How To Make Money Online For Free – Where To Begin
They say you have to have money to make money. But is that always the case?
There are lots of seemingly “easy’ ways to make money online. Everything from selling handmade products to taking surveys. But is there a legitimate way to make money online for free? With absolutely zero money up front?
Keep reading to find out!
You Will Get Out What You Put In.
First of all, let’s all collectively breathe a sigh of relief that this is not an advertisement for a “get-rich-quick” scheme.
I don’t believe those work.
Proven time and time again is the fact that you will get out of a business what you put into it.
Affiliate Marketing is something that I had been aware of, just because when I would be scrolling through an article about fitness or nutrition, I would see the little blue highlighted links that, when clicked on, would take me to a place where I could purchase a relevant item.
I thought it was cool, and convenient…and was a little curious about who these people are that write informative articles, and how do they know how to operate a website!?
Surely not everyone that puts a recipe online is a tech genius, right?! ??
So, I looked into it a little more, and discovered the platform upon which I built my business. Wealthy Affiliate.
I signed up for the free membership, did the training (on a subject that I knew absolutely nothing about), put in some hard work and late nights (after my kids were in bed), and started down a road that has offered endless opportunities!! Wanna know how you can embark on the same journey? Keep reading ?
Is It For You?
Let me be clear; affiliate marketing is not for everyone. It is a lot of work, and it is time-consuming to start up your website and your business. But if you hang in there for the first little while, and enjoy the process, before you know it you could be making passive income all throughout the day and night. Sound good to you?
It did to me too. But I had a problem. I didn’t know where to begin with what to write about, and had no idea where to start. Luckily, all of this is covered in great detail in the training that you receive at Wealthy Affiliate.
After going through the first part of the training, I was able to choose a niche that fit me perfectly.
If I did it, you can do it too.
You don’t have to have any knowledge in the fields of technology OR marketing to begin. You will learn all you need to know and more through the platform of WA!
The best part- it is actually free to sign up. That’s what drew me in, because like a lot of stay-at-home moms, and others on limited income, I didn’t have the money.
I signed up, realized how amazing the platform was, and have been an affiliate marketer ever since!
Affiliate Marketing might be for you if:
- Would like to make money while wearing your pajamas
- Are a stay-at-home mom looking to bring in extra income
- Are working at a job that doesn’t pay what you would like
- Are not making enough to make ends meet
- Are interested in sharing your knowledge with others
- Are unable to work outside of the home
- Are interested in networking and making lasting friendships
Again, the factor to really consider is that you will be spending time doing this. It is not instant cash. And it will be tedious for a bit. But you can also earn a great income if you follow the training and put in the work!
Where And How To Get Started
Affiliate marketing is a marketing approach in which a business rewards an affiliate for sales made by the affiliate.
The affiliate (you) would promote products within your content to earn a certain commission. This is really as simple as writing about fitness, for example, and then promoting a workout supplement.
In order to participate in affiliate marketing, you will need to first find a platform in which to begin.
Then, you will need to build a website in order to share your written content with the world through the internet. There are several avenues you can take here. If you have experience in this field, and know how to build a website, you are set!
Once your website is established, you have written some content, and have a little traffic flow, you can begin to place affiliate links in your content that will redirect people to a business website…and if a purchase is made, YOU MAKE A COMMISSION!! Woohoo!?
All of this is explained in MUCH detail at Wealthy Affiliate.
Depending on the platform you choose, there should be at least a little training on how to begin. Keep this in mind when choosing the platform for your business.
As I mentioned above, the platform I chose has an enormous amount of training, and the entire community is there to answer any questions you may have.
Benefits Of Building A Business From Home
There are of course the obvious benefits of not having to report to work on time, being able to throw a load of towels in the dryer in between content building, and watching your kiddos grow up. But here are some benefits of (specifically) affiliate marketing that might not be so obvious:
- You set your schedule, make your goals, and move as quickly as you would like.
- You build a passive income, meaning that after you have put in work, income comes in even when you are off.
- With affiliate marketing, there is no worrying about shipping or customer service (unless you are selling your own products). You will interact with your readers, but that’s quite different.
- This business is not going anywhere for a long, long time.
- You are able to network with fellow affiliate marketers, have mentors, and make friendships.
If you’ve made up your mind that you would like to begin preparing a steady income for yourself (and your family), free yourself from the demands of the workplace, and work from anywhere you would like….
Immerse yourself in the community, and discover all of the potential that you have. You don’t have to be an expert to start writing content, and you don’t have to be an excellent writer either!
Just communicate with your audience, have fun, and make money!!
If you have any questions about Wealthy Affiliate, please don’t hesitate to leave them below, or send me and email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck on your adventure!