I would like to have a honest opinion in this threat!
Personally, I do no believe you can make money online without taking out some money from your pocket.
I would say at least you must take out between $20-$40 on monthly basis before starting seeing some light, and in some cases it might be more than that!!!!
Because you need a domain name $10/year and hosting witch vary from providers, so let say $3-$5/month, now if you are good in IM and know how to build a website, would you think just with a domain/wordpress setup and the hosting in your hand will this make you a nice profit? of course not, there is work involve unless if you disagree with me, and I am happy to see how you did it? and I mean with 1 Domain-WordPress- and Hosting nothing more just with your knowledge.
1) What about the content?
2)What about the traffic? (I know there is free traffic, but are you going to tell me to cop and stay front of my desk hours to post to forum/blog and exchange traffic etc..)
3)What about graphic-design to split test and see your conversion?
4)What about updating your knowledge? (investing in your learning curve)
If I apply only the 4th step above, this will push out from my pocket more than $20/monthly.
To come to my question Titled, I am not convince that you can make money online without spending a little on monthly basis.
Please do not tell me.."Hi I am the man here and I am making a descent living without investing anything, and all above step are just crap..."
I would believe you, you are making money online, no doubt about it, but will you be able to tell the truth and honestly how much have you spend before seeing a cash flying in your Paypal account ....
Your honest answer is much appreciated...