I am sure you have heard people talking about making money online. And you might have thought, it’s easy money and you can make it too. But either you got trapped in an online scam or failed.
Have you ever wondered why?
It is because you didn’t do a thoroughly research where to start and how. Or you wanted a quick buck. Let me tell you this, there is no easy way of making money. And short cuts don’t work out most cases.
Let me tell you a real life story.
One of my sisters once told me that she has got a job from the internet back in 2012. There was neither experience needed nor qualifications. And it was neither a learnership nor internship. This vacancy/post was too good to be true to me and I tried to warn her but she was over the moon.
What was the requirement?
There was no requirement needed. They wanted people to be trained for jobs. And they were going to be placed on those vacancies at different locations near to them.
Did they get the candidates?
Yes, they did and they wanted R500-00 from each for training them computer literacy and clerical skills. They also wanted R300-00 for the certificates which make the total to R800 to each candidate. And bear in mind that there were more than 50 vacancies on that advertisement.
Did they train them? No. What did they do? They just awarded them with fake certificates and promised to train them on the following week.
On the training day, they were nowhere to be found because the office was empty like it was never used before.
Takeaway: When something is too good to be true, then it is.
This is one of the many stories that happen on the internet in today’s age. And there are thousands of online scams that are happening everyday around the world. I’m not telling you this to scare you but to show you the reality.
I’m telling you this story to let you know that whenever you want to make money on the internet. You must do research about the brand or the person behind the brand. This will save you from investing on something that will not work out. Or investing your time working hard for nothing.
In this article, I’m going to share some of the simple and legitimate ways to earn money online that anybody can do. And of course, the strategies that I will share today don’t need any qualification and experience. Like the story that I have just told you.
It can be a 13-year old school kid, 46-year old nanny or a 65-year old pension farm worker trying to make an extra income. It could be anyone just like you reading this article.
This is extra money for people who are already working or it’s the money that can pay your bills while you still figuring out your big business idea.
Here are the 06 ways to make money online without paying anything besides data, and a device (phone/computer)!
These methods can make you earn a decent income, depending on the amount of time and effort you put in. They are tried and tested experts. I have been using most of them and I also personally know people who use them also. There are thousands of them but these are my top ones.
How To Make Money Online without investment (Sitting at home)
- Become a Virtual Assistant and Make Money Online
- Sell your skills on Fiverr
- Offer Article Writing Service
- Start a profitable blog
- Create YouTube Videos
How To Make Money Online without investment
Like I said, there are thousands of ways to generate easy and legit money on the internet without any initial investment. And there are also thousands of scams you will find online also. I recommend you to stay away from the methods that want you to pay an initial fee for their service/software in order to make money.
On this article, I’m sharing how to generate money online, which is easy to use and legit at the same time. Few of these methods will need you to have certain skills like good communication, good writing abilities, etc.
Let’s dive into them.
1. Become a Virtual Assistant and Make Money Online
This is the best way to earn money by sitting at home. Even if you have doubts about working home but now we all know that this is possible. Covid-19 made us to notice that working remotely is working and it also saves money.
There are many entrepreneurs who work alone and needs an extra hand. Some do not have the budget to employ a full time worker/s and some are trying to save for something else.
You could get plenty of gigs for your Virtual Assistant business especially now that the number of start-ups is increasing daily according to the cipc.
You can also get jobs from the employees who cannot manage to meet their dead-lines. And you can also get some of the gigs from the students to help them with their home work and projects. These jobs can be done at your comfort of your home but you have to be honest to your clients.
These jobs could be like:
- Doing quotations and invoices
- Doing research work
- Replying to emails
- Writing content or ad copies
- Moderating comments
On an average, a virtual assistant job could help you earn anywhere between R100-500 every hour.
2. Sell your skills on Fiverr and earn money online
Fiverr is another way of making money online and the best thing about it is free. You need to have specific skill/s in order to participate on their website because it has thousands of expert participants that you would be competing with.
It is easy to register and the best thing about it is that you can get plenty of other business ideas that you’re good at that you can provide. There are also lots of good reviews about this marketplace.
3. Offer Article Writing Service
Article writing is another good way of generating money online while sitting at home. You don’t need to pay something to write articles for other people. Bloggers and webmasters need content every day to update their blogs and websites. You only need to research for the right information about that niche or be good at that niche in order to succeed.
Quality contents do pay in today’s age because bloggers and webmasters get massive traffic to their sites which lead them to get advertisements from other companies.
You will be paid R100-R3000 per article depending on the word requirement and quality. And you’ll be instructed on the quality of articles, niche, number of words, etc. while making a deal.
4. Start a profitable blog
If you are passionate about writing down your thoughts, insights and experiences, then you are at the right place. Blogging is no longer about writing your personal stuff but is about choosing your niche. This is about writing free important content that helps your users solve their problems and learn new experiences.
You can start earning money from your blog within 2-5 months depending on the number and quality of your articles. This also depends on the number of posts per day/week/month.
You don’t have to be an expert or computer expert to start blogging but you have to be determined and consistent.
Getting started with blogging is easy, and all you need is a domain and hosting to get started for the self-hosted WordPress.
Earn money from home: Yes
Whether you are a website designer or a finance manager, a writer or a homemaker, freelancing is for you. You just need to think about what you are good at, and you can make your living out of it.
You can be your own boss, can work from anywhere you like, and work according to your time schedule.
Of course, different sites have different payment schedules and terms of conditions; you just need to pick the site according to your needs.
Tip: Make a good profile and mention your strengths and previous work. Ask people to leave a review after work. This will establish you as a reputed freelancer on freelancing sites.
6. Create YouTube Videos
- Create YouTube Videos or a channel
- Can you work from home? Yes!
- Any initial investment required: Minimal
How many times you see an ad when you watch a video?
It doesn’t have to be a technical video; it could be anything from funny to a serious one.
However, the video needs to be original. You can simply upload videos on YouTube and monetize it using Adsense.
Here are some articles which will help you to get started.
You need not need to spend a lot or buy a professional camera or any such gadgets. A good smartphone video recorder can do magic. Just be ready to capture some crazy moments.
Homemakers can consider starting a cookery show or similar stuff. If you are good with yoga, pilates or any other form of exercise you can create your DIY videos and upload it on YouTube and enable ads on them.
Do you have any other means that you know of generating money online without any investment? Please do share them on the comment form.