Can you make money with free blogs? You betcha! Here are some ways and blogs that you can use:
A blogspot blog is almost as useful as a blog on your own domain. It’s easily customizable and you can add widgets and monetization tools as well as ads and banners that can make you money through: ad displays, ad networks, paid links, affiliate links, and paid to blog posts. You can even make it look like an online store.
While WordPress.com doesn’t let you put ads, you can use it like a link building tool as well as to showcase your professional services. Many use WordPress.com blogs to direct traffic elsewhere and as an online resume / portfolio
There are blog networks like Today.com that are free to join and pay you $2.00 per 1000 page views as well as commission on revenue-sharing programs.
A blog like the one at the Inspired Author community lets you monetize your blog individually plus promotes your blog and your articles for you on your main page. This is a great spot for writers and those who want to get paid to write articles.
(Check out this article on why you should blog at Inspired Author)
While starting your own blog is inexpensive and easy (and very effective as a monetization and SEO tool) there’s no reason why you shouldn’t also take advantage of the many free blog platforms and networks that are out there. Making money online is something that can be done by many methods and the more streams of income you can develop, the better you’ll be able to do!