In one of my previous posts about making money online in Sri Lanka I talked about different methods you can use to make money online and some things you should avoid at all cost. However lots of people have mailed me asking for specific ways to make money online for free. So in this article I’ll list down specific websites that you can start making money for free.
You don’t have to pay anything to join these sites. All you need is time and commitment. They probably wont make you rich, but will definitely provide you with some nice side income.
1/ Creating Hubs , Squidoo Lenses
If you’re good at writing then this is a great way to make money online. You sign up for these website and they’ll provide you with all the tools and resources to create awesome looking webpages. These webpages will have advertisements on them and you’ll get a percentage of money earned from those advertisements. It’s free so just signup and give it a try.
2/ Sell Photos Online
Selling photos is another great way to make money online. If you’re already into photography then this could be a great way to make some extra income. All those photos are just lying there on Facebook anyway, so no harm in uploading them to a photo selling site and making some extra cash. Most of my friends use Shutterstock and they’d have some amazing success through them.
Blogging is another things you can do if you have the knack for writing. It’s similar to HubPages and Squidoo but the difference is you don’t have to share the profit. You can use a free blogging platform like Blogger or WordPress to create a blog.
Although you don’t have to share the revenue you’ll find it harder to rank in search engines using your own blog. Still in the long run it will pay off. If you’re serious about making money online its very important to have your own blog. You can succeed without a blog, but you’ll have a better chance with a blog.
- Read the articles about niche blogging with Keyword Academy and SEO and Affiliate marketing for your blog.
- At least write five article with one of the free services mentioned above to find out whether you have the commitment required for blogging.
- If you already have a blog contact me to discuss about various ways to make money from your blog.
4/ Affiliate marketing
In affiliate marketing you act as the middle man. You sell a companies products or services to consumers and the company pays you a commission for every successful sale. For a comprehensive take on affiliate marketing check out this wiki article.
There are many products and services that has affiliate programs. Although not used extensively some Sri Lankan companies also have affiliate programs. This is a great way to make money online for free if you find the right product in the right niche.
5/ Doing Freelance work
If you have a marketable skill then this is a great way to make money online. I know freelancers from Sri Lanka who earn well over Rs. 200,000 by doing freelance work. Even I do freelance work as a SEO and make good money in the process.
Because labor is expensive in countries like USA and Europe there is a good demand for good freelancers from Sri Lanka. There are many sites for freelancers that are absolutely free to sign up. Check out the article to learn more about the process.
- Read the article freelance work in Sri Lanka and follow the instructions given in that article.
6/ Data Entry Jobs
My article about data entry jobs in SL gets lots of traffic so I know this is a topic most people are interested. You wont get rich by doing data entry jobs but still if you find the right job you can make a decent income.
- Read the article Data Entry jobs in Sri Lanka and follow the instructions given in that article.
7/ PTC programs
PTC stands for paid to click and this is not the best way to build a sustainable income but I understand that some of you just want to earn some quick cash. These programs require you to log in for like 10-15 minutes everyday and clicking on ads and reading them. If you want to be really successful at this then you need to get lots of referrals because you earn a part of what your referrals earn as well. You can earn a decent amount if you manage to get enough referrals.
9/ Doing Paid surveys
Online surveys are a very legitimate method to make money online but the problem is most of these paid surveys are targeted towards US and Canadian citizens. It is very hard to find worldwide surveys where Sri Lankans can participate in. These programs do have referral programs so as with most things in making money online, if you can get enough referrals you have a chance of making a decent income.
10/ Buying and selling domains
This is another good way to make money online but you need to have some knowledge about domain valuation etc to make money through this method. There are few Sri Lankans who are doing it but if you are new to making money online then it is better if you focus on the other things mentioned above.
Listed above are some good ways to make money online in Sri Lanka, if you know some other good way to make money online in Sri Lanka please mention in the comments section so I can consider adding it in the list. Taking action is the most important thing needed to make money online, follow the steps mentioned in the article and you have a good chance of making money online.