all your listed platform except Ghost, so kindly thanks for making me aware. Your each blogging platform are good to use and offer helpful features but according to me WordPress, Wix, Blogger and Squarespace are really nice platform to use.

    After going though this guide am sure that this post will definitely help lots of people, readers, bloggers, newbies for selecting the the best blogging platform.

    Fantastic work and keep sharing more similar post.


    1. Mudassir Ahmed says:

      Glad to be of your help, Aadarsh. love WordPress and Wix platforms, easy and reliable for beginners to get started with blogging.
      Thanks for reading and sharing the piece, Aadarsh.

  4. Avinash Bamane says:

    as we are about to step into blogging, it is a great help that you have listed some basic concepts that reaaly help us where to start… Thank You Mudassir Sir

    1. Mudassir Ahmed says:

      Glad to be of your help, Avinash. Wish you more success!

  5. Dr.Sushil Rudra says:

    Good. Nicely penned. Thanks

  6. Rupam Sardar says:

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    keep up the good work!

    Rupam Sardar

  7. Sachin Kumar says:

    Thanks for sharing very useful information with us, its important for us.

    1. Mudassir Ahmed says:

      Glad to be of your help, Sachin.

  8. Saira akram says:

    Thanks for sharing it Useful information
    Love to read it

    1. Mudassir Ahmed says:

      Hello Saira, Glad to be of your help.

  9. Thanks for sharing very useful information with us.

  10. MUKUT SARMA says:

    Hi Mudassir, I have visited your Website for the first time. It’s really nice. I am a new blogger and I got lots of important information from your blog. Thank You

  11. Naghma Thakur says:

    Does medium pay Indian writers??

    1. Mudassir Ahmed says:

      Medium currently doesn’t support monetization in India. Hope they do it!

  12. trendtoday says:

    thanks for sharing the post.

  13. krishna rao says:

    good morning
    I wudlike to intro my self krishna rao a.
    an un fortunate disabled wish to start blogging kindly help me startup advise thanking you in advance for your kind help in this regards