Most people think that you need to have an advertising budget to get started making online, this isn’t true at all…. actually quite the opposite.
The reason I say this is because we have access to millions of people for FREE.
You probably wonder how this is possible? Do you use Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter?
I’d imagine the answer is YES you do use at least one of these platforms.
Between these platforms, there is over a BILLION users that you can reach for FREE.
Making money online without a budget takes longer than paid advertising because you need to start giving value to start driving traffic.
By value I mean giving people helpful advice/information for FREE, this could be in the form of a blog post, video, infographic, podcast etc.
All the methods below are completely free to register but will require you to invest your time to make money.
Clickbank is an affiliate network which is used by hundreds of affiliates every day.
The platform is user-friendly and simple to get started.
Clickbank has hundreds of products that you can promote in all popular niches.
Once you have selected a product you’d like to promote (see our guide) you need to start getting your offer in front of people.
There are a number of ways that you can drive traffic to your offer and I’ll cover my favorite two methods which have made me over $1000 in the last month.
Quora.com – Quora is a questions and answers website.
Quora is a brilliant source of traffic because the people asking the questions are already interested in a product or service but require more information or a solution to their problem.
When using quora make sure that you don’t spam your link, give a detailed answer to the question and include your affiliate link.
Instagram – There are millions of people on Instagram that show interest in activities, interests etc by using hashtags.
Using relevant hashtags in your posts will ensure that your content is getting in front of interested people.
Posting regularly and interacting with your audience will increase your ability to make money from Instagram.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Amazon before but you probably haven’t heard about Amazon Mechanical Turk.
Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) operates a marketplace for work that requires human intelligence.
The MTurk web service enables companies to programmatically access this marketplace and a diverse, on-demand workforce.
Developers can leverage this service to build human intelligence directly into their applications.
One benefit of this service is that you can work as much or as little as you want as there are no targets etc.
Amazon Turk is a great opportunity for people that don’t have a skill they can charge for or just want to earn some extra money in their free time completing simple tasks.
Fiverr is a platform that offers services for $5 but also allows for extras to be added which the cost is set by you and has no cap.
This service is ideal for people who are creative or technical minded.
Fiverr offers services ranging from logo design, banner creation, blog writing, copywriting, programming and much more.
To start using Fiverr you need to register for an account and create a “gig”.
When creating your account and gigs make sure that you make it appealing to your target market and that the examples of your work are of high quality.
There are lots of people using Fiverr so you need to make sure you stand out from the rest and you delivery your gigs on time.
Your feedback is SO IMPORTANT, make sure that you deal with any issues quickly and effectively.
Microworkers is very similar to Amazon Turks and requires human intelligence to complete tasks.
Microworkers is an innovative, International online platform that connects Employers and Workers from around the world.
The tasks assigned to Workers and paid for by Employers are simple and quick, mostly completed in a few minutes, thus they are called “micro jobs”.
These tasks include data mining, data categorization, data tagging, data labeling, data matching, sentiment analysis, event sequencing, transcription, content comparison, content evaluation, surveys, research studies, application testing and so much more.
Microworkers is ideal for someone that is looking to get paid for completing tasks online in their free time.
Upwork is very similar to Fiverr but caters for a slightly different client base.
Through Upwork businesses get more done, connecting with freelancers to work on projects from web and mobile app development to SEO, social media marketing, content writing, graphic design, admin help and thousands of other projects.
Upwork makes it fast, simple, and cost-effective to find, hire, work with, and pay the best professionals anywhere, any time.
You can make some really good money from upwork if you have the required skills.
If you have any of the skills listed above head over to upwork and get yourself registered!
There are many opportunities to make money online without having to spend any money at all, depending on your skill sets and how much time you have available your choice of platform will change.
You can definitely make money using the methods above but you must put the work in and this article comes with no guarantee you will make money.
If you have any questions let me know in the comments below.