Getting Started With No Money? Is it Possible?

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I'm gonna be Honest, i don't have a lot of money, so how could i get started without it? Is it even possible? or how could i obtain start up money to get my first real domain and website hosting?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    In another thread you said
    I am a newbie and a young'n
    If you can't find $20 first month for a domain and hosting and $10 or so per month after that, I have to wonder just how 'young' you are.
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  • Profile picture of the author NatesMarketing
    A domain and web hosting is like $15 bucks.

    Surely you have $15 bucks.

    Regardless, yes - you can offer services at no cost to you: fiverr, SEO Clerks, on Warrior Forum, your neighborhood, etc, etc, etc.

    Someone, somewhere, needs help with something - find it and do it - get paid.
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  • Profile picture of the author yunarel
    you can also get started by using Youtube partner, all you have to do is create your original videos and upload them to your channel and then you'll earn some cash from your videos

    the more your videos are useful and also optimized the more earning you'll get

    this will cost you $0 but it will cost you your time and effort
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    • Profile picture of the author @tjr
      Originally Posted by yunarel View Post

      you can also get started by using Youtube partner, all you have to do is create your original videos and upload them to your channel and then you'll earn some cash from your videos

      the more your videos are useful and also optimized the more earning you'll get

      this will cost you $0 but it will cost you your time and effort
      Camera
      Mic(s)
      Computer
      Editing/Rendering Software
      Talent/Writers (If needed, probably will)

      Might want to rethink that $0 price tag.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicawang
    I think probably you don't need domain and web hosting, it could be a bit tough for newbie. You can try to start with blogger or wordpress to get your feet wet.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidbowie
    I tried making money online the free way for years and never got anywhere. Then one day I bought a product and had 500 sales in one week. My lesson? I was willing to work much harder for my investment.

    As stated, there are many places where you can pickup work and then use the money you earn to invest into yourself. I would also suggest you change your mindset. What if I`m broke?

    I recently lost one of my sites through no fault of my own and knew I had to find another avenue of cash flow. My cash flow was at a low point but I invested $200 to launch new site. Where did I get the money? I ate soup for the first month.

    You can do it!!!

    Originally Posted by Jetsetskyking View Post

    I'm gonna be Honest, i don't have a lot of money, so how could i get started without it? Is it even possible? or how could i obtain start up money to get my first real domain and website hosting?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Jetsetskyking View Post

    I'm gonna be Honest, i don't have a lot of money, so how could i get started without it? Is it even possible? or how could i obtain start up money to get my first real domain and website hosting?
    It's possible, with some business models. It's not easy at all.

    The catch is that doing things free and safely needs knowledge and experience, and you don't have those, when you're new and young.

    I started my whole business for $60. Can you come up with about $50/$60? It makes a huge difference to your chances!

    I could have started it for less, if I'd known how, at the time. But to start with nothing is pretty tough.

    Some things you can get free. Other things not.

    Free hosting is ok, to start with (byethost.com, or 000WebHost.com, or freehostia.com). Hostica.com is better (that's $1 per month for one site).

    You'll still probably need a domain-name. There are some "special offers" and "coupons" around but be careful with them and read all the terms and conditions very carefully, and never host where you register the domain-name (for these reasons).

    Mistakes to avoid: free autoresponders (for these reasons), hosting at Blogger (for these reasons) and especially free subdomains on domains owned by other businesses ("Disaster City"!).


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  • Profile picture of the author AidenTingley
    Look, to earn any money online generally you need some cash for a domain name and hosting...

    It's not Impossible to make a small amount of money with no capital to start with but it will be hard...

    In this game you will either pay with money or time.... save up a few hundred bucks, in that time learn and find out what you want to do and when you have the money you'll know how to double then triple it...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rumel
    When I first started (back in 2011-ish), I wasn't 'comfortable' investing a lot of money into this IM world, mainly because I didn't understand it well enough.

    But fast-forwarding to today, I realize the best investments I ever made were my domain, my hosting, my autoresponder, and a War Room membership.

    My advice is to save the money to buy all the above (or even just the War Room access for now), read as much as you can in the War Room, and everything will fall into place.

    Rumel
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    • Profile picture of the author Fonzan
      Originally Posted by Rumel View Post

      When I first started (back in 2011-ish), I wasn't 'comfortable' investing a lot of money into this IM world, mainly because I didn't understand it well enough.

      But fast-forwarding to today, I realize the best investments I ever made were my domain, my hosting, my autoresponder, and a War Room membership.

      My advice is to save the money to buy all the above (or even just the War Room access for now), read as much as you can in the War Room, and everything will fall into place.

      Rumel
      Yes, I agree with Rumel. In the Wariorforum you can learn a lot when you are new to "Making money online" And you can also learn from: https://www.udemy.com/
      Just type in the subject you wanna learn, and start with the free courses on the left.
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  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    yeah its entirely possible
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi!

    Congrats to you for starting a freeing a lifestyle.

    1: Work a job. Any job. Save a few hundred or thousand dollars.

    2: THEN....get started online.

    Having some money to spend helps you start off on the right foot and it also helps you detach from outcomes, helping you hurdle struggles faced by many broke entrepreneurs lol.

    Onward and upward!

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    • Profile picture of the author Winning34
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Hi!

      Congrats to you for starting a freeing a lifestyle.

      1: Work a job. Any job. Save a few hundred or thousand dollars.

      2: THEN....get started online.

      Having some money to spend helps you start off on the right foot and it also helps you detach from outcomes, helping you hurdle struggles faced by many broke entrepreneurs lol.

      Onward and upward!

      Ryan
      I agree with this.

      OP, if you don't have any money, then I think IM is the least of your worries atm. Get a job to pay the bills and put aside a small amount of $$ to invest in your online activities. It will take the pressure off. If you're doing it with no money, you'll be making bad content and rushing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Life Naturally
    Your best bet with very little or no money is to set up a basic wordpress blog and get to work. There are tons of free traffic methods out there to utilize including facebook, twitter, youtube, craigslist, forums, blogs, and many many more. The problem being if you don't have paid channels to supplement your free sources then it's going to take a lot longer. The other thing to consider is if you have little to no money your blogs will need to be very good, and consistent.
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    • Profile picture of the author mlpauling
      Here is a 5 minute youtube video that gives you all the info you need to start building a list and making some cash, with all free tools! It can be done for free but it still requires hard work and dedication.

      http://youtu.be/dPLDJhd_y0A
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Is it even possible?
    It's possible if you want to spend all your time engaged in mind-numbing, tedious tasks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Can you get started without money? Possibly.

    But in reality, IM is a business & you will need to invest in 'yourself' for the long run!
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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    You need to have either the skill set to things yourself or the money to hire someone with the skill set to do them for you. IM is no different than any other business in that regard.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edson Buchanan
    I guess it is possible to start without money but I don't know of many success stories. The bottom line is if you are serious about your business you will find a way to get some type of starter cash otherwise you might be spending a lot of time looking for that make money while you sleep with doing nothing and nothing down.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomerep
    The only thing that works without any investment is "fiverr". Some people may have that "5 dollar mindset" but actually, each gig can let you earn extra bucks. Its gonna be a tough start but some people actually get a full time income from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    My younger son (16) is uploading flash videos and puppet
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    at least one per day and you never know what could
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    with persistence.

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  • Profile picture of the author quinng123
    Possible? yes definetly. Is it easier to things with money? obviously. it really depends on your commitment, planning, and consistency more than anything else. Also it depends on the niche and demographic you plan on marketing to.

    There are plenty of free highly trafficked web 2.0's and social sites tumblr,pinterests,youtube,etc where you can get your start on building traffic. It is much more of matter of starting with one and sticking to it( once you have a well researched and reasonable plan) .
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  • Profile picture of the author camohit
    it is possible but a little money will kick up the speed to profits. get affiliated with a business where it requires only 5-6 people to succeed. help them in earnin money and ur profits are already taken care off.
    wish u luck
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  • Profile picture of the author justicejr
    It's possible. You only waste time to find your knowledge. You might create niche blog, which your interesting. If visitor like your blog, you will get huge traffic. Of course, You can make money from these traffics. I believe many top marketers who start to make massive profit from zero budget.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    You can definitely make money online without starting off with huge capital to invest in resources and traffic.

    You're going to have to be prepared to work for it though. When I started off in internet marketing years ago, I started with a basically free marketing program which still exists to this day...but I worked my tail off creating videos and driving traffic which then turned into leads which equal money.

    Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. If you have the determination and motivation, you can do this! I still coach people today and show them how to implement this basically free method to get started making money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    If you want to go the absolute penny free route, start a blog on Blogger or Tumblr, sign up at JVZOO (a place where you can sell products others have listed) and make videos promoting them on Youtube with your blog link in the description. On your blog, do a review of the product whose video you have promoted on Youtube. It really does only take 3 steps. If your computer is not 10 years old, you will almost assuredly have some video editing software already on your desktop. Even a bare bones editor mixed with zero experience editing can be put to use to earning online.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    If there's one skill in internet marketing that I feel every marketer should become familiar with, it's video creation. And by video creation, I mean real videos where you talk over a slide show or appear on camera, not some silly automated video where you push a few buttons using software.

    It'll serve you well, no matter what area of internet marketing you're in. In my experience, the video medium sells better than anything else.
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  • Profile picture of the author Molly Su
    I really want to know is it possible to get started with no money. If u succeed, how lucky u are! I think having some money to start is necessary!
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by Molly Su View Post

      I really want to know is it possible to get started with no money. If u succeed, how lucky u are! I think having some money to start is necessary!
      Molly, this is totally unnecessary and you need to rid yourself of this type of thinking.

      Will having some money help?

      Yes, but when you're new to internet marketing and don't know what you're doing, there is also a possibility you could blow that money on hare-brained schemes and completely waste it, simply because you don't have the proper experience and knowledge in internet marketing yet.

      It can be very dangerous going off half-cocked in internet marketing with more money than knowledge.

      I always tell people who ask me that you can make money with internet marketing with some effort (time) or money, or a combination of both.

      Don't let anyone tell you otherwise -- you can start off in internet marketing without a dime (or less than $20 if you're really serious and want things like an autoresponder and your own hosting/domain) -- it can be done if you're committed and are willing to put in the time and effort to succeed!
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  • Profile picture of the author User-Name
    Offer to provide a service on platforms like fiverr or amazons mechanical Turk platform
    Join a platform where you get paid to click ads (legal the webmaster pays for this)
    A platform where social sharing takes place (you watch a video or do a facebook like in exchange for either money or a likewise exchange)
    Get on google+ and build out a site promoting products or services (link to an affiliate offer/cpa offer)

    Without knowing what you are willing to put into it the above is just a guide
    There are fiverr providers who will do 3 hrs work for $5 less the fee
    The skills you will aquire will make any futher online endeavors much easier

    Listing to advice like if you want to spend all your time engaged in mind-numbing, tedious tasks.
    Is wrong in fact that is mind numbing tedious advice
    Document what you did and sell it as a wso/kindle course/udemy course
    Good luck Jetsetskyking
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    You can use blogspot as a parasite host. Promote affiliate links from content stored on blogspot.

    I suggest you get free traffic from Yahoo groups and Twitter.

    Don't let anybody discourage you. You WILL be successful if you ALLOW yourself to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author turboshandy
    Either use free platforms, like blogspot or wordpress.com, or give up on a pack of cigarettes and pay for your own domain and hosting (just meant to make a joke, not to offend )
    A domain name is about $12-$15 a year, and you can find hosting for as cheap as $1 /month. I'm sure anyone can afford this! It's really cheap!
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    A part time job at a fast food joint will give you all the money you need to get started.

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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Can you get started with no money at all?

      Yes, but the key here is "get started". If you want to build for the long term, you will need to invest both time and money.

      My advice would be to use your initial, no-money efforts to build up a year's worth of seed money.

      > $12 for a domain (although you may find coupon codes or specials to knock this down)
      > ~$100 for hosting.
      > ~$225 for an autoresponder service.

      That's a full year to learn and earn without the need to cover overhead each month, for about $350. In the USA, that's about 50 hours at minimum wage. You can cut that back if you have stuff you can offer on eBay or Craigslist. Get any gift cards as gifts, ones that you won't use? See if a site like GiftCardZen.com will buy them from you for cash.

      In the meantime, spend time exploring this forum, and start thinking about what kind of business you want to start. What market do you want to serve? Where do your talents lie?

      If you put in some time and skull sweat before jumping in, and you have enough seed money that you don't have the pressure of instant results, your odds of success go way up.
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    Back in 1999, I posted auctions on Ebay (samurai swords). As soon as they paid, I purchased them and shipped them. Drop shipping would have been so much easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author pilot47
    To obtain the startup money just offer some services.
    Just create some article writing services or maybe web development like installing WordPress or something or some other thing.
    I don't think you can really start out without any cash.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Thompson
    Yes, it is entirely possible even still today. Especially in the offline marketing world where you can find contact information or leads for free easily. I would go look through the offline forum and you will find out how easy it is to start with zero dollars.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    Is it possible? YES

    Is it going to be easy? NO

    It's extremely hard to build anything with no money at all. There will be some things you just need to pay for in order to continue to grow and scale your business. It can be done but be ready for a BIG challenge. You can do it though...
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  • Profile picture of the author Monkmoney
    To generate fast cash,.create ebay account, create paypal account, list things you dont want, poof instant money

    If you dont want to do ebay, list it on craigslist or offerup
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  • Profile picture of the author ACandi
    Originally Posted by Jetsetskyking View Post

    ... how could i obtain start up money to get my first real domain and website hosting?
    Hello Jetsetskyking,

    If I had to take out a loan or sell something to raise money I would not simply put that money for website hosting and a domain name - you don't need much money for that.

    For example some hosting providers offer a free domain name when you open an account and you can buy hosting for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months depending on your budget.

    Ok back start up money. You need money to cover the following:

    1. Access to a full online marketing system - this could be a one time cost of $500, $1,000, $2,000 up to $5,000 or more. Or it could be a monthly program from about $50 a month up. This type of money you can call "Investment Capital".

    2. You will also need "Working Capital" to cover your monthly costs of getting traffic to a high converting sales funnel which would be provided by the full online marketing system. A budget of about $200 - $400 a month for about 3 or 4 months should give you a good enough time to start generating profits.

    So the least amount of investment and working capital combined could be about $1,000 as follows:

    Investment Capital @ $50 a month for 4 months = $200.00
    Working Capital @ $200 a month for 4 months = $800.00

    Total Start Up = $1,000

    You also need to exercise Due Diligence when deciding where to invest. Don't be fooled by get rich quick presentations. Do Google searches for program reviews and promoters / owners recommendations.

    Wishing you the best.

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  • Profile picture of the author Tanya E
    Earn your start up money by offering a service such as writing content. Once you have some money to invest buy hosting and a domain. Getting started without money is definitely possible and many successful marketers began their online journey from scratch.
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  • Profile picture of the author blueclcl
    If you can write then place the following in your sig file:


    "Free unique article in any niche - send me a PM for details. ( No catch )"


    Start to reply and create posts on the forum. Before long you will be getting PM messages. All you do then is write them a brief 500 word article on the subject they want.


    Tell them that you will do them a special deal which is if they like the free article, then they can get another one for $2, but this time it's 700 words minimum.


    If you make the first free article really good, then some will take you up on the offer.


    All you need is around 10 takers and then you will have enough to get a domain, hosting ( first month deal ) and autoresponder ( first month $1 )


    After that you just start on the method of making money that you choose.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesBrolin
    You don't really need a domain and hosting to start internet marketing...however, you do need some work to get started! You can start blogging using FREE platform like blogger.com to drive traffic to affiliate program to make money. Once you have some extra money, you can venture into other online business
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  • Profile picture of the author Fonzan
    Originally Posted by Jetsetskyking View Post

    I'm gonna be Honest, i don't have a lot of money, so how could i get started without it? Is it even possible? or how could i obtain start up money to get my first real domain and website hosting?
    This is how I started with Internet marketing too.
    I had no money, followed free video courses, made a few bucks,
    invested in more Wordpress websites, list building.
    And began to understand the mindset of my future customers.
    My next question is: How to break the €300 a day barrier..
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