How to Earn Money Online Without an Investment?

Last Update: January 21, 2018



There are so many ways that I can share with you that answer the question, How to Earn Money Online Without an Investment?

Let's start with some of the very obvious ones:

  • Sell items on eBay.com and/or
  • Amazon.com
  • Become an Online Tutor
  • Do FreeLance Writing with iWriter.com and/or HireWriters.com - Fiverr.com etc.....
  • Click on ads at a Get Paid pennies per click website
  • Take Online Surveys
  • Watch and Review Movies
  • Listen to and Review Songs
  • Share your Opinion
  • etc... and so on and so on ......

While the above ways to earn money online don't require an investment, they for the most part don't pay very well and also have no passive and/or residual income and aren't sustainable at all without you having to constantly perform the tasks over and over and over again .............. forever and sometimes even longer. :)

As You noticed the banner at the very top of this post suggests, I highly recommend a different way!

Affiliate Marketing is the best business model and easiest way for newbies to be able to earn and grow an income online that will create now money as well as residual and/or passive income as well.

Keep in mind that Affiliate Marketing isn't Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), Network Marketing or even Direct Sales.

(Not that there's anything wrong with the aforementioned Business Models and I am in no way calling them "Get Rich Quick" Scams, Schemes or Illegal in any way.)

(Many of them are legitimate and legal ways to earn an income as a Home Based Business.)

Affiliate Marketing just isn't the same as them and I will share a few of the reasons as well as differences why that they are not even in the same genre of Business Models.

Some of the most well known MLM, Network Marketing, Direct Sales Companies:

  • Amway
  • Avon
  • TupperWare
  • Pampered Chef
  • Mary Kay
  • Isagenix
  • Melaleuca
  • BeachBody
  • Le-Vel Thrive
  • Primerica
  • 31 Gifts
  • Pre-Paid Legal
  • Paparazzi Accessories
  • ACN
  • MCA - Motor Club of America

The above is just a very small sample size and there are literally thousands of Direct Sales Companies in every Niche that You can possibly imagine starting up at any given time.

Some of the flaws: (Things that I consider negatives about Direct Selling, MLM and Network Marketing)

  • Family & Friends are for the most part the 1st set of possible customers and/or business partners that you are in most companies taught to target. You are also taught not to prequalify and that if they fog a mirror that they are a cnadidate. (I disagree and feel that most aren't candidates and that sharing should happen because of their wanting to know more only)
  • Most have lots of "House Parties" Hotel Parties etc... that requires driving around town and spending time away from home. (Home Based Business with spending less time at the Home Base?)
  • In order to actually earn an income that is substantial, you need to be a good recruiter. (Although the selling of products is what makes most companies legal, much of the income is earned by what your team sells)
  • Most companies have a minimum monthly quota that you have to meet for sales in order to qualify for bonuses, team generated income etc....
  • If you are a good recruiter, you still have to recruit others who are also good recruiters or they are capable of learning very fast how to become a good recruiter. Speed is of the utmost importance with MLM, Direct Sales and Network marketing Companies because most everyone that you attempt to recruit onto your team will want to know how long you have been involved and how much that you have made. (A rude question but it almost always gets asked and is for the most part vital to someone getting involved)
  • Even when you build a big team, you will almost always lose team members along the way so your income isn't guaranteed (Not saying that anything in life is guaranteed) and can decrease just as quickly as it increased. Many MLM'ers are natorious for chasing "Shiny Objects" and jumping from one opportunity to the next after about a year especially when something new is presented to them.

Some of the Advantages: (Things that i consider postives about Direct Selling, MLM and Network Marketing)

  • If you are lucky enough to recruit someone who is a go-getter then the Residual and/or Passive Income is Amazing!
  • As stated above, You will earn from the efforts of your team so when you build a team and find teammates who are actually coachable and willing to learn then your income can become substantial.
  • Being both a strong recruiter as well as gifted at motivating and training is a huge advantage so if you are someone who has the capabilities to be all 3 of those and able to also recruit, train and motivate many of your team as well then you'll have a much greater chance at reaching the top of the company.

Back to my #1 Highly Recommended Way to Earn Money 100% from Home along with the Advantages as well as Disadvantages, Affiliate Marketing

One of the only disadvantages that I see with Affiliate Marketing compared to Network Marketing / MLM / Direct Sales is that with Affiliate Marketing you only earn from your own efforts and with some Affiliate Companies when you are actually recruiting individuals to become Affiliates their efforts go completey to the Company and 0% to You who introduced them to the Company.

The list of Advantages of Affiliate Marketing are much more numerous than the one disadvantage.

Here are some of the Advantages: (the advantages are for the most part, the complete opposite of the disadvantages listed for MLM, Network Marketing & Direct Sales above)

  • Your target audience isn't necessarily Friends & Family unless they are truly interested in the product and/or service that you offer within your Niche.
  • No House, Motel or Parties of any kind & absolutely no driving around town either!
  • Your income isn't contingent upon other people's efforts, you earn what you earn based upon your efforts.
  • Your income isn't tied to having to do the same thing over and over ie. recruiting / selling, with Affiliate Marketing you can actually earn more and with the same blog post for many months and/or years after creating the blog post.
  • There isn't a minimum quota to meet with Affiliate Marketing in order to qualify for earnings, there may be a minimum amount of sales in order to qualify for higher earnings.
  • Your income will in most instances continue to increase over time as your website has more keyword rich content and blogs that you share increases. As your website matures, you will also see more traffic and more sales will happen as a result of increased traffic. Build it and continue to scale your efforts creating a nice residual income and in many case even semi-passive income as a result of past blogs and sharing.

Where do I recommend that anyone who wants to learn and earn with Affiliate marketing starts?

View my Profile Page at the #1 Affiliate Marketing Business Learning Community on the Planet, Get signed up for Free and learn how to earn online.

How to Earn Money Online Without an Investment?

Right Here, that's how!

I'll be available as your Mentor / Help anytime that You ask me for help all along your journey to earning an income online with the #1 Best Business Model for Newbies, Affiliate Marketing.

Tony

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Debs66 Premium
Brilliant and thank you for sharing this. I shall be shouting out for your help in the future.
Regards Deborah :)
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TonyHamilton Premium
You are welcome anytime Deborah and thank you for the Brilliant Compliment as well my Friend :)

Tony
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Debs66 Premium
You inspire me and now we are connected on social media inspires me to work more on my groups too.
Debs :-)
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TonyHamilton Premium
Sweet Debs :)
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iJared Premium
WoW!
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TonyHamilton Premium
Thank you Jared,

Tony
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GiuliaB Premium
What a comprehensive view point on affiliate marketing vs direct and mum sales. If you don't mind, I might insert this blog in one of my posts on my website, Tony, because... well, because it's really good :)

Tony
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TonyHamilton Premium
You are always welcome to share anything that I share Giulia, sharing is caring my Friend.

Thank you so much for the really good compliment as well!

Tony
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JodyGordon Premium
Awesome Story Tony. I feel very blessed to have found this platform to grow on. It has been fun so far. I have contemplated on several occasions about moving out and starting or help start a small community to see what we could make out it. Thanks
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TonyHamilton Premium
You are welcome Jody and thank you my Friend.

Tony
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gjshawk Premium
I'm supplementing WA with eBAY.
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TonyHamilton Premium
Awesome Grant, great that you are making that happen my Friend!

Tony
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sb4269 Premium
Howdy Tong, good stuff and great reminder of the power of what we are all doing.
Thanks and Bless You,
Sam and Deb
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TonyHamilton Premium
Howdy Sam and Deb,

You are welcome and thank you Friends.

Bless you both as well,

Tony
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Keeper73 Premium
Hi Tony,
Great post! Thanks for sharing
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bbyard Premium
Great post Tony!
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Joy3 Premium
Excellent
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SuzaMarie Premium
Nice post, Tony! Thanks!

There's always some type of investment...whether it's money or time or both. WA has definitely been time well spent!
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NoMo9-5Grind Premium
Great post-Tony! Thank you!

-Rob
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SantiDewi Premium
Well written comparison of both business model. Thank you for sharing Tony. Wish you best of luck!
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gcd Premium
Awesome post Tony. Thanks for taking the time and sharing.

~Gary
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TonyHamilton Premium
You are welcome Gary and thank you my Friend.

Tony
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SongbirdDL Premium
This is a great article Tony.

For creating a solid business on internet, affiliate marketing is the way to go and Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to be!

Thank you for sharing. I hope this helps people out there to see what a good opportunity this is.

~Danielle
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TonyHamilton Premium
You are welcome Danielle and thank you for the great compliment my Friend.

Wealthy Affiliate is indeed the best place to be to learn and earn with Affiliate marketing Online.

Tony
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Hitsman Premium
Great article Tony
Thanks
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TonyHamilton Premium
You are welcome Hitesh and thank you my Friend for the great compliment.

Tony
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mawitty Premium
I'm a reformed direct sales junkie (I joined 3 or 4 companies in one year). I've had a little success, but not much. I hate home parties, and I hate hitting up my friends and family over and over again.

For that reason alone, affiliate marketing is so much more attractive to me!
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TonyHamilton Premium
Many of us are and have Mishael,

thank you for sharing with us my Friend.

Tony
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JohnV Premium
In truth, you can only earn money online (or anywhere else) without investment, if you value your time at zero. The ideal is a balance of investing appropriate amounts of time and money, into a worthwhile business model.
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TonyHamilton Premium
Wonderfully True John!

Thank you for sharing that fact with us my Friend, some have more time than money.

I myself agree with you that time is priceless.

Tony
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TrishaDawn19 Premium
I'm with Melaleuca as a business person and I did make money but I had to stop since I got into an accident. It's defiantly hard trying to get off the ground since everyone wants free and doesn't understand that you have to put money into a business to make money. I am working for the company again because I like the products and it's cheaper to be a part of the business to get the products rather than just a customer. I would defiantly say that affiliate marketing is more me since I'm not that great at talking to people. I am trying my hardest to get back into my website one everything calms down for me.
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TonyHamilton Premium
Wonderful Trisha,

thank you for sharing my Friend!

Many Direct Sales Companies have great products and/or services for sure.

Tony
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TrishaDawn19 Premium
@TonyHamilton Your welcome!! That is the truth, many of the direct sales companies do have great products and services. Melaleuca usually gives some sort of incentive to there people that way they will get people to sign up with the business. It's not a bad company.
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buffetearns Premium
Thanks for all the detail again Tony!

Wayne
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TonyHamilton Premium
You are welcome Wayne and thank you again for the detail compliment as well.

Tony
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1signbanner Premium
Wow! Great article Tony! I sort of knew the difference just that I need to be told and you did it my friend!

Mahalo!


Frank
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Give me the green light and I'll turn you into the Hulk!
You sure look like him. Don't wanna get you mad! lols! =)

I did a selfie, the profile is not me, honest, I found him on google search. Out of haste I picked him....big mistake.

Look at my selfie, yup I cannot tell a lie, this is yours truly.
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TonyHamilton Premium
Hi Frank,

I am actually know on the Internet as "The Marketing Veteran" so if you are able to do me as "The Marketing Veteran" then that would be Awesome my Friend!

Nice to meet you as well Frank and you look much larger in real life than on TV my Hulking Friend!

Thank you Frank,

Tony
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1signbanner Premium
Why thank you Tony, I try to keep it a secret. Please do your part and keep me underwraps. I hate fame! =) Just hate it.

Tony I have one better. I'll make you what you deserve to be my friend! Yes, Ok I'll make you the "Marketing Veteran" but with a little accent.

Hee heee.................I think you'll be pleasantly surprised...I hope!

Coming in a few minutes. I'll have to draw you from your profile
Scan you and add your title!

You'll like it Mr. Marketing Veteran with a twist.

You'll be univerally accepted the moment your fans see you!


Wish me luck. Coming soon. Now if i can only find a piece of paper and pencil. lols!


Frank
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TonyHamilton Premium
Wonderful Frank,

Thank you so much my Friend!

I can't wait and am extremely excited to see myself as you see me and will draw me :)

Tony
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Dhind1 Premium
Thanks Tony, I have tried the direct sales and MLM route, and it is not for me. I can sell stuff, but I am not happy doing it. WA is a good fit for me, I can see it working for others and I can do it myself. Onward to success.
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TonyHamilton Premium
Awesome Alexander!

I have also gone the MLM, Direct Sales and Network Marketing routes my Friend.

Since 2009 while earning on the internet, I have found that the driving all over town trying to convince someone to buy something and/or convince them to do something that they weren't already thinking of doing is for someone else.

I do still share WA as well as other platforms, I now do it all 100% with internet & Affiliate Marketing from where ever in the World that I happen to be.

Onward to success indeed Alexander!

Tony
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CowboyJames Premium
Excellent Tony, don't think you missed anything.
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TonyHamilton Premium
Thank you James for the Excellent compliment my Friend,

I am sure that there wouldn't be enough time or ink in my laptop to type all that there is involved with this huge topic!

Tony
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JY2018 Premium
That’s a good way to funnel it back to your website with all the comments collected - and a call to action link back to your profile .

Even we want to bookmark it to r post it back into our site. It will surely link back o your WA profile - good strategy.

Thanks for the tips.

John.
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TonyHamilton Premium
Awesome John!

Wealthy Affiliate is absolutely the Best Way to learn the correct way to earn with Affiliate marketing my Friend and it's my honor to share with Friends.

Tony
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JY2018 Premium
Thanks, Tony - I think this is a good hack.
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renzki1375 Premium
Thank you for this information. This keeps me going. Establish a solid ground in affiliate marketing what a good future will be. I will follow you.
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TonyHamilton Premium
Awesome Florencio,

You are welcome and thank you my Friend.

Tony
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Tirolith Premium
Thanks Tony as it will give me a lot to work through.

Tom.
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TonyHamilton Premium
Wonderful Tom, You are welcome my Friend.

Tony
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Eddiebear522 Premium
Makes perfect sense when you think about it! Great post!
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TonyHamilton Premium
Thank you very much Elwood,

Affiliate marketing makes Great Perfect sense my Friend!

Tony
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mbouteiller Premium
Wow... I have this bookmarked now. Thank you Tony. It's very clear affiliate marketing is the only way to go...
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TonyHamilton Premium
You are so welcome Monica & thank you for the Wow compliment my Friend.

You are welcome back here anytime as well Monica, thank you for bookmarking this post.

Tony
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Easy-Moneys Premium
You are my WA Hero Tony and you know it!

Another "value packed" post from TH!

I wish I was you! LOLOL!

Barb
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TonyHamilton Premium
Barb,

thank you so much my Friend!

You and I have partnered up and made much money as well as helped other make money that you are indeed one of my Heroes as well!

I love sharing and thank you so much for the wonderful "Value Packed" compliment my Friend!

Talk with you soon Barb,

Tony
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Planning on meeting up with you in Vegas February 2019 after we get our 300 WA Premium Sales in the bag!

Let's go fishin' and reel them in!

Barb
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TonyHamilton Premium
Absolutely Barb!

I say that we go ahead and hit the 300 WA Premium Sales mark by June so that we can shoot for twice that many this year!

That will be at least 600 Happy Friends who have been introduced to WA Premium as well so it'll be an extraordinary year for sure!

Vegas here we come my Friend!

I love fishin :)

Tony
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DEversley Premium
Thanks for sharing, Tony.

Great info to have. Love the detailed and clear comparisons. Affiliate marketing is so much more rewarding and fulfilling over time, minus the pressure of meeting quotas and the "parties."

MLM has indeed worked for some but is also not for everyone.


David
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TonyHamilton Premium
You are very welcome David,

thank you for taking the time to read and comment my Friend.

Affiliate Marketing and Online Marketing is the Better Way for myself and so many others as well.

Tony
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MinionJewlz Premium
I always love your posts, Tony. I want so badly to get on track this year to invest my time into my sites. Alot been happening for me n not what I'd like of course, but I miss my WA outlet. I noted one period missing and one word "advantage" misspelled, in case you'd like to know. I'll hopefully look u up so I can rise like u were able to do here.
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TonyHamilton Premium
Hi Julie,

thank you so much my Friend for the wonderful compliments.

Which word "Advantage" is misspelled and where is the period missing Julie?

I must be getting hard of seeing in my over 50 age :)

Tony
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MinionJewlz Premium
In the paragraph starting "Keep in mind....", after business with ) behind it and next word is Affiliate...I had to read kinda quick as at work, but looked like ran together. Just wanted to help. Great post!!(by the way, I'm over 50, bit doesn't hinder capabilities n achieving
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TonyHamilton Premium
Thank you so much Julie :)
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MinionJewlz Premium
Any time Tony...
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Edi67 Premium
Thanks for the information, Tony. Much blessings. Edi
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TonyHamilton Premium
You are so welcome Edi and thank you my Friend.

Much Blessings to you as well,

Tony
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MKearns Premium
Very thorough and useful Tony. Saving!
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TonyHamilton Premium
Wonderful Michael, thank you so much my Friend!
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