HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE WITHOUT CAPITAL IN THE UK
There are several ways to make money online and the internet is littered with them. You just need to find the right fit for your skillset. Even in the UK, it is possible to make money online without any capital or money.
At this age where most want an easy way to make money from the comfort of their homes without breaking the bank. It is easy to fall for ‘get rich quick schemes’.
They promise to help you make money online easily and for free, but it is just like making a bargain with the devil. It is never actually free, nor easy. There is always a catch hidden somewhere.
Daily, more people seek ways to break out of their draining and monotonous 9 to 5 jobs. They want to make money on their own terms and in their time. Especially without all the hassle of workplace politics and hostile work environment.
This age of the internet has made life easier, bringing so many opportunities to your doorstep. All you need to do is harness this power and make the best of it.
If you seek to become your own boss without spending a dime, read on. If you wish to be financially free, earning passive income from your couch or home, then this article is all you need to get started.
In this article, we will provide some insights on some of the best ways to make money online. These ways are tested and trusted and you need no capital to get started. All you need is your mobile phone or laptop, a good internet connection and your dogged determination to work smart.
· PRODUCT REVIEWS AND TESTING
There are loads of brands out there looking for individuals to use and review their products.
This is a very crucial stage in product development as these feedbacks are essential to the brands before launching the product to the general market.
Food, electronics, skincare, haircare and so on are companies that require this service.
Some of these companies will not only pay you for your review but also allow you to keep the products.
You can decide to sell the extra products for a profit but make sure to check with the company. You don’t want to breach your contract.
There are so many market research sites you can sign up with to get started. For example, SwagBucks, ProductTestingUK and so on. You will be asked to fill out some forms and provide some information to see if you fit into their demography for the market research.
· ONLINE SURVEY
Did you know you can get paid just for taking online surveys and opinions polls? Well, now you do!
Although these surveys may not pay much, it is very easy to do anytime you are free. As the famous cliché goes, drops of water make a mighty ocean.
A penny here and there is sure to accumulate into something as time goes on.
As a student, a stay at home mum or even a waitress at a café, you can try this. Instead of scrolling mindlessly through your phone during your free time or while commuting, you can take this chance to take some paid surveys and get some extra spending cash.
BrandedSurvey is one of the UK’s highest paying survey sites. Other sites you can consider are i-Say, LifePoints, InboxPounds and so on.
· VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
Are you really good at organizing and planning? Then, this is a great option for you.
As a virtual assistant, you basically do the work of a real-life assistant, the catch is that you do all this from the comfort of your home.
Today, the demand for virtual assistance is on a high rise as a lot of businesses are now online.
As a virtual assistant, some of my duties include managing social media pages, taking and making business phone calls, replying to enquiries and emails and so on.
To get started, you can sign up to sites like Indeed or Upwork.
You can also build your personal brand as a virtual assistant and promote it to new business startups and entrepreneurs. You can do this by creating a LinkedIn or Facebook business page, networking and uploading content that promotes your service
· AFFILIATE MARKETING
If you have a knack for marketing; advertising and promoting goods and services, join an affiliate program. You can turn this into a money-making machine.
You can earn commission by promoting brands, goods and services on your social media platform.
You need to sign up to affiliate marketing sites, and once you are accepted, you will be given a link. This link can then be shared on your social media pages. You can come up with interesting posts and content to market the product or service.
Once any purchase is completed using your link, you will be paid a commission.
People make thousands of dollars from affiliate marketing monthly. But most of these affiliate markets are crowded and saturated.
You might want to start with a less crowded market like grocery shopping.
· BAKE OR COOK
Are you a good cook? Can you bake? Then waste no time in making that a paying side hustle.
Let’s say you make good African and Caribbean soups, stew and dishes for example. You can look to market that in your immediate environment or office. You can sell as a single meal or bulk meal that customers can refrigerate. This is supposing you have people of that cultural background near you.
You will be surprised by the number of people looking for such services around you. Most people don’t just have the time or will to cook anymore.
You do not even have to worry about where to get these Afro-Caribbean food ingredients as online African stores like Kirifoods make things easier for you. Some even offer free delivery.
Of course, you do not have to focus on African dishes alone. If you can bake, you can also start with this. The key is to monetize your cooking skills.
· YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Creating and running a YouTube channel is very simple. All you need to do is to download the app, sign up and link it to your Gmail account.
The tasking part is finding your niche, creating content and building a community. But even that gets easier with time. Just look at the number of skit makers in Nigeria these days.
You can choose to start a vlog and share snippets of your life on your YouTube channel. You can make comedy skits, unboxing videos, spoken word poetry and so on.
Find what you are good at, and create exciting and engaging contents that will draw people to you. Consistency is what gets you lots of subscribers and views.
Once you have over 1000 subscribers, you can earn by running sponsored ads on your posts. You can also work with brands and help advertise their products or services. Or even become an affiliate marketer.
· ONLINE TRAVEL AGENT
Are you an experienced traveller? Your travels are just about to pay off!
You can become an online travel agent. You can work from home or even any of your travel destinations.
You get paid by helping people plan their vacations and personal travels. We all know that the logistics of travelling can be overwhelming and most would rather delegate them to travel agents.
You can take advantage of this. Document your travels on your blog or social media pages to show you know how it works. Then market yourself and offer your services.
On the other hand, you don’t have to be a traveller to be an online travel agent, although this is an advantage. All you need great organizational are research skills to help your client have a stress free trip.
· SELL YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
The good thing about advancement in technology is that almost anything is possible. Gone are the days when you’d need a high quality and resolution camera to take high-quality pictures and videos.
These days, mobile phones are very advanced and some even come with the best cameras. There are even photo and editing software that help enhance and bring out the best in these photos and videos.
If you take good pictures or videos and own a good smartphone with a sharp camera, you should look into monetizing this skill. You can earn a cool income with your photography and videography skills.
Thanks to stock websites like Shutterstock, Fotolia, iStock and Photoshelter, you can now upload your work, market and sell them.
You no longer have to just post those beautiful pictures on social media, you can now directly make money from them.
· WRITE AND PUBLISH AN E-BOOK
Yes, not everyone can write and you certainly need a bit of creativity to write a book that attracts people and sells.
But with a little bit of dedication, anyone can write and publish a book. You do not have to write stories or twists and plots. You can stick to the more simple book types like how-tos and DIYs.
Platforms like Amazon KDP and Okadabooks can be used to market and sell your books. You can even learn step by step guides on how to format and publish your book on Amazon’s Kindle.
· BECOME A DROPSHIPPER
Have you always been interested in eCommerce but don’t have the needed capital to begin? You should look into Dropshipping.
Dropshipping has increased in popularity over the years as various small business owners have capitalized on this business idea.
What then is Dropshipping? Dropshipping is an e-commerce business module that involves the buying and selling of products without holding the inventory or handling the delivery.
What you do is find a reputable seller, negotiate with them, market their products as your own and get paid. The seller handles everything from inventory to shipping.
The main thing with Dropshipping is to ensure that your seller is reputable and genuine.