Make money without spending money - How???

by cweber
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I am looking to not become a millionaire online or anything like that. I'm really just looking to make enough money each week to supplement a part time job. I am currently a student and I am also heading off to university next year.

I want to make some money online each week ($150/week) without spending more money. What are some methods I can do to achieve this? I am looking for any and all feedback and have about 5-7 hours/week right now that I can work on it so let me know what you have for ideas on how I can make some extra money online for schooling and what not. thanks very much.
#make #money #spending
  • Profile picture of the author EBiz81
    I think many people will tell you to look into affiliate marketing or doing freelance work. Both of these methods can be done without spending money.

    Hope that helps,
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  • Profile picture of the author tragictrip
    If your goal is just $150 a week, you might want to try your hand at selling services online. This can be anything from article writing to graphic design to backlinks building.

    Take a look around the "Warriors for Hire" section for ideas. Posting a thread there will cost an initial investment of $20, but is well worth it. If you strictly do not want to spend a cent however, you can get some startup capital at sites like Elance, Freelancer.com or even Fiverr.
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    • Profile picture of the author patmiller27
      Originally Posted by tragictrip View Post

      If your goal is just $150 a week, you might want to try your hand at selling services online. This can be anything from article writing to graphic design to backlinks building.

      Take a look around the "Warriors for Hire" section for ideas. Posting a thread there will cost an initial investment of $20, but is well worth it. If you strictly do not want to spend a cent however, you can get some startup capital at sites like Elance, Freelancer.com or even Fiverr.
      It's much easier to spend $20 and get listed here... rather than going on those sites....competition is insanely high on those sites... as far as i know.
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      • Profile picture of the author tragictrip
        Originally Posted by patmiller27 View Post

        It's much easier to spend $20 and get listed here... rather than going on those sites....competition is insanely high on those sites... as far
        as i know.
        It's true that sites like Freelancer and Elance are competitive, but it's pretty easy to land a gig on Fiverr.

        Another way to get clients for your services is Twitter. I'm a graphic designer and, believe it or not, my biggest client as of now - I met through Twitter. I can't say who they are, because of a non disclosure agreement I have with them, but I can say they pay pretty well Just goes to show that Twitter is not to be underestimated as far as getting leads for your business is concerned.
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  • Profile picture of the author ladida
    Quickest way to begin making money online is to offer services - article writing, keyword research, website development, etc...

    As far as IM goes here are a couple of links that should help you put together a system that works for you. If you do a bit a research on the board you'll come up with a many more answers to this question as it's been asked a lot.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...al-estate.html


    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...autopilot.html
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  • Profile picture of the author JTVee
    There are hundreds of threads about how to make money with no money down.

    Try this:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...r-answers.html

    Point number 7 of the OP. Admittedly, he says you need to have $10 for a domain and hosting, but to get this he suggests a couple of ways.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aiarashi
    I would say free lancing is the best way to start, though you have to make yourself known in the area you're good at. The Warriors for Hire forum is a good place to start. Be aware of the kind of services you can provide and offer them.

    Surveys are another good way if you can't afford the activation fee for services like the one here in WF.

    I hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author neda30
    Affiliate marketing and CPA Networks are a great way to make some quick cash
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    While it is possible to make $150 or more, spending just 5-7 hours a week (at least initially, without having to put out any upfront money) may not quite be enough to get you to your desired income goal. If you are willing to write, you could write articles and PLR packs, or perhaps set up websites/blogs and provide SEO services for people.

    You may have to spend more than 5-7 hours per week to get to your income goal, though.

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author phpnetpro
    Freelance work, like everyone else said, is a great way to do it.

    You could also check out writing sites that will give you ad revenue sharing or even pay you a monthly rate to write.

    As far as running your own website, you'll at least need to pay for a domain name and website hosting. Free ebooks are a great way to get ideas for websites without spending any money.

    There are some other options of websites that you can run without paying anything at all. These could be blogs hosted on blogger.com or wordpress.com. I believe you can also have quite a bit of success using squidoo without actually having a website. You can treat your lens like your website - write articles to build backlinks to your lens, which can be used to sell things from Clickbank, CJ or Amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author JRCarson
    Article writing. If you can write articles every day, consistently, then you can "present" them online in a certain way that will make you money.

    You can put them together and make blogs that earn monthly income ($20 to $500 a month or higher), and you can write articles and post them on free sites that link to your affiliate offer or a redirect.

    YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND MONEY! Don't believe it if someone tells you otherwise.
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  • I would add something else as well (although you've probably already thought of it). That advice would be to not use all of your money as income for living expenses. There's a great thread elsewhere on this forum about making sure you treat this as a business. Therefore I would shoot a little higher than the target in your OP and divert that cash into something that can help you make more passive income.

    Once people start making money they become accustomed to the new level of lifestyle it permits and it's usually very difficult to pull back from it. For that to happen under a purely freelancing model you will have to constantly be available for work. Once you stop - the money stops.

    If you can start to plough some of your profits into a business that can achieve passive income it will allow you to have off days and still be reasonably sure of some income.

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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    If that were my goal, I'd go with article writing and
    a blog hosted for free at some place like blogger.

    I'd make blog post often reviewing products and my
    resource boxes in my articles would point to my
    blog.

    The secret to writing effective articles is to talk about
    a painful problem, and then subtly point out an obvious
    solution... a product you are promoting. Make sure that
    the product you are promoting really solves the problem.

    You don't want you selling within the articles to be too
    in your face because people prefer buying to being sold
    to.

    I would also set up profiles on Twitter and Facebook. It's
    hard to ignore the 150 million(???) on Twitter and the
    500 million+ on Facebook. I market very effectively
    on both.

    If you want fast money and no expenses, I would
    promote products paying instant commissions set up
    on either Rapid Action Profits or The 7 Dollar Script. I
    prefer RAP, but I'm biased since my helpdesk software
    integrates into the RAP control panel.

    As soon as you can afford it, I DO recommend that you
    get your own domain name even though asked about
    not spending any money. Operating from a "throw
    away" domain lacks credibility in many potential
    customer's eyes.

    Willie
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Willie Crawford View Post

      If that were my goal, I'd go with article writing and
      a blog hosted for free at some place like blogger.

      I'd make blog post often reviewing products and my
      resource boxes in my articles would point to my
      blog.

      The secret to writing effective articles is to talk about
      a painful problem, and then subtly point out an obvious
      solution... a product you are promoting. Make sure that
      the product you are promoting really solves the problem.

      You don't want you selling within the articles to be too
      in your face because people prefer buying to being sold
      to.

      I would also set up profiles on Twitter and Facebook. It's
      hard to ignore the 150 million(???) on Twitter and the
      500 million+ on Facebook. I market very effectively
      on both.

      If you want fast money and no expenses, I would
      promote products paying instant commissions set up
      on either Rapid Action Profits or The 7 Dollar Script. I
      prefer RAP, but I'm biased since my helpdesk software
      integrates into the RAP control panel.

      As soon as you can afford it, I DO recommend that you
      get your own domain name even though asked about
      not spending any money. Operating from a "throw
      away" domain lacks credibility in many potential
      customer's eyes.

      Willie

      Work hard...

      You can spend time, or you can spend money...

      I am with Willie on this one...

      Use your articles to generate interest in a topic...

      Point the reader to a blogger blog, where you share more information about the topic, and presell affiliate products that will contribute to a greater understanding of the topic discussed...

      Use article writing to drive traffic to your blog... And build your blog to get sales conversions... For other peoples' products...
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  • Profile picture of the author Tracey_Meagher
    Establish yourself within a freelance niche, eg. write short 3000 word reports (I've seen people charge close to $150 for that alone!) That said, whatever you do you'll need to become skilled at it and that takes time so I think with just 5-7 hours a week you will struggle to make your target initially but persevere and it will happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author vstar00
    very difficult for FREE but if you want to spend $10 on a domain and $6 per month on hosting you can set up a niche site. google the thirty day challenge.
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  • Profile picture of the author vok
    Maybe you should think about creating a hosting review site or hosting coupon site that you can work at over time I mean 5 sales a month and you at your target, trust me 5 sales of hosting isn't very hard and you don't need a ton of traffic to make them either!
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    • Profile picture of the author Globolstaff24
      I think that article writing is the best way to start. After writing, you can post them to free blogs or submit them to the free article directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author sponsorlist
    Trying to get everything for free or cheap may actually become more expensive than paying for things that are really useful. If you think that Time = Money then nothing is really completely free. But there are ways to start without need to spend much at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author arsenal123
    A growing number of sites will pay for your articles or blog posts. They will "pay for performance" based on page views for just about anything you want to write about. Articles on specific topics they're looking for can earn direct payments up to about $200. The rates are probably low for established writers, but if you're trying to break into the field and have time on your hands, they're a great way to start. Also, a lot of companies are looking for part-time bloggers. They may pay per post or on a steady contract.
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  • Profile picture of the author TK1
    I would like to add that there are way more options to making money with using the internet without spending money than just offering services (which is a good way though).

    You can use any method where you have an idea to offer something to private people in order to improve their life (see my coaching for example - 5k a month no problem, just by TALKING to people that share your hobby).

    There are a lot of nice opportunities all around finding people for a certain topic and modeling something they will like for them.

    Basically to add another you can offer ANYTHING to people via calling them, not just businesses, but private people, too.

    For example you can create a PDF magazine for people in your city on the topic "Singles in New York" and charge just 5 bucks per month for every issues that contains ANYTHING of high value for singles in New York. Doesn't cost you any cent to create a PDF, and can be big fun doing it, I know it since I do it for years with my trading community stuff (offering a PDF mag for daytrading fans in my city).

    Another good idea is anything starting out small with upselling later.This is not an real idea, but a strategic hint I can give you. If you think about doing ANYTHING you are able to in order to make money think a lot about what you can offer to start small.

    If you just want to make 150 bucks per week why not offer a 5 bucks ebook on a certain job type and offer it to people doing this job?

    One of my best friends was a barber for example. He got unemployed and asked me what he can do in the meantime he's applying for a new job. I told him to create a barber ebook with 100 big value tips for barbers, especially barbers who start with the job.

    The result was or IS that he became an internet marketer for barbers and only cuts hair now for his private most favorite clients, but he makes over 200-300 bucks PER DAY with helping barbers online how to get a job, apply right and make themselves stand out of the masses and be special.

    There are so many opportunities how to make money without investing money I think many of us would go crazy listing it all.

    TK

    Originally Posted by precious007 View Post

    Freelancing is the only way to make some money without spending any.

    You know you're going to get paid, as long as you are keen to complete a few projects.

    Affiliate marketing and CPA is slightly different and you do have to invest quite a bit at some point.

    You can spend you time, instead of spending your money but since time is money you'll end up in the same barrel.
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    • Profile picture of the author GrowTallerNiche
      You can make money with adsense on a blogger blog. You can look into article directories that allow affiliate links. Adsense requires less skill as if you get your adsense id on enough pages...
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  • Profile picture of the author pennynickels
    I concur with several of the suggestions here.

    Having a website you control to use as a hub for links to your various postings and then promote that website should help, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author iDevSpot
    If you have video production and editing software (and the interest in video production), you can make some extra money with HowCasts. It is easy to apply with them, and they will send you your first script to give a whirl. If you do it within their standards, you can create videos at your own pace and interest. The more you like doing it, the more they will start paying you for your videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author jointaldc
    If you want to do something without spending money, article writing is most likely what you should be doing
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew James
    I read an interesting post by Robert Puddy earlier that might apply to this situation.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...not-apply.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
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    One method I've used that worked for me is this:

    Create a free blog on blogger.com.

    Write a review for an affiliate product. Don't limit yourself on this one, you can sell your own product or service if you like.

    Find low competition (less than 10,000 in quotes) keywords that get some search volume with Google's keyword tool.

    Write articles optimized for those keywords (one article per keyword), and submit them to ezine articles.

    That's it. It will take some time, but you should be able to build up a good weekly income doing this.
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