Last Updated on 2nd August 2021 by Ajmer Singh
Do you want to make money online without investment?
But remember a lot of scams are available on the Internet. If you don’t know then let me tell you clearly scammers are everywhere.
First, let me tell you “How to stay away from frauds”.
How to find out and check a scam/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. Like, “example.com scam” or “example.com review”.
3. There is no quick rich scheme available in the online market(That’s the best thing a scammer used to make you fool). Every single work needs hard work and patience.
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
1. Earn Money Online With Blogging
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(your niche topic)
- customize your pages and make your website beautiful
- Monetize your website
The 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 content. The more visitors, the more you can earn.
Popular Blogging platforms :
- WordPress.com (freemium)
- Bloggers (free)
At bloggers and wordpress.com, 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“.
I also started my blogging career in bloggers(Blogspot), but later on when I understand the basics and needs then I switch to wordpress.org. With my own domain and hosting.
I always recommend new bloggers start with a free platform.
EARNINGS: very high (no limit)
2. Earn money online with YouTube
Yes, you heard right you can make money by uploading videos to YouTube. Nowadays most people prefer YouTube to 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.
What you need to have before starting a Youtube channel:
- a perfect channel name (Your brand name like ours is FindMyTricks)
- niche (like my niche is blogging and I love writing on this topic)
- ideas for the next 20 upcoming videos (prepare a list of 20 topics in your niche before starting)
- basic SEO knowledge
- social appearance (it’s better to create Facebook, Instagram, etc profiles with your brand name before you start)
- Laptop or Mobile (laptop is better)
- internet connection
TIP – Keep uploading videos, grow the audience and have patience. Once youtube starts recommending your channel then you will know how much you earn. Patience is the only key to success in this field.
3. Earn money online with Freelancing
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.
I also posted jobs on freelance sites whenever I need someone to work for me. Like I recently posted a job to change my Logo and Favicon.
You can also get work there if you have the potential to work online virtually. They (freelance sites) also recommend you or give you a badge according to your performance, which is very helpful for your profile to get work.
Many content writers, web designers, etc are earning 1000’s dollars every month from these sites.
If you are good at any profession then you must try these freelance sites.
Top Freelancing sites:
4. Earn money online with GPT & PTC Sites (get paid to & paid to click)
GPT sites pay money for completing their online surveys, 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 ways to earn money online without investment.
No age restrictions, simply signup and log into your account. I recommend Ysense and Neobux, as these sites provide both GPT & PTC in a single platform and are the oldest and trustable websites that really pay.
To be honest, you can’t earn enough with these sites. But good for those who want some extra cash to spend. Especially for students.
I already tried Ysense (previously clixsense) and earn $50 in a month. But haven’t tried again because I started focusing on my blogging career.
Tip: To make money from these sites, do surveys given by them. You can earn up to $5 from just one survey of 15-20 mins. Don’t answer and skip in seconds, take time otherwise you are kicked in the middle of the survey.
EARNINGS: Low to Average
5. Earn money online with 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.
As everyone knows what captcha is and how some software uses bots to fill up these captchas automatically. If you are using google chrome then you know about chrome extensions to fill up captchas without typing manually.
Now I hope you understand why they pay you for solving captchas. But honestly, earnings are low so I don’t recommend this method for those who are looking to earn for their living.
Top Captcha Solver sites:
6. Earn money online with Amazon Mechanical Turk
Amazon Mechanical Turk is a system that allows you to complete micro-tasks on the Amazons Platform for money.
Anyone over the age of 18 can join and start completing the tasks. Thousands of tasks are 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. Tasks are easy and simple but you don’t get it every time.
7. Earn money online with Fotolia
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 to make money online
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.
On these sites like Chegg, you need to answer questions asked by students. You will be paid for every answer (near about $3 per answer).
You just need to qualify for their online test and submit your details (this site is for degree holders only).
9. Earn money online with 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
10. Earn money online with Picoworkers
I have tested picoworkers and they genuinely pay for their tasks. On this site, you will be asked to complete small and featured tasks. You just need to complete these tasks with proofs they asked for 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 that are also available on 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. Earn money online with 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 the 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 the internet.
Below I will mention some of my tested sites that will genuinely pay you for your time,
12. Earn money online with Facebook and Instagram
Now you are wondering, How?? Well, you can make money on 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.
But you need to be in a niche. For example travel, food, dress style, etc. Like, If you have an audience in travel blogs companies will contact you to promote their hotels or something else. Or pay you to provide a positive review of their hotels.
You only need engaging followers that respond to your posts. People are charging 1000’s dollars for a single post.
EARNINGS: High to Very High
13. Make Money Online With Your Facebook Page
How one can make money with a Facebook page? Well, Facebook has an inbuilt monetization method for their pages which not everyone knows.
Creating a Facebook page takes only a few minutes. And it is totally free.
What you have to do is post daily, engage with your audience, promote your page to gain more followers.
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.
You can also promote your page to gain more followers but in that case, you need to invest. That’s your choice if you want to build your audience in starting.
14. Create and Sell E-Books to make money online
You can also make money by writing and publishing an e-book. If you have an interest and good knowledge of any of the topics 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:
You can also sell the ebook on your website. The best thing is you can charge whatever amount you want and the profit is yours only. No mediator charge, no third party charge nothing at all.
15. Become A Content Writer to make money online
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 content.
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 content
- Plagiarism free contents
- Practice & Research
People are making a good income as content writers. 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 to make money online
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 the most playing games all over the world. And people love watching streams online. Popular Streamers like Aditya Sawant(Dynamo Gaming) are earning 1000’s Dollars per month.
What you need to become a successful streamer:
- Consistency (fix a time to stream daily)
- Engage with your audience (reply to their chats)
- Not only these things you also need to be a good player of the game you stream
- entertain your audience (don’t play silently instead try to entertain your audience)
EARNINGS: High to Very High
17. Earn money online with Quora “Question & Answer Platform”
As you know Quora is one of the best and most popular Question & Answer platforms in the online world, where you can get your answers from real people and you can ask questions or give answers 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, which 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 an 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.
So, visit and create a decent profile. Start asking questions and gain followers.
- Quora Space earning beta program
Just like the Facebook page, Quora has Quora space. Here you can create your space, share content, build community, gain followers, etc. Quora recently launched this program which’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 content, quality answers, etc. if you want to earn from this program. There are no minimum eligibility criteria for this program.
Anyone can create a Quora space just like a Facebook page. In your space, you can share answers of others(In fact quora give suggestions to share answers in your space, so you don’t need to find content for your space). Just go to your suggestions tab and share as much as you can.
You can also use their queue tab where you can queue your contents for the upcoming days or months. You can also set the time, the quantity for your queue.
One more thing you don’t need to promote your space, quora automatically promote it for you.
EARNING: Low to Average
18. Make Money With Domain Trading & Website Flipping
Domain trading is also a good way to make money online but you need to invest a little bit with some knowledge in this field.
What you need to start domain trading:
- a domain (you can buy from anywhere like GoDaddy in as low as $8-$10)
- sell to a needy person (try asking in Facebook groups)
- skill (here comes the knowledge, example-you need to look for domains that are not booked yet related to company names)
- if nothing works, then put your domain on the auction
Website Flipping is somehow similar to domain trading. The difference is, here you don’t need a domain only but you need to create a website. Just like domain trading you need to invest a little.
Create a website, earn for 3-4 months, and sell. You can evaluate your site value on flippa and whenever you found it valuable then sell it on the same site.
Many bloggers or you can say newbies are looking for already created sites. Because they don’t want to build a new site as it is time taking.
As you know it is much easier to grow an already build site than a new site.
These are some of the best ways to make money online without investment. My favorite 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 to my list and mention your name (with credit).
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Ajmer Singh is the Founder & Author of Findmytricks. He is a Passionate Blogger, Content writer & WordPress developer. He loves sharing content related to WordPress and Blogging. He enjoys playing games in his free time.
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