Last Updated on Apr 19, 2020 by James W

If you have some files that you want to share with others and you know that a lot of people would download them, then you can make money uploading files.

How It Works?

Create an account on one of these websites, and don’t worry, these types of sites are usually owned by professionals and they are secured. Because preservation of files is very important for you and for them, and the chance to be ripped off is close to none.

Upload your files and get the link the site provide you, now all you need to do is to promote that link on some very popular places on Internet like facebook, twitter, techcrunch, digital point and so on. Because the people will look for what they need and then you will provide them with the link, and when certain amount of people download your file, maybe it’s an ebook or your mp3 song or some movie you made, you will earn money from the site where you uploaded the file.

Anything can be used if you are clever enough, think about what people download the most and provide them with just that.

The money that you are going to make depends on the size of the file. The bigger the file, the more you will earn online, many of these sites also pay you more if you are from more developed countries or if your downloaders are, and some of them are having country rankings and how much they pay to certain country, so be sure to check that while on the site.

Making money by uploading files is pretty easy, but finding good sites to use is not.
That’s why I created this list of sites where you can make money online with uploading files.

Websites to Make Money by Uploading Files:

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UPDATED (new sites added) September 30th 2012: – UploadPay is the worlds leading PPD website. It allows you to cash in on up to a massive $5.00 per download! Among its many advanced features you can actually choose your commission on file downloads! UploadPay have made it easy for new and seasoned affiliates to earn substantial sums of cash integrating another revolutionary feature which allows your referrals to send a text message to pay you! With a minimum cash-out of $10 and payment via Paypal or Payza, UploadPay puts you in control of your earnings! – Get around $1 to $20 for every download. They support PayPal, Payza, Payoneer, Payquicker, Wire Transfers, and Checks. Even better, they send payments out on the 3rd for all affiliates, and also on the 16th for their Premier Members.

Rapidgator – earn up to $15 for 1000 downloads. – Upload your files and earn money every time they are downloaded. It really does pay to share with FileBucks.

Ziddu – You will get money when someone downloads your file. For each unique download, you will get $0.001. Redeemed cash will be transferred via PayPal or Moneybookers once it reaches $10.

Filecopter – You are paid US $S20 for every 10,000 downloads! payout limit is extremely low – only $10 , get  payed with Paypal.

Turbobit – Simply upload the files to and share your files with friends, family and even strangers! You can be compensated for every download of your files or every time a premium membership is sold to customers you bring in.

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Dollarupload – This website has more options than just uploading files and making money. It has the ability to create a gateway to protect your website.

Filemates – easy way to share your files and make money, payout request minimum $5.

If you need to earn money or to make money online by uploading files then check out this list.
Site position in list doesn’t represent site’s quality.

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  1. Awesome idea. I will look into this. I want to make money from such kind of sources.

  2. I tried dis stuffs but i didnt get any cash, whene a file is getting lot of downloads they delet it (because of TOS)

    • Hi Luan, I really don’t know since I’m not affiliated with them in any way. You should contact them if you have any problems. thanks for comment

  3. manish sharma


    Thanxx for this helped me a lot..
    i will provide this information on my website..

  4. Hi Amit, they are legitimate websites, you can upload anything that is yours and that doesn’t violate the copyright of other owners.



    Many Many thanks for giving me this helpful content on your web site. come to my web site for all Bangla Technology news & more.

  6. Great idea ! earn money from uploading files is nice , visit this blog ___ to read other ways to make money with a simple tips ๐Ÿ™‚ thnx

    • Hi John, thank you for your suggestion, I’m sure my readers will check out your website.

      thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Dimitrije Radojkovic


    Can you explain me how to earn money online because I need about 60-70 dollars to buy something,and I wanna to someone show me how it works….


    • Hi Dimitrije, if you want to make money fast, I can recommend you to try out Fiverr. You can sell your services there or on freelancer.

      thanks for stopping by

    • Thanks for sharing the link with us Lip, I’m sure that my readers will check it out.

      thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. just want to say that the personal computer i use to write these words was bought by the money earned from uploading files and sharing them with others, it’s not so much but it still something (around 600 USD in 6 months and i stop, my main goal was buy a pc lol )

  9. Does the size of the file makes a difference? I think so it should as there should be a difference between a movie file and a mp3 file.

    • I think there is a difference, but it also depends from site to site, thanks for commenting Paul ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. wow good I like file sharing sites that gives bucks
    good post ๐Ÿ˜€
    here is my favorite site for small file sizes
    it gives 5$ for small files (1kb) unlike the others give me 0.5$ or 1$ for small files.

  11. Excellent tips, I have learned a lot from your article about make money by uploading files. Thanks for sharing such an informative article.

  12. Do I need to pay money before I can upload on any of these websites?

    • Don’t pay anywhere, if you need to pay first in order to start working, it’s probably some kind of scam.

      Thanks for reading and be careful

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