How To Earn Money Online Without A Investment

No Investment Required

No Investment RequiredSince I work online in my business, I often get asked by friends and family a lot of questions about making money online and more so how can someone work online free of costs. I find it strange that everyone expects the cost to be free and many say if you have to pay it’s not legitimate, which of course is not true.

The facts are clear that if you know what to do and you possess the knowledge of how to earn money online without a investment involved makes it absolutely possible for someone to earn money online for free. There are many affiliate programs out there today that actually have training for the exact purpose of no investment marketing.

There are many platforms that anyone can sign up for free to try to earn money from promoting other peoples products by way of specialized affiliate links and banners. Some of these platforms offer training courses to there affiliates to teach them how to earn money online without a investment required.

I use many of these platforms to promote certain types of products within my niche sites on my pages and posts, the streams of income become reality when you publish the page or post online. No one should expect immediate results, no matter if there site is a new free site or an owned domain, ranking takes a little while.

Affiliate Marketing Platforms

Some affiliate platforms offer extremely high commissions to there affiliates, even as much as 75% commission on a few platforms. Big commissions from certain affiliate platforms are usually for digital download products and some of them pay you almost immediately due to there no refund policies.

Affiliate Marketing PlatformsWith platforms such as JVZoo or Clickbank affiliates make much higher commissions over platforms like Amazon or Walmart. Digital product offers may include PDF files, video products, audio products, digital programs and image files. Affiliates can make a nice income from promoting these products on social sites or there own pages and posts.

Platforms like Amazon and Walmart are great to find products to promote on your sites pages and or posts that are designed around a specific niche. This can be done using a free site and there are several platforms that offer free sites but you must be sure there terms and conditions allow you to create a monetized site.

Another great type of product promotion is in the service type of industry as in hotels, car rental agencies, resorts and much more. Platforms such as Rakuten, Share A Sale, Offervault or Commision Junction provide affiliates a way to promote services from some very well-known businesses out there today.

Affiliate Application Rejection

There is also another type of affiliate program that you earn an income online from that is 100% free to create an account and get started today. That program is Google Adsense, you can add your Adsense links to pages and posts or advertise them in other locations that allow Adsense, the pay is small, but it does add up.

Affiliate Application RejectionLike any other programs out there, these programs all have pro’s and con’s that can leave you feeling unhappy with rejection. The platforms can reject your application, talk about unhappy, but worse than that, the merchants can also turn you down and often do reject some affiliates for not meeting there criteria.

Reasons for rejection can be not enough traffic to your site, poor visual appearance, mismatched categories, not allowed in your country, does not accept your method of marketing and several other reasons. Some affiliate programs will also boot you for non-performance after a certain amount of time, Amazon requires 3 sales within 180 days.

This can often cause problems for affiliates trying to get products to promote for there niche sites if they are getting turned down by the vendors or platforms. Obviously you don’t want change your niche, especially when the niche you choose is something you’re very passionate writing about.

Monetize Content On Autopilot

Beginners sometimes get rejected by either platforms or merchants or both, but there are ways around this rejection type. There is another kind of affiliate platform that allows most everyone to join and links you to all the above platforms, it is a unique way that is like nothing I’ve ever seen.

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The platform can automatically link your pages and posts published content with the best affiliate offer after searching from all available offers within there platform. They offer a plugin and a script to add in the HTML of your site that will automatically auto populate every piece of content on your entire site.

This can really save an affiliate marketer a huge amount of time eliminating the need to find affiliate offers and never will you be turned down again. This platform was formerly called Viglink and it still uses that name, but Viglink was recently changed to Svorn//Commerce, although the dot com still remains Viglink and I still use it today.

Imagine writing a great article or blog post and all you need to do is publish the content and let Viglink do the work in monetizing your site with the highest paying offers on autopilot. After Viglink monetizes the content using specific words and linking those words you can go in and edit any links you may not want on the page.

Master Resell Products

Master Resell ProductsAnother great way to make money online is with master resell license rights products, some of these you can get very cheap or free and sell them as your own with whatever price you decide to charge for the product. You can search places like Amazon or EBay for cheap or free master resell rights products that you can promote.

These products can be used as an incentive for list building or as a gift for joining your programs and they cost you next to nothing if not totally free to you. No matter how you decide to market the master resell licensed products you will own them so you keep 100% of the sales by way of e commerce using a payment system like PayPal.

Many times you can get a package deal on buying bulk full master resell licensed products that sell as a temporary fire sale. These are good products to market alongside with any digital products pages and posts that you are promoting for Clickbank or JVZoo on your sites.

Another excellent reason to use master resell licensed products is that they are basically finished products wrapped up in a zip file that you can not only edit with your monetized pay information to resell, but you can also use the products. If you have never looked at this type of product you can do a search on Amazon.

Write And Sell Ebooks

Ebook Writing SoftwareAnother free method of making money online is to write a non-fiction book about a subject your well-informed with that offers tips and valuable information to your readers. You can also write a fiction book about whatever genres you enjoy creating a good story about for your readers to enjoy and you can publish your book as a free book or charge money.

A well written tutorial training or a great 5 book series set that you create you can charge whatever you think is fair to your potential readers. Many writers will offer the first few books of the series for free and then charge for the last book or two on Amazon, you can also give away books in exchange for a good review of your books.

You can create what I like to call a book funnel, the first book is totally free to anyone that wants to download the book and read the first book of a 5 book series. The second book is given away with a free star review of the first book, the same with the third book in the series, but the 4th and 5th books you sell for a few bucks.

This gives you targeted customers that are already vested in 3 of your books, reviews on those first 3 books will make the series popular and you will make sales on the last 2 books. There are many programs that you can use to write an ebook and some are free, but for a professional program click the picture for the #1 Ebook writing software.

PHP Scripts

PHP ScriptsThere is yet again another method to make money online and while it is not totally free, you only pay one time to get the products. This method is by using a completely built monetized php script of entire ready to go sites within many types of categories, like a classified ads site or an auction site, maybe a dating site or a membership site.

The prices for these ready-made scripts are very reasonable and they are built complete with SEO already done and the scripts update from the creator automatically whenever new updates are available. You can use these ready-made sites to advertise all of your offers and allow people to place ads on the classified sites and auction sites for free or you can charge.

This process is to basically copy or upload a script file and set it as your main page and the script will create an entire site complete with many categories and pages for your visitors to use. I am planning on building another script site in the very near future to use for more advertising with my other business sites.

One of the very best in the business of selling completely done scripts is a company called softbizscripts, I am an affiliate partner with the company and I also use the products. These scripts are GOLD and they often have huge discount sales, today the scripts are 70% off the regular price and range in price from $6 to $74 depending on the php scripts.

Free SiteTraffic

Free Site TrafficIn order for you to keep a steady flow of free traffic visiting your pages you have to keep your site optimized, current and ranking with keywords in the search engines. There is also a plethora of free places online to advertise your sites pages and posts, these advertisements will create back links and help drive even more traffic to your site.

I urge you to do your homework on the linking free site where you are placing the free advertisement, make sure they are an authority free site that has a lot of daily traffic. A low quality site that isn’t ranking can actually hurt your site ranking with there back links to your site from the ads you post on there pages.

There are several ways to check this, but usually you can tell just from looking at the free advertisement sites, you will look for how many ads are on the site, the area the site covers as in local, state, national, international and worldwide. Many of the big free classified ad sites offer premium ad upgrades that are very reasonable and gain a good amount of traffic.

There are also article pages, blog posts, RSS feeds, social networking, free directory submissions, business marketing platforms, site rotators, social group pages and many other ways to snag a ton of free traffic. You can also create a free Gravatar account which uses a profile attached to your email address you use to leave a comment, all linked to your sites.

Free Starter Membership

Free Starter MembershipWith Wealthy Affiliate you get two free sites hosted on the site rubix platform for free, plus you get ten free lessons to get you started. Wealthy Affiliate can also earn you an income from promoting there affiliate program for free, of course the premium membership pays out twice as much, but you can earn for 100% free starter membership.

There is no investment needed to join Wealthy Affiliate and no credit cards are necessary, simply sign up with an email address to get started making money online. Once signed up to Wealthy Affiliate as a free membership you need to set up your account so you can get paid for promoting there program and you’re all set.

After making a few sales you may want to upgrade your account to premium and earn more than double the amount that a free starter membership pays out for income. A premium account also allows you up to set up up to 50 sites all hosted free with a premium membership, 25 sites are the free site rubix platform sites and 25 are your owned domains.

With premium membership at Wealthy Affiliate you will also receive help from the premium community and you have chat to ask questions 24/7. You also receive a lite version of an SEO tool called Jaaxy that works excellent for your immediate needs in promoting your sites within the search engines and you get the complete 5 levels of the OEC certified courses.

Thanks for reading and please comment and share this post.

8 thoughts on “How To Earn Money Online Without A Investment”

  1. Ilaisaane Tuakalau

    Thank you for your article. I am very glad that I came across it. At the moment, I have a niche website, in which I have only an affiliate to Amazon products and most recently Google AdSense. 

    Unfortunately, both are good programs but they have not worked for me. I am now, in search of other affiliate programs that I don’t need to invest in, and ones which will monetize my website.

    Therefore, I was at a loss on what to do next for new affiliate programs, until I read your informative post.

    Viglink as well as PHP, has caught my attention among the other awesome affiliate options that you have so kindly listed, with detail.

    I also like the sound of writing an e-book, which is something I had always thought about but never got around to doing.

    Thank you once again. I feel much better about no longer relying on Google AdSense and Amazon to monetize my sites, now that you have helped me to see better alternatives. The best thing I like about these alternatives is the fact that the majority are free.

    1. Thank you for leaving a comment Ilaisaane,

      As an alternative to Amazon for anyone promoting a niche product Walmart is a great alternative to Amazon. 

      Walmart cookies last 3 days instead of the 24 hrs that Amazon offers and their percentages are pretty comparable to Amazons. Also, Walmart doesn’t give you the boot for every little thing like Amazon does and the Walmart payment threshold is $50. which is not too bad. 

      Anyone that prefers to focus on just writing content non stop without having the hassles of searching products and being approved should really look into Viglink since it will auto populate your content with affiliate links to the highest paying offer it finds, all on auto pilot.

      Google AdSense is great to make extra change from your site, but ideally you want a high converting product that also has a high payout commission, anywhere from 30% to 75% is fantastic. 

      A 5 percent commission on $100. is only $5. which means you have to do $1000. in sales to make $50. 

      With higher commission payouts you can take a product that costs $50. and pays out 50% commission and make 2 sales or $100 in sales to make $50., I would take that over having to make 5% commissions all day long.

      All The Best 


  2. Thank you for all of these amazing ideas for making money online with no investment. Viglink sounds really interesting. I have heard the name before but I was not aware of how it works. It really sounds amazing and so simple and easy to do. I can imagine that only being concerned with writing the content and not having to worry about monetizing it in any way would be a great way to go! 

    I do believe though that if you are new to working online that you find a reputable place to learn how to make money online since there are so many scams out there and while you may not have to invest any money to make money online through programs like Viglink, creating ebooks or affiliate marketing you do need to know how to go about creating your content. 

    1. Thank you for leaving a comment Lynne,

      The time you save using Viglink would allow you to write more content for sure and Viglink can be used on content while you can still add other affiliate platform related banners to a page or a post. 

      I agree, if you are new to affiliate marketing than you should start with a free starter membership to Wealthy Affiliate which is the best place to learn how to do affiliate marketing.

      Some platforms that I mentioned above like JVZoo offer extensive training material and traffic methods to get you started promoting their products. 

      JVZoo is a great place to earn money and learn all for free.

  3. Michael Melnick

    Your post is fabulous, engaging and very worth the read. I got more real information from your article than 10 others I have read. I’m not kidding you! So energized by the clarity of conversation which felt directed to me. Honestly, I picked up at least 6 suggestions which you made. Your suggestions are so crystal clear and spot on that I consider them to be far better written than most I have read. 

    I have Viglink but don’t know how to use it. I would be grateful for some input on that. This article is a roadmap for us to follow. Have you published this to our WA Community as a blog or post? If not I firmly believe you should as it will help those who care to read it. All the very best, Mike

    1. Thank for leaving a great comment Mike,

      Thanks for the kind words and I’m glad you found value in this article, I try to relate my experiences as best I can without sounding like something you might fall asleep reading.

      Probably one of the best things about Viglink that I’ve discovered is the ease of use the platform offers it’s users. Monetizing your site is offered in many ways, you can do it one link at a time, you can use a WP plugin they offer or you can add a small piece of script at the footer of your written content page.

      I use the script because I don’t want every page on my site monetized that way, the plugin will pretty much monetize your entire sites content, using the script gives you that control and no extra plugin needed.

      No this hasn’t been posted to WA, at least not yet, but I may do that at some point in the future.

      All The Best


  4. Hi John,

    Wow! What an excellent article you have written with lots of important information and tips about “How To Earn Money Online Without A Investment”

    First of all thank you very much for this beneficial article. This is a well detailed article and I am a new affiliate member. I don’t have any website yet, very soon I am going to create a website and start my online business.

    But I am so worried about the cost, so I was really fond of this kind of opportunity to learn how to earn money online without a investment.

    I hope these tips will be very much helpful for me in this purpose. I will share this with my friends and relatives so that they can take the benefits from this post.

    1. Thanks for leaving a comment Shakil19,

      Thanks for the great comment and I’ll say that when you plan to build that first site, even if it’s a free site you might want to consider trying out Viglink especially if your just getting started, it works great.

      Viglink is free to sign up to and the benefits can pay you very well and it allows you the time to create more content for your sites.

      Another fantastic free to join platform is JVZoo, it has excellent tools, training and free traffic methods.

      The tips and information I offer here are mostly free and all of them can earn you an income if done correctly. 

      Good luck in your success and thanks for sharing this post to your friends and family.

      All The Best.


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