It’s not like only Indians love to get free stuff, it’s rather a natural orientation of people worldwide to look for something free. No exception when it comes to earning money online, beginners want to find out the legitimate free ways to earn money online that too without any sort of investment. Anyway, this guide is not an India specific make-money-online guide and can be of use to everyone from almost every corner of the world to win money on the internet without investing.
Anyway, we believe your search will end here for this particular query. Have a bit of patience please. Another important aspect is , some earn-money-online aspirants already lost hope & belief after they got cheated & scammed by online fraudsters and don’t want to believe any online money making opportunity regardless of its genuineness.
We understand that you have a strong determination to earn cash online without paying anything.Before you read this guide we want you to go through the existing major ways to earn money online to get a generalized idea of existing money making opportunities.
Points to keep in mind :
1. No such short-cut is there to build a long term online income
2. Clicking Ads, Reading emails, Filling up forms, data entry scams, so called genuine money making sites or related online jobs will not get you any money.
3. You have to work smart & hard as well.
4. You can’t earn only sleeping. That’s possible after uncountable sleepless nights.
5. You have to have the learning curve.
6. Good communication in English (At least written) is a must.
7. You are assumed to be having a computer connected to Internet.
You can have a reading : What it Takes to Earn Online
Now let us discuss the ways to make money online without investment.
A. Blogging on Blogspot to Earn Money Online Without Investment
Blogger is a product by Internet giant Google allows you to create blogs for free on their domain. You would get a sub domain like http://yourchosenname.blogspot.com/ and the hosting is free by blogger.
Maybe you are thinking, ” heck, i knew this way”. If so then my question is how much have you earned from your blogger blog? Only creating blogs will not do, you have to do it right. I know lot of bloggers earning significant amount money from free blogs without any investment. You can also build your profitable work from home job with proper guidance and proper implementation. No Investment needed.
Your ultimate aim is to run Google AdSense ads in your blog in order to earn money. First thing first, you need to make a plan now. Plan about what would be your blog about.
Choosing your Topic
This is extremely important for your online success. If you do it wrong, you are finished before you even start. Ideal topic is something you would love to blog about and a profitable market is there. Most of the times it does not happen, because you might not know anything about a topic where lot of advertisers are there and a lot of buyers as well. One thing here to keep in mind , chasing profitable markets only will not do any good if you do not know the subject assuming you can not hire people to work for you.
Just to help you brainstorm to find a topic I recommend you to visit Topic Ideas
And you need Google Adwords Free Keyword tool to find specific keywords you would write upon. Those who do not know what keyword research is, I recommend reading this. Write your keyword in the keyword field. Put the captcha and click on column to get more options, click on the box left to average CPC, Check the boxes of exact, phrase and broad match at the left and search.
Now let’s assume you have put ” Banking Jobs” in the keyword field because you would like to post different latest banking jobs in your blog. Good Idea. Now let us see what you see in the result after you click search.
Now comes the time to take crucial decision. See the keyword suggestions by free tool and see in which area you are comfortable to write on, check the availability of advertisers, if there is no or less advertisers, you should not go for that. Now check the search volumes both global and local. Search volume (Consider Exact Match Search Volume. You can check exact match check box from the options given) is very important because you can not afford to write upon something people do not search at all. Check the average CPC or cost per click value for your desired keyword because your ultimate aim is to earn money and not only writing blog posts.
Update : You will get to see the the average CPC column if you sign in to Adword with your gmail account. Otherwise not.
This average CPC value implies the value of the keyword to the advertisers, when they place ads to Google. More it is, better for you because you can earn more from AdSense.
you are not finished with keyword research, You have to check the competition of webmasters and bloggers for the keyword you are targeting. Search the suggested keyword in Google & check the page ranks (PR) of first 10 result pages /domains. to check PR you have to install Google toolbar to your browser. the Green Bar after bookmark option shows the PR. If it is 3 or below, you can go for it. Otherwise it would be tougher to outrank your competitors for your targeted keywords.
You can put “bank jobs”, “bank jobs in India”, “bank jobs for freshers” like keywords in the keyword field and check the results. Your motto is to find the right keywords which will help you build your internet business.
(Tip: Do not go for high competition keywords, try to choose medium or even low competition keyword with a respectable search volume)
Create your free Blog:
Now it’s time to register your free domain in Blogger and getting your blog ready. Go to Blogger and sign in with your Google account. Try to get a domain name with your exact keyword like http://bankjobs.blogspot.com/
In all probability the domain is already taken by someone. Do not lose hope, try to get it with a little variation like http://bankjobshub.blogspot.com/. You are free to find out your own topic, so you don’t need to be limited to bank jobs or anything.
Give your blog a name. Create your blog. Now go to settings-basic and write a keyword rich description of your blog. Go to template designer and design as you like. You can give your blog a custom look, you need to edit blog template code for that. You can get started with this guide to work with Blogger.
Start writing now with the knowledge you have got. Keep updating your posts. And start doing off-page SEO for your blog. This is all about getting links from other webpages to your blog home page or posts.
If you are in a low competition zone, you could easily rank with basic link building like, blog directory submission, writing on article directory and getting links, guest posting in other related blogs, commenting on related blogs, participating in related forum and getting signature links and directly requesting others to link to you. You can learn SEO from world famous SEO Aaron Wall and from OnlineMoneyKey.Com for free. gradually you will build up visitors to your blog.
It’s time to Apply for AdSense :
Go to AdSense and sign up for it. They will send you welcome mail and you can start displaying Google ads in your blog. You will be earning for every click on the ads which you can see in AdSense reports after you sign in. But One thing to keep in mind is, you are eligible to apply after six months (For Indians) from the date of registration of your blog’s domain name.
You will get every guidance regarding insertion of ad code inside your template or customizing the look & feel of the ads for free. Lot of free resources. Not only AdSense you would get lot of other money making programs for free to earn money online in India without investment.
Things to avoid :
- Do not copy articles or any content from other online resources. You will never succeed. Google and other major search engines will dump you.
- Do not click your own ads or provoke someone to do the same.
- Do not start writing about making money online until & unless you make a good amount of money online.
- Do not spam on your blog. Blogger police could remove your blog from their server without any sort of notification. Better read their TOS before you begin.
B. Being a Freelancer
Freelancing is a viable solution if you are looking to make money online without spending any money. As you might be knowing that freelancing is all about working for somebody else without any sort of long term commitment and getting paid for your work. Odesk.Com, Elance.Com are two examples of good freelance networks which are common platforms for Freelancers and Employers. You can even join Warrior Forum (Internet Marketing Forum) as a Service Provider.If you are interested to freelance (provide service as a freelancer), you can sign up the above mentioned freelance networks absolutely without spending a dime. Join as a contractor/Freelancer and create a profile with your picture with positive attitude and try to make your profile convincingly-worded so that Employers get convinced. The most important thing to consider before you sign up with any freelance networks is what kind of service you are capable to provide. Employers will pay you for getting their specific jobs done, nobody is giving away any money for free. Another important aspect is your portfolio. Presenting a portfolio of your past experiences is of immense use to convince employers.
C.Taking Paid Surveys
Though the income potential is not much, still taking paid surveys from reputed market research companies will make you some money. In fact you should never pay someone for providing paid surveys. You might be knowing that big companies research market to know the potential customer demand before they launch their products/services. They generally outsource this market research part to survey/market research companies. And these market research (paid survey) companies need people to fill up the forms for certain questions. The best part is those who participate on these surveys get paid for giving their opinions.
The problem with this is, not every survey company goes international. Rather they confine themselves within a certain country. Here is a list of legitimate paid surveys you can consider joining.
D. Making Money With Affiliate Marketing
Usually affiliates get paid when they make a sale. That is known an Cost-Per-Sale(CPS) style affiliate marketing. You can make money with this system using free blogger blogs, creating Facebook fan pages, using Yahoo Answers, classifieds etc. You need to sign up with affiliate networks like, ClickBank.Com, ShareaSale.Com, Plimus.Com, CJ.Com etc and start promoting other peoples products/services for commissions when the product/service is sold through your affiliate link.
CPA stands for cost per action. Let me make it clear to you. CPA is a form of affiliate marketing. That means a CPA affiliate get paid just for giving a potential customer to the product owner. No need to sell. Another strategy to succeed with CPA is to rank for local keywords in Google Places and collect leads. In order to work with CPA you need to sign up with CPA networks like Peerfly, Max Bounty, Neverblue etc. You can get started after they approve you as an affiliate.
Just think about one thing, if you want to establish yourself as an affiliate marketer, you need a clear knowledge of what is what of Affiliate marketing regardless of you invest a lot of money or conduct it without spending any money. You have to get the fact right. As it is all about selling other peoples products/services you need potential customers for the same. If you do not master the no cost promotional techniques, you won’t get any success for sure.
We always suggest you to learn the ethical SEO techniques to get free traffic/visitors from major search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing ) and other traffic sources like social media namely Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest etc, bookmarking sites like Digg, Stumbleupon, Reddit etc , Article directories like Ezine articles, Article Base etc and web2.0 properties like Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr etc so that you really make money from AdSense & Affiliate Marketing model. You can join Affilorama.Com for free to learn affiliate marketing like an expert.
E. Just By Writing Articles
Making money just by writing articles is kind of a freelancing. You can join sites like iWriter.com, TextBroker.com as a writer and make money out of your article writing effort. There are lot of AdSense revenue sharing sites (Hubpages.Com, Squidoo.Com) where your articles can make you money. If you think you have a take in writing quality articles and can prove yourself, you really have a good market to cash in on. Even if nobody hires you, just don’t give a damn. Your free blog is there to prove yourself. Just learn how to optimize the content for search engines without hampering the readability. Monetize your blog with AdSense to get the return out of your effort. You can provide article writing services at freelance networks like, Elance.Com, odesk.com, Text Broker.Com, iWriter.Com and get paid per hour without having to invest anything.
F. Working on Micro Job Sites
For last 2-3 years there is a surge of some micro job sites like Fiverr.Com, Fourerr.Com etc where you can buy/sell everything for Five Dollar and Four Dollar respectively. When you offer a service in these micro job sites, your service is termed as a Gig. You have to provide such a service which sells. As because lot of people are trying to make money online with these sites, you have to face competition too. In order to rank your gigs high on a certain category you need to optimize your gig. Read this to get an Idea. Fourerr.Com is less competitive than that of Fiverr.Com. You can sign up these sites for free.
G.Taking Part in Paid-To-Click (PTC) jobs
Here the concept is get paid to click. Several websites want to pay you for clicking ads or watching promotional emails. These websites collect ads from advertisers. Advertisers choose this sort of promotional tactics very wisely. They go by the probability of a mere ad clicker turning to be a buyer. And the cost of advertising is very less. Anyways you can not even support your internet cost only clicking ads. You have to take the due advantage of referring people to that website in question via your referral link to make any significant money. Clixense.Com is a good PTC network. For other genuine PTC networks go to PTCInvestigation.net
H. Writing Paid Reviews
Other marketers and online businesses needs you to review their product or service to your blog/website readers. They are ready to pay for the same, that may be $5 or $400 for a single review. You need a qualified blog to do this. A blog with a good reader base and RSS subscriber is the qualification. Social Spark like network is a common platform for Blogger and Advertisers. Even if you are failing with AdSense, even if you have a low traffic (20-30 unique visitors a day) blog, you can sign up with SocialSpark.Com
I. Making Money From YouTube
Yes it’s possible to make money from YouTube.Com. After the recent Google Penguin update, YouTube videos are appearing in search results like anything. If you can make quality videos on different topic (Keyword Research is a must) and optimize them for search results, you can make money either by partnering with YouTube or can monetize the traffic otherwise.
J. Making Money From Facebook
We spend a lot of time on Facebook in a daily basis but most of us do not know that Facebook is a great place for making money. Strategies of making money from Facebook needs broader discussion for sure but keep in mind that if you can create a fanpage with lot of fans (Targeting is important) or group or a great following then you can make use of the same by the help of CPA offers or affiliate sales.
You can well guess that the ways we have mentioned for making money without investment are not exact step-by-step actionable guides because it’s kind of close to impossible to put all the things in one place. This is to give you an idea of legitimate online money making opportunities. It’s your responsibility to gather as much information as you can and work on them to make things happen. One thing should be kept in mind that you have to work your ass off as you are not in a position to outsource any of the jobs which is required to be done. There is no harm in working for yourself though. Best of luck with your online journey. Wish you all success.