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Can a blogger post ads in the free blogs or just the hosted blogs

  1. rickyspracticeblog1

    the topic title says it all. I was going to start a blog years ago but the subject didn't interest me enough. At the time I was going back and forth as weather I was going to start a blog or not. At the time I was told only hosted sites could could place ads. I was wondering if that was still true. Thanks

    The blog I need help with is

  2. We do have an advertising program called WordAds, which you read more about at

    Advertising outside of WordAds at is not allowed. For full details, please see:

    If you require other advertising, you might be interested in a self-hosted ( installation. There are no restrictions on advertising if you setup a self-hosted blog instead of a blog, but there are some added responsibilities.

    Please see this link to learn about the differences:

    We have hosting recommendations at the following link if you are interested:

  3. There is only one advertising program called WordAds at It’s for blogs on their own domains. This is the homepage for the WordAds program: There you will find the application page as well as FAQs.

    Aside from a blog being accepted into WordAds, no blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work or products created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by

    If you do require an ecommerce site, advertising and/or affiliate links you can hire a web host and get a free software install from Refer to >

  4. If your goal is to blog in order to make ad revenue, please allow me to destroy your dreams now. Most blogs which are set up for the purpose actually lose money. If you're a compelling writer, a terrific photographer, and a solid social media marketer, you can succeed. Starting from zero, with zero practice, it's unlikely you can even get approved for most ad programs.

  5. rickyspracticeblog1

    thank you that was very helpful.

  6. @raincoaster

    You're welcome from me. :)

  7. You're welcome!

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