What is the best way to earn money online for free?
So what is the best way to earn money online for free?
Well to be honest, nothing in life comes for free.
At the very minimum, you are going to need to pay for an internet connection.
And you will need either a laptop, iPad or a smartphone.
But other than that, you absolutely CAN earn money online for free!
So what do I suggest is the best way to start?
Well it is NOT with some push button automated scam, you are actually going to have to do some work!
But you can actually start for free… AND make some money.
What I suggest is for you to start by affiliate marketing.
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is basically selling someone else’s product.
They have done all the hard work in creating the product, and often a lot of the marketing as well, and all you have to do is to promote it.
And when a customer buys the product, you make a commission.
There are literally hundreds of affiliate programs out their you can join, and thousands and thousands of products to promote.
Some of the bigger programs that you may of heard of are Clickbank, JV Zoo and arguably the biggest of them all, Amazon.
Some of the commissions you can earn as an affiliate can be as high as 50-75% in some cases.
For example, last year I sent an email out to my subscriber list promoting one of Digital Marketers products, and for a $1500 sale, I received a commission of over $700… Not bad for sending out a couple of emails!
The process for affiliate marketing is very simple: People are searching for something online or on social media which leads them to your website, you make them a recommendation, they then make a purchase, and you make a commission.
What do you need to start affiliate marketing?
Now while at it’s basic level, affiliate marketing is a simple process, it is not necessarily easy.
That is unless you have the right know how.
So what do you need to start affiliate marketing?
Well to make it a success, I believe you need three essential things.
As I mentioned earlier, the first tool you are going to need is a website.
As an affiliate marketer you are going to spend a lot of your time writing out content in the form of a blog, writing reviews and other helpful content for your readers.
And you are going to need a website for this.
Your website will also act a bit like a shop front for your visitors to go and buy the products you recommend.
A lot of people get put off by the prospect of building a website, but these days there are free website builders that have taken all the technicalities out of it, and you can actually build a website in a matter of minutes with just a few simple clicks.
Once you have a website, you are going to need people to visit it, so another tool you are going to need is a keyword research tool that will help you get ranked on Google.
Jaaxy is an excellent tool for this, and there is a free trial to start with so you can try it out with no obligation.
There are a lot of free website builders out there, but where I think they let you down is that there is no extra training to help you put it all together and set it up to make it a success.
There is a program out there however that solves this problem, and I will tell you more about it shortly, but for now just realise that to be successful at affiliate marketing you will need some training… you can’t just be expected to build a website and instantly make it a success like magic… you have to learn the skills.
Now you might have the right tools and have taken some training, but to truly succeed in affiliate marketing, it is important to have the support and mentorship of people that are already successful in this area.
It is also important to be surrounded by like-minded people that have similar goals and aspirations.
Having a solid support system around you is crucial for success in all aspects of life, and affiliate marketing is no different.
So in summary, to succeed as affiliate marketer you are going to need the right tools, training and support.
And together with my business partners at Wealthy Affiliate, you can access all of these 3 essential items.
Currently Wealthy Affiliate are offering a free starter membership, where you can have 2 free websites, access to a keyword research tool, and a 10 lesson getting started video training course that will guide you step-by-step in building your website, and setting it up ready to make money.
You will also have the support of a community of both experienced and new affiliate marketers, as well as access to my personal mentorship.
To learn more about this amazing opportunity, visit my getting started page, and in no time at all you will be putting into action what is the best way to earn money online for free!
If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.
To your success,
John W. Newman
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This is a great article – you really did a great job outlining what it takes to have a successful business online. It is true, you don’t need a lot of money to do this. Wealthy Affiliate is an honest company and I found that out the hard way. People would do well to follow you.
Thanks for your comment Debbie!
Unfortunately a lot of people find Wealthy Affiliate after they have learned some hard lessons from some of the many scams out there, I am just glad that you have landed in the right place now!
Glad you liked my post 🙂
Hi John. There is no such thing as free. You are either going to pay in time and effort or you are going to pay in money. Usually both. If invested wisely, the money paid should shorten the time and effort.
I love affiliate marketing. The biggest thing missing from most affiliate marketing programs is the support. We have talked a little about that before. I have seen some that offer at some amount of training, but the support was the big piece that was lacking. In my mind, that is the biggest selling point for what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer. I also told you that if I was just getting started now, I would probably join you there.
Yes I agree Ben, there is a price to be paid for success and it is definitely in hard work!
Learning how to do affiliate marketing with Wealthy Affiliate does take a LOT of hard work because it is a legitimate opportunity to lean the skills to make money online, NOT a get rich quick scam that so many people think is the answer online!
Success CAN come quickly online, but it is usually after a lot of hard work has taken place before hand.
I am reminded of the quote: “My overnight success was years in the making”
Anyway, I would sooner spend a few years working hard online and set myself up for the rest of my life, than work hard in a job and be in the same place in Twenty years!
Thanks for your comment, and don’t discount WA entirely, you can always join the free starter membership and you may find a few things to help you with your business! 🙂
Great post. I like how you broke it down. It flowed really nice. It was understandable and neat with distractions. The FREE image is probably going to be an attention grabber.
Thanks Sofia! Glad you liked it 🙂
Hi John … It’s FREE to join, free websites n hosting, great community generous at sharing opportunities. Wealthy Affiliate is a great guide to financial freedom. Thanks for sharing this information. Apeng.
Yes Apeng, WA is really the BEST place to start learning about affiliate marketing, and even old hands can learn a thing or two AND also benefit from the community at Wealthy Affiliate!
Thanks for your comment! 🙂
Hi John. Thanks for a wonderfully informed and clear explanation of how to get started in Affiliate Marketing. If you are starting out, a real beginner, then the internet and business on the internet can be an endless series of challenges. You have set out the steps to help me get started with a minimum of knowledge and expertise. If I want to learn how to do it, this is where to start.
I am still learning myself and it never stops but the message that there is a community of support and some real experts around is very encouraging.
Always keep learning my friend!
One thing I have discovered is that the more that I know, the more I realise that there is SO much MORE that I don’t know!
Thanks for your comment 🙂
Affiliate marketing is certainly the best way to make money online. Although there are many paid programs that scams you and trying to trick you with old, outdated information that hurts your business, some programs are actually providing free and nice platform for you to make money online.
I recently have a website and doing affiliate marketing. I want to know that how do I rank my website high enough to get more exposure and visitors?
Thanks for your comment Cyril, and I agree with you about all the scams out there!
Thankfully, WA will teach you the RIGHT way!
Wealthy Affiliate also has comprehensive training on how you can consistently get your content on the first page of Google using all the current best practices. Utilising keywords are the key, and WA will teach you how to use these effectively!
Best of luck:-)
Hi There John,
Great read and I, for one, must say that Wealthy affiliates does work. I tried many other programs out there and simply did nt make any sales or on a consistant basis.
However, not everybody will succeed with WA, quite simply because not everybody has that burning desire to succeed, that “certain” thing that separates champions from everyone else.
Totally agree Derek!
Wealthy Affiliate WILL teach you everything you need in HOW to build a successful money-making online business, BUT YOU HAVE TO DO THE WORK!
It is NOT some get rich quick scheme.
You have to really want it, AND put in the required effort!!
Thanks for your insights! 🙂
Great post! And I have to agree Wealthy Affiliate is a remarkable program. At first, I was overwhelmed not sure that I was capable of building my own website.
However, wealthy affiliate gave me every resource I needed to build my own website and I am happy to say I am earning money from my website too.
It is great to hear from people personally involved with Wealthy Affiliate and living the dream online!
I wish you great success 🙂
You know, as I hear or read that something is for free usually I am becoming a bit nervous and stop reading further. I totally agree that Wealthy Affiliate University is the best place to learn and succeed to make money online.
For me, it takes almost seven years to find this great place and tons of $ and â‚¬. Here you are right, as a community member you have almost all to start making money with your own blog for free.
But all in all it is the business and for successful business development no way to escape any financial investments.
Yes, eventually you are going to have to invest in yourself and your business if you want to scale it further.
But the best thing about Wealthy Affiliate is that you CAN start for free with no obligation, start to build your website and actually start making some money, so then you can take it further as you progress.
The trouble with a lot of other opportunities is that they want cash up front, but really don’t deliver on what they claim.
WA also lives by my motto of under promising and over delivering!
Thanks for your comment 🙂
thank you for the great post you have here. It is right to the point and gives people an overview of all the important steps to success. I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and can personally guarantee that everyone following your advice and the training on the platform will be able to make money. All it takes is the right attitude.
Best of luck to you.
Thanks for you comment Alex and I totally agree with what you say about having the right attitude!
That is what makes all the difference with whether you succeed online or not!