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4 Ways To Make Money Online Free

You can earn money online as a teenager or foreigner without any money.


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Sila Cakmak

3 years ago | 4 min read

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Making money online is almost everybody’s dream, working from home, scheduling your own time is something that most people might like, especially nowadays when people have to stay at home for their health.

When I investigating making money online, I saw plenty of writings or videos about making money online, but most of them require some amount of money to start that job.

However, as a student, I don`t want to risk any of my money, especially if earning money is guaranteed. If you are broke, want a side hustle, or a student like me, I want to suggest four ways to make money online without any money.

Before I introduce these methods to you, I wanted to note that none of these methods guarantee you to make money, however, since you do not put any money I think it is worth taking an action. I know plenty of people who makes money with these methods, and you may be one of them.

1. Print on Demand Services

First thing first, what is print on demand? Well, you create a design and apply them to products digitally. When a customer saw your design and purchase it, the company prints your design on the product, package it, and deliver it to the customer. You are getting a commission from every sale that you design. So you do not need to worry about any of these processes, you only create designs, so you invest absolutely $0.

There is plenty of print on demand websites such as Teespring, Etsy, Redbubble, and so on. However, I will only recommend the Redbubble website if you are new to this job. The reason is, Redbubble has already traffic and when you upload a design, the automatically shows that design to potential customers. However, in other sites, you need to create your own customer profile via social media or creating a website that takes defiantly more time.

You may say, I am not a graphic designer, how am I suppose to create a design? To be honest, you do not have to be a graphic designer, I am not a designer, but I could still make money on Redbubble without any skills. You may upload nature photos that you took, or you can create small designs via Canva.

Canva is also a free website that you can write a sentence, or make a simple design with illustrations that are already created by them. You may see Casey Botticello`s “How to Use Canva” article for learning more about using Canva, he clearly explains everything.

Also, you may check Douglas James Butner`s “How to Sell a Ton of Art on Redbubble” article to learn more about Redbubble. Besides, on Youtube, there are plenty of videos that describe the whole process.

One negative side of Redbubble is they charged their politics as if your earnings have not reached $20, Redbubble will accumulate your money until reaching the $20 threshold. After reaching $20 you can receive your paycheck.

2. Making Money with Writing

Of course, if you are an active member of Medium, you already know that you can earn money with Medium. If you haven`t started I think you should definitely start.

Also, if you really like writing, you can write an e-book and sell it on Amazon KDP. It is also based on customer's demand, so you do not have to spend any money, once a customer purchases your book, Amazon does all the work on behalf of you.

I am clearly not an expert on this, I just started writing on Medium a week ago but you may read plenty of articles about Amazon Kindle and Medium too.

Also, if you do not live in the USA or Europe, you can still make money because non of those platforms, including Redbubble, does not require a PayPal account. If you have a Payoneer account, which is available worldwide, you are ready to go!

3.Selling courses

One of the best ways to earn money online is to prepare a course and selling it online. You can use several websites for this like Udemy or Skillshare. This is an effective way to make money online for a beginner because even if you do not promote your course, you can still earn money.

If you have a special talent that you want to share with others, this is great, do it. If you think that you do not have any stills do not worry because I have a couple of suggestions for you.

If you are a foreigner or if you know a second language, you can prepare a course for teaching them.

You can watch Youtube videos for certain topics for FREE and you can paraphrase them with your own words and style.

Do not think complex, if you know how to cook, how to exercise, how to make a coffee, these can also be a course topic.

Finally, as you know MS Office tools, Canva, and Wix are free websites and programs. If you know how to use them, why don`t you teach others?

4.Social Media

I know you must have seen people who make enormous money on social media, and I know you may think this is something I already know. However, I want to list the ways that you can make money on social media, in case you missed one.

After you have a large audience, you can get a sponsorship

You can make money on adds on your YouTube channel

You can promote your writings or Redbubble store

You may add affiliate links to reach a larger audience

You can introduce whatever you are selling to your followers

Finally, you can cooperate with companies.

To Sum

As you see, there are plenty of ways to make money online even if you are a teenager or a foreigner. I am not saying that you can definitely make enormous money on them, but you may. I hope this writing was useful to you and you may find nice information here.

Interested in these topics? Follow me on Medium, Twitter and LinkedIn

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