Research: How To Make Money Online Without Paying Anything

Research: How To Make Money Online Without Paying Anything

Are you interested in learning how to make money online without paying anything?
You are not alone…
One of my readers recently sent me a message asking if there are ways Nigerians can make money online without investment.

I provided answers to her via email and decided to share with my other readers who might be interested in building multiples streams of online income without having to spend a dime.

As a matter of fact, there are tons of online money making opportunities on the internet Nigerians can benefit from. However, some of them require investments.

This can pose a huge challenge for anyone who’s cash strapped or facing financial difficulties but still want to make money online.

Not anymore…

I will show you how to take advantage of several easy ways to earn on the internet for free.

But, like I’ve always said, before you think of venturing into any online business, you need to own a smartphone, computer and a good internet connection.

Without all that you can’t work online.

Data plans in Nigeria are not free; however, it’s safe to admit they’ve been quite cheap in recent times, so that shouldn’t be much of an issue.

What I mean by you not having to spend anything is that you won’t need to pay anyone a dime to make money using the ideas I’ll share with you.

Here are the ways you can make money online without paying anything:

1. AdSense for hosted contents

Google AdSense is the world’s biggest and most popular contextual advertisement company, and is one of the many smart ways people make money online without paying anything.

To get an AdSense for hosted content account approved, you need to own a property in one of the three largest Google-owned platforms, which are:

1. YouTube

YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine after Google search. Virtually everyone in the world know YouTube. People who don’t are probably living in caves.

Before I understood a lot about YouTube, I always wondered why people would pass on their professional knowledge for free.

Imagine professional caterers uploading free videos to teach you how to make some of the best recipes from around the world.

Although you watch those videos for free, the owners of those videos monetize them with Google AdSense.

YouTube is a completely free to use platform. You too can upload videos to teach the world what you know and get paid for doing so.

2. Blogger

Blogger is owned by Google, which also happens to own AdSense. It is one of the oldest blogging software in the world.

You can create a blog for free using Blogger and monetize that blog using Google AdSense or any other means possible.

If you’ve been following Linda Ikeji, Nigeria’s most popular gossip blogger, then you’d know she also got her blogging career up and running for free using Blogger.

3. PlayStore

PlayStore is the official marketplace of all android phones and is also owned by Google. You can upload your app for free and through that app get Google AdSense (AdMob) approval.

If you know how to create mobile apps, then it is another huge opportunity to make money for free online.

Creation of mobile apps is not difficult. You can learn app development for free using several free YouTube videos.

You see, I told you…

…you can learn almost everything for free online.

2. Freelancing

A freelancer earning and making a living Freelancing is another option for anyone looking to make money online without paying anything.

A freelancer or freelance worker is someone who offers his services on freelance sites and is contracted to clients for short-term jobs.

I shared a list website where you can get home based jobs in Nigeria. All of the websites I shared require zero payments. You can begin selling the minute after you create a freelance account.

Popular among them are:

Services you can render on freelance sites can range from professional to non-professional services.

1. Freelance writing

If you’re a skilled writer, you can offer your services on those freelance platforms I listed above or other websites like iWriter created specifically for writers

On freelance writing platforms, you can become a ghostwriter, resume writer, creative writer, blog post writer, or offer any form of writing jobs you feel you’re capable of handling.

2. Freelance graphic design

This is another service you can render as a freelancer on freelance platforms. There are several freelance graphic design sites on the web you can sign up with for free and get graphic design jobs.

As a graphic designer, you can get jobs in design related categories like Logo design, Greeting card design, etc.

3. Freelance Typing

Offering typing services on freelance sites is another way to make money off freelancing without investing a dime.

The most popular typing services I know of is Transcription. You can easily offer that service in return for money.

There are several other services you can render on freelance platforms. I recommend you visit each of those websites to browse through the list of services available and know the ones you can render.

3. Taking Paid Surveys

A paid survey website allow you to take survey on the regular consumer products you use in exchange for paying you certain commissions.

Paid survey companies are quite new and there are only a handful of them in Nigeria. However, over the years, they’ve continued to experience massive growth.

Most survey sites are free to join. In other words, you don’t have to pay anything to begin to take surveys on those sites for money.

Popular survey sites available in Nigeria are:

Opinion World

There are several international survey companies you can register with. However, most of them only payout with PayPal, which currently doesn’t support funds reception in Nigeria.

If you visit a survey site that asks you to pay to take surveys, then it’s very likely to be a scam survey site.

Whatever you do, just make sure you don’t join any survey site without carrying out proper research on it first.

Also, make sure you join as many survey sites as possible. This will increase your chances of making more from taking surveys online.

4. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a multi-billion dollar industry that keeps growing every single year.

An affiliate marketer is a person who promotes or markets affiliate products in exchange for receiving commission for sales made or leads generated.

Affiliate marketing can be started without investment. I’ve seen affiliate marketers who use the BlogSpot platform to promote their affiliate products.

After joining any affiliate program, it is left for you to decide how you wish to promote your products, provided it doesn’t go against the terms of the affiliate company.

CPA marketing is one of the most common ways affiliate marketers make money online.

You can perform CPA marketing using a Facebook page, YouTube or any other platform that can help you connect with an audience for free.

Affiliate marketing can also be done verbally. Just like the marketing department of a bank, where marketers get paid commissions for people who create bank accounts through them.

For instance, if you have a Payoneer account, you automatically become an affiliate if you decide to refer other users to register with Payoneer.

Payoneer pays both the referee and referrer a commission of $25 for every successful referral that receives payment to the tone of $1000.

Not just Payoneer, several other online companies have a referral or affiliate program.

I must admit, though. Affiliate marketing requires a lot of time to master.

Taking courses from reputable institutions and investing money increases your chances of earning quickly.

5. Teach online courses

For you to be able to teach online courses, then you must be skilled at something and be able to communicate your knowledge in the form of an eBook or video lesson, etc.

If you wanted to get this done on your personal website, then you have to spend money build that site.

Since you’re interested in making money online without spending anything, I recommend you start your online course tutorship on already established platforms.

Online course platforms allow you to list your course for free in exchange for getting small commissions from whatever sales your courses generate.

The most popular online course platforms are:, etc.

There are tons of other websites you can offer and monetize your courses for free.

Final words

Whichever among the ideas you decide to build upon, just make sure you learn a lot and do a lot of readings to help you get started.

Making money online is not as easy as it sounds. Even if you’ll not need to invest money to get started with the businesses I shared above, you need to invest your time and effort.

Which of those methods do you wish to apply? I look forward to hearing your views

Research Made by: Idris Adam Al-ilory

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