For many of you who are just starting your online business journey, one very important consideration must be how much money is needed to get started? Well, there are actually quite a number of ways to do so with zero financial investment. But the less money used means more work and effort is needed. Let’s take a look at some of the best methods below.
Web 2.0 properties are a fantastic way to get started as they require no initial start-up money on your part. All you have to do is register and start creating content. If you are able to get users to visit your content, the revenue earned from advertising will be split between you and the site or in some cases, all of the revenue will be deposited into your account.
Squidoo – This site is a great way to start your online journey as the only thing you need to do is register with them. All of the revenue earned on the site are earned through Squidoo itself and the revenue will be sent you by Squidoo. This means there is no requirement to register with the different advertising platforms such as Amazon, Google Adsense, Kontera etc. Just sign-up with Squidoo and you can begin earning income. Revenue is split 50-50 between you and Squidoo.
Hubpages – Hubpages is similar to Squidoo except you must register with the individual advertising platforms. They have various options such as EBay, Amazon, Google Adsense and Kontera. Revenue is split between you (60%) and Hubpages (40%).
Blogger – Blogger is owned by Google itself and is a free blogging platform. It is not much different from the two above, but you get to earn 100% of the profits from your site. It is a good option to learn about blogging and making money at the same time.
Article marketing is another free method to earn money online. Any user can write an article and submit it to some of the free article directories. Some of these directories allow the use of affiliate links either in the content or in the author resource box. When readers click on the affiliate links and buy something, the owner of the article earns a commission.
It used to be an excellent one whereby users were able to write and rank the articles quickly and also make a good income as well. However, due to recent changes in Google, some of the most popular article directories no longer hold as much ranking power and thus have become less profitable.
Some of the popular article directories include EzineArticles, ArticlesBase, GoArticles and EzineMark.
There are many video sites nowadays as it gets easier to produce video content. Anybody with a webcam, camera phone or digital camera can produce videos at whim. Many video sites allow original video content creators to share revenue earned on their sites. These include YouTube, Flixya, Break, TubeMogul, BlipTV and more.
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