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How To Make Money With Free Websites

Updated on October 19, 2015
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How To Make Money With Free Websites*

If your dream is to own a website, and, financially, you are not in a position to do so yet, there are free ways you can explore to make money online without ownership of a website. After you've earned enough money off of the free sites, you'll be in a position to actualize your dream: ownership of your website.

Being a member of a free Content-Publishing Platform offers you not only the opportunity to further your writing career, but also, when teamed up with your website (your own platform), the possibility to increase exposure to your content, hence the chance to promote Yourself, Inc. As a bonus, you get to sharpen your content-producing and publishing, web-hosting and building skills in the meantime, until you are ready to venture out on your own.

Content-Publishing Platforms

Digital Content-Publishing Platforms are websites that allow you to publish your content for free.

Without further ado, here is a list of few free Content-Publishing Platforms you can join to start earning money online:

How Does The Process Work?

Here is how the process works: you produce quality content (text, images, sounds & videos), which you publish on the free Content-Publishing Platforms. In exchange for having done the heavy intellectual lifting of producing engaging content, the platforms share their advertising revenues with you, provided certain stipulated conditions are met.

Do not expect to be rich overnight; for this is not a get-rich-quick scheme, but the laying down of a solid foundation upon which you can build a passive income-earning empire for years to come, if you persevere.

If you expect to make money in your sleep, without any effort on your part, keep dreaming. However, if you want to earn money while sleeping, do the dirty work of producing quality content first. While there is no guarantee that you are going to make a killing, but if X, Y, and Z engage in the same legit activity and earn money as a result, chances are if you do too, you should expect the same outcome and earn money as well. It's science, not philosophy.

In addition to the aforementioned content-publishing platforms, there are other revenue-sharing websites worth exploring, as alternatives, in case things don't work out for you at the foregoing sites:

  • ArticleIncome

  • Blogger

  • EfloorPlan, and

  • Wizzely

There is an inordinate amount of revenue-sharing sites that you can leverage to put money in your pocket, but since content-creation and production is a time-consuming process, just stick to a few good ones to achieve your goal.

While we cannot vouch for all foregoing platforms- for not having dealt with them all, we can certainly, nevertheless, attest to the fact that HubPages has proven itself to be, so far, a relatively sure thing, a reliable money-making machine.

What To Write About?

There is no shortage of topics to write about. Do you love theater, movies, dating, shopping, fashion, literature, music, finance, electronics, politic, sports, etc.? Those are all subjects you can write about passionately and make money off of them as well.

Make Money Online With Free Websites


If you are crafty, creative, able to design and manufacture jewelries, clothes, artworks, unique wares, etc., and need an e-vitrine to display and sell the products of your wild imagination, there are marketplaces that will accommodate your needs for either a nominal listing fee and/or transaction fee. Those outlets are, to name just a few:

  • Etsy

  • MadeItMyself

  • CafePress, and

  • eCrater

There is a whole host of marketplaces where you can showcase and sell your products, but since managing a variety of sales outlets simultaneously can be likened to juggling too many balls in the air at the same time, confine your selling activities to just a few good marketplaces.

Other Online MarketPlaces

If your home is cluttered with things (good stuffs) you've accumulated over the years, and you have no use for them, it's maybe time to clean house and earn some money as well. Since it's been said, that one man's junk may be another man's treasure, you'll do your buyers a favor by getting rid of the "junk" (your buyers' treasure), and yourself a favor too by pocketing the proceed of the sale. How about that for killing (saving) two (2) birds with one stone? Here are a few other online marketplaces:

  • eBay

  • Craigslist

  • WebStore

  • eBid

  • PoshMark, and

  • CQout

Again, do not encumber yourself with a bunch of marketplaces, just limit your outlets to a few good ones.

Listing on most of the marketplaces are free, some collect transaction fees, selling fees, etc. Just read their Terms Of Service, Terms Of Use, Privacy and Fee Policies before you transact business.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is the promotion and sale of company's product(s) in exchange for a commission, provided certain conditions are met. It's a Cost Per Action (CPA) marketing method: you make money only if clients buy from your links.

Since affiliate marketing involves the embedding of links, html and/or javascript codes in a website, which requires access to a website source code, a privilege reserved exclusively for webmasters or website owners, most companies won't entertain an affiliate relationship with you unless you own a top domain website (, for instance, instead of a sub-domain such as If you are serious about your affiliate marketing business, in addition to the free content-publishing platform, you need to possess your very own platform, id es your website to promote your affiliate products.

Most companies, however, allow you to embed their affiliates links in sites you don't own, provided they (websites) are not sleazy; because no companies want to associate their positive images with disreputable websites.

If you are interested in affiliate marketing, checkout the following affiliate marketing networks:

  • Affiliate by Conversant (formerly Commission Junction)

  • ShareASale

  • MaxBounty, and

  • PeerFly

We don't want to bore you with a long list of affiliate networks, just cling to the ones that have proven themselves over the years.

It is always a good policy, as an affiliate marketer, to disclose to your readers that you (we) may earn compensation from transactions conducted through your affiliate links (which we've just disclosed), specially if you extol the virtues of, tout, endorse or write reviews about the products you are promoting.

Affiliate Networks are free to join, but before you embark on that affiliate marketing adventure, you may want to read Is Amazon's Affiliate/Associate Program a Scam?

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While this is a condensed version of How To Make Money With Free Websites, the expanded version of how to Make Money Online With Free Websites can be explored as well.

If the content of this article does not propel you into action, do at least one thing: sign up for HubPages at once. If the suggestions made are acted upon, you won't regret it one year from now (provided that any unforeseen event has not led to the untimely demise of Hubpages in the interim).

We wish you the best of luck and success in you money-making internet endeavors!



* The content of this article is for informational purposes only. Readers are advised to do their own due diligence to independently verify the accuracy and feasibility of any information, suggestion or idea before it is acted upon. Author disclaims any liabilty for inaccuracies or typographical errors, if any.

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    • CANDLE profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you Bestface4ward for commenting on the article.

      You need not be Shakespeare incarnate to produce quality content, as long the subject matter is appealing, and the compelling argument made along the way takes the reader on the intellectual ride of his/her life. To achieve that intellectual feat, one needs: passion, coherency, logic, and the whole literary package wrapped nicely in fashionable and proper grammatical cloth. Intellectual traits and qualities you have exemplary displayed in your hubs.

      Keep at it Bestface4ward, you'll succeed beyond your wildest expectations.

    • bestface4ward profile image

      Dionne L. 

      6 years ago from Decatur, Georgia

      Good to know I can actually make money as a writer without all the journalistic accolades! As long as I produce high-quality content, I can get paid. Check.

      I just started hubbing and already I love this place (produced 2 high quality hubs already). @Candle thanks for letting me know I can keep my dream alive and keep up the good work!

    • CANDLE profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      You're welcome Miss Info!

    • CANDLE profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you Blake88 for stopping by.

      It's gratifying to know that the article is deemed useful. Implement, if you can, the sum and substance of its content. Keep us posted about the outcome.

    • CANDLE profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you CidCido for your comment.

      This list is not meant to be exhaustive (expanded list @ ), it's just the bare minimum you need to start earning money online.

      If you aware of any related sites or programs, just let us know. We'll check them out, if they are worthy of inclusion, they'll be considered.

    • CidoCido profile image


      6 years ago from Lithuania

      There were a few branches you didn't mention that would fit your article perfectly. Anyway, I really enjoyed reading your hub. Good work!

    • Blake83 profile image


      6 years ago from Poughkeepsie, NY

      This is a useful article. I haven't even heard of a few of the sites you mentioned, but will take a look now. Thanks.

    • Miss Info profile image

      S T Guy 

      6 years ago from USA

      Interesting. Some of these I hadn't yet heard of. Thank you for sharing.

    • CANDLE profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you Kathleen Odenthal for thanking me.

      'Glad that you find the article "comprehensive and well researched"!


    • CANDLE profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you AmyMurry for stopping by, enjoying the article and leaving a comment.

      You are absolutely right. Earning money online is not as easy as it is purported to be. It's time and intellectual energy-consuming. But the bright side is, if done right (SEO and Marketing of Content), you stand to reap the benefits for years to come in the form of residual income.

      Use all the marketing and social media tools at your disposal to promote your blog or website.

      Write articles with catchy titles. Pick evergreen subjects to write about. Evergreen topics are forever subjects, they make money in perpetuity. If you are amorous, isn't love an evergreen subject, for instance?

      Don't get discouraged. Do not throw in the towels yet. Remember today's giant tree was nothing but a seed yesterday. Nurtured and tendered, it has bloomed to become today's envy of the forest.

      Thanks again, AmyMurry.

    • Danext profile image

      Dan Lema 

      6 years ago from Tanzania

      The pleasure is all mine CANDLE...

    • CANDLE profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you Danext for your input.

      Thanks to your contribution, Hubpages readers are made aware of two (2) more writing websites they can leverage to make money online.

      Thanks a bunch!

    • CANDLE profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks Torrs13 for the compliment.

      We've perused your mini bio and discovered that, in addition to writing, we have something else in common: we are both chocolate addicts. Do you also love dark chocolate (72%, 86% cocoa, etc.)?

      You are pretty new to Hubpages, and yet have an enviable body of work, hubs-wise. So, let us roll down the red carpet to welcome you with open arms! We wish you a bright writing career on the platform.

      As far as creativity is concerned, you don't have to create anything fancy, it can be just a T-Shirt with a meaningful slogan on it.

      Thanks. Again.

    • CANDLE profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you Erorantes for the positive feedback.

      Hubpages is indeed a great platform that offers to writers - experienced or inexperienced- the opportunity to earn extra income online. If, however, you need to enhance your online money-making opportunity, you ought to consider also the creation of your own platform, to complement Hubpages'.

      Since you seem to be a pretty well versed lady, you can do it to. If you want the justification as to why you should consider ownership of your content-publishing platform as well, read “Top 10 Reasons To Own Your Website”

      Thanks again for the comment.

    • Danext profile image

      Dan Lema 

      6 years ago from Tanzania

      Very informative article, liked it....don't forget and also pay very good per article and article views.....i want to sign in there myself....

    • Torrs13 profile image

      Tori Canonge 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Nice work! I'm glad you mentioned that it's not a get rich quick scheme because we all know it's not. I wish I was more creative so that I could sell on Etsy or something, but I'm just not. I guess I'll stick with writing!

    • erorantes profile image

      Ana Maria Orantes 

      6 years ago from Miami Florida

      I like hub pages because hub pages give a great opportunity to anyone that it is willing to write with experience or no experience. I like your hub. Thank you for writing about how to make money on line. First, we need to do things right to make money. Great article miss candle or miss candle.

    • amymurry profile image

      Amy Murry 

      6 years ago from London

      I enjoyed reading this!

      i think making money via internet isn't easy as it seems...

      even as a blog's owner or any other hub online it is very difficult to reach people and get them to read and then follow your articles...

      i guess lots of us probably once had these thoughts of making money through internet, but without an endless effort it will never be achieved.

      good luck to you all who tries ti get reach in here :)

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      Kathleen Odenthal 

      6 years ago from Bridgewater

      Very comprehensive and well researched hub! Thanks for providing this information!

    • CANDLE profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you RustedMemory for your positive comment.

      We've just published the article, and the speed with which you've bothered to leave a comment is lightning fast, which is gratifying and reassuring to us, and also confirms our hunch that it is going to be well received.

      If the content succeeds in motivating our readers to take concrete action, the article would have reached its goal: Inspire and encourage our readers to join Hubpages and/or to start a website to begin dabbling in legitimate money-making opportunities the internet has to offer.

      Thanks again RustedMemory.

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      David Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Lexington, KY

      Very good run down on the options available!


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