March 9, 2011

23 Ways to Make Money Online Without Spending a Penny!

When we talk about making money online most people automatically think about all the money they’ve wasted on products and services promising to get them instant results overnight. You know the ones I’m talking about, the get rich quick crap.

Unfortunately it’s those kinds of bait and switch bullsh&t methods that have in some way given the subject of ‘making money online’ a spammy or conning name.

If you’re not already aware, I for one am not a fan of marketing or promoting those kinds of products, I have been a little sceptical in the past and may have dabbled with the idea a little but I will never promote such products.

All I know is that I would hate to be in the shoes of the poor clueless sole looking to make some extra money online and being rigged into believing that he or she has to actually part with money to make money in the first place, don’t believe it and don’t waste your time and above all your money.

Ok now that’s out of the way let’s take a look at a positive 23 ways in which you can make money online properly without spending a penny, well almost .

1. Blogging

Start your own blog or website, market, promote and talk about the things you’re passionate about before using it to make money online. Why? Because getting traffic to your blog or website is the ultimate key to making money on the internet in most cases.

2. Buy & Sell Advertising Space

To make money online through selling advertising you need a website or a blog with lots of targeted traffic to it. With plenty of traffic you can sell advertising space using sites like

3. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is marketing and promoting useful products and services such as web services, web design templates, online tools etc (Not money making schemes). There are also many good affiliate programmes you can join i.e. eBay and Amazon.

4. Sponsored Tweets

This is another form of selling a small advertising mention using Twitter. A sponsored Tweet is simply a mention of someone’s business, website, blog or services using your Twitter account in a form of a Tweet for a nominal fee. If you want to buy a sponsored tweet from us here at Magnet4Marketing click here.

5. Facebook Wall Announcements

You can also make money online by selling a mention on Facebook using your wall space either on your personal profile or business page. Be careful not to spam too many users with affiliate related links on Facebook as this will just make you look like a spammer and I don’t think Facebook will be to pleased with it either, but promoting links to websites, blog posts, products or services are of course ok and less risky.

6. Sell your own Products

You can sell your own products pretty much anywhere online these days, ideally you want to sell on your own website or blog and then promote those products using marketing methods such as email marketing, social media and bookmarking, advertising, article marketing etc.

7. Sell on eBay

eBay is still the number one place for selling anything and everything within reasons of course. You can make an immense amount of money online with eBay, when I first started out on my online art venture I was doing almost $4,000 a month just selling art on eBay.

8. Write an eBook and Sell it!

If you have some great ideas, tips or tutorials you want to share then why not put it all in an eBook and sell it on your website. Again you’ll need to place together a strategic marketing and promoting plan as well as get as much traffic to your site or eBook landing page as possible to succeed with it, but it’s possible.

As well as selling your own eBook you can also offer eBook writing services to make some extra money online.

9. Web Services

If you’re good at something that people will benefit from such as web design, email marketing, advertising then why not sell those services online. Use sites such as Fiverr to promote and sell your ideas, suggestions and services.

10. Content / Freelance Writing

There are tonnes of online companies and webmasters out there in search for good content writers, article marketers and freelance writers. You can even sell your own content on sites such as Constant Content, might be worth a check into.

11. Sell on Fiverr

Fiverr is an exciting and relatively new way to make money online, by selling quite literally anything and everything you want from your old bike to 1,000 Facebook fan page invites for $5.

12. Buy & Sell Websites

If you’re good at recognising potential in certain websites or niches then buy them, market and promote them and sell them on sites like eBay or more appropriately

13. Google Adsense

Google Adsense is a third party contextual advertising revenue network allowing you to place relevant ads on your website or blog. Adsense is one of the most widely used methods of making money on the internet.

To be successful with Google Adsense you definitely need to be generating lots of targeted traffic to your blog or website as well as implementing ad positioning and the relevancy of your ads.

14. Sell Photos Online

One of the biggest successes on the internet is the diversity of images being made available online. If you’re a bit of a photographer yourself then why not consider trying to sell some of your photos on sites such as iStock or PhotoBucket.

15. Take Part in Online Surveys

This quite a tedious in fact it’s probably one of the most boring of ways to make money online, but every penny counts. Register with sites such as PeopleString and SurveyHead to start.

16. Become a Freelance Webmaster

Many small businesses wouldn’t know where to start in setting themselves online with a website, so why not give them a lending hand and make a bit of extra money from it too. It could be something so simple such as domain name registration, finding a webhost, updating pages, link building etc.

17. SEO

Another good way of making money on the internet is by helping small businesses with their SEO requirements. Off course it does help greatly if you have a good knowledge of SEO in a wide variety of forms.

18. Online Business Marketer

There are many small businesses that don’t have the time to spend in marketing and promoting their business online. If you’re a keen internet marketer with some good background and knowledge on this subject then you can make money online by offering your services to those small businesses.

19. Buy & Resell Domain Names

You’ll obviously need some capital behind you for this however buying and reselling domain names is a great way of making money on the internet. You’ll need a good eye for recognising potential in certain domain names and a good knowledge knowing what keywords have the highest value in a domain name.

20. Start your own Online Business Directory

This is a great way to make some serious money online and if you’re handy at web designing and marketing and generally being able to drive traffic to a website then that’s a damn fine start already. It’s a time consuming task trust me I own one, but worth the investment.

21. Build and Sell a Blog

Blogs are very popular these days, and if you can build, market and promote a blog complete with a high page rank, RSS readers, Google Adsense ready, Facebook Fan Page and Twitter followers and an impressive Alexa traffic rank, you can potentially make thousands or even 10’s of thousands of dollars flipping them on

22. Sell your Graphic Designs

If you’re a wiz at internet graphic design or have experience with Photoshop, how about creating stunning graphic elements and flogging them online. eBay would be a great place to start.

23. Offer a Logo Design Service

Online companies love corporate looks and again using Photoshop you can provide a logo design service and make some cool money from it too.

Well that’s all the money making ideas, suggestions and tips I have for you today, enjoy.

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About Fabrizio Van Marciano

Fabrizio Van Marciano is a successful artist and blogger working from his home in North Cornwall, UK. His insight into online business marketing, web design and self-promotion has lead him to become one of the UK's biggest selling modern contemporary artists with over 3,000 original canvas paintings sold worldwide. Fabrizio now shares his tips, advice and tutorials on all aspects of internet business marketing, blogging tips, WordPress, internet tech reviews and much more. You can follow Fabrizio on Twitter & Facebook.


  1. Swamykant says:

    Big and awesome Post. thanks for sharing the tips.
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