Most beginners, when starting off online, don't have lots of money to risk. They also don't want to spend time building a company, not knowing whether it will succeed. They want to make money as soon as possible. I can totally relate. Your first $5 a day online could snowball to $50 a day in time to come. The trick is to make that first $5. Small things can lead on to bigger things later. In this article, we'll investigate two ways to start making money online, and the best thing is, they won't cost you a dime to get started.
If you are good at writing, or even if you're not, you may want to consider looking at article writing as a viable way to earn your first dollar online. You can use articles in two ways – you can write them for other people and get paid on a per-article basis, or you can use them to promote affiliate programs. You can earn $3-$10 per article in freelancing. As your reputation and portfolio grows, you can charge more.
The way to earn money with affiliate programs from articles is to submit them to article directories. Ezine editors get lots of their content from article directories and will publish your article in their ezines, giving your article a very wide distribution. Do check the article directory's terms on where you can place your affiliate links though.
The next way to get started making money online for free is by setting up a free blog. Two of the best blog services are Wordpress and Blogger. Post content and include affiliate links and Adsense ads to earn money from. Then, all you have to do is promote your blog using forum marketing, classified ads, tag and ping and article marketing. If you keep at it, you'll make money. In fact, if you want, you can even create an empire of blogs on different topics!