7 No Investment Online Side Hustles You Can Start Today

No Investment Online Side Hustles

Side hustles are your best friend whenever you need money fast. Debts and bills don’t look like problems anymore. You don’t need money to kick-start your side hustle.

And you can convert your side business to a full-time business if it works well. Statistics show that more than 66% of millennials want to start their own business. It gets easier to start a business if you already have knowledge of running a side business.

Here is a list 7 no investment online side hustles that you can start today.

  1. Online paid surveys

You can get paid for participating in online surveys, focus groups, and interviews. You don’t have to leave your home. There are several online paid survey sites that you can join for free like Inbox Dollars, Swagbucks, MySurvey, Toluna, and OnePoll.

Not all survey sites will pay you cash. Most of them will pay you in the form of redeemable points, vouchers, and gift cards. OnePoll, for instance, pays you through PayPal while Toluna will pay in the form of Amazon vouchers.

In any case, you get paid for sharing your opinion.

  1. Stock photos

You can make money by selling photos online. You don’t have to be a professional photographer. You don’t have to buy equipment. Your smartphone camera will work.

There are stock photography sites where you can sell your photos. Some of the leading stock photography sites include Fotolia, Shutterstock, and iStockphoto.

You can also sell photos directly by creating a free website on WordPress.com or you can find sellers on Facebook groups and Instagram. You’ll always find people who will be interested in buying photos from you.

  1. Affiliate marketing

Selling other people’s products for a certain commission works great. You don’t need a website and you can start immediately.

The best affiliate network for beginners is Amazon Associates Program because Amazon is fairly famous and a well-known marketplace which makes selling easier. You don’t have to try hard to convince someone to buy a product from Amazon.

Register free today, get your affiliate link, and start sharing and promoting it.

You can ask your friends and family members to use your affiliate link to order their next product from Amazon. They won’t have to pay extra but you’ll get a commission. It doesn’t hurt the buyer so most of the people from your social circle will willingly do it.

You can visit niche forums and share your affiliate links with an intention to help people. You can use Facebook groups to promote your affiliate links.

There are hundreds of affiliate networks out there such as ClickBank, ShareASale, Rakuten Marketing, JVZoo, and more.

But Amazon Associates is best to start off with.

  1. Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a freelancing platform where you can register as a worker to accept HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks). You’ll get paid for completing small tasks like transcription jobs, completing a survey, data entry, internet research, celebrity recognition in a video, etc.

Anyone can do these tasks so it isn’t hard to make money as a worker on Amazon Mechanical Turk. This is a perfect side hustle for students.

Amazon Mechanical Turk isn’t the only marketplace for micro workers. There are several alternatives such as MicroWorkers, ShortTask, and ClickWorker.

You can register as a worker on all these (and many other) sites and work on all of them to earn quick bucks whenever you’re short of cash.

  1. Sell on Fiverr

Fiverr is world’s leading marketplace that connects buyers and sellers. You can sell pretty much anything on Fiverr ranging from products to services to eBooks to presentations to videos to photos and more.

Think of anything and you can sell it on Fiverr.

You can register as a seller for free and can create your first gig in no time. Set your own price and terms, and wait for the orders. The best thing about Fiverr is its massive reach and popularity. You don’t have to market your gig. It will sell on autopilot.

  1. Write reviews

How about writing reviews of products and getting paid?

There are websites that you pay you as much as $50 per review. You have to test a product, an app, a tool, or a software, and write an honest review to get paid.

Software Judge is one great site to start off with. You can submit 3 reviews a day and the minimum rate per review is $1. This means you can earn at least $90 a month from this site only.

And there are hundreds of similar sites out there that need reviewers. Here are a few leading sites you can join today:

  • Vindale Research
  • User Testing
  • Review Stream
  • PayPerPost
  1. Get paid to write

Just like websites that pay you for reviewing a product and writing a review, there are sites that will pay you for writing articles.

And these sites pay a lot.

Of course, you have to be a good writer or a subject matter expert to write and get paid. Ordinary articles won’t be accepted. If you’re a good writer, this is the best side hustle for you.

Here is a list of some of the leading websites that will pay you for writing an article for them:

  • Freelance Mom
  • Cooking Detective
  • Barefoot Writer
  • Great Escape Publishing
  • Christian Science Monitor

Choose a side hustle that best suits you and get started today. I’d recommend starting as an affiliate marketer or as a writer if you can write exceptionally well. You can easily scale these two side businesses.

All the best.

Author Bio: Sabih Javed is a T-shaped digital marketer who helps businesses grow sales and boost marketing ROI. He is the founder of Digital Marketer PK – a Pakistan-based digital marketing blog. Follow him on Twitter @sabihjavedd.

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