Many years ago, the above title, “How to Make Money With No Money” was my google search. In those days, I was really struggling to make ends meet with just my job. So I wanted to find a way to make some extra money online. But the problem was everyone wanted me to invest money.
And I get that!
It only makes sense that if you want to start a home based business you need to be willing to invest money. But what if you are in a dire position. I mean, I was totally broke!
I knew that I wanted to do affiliate marketing, because I read so much about it and I knew that it would be pretty inexpensive to get started. So I joined Wealthy Affiliate, because it was free to join and I would have access to some valuable training.
One of the things I learned, and I really want you to understand, is that it takes a bit longer to grow your business unless you can buy a domain name and hosting. So if you can afford it, I highly recommend it. And of course my recommendation is to go Premium with Wealthy Affiliate as you will learn so much and you will be able to create numerous websites and host them for free with your monthly membership.
But when I first got started, I was so broke I had to generate some income. Actually what I did was cut coupons when I went grocery shopping and then tucked that extra money away to pay for my WA payment until I was able to start generating some income.
But I also did some extra things on the side that helped to bring in some income. And I wanted to share them with you here. By the way, there are many ways to make money online for free, but these are things that I actually did that brought me real cash quickly and so can you!
So here you go:
How To Make Money With No Money:
Sign up and Join Amazon Mechanical Turk (mturk): When you sign up, be sure to sign up as a worker. This is a site where you can get paid to do tasks for companies and individuals who need help.
It is sort of like being a temporary employee for a company. You are helping them get jobs done and you get paid. Some of the hits you do at mturk is transcribing, writing comments, tagging images or completing surveys. You get paid for the time you invest. It is fun. I do mturk just for the fun of it.
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Sell Stuff On eBay: Yep I did this! I went through and did spring cleaning. I removed everything that I haven’t used in a year and sold them on e-bay. Mainly I sold books and knickknacks but I made a few hundred dollars.
Sell DVD’s and CD’s to FYE: If there is an FYE in your area, you can sell any old cd’s or dvd’s that you no longer need. I got rid of all of mine, except my collection of Little House on a Prairie (I know I’m showing my age). They will pay you cash! Not a bad deal!
Have a Yard Sale: This is a great way to generate extra cash and get rid of your stuff!
Join Hubpages: Hubpages is a free site where you get paid for writing articles about anything you want within reason. Hubpages earns money from it advertisers like Amazon, Google and eBay and then they share those earning with you. This method does take time but you can earn money. I stopped writing for them years ago but I still earn money every month from people visiting my articles.
There are many other ways to make money without spending money but these all worked for me. I then took the money used it to cover my expenses while getting my affiliate marketing business established.
If you earned money for free online, please share it below in your comments. I would love to create a huge list for my readers.