Hopefully by looking around you know that I’m here to make money, and help you make money. With these tips I’ll show You free ways to make money online!
Good things come to those who wait!
The subject of money online is EVERYWHERE! I kinda regret building a website around this subject because what makes me a better authority than the next person. Well I do sort of have an answer for that one. I’m not going to fluff up the opportunities. I built this website because I really wanted to help Mom’s out there who like me would rather be home with their kids, but realistically need to produce an income!
The reason I said good things come to those who wait is because MOST successful people invested a lot of time and effort to get where they are. It may SEEM like the became Millionaires overnight but I think if you choose anyone…from Sports Stars, Musicians, Actors, Business Moguls, there are very few who became an INSTANT success. They first spent time, honing their skills, getting their face, image, brand out there. They knocked on doors or trained for hours or worked at McDonald’s until their breakthrough came.
Even though it’s online, even though you can make a full time income, making the money will come with time. I want to be clear that I’m not promising crazy, instant results. It’s building a business and establishing a following (we need traffic to make money) and this process, though tried and true, takes time.
What we want is lasting success. So I will give a list of ideas that will be useful to you, but I want you to understand that it isn’t the internet or a program that will determine your success. It will be the good ol’ elbow grease. Your efforts and interest and determination is what will produce lasting results. OK….we got that little discussion out of the way. Now let’s look at how you can make money.
I want to make money! Free ways to make money Online.
Right? That’s why you are here. You came looking, just like I did because you want something more than 9-5, year after year. You want more money. You want more time to enjoy your life and kids and family. Maybe you want to own a better car, or earn enough to pay the home loan. I won’t tell you what your motivation is, only you know that. But if I can help point you in a direction, if I can help you brainstorm and connect you with some useful information….then that’s what I want to do!
If you can’t afford to be paying for online programs just yet OR you just like free stuff, then let me show you the free ways to make money online!
Blogging is a free way to make money online. That being said it will take a bit of time to drum up traffic. If you are a social media butterfly this could be quicker because you can ask your friends to check out your blog and comment. They can share with their friends and so on and so forth. That can start to produce some decent traffic. You need to get webhosting and there are a number of options.
You can join Wealthy Affiliate for FREE with the Starter subscription and you get 2 hosted websites. If you want more then it’s a paid subscription, which I HIGHLY recommend as it includes so much more training, support, tutorials and classrooms where you can learn everything you need to know.
The question you may be asking is how does this make money? Good question. A few ways actually. One would be to put ads such as Google Adsense or Mediavine or Clickbank on your blog. These programs will pay you when people click through your advertising. Therefore if you have a little traffic, you’ll make a little money.
If you get a lot of traffic you can actually make a decent income. I’ve personally seen some people’s reports where they made $2000.00 and up per month off of ads. These programs are free to join.
Another way to monetize a blog is by selling product (you don’t have the product) through Affiliation with companies such as Amazon, Walmart, eBay etc. (also known as Affiliate Marketing) So on your blog you would be recommending or reviewing a product and then link to the product. When anyone clicks on through and makes a purchase, you make a commission. Again the scale of pay all has to do with traffic. The more traffic, the more potential for sales. This is one of the reasons I said it takes time is because you need to build up traffic. A lot of Bloggers will reach a tipping point where the traffic really starts to pour in and UP goes their income.
YouTube is another one of the free ways to make money online. Creating a channel that teaches something or does product reviews can be monetized. And it’s free to start your own channel and upload your videos. Some people do vlogging which is like a blog but through videos. They document their travels, or food, cooking, talk about make-up etc. There are literally thousands of things it could be about. People have made lots of money with the unboxing videos for kids or toy reviews. Again how much you make depends on the traffic that you get and the channel is monetized through ads.
My Tip: When looking at YouTube as a money making method- get traffic and subscriptions first before monetizing. Once the traffic is coming along…then monetize. I read quite a bit and that was sound advice. The other thing is if you want to grow your business quickly then you need to double the efforts. If you plan on putting up 2 videos per week….do 4 instead. Make sure your presence online is consistent and regular. This will help your following connect with you and fresh content will keep them coming back to see what else you have for them.
You can sell your own stuff is a good and free way to make money online.
If there is something that you make, then selling your stuff online can be a great way to earn an income. You could use Etsy or Shopify to create your online website and sell your stuff. Even creating an eBay account can be a great way to sell stuff. Things you can sell, artwork, pottery, crafts, soaps or candles you make are a few ideas.
Mystery Shopping is completely free to join. You sign up to a Company and fill out your profile. You can then search for jobs in your area and they list what type of shops are available. I have 2 posts about Mystery Shopping you can check out here for all the information. I myself did it for 4 years and made $1500 per month. I worked hard, but had the freedom of scheduling what worked for me and I got free food, fuel and groceries as well as made cash.
Content Writer-Freelance Work
If you are any good in writing you can get jobs writing posts, ads, managing social media or writing content for peoples websites. I’ve posted a link below if this interests you. Freelance work is especially good for those who are good in writing and proof-reading. Again an advantage is you can do this from home, you can set your own hours, choose the topic and basically be your own boss. You get paid for word amounts (750 words/$50 for example) and there are websites where you can join for free and put up your resume or apply for the job.
Again for a cost you can also take an online course in Freelance work . Gina Gorkey does a great course that can get you started and in 30 days or less have you getting writing gigs online. This is great for a lot of Mom’s and a lot of the Mompreneurs I’ve learned from started with Freelancing.
For more info check this out: HAVE A LOOK
E-books are easy to write and publish. They are even easy to sell. It could be a ‘How To’, a Cookbook, a Travelers guide, a self Help book, the story of your life or even a short story or Poetry. Most people just have never thought about monetizing their skills, abilities or knowledge. If you are an accountant you could easily write a book about how to become an accountant, how to make a budget or manage household finances. Maybe you really like to cook and invent your own recipes. You could easily write a short cookbook based on Meat or Dessert or smoothies. You could add health tips and step by step guides. How to cook on a budget could be a great book.
E-books can also be published for free using Amazon’s Kindle Self publishing.
Yes you can actually train to become a Travel Agent from home. As the web continues to grow, Industries have to keep themselves relevant with more and more of an online presence. This does cost a bit to get started but the potential for growth, advertising and monetizing is HUGE!
You would be getting professional training and high commissions. This could be food for thought if you’re great at customer service and interested in travel. With all you learn from this venture you could easily start a blog about travel. Give travel tips, again write an e-book and promote it. This option is NOT free and can be a bit more costly. But it could be well worth the investment if this is in your line of interest.
For a little more information and to see what I’m talking about you can take a look here: TAKE A LOOK
There are still many more free ways to make money online. Swagbucks which is an app that you can use to get paid for buying things you already buy, surveys and watching videos. etc. Inbox Dollars is another program quite similar to Swagbucks and with both programs you get $5 credit just for joining!
More to Come
Stay tuned as next we’re going to look at how to build our brand. You want your own business…..it needs a name, it needs and identity and it needs a focus. Coming soon…
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