Can You Really Make Money With No Money Online?

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As all of us have well come across, in our past or present ventures to discover new ways to make money online, there has been the influx of so called make money with no money opportunities.

Any reasonable person would understand that some level of monetary obligation whether large or small would be demanded of to start any business whether on or offline.

But our human desire to get something for nothing seems to be what those who say you can, prey on.There is always a cost whether monetary or time wise.

Sure many have began businesses online with no money and continue to do so,but the what level of success do you expect to accomplish and how soon?

If there is someone making money online without investing time or money please let me know....just my two sense....
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanHaus
    Yes...You really can make money with NO Money. It is possible. You could be a great article writer and write good content for high rankings. You could be an expert at SEO and create high ranking blogs with great content that receive tons of traffic.

    However, this is very uncommon for most, and anyone that is trying to make ANY money online is basically trying to start a business. If one treats it that way, and they put in the time and effort needed to nurture this business, you can create an asset with minimal risk compared to your traditional offline business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
    Originally Posted by ljestrada View Post


    If there is someone making money online without investing time or money please let me know
    You HAVE to invest one or the other (or both). I began by only investing time because I didn't have much money. Yes, it IS possible to make money without having money - in the beginning anyway.

    I got to a certain stage where I couldn't really proceed much further without investing money. Once I started investing time AND money my income really shot through the roof.

    Now because I HAVE money, I have cut down on the amount of time I spend working (because I can pay others to do the things that take alot of time, or things I don't like doing myself).
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    • Profile picture of the author fscobie
      I know a few people who make over $1000 per month with Squidoo lenses and HubPages only.

      Not enough to live on IMHO but $12k a year is a pretty good bonus :-)

      They ALL have told me that it takes lots of content writing and time, and by time I mean 3-6 months after the article is written for it to get great rankings. Some of these guys don't do any keyword research, but most of them do test and tweak their articles.

      So sure it's possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ty Neal
    Yes! you can make money with no money online, When I first came online I did not have anything maybe a dollar in my bank account and I had to use that to open my aweber account :0) but I start learning article marketing and seo, which got me up and going

    But here's the killer it took a lot of my time i'm talking about being in front of the Pc for 13 maybe 14 hours a day and my wife was not so happy :0) I will tell anybody if you got a load of time then yes you can make some cash online with no money but if you want now results then I will say you are going to need some capital
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by ljestrada View Post

    Sure many have began businesses online with no money and continue to do so,but the what level of success do you expect to accomplish and how soon?
    I started off my affiliate marketing business by spending something around $50 on a domain-name and some hosting, but with hindsight I could just as easily have used a free domain-name and free hosting to get started, and it would have made just as much money.

    What I earned had no connection with what I spent.


    If I'd done it that way, without spending a penny, I'd probably still have chosen to spend that $50 or so at a later stage anyway.

    Originally Posted by ljestrada View Post

    If there is someone making money online without investing time or money please let me know....
    There are many ways of making money online without investing any money at all.

    I don't know a way of doing it without investing time, though. And I don't know a way of doing it to any degree of success without some relevant education and some judgement, either.

    It's the judgement that's the difficult part (and far more important than money!): you need that to get the "relevant education", because identifying the relevant education always depends on being able to differentiate between information and opinion, between myth and reality, and between sense and nonsense. And when you're starting, that really isn't easy at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Marianne Gonne View Post

      My 17-yr-old daughter is looking to start a business editing uni and A-level essays (she's very good), and doesn't yet have the money for domains/hosting.
      Exactly how I started ... I used to edit people's A-level and uni essays, and "graduated" from that to editing Master's degree dissertations and the like.

      Originally Posted by Marianne Gonne View Post

      I've told her to stay away from blogger based on many of the threads I've read here on WF
      Very wise.

      Originally Posted by Marianne Gonne View Post

      Would you be willing to make recommendations for free domains and hosting? Many thanks!
      Honestly, buy her a .info domain for $1.

      You can get free domain-names but she'll only want to change it pretty quickly when she can afford to (and she'd be right to, as well) and for the sake of $1 it's not worth messing about with a free one.

      She can start off either with hosting with an in-built site-builder (by redirecting her domain-name to whichever free host she uses for this). I like Weebly.com, but Yola.com and Blinkweb.com are also ok.

      If she wants her own self-hosted Wordpress blog, that's a different matter and a little less easy, but can still be done free of charge by using the excellent, reliable, professional free hosting at Byethost.com .

      Don't register the domain-name through the host she's using. Buy it separately (a .info domain is $1 at GoDaddy, or about $2.80 at Namecheap. I recommend Namecheap, to be honest).

      And good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author TomBuck
    Possible but very hard and slow at the start. My aim was to make money from nothing and then re invest what I had made and although I am doing this and it is working effectively, progress is very slow and you do not make the amounts you hear the gurus making.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trent Brownrigg
    Originally Posted by ljestrada View Post

    If there is someone making money online without investing time or money please let me know
    You need to invest time or money, usually both. You can do it without spending any money but it will still take time. You can't do it without one or the other.
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  • Profile picture of the author Manuelcrc
    As with any other type of business, you have to make a form of investment if you want to make serious money.
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    • Profile picture of the author rambrose
      It can be done but as everyone else said, you'll be investing time or money. Eventually you'll want to get hosting and your own domain but if you have NO money to invest, you can start off with free properties like Blogger, Weebly, Squidoo, Hubpages, etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by rambrose View Post

        if you have NO money to invest, you can start off with free properties like Blogger, Weebly, Squidoo, Hubpages, etc.
        You can, but three of those four (Blogger, Squidoo and HubPages) are sites you can never own or control yourself in the ways that matter - and if you start off using them as "your site" you'll only need to move your site in future - which is a poor long-term plan.

        Much better to start off (free) at Weebly, Yola, Blinkweb or Byethost, where you can stay permanently (avoiding the subsequent problem) and own and control your own self-hosted site (just as you do with Hostgator, for example) without needing to worry so much about your host's terms of service, their advertising, and so on.

        Remember: it's not whether or not it's free that matters, in the long run: it's the host's terms of service and advertising and whether you can control your own business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Coby
    Here is a jump start plan, not best for long-term but could work to generate cash to re-invest or to "test" if IM is right for you...

    1. Sign up Mailchimp for a free AR account (there is a warning here, see below). The free accounts are good for up to 2000 subs and you can send 12000 emails a month.
    Also, mailchimp has a really unique feature in that you can have them host your sign up form (like aweber does) but also host your confirmation page, The thank you page and its all customizable, so you can add in an OTO and you would only need a PayPal account to take payment (you can even integrate Paypal with mailchimp so the buyers are added to a buyers list and removed from the 'freebie' list). This helps those that don't have your own hosting yet. Plus mailchimp is really easy to use for newbies. (*see my risk warning about mailchimp below*)

    2. Use article marketing to drive traffic

    3. Use web 2.0 properties to drive the traffic

    4. Send all traffic through a squeezepage (either directly through article and/or the web 2.0 sites)

    5. Offer an OTO after opt-in to earn cash instantly

    6. Create a good follow up series that promote other products/your products

    **mailchimp risk warning** MailChimp is notorious for being "against" affiliate marketing although many marketers use it with not harm. I looked at the TOS myself and it says you can't send "something you didn't produce"... I usually market my own products but you can send links to YOUR sites and have the affiliate link there and you should be fine. Be sure to back up your list once a week and if something happens you can take that list and import it into Imnica (which is a paid AR) with an opt-in confirmation since you will have their IP address...

    Hope this helps Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author yougpeter
    Yes you can make money without money but that could be harder if you invest like $20.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Originally Posted by ljestrada View Post

    If there is someone making money online without investing time or money please let me know....just my two sense....
    Well if you invest no time and no money what do you have? Nothing... so how would you do anything without at least one of those two things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    If there is someone making money online without investing time or money please let me know
    The answer is no.

    You either have to invest time or money.

    Quentin
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    • Profile picture of the author Pradeep Bhagwat
      It is on your desire to earn money fast or slow. If you have decided to just get extra money besides your regular job then it is OK to take your time learning SEO and all internet marketing skills and then use free methods to earn money, but if you are totally dependent on IM money, then you have to take it seriously and you have to spend basic money to get more money. I think you got my point.

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  • Profile picture of the author dejoliet31
    I like Coby's plan with the caveat that you are trading the investment of time for the investment of money. There is no "Free Lunch." You can make money without investing money, but the trade-off is your time and a slower rate of business growth, at least initially.

    If you have even a small amount of money to invest, that can materially affect how quickly you earn money. But (and there is a BUT) you need to spend the monetary investment on things that are relevant to your business. Otherwise, you can wind up with a lot of digital dust and little, if any, profits.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicolaTewhare
    If you could invest $2 for a domain and $20 hosting for a year at Hostbig.com could be the answer. Then she could have control over her business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    yes you can... if you invest 30-50$ per month, that could buy you hosting, domain and aweber services and you are set to make a blog or website and you can generate traffic free.

    You can also create free squidoo lens or etc for affiliate marketing purposes
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by ljestrada View Post

    If there is someone making money online without investing time or money please let me know....just my two sense....
    That doesn't even make sense, no time or money?

    Be realistic with your questions... :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author EdYaw
    Seems this question has been aswered completely. The fact remains that if you are looking to make money on line you will have to make some kind of investment weather it be time or money you will have to invest something. Nothing is free in this life.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    If we are talking solely about money, you can abso-freakin-lutely make money for nothing online. There are a myriad of free traffic techniques you can use to make money.

    However, you are gonna have to work your arse off to do it on any kind of scale.

    So, nothing in life is free. Time is money and money saves time. So, in essence it's not free if you are working it like a job, 8 hours a day, your time becomes worth the amount of money you are making, which may not be a lot to start out with using free traffic techniques.

    Of course, you can merely offer services and post ads for free on many forums for your services, or use freelancer sites, and just work for your money, and oftentimes with no investment up front, again. You will just be working for set rates, though, but it's certainly, certainly doable.

    The best way would be to have at least some money as that could save you on time, if you use the money in the right way by paying for things that take up too much of your time.

    Even better would be to have lots of money and lots of time and utilize both.

    Whatever the case, you need to work your arse off to build up a consistent cash flow.
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