The world is a changing place, with people losing their jobs, the economy crashing and people shielding and afraid of going out. Although there is one thing that remains the same in order to live, pay our bills, buy food and clothes, and even socialize you still need MONEY!
In this article, I am going to run through some simple ways on how to make money online fast and free. These companies/websites will give you the opportunity to earn anything from a few bucks a month to a full-time income.
The choice will be yours as to which income stream you try, all I can guarantee is these are all legit ways to earn online as I have tried all of them myself.
Before I dive in, some words of warning…
Staying Safe and not Getting Scammed
There are many legitimate ways to earn money online and I will show you some shortly, but first I wanted to warn you to take care when looking for ways to earn money. There are many scams out there also, that will promise you quick money for no effort. Although these are made to sound legit they often result in people wasting time and in many cases losing money.
To help you spot scams I put together an article all about the different red flags to look out for. You can read more on this by visiting my what is a scam post.
1. Get Paid For Sharing Photos
Most of us these days own a mobile phone which has a built-in camera. Because of this, it makes it super simple to take photos, if you are like me I am always taking photos or our dogs, the family, nature, and the sea.
Let’s face it you probably then share these images on your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts…
Well, did you know you can actually earn money by doing this, that’s right just by your friends and family viewing the photos you get paid?
How mad is that!
The site you can use to make this happen is called Click A Snap which is the world’s largest image sharing site.
To learn more about how it works watch the video below.
2. Reading Books Out Loud
This one I haven’t done myself, reading is not bag, having dyslexia certainly doesn’t help matters. But, you may be a prolific reader in which case this could fit the bill perfectly.
And you can earn some good money by doing this.
This is how it works, writers these days want to benefit from all angles when it comes to sales, plus people these days would rather listen to books than read them…
Our busy lives suit this mode of consuming information. That said most authors do not want to read their own books so thy use a website such as ACX.com and hire people to read the books for the audio version.
Learn more in the video
3. Surf To Earn Bitcoin
Cryptocurrencies are huge right now and probably the best-known currency is Bitcoin. Before you get too excited about the opportunity I am going to show you deals in mBTC which is one-thousandth of a bitcoin.
That said still worth having and if you can earn it while doing nothing it’s got to be worth setting up.
How it works is that you grab a free account at BTC Clicks and then surf ads every day, each ad surfed will give you mbtc. Once you reach the withdrawal limit you can then move to your bitcoin wallet (which is free also) from there you can invest and use to purchase items from companies that allow Bitcoin.
I have been growing my Bitcoin this way over the last few months… It’s not mega money but it’s fast and free!
In the following video, I show you how easy it is to earn and withdraw your Bitcoin.
There are many apps that you can download and start using to earn money… There are too many to list in this article but you can see many in the playlist below…
Just click the play button to start watching…
5. Get paid For Your Opinion (Surveys)
These two I am going to group together as most of the websites do both of these ways so it seems pointless repeating myself.
Survey sites are probably the most well-known way to earn cash, or gift cards (if that suits you better) although I prefer good old fashion cash!
There are hundreds of websites within this niche but, beware as there are also many scams. These are normally easy to spot especially if you lookout for the red flags I mentioned in the article about what is a scam.
Follow the link to read these at the top of the article if not already done so.
Heck, I even got scammed you can read all about it in Viral Pay review
Anyway, back to some legit sites where you can take short surveys, download apps, and sometimes even watch videos. By doing these simple tasks you then earn points, once you reach a certain amount of points…
Caa… Ching! You exchange them for either gift cards or in some cases cash (Paypal cards).
As I mentioned before there are many sites that you can sign up for but, I will only give you three that I have used to earn points. These are Swagbucks, Qmee (they pay in cash and not points), and Feature Points which is probably my favorite site.
Watch this video about how to can earn from Feature Points fast!
There are many different things you can do to make money, especially if you have certain talents that you can utilize. Maybe you are a great designer, can create videos, write blogs, and give testimonials, in fact, whatever your skill you will be able to make money doing freelance work.
There are quite a few websites that you can join for free and start promoting your skills in return for cash. Sites like Upwork, Freelancer, and People per hour all provide great ways to earn but, my favorite site is Fiverr.com they have a wide range of gigs (that’s what the jobs are called) available and they start from as little as $5, hence the name.
As you will see though, gigs can be increased in various ways to earn BIG Bucks and even a full-time income if you choose the right sector.
Fiverr is very simple to use and of course free to use, they take a commission from the gig before it is paid to you, so everybody wins. As I mentioned there are hundreds of ways to earn on Fiverr check out the video below where I show you just four.
7. Sell Other Peoples’ Products
No, I am not advocating that you just start selling other people’s stuff and then pocket the money…
What I am talking about is something that is called affiliate marketing. This is the process of joining forces with companies to promote their products and services in return for a pre-agreed commission. The first step is to sign up for the company’s affiliate program, then promote their using your unique link which then tracks any sales back to you. Once you make sales they are paid directly to you by the company.
This is where the majority of my passive income comes from…
There are literally thousands of companies that have affiliate programs including big names such as Amazon, eBay, and Nike. You can also join affiliate networks such as JVZoo and Clickbank which host hundreds of different affiliate programs that you can promote.
Affiliate marketing can be used within any niche from Knitting to food recipes, digital software to dog treats. So, whether you have a passion or a hobby you could start making money.
Read more on finding affiliate programs in any niche
Learning more about affiliate marketing
Finding products and joining affiliate programs is of course the easiest part. But, getting people to click on your links and then buy the product or service is another thing completely. There are many ways in which you can do this so you will need to take some time and learn a bit more about this…
The advantage of learning more will mean that you can earn more it’s as simple as that. Affiliate marketing is a very lucrative business model. Don’t get me wrong like any other full-time business it takes time to build up. But. the benefits are HUGE!
If you want to learn more about how to start your own affiliate marketing business then grab a free account on Wealthy Affiliate and go through the free training.
Also, check out this video all about Affiliate Marketing for beginners and a brand method.
I trust this has given you some ideas about how to make money online fast and free. As I mentioned there are many other ways that I didn’t even have time to go through…
Hell, there is no good fit until you try it, all these sites and programs are all totally 100% free and you can start making money fast in you just take action.
If you have any questions about these or any other sites feel free to drop me a comment below and I will do my best to answer them.
If you are looking for a full-time business then affiliate marketing takes some beating and will always be my no1 recommendation.