Nowadays, there are literally hundreds of opportunities to make money online, although it is interesting to note that some of them do not involve selling a product of some sort. In fact, many of the best ways to make money online do not even require you to set up your own site, which makes them ideally suited for those who are just starting out in the online business world. Most such methods involve sharing information about a particular field wherein you are especially knowledgeable, and they can be surprisingly profitable.

There are plenty of sites around nowadays that basically put employers in touch with people that may meet their requirements. Some of the most popular sites of this sort are ReferEarns, Zyoin, Who Do You Know For Dough?, and WiseStepp. The beauty of these sites is that they do not function like the typical “job hunt” sites, and instead focus their attention on people that may not be actively looking for a job. Because of their backgrounds and experience however, these people are perhaps the most qualified for specific roles. Your role in all this is to refer people for specific jobs, for which you can be paid anywhere from $50 to several hundred dollars or even more. If you have many contacts that are always open to new job opportunities, this service is one of the best ways to make money online without having to spend anything.

You may also be able to augment your income by referring buyers to certain suppliers. Although this business model has been used to great effect in the offline world, they haven’t really achieved widespread popularity online due to the traditional challenges involved in tracking referrals. Nowadays however, there are many sites that provide referral tracking services for a fee. The way it works is that vendors specify the amount that they are willing to pay for every referral, and you get paid for every referral that results in a sale. Some companies go beyond this basic service and even pay merely for setting up meetings between suppliers and potential buyers, even if no sale has or will take place.

Writing is another lucrative money earner on the Internet, and you would be surprised how many people make a living off it. There are many sites that will pay pretty good money outright for articles or blog posts some of which are on a per-article basis. Some sites will pay money for articles based on how popular they are with readers. Such sites typically determine the monetary of a particular article based on the number of page views it will receive within a specified period. Some of these sites pay surprisingly well for articles on specific topics. If you have been writing for a long time and have published work, the rates may seem a bit modest. If you are planning to do this as an entry point into online business however, the money that you make writing may be a significant addition to your monthly income.