What is the easiest way to make $20 online?

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Why is it so hard to explain to someone exactly what they could do to make $20 online?

Despite my own success with building a business online, I find it nearly impossible to find a way to explain to anyone what they could do to make $20 online with no skills or experience. I try to start explaining things like fiverr or upwork (odesk) to make easy money but not everyone can use these. Things like selling t shirts, offering services, and affiliate marketing tend to take a lot of time to get running properly. Things like surveys or similar offers are often so exploitative or time consuming that I would never recommend to a friend to try one of those methods.

What is the easiest way you have found to make $20 online that you would share with one of your friends that had no skills or experience with online work? I really would love the know the absolute most simple and easy way to do this so that I could tell other people about it. The less challenges involved the better. Something that you have done yourself would be best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leonhart
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    Whether their goal is to make $20 per day or $1 per day, it requires some sort of skill. People often times turn to the internet to make some extra money, but if they are not willing to at least learn some basic skills, I can't see them succeeding.

    Selling services online is probably the easiest way to make some cash online, if you don't have anything to offer you can do service arbitrage too.

    But you still have to know where to offer/sell these services.

    Don't have the time to learn, test, tweak? Get a part time job.
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  • Profile picture of the author seven4
    Obtain a particular set of skills and offer it somewhere.

    Place a gig on fiverr, seoclerks, wherever, bid for projects on freelance websites etc etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeatherCrosson01
    In my experienced, I used to get $20 in my Paypal by posting on forums. I joined a program called Postloop last year and would earn the money if I work hard enough and depending on the available forums and blogs.

    For a hundred points you get $5 which is not very hard to reach if your rating is high. So you only need 400 points to get $20.

    There are other sites like Postloop but I think Postloop offers more forums and blogs to work on with. Plus they give bonuses which help you climb more faster.

    Hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Sell on ebay. This works everytime. Even my 13-year old niece did it. I would say Amazon also, but.... i have ill feelings towards them.

    But if someone needs $20 today - like RIGHT NOW.... i'd tell them to go donate some plasma.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rashell
      go to facebook, find a few local yard sale groups, list and sell stuff. they can either paypal and you ship, or you can schedule a time and place to meet for the exchange.

      Rashell
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  • Profile picture of the author Ayawa
    Originally Posted by banwork View Post

    Why is it so hard to explain to someone exactly what they could do to make $20 online?
    You don't know that how long did it take to earn my first $20 online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Vodini
    i actually made my first sale after one month i joined clickbank, i just done the things correctly and it worked for me, for many others especially those who believe that online marketing is something like "push the button and make money" would be much different because the problem comes from their beliefs and attitude towards this awesome business!

    cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Hall
    The easiest way to make $20 online is through freelancing. Many gigs require very little skill and could be completed by anyone.

    Unfortunately, the need to sell yourself is still present. If this skill isn't present and with no motivation to learn then Internet Marketing isn't a good career choice in the first place.

    Another extremely easy way to make $20 "online". I put this in quotes as it is an on/offline venture.

    Simply place an ONLINE ad on craigslist or kijiji for a service you can complete. This service can be for anything.

    A few ideas to generate that cash nearly instantly is offering pooper scooper services or yard clean up. These aren't glamorous jobs to take on. However. The skills learnt through marketing yourself to obtain them will prove invaluable for an online career.
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  • Profile picture of the author dana67
    I think the free money making niche is one of the easiest and quickest ways to earn online.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosario1990
    Gather some basic skills and try to apply it somewhere. I think this will help you to make $20 online.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I find it nearly impossible to find a way to explain to anyone what they could do to make $20 online with no skills or experience.
      Why do you feel you NEED to explain something like that??? Why is this same question - with different $$$ - asked over and over. It's alwasy the same - someone NEEDS money but has no skill, no experience, no time and no wish to do much work either.

      Why do people try over and over to provide answers to a question like this? I don't get it. If you have no skills and no experience...you go nowhere. It doesn't matter if you "need" $20 or what the big sob story is. To make money online or offline you must have something to offer.

      Don't know if there's a "friend" or not but the OP eliminated the workable options in his first post. Everything takes too much time or too much work...so where's the magic button?

      Before I'd waste my time trying to explain the impossible...I'd hand the guy $20 and let it go.
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      • Profile picture of the author NeedBucksNow
        Lol, Good post and I guess that most people don't realize that you have to SELL SOMETHING in order to make even $20. I would rather learn how to make $20 week after week and this involves freelancing, blogging, making videos, CPA'S, PPC etc or something else of this nature in order to get targeted traffic to your offers. These are skills that are learned from doing some research under the search button and testing them over and over The only magic button that I've ever found is located on a camera, right before I took a good picture to SELL SOMETHING on eBay.
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Why do you feel you NEED to explain something like that??? Why is this same question - with different $$$ - asked over and over. It's alwasy the same - someone NEEDS money but has no skill, no experience, no time and no wish to do much work either.

        Why do people try over and over to provide answers to a question like this? I don't get it. If you have no skills and no experience...you go nowhere. It doesn't matter if you "need" $20 or what the big sob story is. To make money online or offline you must have something to offer.

        Don't know if there's a "friend" or not but the OP eliminated the workable options in his first post. Everything takes too much time or too much work...so where's the magic button?

        Before I'd waste my time trying to explain the impossible...I'd hand the guy $20 and let it go.
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      • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Before I'd waste my time trying to explain the impossible...I'd hand the guy $20 and let it go.
        You're very kind.

        I'd the $20 and let the guy starve. After he spends the $20 on McDonalds the same day, he's back to square 1.... asking you, "What is the easiest way to make $20 online?"
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  • Profile picture of the author Van Dam
    What are you good at? What are your skills? If you are looking to just earn $20 I would recommend Fiverr. Place a gig, make it stand out with a twist and do a bit of marketing on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author banwork
      Thank you each for your ideas and replies! I am grateful that I am currently doing well online and am looking to make a course, video, and a blog post explaining the easiest ways to get started making at least $20 online with no investment.

      The consensus here seems to be freelancing websites like fiverr, upwork, elance, and freelancer along with craigslist. This was my first thought to go with as well and I wonder if anyone has anything else that is easier to suggest. If one is willing to work, I think the freelancing websites are pretty easy even with just knowing something like english.
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      • Profile picture of the author Freedom4rmUrJob
        not to b eat a dead horse here but there was is a thread that is consistently being updated with new posts for techniques used for people that desperately need money NOW! I went through some things last year while being a beginning marketer, and I needed to generate money fast. Inbox aka email marketing wasn't cutting it for me, neither have I been successful with it yet (im still working on this).

        Fiverr has been such a life saver for me in many ways. We can complain about how they take $1 for every order that you get, but the fact is they provide a platform for people to do business. I had my first $250 week last month and this extra income monthly has been helping me out immensly. I would definately recommend Fiverr for making your first $20 online.
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by Van Dam View Post

      What are you good at? What are your skills? If you are looking to just earn $20 I would recommend Fiverr. Place a gig, make it stand out with a twist and do a bit of marketing on it.
      And then hold your breath and count to a million. Have you ever researched anything about Fiverr? Do you know how man people post gigs every day and never sell one?

      The only thing most of these people are good at is asking ridiculous questions like "How can I make $5 per day."

      Cheers. - Frank
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        If some kid 16 or 18 years old was to come up to me and ask how they can make $20 I would tell them to join a GPT Site like FusionCash and start filling out Free Offers and Daily Surveys.

        Of course you will not make that everyday and GPT sites are NOT building a business at any stretch of the imagination.

        Just extra change and anybody with a Blood Pressure can do it.

        In other wards it takes no brains.



        - Robert Andrew
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        • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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          Originally Posted by discrat View Post

          In other wards it takes no brains. - Robert Andrew
          Finally, something I can succeed at.

          Cheers. - Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author winnermarketing
    A simple method to make 20$ online is throught a website like Fiver.
    It is also easy to explain!

    Another easy method to earn is throught Adsense, enought easy to explain.

    A good method to make $ and easy to explain is sell your own product/service!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Pratt
    Create a report and offer it on Warriorplus or jvzoo

    Its free to create the report, its free to uplaod to war+,

    That is the simplest way,
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisNosal
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    Backpage... the income earning opportunities are endless, and there's almost no barrier to entry!
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  • Profile picture of the author depotgang
    Offer to act like a fool on video and post it on fiverr

    someone will buy it...a bunch of people will
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    • Profile picture of the author daviddubbs
      Im in a business that offers identity theft protection. Free affiliates post the service on craigslist, backpage, facebook etc and make $100 on every sale. Tons of them are doing this with no prior experience. Such a hot topic with the news covering it. So I don't see why it's hard to find a good affiliate to make $20 there are endless ways on clickbank etc. that pay more than that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
      Originally Posted by depotgang View Post

      Offer to act like a fool on video and post it on fiverr

      someone will buy it...a bunch of people will
      And can be so natural for many of us...
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    hi david and all others that mention clickbank...it is not thar easy to make money with clickbank. maybe some money here and there but it is not consistent money if you do know what you are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author dustbuster
    easiest way to make money online is through Amazon Mechanical Turk. Ive made over $800 on their answering surveys and doing work on the internet that robots cant do.
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  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    It didn't take me long to make my first $20 online. Whatever it is that you're good at, write an ebook or better yet create a video tutorial explaining how to do it, create a sales page and sell your product for $20. There are tons of ways to get free traffic to your site. Social media, forum posting, blogging just to name a few.
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  • Profile picture of the author bluboi543
    make youtube tutorials and get paid off of adsense
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Put up a squeeze page.

    Offer cool thing to get people to opt in.

    Show them a related offer right after they join your list.

    Make $20 :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    The easiest way to make money online is to sell tangible products on e-bay,craigslist,amazon.com,etc..
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    • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
      Originally Posted by tyronne78 View Post

      The easiest way to make money online is to sell tangible products on e-bay,craigslist,amazon.com,etc..
      I agree. This is probably the simplest way to do it.

      Turn your friends loose on Craigslist to find underpriced items, then turn around and sell it in Facebook "For Sale in Your Town" groups.

      I have flipped under priced laptops and desktops a dozen times for quick $50 earnings, and I was only doing it because I was searching for something else and saw the items priced crazy low.
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  • Profile picture of the author LaunchPurveyor
    The arbitrage model - buy something at discount somewhere and sell it at full price on Amazon or maybe eBay, then pocket the difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    everyone else said what I wanted to say.

    main take away--------------

    match niche traffic to niche offer

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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Buy & sell would be the most applicable way to double up your $20 online, most especially if you don't have skills to offer. Facebook groups would probably be the best place.
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  • Profile picture of the author DRP
    You're an instructor on Udemy and you have a hard time explaining such a simple concept? I feel bad for your students.
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  • Profile picture of the author globalexperts
    Originally Posted by banwork View Post

    Why is it so hard to explain to someone exactly what they could do to make $20 online?

    Despite my own success with building a business online, I find it nearly impossible to find a way to explain to anyone what they could do to make $20 online with no skills or experience. I try to start explaining things like fiverr or upwork (odesk) to make easy money but not everyone can use these. Things like selling t shirts, offering services, and affiliate marketing tend to take a lot of time to get running properly. Things like surveys or similar offers are often so exploitative or time consuming that I would never recommend to a friend to try one of those methods.

    What is the easiest way you have found to make $20 online that you would share with one of your friends that had no skills or experience with online work? I really would love the know the absolute most simple and easy way to do this so that I could tell other people about it. The less challenges involved the better. Something that you have done yourself would be best.
    I started in oDesk 5 years ago. I get a lot of questions from friends how to make money online, but all they do is listen and they never take action. I think it not for people who don't want to invest time to learn how to learn online. The easy money are for people who already worked hard before and are already at the top of their internet marketing career. But for those who are staring out, it would take a lot of courage, patience and hard work.
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  • Profile picture of the author alambd1963g
    I know, if you want to earn online, you must be experienced. Without experience, you will not be able to earn money here. There are many people tell, it is easy to earn $100 online per day. but it is real true that "it is easy to say but hard to do". Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraGenJobs
    I started on Elance and continued on Odesk and Freelancer and earned a lot in my first month but I didn't do it without a skill. You can earn some money doing some simple tasks that don't require much skill (or brain for that matter), but if you really want to succeed and earn money online like a pro, I suggest picking up a skill or two.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by banwork View Post

    What is the easiest way you have found to make $20 online

    Sell a genuine $100 bill on eBay with a "Buy it Now" auction. Charge $20 for it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Marcel Guzman
    Perhaps the easiest way to make a quick $20 would be to spend some time filling online surveys...I'm sure if you look hard enough you'll track down a legit company.
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  • Profile picture of the author zdebx
    Like some people already mentioned above, whoever wants to make that $20 they will have to offer their skills as VALUE.

    Money is not made out of thin air. You offer a product or a service in exchange for money, whether it's online/offline - the same principle applies.

    So the most basic thing that someone could do to make those 20 bucks would probably be to write a couple of articles. Assuming they know English and don't have issues with Grammar/spelling, then that's as easy as it gets.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    I know this is a very broad question, but I'll bite.

    After all, this is a question-and-answer forum.

    The truth is there are SO MANY WAYS you can get to your first $20 and $20 a day.

    If you're looking for a truly effective way of making money, you have to first focus on your timeline.

    How much time do you have to wait?

    Blogging can make you money online, but you have to wait several months.

    If you have some money ready to invest, PPC can make you money fairly quick.

    But you have to remember that you have to burn through quite a bit of your cash to master the learning curve.

    An effective way to make money may not necessarily be a quick way of making money.

    I just wanted to clarify that.

    But if you are serious about your question and are simply asking for an effective way to make money, I would suggest Kindle.

    There are still many niches on Kindle that are dominated by self-published authors.

    When you read their content, it's absolutely horrible; we're talking about second-grade English skills here.

    You can easily dominate these subniches.

    The best part is that producing custom books isn't that hard.

    Either you write them yourself or you outsource them.

    Again, if you're looking for a great way to make money online and you're looking for an effective way to do it, pay attention to Kindle.

    You'd be surprised at how effective it could be.
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  • Profile picture of the author Freebiequeen1999
    Well....backpage has some free ad space..I am just sayin...

    maybe an "adult" cam...someone somewhere might pay 20 bucks?

    he could always start a gofund me page and say "I am really broke" and maybe a few would send money?

    If he has an Iphone - or even an android - someone on Craigslist would pay 20 for it?

    "Oh the places you will go" I am not sure this is what Dr Suess had in mind but hey, gotta do what you gotta do I guess if you are determined to make $20 online
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