15 Ways to Earn Money Online without Investment for Students

As a student, there are so many online ways by which you can earn 1000 Rs to 2000 Rs per day easily by sitting in your home. But to earn money online you need to have any particular skill, by using that skill you can make money online.

But to earn money online you should have a laptop or computer and internet connection. Even if you have the internet on your mobile, it will be enough, you can connect it through a hotspot. 

Here is the list of my top 15 ways to earn money online for students.

Here I am not talking about any online survey (or) captcha entry (or) data entry jobs.

1. Blogging: by Displaying Ads (Google Adsense)

When it comes to making money, online blogging is one of the best ways to earn a good income every month. You can earn easily 10000 Rs – 2000 Rs per day through blogging. But you need skill and patience. 

Everyone can’t become a successful blogger, there are so many bloggers who are struggling to make even 1 USD Per day and at the same time, some bloggers are making more than 100 USD per day.

To become a successful blogger choose one topic in which you have knowledge or passion, and start writing about that topic regularly on your blog. 

What do You Need:

  1. Domain (Website name) : 500 – 800 Rs per year (Buy from Godaddy, Google Domains, Namecheap)
  2. Web Hosting: 15000 -2000 Rs per year. (Bluehost or Hostgator are best for new blogs)
  3. Laptop.
  4. Internet.

So in less than 2500 Rs to 3000 Rs per year you can start blogging, and every year you need to renew them. After purchasing the hosting you can create your blog (website) by using WordPress for free of cost. There are so many tutorials available on Youtube, just follow them and create your own blog.

You can even start a free blog using the Blogger platform which doesn’t charge for hosting, but I don’t recommend you to do that. In Blogger you will not have full control, whereas WordPress makes it easy to customize your blog and you will have full control.

Once you create your blog, start writing about one particular topic regularly and focus on solving the problems around that topic that most people are facing. 

After writing 15-20 posts apply for the Google Adsense program to show ads in your blog. If your blog has good and original content then you will easily get Adsense approval. Once Adsense starts showing ads on your blog then you start earning money.

To earn 1000 Rs to 2000 Rs a minimum of 7000 to 15000 visitors have to visit your blog every day.

Earn money online without investment for students through blogging.

2. Youtube (By Showing Ads & Sponsored Ads)

Youtube is another best platform to make money online. Share your knowledge-making videos about any one topic at which you are good. If you don’t have any knowledge then try to entertain the people with your skills either through skits or vlogs or any other talent which you have.

Email ID is enough to create your Youtube channel, and once your channel gets 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours in a year then you will become eligible to show Adsense ads on your videos.

For every 1000 views from India, you can earn 0.10 USD to 1 USD, depending on the topic and length of the video.

You can record and edit your video even on your mobile also. Nowadays every student has a smartphone, so it is not that difficult to start a youtube channel.

What you need:

  1. Email id.
  2. Laptop or Mobile.
  3. Camera or Mobile.
  4. Video editing software. (Filmora is best for computers & Kinemaster for mobiles)
  5. Canva. (To make thumbnails)
How to earn money online through youtube without investment in India

3. By working as a Freelancer.

Freelancing is one of the best ways to earn money online. There are so many websites like Fiverr and Freelancer, where so many jobs will be posted regularly. You need to grab those jobs with your profile and experience. 

For first-time freelancers, it will take some time to get credibility, once you start getting good ratings and reviews then it becomes easy to get a new job. 

To become a successful freelancer you need to have skills like web designing, graphic design, logo design, content writing, etc.

Depending upon the work you can charge as a freelancer.

What you need

  1. Laptop.
  2. Internet connection.
Freelancer jobs for students to work from home

4. Facebook Marketing (Promoting local businesses)

You can start making money by promoting the local businesses in your area through Facebook. You can learn facebook marketing through Youtube in 5-7 days. Once you know the concept of Facebook marketing, start asking your local business to give an opportunity to promote their business through Facebook.

There are so many businesses that they don’t even know that they can promote their products or services through Facebook. So you can do that work for them starting with just Facebook advertising cost, once you gain experience and then you can charge for your services as well.

Once you master Facebook marketing you can work as a freelancer or you can start your own agency also.

What you need:

  1. A Laptop
  2. Internet connection.
  3. Photoshop (or) Canva. (to Edit Images)
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5. Google Adwords

Like Facebook marketing, Google Adwords is another best way to promote businesses. But learning Google Adwords takes more time and money when compared to Facebook marketing, but it is worth it. 

You can promote local businesses using Google Adwords campaigns. You can learn Google Adwords through Youtube for free of cost and it will take a minimum of 3 months to master it. And you need to spend some money to show ads practically, for that you need to have at least 2000 to 5000 Rs in your Adwords account.

Once you master the Adwords, then you can start promoting local businesses or you can apply for part-time jobs or you can also work as a freelancer.

What you need:

  1. Laptop.
  2. Internet connection
  3. Adwords account.
Google Adwords to earn money online for students in India

6. Affiliate marketing

Affiliating marketing redirecting your visitors to buy a particular product or service. To start affiliate marketing you need to have a blog (or) youtube channel (or) social media pages like Facebook (or) Instagram. 

When it comes to affiliate marketing Amazon affiliate marketing is popular in India. You can promote products on the Amazon website, and if anybody buys those products through your links then you will get a little commission.

Similarly, in any company which offers affiliate services, you can register them and start promoting their products in your blogs (or) youtube videos (or) social media platforms and earn a commission.

To become a successful affiliate, concentrate on one niche or one product and try to use that product or service and learn everything about it.

Try to solve the queries of new users related to that product or service and start promoting it, gradually you will make money with the commission on each sale.

What you need:

  1. Blog/Youtube/Socialmedia pages
  2. Laptop.
  3. Internet.
Affiliate marketing to earn money online

7. Content Writing / Ebooks

If you love writing then content writing is one of the best ways to earn money just by sitting in your home. There is so much requirement for content writers around the globe. You can start writing content in your own blogs or you can start writing for other websites. You can charge 0.40 to 2 Rs per word when you write for other blogs.

You can also work as a freelancer if you have content writing skills. There are so many jobs posted each day related to content writing.

Every website which needs an online presence needs content writers, to post articles on their blog pages and to post content on their social media pages, so you can approach them to get content writing-related jobs.

Ebooks are another best way to make money online. Write one ebook on any particular topic in which you have the knowledge and upload it to the Amazon Kindle website and Instamojo and start promoting it.

You don’t need to print the physical copies of your book, just sell the digital copies and on purchase, you will get the royalty. Ebooks are one of the best ways to earn recurring income.

What you need:

  1. Laptop
  2. Internet connection.
Ebook publishing to earn money online for students.

8. Virtual assistant

As a virtual assistant, you don’t need to go to any office, you can work anywhere you like. As a virtual assistant, you need to work as a personal assistant to a business. 

The responsibilities of a virtual assistant include scheduling appointments, communicating with customers and agents either through emails or calls, maintaining social media pages, and keeping records, etc.

You can find virtual assistant jobs in online job portals, choose a suitable job for and apply for it. Depending upon the work and business you will be paid for your work.

What you need:

  1. Laptop.
  2. Internet connection.
  3. Mobile.
virtual assistant jobs to earn money online without investment

9. By selling Courses

If you are good at any subject or field, then create a course about that topic and start selling it on online education platforms like Udemy. There is a huge market for online courses nowadays. 

You can start creating courses about your subjects in college, (or) you can also make videos about other activities like dance, painting, games, yoga, etc.

You don’t need to be an expert in your field, whatever the knowledge you have, make good videos about it and start selling it on Udemy. 

They will take a small percentage every time when someone buys your course on their platform.

You can also post your courses on Youtube and make money through advertisements or sponsored ads once you gain subscribers.

You don’t need to worry every day to sell the courses, work for a few days and make a valuable course and upload it to sites like Udemy and start promoting. Once your course becomes popular then you can make a regular income even without doing anything. You can use the remaining time on other works, which you like to do.

You can create a course using free screen recording software like OBS studio and when it comes to recording using a camera or mobile.

What you need

  1. Laptop.
  2. Mobile or Camera.
  3. Mic (Like Boya M1 or any USB condenser Mic)
  4. Screen recording software. (like OBS studio)
  5. Video editing software. (like Filmora)
Online courses to earn money online in India

10. Online Coaching

Online coaching is another best way to earn money online from your home. Start teaching the subjects at which you are good and you can also teach other skills like fitness, yoga, health tips, drawing, chess, etc.

It may be anything. There are so many people looking to learn online. You can apply for coaching jobs in online job portals (or) promote yourself through Facebook or youtube and start online coaching for your followers.

You can teach daily 1-2 hours and charge 2000 to 5000 Rs per month for every student, Even if you have 5-10 students every month you can earn a reasonable amount per month.

Online coaching to earn money for students

11. Video Editing

If you love editing videos, then there are so many opportunities to earn money online as a video editor.  You can work as a freelancer or you can approach popular youtube channels for editing works (or) you can start your own youtube channel (or) you can start teaching video editing. 

Learning video editing doesn’t take much time, you can learn the basic concepts within 30 days, with regular practice you will master the editing skill.

The best video editing software to learn in 2021 is Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Filmora.

To do video editing you need a computer or laptop of above 8th generation, 8GB RAM, and 125 SSD hard disk. These are the minimum requirements.

Video editing to earn money online for students in india

12. Photoshop

If you learn photoshop then you are increasing your chance to make money online. Photoshop is definitely one of the best skills to learn. After learning photoshop you can start editing photos and designing brochures, banners, etc.

You can also use your photoshop skills for Facebook marketing, to create beautiful marketing images for your client businesses. 

You can get clients either offline or online. You can also work as a freelancer once you learn photoshop and you can charge a minimum of 300 Rs – 500 Rs as a base price to edit the photos.

Earn money through photoshop

13. Logo Designing

Every business needs a logo, and there is a huge demand for logo designing. For each logo, you can charge 500 Rs to 10000 Rs or more. 

You need to learn Adobe Illustrator to design logos. Once you master the skills of logo designing, then there are so many opportunities to earn money online.

Start promoting your logos on Facebook and Instagram, and give your contact details, if anybody likes your logos then they will contact you to make a logo for their brand.

You can also get clients for logo designing from sites like Fiverr and Freelancer. 

14. By Uploading Photos/videos to stock websites

If photography is your passion, then you can make money by selling your photos or videos on stock images sites like Shutterstock and Istock. Not only photos you can also sell vector graphics created in adobe illustrator. 

Shutter stock will pay you a commission of 15-40% every time someone downloads your image, refer to this page for their payment guidelines.

Even Istock will also pay the same commission of 15-45%, refer to this page for their payment guidelines here.

You don’t need an expensive camera to capture the images, even with your smartphone you can capture beautiful photos and videos and sell them on stock sites.

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15. Trading

Trading stocks is the last option in this list to earn money online. To become a profitable trader you need to spend at least 2-3 years. To do day trading you need capital and also the skill. Only a 3% to 5% success rate is present in trading.

To do trading you need trading & Demat accounts like Zerodha, Upstox, or Angel Broking, these are discount brokers, they will charge annual maintenance of 300 Rs per year and 20 Rs for each trade along with different taxes.

If you are really passionate about trading and ready to lose some amount during the learning process, then only do trading otherwise don’t do it.

There are so many other ways listed above in this list, try to master one of those skills.

Trading to earn money online for students in India.

To conclude I have not included any online survey or data entry or captcha solving or multi networking jobs. I don’t recommend those jobs to students, 99% of those jobs are scams, and they will ask you to pay the registration fees. To earn money online you need to have skills, so try to learn the skill first, then automatically so many doors will open for you to make 1000 Rs to 2000 Rs per day easily online.

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