The one thing I am always asked when it comes to my work is if you can really make money online easy and free? The problem is there really is no right or wrong answer here. While I personally know a few people who have been able to make $1,000 their first week online, there are a ton of others I know who have yet to make a single cent.
So, is it truly possible to make money online easy and free?
There are many factors that you need to consider before answering this question. What type of work will the person be doing? Are there any upfront costs needed, are they doing things illegally, and how they are planning to make this money.
From my personal experience, you can make money online for free…for a short amount of time. Remember, “free” doesn’t always mean free, especially in the online business world. There is always going to be some cost that you are going to have to pay to continue working regardless of what you do online.
As for the easy part, nothing about working online is ever easy. If anything, you need to put in twice the amount of work you would normally have to in order to build something that will help sustain you full-time. Through my own personal experience, it is not a rare occurrence for people trying to build a future for themselves online to work 10 to 12 hour days when they first start out. Only after hard work and perseverance will you be able to work the hours you want to work.
Top Ten Ways to Make Money Online Free and Easy
1. Check Out Some Online Reward Sites
Just like with many credit card companies, there are plenty of websites that will reward you with cash rewards and points doing little to no work at all. Some of these sites may include doing surveys, answering polls or playing video games.
Here are a few sites I highly recommend checking out to earn a bit of extra cash online.
Swagbucks-Swagbucks is a website that pays you for doing things you already do on your computer such as playing video games, watching YouTube videos or shopping for the holidays. You earn points as you do these things which can then later be used to redeem for cash and various prizes.
CashCrate-CashCrate is another online site that rewards you by completing surveys, shopping online and taking various surveys. Redeem your earning via Paypal.
If you have a skillset that can be used in the online universe, then freelance work may be the easiest route for you to take. Keep in mind that freelancing does require you to work, but as long as you have the necessary skills, this should be easy work.
Here are a few websites that I personally recommend for freelancing, as I have personally used them myself to make a full-time living online alongside my online business.
UpWork-this is perhaps one of the largest freelance marketplace where you can find a large section of jobs available such as writing, website development and even graphic design. It is free to sign up and once your profile is approved, you can begin finding jobs within minutes.
Freelancer-this is another website I personally use to find a decent amount of work available. It is not as popular as UpWork, but you still are able to earn a good chunk of change from it every month.
Guru-this is another popular freelancing website that is growing in popularity, so you want to make sure that you grab a spot on the website while you can! However, keep in mind that in order to start working, you may have to invest in a membership fee. While the fee itself may be problamatic for some, you are more likely to find higher paying jobs on this site than any other freelancing website that you may use.
While this may not be a way to make money that is very lucrative, it is both free and easy to do. However, keep in mind that taking surveys over and over again can be repetitive so you may burn out fairly quickly.
The best sites to take online surveys include:
Opinion Outpost-this website conducts various surveys for the government, public companies and local businesses. You can expect to get anywhere between 5 to 10 surveys a month so you can earn a nice check from them every couple of months.
Inbox Dollars-This website may first be known for its various trial offers, but they are also well known for the surveys they offer. You can take up to 4 surveys a day so this should be easy to squeeze in while you are watching TV.
Survey Junkie-this is perhaps one of the most popular survey sites out there. Unlike the other sites, Survey Junkie rewards you with points for every survey that you take which can then be redeemed for cash. You can even choose to redeem your points in the form of giftcards.
4. Complete Micro Jobs
Micro jobs have been popping up all over the Internet as of late and it is no secret why.
If there is any way that is easy to make money online, it is this way. While it is similar to freelancing, these types of websites allows its users to post “gigs” where they list certain tasks they are willing to do for a certain price.
Some of the most popular microjobs sites include:
Fiverr-this is perhaps the single most popular microjob site online today. On this site you will find a variety of jobs all starting at $5. You will find categories ranging from funny, bizarre, advertising, Writing or Technology.
While many people would be reluctant to do this, creating your own blog is a great way to earn money online freely.
The best part about starting up your own blog is that you can do it for free using WordPress. Then all you have to do is blog about whatever you want. After some time you can monetize your blog with ads once you have gained an audience and earn a nice monthly income from it along the way.
Some of the best platforms to use to create your own blog include:
WordPress-this is arguably the most popular and best free blogging building platform online today. You can choose from thousands of free templates for your blog and have it up and running in just a few short clicks.
Tumblr-this is a great option for millennials, especially if they want to reach a large audience. Share your favorite things and soon grown an audience that will follow everything that you post.
You don’t have to be a professional photographer in order to sell your photos online.
As long as you take photos that are clear and pretty decent, you can submit them to sites and have people buy them and the rights to use them on their websites.
Some of the best websites to use include:
Shutterstock-this is a popular photo sharing site that I personally use for this very website! Every time one of your photos is purchased and downloaded, you are paid .25 per photo. The more photos you have, the more money you can earn.
DreamsTime-this photo sharing platform allows you to earn between 50% to 80% on each photo that is sold.
iStockPhoto-with this photo sharing platform you can earn 20% of the price for your photos, as long as they are between $1 to $20.
This is exactly what it sounds like: you can join websites where you can earn money just by clicking on things such as ads for a website.
However, you need to keep in mind that the only way you are going to make any decent money on these websites is not only to sign up for a lot of them, but also to refer hundreds of people in the process.
The only PTC sites that I recommend include:
Clixsense-this is a highly-trusted PTC site that offers the chance for you to earn both cash and various prizes for working only a few minutes a day.
Neobux-this PTC site is known for it world-class referral program. The more referrals you have, the more money you can earn.
By far my favorite item on this list as a way to make money online easy and free is this one.
While yes, there are plenty of people out there that swear you need to pay in order to become an affiliate marketer, this is not true. Of course, there are going to be fees associated with marketing such as the price of the product, but those are taken out when you earn your commission so you pay nothing out of pocket.
A few of my personal favorite affiliate marketing websites include:
Amazon-a highly popular affiliate program that allows you to earn a certain percentage of every sale that you make through your affiliate link.
Clickbank-while this website gets a lot of bad rap for selling “scam products,” when in fact most of the products on the site aren’t that bad. In fact there are a variety of digital products that you can promote such as eBooks to make a decent profit.
eBay-just like with Amazon, eBay allows you to earn a percentage of each sale made through your affiliate link.
9. Review Music
If you are an avid fan of music, then you can make money reviewing music and critiquing it for those that make it. You can do this all for cash. While it may take some time for you to build up a reputation, you can earn a little spending money at the end of every month, as long as your critiques are helpful and insightful.
The best site to use to review music for cash is SliceThePie.
With Slice The Pie, if you have a real knack for offering quality and detailed reviews on music, then you can earn a bit of cash for your opinion in the process. However, you need to keep in mind that pay ranges from $.03 to $.15 per review. While this may not make you rich overnight, it can help you build some extra spending money over time.
Another great way to make money easy and free is to play video games. I have written a long post on how to make money online playing video games, but in general you can start streaming for free from any next gen console or your PC on a website called Twitch.tv.
While it may not make you money immediately, after you grow your audience, you can begin asking for donations and get paid as you stream. If you start a YouTube channel and consistently add some of your streams to your channel, this can also turn into some free income for you as well.
Whoa, that was a long post!
Hopefully by the end of this post you have found plenty of ways to make money online easy and free. However, keep in mind that while some of the work listed in this post is easy to do, it by no means will help you to make a full-time living online. It can help you make a few hundred bucks a year so you will need to have something in place that will help you to pay your bills.
I wish you the best of luck!
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