Can You Work From Home With No Investment?
Yes, it is possible to work from home with no investment. Actually, I’m asked this question quite frequently. It usually goes like this, “I want to make money online, but I don’t have any money to get started. What can I do?”
While having money to invest in an online business makes it easier, there are simple things you can still do that don’t require a financial investment. Today, I’ll outline a few of these. So, let’s get started.
One of the easiest ways to earn money online is freelancing. If you have any type of skills, like writing, programming or graphic design, then you’re in business. All you have to do is get the word out. There are a lot of people out there that either don’t have your skills OR don’t have the time to do the things you’re good at.
In fact, many of the skills you take for granted – things you do everyday – are skills for which business owners are willing to pay top dollar. So, take an inventory of your skills and see if there is a demand for them.
How do you do this? Well, one of the best places to conduct your research is with a popular freelancing site, called elance.com. A quick visit will show you exactly what skills are in demand and how much you can ask for your time. You may even be able to score a job while you’re there after registering for a free membership. No matter what, it’s a great place to see if there is a market for your skills.
Another option to consider when you want to work from home with no investment is affiliate marketing. I know what you’re thinking, “I need money to get started as an affiliate marketer.” Not true!
Actually, you don’t even need your own web site or AdWords. In fact, starting off in affiliate marketing can be as easy as going to Clickbank.com and finding a product to sell. You can let a product creator know you’re a marketer and ask for a review copy. Most of them will gladly provide you with some sort of example of the product.
Now all you have to do is create a free blog at Blogger.com, review the product, write some articles, submit them to article directories, like EzineArticles.com, and you’re in an affiliate marketing business that didn’t cost you a dime.
And finally, another great way to earn an income from home without dishing out any money is by joining and participating in focus groups. Although, they are a little hard to find, they pay a great deal and are well worth the effort.
What you’ll want to do is Google “focus groups.” This will lead you to sites where you can sign up and register to be in a focus group. Once the focus group starts up you will be notified if you were selected. Although the payout will depend on the focus group that selects you for participation, most pay quite well for just a few weeks worth of work.
So there you have it – three viable ways to work from home with no investment. Once you’re profitable, you can reinvest your money into other businesses that will allow you to continue to work from home.