Last Updated on 20th October 2020 by Ajmer Singh
Do you want to make money online without investment?
But remember a lot of scams are available on the Internet.
First, let me tell you “How to stay away from frauds”.
How to find out and check a scam or fraud website:
1. If they are asking for registration/security fees (Whether it’s refundable or not), leave the site immediately.
2. Google it. Just write scam after the site and google it. In a few seconds, you will get to know the reality.
In this article, I am going to tell you some legit ways through which you can make money online without investment. So, not wasting your time let’s start.
How To Make Money Online Without Investment
Blogging is one of the most popular and best ways to earn money online. Most importantly, you are getting paid by writing while sitting at home.
For free blogs, you just need to sign up and start writing blogs.
Blogspot(Bloggers) is the most popular platform for writing free blogs. Below I will mention all the popular platforms (both free and paid) for blogging.
To start a free blog, first of all, you need to :
- Sign up
- choose your layout and themes
- decide what to blog about
- customize your pages and make your website beautiful
- Monetize your website
Last and most important part is “Monetization”. Monetize your website by placing ads through Ad programs like Google AdSense.
How to Monetize? For more information see my guide How to make money from Website
But remember the content of your blog is the most important thing because in order to grow the audience you need good contents. The more visitors, the more you can earn.
Popular Blogging platforms :
- WordPress.com (free and paid)
- Bloggers (free)
You can write blogs for free but there are limitations, if you want full control over your website then you need to have your own domain and hosting.
To start a blog read my article “Ultimate guide to start a blog in 2020“.
EARNINGS: very high (no limit)
Yes, you heard right you can make money by uploading videos to YouTube. Nowadays most of the people prefer YouTube than google search.
And it takes only a few minutes to create your channel and upload videos. But I suggest uploading videos according to your interest so that you didn’t get bored and enjoy creating videos.
You know most of the YouTubers start the channel, upload some videos and then quit. Why? Because they don’t know what to upload next. That’s why I recommend to everyone that before starting the youtube channel first decide your niche.
TIP – Keep uploading videos, grow audience and have patience. Once youtube start recommending your channel then you will know how much you earn. Patience is the only key to success in this field.
Freelancing is another popular way to make money online. Basically, a freelance job is one where a person works for themselves rather than for a company, they are ultimately self-employed.
Freelancers work on a temporary basis and provide services to companies or organizations. Here, you can work as a content writer, web designer, or services like data entry etc.
In simple, you can provide service to those people who are willing to pay for their work. A lot of sites are there for freelancers. Just visit, sign up, fill up your profile and start working at home.
Top Freelancing sites:
4. GPT & PTC Sites (get paid to & paid to click)
GPT sites pay money for completing their online survey’s, watching videos, playing games, tasks, referring to friends. While PTC sites pay for viewing and clicking their ads.
Easy, yes it’s undoubtedly one of the best, easiest and most comfortable way to earn money online without investment.
No age restrictions, simply signup and log into your account. I recommend Clixsense and Neobux, as these sites provide both GPT & PTC in a single platform and are the oldest and trustable websites which really pay.
Being honest, you can’t earn enough with these sites. But good for those who want some extra cash to spend.
EARNINGS: Low to Average
5. Captcha Solver Sites
If you have some free time, then you can earn extra income in your pocket by working as a captcha solver.
This is one of the easiest ways to earn money online in your free time. You just need to read the captcha images and type the exact characters, but you need to be very fast in order to earn well. If your typing speed is 30+ words per minute then you can earn better than others.
Top Captcha Solver sites:
6. Amazon Mechanical Turk
Amazon Mechanical Turk is a system that allows you to complete micro-tasks on Amazons Platform for money.
Anyone over the age of 18 can join and start completing the tasks. Thousands of tasks available on a daily basis and believe me with some practice and a little bit of focus, you can earn better.
You will get paid for every simple task you complete.
A website for photographers. It allows you to sell photos taken by you. When you upload your images or videos to Fotolia you are showcasing your work to millions of buyer’s around the world.
If someone is looking for a photo and your photo matches their criteria, then they purchase the rights of your photo through Fotolia and you will get paid.
Just Think, you will get paid by clicking random photos, you will get paid for your passion. Amazing!
But remember only one thing, the quality of the photo. That’s all.
EARNINGS: Low to High (It depends)
8. Become An Online Coach
Yes, you heard right. You can also start selling your knowledge and advice online as a coach or consultant. In fact, if you bring yourself as an expert, there are a lot of people out there who are willing to pay you for your knowledge and time.
There are websites or you can say platforms where you can visit, login and start your career as a coach, consultant or expert.
9. Affiliate Marketing
With affiliate marketing, you are able to sell others product on your Website/Youtube etc. Even if you don’t have any of these sources to place affiliate links then don’t worry. You can share the affiliate links on social platforms like, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
The basic thing is you can make money by selling others product. Whenever someone purchases the product through your link, you can get the commission. For example, Amazon. Sign up, become an affiliate(it’s a free process) and start selling products from amazon.
For more information see our guide on AFFILIATE MARKETING.
EARNINGS: High to very high
I have tested picoworkers and they genuinely pay for their tasks. In this site, you will be asked to complete small and featured tasks. You just need to complete these tasks with proofs they asked in the end and done. You will receive the money within a few hours.
A lot of tasks are available every day and I have tested this site from my side, so don’t worry. But there are a lot of scams are also available in the net so be aware that you open picoworkers.com and not other sites like .net, .org or something else.
You can also use this site to post micro jobs like YouTube subscription, website check, email signup etc.
EARNINGS: Low to Average
11. Survey Filling Sites
There are a lot of companies out there that create surveys for their satisfaction or ideas for their products or services. Some of them create surveys to check the product or service before launching.
Like the last survey (I complete), was about the new phone feature. (about dark mode and light mode) You only need to answer some questions or give feedback, that’s all.
You just need to complete the survey and get paid approx. $2-5 per 10 min survey.
Some sites like Inboxpounds also pay you for playing games, search web etc.
Sign up, create a profile and start taking surveys immediately. But be careful not every survey job site is legit. Scams and frauds are everywhere in the world of internet.
Below I will mention some of my tested sites that will genuinely pay you for your time,
12. Facebook and Instagram
Now you are wondering, How?? Well, you can make money by Facebook and Instagram only if you have a decent amount of followers. Companies and brands are looking for such profiles where they promote their products.
You only need engaging followers that respond to your posts. People are charging 1000’s of dollars for a single post.
EARNINGS: High to Very High
13. Make Money Online With Your Facebook Page
How one can make money with Facebook page? Facebook has 3 types of monetization available for pages:
- In-Stream Ads
- Fan Subscriptions
- Branded content access
Check the eligibility criteria and rules for monetization here.
You can create and publish a Facebook page in a few minutes but before doing this make sure to choose your niche/topic for your page. Because in order to engage your followers you need to post daily.
14. Create and Sell E-Books
You can also make money by writing and publishing an e-book. If you have an interest and good knowledge on any of the topic then this method of making money online is for you.
Steps to create an E-Book:
- Choose a topic.
- Start writing
- Make your content ready
- Choose an E-Book creation software
- Import, do changes and export the content.
- Sell your e-book on different platforms.
Platforms to sell E-Books:
15. Become A Content Writer
If you are good at writing, then you can easily make this your passion & earn money online. You know the fact that many bloggers/Website owners are not writing their own contents.
They hire a writer and pay them as per their skills. Just learn some basic things if you wanted to earn big as a writer like:
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- No grammar mistakes (You can use Grammarly for this)
- Ability to write engaging contents
- Plagiarism free contents
- Practice & Research
People are making a good income as a content writer. First learn, practice & research then apply for content writing jobs. You can find a lot of opportunities regarding this profile.
EARNINGS: Average to High
16. Start Online Game Streaming
If you are not aware of this, then let me tell you it is one of the trendy ways to make money online without investment. You just need a,
- Youtube channel
- An application for streaming (Stream Labs, Omlet Arcade etc.)
- OBS or Screencasting
Online games like PUBG, Call of Duty etc. are most playing games all over the world. And people love watching streams online. Popular Streamers like Aditya Sawant(Dynamo Gaming) are earning 1000’s of Dollars per month.
EARNINGS: High to Very High
17. Quora Question & Answer Platform
As you know Quora is one of the best Question & Answer platform in the online world, where you can get your answers by real people or you can ask questions for free.
But you know you can also make money using this platform. How?
Okay, let me tell you, first of all, there are two ways through which you can earn.
- Quora Partner Program
This one is invited only that means quora can only invite you for this program. In this, you can make money by asking questions. Yes, you heard right you can make dollars by just asking questions.
But as I said this is invited only program. Visit Quora, sign up and start asking questions, if you are getting decent views in your questions then they will invite you for the program. I saw many people getting invited by just asking 4-5 questions.
- Quora Space earning beta program
Just like the Facebook page, Quora has Quora space. Here you can create your space, share contents, build community, gain followers etc. Quora recently launched this program that’s why it is still in the beta version.
In this program, quora will show ads in your space and pay you for your audience engagement. So share good contents, quality answers etc. if you want to earn by this program. There are no minimum eligibility criteria for this program.
EARNING: Low to Average
These are some of the best ways to make money online without investment. My favourite is blogging because I am passionate about it. What about you? Tell me in the comments section.
That’s all my friends, hope you get what you are looking for. And don’t forget to share it with your friends who are looking to make money online without investment.
Comment if you have any other ideas/ways to make money online without investment. I will add that in my list and mention the name of yours(with credit).
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Ajmer Singh is the Founder & Author of Findmytricks. He is a passionate blogger and with the help of his articles, you can learn WordPress & Blogging in a simple way.
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