Very often I am approached by people and asked ‘is there a way to make money online for free?’ Maybe those asking are short of money and do not have a lot to invest into something, maybe others have money, but would like to build a second income to support their families and homes! Whatever the reasons are here, I want to discuss making money online and if it can be done without paying anything into achieving it.
Are you in a position where you need to make an extra income? Are you short on your financial goals and want to do something about it? If so, then I can steer you in the right direction, but is it all free?
Be On Your Guard
If you ever go onto the internet and look for ways to make money online without any investment, you will be presented with many options.
I will be honest with you here, and say yes, you can make money online without risking any of your hard-earned cash, but whether it is worth it or not will be up to you.
- You can sign up to programs that offer surveys. You will make a few bucks on each survey (sometimes cents when surveys are available) for your efforts.
- You can earn money by browsing the internet. Companies offer different search engines for you to use as opposed to the more popular ones such as Google, Yahoo and Bing for a small gain.
- You can get paid to test websites as some companies want feedback on how to make websites better for their users. Again, you can earn a few bucks each time you test a site (when the sites are available).
- You can become a writer, as companies online are looking for experienced writers to write their websites content.
- You can design websites. Again companies are looking for good designers to build solid well ranking websites across the internet. Here of course, you will need experience.
Look, I will not go through all of the options here as I could be here all day, and I do not want to take you down that road anyways! The point I am making is, yes you can make money online without an investment but your efforts will most likely be in vain!
Simply because, a lot of the services offered require a lot of your time and effort and the monetary gain is not worth the amount of time you invest. Remember, your time is investment too, not only your money!
I always remember when I was starting off, I joined the survey options out there and also other programs that offered me payments to watch commercials. The surveys paid me around $10 per week (while working 50 hours per week) and the latter turned out to be a scam! Worth it? NO!!
Let Me Ask You Something
If you were to come to me, and I offered you the chance to set up a shop (let’s say for example a clothes shop) in your local high street or mall, and I said I would do it for nothing, completely free of charge, what would you think?
I am going to purchase for you all of the products needed and keep them coming, I will pay your start up fees and taxes, I am going to pay all of your rent every month, I will settle all of your bills and I will ask nothing in return. All from the kindness of my dumb old heart!! What would you think really?
Well, in my opinion, and if you were an idiot, I would say you would bite my hand off and ask no questions. Take the deal and stay blind to what is going on behind the scenes!
If you were skeptical, you would say ‘hold on a minute, what is this guys game?‘ And you would be right to do so.
Let me tell you, nobody is going to offer you a way to build a business or make money without taking something in return. Business is business and it is simply how it works.
With the offers I talk about above, would you consider these making money? Me I wouldn’t. Making $10 per week while working hour after hour is a rip off, it is not worth the paper it is written on in my view.
Anything that is worth anything needs investment. Like the famous saying goes, you get what you pay for.
This is one of the ingredients that causes people to fail when trying to find a path to making an income online. They expect too much too soon, and they expect it all for nothing. Unfortunately there are too many sites out there offering false promises and sadly people get taken up on these offers only to get stung days later.
Again, it comes to my shop example above. Even if I was a complete idiot and I offered you your high street business with all expenses paid, would you expect it to make you $10,000 bucks per day immediately? It would not happen. You need to create trust, offer quality and gather a reputation. It is no different on the internet.
Another question I get all too often is, ‘Chris, I have been building my business online now for a week and nothing has happened, why?’ Well you know, you going to need to give it a lot more than that. Time and Effort is the key.
If you desire to build your own income online then you need to keep things in perspective. You will need to take small steps at first, establish your foundations and build up from the bottom. Do not run before you can walk (as the famous saying goes).
Nothing is going to be given to you for free and on a silver platter, it is as simple as that. Building an online business takes commitment on your part and the ability to put things into practice. Taking action on what you are learning is important and once you start to gain momentum you will see things start to move. However, this does not happen overnight.
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Why Do People Fail?
You may find what i am going to say here a little contradictory. In the previous paragraphs I suppose I have given you some home truths. Maybe it hurts? I am sorry if it does, but facts are facts.
People fail on the internet for 2 reasons.
- They look for fast offers that promise lots of money with little (or no) work. These are crap guys and girls, do not fall for them.
- They find a genuine offer that is the way forward to achieving success, but they are impatient and want it all NOW!. Finally, they give up even though they found the path they needed.
However, Building A Business Online Is Possible
The crazy thing is, underneath all of the skepticism on the internet and the false promises you will find, building a business online of your own and creating a full time income is not that hard if you do it correctly. If you forget all the surveys and other quick money making offers out there and do something of your own, then you can build a sustainable and respectable income and you can develop it into a full time operation.
Let’s face it, you are on my website because I have put effort into building it and it provides the information you are looking for. It did not build itself, I built it with training, effort, time and a small investment.
Just to put things into perspective for you, It took me around 1 week to get all my foundations in place. I then developed the content and the images, and over a few months I made it what it is today and got it ranked in Google. It is a business, and people are coming to me every day for advice and i earn my income.
My Advice To You
My advice to you when it comes to making your source of income from the internet, is to think about the following.
- In 6 months from now, would you like to be earning up to $1000 per month (and more) with all of your hard efforts? That means 1 year of training, and a good working practice. If this is your mindset, then you can achieve it. You can even start to make an income before this time frame.
- Would you prefer to be impatient, get hacked off and throw the towel in and carry on with your life as it is now?
Either way is fine, but if you are serious about doing something online, then you need to be focused and you need to be willing to put in the time and effort.
You can make cents for free, but you can make thousands over time with a small investment. I know which one I prefer.
I hope this clears things up for you when it comes to making money online. Thanks for reading, and reach out to me in the comments if you have any questions or thoughts.