Making Money Online has become a very ‘huge’ topic all across the globe in recent years. This is because everywhere on the internet you can see people telling you how they made fortunes with very little work. Most people who see these ads will jump to the conclusion that making money online is indeed easy, cost very little to start up and will only require minimum effort to make it run.
However, this is very far from the truth. Putting aside all the hyped sales message aside, Internet marketing is a real business and most people will initially fail in their first few attempts to make money online. So making money online is in fact not so easy for total beginners and there is a learning curve that one needs to go through before making their first buck online.
As for making money without any effort, this is untrue as well. You can automate a lot of work and you can outsource a lot of the work, but this by is by no mean indicating that life is going to be easy where you can party all day long and still make a lot of money. Of course, if your business is already successful, then it is possible to work only a few hours a week, but this is definitely not the case for beginner marketers.
So how about making money with little to no cost at all? Is it truly possible to make money online without any initial startup? For starters if you ignore the cost for a laptop or a desktop pc and ignoring the fact that there is a cost for using the internet, then the answer is yes, it is possible to make money online without any sort of capital at all.
Here is a good example of how you can make money without any cost at all. You can actually sell affiliate products where you can essentially start at no cost and have a product to sell within hours. Next you can use a free blog or a forum post or even a social network site such as Facebook page, Twitter or even a Squidoo lens to set up your landing page or sales message.
When you have everything set up properly and ready to go… you will only have to drive free traffic to your site and if people buys via your affiliate link you get paid. Free traffic strategies could be SEO strategies, Article Marketing Strategies, social network strategies or even as simple as posting an ad on craigslist or on freeusads.com.
So then the answer to the big question is yes it is undeniable that it is possible to make money online without any sort of cost at all. This means you can actually start from nothing and earn some cash. However, this free strategy is usually deemed as a short-term money money-making strategy. It works as a short term or initial capital building method but if you want your business to grow and turn into a powerful cash machine, then you need to look into the long term strategies and this usually means that you will have to start investing some sort of money into your business whether it be in tools, Domains, Autoresponders or even paid traffic.
Why Can’t I Stay Free?
Most people who made their first buck online will want to stay in the ‘Free’ Zone and quite frankly speaking, most of them never made it big. If you want to stay free, then you cannot outsource all your work. You won’t be able to make use of paid traffic which will skyrocket your profits. And most importantly, you won’t be able to build a list.
What a business owner should be doing is to think in the long term and how to grow their business to a whole new level and to do so would usually mean that you have to move out of the safe zone and start investing in proper tools and domain names or hosting. All of these will help you build brand awareness for yourself and your business and you will soon be able to make a lot more money than you ever can from staying as a free marketer.
The advice to heed here is to start investing into your business on a budget and only spend on necessary items that will surely be able to help your business grow to new heights. Surely by now you will realize that making money online the ‘free’ way is a very good way to start but is not a good way to sustain your business for long.
Also, free methods usually involve a lot of work especially in the traffic generation part. So when you start to make some income using your free methods, be sure not to spend it all but instead you should put some of this cash that you made and reinvest it for even more profits. This is what is known as letting your money work for you instead of you working for money.
No cost is not the key to freedom.
Your business is ‘work’. However, you can always hire experts to help you get things done. Only when you can be ‘hands’ free from your business will you be able to call yourself successful and be financially free. Learn to outsource your business because it is the key towards freeing your time so you can enjoy life with your family and friends.
This is probably the hardest stage to overcome for most marketers because they are afraid that quality will be sacrificed once they start to outsource their work. Therefore when you are outsourcing your work, be sure to look for qualified personnel and do not look for the cheaper options or you will not get satisfactory work done for you.
Investing in the proper tools is also a great way to ease up all your work and help you get more things done for your business. Start free… and seek freedom when you can by spending the smart way.