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Get Paid to Upload – 5 Free File Sharing Sites

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Get paid to upload!… The first time I heard that, I thought it was a joke! But it turns out to be real, you can actually get paid to upload videos, files and even pictures.

Basically, you upload your videos, PDFs, Text documents or any other kind of file, then, every time someone downloads one of your files, you get a couple of cents.

File sharing is really an easy way to make some extra cash from home. You get paid for uploading files that you would never even use otherwise, while at the same time, you are helping other people to access files they need, in a very quick, easy and inexpensive way.

With that said, here are 5 free file sharing sites where you can get paid for uploading videos, files and documents of all kinds:

Get Paid to Upload

DocStoc is an impressive file sharing site. It’s one of the biggest file directories anywhere. You can get paid to upload documents of many different formats, from pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx and ppt to pptx, pps, ppsx, rtf and txt. You can even upload your articles or how-to’s, as long as they are in one of the above format.

The maximum size of a single file that you can upload is 50 MB, so make sure your files are not to big. The pay is based on the number of times your files are downloaded, and the revenue comes from AdSense ads displayed on your file pages.

You can upload unlimited amount of Photos, Videos, Audios and Documents. The maximum file size is 200 MB. Each time one of your files is downloaded, you earn money, $0.001 to be exact.

Once you reach $10, it can be redeemed for cash, which will be paid to you via PayPal. All Payments will be processed on the 10th of each month.

DepositFiles is a popular international service for safely transferring, storing and distributing files. The pay is based on the size of your files, and you earn each time a file of yours is downloaded.

A file of 1Mb to 4Mb size will earn you $2, and a 5Mb to 9Mb will earn you $3. Basically, the bigger the file, the bigger the pay.

One of the nicest things about this free file sharing site is their Bonus program, which is a competition for more downloads – whoever has the most downloaded files, gets a bonus of 200% over their earnings for the period. For example, if you earned $500 in that period (usually a month), you will receive $1500 as your prize. You also earn 20% of your referral’s earnings.

CU is another great file hosting service. Upload your files and post the links on your Website or blog. Every time someone downloads one of your files, depending on the size of your file, you earn anywhere from $1 to up to $100 (per 1000 download).

They pay for downloads generated from 36 countries around the world.

You earn 10% of your referrals earnings. The minimum required for cashing out is $30. Payouts are sent via Epassporte, AlertPay, PayPal and Webmoney within 7 days of request.

Another document sharing site that allows you to make money file sharing. You’ll earn “ePoints” each time someone downloads your files, up to 2 ePoints per download. For every 1000 ePoints, you will be paid $1, which I think is a good deal, considering the amount of downloads performed everyday, worldwide.

Payouts are made via PayPal (min $10), ePassporte (min $50), WebMoney (min$50) and wire transfer (min$500). You also have the premium membership option, which empowers for faster and more downloads.


There you have it, 5 free file sharing sites where you can get paid for uploading videos and documents. It’s a great opportunity to make a little money. I mean, you won’t get reach with file sharing, nor will you be able to pay your bills with it, but you can make a few extra dollars with your unwanted and unused files that otherwise will be dusting on your computer forever.

When you add the fact that you are giving others a chance to download your files that they actually need, while you get paid to share videos, Text documents, PDFs and all sorts of electronics files, it becomes clear that get paid to upload sites are win win for all.

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  1. Sundarapandian says:

    The suggestions are good and informative. I will try to use this From today,i have a lot of unwanted files so i am going to i create an account and share the files and maybe make some money. will came back and let you know the result.

  2. flowerpower says:

    now this is something i would really like to try. thanks for the tips.

  3. satrap says:

    your welcome guys, yeah defiantly came back and let me know your experiences.

  4. VALLI says:

    thanks for the info, didn’t know you can make money this way.

  5. Caruy says:

    Ah!!! at last I found what I was looking for. i have heard about file sharing once or twice but could never find a site to get paid from. thank you very much.

  6. osc says:

    yo Strap, thanx for your helpful info.
    Keep adding new info man, will be a great help to others. ^^b

    • satrap says:

      You are welcome. It really makes me feel good to know that these information do help people. I will do my best to add more and more useful information.

  7. DiTesco says:

    Very helpful and useful information. Thanks. This is the first time I encounter the possibility of making money online by sharing files. I have tons of them and maybe I’ll give some of them shot. Which one do you recommend best?

    • satrap says:

      Francisco (DiTesco),
      Thanks for your comment. Obviously there is not a lot of money to be made, but if you have lots of file laying around, why not upload them and take advantage of the opportunity, no matter how little it pays. I would suggest you start with Docstoc.

  8. jimmy says:

    this is the most informative site ever.keep it up!bless you!

  9. Lynn says:

    I have perused through your website and want you to know how much I appreciate all the information you provide. Not only is it insightful and honest, but you also give perspective on the pros and cons of various sites in each industry. Thank you for your dedication and tools. You truly are helping others to make money online.

  10. Jenny says:

    Thanks man, this info is very helpful!

  11. sanjay says:

    Another great way to get an extra income! Thanks for sharing these, I would suggest that you go for referral because that’s where the money is.

  12. costy says:

    The bad thing about this sharing sites are that they pay for zones and countryºs.I am more like get paid for the first download,whatever the user country is.Aniway nice informations.

    • satrap says:

      Yeah, that is the down side Costy. Thanks for commenting.