A couple beginner tips, low cost/free money making methods for beginners

Sup, lately I've seen a lot of posts again asking how to make money with $5, $10, $25 dollars etc or even with no money at all.

The internet and this forum is covered with methods but I guess some people still find it hard to find those methods or make a start so here are a couple suggestions.

As said these tips and methods can be found all over the place so it's more like a collection put in my own way of talking with some added experience I had with some of the things discussed.

Keep in mind the lower the budget the longer it will take to make money and that is what it will take anyway TIME.

You see I don't put a title like "easy $100 a day" and then put a aff link to a CPA network in my signature because IM is not easy! It gets easier with experience and money but it's still hard work.

Most people will fail because they procrastinate or give up too fast or even both, with no money or very little money there are no fast ways or get rich quick schemes!


CPA and Affiliate marketing are IMO the easiest to begin with if you are new to IM.

With no money or very little money you won't make a killing but at least you can earn some money to buy a domain name and some hosting then rinse and repeat, scale etc.

What's the difference between CPA and AM?

Not much to be honest, you can see a CPA network as a collection of different AM offers packed together.

A couple advantages and disadvantages for both of them:

CPA Network

Advantages: You can find different products and you will be paid for all of them through the CPA network that usually pays faster than direct AM and it's easier for you to keep track of things.

Disadvantages: As they are the middle man logically they take a cut. Once you made some good money you can usually convince them to pay you a better percentage

A couple CPA networks I work with:

For top offers I use MaxBounty, Peerfly and Crakrevenue(18+, gaming).

For content locking CPAgrip, adworkmedia, CPAbuild and OGads.

Now the first 3 I mentioned are a little harder to get into and MaxBounty even requires a phonecall so you really need to know what to say and that is basically convince them that you know how marketing works and how you will be promoting them which usually works better if you got your own domain and site but I talked my way into all of them when I had no XP and no sites so it's still possible

The last 4 I mentioned are pretty easy to get into just use your brain a little bit.

Now there are literally hundreds of networks, you can go check out the offervault to find offers you like and see which network is connected to it.

Always look up a review when you join a new network that can save you a lot of headache down the line.

Direct Affiliate Marketing

Advantages: Usually easier to get accepted and higher payouts.

Disadvantages: The more products you promote the more you need to keep track of everything.

Direct AM can be for example promoting SemRush they pay 40% every month for every customer you bring them, kwfinder they pay 30% lifetime commission or other software tools or an AM program of a web hosting company. (note: the semrush and kwfinder links are not aff links but links to their aff program)

OFC the most known one is Amazon which I never promote because I think they are greedy AF with their 6% commission but if you can drive a lot of traffic it can be worth it I guess.

Most of the time if a website offers an affiliate program you can find it in the footer of their website or you just google the keyword with "affiliate program" behind it for example: Nike affiliate program or whatever.

Non Direct Affiliate Marketing

Advantages: Like CPA networks have a lot of different offers and even more diverse products, they are easy to register with and payouts go through their gateway.

Disadvantages: Can be hard to find quality products as a lot is pretty much crap.

Most common sites for non direct AM are clickbank and JVzoo both are very easy to register with only products on JVzoo are harder to promote as you need to convince the seller you have good methods to sell their products.

If you want to learn a bit more about promoting CB products you could read @mancar487 guide.

So to sum it up. Offers from CPA networks, direct AM and non direct AM you can promote for free or with a small amount of cash but it will require effort and time!

Next I will be talking a bit on where and how.

Free Domains/Sites/Hosting

As you don't have money for a domain and hosting you will have to come up with different tactics.

You can build free landing-pages and sites on Wix, Weebly and jimdo there are probably more but these are best known and come to my mind.

Keep in mind though, they will never convert as good as having your own domain and site because theirs are on their sub-domains and the free packages come with limitations but with double the effort and creativity you can make some money of it.

If you're more into blogging you can create a free web 2.0 with WordPress.com(.org is when you have your own hosting), blogger or Tumblr for visual blogging.

You can also get a free domain name with the following extensions .TK / .ML / .GA / .CF / .GQ at freenom.

I don't have experience with them so I took a quick look through their TOS so you don't have to. You can forward those domains however they can't be forwarded to any porn, gambling, weapon related offers so besides that it seems you can forward them to a legit offer.

Where there are free domains there are also free hosters. I would never advice to use free hosting as they all got their issues in one way or another. If you have never worked with WP, Cpanel, PHP etc it could serve it's purpose of getting some experience but I wouldn't use them for business.

One of the most used is 000webhost I linked it to a review page about them so you can judge for yourself what you want to do with them.

Again, free domains and hosting will never be as good to having your own domain and hosting but with a little bit of creativity, you can earn some small money from it.

Free Methods

So the obvious free methods is creating social media profiles and start growing them.

I don't know how many profiles you can make on your home IP without trouble but I have at least 5-6 profiles of each on my home IP.


You can start a fan page, group and post in groups relatively easy where most beginners go wrong is spamming the shit out of it.

Facebook doesn't allow paid short links anymore like adfly however they still accept non paid short links like goo.gl and bitly but it comes with restrictions.

Direct AM links are usually the website name and after the / your ID for example:

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