There are a number of variables when it comes to making money online from the cost of a domain name to hosting to premium themes but the answer to the question “Can I Make Money With A Free Blog?” the simple answer is yes you can. In this article we are going to take a closer look at the two most popular blogging platforms Blogspot aka Blogger and WordPress.com and how you can make money with a free blog
Blogspot aka Blogger
– Blogger or a Blogspot blog is of course powered by Google and remains the largest free blogging platform available online. Over the years I have run a number of successful blogs on this platform without opening up my wallet. When it comes to Blogger you can upgrade to a custom domain name but hosting always remains free. The most common way to make money with a Blogger website is through the use of Google Adsense as it is pretty easy to get approval for most blogs. More on this later plus a closer look at one of my more popular blogs.
– Now it is important to remember her that WordPress.com and WordPress.org are two separate blogging platforms and quite honestly a world apart. The website that you are currently on, makemoneyathomereviews.com is powered by WordPress.org. With WordPress.com you are severely limited to the number of themes, number of plugins and customization of your free website. If you want to make money with a WordPress Blog it is going to cost you a few bucks per month as you can see from the screenshot below
As you can see WordPress quickly starts to add up and honestly if you are willing to pay ten dollars per month for a premium you might as well just host it yourself and have all the features that comes with WordPress.org.
– Site Rubix may not be as well-known as Blogger or WordPress.com but it is more powerful than both of them put together. Powered by WordPress.org and with a host of features built in it is easy to see why more and more Site Rubix sites are showing up in Google search. As a member of Wealthy Affiliate I can have up to twenty-five Site Rubix sites hosted for free. As a free member of Wealthy Affiliate you can host two free Site Rubix sites.
Make Money With A Free Blog – Affiliate Marketing and Google Adsense
The two most popular ways to make money with a free blog is with Affiliate Marketing and Google Adsense. In this section of the article we are going to look at the two most popular ways to make money online.
– I have covered Affiliate Marketing at length in other articles on this website so I am not going to lie out the complete process of setting up your free blog. Basically Affiliate Marketing is selling someone else’s product and earning a commission. The most popular Affiliate Marketing program continues to be Amazon which does allow you to promote their products on a free blog such as Blogger or Site Rubix
– I have barely touched Google Adsense in any of my articles as I tend to focus on Affiliate Marketing however it is possible to make money using Adsense on a free blog such as Blogger. Blogger is of course owned by Google so it is much easier to be accepted through that particular blogging platform as compared to the others. When it comes to Google Adsense however you really need a ton of traffic to make money from a free blog.
How I Make Money With A Free Blog
As you can see from the screenshot above, I own On Death Row USA which is a free blog on the Blogger platform. This particular website is around nine months old or so and is completely monetized with Google Adsense. Now I need to make it clear that On Death Row USA is a massive site with over 4600 posts and twenty to thirty pages.
Google Adsense – Traffic Means Money
Again from the screenshot you can see that On Death Row USA has had nearly 372,000 views in its short lifetime and averages between 700 to 1000 views per day. Now the main issue when it came to making money through Google Adsense is that Death Row, Capital Punishment and Executions are not exactly keywords that advertisers fight over. So I tend to end up with rather odd ads at time. However with the amount of views it receives per month I am able to pay for my Wealthy Affiliate Memberships where I can focus on my main sites.
Remember when it comes to Google Adsense you are paid the majority when someone clicks on one of the ads and paid a tiny amount from just showing the ads on your site.
Make Money At Home With A Free Blog Wrap Up
When it comes to making money at home it is possible with a free blog at Blogger or Site Rubix. WordPress.com use to be in the running but every year they are charging more and more. If you are looking to build a free website and are looking to learn more about Affiliate Marketing make sure to check out Wealthy Affiliate. If you need any help just leave me a comment below or say hi to me at Wealthy Affiliate