Use Free Blogs to Make Money Online

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 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 blogs to direct traffic elsewhere and as an online resume / portfolio

Blog Networks

There are blog networks like 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!

How Do You Make Money Blogging?

There are a lot of people who blog today to supplement their income. Some make money and some do not. Some even replace their day jobs! Here’s a look at several ways you can make money by blogging:

  • Google Adsense ads. Contextual advertisements can help you get paid
  • Banner advertising. You may get paid a fee for placing banners on your site
  • Contextual links. Some sites pay bloggers for inserting anchored text links that point to their client’s site
  • Affiliate marketing. You can add ads to your site that point to online shops, information products, and more. The advertiser will pay you a commission rate for every piece you sell.
  • Add an online store to your sidebar
  • Do ghostblogging for companies on their corporate blogs

There are blog networks like that will pay you a fee per # of page impressions because they run their own revenue earning programs, and blog networks that pay you a percentage of earnings as well.

If you want to get started, a great way to go is to open a Today, WordPress, or Blogger blog and get acquainted with how easy it is to blog. Then read up on various monetization strategies (a popular guide is Atomic Blogging 3.0 ) and then consider buying your own domain and then registering your own blog.