No money? No problem. Here are five free ways you can make money online (even if you’re broke).
You’ve probably heard that you need money to make money.
But this is far from the truth. And today, this blog article will show you proof that this is just a myth.
You see, even if you don’t have any money, with time and dedication, you can build your money making business.
This blog article is going to share five free ways to make money online even if you’re broke.
If you’ve always wanted to build an online business, but struggle to find enough money to start (or can’t obtain a credit card), these methods here are great way to get started making money online right away.
Money-making method #1: Copy the $300,000 Teespring Facebook meme page method
This involves marketing t-shirts to followers on a Facebook fan page.
Before you market a t-shirt, you firstly need to create one. And this is easy with Print on Demand platforms such as Teespring.
Teespring is a platform that allows you to sell your own custom t-shirts on their website.
They work like any other Print on Demand service. When a customer orders your t-shirt, they fulfil and ship over the order to your customers address.
The advantage of selling on Teespring is that you aren’t required to hold any inventory, so don’t have to spend a lot of money upfront on products. This dramatically lowers your risk of failure and makes it easy for anybody to start.
Another advantage in using Teespring is that you don’t require a credit card. When Teespring receives the total amount a customer pays for the shirt, they automatically deduct the cost to fulfil the t-shirt and leave you with the profit.
So unlike receiving orders from an online store that is integrated with a service like Printify, the process of being paid is much smoother with Teespring.
Here are two examples of t-shirts that have each generated over $200,000 on Teespring.
As exciting as these sales sound, you probably thinking “This is great, but I’m no graphic designer. How am I supposed to create money-making designs like these?”
One option is to hire high-quality designers on Fiverr for as little as five dollars. But if you have absolutely no money, you can still use free web designers like Canva to re-create another version of a money making design. Just like this re-created version of the science t-shirt above.
Once you have created your t-shirt design, the next step is to market your t-shirt to people who want to buy it. But how do you do this for free?
One popular method is to create a free Facebook fan page. This fan page should be around your niche and its aim is to build a following in your niche.
And the way you achieve this is quite simple: post highly engaging content every day that your audience will like and share.
Once you’ve built a substantial following, post your t-shirt designs on your fan page, encouraging people to purchase it through your link.
Here you turn engaged followers into buyer traffic, and it works like a charm. In fact, this free strategy is what both winning t-shirts above used to generate over six figures in sales.
Money making method #2: Create an Instagram meme page and sell Teespring t-shirts for free
This is similar to the meme page method above. You create a page and post daily content related to your niche.
Then every other post, you upload one of t-shirts you’re selling on Teespring. And then encourage followers to click the link in your bio to go and purchase the t-shirt.
This method is just as powerful as the Facebook meme page method. And to a certain extent, even easier given the power of hashtags on Instagram.
Best of all, it’s free. And with the right dedication to uploading engaging content, a large following can turn into another stream of free traffic for a product you are either selling or promoting.
Money making method #3: Copy the six-figure Pinterest Affiliate Marketing method
Not many people have heard about this. But every day, several people are making money using the power of Pinterest.
Pinterest is a huge database of images that people upload. You can save images you like by ‘pinning’ them onto your Pinterest board.
Similar to Google images, It’s also a search algorithm that people can use to find images they like. So as a marketer, your goal on Pinterest is to have your image rank high for a keyword related to the image.
When your image ranks high, it will receive more traffic. And this is an effective way to drive traffic from Pinterest to a product you are selling on another website.
This website could be a blog that reviews products e.g. camping gadgets. Each product could their own affiliate link. So when a customer clicks on one of the links and purchases the product, you are rewarded a commission from the sale.
How do you get people who are interested in your niche to read your blog posts?
This is a good question. And also where Pinterest’s ‘keyword tool’ comes in.
The Pinterest keyword tool allows you to search for keywords that people use to find images of things that they like on Pinterest.
Using this tool, you can find the best keywords to optimize your ‘pins’ around. The aim is to find the keyword with the highest search volume related to a product they are reviewing or promoting in a blog post.
When you find this keyword, you can now optimize your image around this keyword. The goal is for your image to show up first (or at the top) of the search results for that particular keyword.
Learning the Pinterest algorithm to rank images linked to blog posts can be extremely lucrative.
There are also many videos and articles related to the Pinterest algorithm that show you free tactics that get your pins to rank high for searches.
Money making method #4: Selling trending t-shirts for free with Merch by Amazon
A lot of people aren’t aware of this, but just like Teespring, Amazon have their own method for selling print on demand products online for free (without needing a credit card).
And that service is Merch by Amazon. Just like Teespring, Amazon lets you set the price of your products, then after removing the cost of the t-shirt, pays you the rest out as profit.
The main benefit of selling on Amazon is that you get to take advantage of the millions of people who come to Amazon every day to buy products.
Which means you don’t need to spend money on traffic, and take leverage Amazon’s traffic immediately without any money.
Money making method #5: Combine the powers of Merch by Amazon, their affiliate program and Pinterest
This is a creative way to make money using three platforms at once to market a product or service you are selling.
Here’s how it works.
- First, you create and upload a t-shirt design through the Amazon by Merch program
- Next, sign up and join the Amazon affiliate program. And then create an affiliate link for the t-shirt you are selling (through the Amazon by Merch program).
- Advertise this t-shirt design on Pinterest, including your affiliate link so that people can click through to purchase your product on your website.
By combining all three methods together, not only are you making money by selling your t-shirts on Amazon, but you are making additional money from the commissions of your sales. Essentially, you are double dipping!
But you can even take this ‘three-way’ funnel a step further and make even more money.
You do this by finding a keyword with high volume search on Pinterest, but has poorly optimized pins.
Then, go and create a series of t-shirts (designed around your niche), using a free t-shirt mock-up editor to create the images.
You then create a blog post that recommends the products you are selling. Then advertise the post by uploading an optimized image that promotes the blog post through a link in the description.
While this method definitely would require more time, energy and commitment, it is a very creative yet powerful method to make money. And best of all, it requires no money or credit card.
See, here is the thing… it doesn’t matter whether you are broke or don’t have a credit card. You have no excuse for not being creative, or taking action, or not taking control of your financial life.