15 Ways To Make Money Online Without Investment in 2017

Whether you are a student, a housewife or a working professional looking for a part-time job, there is scope for everyone to Make Money Online. Online jobs are more popular in developing countries like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Nigeria, Kenya, etc. where regular kob pay scales are very low, and so a lot of people switch to Making Money Online as they get better pay rates.

There are many ways for you to Earn Money Online. Some jobs may require technical skills and others are for non-technical people too. What’s suitable for you may vary considerably on your skills, time you can devote and also your interest. So check out the various ways to Make Money Online and decide yourself which one is the best for you.

15 Legitimate Ways To Earn Money Online

Below are the legitimates ways to earn money online.

1. Freelance Websites For Professionals

If you are a professional looking to utilize your skills to Make Money online during your free time or if you are looking to quit your Boring 9-5 Job for something that can pay you much better, freelance Websites are the best option for you. Since the pay rates at these websites are very high, a lot of freelancer work full time at these websites.

You can check out my list of Top 5 Websites For Freelance Jobs, which are legitimate and provide ample work opportunities. I have also written an article on How To Be A Successful Freelancer, which will be very useful for you if you are looking out for jobs at these freelance Websites.

2. Make Money Online with Fiverr

Fiverr is a website which provides opportunities for everyone to make money online. You can create a “Gig” which tells people what you are willing to do for $5. The Gigs can be absolutely anything from Professional services like technical writing, SEO, online marketing to non-professional things like blowing balloon for someone, painting, or doing all sort of unique yet creative things

Even if you do not have any skills, you can still earn with Fiverr for your creativity. Consider this Gig below

Easy Fiverr Gig

You certainly do not to be highly skilled for recording a short video. 71 Buyers= 355$ for something you will otherwise think to be too silly. So there are buyers for creativity, and if you can provide creative Gigs to people, you can earn some easy money.

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3. Make Money By Blogging

For a lot of people, blogging is either a hobby or a medium to express their feelings. However, it is also possible to monetize from your blogs. But you need to be very patient with blogging. You cannot start earning from day one. It may even take few months to make your first dollar. But, once your blog starts getting popular, you can start making enough money to make a living out of it.

You can either start a free blog at Blogger and switch to WordPress later, or you can directly start with a professional blog. However, since transferring a blog from Blogger to WordPress is not very easy and there are many reputed hosts which offer special discounts regularly, I would suggest you to straightaway start with a professional blog at WordPress.

Learn To Start A Free Blog and Make Money From It

4. Monetize Your YouTube Videos

MAKE MONEY WITH YOUTUBE VIDEOSWatching and uploading YouTube videos can be fun. But did you know it is also possible to make money from the YouTube videos you upload?.

Yes, that’s very much possible. However, to be able to monetize from YouTube Videos, it should be copyrights free. So you cannot monetize by uploading your favorite songs or movie trailers. You need to create your own YouTube videos.

There are many ways to monetize your YouTube videos. However, most “YouTubers” make money by embedding advertisements in the video. You can also earn money through affiliate marketing and paid reviews.

For more details regarding monetization, check my article on How To Monetize From YouTube Video

5. MicroJobs Websites

MicroJobs website pays you for completing some simple tasks like sign-ups to websites, commenting on blogs, Facebook sharing, Tweeting or retweeting etc. Pay rates for such jobs are reasonable, and you can easily complete these jobs part time, along with your regular jobs.

Since MicroJobs do not require any skills except basic knowledge of internet, they are ideal for students and home-making women to effectively utilize their free time.

For more information, you can check these Top 5 Micro Jobs Websites

6. Sell Domain Names

Earn Money Online By Selling Domain Names

Domain names can be bought for very Cheap Rates from Bigrock and Godaddy. After buying a domain, you can register with Godaddy Auctions, where you can sell your domains. Godaddy charges a nominal yearly fee for registering.

Popular Domain names and the ones with high Page Rank can be sold for as high as $10,000 allowing you to make quick money.

7. Get Paid To Take Surveys

There are many companies which pay you to complete surveys. Some companies pay you as gift hampers while others pay you in cash. However, for surveys, I always recommend registering only with Clixsense as it provides survey jobs from various companies under one roof.

In addition, it also allows you various other ways of making money including CrowdFlower Microjobs. Also, the minimum withdrawal amount is lower than other websites at just $8. Because of all these, you can withdraw your money regularly.

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8. Online Tutoring

Earn Money With Online TutoringIf you are a professional teacher or have good knowledge of a subject, you can make money by teaching online. There are many websites where you can register to teach online. The popular ones among the are Tutor and Chalkstreet.

If you do not want to teach live and want better control on your work timings than Udemy would be perfect for you. At Udemy, you can sell your online courses for a handsome amount.

For more information, you can refer detailed article by Nirmala Santhakumar on Online Tutoring Jobs

9. Earn Money Online By Selling Photographs

If you love photography and can click some good pictures with your camera, then you have one more reason to click more pictures. It is possible for you to make money online by selling your pictures.

There are many stock photo websites where you can submit your pictures. The prominent ones among them are Deposit Photos, Fotolia, and Shutterstock

10. Sell Your Designs

If you are a designer and want to sell your products online, Print On Demand (PoD) websites would be the perfect solution for you to Earn Money Online. After registering with these websites, you can create an online shop to display your products. Once your shop is created, you can start designing products like T-shirt, handbags, clothes, etc. using online tools provided by the website and add them to your online shop.

When someone buys a product designed by you, the website will then print the product as per your design and deliver the same to the client. You get a commission from it for your design.

The best thing about Print On Demand websites is that you do not have to keep all the inventory or buy machines for printing.  Also, the marketing part is carried out by the website. So you can fully focus on creating designs.

Another advantage is that, if somehow you are unable to sell anything, you have nothing to lose as these websites are free to register.

CafePress and Zazzle are the two most reliable Print On Demand Websites.

11. Social Media Marketing

Most people use social media websites like Facebook and Twitter to connect with friends or to express themselves or simply killing time. However, in the past decade, Social media has emerged as one of the best advertising platforms.

You might have seen sponsored ads on Facebook or sponsored tweets on Twitter. This is because social media is not only cheaper than other forms of advertising, but it can also help you generate some direct leads. However, the conventional method of displaying ads and sponsored tweets is relatively costly for brands. Therefore, more people are hiring people the services of Facebook page owners and Twitter users to market their products.

So if you have a Twitter account with a decent number of active followers, you can register with websites like BlogMint where you can register a free account. Once you are a member, you will be informed whenever there is a Twitter campaign. You get paid on per Tweet basis. You can quote the charges per Tweet depending upon the number of followers you have.

12. Content Writing

Earn Money Online Content WritingWith growing number of blogs on the world wide web, there is a shortage of fresh content. If you are a good writer, capable of writing original content that people can relate to, then you can make some quick bucks by writing blog articles for top bloggers.

All you have to do is search for niche specific bloggers and drop them a message asking them to consider hiring your services. Alternately, you can also use websites like Upwork, Fiverr, IWriter and Crowdsource to get more content writing work.

13. Make Professional Websites

As with content writing, with growing number of blogs and other business websites, web designing too, is the need of the hour. Some very talented web designers earn as high as $50 per hour at freelance websites. And if you are capable of building WordPress themes, it’s only going to be easier for you to Earn Money Online.

WordPress Themes are in high demand, and people are willing to shell out $25 to $50 for a single theme. And each theme may be sold multiple times.  So you can only imagine the scope of web designing.

You may either promote your themes yourself or sell your themes at WordPress themes marketplaces like ThemeForest

14. Search Engine Optimization

Earn Money With SEOSearch Engine Optimization (SEO) is yet another way to Earn Money online, which is directly related to blogging. With the increased number of blogs, there is a huge competition to get to the first page of Google. SEO professionals, through various techniques, can help the bloggers and businesses achieve that.

You can either contact bloggers and businesses directly or start your own website offering SEO services or work with freelance websites where people can hire your services.

15. Make Money By Testing Websites And Applications

There are many websites which offer you money for testing applications and websites. All you need to do is turn on screen recorder software on your computer which is usually provided by the websites. You will then have to use your mic to verbally review the website or application for various features as you browse them on your computer.

There are many websites like Usertesting, Ubertesters, and Testingbirds among others which offer such jobs.

Final Words

There are many options for you to Make Money Online. However, it’s very important for you to select the right option that you are interested in. Without interest, you may soon start losing interest and eventually give up.

I hope you found my article to be very useful. If you have any queries, do let us know through the comments form below.

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About Aquif Shaikh

Aquif Shaikh is a Blogger from Baroda. He loves writing, traveling and sharing his knowledge and Ideas with the world. At Bloggerz Arena, he writes mostly about Making Money Online, Blogging, and SEO.


  1. Hello sir, good thing there is an article that would answer questions to how to make money online, this may really help us how to choose a home base career. Keep it up, and thanks for sharing your insights…

  2. Anis A. Siddiqui

    You are really into it, Aquif. Very good work, indeed.

  3. Such amazing article love Amazon mechanical turk

  4. This is a very helpful article to make money online. How can I write a blog if I am not proficient in English? Please advice me. Thank you.

    • Hi Abdul ,
      You can consider writing a blog in your native language provided you have enough audience for it.

      Blogs in French, Spanish, Chinese etc. are more popular than English blogs in the respective countries. Likewise there might be good number of audience who would like to read a blog in your native language.

  5. Great information you have here. I think the hardest part for a lot of people especially newcomers to understand is that it takes time as you pointed out.

  6. Have you heard of Michael Force? Is he at all legit or not?!

  7. Your article is very informative.
    I am interested to take surveys jobs online.
    Not sure if this will require in depth clarity.
    If it is general point of view then it must not be difficult.
    If any help required, I will contact you…If it is not a issue.

    • Hello Prabhu S,
      Surveys do not require you to have any knowledge. Companies will just ask you general questions to know more about you or your views about something. And sure, if you need any help, feel free to contact me.

  8. Sorry but registering domain names and then reselling them is quite unethical if you ask me. If a business needs a domain name you are forcing them to buy it from you just because you went there before and grabbed it even while you actually did not need it. I just hate people doing that because they make the Internet a place full of scammers, it is as unethical as spam, because a genuine company instead of having the domain name they should have they are forced to choose a different alternative one just because a jerk decided to usurp it.

    • Hello Maria,

      I respect your view. But personally, I do not feel Domain flipping is unethical at all. More often than not, domain flippers prefer registering generalized domains which can be used by a category of business and not the names of individual companies. If a company wishes they can always look out for other Domains associated with their business. No one is forcing them to buy a particular domain. right?

  9. Sometimes fear blinds us that we can miss the right thing because we are scared.Thanks for making this very clear and in a simplest form.I want to start blogging, fear, procrastination and lack of full knowledge was my problem,but now with this eye opener article, iam fired up and ready. Thanx once again. .

  10. Hi Aquif,

    This is really a nice guide to make money online. Appreciate your list of legit earnings.

  11. I love this article!! It’s very useful for stay at home moms who wants to earn extra from our free time.

  12. Please can you give a link for 5. MicroJobs Websites…..i think i should go for that one.

  13. Your article is very useful and encouraging. I am interested making money online. Can I contact u if I need help.

  14. Thanks for such a good article. I think selling domain name is a very good business and its required very in-dept knowledge and predictions.

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