I get it.
Everyone has the huge dream of making money online and some of us have money to invest while others don't have a single penny to their name.
The one very common thing that most people will ask is if in fact you really need money to make money on the internet.
Another question will be of course how much you can actually make.
Today I want to go over this simple but often times complicated question to settle things so you can move on with your journey of making money within the online space.
To answer the question…
Yes, You Can Make Money Without an Investment
There are actually quite a number of ways to do this and they all require no money on your part.
As you can see, making money online does not require a single penny in order to make money.
However, you will need to put in some work.
Not to say that it is any hard but it will require you to at least take a survey before you can start earning any money.
The problem with most of these free ways of making money online is the fact that they don't pay that well.
Unless you land a solid contract with a couple of consistent clients that you freelance for, you will most likely be making less than $100/month.
The only way to make the big bucks that other online entrepreneurs are making is to make that investment.
Invest Money = Make More Money
When I got started with my online career, I had to pay before I made any type of money.
The problem I did have was that I was involved with several scams.
Yup, there are many scam sites out there that require you to pay but will not give you anything in return.
So before you make any type of investment, be scam smart and do your research as there are thousands of websites just waiting to take your money.
Now there are legitimate sites that you can invest in and make a nice return if done right.
The legitimate pay to play type sites include:
These opportunities are for the modern entrepreneur.
They all require selling actual products but only affiliate marketing is the only one that doesn't require a huge investment.
I mention affiliate marketing on both sides of the comparison and only because it costs $0 to do affiliate marketing.
However, it is a business that needs some knowledge and it will definitely require you to learn before you can start earning any money.
The same thing goes with running your very own store or even drop shipping but if it isn't paying to restock your store, you will at least have to pay for some advertising in order for it to work.
With affiliate marketing, you not only don't have to pay for any products but you can also get traffic for free if you do some blogging to get ranked in the search engines.
Besides the methods mentioned above, there is no other legitimate way to make money online.
Everything else will sound super cool in the beginning until you figure our that the only way for you to make money is by telling your buddy that this is the best thing since sliced bread.
I hope this short but sweet article has given you everything you need to know about making money online free vs paid.
At the end of the day, as long as you take some kind of action and stick with it, you can make money and probably even work from home full-time like myself and other online entrepreneurs are doing.
Until next time, get out there and make something happen as there is just too much money to be made.
Good luck and thanks for reading!