Anyone who has even done the slightest bit of research on the wonderful worldwide web has realized that free money making opportunities are advertised abundantly. And it is basically true that anyone with a computer and a high-speed internet connection can earn money. And often you can do that without spending any money at all. . . but you will need to put in some time and effort.
This article serves as a brief introduction to just a few different options – I recommend that you do your own research as well to find what fits your personality, interests, skills and time-requirements best.
People browse the web for all different reasons: to shop, to access information, to entertain themselves and to network, among others. You can make money online by getting the attention of these people, even if you don’t have your own product or service and you will eventually need to learn how to influence them.
There are three free money making opportunities that I will mention here: taking surveys, selling your knowledge/expertise (consulting) and affiliate programs. I will just briefly go over taking surveys since this doesn’t require any sales or promotion of any kind. Filling out surveys is another way to earn money without spending any. You won’t make a lot of money doing this but it is just one way to get started while you learn other internet marketing strategies that you can really profit with.
If you have no product or service of your own, affiliate marketing is definitely the way to go. Just choose a product from one of the many affiliate marketplaces like Clickbank – make it something that generally interests you – and start promoting it in any of the free online sites like Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, Squidoo, HubPages, EzineArticles, etc.
Is there something that all your friends and family can ask you advice about – a topic that you are considered to be an expert in? If so, you can start offering your advice to others for a price. Set up a free blog at Blogger.com and write a couple of articles about your service. Send anyone you know to that blog.
If the information that you provide is valuable and becomes popular, many companies will come to you and ask to advertise on your site. So that can add passive income to the profits you are already getting from your own sales.
Some people prefer to stick to just one of these to perfect it but, most internet marketers, combine all three of them for variety and greater earnings.
There are so many free money making opportunities available to you on the internet. The biggest advantage to starting an online business venture is that it doesn’t have to require any initial investment and the profits can be significant. Just pick something to start with and learn the others as you go.