The Internet has made the world a better (market)place. Needless to say, the pace at which it is transforming traditional business practices is surprising. As of now, many people have leveraged the internet’s potential to earn money. Furthermore, you don’t even need a penny to earn money from the Internet. However, finding such “zero capital gigs” would need strenuous research. Because there are a lot of internet scams out there. Hence to make things easy for you, we have compiled a list of business ideas that you can try. Stick till the end of the blog to find a proven method for earning millions of dollars on the internet!
The chances for you to earn a huge lump sum is very low if you are to sell your photos to a local magazine. But, if you have the potential to click the best pictures at the right time, you definitely can earn big from the internet. As a matter of fact, you don’t have to purchase a DSLR or high-end professional cameras. Recently, mobile companies are integrating high-resolution cameras on their models. Hence, you can use them to take pictures. Now, once you have taken the picture, put it up for sale on GettyImages, Shutterstock, or Adobe Stock. Moreover, you can take it up a notch and use these images to print T-shirts. For this, you can use Redbubble, Etsy, Teespring, or TeePublic.
2. Affiliate marketing
If photography is not your forte, you can do affiliate marketing. We have actually covered this partially on one of our previous blogs. But to give you a gist, affiliate marketing deals with sharing the links of a particular product. Although many might suggest you to own a website for this, you can do this easily through WhatsApp, Facebook or even Telegram. You can easily make as much as $60 in commission for a single product. To get you started, Clickbank, JVZoo, and ShareASale list the products whose affiliate links are available. All you have to do is to share the link across your circle. Identify the products that someone within your circle is looking to purchase. Search for the link and send it out to them. Voila! You make a commission, and your friend gets the product!
3. Flipping real estate contracts
If you have good interpersonal skills and a great connection, you can make thousands of dollars flipping real estate contracts. This way, you don’t have to buy a property. But all you have to do is to help sellers find good buyers. For instance, canvas for a seller looking to sell their mansion. Use Facebook, Blog aggregators, or even Instagram to find buyers. Once you have found them, introduce them to the seller. Upon successful conversion, you will get a commission. Needless to say, this will be bigger than what Affiliate marketing pays you.
4. Turn your car into a billboard
If you have a car, and you don’t worry about its aesthetics, then it is best to try this out. In fact, I was taken by surprise when I read about this new trend called Carvertising. As a matter of fact, there is a Canadian company that goes by the same name. CARvertising will introduce advertisers to drivers. So if you own a car and would like to make some cash by flaunting a particular company, then sign up for it. According to the company, drivers are paid monthly. In addition to that, almost all cars are accepted into their program.
5. Market research participant
By signing up for a focus group, you can earn a commendable price for sharing your thoughts. The compensation is usually provided on a per-hour basis. Based on the kind of focus group, you can earn anywhere from $50-$200 per hour. To get you started, Respondent is a service that offers consumer research studies(both online and offline). They have an average pay of $140 per hour. Furthermore, if you want to expand your base, you can also sign up for FocusGroup, Fieldwork, and Survey Junkie.
6. Virtual assistant
Perhaps the easiest job that pays a lucrative salary, being a virtual assistant has two advantages. Firstly, you will be paid per hour. Secondly, you will be retained by your client if your work is satisfactory. Meaning, you can work for them for more days. More days means more hours, and hence more money. You can easily find clients from Upwork, Fiverr, Magic, and Virtalent. However, the rates would differ on each of them.
7. Facebook ads consulting
The reason why I included this is the fact that this is less practiced. If you are proficient in Facebook ads, then you can easily earn $1000-$3000 by running a company’s ad. Moreover, it is easy to find clients. You can use either Credo or FreeUp for this. Recently, Facebook launched a beta test for their Marketing consultant program. Hence if you have worked previously in this realm, you can use your samples and sign up for it. Generally, only the vetted Facebook marketing specialists are taken for this program.
8. Write an eBook or a course content
The market for eBooks has only gone up amidst the pandemic. Recently, statistics proved that the market for eBooks is expected to reach $14,625 million in 2020 and around $17,226 million in 2024. As much as 917 million people buy eBooks. That being said, this is the best time for you to tap into this business. If you excel at something, make a course content. Or, if you are inclined to literature, write a book and sell it. Once you’ve written it, you can sell it on either Amazon Kindle or Smashwords.
9. Look for side hustles
Side hustles can be anything from babysitting to mowing the lawn. However, if you are not comfortable with either one of them then you can consider “mini-gigs”. You can find a ton of them on the internet. As a matter of fact, Amazon’s Mechanical Turk is all about such mini gigs. Although the returns will be minimum, you can easily make $60-100 a day by doing their tasks. The tasks would only take a minute or two. On the other hand, if you need better returns, then consider Taskrabbit or Errandtribe.
Being a YouTuber is the easiest way to make millions. Although it would take months, if not years to grow your channel organically, you can make a really good profit out of it. Nowadays, you don’t even need costly equipment to make it big on YouTube. A fair knowledge about the trending topics would get you started. Also, if you want to know the different revenue streams of YouTube, we highly recommend you to read this article.