15 Awesome Ways Of Making Money Online Without Investment

Whether you are a student, a housewife or a working professional looking for a part-time job, everyone wants to Make Money Online.

Online jobs are very popular in countries like India, Canada, Philippines, USA, UK, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, etc.

Many people think that it is not possible to Make Money Online Without Investment. However, this is not true at all.

There are many ways for you to Make Money Online without paying anything.

Legitimate Ways To Make Money Online Without Investment

Below are the various legitimate ways of making money online without investment. Some of these jobs may require you to have technical skills and others are for non-technical people too.

What's suitable for you may vary considerably depending on your skills, time you can devote and also your interest.

So check it out yourself and decide what is suitable for you.

1. Make Money By Blogging

For a lot of people, blogging is either a hobby or a medium to express their views. However, it is also possible to monetize from your blogs.

In fact, there are many bloggers who are making an insane amount of money from their blogs. According to Forbes, the top blog Huffington Post makes $14 million per month.

Of course, blogging does not give you easy money. Not every blogger earns $14 million.

You must be able to write quality articles and have enough knowledge about SEO to make good money it.

Also, with blogging, you need to be very patient. You cannot start earning from day one. It may even take you a 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.

For starting a blog, all you need is a good topic that is popular among the masses. Needless to say, you must be an expert on the topic so that you can write regular articles about it.

You can also rope in your friends and create a blog with multiple topics, with each friend specializing in a particular niche.

Choosing the wrong blog topic is one of the reasons new bloggers fail to make money. So make sure you spend enough time finding the Perfect Niche for Your Blog.

The main advantage of blogging is that you can either start it with a free blog at Blogger or with minimal investment with a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog.

However, starting a free blog at blogger is not recommended as it is very difficult to manage SEO for the same.

Starting a WordPress blog is does not cost much. I started my first blog for just $12.18 to be exact.

I used this money to buy a Website Hosting with Free Domain name from GoDaddy. Next, I installed WordPress with free themes from WordPress Repository.

For enhancing the WordPress functionality, I installed Free WordPress Plugins. That is it, my blog was ready to make money.

You can make money with blogging through any of the below monetization methods

  1. Displaying advertisement from Google Adsense or other advertising networks. You get paid per Ad impression (CPI) or per Ad click (CPC)
  2. Affiliate marketing, wherein you promote a company's product/services. Whenever someone uses your link to buy the product/service, the company pays you a commission for the same.
  3. Paid articles
  4. Selling ad space on your blog.

Note: The Black Friday Sale is round the corner. This is the best time to start a blog as you get massive discounts on Web Hosting as well as premium Themes and Plugins

For example with the Ipage Black Friday Sale you get I-Page hosting just for $1.99 per month.

2. Monetize Your YouTube Videos

Watching 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 need to create your own videos for the same.

Like blogging, YouTube has immense earning potential. There are many YouTubers who earn millions of rupees.

If you are capable of making good videos that can go viral, YouTube will be the best option for you.

There are many ways to monetize your YouTube videos. However, most YouTubers use YouTube Partner program wherein you can make money by displaying advertisements to your viewers. You can also make money through affiliate marketing and paid reviews.

3. Freelance Websites For Professionals

Are you are a technical person looking to utilize your skills to make money online during your free time? Are looking to quit your boring 9-5 job for something that can pay you much better?

If the answer to above questions is yes than freelance websites are the best option for you. At freelance

How Does Freelance Websites Work?

At freelance websites, you can search for various projects posted by companies and individuals. You can then apply for the one that you find to be interesting and well paying.

If the employer finds your profile to be suitable for the job, he will test your skills usually through a Skype interview. if everything goes well, you will be hired for the project.

The employer will then deposit the payment with the freelance website. Once you complete the project and the client approves it, the freelance website will release your payment.

What Is The Scope Of Freelancing?

A lot of people start their career as freelancers by working at these websites part-time along with their regular job. Once they start getting enough projects, they quit their job and start their own company. This only shows the potential of working as a freelancer.

Where Can I Find Freelancing Work?

There are many websites which offer freelance technical jobs. However, Upwork is the best among them. For more 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 to you if you are looking out for projects at these freelance Websites.

4. Get Paid To Take Surveys

Blogging, YouTube and Freelance websites require you to have skills. But no skills are required whatsoever for taking surveys. There are many companies which pay you to complete surveys. Some companies pay you as gift hampers while others pay you in cash.

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, there are various other ways for you to make money with ClixSense. This includes micro jobs from CrowdFlower.

Also, the minimum withdrawal amount at ClixSense is lower than other websites which starts at just $8. Because of all these, you can withdraw your money regularly.

Online survey jobs are more suitable for people from the USA, UK, Canada, etc. as there are more surveys available to them.

5. Micro Jobs Websites

Micro Jobs website pays you for completing some simple tasks like sign-ups to websites, commenting on blogs, Facebook sharing, Tweeting or retweeting, finding information on the internet, classifying products etc.

Pay rates for such jobs are reasonable, and you can easily complete these jobs part time, along with your regular jobs.

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

6. 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 have to be highly skilled for recording a short video. 71 Buyers= 355$ for something you would 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.

7. Domain Flipping

You can buy domain names from GoDaddy for as low as $0.99.

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 Domain Authority can be sold for as high as $10,000 allowing you to make quick money.

Unlike what most people think, domain flipping requires skills. You must have enough knowledge to judge the right price of a domain name while bidding for expired domain names.

You also need to be creative for coming up with creative ideas of registering new domain names.

8. Online Tutoring

If 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.

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 your design on the product and deliver the same to the client. You get paid a royalty for your design.

The best thing about Print On Demand websites is that you do not have to keep 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 advertising is not only cheaper than other forms of advertising, but it can also help you to target the right audience.

However, the conventional method of displaying ads and sponsored tweets is relatively costly for brands. Therefore, many people hire freelancers for marketing their products and services on social media.

So if you have a Twitter account or Instagram account or a Facebook page with a decent number of active followers, you can register for free with websites like BlogMint.

Once you are a member, you can check and apply for various social media campaigns created by brands. You can quote the charges for a Tweet or a Facebook post depending upon the number of followers you have.

12. Content Writing

With 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 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 freelance 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.

You can sell your services on freelance websites. 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 becomes more easy for you to make money.

You can create the themes and then sell them at the marketplace for WordPress themes like ThemeForest. Alternately you can also create a website and promote the themes yourself.

WordPress Themes are in high demand, and people are willing to shell out $50 to $100 for a single theme. And each theme may be sold multiple times. So you can imagine the scope of web designing.

14. Search Engine Optimization

Search 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.

To make money as an SEO, 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.

For website and application testing, 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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Lawal quadri - November 17, 2017

I already have a free WordPress account, but was unable to mk earnings from it, kindly help me out on these?

    Aquif Shaikh - November 17, 2017

    That’s because you cannot make money on WordPress.com. It is meant only for casual bloggers who write as a hobby.

    There is a difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. The latter is the provider of the open-source WordPress CMS which is widely used for blogging. However, you need a hosting server to host this WordPress CMS.

    On the other hand, WordPress.com provides free as well as a paid hosting server for WordPress. However, all the WordPress.com plans, especially the free version have a lot of restriction making them unsuitable for monetizing. So, if you want to make money, you have to buy a hosting server and start a blog by installing WordPress on it.

Holly Kerley - September 20, 2017

Best/most helpful page I’ve seen for work-from-home ideas. I am inspired and feel safe with your recommendations!

Parthiban - August 20, 2017

Hi, i have already created blog but donno the next step where i can earn money from it.Help me.

    Aquif Shaikh - August 22, 2017

    Hello Parthiban,

    You can make money using Affiliate Marketing or CPC programs like Google AdSense. What payment method is suitable for you depends on various factors including your blog niche, whether you are on free blogging platform or self-hosted WordPress, etc. among a bunch of other factors.

ANBAZHAGAN A - June 20, 2017

Thanks Really nice and usefull article

Venice - May 25, 2017

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…

Anis A. Siddiqui - May 4, 2017

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

betsy - April 22, 2017

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Md. Abdul Baten - April 20, 2017

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.

    Aquif Shaikh - April 20, 2017

    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.

Ching Law - April 17, 2017

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.

Teresa Johnson - March 31, 2017

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

Prabhu S - March 26, 2017

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.

    Aquif Shaikh - April 17, 2017

    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.

Maria - January 7, 2017

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.

    Aquif Shaikh - February 4, 2017

    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?

    Siva - July 16, 2017


Martin TC - January 6, 2017

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. .

    Aquif Shaikh - February 4, 2017

    Hi Martin. Glad that my article did motivate you. If you need any help from my side to start a blog, feel free to contact me.

Riyaz - December 5, 2016

Hi Aquif,

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

Yamin - October 25, 2016

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

Justin - July 11, 2016

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

Jayanta debnath - May 14, 2016

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

Santanu - May 7, 2016

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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