6 Fast and Free Ways To Blog and Make Money

What are you passionate about? There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this right now that you’ve got at least one blog that you’re updating at least a couple times per month. Blogging provides its own form of therapy in many different ways, but it is also an effective way to make money when it is done the right way.

If you’re looking for a fast and free way to start making some extra cash on the side, and let’s face we all wouldn’t mind making a couple of extra bucks here and there, then here are some of the best websites that can help you to earn money while you blog about a subject that inspires your passions.

#1. Blogger

It doesn’t get any easier than Blogger. This is a consistent winner in the fast and free blogging category because you can get your blog setup in under 5 minutes easily. You choose the name, set the address, and it’s even a pretty fair price that’s offered if you want to purchase your own dedicated domain. Incorporate AdWords to begin building your revenues and for an extra benefit, become an Amazon affiliate and use text links for another revenue source.

#2. Wix

In many ways, Wix is a lot like Blogger. The only real difference is that the entire design process is a lot more interactive and it’s a lot easier to change the formatting for a better user experience.

#3. Wealthy Affiliate

This is one of the fast and free places where you’ve got to be smart about what you’re doing to get the most benefits. Don’t sign up for the premium account. Go with the free account instead and you’ll get two free sites that will help you learn the ins and outs of internet marketing while you blog and have the change to make money.

#4. Tumblr

One of the hottest places on the web right now is Tumblr, but you’ve got to have a youth perspective here in order to succeed in most instances. You’ll also have to put in the coding for your advertising revenues or the links to your affiliate products manually, but the template editor is pretty nice because you can preview your changes before they take place. Build a following like you’d build an email marketing list and you’re ready to go!

#5. Ghost

This is a surprisingly powerful open source blogging platform that will get you off and running in no time at all. There’s a lot of versatility here that you won’t get on other platforms and that makes it a lot of fun to tell your personal story to the world at large.

#6. SETT

In order to get any revenues, you’ve got to grow your audience first. One of the most effective blogging platforms to do this on is SETT. You get better interactions, more comments, and more social interaction than you do on other blogging platforms. This gives you more indexing potential. SETT also syndicates your blog posts more often across similar content fields so it’s incredibly easy to build an audience.

Here’s the question that is likely being asked: why didn’t you include WordPress on this list? Because you’ve got to apply through Wordads in order to advertise on their platform. If you initiate any advertising on your own, you run the risk of having your blogging account suspended.

Do you blog on a different free platform and have found monetary success? Share your thoughts below on what you believe the best platforms are and what you believe are the best ways to drive traffic to your sites.

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Graeme Sandlin
A theologian of the odd. I love all things tech, especially if there's a sci-fi element to it. You'll find something special I've created every day... and not just on the internet.