One question I receive quite a bit through email and on Twitter is if there is a way to make some money from blogging without having to spend any money on hosting or a domain name, the answer to this is that there is a way to do this and it involves using a free remotely-hosted blogging service.
If you sign up to the many sponsored post networks available then you could make a nice amount of money, although some advertisers don’t like to work with free hosted blogs so you might not make as much as someone with their own hosted blog.
There are loads of them about and I have listed four of the most popular to get you going.
I believe this may be the most famous of the remotely-hosted services, owned by Google it offers you the option of installing many themes although plugins are far and few between. You will get ranked quicker because of Google owning the service.
LiveJournal is a site that I was an avid fan of when I first left Blogger, but I used it solely for a personal diary type blog but there is no reason why you can’t use it for something more, I don’t think they offer plugins and the last time I used the service they restricted how much code you could use with the free version.
Tumblr is a site that I have never tried before but I included it in the list because it has become an incredibly popular service over the past couple of years.
Blog is another service that I have not used before, although they limit the themes and plugins you can use they offer good-looking themes and essential plugins, plus your domain will look much as yourname.blog.com .
I hope you found this post helpful, now there is NOTHING stopping you from creating an account and starting your journey on the path to making money online without spending a penny!