You really can make money online. If you know what you are doing, you could probably turn it into a fulltime job too.
The problem? In many cases, the adage ‘it takes money to make money’ applies.
It is true that if you want to make the big bucks, you are going to need to invest in your business. However, in the early days, you need to do nothing of the sort.
When I was starting online, I wanted to keep my costs as low as possible, but I also wanted to make money. So, I did a bit of research and discovered the following five.
Let me introduce you to the top 5 real ways to make money online for free.
Let’s start with what is, without a doubt, one of the best of the real ways to make money online for free.
Head to any website online. I’m willing to bet that the vast majority of what you find on that website is written text. The internet thrives on it.
In other words, content is king, and it’ll stay on the throne for many years to come!
A site can make as many videos and images as it wants, but the site needs written text to pull people in. Not only will that written text educate site visitors, but it can also help to convert site visitors into paying customers.
People are writing this content.
Sure, a lot of sites are producing content themselves, but many of them will turn to freelancers to produce their content for them. (I do too!) Many people are making a fulltime income from being a fulltime copywriter…and you only need to work a few hours per day to make ends meet.
If you know how to put together a bit of text that is grammatically accurate and well-researched, then this is, without a doubt, one of the best of the real ways to make money online for free.
There really is no shortage of work.
Just go to any freelancing website (or gig website), and there will be plenty of jobs you can ‘apply’ for. If you put together a decent application, you may be able to score work today too!
Affiliate marketing is one of the weirder of the real ways to make money online for free. This is because all of the other methods for making money that I list on this page are relatively understandable.
Most people will have heard of them.
However, the vast majority of people looking to make money online for the first time may not have a clue what affiliate marketing is all about. Lucky for you, I do.
To put it simply; with affiliate marketing, you will be advertising certain products and services.
If somebody clicks a link that you share and completes a desired action (normally purchasing a product), then you will collect a commission on it. This is a business model that has the potential to make a massive sum of cash. How you share those links is up to you.
Affiliate marketing ties in well with blogging (more on that in a short while), but you could also share links on social media, alongside video content, or even on ‘question and answer’ websites like Quora.
The problem is that while this is one of the best of the real ways to make money online for free, it can be a slow business to get going. You will have a lot of competition. If you want to make tons of cash, then you will need to invest a few dollars into your business each month.
Although, honestly, there is nothing that says you can’t do everything for free. Surely, you can learn how to start an affiliate marketing business for free. It may be enough to make a little bit of a side income, or if you take it seriously, you can make a full-time income and live off affiliate marketing.
Blogging is one of the tougher real ways to make money online for free. This is because it is a rather slow and laborious process. You can speed things up a little by investing in adverts, but even then, success is not guaranteed.
Most people who are interested in blogging tend to do it for fun. If they make money from it, then that is great!
With blogging, you will simply be writing about things that you know and love. It could really be about anything that you want. Blog about video games. Blog about films. Blog about woodworking. Blog about your favourite types of frogs.
There really is a market for all types of content out there. Just make sure that the content is interesting. Build up a following and watch your business grow!
I wrote about writing a blog for free and making money earlier in this article.
You can make money from blogging by including some ads, sponsored posts, or maybe a few affiliate links here and there. If you invest a lot of time in your blog and become a successful blogger, then advertisers will be knocking at your door to work with you.
I’m going to roll these under the same heading, even though they are not precisely the same. With podcasting, you will be creating audio content. With YouTube, you will be creating video content.
How you make cash is going to be the same, though. Once you start to get people enjoying your content, advertisers will be falling at your feet. You can earn an astonishing amount of cash, even if you have just a few thousand people listening to you.
The money will only go up from there.
The best part is that most of us have the equipment that we need to start creating YouTube content or podcasts right away. If you have a smartphone, then you will be able to throw together some basic content. As your ‘fan base’ expands, you can start to invest in better equipment.
At that point, there is going to be nothing to stop you!
This is one of the real ways to make money online for free that will take a while to kick-off but, if you do it properly, it is probably going to be the most profitable (and the most fun!) of methods.
Have you got skills that people are willing to pay for? Well, one of the best real ways to make money online for free is to be a freelancer.
Obviously, I have already talked a little bit about how you can freelance as a copywriter. However, this isn’t the only option available to you.
There are a ton of skills that apply to the online world that people will be willing to pay you for. Here are some of the more popular ones. Although, I have barely scratched the surface here.
- Customer service
- Virtual assistants
- Web Design
You can use most of the same sites you would use for your standard copywriting jobs to find freelance work in any of these areas. Once you have done a few jobs, then this becomes one of the best real ways to make money online for free.
If you can get a few repeat customers, then you can make some serious cash.
Remember; this is just an introduction to the real ways to make money online for free. I just wanted to show you just how many options you have at your disposal. We have barely scratched the surface.
Once you start to see all the online money making methods out there, you are going to love jumping in and seeing which method matches your skills.
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