john tsantalis
Jan 7 · 5 min read

How to Make Money Online for Free

The internet is full of possibilities and opportunities. All you need is a laptop or phone, an internet connection and the know-how about how to start making money.

There are two distinct ways of making money online. One is with an active business, where you get paid for selling products or services. The other is passive, where you build a one-off service that generates income without you having to do anything more.

Passive businesses are all the rage now, but both ways have different pros and cons.

A mix of both types will be the best.

First of all, you have to get an audience (Target Audience). People have to see that you’re selling something before they can buy it off you.

The easiest way to get an audience is to go where they already are. The quickest way to start earning money online is by selling a service.

UpWork and Fiverr both allow you to sell services, such as creating a logo, writing articles, etc.

Starting on Fiverr is best. But you’ll have to get the attention of your audience in a crowded marketplace.

Set up your profile with a professional-looking, friendly picture. People buy more when they can see a face attached to a profile.

Make your description focused on what you can do for people and why they should trust you to do it. Add any previous work you’ve done as part of your portfolio.

Add a video to get even more attention.

Set up can be a long process, but it’s worth it in the end. It’s all about making a good first impression.

Once you’re comfortable on Fiverr, with small contracts, you can get bigger ones on UpWork.

Social Media

A passive income stream can be set up using social media marketing.

There is a lot of hard work involved in the beginning, but it will be worth it.

Pick a topic your social media account will cover, create beautiful images and content for it with Canva (Free Tool), make sure you’re using the right hashtags with Hastagify, post two to three times a day, every day, and interact with your audience.

Once you’ve got an audience use affiliate links to promote products and earn a commission.
YouTube Channel

Another way to make money is through video marketing. Using your phone or laptop camera you can create content on a particular topic, just like social media marketing. Consistently upload videos to YouTube, around 2 or 3 a week, and keep doing it. Your audience will grow and you can use affiliate links to make money.

Online surveys

For marketing companies, it is much easier to complete their research using the World Wide Web, instead of sending agents on the field to gather information. You can earn a decent extra income by completing online surveys for such companies. All that is required is a bit of your time and attention for completing the surveys accurately.

Become an affiliate marketer

For people who run successful websites with many visitors, it is a great idea to start earning cash as an affiliate marketer. The one thing they need to do is to find programs that are similar or have things in common with the things they already write about and for which they have an interested audience.

Affiliate marketing can bring a lot of extra income, when done right, and when there is not already too much competition. Invest some time in finding an interesting niche, and you can earn great cash by selling other people’s programs to interested buyers.

Watch Videos and Play Games

This is a unique way to make money watching videos, taking surveys, play games, referring friends, etc.

After completing a task, you will earn money, gift cards, prizes, and more. Swagbucks is a highly reputable site that’s open to multiple countries like the U.S., UK, CA, and more. Best of all, you get $5 just for signing up!

Review Music

This is an interesting way of earning money as your opinion counts, literally! You get to give your opinion on music tracks and count your money twice a week. Slice the Pie is a famous music review site, and the best of you get paid every Tuesday and Friday via Paypal.

Amazon Tasks

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a way that you could earn money. HITs are Human Intelligent Tasks. There are basic questions that need an answer. Some tasks cannot be performed by computers and this is where you come in. Working is also fun because you choose the task that is of interest to you.

Transcription Tasks

If you are great at typing fast and transcribing, this is for you! By signing up at Transcribe Me, you get to work on tasks where you are expected to turn audios and videos into text form. All that you need is a computer connected to the internet and your transcription skills.

Tracking of your weekly work is easy and in real-time. You can request payment at any time as long as you have a minimum balance of $20. Payments are fast and secure way through PayPal every Thursday before 9 a.m. EST.

Make your research and you can discover more ways to make money online for free. It’s up to you to decide which is the best way to earn money.

john tsantalis

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I’m blogger, marketer, and writer. I love the useful articles and infographics. Discover more about me at my blog. https://www.bestprofitsonline.com/myblog/

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