These Online Business Ideas Cost No Money

Anyone with a computer can start making money online – usually, no technical expertise is needed. The following schemes are easy routes to success.

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1. Drop Shipping

Here you pay only marketing costs and don’t need to store or manufacture products. Firstly, you list products on your website or a platform like eBay or Etsy. When a customer buys something, you purchase the item from a third-party firm (the drop shipper) for a lower price. Next, the drop shipper mails the product to the customer.

You can supply a wide range of items, so operating expenses are low. Think about leveraging to boost your business, since Amazon has a vast existing customer base.

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2. Affiliate Marketing

With this scheme, you obtain an affiliate partner who has products available that chime with your particular niche. You put the relevant products up for sale on your website. Prospective customers click through to your affiliate partner’s shopping cart and the merchant handles the rest of the purchase. When customers buy, you get a commission. Your only costs are marketing.

Popular affiliate sites offer both digital products (such as audio files, e-books and video files) and physical products.

3. Blogging

If you are passionate about a subject, consider making money out of your interest. With Blogger (, you can start a blog for free: submit web links, photos and videos. It’s best to post regularly to optimise search engine rankings.

With Google AdSense, pay-per-click ads show up on your blog. You benefit financially each time someone clicks on an ad. You can also work with other ad networks like Blogads. Banner ads can feature too.

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4. Online Video

You may be able to leverage the reach of YouTube for profit.

Firstly, start a YouTube account and begin uploading videos. Google can include short AdSense ads with your videos. Once viewers land on those ads, you get a small amount of money.

Paid sponsorships are another opening with a YouTube channel. If you have enough followers, firms will pay you to promote their products in the videos you make.

To extend your videos’ reach, post them on Twitter, your Facebook business page and your blog.


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Kim Lee lives in Tampa, Florida and focuses on living an intentionally happy life, helping others live better, and having a whole lot of fun. She loves to write, read, enjoy the outdoors, and play with dogs.

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