In my previous blog post, I discussed about how teenagers can make money on the Internet with an online business. Unfortunately, most teens don’t have money to start an online business, except for some few rich kids. So, that brings us to the next question, “Can you make money online without spending any?”
Obviously, the answer to that question is yes.
The idea of making money online is no longer new to us, you probably heard of stories of people using the Internet to make a living, with some of them making a fortune.
Among these opportunities available online, which of them can be started without you spending a dime?
In this blog post, I am doing to share to you a few ideas to help you get started making money online without spending any of your money… whether it be an allowance from your parents or your hard-earned money if you’re already working a job.
1. Affiliate Marketing
I put this #1 on the list because this method is my favorite. In fact, I self-styled myself as “your personal affiliate marketing coach”. So, what is affiliate marketing?
In one of my blog posts here, I discussed about what is affiliate marketing, how it works, and how can you make money with it. You can read the detailed explanation by clicking here.
Now, for the sake of discussion here in this blog post, let me give you a brief overview of this method…
Affiliate marketing is a type of marketing wherein people join a company as affiliates, promote products for a commission. Promotions are done either through personal recommendation, social media, blogging, and email marketing.
This has become very popular because, you can get started for free.
You find an affiliate program, you register for free, and once you’re in they will provide you a referral link (a tracking link). You refer people to a product or service using your link, and if it ends in sale, you earn a commission.
2. Selling Products on eBay
There are many people doing this because, it is free to sign up for an eBay account, and free to set up an auction for selling products.
The only money you will pay is a small fee to eBay after your product has sold out. If your product didn’t sell, then you don’t pay any.
You can find products around your home that you don’t want anymore, and start listing them on eBay.
Or, you can sign up with a website that offers dropshipping, which will allow you to sell their products for free and get a portion of the profit.
Just recently, this idea has become popular online. I saw friends and associates mentioning the word “dropshipping” in their social media profiles… which can mean profitability.
But you must also be aware of the rising competition in this particular field.
When there’s competition in a certain field, it shows people are making money and are exerting efforts to win the game. If this kind of online money making interests you, then explore it.
Or better yet, sign up for a free eBay account.
3. Become A Freelance Writer Online
If you can write an article, which of course is rendered in English, then you may also explore this idea of becoming a freelance writer online.
I understand the intimidation most people have with regard to writing an article, but it is actually easier than you think.
In the past, articles used to be very formal in nature. Do you remember reading magazines and newspapers? Have you noticed the styles of writing in those print media? Very formal, right?
Today, it’s no longer that way, especially in writing blog posts.
If you can write in a conversational tone, something like you’re talking to a friend, then you can do it. You can write an article, you can write a blog post, and make money online without spending any.
It’s just a matter of self-confidence
Click here to read my blog post about how to become a freelance writer online.
Can You Make Money Online Without Spending Any?
Just by going through these three suggested opportunities, you’ll know the answer to this question.
You can make money without spending a dime. Even with the eBay suggestion? You only have to pay the fee after the sale—no sale, no fee.
And these are not the only ways to make money online with spending money. There other ways not mentioned here, I didn’t include them because, they may be harder for you to do.
These three are the easiest.
Just remember though that even if a method is free and does not cost you any, it will still require time from you to make it successful.
So, investment of time replaces investment of money.
Optional: Have Your Own Website
Let’s say you picked up affiliate marketing as your method of choice…
Did you know that a lot of affiliate networks out there require applicants to at least have a functioning website before they can be accepted to the network?
What about selling products on eBay?
Okay, you can proceed with selling products on eBay even if you don’t have a website. But did you know that having your own website or blog where you can freely promote your listed stuff on eBay gives you an unfair advantage over those who don’t have that site?
What about becoming a freelance writer online?
Having your own website is also an advantage. It will help you easily get found by clients, and you will have a place to post samples of your work.
If you’re not ready yet to spend money starting a website, then you’ll probably like this free website builder that I recommend.