In the next few articles I want to talk about how to earn free Bitcoins. However, before we start you need to get yourself a Bitcoin Wallet. There are several companies from whom you can obatin a Bitcoin Wallet but for this article I will focus on the free wallet provided by Coinbase.
Step 1: Go To Coinbase
CLICK HERE to be taken to the coinbase website. You should be taken to a page which looks similar to this:
Click on the SIGNUP tab at the top right of the page (circled in red on the above screenshot).
Step 2: Complete The Signup Form
You should see a page similar to this:
Fill in your email address and choose a password then click on the CREATE AN ACCOUNT button.
Step 3: Check Your Inbox
After clicking on the CREATE AN ACCOUNT button you should have been taken to a page which looks similar to this:
Check your inbox for an email from Coinbase, open it and click on the VERIFY MY EMAIL ADDRESS link.
Step 4: Read The User Agreement and Accept It
You should be taken to a page which looks similar to this:
Read the User Agreement and then click on the ACCEPT AND CONTINUE button.
Step 5: Welcome to Your Dashboard
You should now see your Coinbase Dashboard which should look similar to this:
Click on the SETTINGS link (circled in red above).
Step 6: Set Up Your Display Name, Local Currency and Time Zone
You should now be on a page which looks similar to this:
Type a nickname you wish to be known by in the DISPLAY NAME box and then select your local currency and time zone. When you have done this click on the SAVE CHANGES button.
Step 7: Set Up Your Mobile Phone
Click on the VERIFY A PHONE button. You should see a box appear on your screen similar to this:
Select your country, type in your phone number, then click on the NEXT button.
Step 8: Enter Your Confirmation Code
You should now see something similar to this:
Check your phone for a SMS Text Message and type the verification code it contains into the ENTER CODE box.
After entering the correct confirmation code you should be taken back to your dashboard:
Step 9: Get A Bitcoin Address
Click on the BITCOIN ADDRESSES link at the top of the dashboard and you will be taken to a page which looks similar to this:
Click on the CREATE NEW ADDRESS button and you should be assigned a Bitcoin Address:
Carefully copy your Bitcoin Address somewhere as this is the address you should tell people to send money to so that it appears in your Bitcoin Wallet.
Congratulations! You are now ready to start receiving Bitcoins!
Step 10: How To Login To Your New Bitcoin Account
Before we go I will finish by running through the 2 stage login process. When you go to the Coinbase website and click on the SIGNIN tab you will be taken to a page which looks like this:
Type in your email address and password then an SMS Text Message will be sent to your phone and you will be presented with a page like this:
Enter the verification code that was sent to your phone and you will be taken to your dashboard.
Step 11: Earn your First Bitcoins
In future articles I will explain some of the many ways to earn free bitcoins but one basic way is to click on the REFERRALS link in your dashboard. This will take you to a page which looks similar to this and which shows you how both you and any friends you introduce to Coinbase can get $5 worth of Bitcoins:
In the next article I will show you how you can get free Bitcoins by watching videos and doing tasks.