21 Ways For Newbies To Make Money Online Free

If you’re new to making money online, the idea can seem daunting at first. It’s sometimes hard to decide where to start. The reality is that it doesn’t matter where you start, it just matters that you start.

Choose one or more of the methods of make money online I’ll discuss here and see what works for you. You will see that once you invest your time to make that first dollar the rest will come more quickly.

Here are some of my favorite ways to make money online for newbies.

1. Make Money Online Surveys

You can earn cash online just by giving your opinion about services and sometimes completing offers. You do not need to invest any money before getting paid from doing surveys. Below are 9 survey sites anyone can join to start earning.

1. Opinion Outpost
2. Survey Spot
3. Dollar Surveys
4. Toluna
5. My Survey
6. Survey Scout
7. One Opinion
8. Permission Research
9. Global Test Market

Got any more survey sites you’ve had success with? Let me know in the comments below.

2. Get Paid to Answer Questions

Did you know you can earn money online simply by answering questions? Yes, some sites pay you to give your professional advice. Everyone is an expert about something. Here is a list of sites that pay you for giving your opinion.

1. Askable
2. Just Answer
3. Help Owl

Many sites that pay you to answer questions have recently shut down. If you know of any new ones that pay, be sure to leave a comment below.

3. Make Money Online Freelancing

What can you offer? Do you have any skill that can benefit someone? Then it’s time to become a freelancer and get paid for your services.

Everyone have something that other people might need, if you can write a quality article quickly, you can offer that as a service and get paid. If you know how to design websites, you can also offer this as a service. If you know how to design logos, you can make money from it. T

here is a huge market for people who can offer their services online. Below is the list of trusted freelancing websites.

1. Fiverr
2. Upwork
3. Amazon Mechanical Turk
4. Airtasker
5. Freelancer
6. Guru

4. Customer Service:

Many companies are looking to hire people for customer service. All you would need is an Internet connection and landline to do the services and start earn passive income from the comfort of your home. Here are some online customer services companies that you can join:

  1. LiveOps
  2. Alpine Access
  3. Working Solutions

5. Get paid Writing Reviews Online:

Do you have a blog and you are getting traffic to it? Then it is time to monetize it by writing reviews. You can actually make money by writing review in your blog and get paid, the price ranges from $10 to $500 depending on some factors (ex. Your traffic stat, alexa rank, Page Authority, Domain Authority, Google Page Rank etc), all this play a major role in determining your site earning. The top sites that pay you to blog are:

1. Blogitive (closed or moved)
2. Buy Blog Reviews
3. In Blog Ads

4. Review Me
5. Smorty (closed or moved)
6. Linkworth
7. Opinion Outpost

8. Blogger Wave (closed or moved)
9. Blogging Ads (closed or moved)
10. Blogsvertise
11. Shared Reviews

12. Sponsored Reviews
13. PayU2Blog
14. Blog to Profit (closed or moved)
15. Dooyoo
16. Review Stream
17. Social Spart
18. Pay Per Post
19. Expo TV
20. Software Judge

6. Get paid writing article for revenue sharing sites:

When I started blogging,, I joined a lot of websites that pay for writing articles and best of all, it is a revenue sharing, that means, my articles will continue to bring in money every month for a very long period of time. In the month September, I received $69 from squidoo.com for articles I wrote some years ago! Talk of passive income online? The trusted revenue sharing sites as of 2013 are:

1. Inforbarrel
2. RateItAll
3. Mixx
4. Jevitt
5. SheToldMe
6. BestReviewer
7. TipDrop
8. Seekyt
9. Bukisha
10. SquidStop
11. Xomba
12. Hubpages
13. Squidoo
14. Snipsly
15. Flixya

7. Social Networks:

Some lists of social networks that will pay you for distributing their service.

1. My Likes
2. Mag Pie
3. Ximmy
4. FriendSwin
5. Budiz
6. Flixya
7. MyViewin
8. Sponsored Tweets

8. Sell Your Products: You can make extra money also by selling your own products that you’re currently not using. The great thing about online is you can sell pretty much anything. When selling your products I can compose a list of sites.

1. Craigslist
2. Amazon
3. eBay
4. Sell
5. BackPage
6. StopIt
7. Gazelle
8. Oodle
9. Zazzle
10. Etsy

9. Sell Your Images:

Are you a photographer? Then you can sell your photos online and make some extra cash. Below are some sites that pay you to upload your photos.

1. SnapVillage
2. BigStockPhoto
3. CluterShot
4. ShutterStock
5. Dreamstime
6. DepositPhoto
7. IStockPhoto
8. Futolia
9. StockExpert

10. Affiliate Marketing:

Affiliate marketing is one guarantee way of making money online, if you have built your website, then you need to monetize, and no matter your niche, there is a product to promote. Here are some affiliate sites you can join.

1. Commission Junction
2. Clickbank
3. ShareASale
4. Amazon Associates
5. eBay Partnet Network
6. E-Junkie
7. DigiResults
8. Google Affiliate Network
9. Linkshare

10. Get Paid For Shopping:

Do you shop online? Why not get paid while shopping? There are some sites that will give you cash back anytime you make a purchase. Some sites that offer cash back are:

1. MrRebates
2. Ebates
3. Swagbucks
4. Big Crumbs
5. Upromise
6. OfferMatic
11. Design and Sell Your Own Products:

Time to design your own product and make some spare cash online. List of places you can sell your design are:

1. CafePress
2. E-Shirt
3. ShirtCity
4. Etsy
5. ArtWeb
6. Threadless
7. Unbound
8. Gela Skins
9. Big Cartel
10. SpreadShirt
12. Society6
12. Buy Stocks Online:

Buying stock online is another way you can make money from the internet, here are a few sites that you can join to buy stock online.

1. E*Trade
2. TradeKing
3. ScottTrade
4. ShareBuilder
13. Passive Income With Your Blog:

This is one way I know you can earn passive income online from your blog, these sites pay you for placing their advert on your blog and anytime your visitor click on an advert, you get paid. You can also offer to cut out the middleman and offer direct advertising on your site.

1. Google Adsense
2. Yahoo Publisher Network
3. Bid Vertiser
4. Chitika
5. Clicksor

14. Donation Button:

Do you have a website that attracts a lot of visitors? Then you can kindly ask your readers to donate to you to help keep the blog going.

15. Sell your service on Forum

Do you have a service that you would want to offer? Like article writing, seo and selling your custom made software/bot? There are a lot of internet marketing forums that are hungry to see new services that works. If you can offer what you promise, then your bank will break.

16. Application/Software Testers:

A lot companies pay you for testing their apps before releasing it to the public, your work is to report any bugs found while testing the software. Utest is one of the many companies that pay you for the services and you can also offer this service on freelancing sites.

17. Flip Domains:

You can buy expired domains and then flip them for some cash, but before you can buy them, you need to see if they have been penalized by google.

18. Make Money With Adsense:

Adsense is another way you can earn money from your blog, I make about $1000+ monthly from my websites using adsense, if you know how to write articles, seo’d on your blog, and then rank for your keywords, you are on your way to build passive income online.

19. Read Emails:

I have not personally done paid to read emails, but this has been on for a long period of time and this shows they are making money from the venture, don’t join any paid to read email sites that promise to pay you $2 – $10 for reading a single email. It is never going to be possible! No advertiser will pay that amount for reading 1 email. If you go through such site, and you browse through the Advertisers area, you will see them offering the advertisers $0.05 per email read, how then can they pay you $10 for reading the same email?

Most of the trusted paid to read email that has been in business for a long time and are paying are:

1. Donkeymails.com
2. Youromail.com
3. Indoxdollars.com
4. MoneyInMail.com
5. GetPaid5Times.com
6. EmailCashPro.com

Note: you will not earn a lot of money reading emails, but every cents adds up faster than you think.

20. Paid Forums

Get paid posting on forums, back then, I always make money from paid to post forums, but liberty reserve has been short down, so I don’t do forum posting again, but am sure users can still use it to make some quick cash online, most of them will be paying with payza, perfect money and solidtrustpay. If you are looking for forums that you through paypal for posting, then postloop is for you. You can easily make more than $5 daily with postloop.

How would you like to make money online in 2015? And you will not invest a single dime! I recently published about 5 ways to earn money online and here am going to focus on stuffs that require little to no investment.

Top 10 Ways To Make Money Online in 2015

 1. Online Paid Survey

If you are a student or you want to work online part time, you can make easy money by taking online survey, there are lots of websites that pay you for your opinion.

but I have been using one – cashcrate – which has never stopped paying me for months now.

Although I don’t take any more surveys, but I still get paid for referrals, another way to make more bucks from online survey is to invite your friends from twitter, facebook and other social platform to join cashcrate.

2. Get Paid for searching the web

How many times do you use search engines like google.com, yahoo.com, bing.com per day? And I guess you landed on this post by searching for ways to earn online in 2015? Why not get paid to search?

Qmee.com is one of the only trusted and reliable website that pay you to search the web, what more? You can cash out your earning anytime. Although this will not make you rich, but every pence count!

3. Get Paid To sites

This is similar to online survey, Get Paid To Sites, GPT sites reward you in cash for completing various offers or activities online.

There are lots of GPT sites, but this ones are the best and yes, they pay. Remember, we have a lot of scam websites that waste your time and at the end of the day, you will not get paid.

List of paying GPT Sites.

  • www.swagbucks.com
  • https://uk.toluna.com
  • http://www.inboxpounds.co.uk/

4. Freelance work

Do you enjoy writing articles? or doing graphic designs? Whatever it is you love doing, you can offer this as a service at freelancing websites. And the best part is that you can work from the comfort of your home!

  • https://www.elance.com
  • www.odesk.com

5. Creating YouTube videos

Are you creative? Can you create youtube videos? If so, then you are on a journey to earning passive income online! There are ways to make money with youtube videos. One of the popular method is to become partnership with youtube.

You can also create youtube videos and use it to review products with your affiliate links in the descriptions.

6. Affiliate Marketing

This is my forte 🙂 If you are looking to make passive income online, then affiliate marketing is the way to go, unlike the above methods, you will need to invest a little to get started.

The good part is that you can also start with free platform like blogger.com, weebly.com blog.com, wordpress.com.

You chose a topic you are interested in, or you have research on, then start reviewing products! Insert your affiliate links and make money anytime someone buy through your link.

We have a lot of websites that accept affiliates, but I only make use of amazon and clickbank. It is free to join. You can read more about my niche sites projects here.

7. Sell Gigs on Fiverr

Fiverr is now the largest market in the world that allow people to sell small services known as gigs. You can offer anything for sell on fiverr. from writing articles to creating videos, from playing pranks to social media posting. In fact, anything sell on fiverr!

We have a lot people making bank with fiverr, and it is free to join.

8. Get cashback when shopping

There are lot of cashback sites that pay you commission for shopping through their links, and guess what, if you are a student, you don’t only make money online with this, but also a way of saving! Quidco.com Quidco is one of the most popular sites for getting paid to shop online.

9. Start your own website

Serious, if you want to make money online in 2015, then I will advice you to start your website today, although if you don’t have any money to invest in domain and hosting, you can try the above methods of earning online and when you have save some of the cash, you can start blogging like a pro.

You can monetize your website with amazon, clickbank, adsense and offer your service as well.

If you are in a popular niche and you  are ranking for your keywords, you can sell ads space on your site. buysellads.com helps websites owners to earn money from their websites.

10. Take Action

If you are the type that reads and never take action, then you might not make a single dime online in 2015! This might look strange to you, but trust me, when you are start doing it, you will get used to it and before you know it, you  are a PRO already.

But Take Action Starting Today!

You must have come across a number of emails or websites that say, “Make Thousands by Working Part Time from Home” or “Click Here to Learn the Tricks of Making Quick Money off the Internet” while browsing.

As interesting as they might sound, we do not mean to disappoint you when we write this piece. Most of these seemingly attractive and potential opportunities are attempts to dupe you into spending some of your hard earned cash. The only people, who make money out of such gigs, are the ones who create them.

Here comes the good news though! There are a couple of interesting and legitimate ways to make money online; all you need is a working computer with a decent internet connection and the will to go an extra mile to make profits.

If you have come this far, it means you are genuinely interested and have what it takes to travel the distance – where most people falter. Out of the top five genuine methods to make money online that we will be sharing today, the most popular method is Blogging. Here are some of our insights –

  • Blogging –

    Starting your own blog is a way of sharing your experiences with others. If you are sincere in your efforts, you are bound to create a strong bond with your readers, simultaneously pocketing a cool $20 – $100 per day.

There are free blogging platforms like Blogger, WordPress and Tumblr, etc, that help you setup your own blog, in a matter of minutes.

If you are good at writing articles, then you can become Yahoo Contributor and get paid for all the article you write.

If you are looking for something, a little more precise, you could opt for HubPages, which pays you for blogging on the topic of your choice.

If creative writing is not your thing, video blogging is also gaining prominence. The best part about which is, you do not need expensive equipment to get started.

  • Go freelance –

    Got talent? Share it with the world, which comes for a fee of course! Freelancing gives you the ability, to work on your talents or hobbies, while opening up some new and exciting avenues for income.

Freelancing these days, mostly revolve around graphic designing, creative writing, marketing and SEO, etc. Although, there are numerous other fields that might interest you.

Websites such as Guru, Elance, Freelancer, FreelanceSwitch, etc are great for beginners to start looking for opportunities to sell their gigs. Some of these websites require you to fill up your details while asking for your hourly rates. Payment usually depends upon the type of work you sign up for and might range from a few dollars to a couple hundred, depending upon the project at hand.

  • Make Money off Selling Photos –

    Are you a photographer by passion? Do you have your own assortment of unique photographs that might interest the world? Websites such as FineArtAmerica and Imagekind might take an interest in what you have to offer.

You might also want to check out Shutterstock and iStockPhoto as these websites sell High Definition photos to publishers and advertisers. Even though payments might vary, but you can expect to earn up to 60% of the total sales amount.

  • Provide Online Tuitions –

    Are you an expert in your academic field? Do you have a knack for teaching and spreading knowledge? If your answer is ‘Yes’! Then this option might be the best opt-in for you. You might find a job that fits your niche, on websites like OkTutor, Smarthinking and Tutor.com, etc.

Economics, math and science tutors are mostly in demand, and you might also check out VerbalPlanet if you are bilingual, as this website connects students, interested in learning different languages, from around the globe.

  • Ever Considered Answering Questions, for Cash?

    Websites such as ChaCha, JustAnswer and KGBanswers, pays users for every useful answer that they post. While most Questions need in-depth perspective of the subject, Google can help you with most others. You can expect earnings to be between a few cents and $10 – $50, depending on the Questions you answer.

IMPORTANT –Now that you have the necessary knowledge of “How To” make money online; remember that odd jobs are the best source of making a quick buck. The internet is the most powerful tool at your disposal, and you need to make a strong first impression, in order to survive in this highly competitive market. Good luck and spread the message!

9 Comments on “21 Ways For Newbies To Make Money Online Free”

  1. Hi,
    A great article here, very rich in the methods variety.
    It may cost you additional hours but I think it can be better if you can add links to each method you are referring to.


  2. Great list you have here Frank. I thought I would let you know that Blogitive, Smorty, BloggerWave, Blogging Ads & Blog to Profit closed years ago or have moved into new directions. 🙂

  3. Thanks for sharing a great list of money making tips. You have cover almost all possible method of earning money online.

  4. Thanks for this! I’ve been looking for ways to add a little bit to my income, and this article gave me several good ideas to try!

  5. Bubblews is a cross between a content writing and social media site. It pays people $.01 for every view and like they get for their content. I did not notice it listed on any of the lists above. Some people have complained about not getting paid, but I’ve had no problems.

  6. I have tried those “read emails and get paid” websites and they are just a bunch of scams as far as i am concerned. They just want to push surveys and offers where you have to buy products from the many different companies pushing their products. A huge waste of time for those of us who do not want to buy this and buy that just to get paid a measly few cents!!!

    1. You are right, the best way to make money online is to build a business. And one way to do that is starting your own website.

  7. This is some of the most original making money information I have read. Seems like everyone is pushing affiliate marketing. I did try the survey route but never made any money doing it. Thanks for the great information.

  8. Just wanted to say thank you for putting together such a comprehensive list of online money making strategies. … this is the best one I’ve come across and I’ve read thousands over the last couple of years! A couple of newer things you may want to add under “sell your own things” would be Listia and searching under Facebook groups by entering the name of your county and swap shop (ex:Duplin county swap shop) and ask to join the group and sell to all local people?? Also as I read through the comments I noticed you mentioned a couple of years ago that you were going to add links after each site you mentioned but it doesn’t show up with any links on my mobile browser! 🙁 One last suggestion would be to add ads that you get paid for to this post! Also I wanted to ask one quick question…. what would you say is the best/easiest site to use to start a blog to eventually use to make money with, when you have absolutely no blogging or web design experience? Thanks in advance for all of your knowledge, advice, and expertise. … keep up the great work! 🙂

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