30 Ways To Make Money Online Without Paying Anything in 2018

Do you to Make Money Online in 2018 but scared of scams? Or you want to know How To Make Money Online Without Paying Anything? 

If the answer to any of the questions is yes, then you are at the right place. In this article, I am going to provide you with Legitimate ways of Making Money Online Without Investment. 

This article will be helpful to you, if you are

  • A Student Looking for Part Time Jobs For Students
  • A housewife or home-making mom who want to make money while being at home.
  • A Professional who want to earn extra income during free time
  • A skilled professional who wants to quit his regular job and start an online career.

So, without wasting your precious time, let me get you straight to the topic.

Legitimate Ways To Make Money Online Without Investment

Below are various ways to Make Money Online without without paying anything.

Make Money Online Without Any Skills

Most of the people looking for Online Jobs are from a Non-Technical background without any special skills and with only basic knowledge of the internet. So let us first find out various ways to Make Money Online that do not require any special skills.

1. Make Money Online With Surveys

Online Survey jobs are one of the most popular ways to Make Money on the internet that does require any technical skills. You get paid to complete easy surveys from the companies.

Online Survey Jobs are part-time jobs and not full-time. You won't get rich completing surveys but it can help you utilize your free time to make money.

However, most surveys are designed for Tier 1 countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Malaysia, UAE, South Africa etc. But, even people from Tier 2 countries like India, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam get a decent amount of surveys. 

The working of Paid Survey Jobs is very simple. Brands need feedback for their products and services. So, they approach survey companies to carry out the surveys.

Survey companies then  upload the survey questions to their websites where people can register and complete the surveys in exchange of cash or gift vouchers. Alternately, these survey companies also hire third party websites who can help them get more people to take surveys.

The amount you earn with each survey varies a lot and you can see the same before attempting the survey. Each survey is targeted for people from specific location, demographics and bunch of other factors.

For example, a beauty company planning to launch their anti aging product in the US will be interested to survey only females from the US in the age range of 30-45. Usually, the first few questions of the survey are designed to judge if you are eligible for the particular survey.

If you are not eligible, you will be screened out. In such cases, you can attempt another survey. 

As for the payments, they are usually made to you when you reach a minimum withdrawal threshold. Most companies have this at around $25. 

There are several companies that offer Paid surveys. However, I usually recommend registering only with ClixSense as they club surveys from several survey companies under one roof.

Also, they have a very low withdrawal threshold of just $10. Add to it, they also offer Micro Jobs as discussed below in the point number 2. All this ensures you can reach your withdrawal threshold easily.

So if you love taking surveys or if you're looking for the easiest way of making money online, paid survey jobs will be perfect for you.

2. Micro Jobs

Micro jobs is another way of making money online without investment that does not require any special skills. You just need basic knowledge of the internet and sometimes, good analytical skills.

At Micro Jobs websites, you can make money by completing simple tasks like signing up for a newsletter, liking something on Facebook, Tweeting something.

Some Micro Job websites also offer jobs that require analytical skills. At these websites, you will be asked to classify products into categories, find data on the internet, judge the sentiments of the tweets, Collect information from a document or an invoice etc.

There are several websites where you can find Micro Jobs. However, the below three websites are very popular for getting micro jobs.

  • Amazon Mechanical Turk or Mturk by Amazon Inc.
  • Microworkers
  • ClixSense

Out of the above websites, Amazon Mechanical Turk is considered to be the best as it is managed by Amazon Inc. However, in India, as far as I know, it allows registration on a case-to-case basis

They may be having similar restrictions from other countries too. So, you can check out for yourself if you are able to register on their platform. 

In any case, whether you are able to register or not, you can also register with Microworkers and ClixSense. I have used both these websites and both are legitimate and pay the freelancers.

3. Fiverr

Fiverr is another legitimate website to Earn Money Online. Fiverr works opposite to most other websites as you can't find work there; rather people who want to hire you have to find you.

At Fiverr, you create a "Gig" which is nothing but a statement that informs people what you can do for $5. Usually, the Gigs are technical jobs like Web Designing, Logo Designing, SEO, SMO, etc.

However, at Fiverr, if you don't have the technical skills, you can still make money by being creative. People are making money by selling Videos of them playing pranks and dares. So, no matter how foolish your idea is, if it's unique you may earn much more than you ever thought.

Online Jobs  Related To Blogging

Though this article talks only about making money online without investment, I have included blogging in this because you can create a blog for free. You can check out the list of Free Blogging Platforms.

However, generally, free blogs are not recommended as they are not SEO friendly and have a lot of limitations. So, not all free blogs allow the below-mentioned methods of monetization.

But, with a professional blog there is no such restriction. And the best part is, you can start your own blog for as low as $12.18 with the $1 Hosting Offer by GoDaddy. (Rates might be different if you pay in a currency other than US Dollar).

And no, starting a blog of your own does not require you to have any programming related knowledge. In 2018, you can start a blog and change your website design with a few clicks 

Add to it, unlike the other ways of making money online listed above which can just get you a Part-time income, you can take up blogging as a full-time career. I am a full-time blogger and able to earn more than what most of friends earn even though they are working in some of the top companies.

So let us find out various ways to make money online from home using blogging.

4. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one the best ways to make money online from home. It tops my list because I am making almost all of my income through affiliate marketing.

To explain to you in simple terms, affiliate marketing is a form of marketing wherein companies pay you a commission to promote their products or services. In most cases, the products or services in question are sold online.

If you register with a company's affiliate program, you will get a unique link which you can promote by writing reviews or comparison articles on your blog wherein you recommend a product or services. You may also use other forms of promotion like Social Media or Emails depending on the terms and conditions put forward by the company.

Usually, you will get paid only if the company gets sales through your promotions. However, some companies also pay you for getting them sales leads.

While a blog is not always necessary to promote affiliate products, most companies require you to have your own blog. And that's the reason I have listed it under Blogging category.

5. Use Google Adsense

If you have a Free Blogspot Blog or a professional self-hosted blog, you can also make money by displaying advertisements from Google on your website. It is one of the most common methods of making money with the blog.

Once you have decent visitors to your blog, you can apply for a Google AdSense account. If approved, you will get a code which you have to install on your website and the advertisements will be automatically shown on your blog.

The advertisements are of two types, Cost Per Click (CPC) Ads and Cost per thousand impressions (CPM) Ads. As the name suggests, with the CPC ads you get paid whenever user clicks on your advertisemnt. For CPM Ads, you get paid whenever an ad becomes visible to the visitor on your website.

Though CPM sounds to be better, usually CPC ads pay you much better. Unfortunately, Google randomly displays CPC and CPM ads on your blog.

Also, you have little control over what ads are shown on your blog. Though, you can block certain categories of ads on your blog, you might still end up showing ads of products which you do not want to display on your blog.

Google Adsense is good for bloggers who don't have skills to do affiliate marketing.

6. Sell Adspace on your blog

If you are concerned about what ads are displayed on your blog, instead of Google AdSense, you can sell the ad space privately to the advertisers. The companies will provide you ad banners and you can charge them as per the size of the banner and its placement location.

If you are new to blogging, you won't find many advertisers interested in advertising on your blog. This method is suitable for bloggers with a good amount of monthly traffic to their blog.

7. Accept sponsored posts

Accepting sponsored post is another way to Make Money Online from home that is related to blogging. If you have a popular blog, companies, will pay you money to publish their post on your blog.

Usually, the companies provide you content that advertises their products. In some cases, they will ask you to write your own article with a link back to their website. The amount of money charged for sponsored posts depends on traffic to your blog and also it's authoritativeness.

Make Money Online With Youtube

Youtube can be a fun and a time-killing website. But I'd be surprised if you think all those people making YouTube Videos are making it just to be famous.

The fact is, with YouTube, you can earn a lot of money. According to an estimate by Business Insider, the Top YouTuber Pewdipie made $ millions in the year 2017. You can also find out How Much Do YouTubers Make in the article on my other blog.

Below are the some of the ways to Make Money Online With YouTube

8.  Youtube Partner Program

Youtube Program sometimes referred to as YouTube Adsense is similar to Google AdSense used with blogs. You either earn with CPC mode or CPM model. 

The earning from YouTube Partner Program depends on several factors including location of your target audience, their demographics, their interests, niche of your channel, etc. However, in general, YouTubers earn $4 to $10 per 1000 views through Youtube Parner Program.

So unless you have a popular channel, getting thousands of views each day, you cannot make a substantial income with YouTube. But if you are YouTubing part-time, any extra money won't be bad to start with.

9. Create Sponsored Videos

Companies usually use YouTube Partner Program to market their products or services. However. these days a lot of people are using Ad blockers. Plus even if an ad is displayed in the video, people either skip it or don't pay heed to it.

Therefore, to get more attention. companies approach YouTubers to create a sponsored content. They either sponsor the complete channel or they sponsor a single video dedicated to their products and services.

This method of monetization is for advanced YouTubers who get millions of views each month. Usually, brands won't even show interest in channels which get few thousand views.

The charges for sponsored posts vary greatly depending on the type of your audience. However, in general, YouTubers charge $10000 to $50000 per million views expected from a video.

Online Jobs That Require IT Related Skills

Online Money Making is more suitable for people from IT field as a majority of jobs, especially freelancing jobs require IT related skills. While there are several IT related jobs, in this article I will be including only those jobs that are popular and have good scope.

Also, I have included a list of top websites to find freelance jobs at the end of the article. You can find each of the jobs below in at least one website in that list.

10. Web Designing And Development

A number of businesses are going online each day to get business leads from across the globe. These businesses will need Website designers as well as developers. Add to it, more people are venturing into the E-commerce and Blogging space which only increase the demand for Website Development.

However, most of the business who are yet to venture into the online arena are Small Businesses or individual bloggers and Entrepreneurs who are often low on budget. So, they cannot afford to hire Web Development Companies. These SMB's and Individuals often hire freelancers to design their website.

The demand for new websites does not seem to be going down any soon. Also, as a web developer, you are not just restricted to getting projects from your city or even country. Rather you can get it from anywhere across the world.

Needless to say, clients in countries like US and Europe pay much higher rates for web developers compared to the ones in developing countries. So, it's a huge opportunity for people from developing nations to get much higher pay rates.

11. Android Development

Smartphones are getting immensely popular across the world. Google's Eric Schmidt had said

Mobile is the future of Software Development

And when we are talking about mobile, Android rules the market by far. The nearest competitor IOS is in no way close when it comes to the figures.

And in the next 5 years, I don't see any new platform overtaking Android. With such growing Android demands there will be a lot of opportunities for Freelancers to get into the Android development niche

12. Graphics Designing

Graphics designing is another option for you if you want to earn money online. However, starting a graphics designing business is definitely not free.

You need a Laptop or Desktop with latest configurations along with software licenses for Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, and even Adobe Photoshop. However, if you have knowledge of Graphics Designing, it is more than likely that you already have the necessary infrastructure for doing the work.

Freelance Graphic designing is difficult than working with a company as a graphics designer. Apart from the design skills, you also need to be creative.

Creative logos can earn you as high as $300-500. Price for Infographics can run up to $2000. So if you are creative and have designing skills, you can make good money working from home.

13. SEO Online Jobs

SEO jobs are not exactly IT related. Anyone can get into SEO field. However, people with IT background find these online jobs to be easy as it involves several IT-related terms.

Also, to manage the On Page SEO the person does need to have basic knowledge of HTML and CSS to convey his requirements to the Website Designer. Because of these reasons, SEO jobs are popular among IT students.

Coming to the scope, we have already discussed how new businesses and bloggers are getting online at a fast pace. Now, more the number of websites get online, greater will be the competition to rank on page one of Google.

This is the reason, the importance of SEO experts will grow in future. There are several SEO freelancers already making a fortune. And things are only going to grow exponentially from here on.

14. Become A PPC Advisor

SEO and Pay Per Click (PPC) are often interlinked. They are both branched under Search Engine Marketing (SEM). The former is focussed on getting organic traffic to business while the latter focusses on Paid Traffic usually through Googls Ads or Facebook Ads but also includes paid ads on other networks.

Like SEO, there is a huge demand for skilled PPC Experts that can run a company's campaign and get them strong leads with least investment thus improving the company's ROI.

I would not advise a fresher who just learned PPC to get into freelancing straightaway. Brands and companies are more particular about the people they hire because the PPC expert will be responsible to manage a major portion of the Digital Marketing budget of a company. A single wrong move can cost the company a huge loss.

And that's the very reason companies prefer hiring experienced people as experts in the PPC field can help them save a lot more money than they charge for maintaining a PPC campaign.

Online Jobs That Require Non-It Skills

Below are some of the ways to Make Money Online that do not require IT skills. However, these Online Jobs are not for everyone. Unlike Surveys and Microjobs, these Online Jobs need some sort of skills.

Let us go through each one of these methods of earning money online that allow you to Work From Home Without any IT related skills.

15. Online Tutoring Jobs

Whether you are a teacher looking to Make Money Online in Part Time or homemaker mom looking for full-time teaching jobs from home, online tutoring jobs are perfect for you.

Some websites require you to have teaching degrees while at others a graduation degree would be sufficient. Most of these websites also conduct tests to verify your knowledge. Some of them may even conduct interviews.

However, there are platforms who do not check your knowledge and skills. But, I don't advise anyone to take up this profession unless you know the subject you are going to teach in and out.

For online teaching jobs, you will need a laptop with a webcam and high-speed internet connection. Below are the best websites to find Online Tutoring Jobs

16. Make And Sell online courses

Got knowledge but live teaching not your thing? Well, in that case, you can make videos courses and sell it on the internet.

Making and selling courses do not require you to have any degree or certificate. You just need to make your course and upload on websites like Udemy who will promote your content in lieu of a commission.

Of course, you cannot relax after uploading courses to Udemy. Udemy does promote your course, but you too have to promote it to get better results.

And if you are not sure how to make and sell courses, you can buy the courses on "How To Make And Sell Courses At Udemy" on Udemy.

17. Make And Sell Crafts

The online handicraft industry has grown exponentially in the last few years. If you are an artist who makes handmade crafts, you can start making an income by selling it online.

There are several websites which allows you to sell your crafts. Below are some of the best that I recommend

18. Designing Jobs At PoD Websites

If you are a creative person with good designing skills, Print on Demand (PoD) websites will be one of the best ways for you to make money online.

At PoD websites, you can create your own store. The website will provide you all the necessary online tools for designing T-shirts, handbags, etc.

Once your design is complete, you can add the design to your store. The PoD website will then promote your products to its visitor.

Whenever someone buys your design, the PoD website will print the same on the product and send it over to the client.

Everything from inventory to printing to shipping is taken care off by the Website. You get paid a royalty commission for your design.

CafePress and Zazzle are the two most reliable PoD Websites.

19. Social Media Accounts Management

Off late Social Media is not just a place to chit chat and have fun with friends. It's a serious business for companies and a place to stay in touch with fans for individual celebrities and politicians.

If you have noticed most celebrities and politicians are very active on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. Most of them are too busy to manage the account themselves.

While business can hire dedicated employees to answer to their customers, celebrities and politicians often hire freelancers to manage their Social Media Accounts.

So if you love spending time on Social Media, then Social Media Accounts Management would be the best option for you to Make Money Online Without Investment

You can find Social Media Accounts Management projects either through personal contacts or through websites like Upwork.

20. Email Marketing

Email Marketing is not just sending spam emails. The people who send you latest crap deals and offers without your consent are not Email Marketers, rather just spammers, as we call them.

Email Marketing is all about building a list of people interested in a product or service through opt-in forms and then using this list to send highly targeted emails. This is definitely not easy and needs a lot of experience.

That's the reason, several companies hire either dedicated people for managing their email marketing campaign or they hire a freelancer to get the ball rolling for them by designing the campaigns for them.

21. Blog Content Writing Jobs

If Blogging is not your thing, you can still make money by working as a Freelance Content Writer. Most successful bloggers run multiple blogs. Writing fresh and unique content for each blog on a regular basis is not feasible for them. Hence they hire freelance content writers to get fresh and unique content.

With more people joining the blogging fraternity, the demand for content writers is ever increasing. However, to be a successful writer you should have exceptional written skills with good Grammar.

Of course, you can always correct your grammar with tools like Grammarly (Check Grammarly Review). But, you must be able to properly format the blog post and use a language that pleases the reader. So, if content writing is your USP,  then you can make decent money by working as a Freelance Content Writer.

There are several websites that offer content writing jobs. Below are some of the popular websites where you can find content writing work.

In addition to above websites, you can also get content writing jobs from various Facebook Groups related to Content Writing as well as LinkedIn.

22. Resume Writing Online Jobs

Resume writing is another way to make money online without paying anything. However, it requires you to have exceptional writing skills. 

With so much unemployment around the globe, HR's gets tons of resumes with least time to shortlist people. Hence people are concerned of writing an exceptional resume that makes them send out the rest. Of course, the engineers, accountants etc., no matter how skilled they are may not always be able to come up with an awesome resume.

So these people hire Resume writers. So if you write well and know how to grasp the attention of the resume reader, you can make few quick bucks with resume writing.

You can find Resume writing jobs at websites like Fiverr and Upwork

23. Make Money Online With Website/Application Testing

There are many websites where you can earn money by testing applications and websites. However, unlike most people think, this job does require skills to point out the shortcomings in the application or website.

To test a website or application, you have to turn on your screen recorder and mic on the computer. You will then have to verbally review the various features and the UX of the website and applications.

User Testing and Userlytics are legitimate websites where you can find Website Testing Jobs.

24. Online Fitness Advisor

People these days are getting very conscious of their fitness. So, if you too are a fitness freak and have a good knowledge of how to stay fit, you can turn yourself into Fitness advisor.

You can either offer paid fitness advice or start a blog or youtube channel in the fitness niche. You can also sell online courses or write an ebook on fitness.

25. Online Doctor

If you are a doctor, you can make money online by providing Online Medical Consultation. Of course, it's not possible for a doctor to provide an advice without checking the patient.

However, many patients often want to double check the advice of their doctors. In such cases, they often prefer consulting an online doctor.

There are several websites like Practo, where you can make money by providing your medical advice.

26. Write and Sell an Ebook

Ebook is yet another way of utilizing your writing skills to make money online from home.  Apart from writing skills, to write an Ebook you need a sound knowledge of a topic. You also need marketing skills to promote the ebook.

Usually, people write the ebook and convert it into Kindle format to sell in on Amazon. However, if you wish you can also promote the pdf version of the book on your own blog or through social media.

27. Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant Job is one of the most popular way of Making Money from Home. By being a virtual assistant, you can save your time and money commuting to your workplace for jobs which you can easily do from home.

The advantage of being Virtual Assistant over the regular job is that you can manage multiple clients at the same time, thus getting you more income than regular jobs. For virtual assistant jobs, Upwork has a lot of opportunities.

28. Make Money Online With Data Entry

Data Entry Jobs are one of the most popular way of Making Money Online. In fact, they are the most sought-after jobs among non-technical people.

However, despite these jobs being popular among non-technical people, I have included it in jobs that require skills. This is because, unlike people think, Data entry jobs require much more than just typing skills.

First, you need very good typing speed. Second, you must have a thorough knowledge of MS Office and Google Docs products.

While most people have good typing skills, they often lack knowledge of MS Office especially Excel formula necessary for carrying out such works.

Legitimate Online Data Entry Jobs Without Investment are hard to find. And at websites like Upwork where you can find legitmate data entry jobs, the competition is intense.

In fact, at Upwork, your profile may not be approved if you are looking to register there for data typing as the number of freelancers looking for data entry jobs are a lot more than the number of data entry jobs posted there by employers. 

And even if somehow you get your Upwork profile approved, unless you are highly skilled at data entry and also good at marketing your services, it will be difficult for you to get any data entry jobs.

29. Online Transcription Jobs

In Transcription jobs, you will be required to listen to an audio clip and then type what you listen. These jobs generally require you to have very high typing speed.

Usually, companies have sophisticated gadgets for transcriptionist work especially for controlling the audio playback. However, as a freelancer, you just need a computer with high-speed internet connectivity.

You can find Transcription jobs at Freelance websites mentioned at the bottom of the article.

30. Translation Jobs In Philippines

With the globalization of businesses, people from Non-English speaking countries often find it hard to communicate with the rest of the world. This problem is huge in countries like Japan, France, Spain etc where the local language is preferred over English.

So, if you are fluent in multiple foreign languages especially Japanese, French, German and Spanish along with English, you can watch out for Translation jobs. You can either be a full time translator or get translation gigs to Make Money Online in your part time.

Top Websites To Find Online Jobs

Below are the top websites for you to find online jobs.

1. Upwork

Upwork is the most popular of all the freelance websites. I generally recommend Upwork to my readers as it is more reliable and changes of client frauds are less on Upwork.

At Upwork, you can find freelance jobs mostly related to IT, like Web designing, Graphics designing, Android Development, SEO, etc. You can also find non-IT jobs like content writing, virtual assistant, data entry, powerpoint presentation, transcription, translation and more.

2. Guru

Guru is somewhat similar to upwork. You mostly get IT related jobs along with some non IT jobs.

3. Freelancer.com

Freelancer.com is another website similar to upwork. However, it is less organized and you will often find freelancers and some fake clients spamming on the website. Still, it is a legitimate option to find Internet Jobs From Home.

 4. Fiverr

As discussed earlier, at Fiverr you can find opportunities to make money online without any skills. However, Fiverr essentially is a freelance website and you will mostly find Gig categories related to Graphics designing, web designing, SEO, SMO, content writing etc.

5. iWriter

As the name suggests, iWriter is a freelance website for content writers to find content writing jobs.

Final Words

Despite the scams on the world wide web, many people are still attracted to making money online. That's because it not only allows unemployed people to make some money, but you can also work online in your part time to earn some extra income.

I have tried my best to include the Best ways to make money online without investment in 2018. Each of these methods is legitimate and have scope for making money given you have relevant skills.

Without any skills, you can still make money with Surveys and Microjobs. Though, the income from such jobs would be on the lower side.

I am sure this article answers all your questions and now you know exactly How To Make Money Online Without Paying Anything. However, if still you have any queries, feel free to drop in a comment and I will try to reply as soon as possible.

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Aquif Shaikh
 

Aquif Shaikh is a blogger and an SEO expert from the city of Baroda in India. He is a big-time foodie who loves travelling a lot. At Freelance Biz, he writes mostly about Making Money Online and Freelancing tips. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

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