Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Review of the Top Paying File Hosting Sites

        Within the year, there have been massive crackdowns on torrent tracking websites and peer 2 peer programs such as BitTorrent and Limewire. This has encouraged software pirates to evolve and make the switch to file hosting websites such as Rapidshare, Megaupload, Filesonic and Hotfile. 

       File Hosting sites allow anonymous users to download large files without charge, but there is also a huge incentive for uploaders to provide the files. File Hosting sites pay you money per file that's downloaded from you! I have experience with many of these sites and here to tell you which ones offer most potential to make $$$



1) Filesonic
FileSonic.com - Free, simple and fast file hosting!
  • From $7  to up to $30 per 1000 downloads, based on file size and country group
  • Affiliate program that offers 20% of the monthly earnings for life of users you refer and sign up
  • Multiple uploads, FTP and remote uploads 
  • Minimum $15 payout each week
  • Payment Methods: Paypal, Webmoney, ePassporte and wire transfers
2) File Serve
FileSonic.com - Free, simple and fast file hosting!
  • Up to $25 per 1000 downloads based on file size and country
  • Affiliate program that offers 25% of the monthly earnings for life of users you refer and sign up
  • Unlimited downloads for anonymous and free users, thus you can maximize your profit for each file
  • FTP and Remote Uploads
  • All countries accepted
  • 5% commission for all premium accounts purchased



3)  Sharecash

Sharecash offers the highest payout per download of all of file hosting sites because of the method used to get users to download the files. Users that want to download a file from sharecash must complete a short survey and enter in information such as an e-mail address or phone number in order to unlock the download. Here is an overview of the benefits:
  • 40 -60 cents a download, based on Country ( the potential to make $800 per 1000 downloads! )
  • Affiliate program that offers 10% of the monthly earnings for life of users you refer and sign up
  • Minimum $10 payout, paid out monthly
  • Payment Methods: Paypal, ePassporte, check, Alertpay and wire transfers
  • Accepted from over 240 countries
  • A forum with a community of users that share ideas and methods

 4) Hotfile

  • Anywhere from $2 to $15 based on file size and country group
  • $15 minimum payouts per week
  • Affiliate program that offers 20% of the monthly earnings for life of users you refer and sign up
  • FTP uploading, remote uploading, your own link list
  • Payment Methods: Paypal Webmoney
  • 5% commission of all premium account purchases

5) Deposit Files

  • $8 to $30 per 1000 downloads based on country group and file size
  • Affiliate program that offers 20% of the monthly earnings for life of users you refer and sign up
  • $10 minimum payouts twice a week
  • Prizes: Ability to earn stably and get 200% of your earnings 
  • Free software for uploading and downloading files


In my opinion, these are the top 5 file hosting sites at the moment. As you can see, each one of these sites have major potential to make some extra money. Some of the basic methods is posting download links on warez forums, download blogs, sharing with friends and even social network sites such as facebook and youtube. Give one of them a try and start making money today.


For an alternative way to make money online, check out my review of the best paying online survey sites: http://bestonlinesurveysites.blogspot.com