Tuesday, August 25, 2009

You Can Make Money Online, Without Spending Anything!

You don’t necessarily need to have a website or products to sell, to make money online

The days of yore meant having products to sell or at least a website of your won, in order to make money online. But those days are easily behind us. Today, simply with the help of the things that we know, or even the people that we know, good amount of cash could be made online.

Of course, it is important to sift the wheat from the chaff. Searching online, using terms such as “make money online” or “making money online”, reveals that a lot of the supposed “golden” opportunities are simply words of hype from Internet Marketers. More than anybody else, it seems to be these people who are actually making substantial amounts of money, online.

Having said that, there are legitimate companies out there, giving out real money to real people. Moreover, they do not require any major hard-selling or require you to have your own domain or even your own service. Listed below are some of these companies.

Job Referral Sites

Sites like Bohire, Who Do You Know For Dough, and Zyoin connect prospective employers and employees together. A lot of these employees already have jobs, because of which they are not active on full-fledged job sites such as Monster. The aforementioned sites help in bringing employees and employers together, using the power of networking. As and when you refer such employees, the referral amount you stand to earn for yourself could range from a paltry $50 to many thousands of dollars.

Getting Suppliers and Buyers Together

Not there in the past, now there is a way of tracking referrals on online merchant sites. For every sale that is generated by you, a certain pre-determined referral amount is credited to your account. Sites which specialize in these kind of referrals include uRefer, InnerSell, and Salesconx. Sites like uRefer let merchants to pay even for introductions or meetings that you may have set up for them, and not necessarily for sales.

The written word gets you cash!

Unknown to many, you can actually write your way online to cash, that too, loads of it. Sites like Helium and Associated Content pay you a reasonable amount for just about any topic that you may choose to write on. In case you write on a topic assigned by them, the payout is even higher, sometimes as much as $200. Many blogs are also on the lookout for freelance writers to fill in the content for them. The initial payout may not be much, but with time, the payouts increase.

How about your own blog?

If you are already into writing, why not write for yourself, that too on your own blog? If you think that making your own blog requires you to know complex web designing, think again. Sites like Blogger can set you up in minutes, without knowing any element of web designing. Moreover, they can set up Google AdSense on your blog whereby ads would be displayed on it, and money would be credited to your account whenever people clicked on them. In order to maximize revenues, you could consider adding affiliate links on to your blog from merchants such as Amazon.

Create Resource Hubs

If you are an expert at compiling pertinent information from diverse sources and putting it all together, you could do so on sites such as Google Knol, Squidoo and HubPages which pay you through a combination of revenues from advertising and affiliate fees. The pay-out rate may be lower than if you did it on your own, but the traffic that these sites manage to bring in is much higher, thus squaring things up eventually.

Advertise other’s products

In case you already have an existing web site or blog, you could look towards monetizing it by advertising products or services offered by others. These could be related to the products or services that you have on offer on your own website, yet may not necessarily compete with the same. You could do this by placing textual or graphical content which serves as advertisements, or you could put them up as hyperlinks within your textual content. You could even append links to discussion forums.


You don’t need to be a proficient and professional photographer to have your images sold online. Moreover, do not write off any image that you might have taken – you would never know who in this world would require just the image that you have. Sites that you could look up for this include iStockphoto, ShutterStock, Dreamstime and Fotolia.

Listed above are only representative samples of the possibilities that lie in front of you for making money online, without having a specialized presence there, or having any specific skill sets. If you dig deeper, you will find that there are many more opportunities waiting to be tapped for making money online.

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