How to Start a Home Based Business for Free

How to Start a Home Based Business for Free

How to Start a Home Based Business for Free

Starting a home based business can be a bit of a struggle when you first start the adventure and even more when you are looking to start for free.

So how to start a home based business for free? Here we will focus on the ones that you can start for free, zero cost, nothing 🙂


Why do You Want to Start a Home Based Business?

Before we start, I want to make sure that you make the right choice. When you make your decision on one of the opportunities you find, be sure to know what you are expecting in return, how much work and time you are willing to put into it and why you are doing this.

There are many reasons why someone would start a home based business, make sure you know yours 😉

Now, Let’s have a look at 5 different options right below 🙂


The Great Opportunities of Marketplaces

Home Based Business Marketplace

Those are great when you have something to sell. It can be your own product or just some stuff around your home that you don’t need any more and want to get some money from it.

Amazon and eBay are probably the biggest places where you can sell. Their main advantage is that you won’t be charged for listing your items, only when you sell them.

Pros: Quick to start. Create your account and you are good to go.

Cons: Need to restock items. You are selling products and need to keep up with the demand.


Having your own blog

Home Based Business Blog

If you like to write, you can make money by blogging. For this you will need a website and when you start you may want to get one for free. You can get free domain name and free hosting on different platforms like SiteRubix.

The first way to make money is by placing some ads on your blog. You can do this by using Google AdSense for example.

Another way to make money with you blog is by joining an affiliate program.

Once you start to get money, you can consider buying your own domain name and hosting if you want to.

Pros: Do what you like 🙂 It’s your blog so you can make it about anything!

May become a full time income.

Cons: May need time to get enough traffic to earn.



Home Based Business Freelance

Everyone has some skills and if you want and have the tools you need, then you can sell your services and make money out of it. It can be pretty much anything

Are you good with language? You can offer online lesson in any language.

You can offer lessons on Verbalplanet or italki.

Have you good writing skills? You can write, proofread or translate articles on demand.

The most common websites for freelancers are Upwork and Fiverr.

Pros: Quick to start. No products needed.

Cons: Depends on job offer.



Home Based Business Microwork

This is also a sort of freelance way to work. You will do tasks that can be done in just a few minutes and be paid for them. It can be data entry, research, proofreading, writing and so on.

To start, you have to join a website that offers that kind of service like Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) or Clickworker. Then you choose the task that you want to accomplish and if the result is satisfactory, you get paid for it.

Because the tasks are very quick to do you will get paid a very small amount of money. But again, you can easily do several tasks in a row to

Pros: Quick to start. No products needed.

Cons: Need to do a lot of tasks to actually get some money.


Affiliate Marketing

Home Based Business Affiliate MarketingThis is by far my favorite home-based business model 🙂 It takes a bit of time to start but it is the best way to get a regular income and being completely independent.

You will need a website (you can have two free websites at SiteRubix), and a topic or niche. The important thing is to choose a niche that you like, make it about your passion and you will love what you do 🙂

You write posts about your niche and join an affiliate program that is related to your niche. You will earn money through commissions. When a visitor goes to your website and click on one of your affiliate link to make a purchase, you will get a commission for it.

The best is that the possibilities are almost endless. Any idea you have can be turned in a new business and new profit.

If you want to start, you can find a lot of different training platform out there. If you are interested, the one I would recommend you is Wealthy Affiliate. It is a great all-in-one platform that gives you all the tools you need to start, has an awesome and helpful community and you can create your account for free.

Pros: Do what you like 🙂 It’s your blog so you can make it about anything!

May become a full time income.

Cons: May need time to get enough traffic to start to earn money.



Home Based Business Your Choice

Each one of those opportunities allows you to make money but in a very different way.

Marketplaces, freelancing and microwork can get you money faster than other methods but you will be dependent on job offers or products supply. And if you don’t work, you don’t get paid.

With blogging or affiliate marketing you have the advantage of being completely independent. It needs more time and work before starting to get money but when it starts to come in, it will keep going. If you decide to take a break for one week, your website will keep working and keep earning you money.

In the end, it really depends on what you are expecting and why you want to start your own business.


My recommendation – Affiliate Marketing

Home Based Business Make the Jump

My recommendation would be to bet on the long term business, blogging and affiliate marketing can really change a lot and be one of the best way to make money online.

You will have to put some time and effort in it, but you will do something you like and nothing can beat that 🙂

When I had to make my choice, I jumped in the affiliate marketing business and I don’t regret it.

I wanted to be completely independent, working on my own schedule and do something I liked. I wanted to be able to travel all around the world and working at the same time. I found Wealthy Affiliate, a great platform which gave me two free websites to start with and have a great training on affiliate marketing.

Being my own boss and working from my computer gives me the freedom I always wanted 🙂

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Please leave a comment below and share your experience or opinion, I would love to read it 🙂

4 Replies to “How to Start a Home Based Business for Free”

  1. Great and interesting article. I am also working online for over 3 years now, but this is the first time I hear about MICROWORK.

    This term is completely new to me. Can you please explain in more details how this business model works (especially Clickworker)?

    How much does it cost to become a Clickworker member?

    Thanks for the great article. I am waiting for your reply


    1. Hi Miroslav!

      Thanks for leaving a comment. When it comes to online working, microwork is not one of the first results to come.

      Basically there are three parts in this business model.

      On one side are the companies, when they need some small tasks done they can join a platform like Clickworker and submit their tasks.
      On the other side, there are the workers that can choose which tasks they will accomplish and get paid for them.
      In the middle, you have platforms like Clickworker that connect the workers with the different tasks submitted by the companies.

      As a microworker you are “freelance”, you don’t have to commit any specific amount of time every week or accomplish a certain amount of tasks. You work when you want and you get paid when you work.

      About Clickworker

      The workers are called “clickworkers” and the companies are the “customers”.

      Some of the tasks that can be done are text creation, translations, proofreading, web research, data categorization, taking survey and some others. But I think this gives a good idea of what to expect.

      For the cost, you can become a clickworker for free here.

      When you create your account, make sure you enter your real information. If not it may lead to your account banished and payment not given.

      Once your done, you will receive an email that explains the first steps to take to setup your account. The first thing to do is to complete your profile with a native language, then you should take some time to fill out the others information (any other languages, skills, hobby & Know-how) if you have any certificate you can also upload it.

      The more details you will give the more chances you will have to get different jobs. If you don’t fill anything, you may only have some surveys available.

      If you have the opportunity to take some assessment in your profile, I highly recommend you do them to show your skills. Basically, if you don’t “say” that you are good at something, they will consider that you can’t do it and will not propose you a job in this field. This is just to guarantee a certain level of quality in the work, they don’t want people just spamming the tasks and having the companies relisting them because of bad quality.

      Sorry for the long reply. I may write an article about microwork in the future to cover it more in depth but I hope I could answer your questions 🙂

      Thank for stopping by 🙂


  2. Hello there! I’m a student and I’ve been looking for a way to earn extra money for a while now. I heard about affiliate marketing before but I don’t know where to start and how it works. Luckily, I read your article that talks about affiliate marketing. I found your article very informative and helpful but I have a question. Do you know any affiliate marketing program that will help me? I really appreciate your response

    1. Hi John!

      Thank you for your comment. I know how hard it can be when you are a student to earn some money. Finding a job that allows you to dedicate enough time to study can be a challenge sometimes.

      I think that affiliate marketing is the best option. If you dedicate enough time it can give great results and you can manage your working time as you want.

      In my opinion, the best program to start with would be Wealthy Affiliate (or WA). You can join for free (no credit card required) so you can have a look from the indside and make your opinion about it.
      Within WA, you will get two free websites (with free hosting). The quality of the training is great and will guide you through every steps. It is the one that I joined and I am still a member of 🙂
      There, you will learn what is affiliate marketing, how it works, how to create your website (in just a few clicks!) and how to write content. The community there is also amazing and very helpful.

      If you want to give it a try, you can click here to create your free account. Have a look and see you there 🙂


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