No Money – No Problem: 3 Ways To Make Money Online With Little To No Money

by Ashley · 42 comments

This is a guest post by Ashley – a freelance writer and internet marketer.  Visit his website Following post is a great read for those who don’t have any money, to start making money online and want simple ways to fill their pockets with some cash which can be invested in basic things required to run an internet business.

Many people who face financial difficulties turn to affiliate marketing to make money online as it is a route that doesn’t require any investment to get started. But these people soon realize that the affiliate marketing industry is fiercely competitive, and it often requires an initial investment to actually generate sales. Investing in a domain name, hosting and software requires some capital.

If you are facing a situation where you do not have any funds to invest in your online business then I have 3 proven solutions that will help you make money online to kick-start your internet marketing career.


Freelancing sites offer opportunities for you to make money online from home with minimal skills. There are more advanced opportunities on these sites that require specialized skills but you should not be intimidated because there are jobs like data capture, blog commenting, admin support, typing etc. that anyone with basic computer skills can perform.

I personally engage in freelance writing for various clients, and the income I earn as a freelancer has helped me grow my online business. The opportunities are endless, but it is up to you to take action and join these sites to start earning an income.

Do Read: Make Money Online By Bidding On Projects At Freelance Marketplaces.

Act As a Middleman or Woman

This is an opportunity that can help you earn a substantial amount of money. What it basically entails is you finding a buyer who requires a particular service and thereafter you seek a suitable supplier that offers this particular service.

You then take orders from your buyers and pass the work over to your supplier, and once the work is completed you receive payment from your buyer and from those funds you pay your supplier his/her fee and you keep the difference.

To clarify the process I will reveal the exact strategy that many middlemen follow:

  • -> Go to a site that offers cheap services like Fiverr and browse through the different services on offer. Find a service provider with good feedback for services like backlinking or article writing or any other service that has a high demand.
  • -> Next, you should browse forums and free classified ad sites for people looking for the service you have chosen; if you cannot find anyone, you can post an ad on a free classified site or a forum offering the service you have chosen at a higher price than that offered by your service provider (greater than $5).
  • -> When you get a response, you go to the service provider on Fiverr (in this case you will need $5 to get started) and ask him/her to carry-out the task required by your buyer.
  • -> Once it is complete, pay your service provider, deliver the finished product to your buyer and collect payment from your buyer – you have just made a profit without doing any work.

Write A Report That Solves A Problem

This method has also worked successfully for many marketers. The process basically involves you finding a problem and writing a 5-10 page report that offers solutions and advice on how to overcome the problem.

You should then search for suitable affiliate products related to solving the problem and include your affiliate links within your report. Thereafter you need to go to a site like Fiverr (there are others) and offer your report.

Ensure there isn’t anyone else offering exactly what you are on Fiverr, and if there is a similar offer you will need to make your offer more attractive. You will receive an income for every sale you make on Fiverr, and you will also receive additional income on the back-end from your affiliate links within the report.

There you go – 3 methods that can make you money when you have got little to no money. But remember, these methods have worked only for those who have taken action and applied themselves.

If you have more methods that one can easily use to raise money for  running an internet business from scratch then let us know by commenting below.

Admin Note: You should also read one of my guest post that I did on MaxBlogPress which is very helpful and related to the topic on which Ashley has written for us today. Read: Leveraging Internet Marketing Success – How to Leverage A Little Bit of Success into A LOT!.

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James March 11, 2011 at 4:50 am

I have signed up with several freelance site and every one of them charges a fee to use all their functions. They make alot from their commissions so shouldn’t that be enough?

Michelle Sterling August 5, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I agree, there are a lot of sites which charges a certain fee and this surprises me because it doesn’t make sense to pay in order to work for someone but there are freelance sites which doesn’t charge fee. There are many ways to make money online without investment but we have to first know whether the site is genuine or not.

Hamza November 23, 2011 at 8:43 am

I think this is a mechanism to keep away non serious freelancers.I’m a freelancer myself and currently work on many websites such as elance,odesk and guru.Off course freelancing sites earn money by charging fees but the point is that when employers see a bid from a freelancer who has upgraded they prefer him over others who are just out there to make a quick buck without spending anything.On these sites there are lots of people who simply don’t want to work seriously.And if you are really a good freelancer than your income will cover any kind of fees.

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