9 Ways To Make Money Online | No Following Required

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Want to make money online but don’t have a following? Don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to make money online, and we’ve got 9 of them in this blog.

You’re not alone, you don’t need to have a massive following or any to get started. What you need is the drive, ambition, and be dedicated to making it work for you.

Shocking news, not everybody is on social media with a huge following. Some just use a platform to connect with friends, family, and not much else. If this is you, don’t let this hold you back from making money online.

When I started making money online, I was just on Facebook and only connected with friends. But when I was at University and struggling to make ends meet, I learnt about affiliate marketing. Learning more about affiliate marketing, I found a way to make money online without annoying my friends.

If you’re not interested in affiliate marketing, in this blog we will go through 10 different ways to make money online without a following.

9 Ways To Make Money Online | No Following Required


Surveys are fantastic to earn money online without a following. To make money with surveys, signup to some survey apps and complete surveys daily.

If you do surveys in your spare time, you could be earning an extra $100 a month. But if you complete surveys full time you could be earning $1000 a month. Of course, how much you earn depends on what monetary reward you’ll get for each survey. Here are some of my favourite survey apps for money.

Virtual Assistant

Becoming a virtual assistant, doing tasks for entrepreneurs and small business owners who require your skills. Starting a virtual assistant business is a great way to add an extra stream of income.

You can either be a virtual assistant as a side hustle or full time. You could either apply for virtual assistant jobs or setup profiles on freelance marketplaces and take on smaller tasks. Either way, typical earnings of a virtual assistant is £16.69 in the UK.

Pet Sitter

Do you have a love for our four legged friends? Becoming a pet sitter or dog walker is a popular occupation people are taking up in their spare time or as a full time business.

With people earning £16 an hour in the UK walking dogs or attending to other animals in their home, it’s a great way to make money online. You can get started by using the popular apps like Rover to register as a pet sitter or dog walker in your area.


KDP or kindle direct publishing is your way to sell your content on Amazon. This content could be in the form of books or low content books. Low content books such as journals and notepads.

To be successful with KDP, build a brand specialising in a particular niche, and create a variety of content to sell. Make sure that your content gets found on Amazon by using keywords that your buyers are using when searching for your content.

Typically with KDP, you’ll be paid in royalties. The royalties you’ll receive depends on if the customer bought an eBook, paperback, or hardback. Therefore, earnings do vary depending on the content you’re selling, the amount of books you have to sell, and demand for the product.


How good are you at talking? Good enough so you can make some extra money online? Well you’re in luck.

With the rise of remote work and the need for customer support services, you’ll find plenty of opportunities. There are opportunities with customer support for tech companies, and then there are some adult chatting opportunities.

With customer support roles you’ll be working on the phone and so will need the quiet space and equipment to carry out your role. For adult chat you can do this by phone, text, or webcam. Chatting by text tends to be more preferable as you’re completely anonymous, the customer just sees an avatar of a fake profile.

Freelance Writing

Freelance writing is a favourite to make money online. You can make money writing:

  • Books
  • Blogs
  • Emails
  • Sales Pages
  • Website Copy
  • Social Media Captions
  • Video Scripts

You can turn your freelance writing career into either writing for other people or building your own content business. Whichever you choose, this is a fun way to make money online.

Potential earnings really do vary depending on the business model you choose and the niche. Don’t also forget that experience is another factor that goes into how much someone will pay you. However, if you decide to create your own content business, it depends on how much advertisers are willing to pay and demand for your content.

Mystery Shopping

If you love to shop or always need to go to the shops for something, then this could be the way to make money online for you.

Businesses that you see on the high street are paying for mystery shoppers to come in store and check over the shelves and customer service. In turn, mystery shoppers on average are earning £18.87 an hour by completing the tasks.

To find mystery shopping jobs, you can easily find apps and websites that are hiring mystery shoppers.


Make £80 an hour as an online tutor with your specific skillset. Parents are hiring online tutors to teach their kids to help them with a specific area like English, Maths, Science, to name just a few.

You don’t need to go to the childs home to teach the child. With tools like Zoom, you can have sessions with the student there. Plus, teaching over Zoom allows you to teach more students per day.

To become an online tutor, there are sites like Superprof to help you get started and attract clients to you.

Solo Ads

If you’re not jumping for joy at the thought of using social media to make money online then you have got another option.

This other option doesn’t require

  • Building a following
  • Churning out content like an influencer
  • Spending hours doing keyword research

With this option, you do need to spend a little bit of money and do research into who you’re going to work with. So what is this option? This alternative option to making money online with your offer is solo ads.

Solo ads is basically buying access to someone’s email list which is filled with your ideal clients. This email list could be of people who are interested in your niche. Then to make your return on investment is to create an email (solo ad) that sends people to your landing page.

When the people choose your offer (lead magnet) then that person is choosing to give you their email address.

Now you’ve got their email address to which you’re autoresponder sends follow up emails.

To get started with solo ads, you would pay a vendor to send out your email promoting an offer. There are many different vendors offering solo ads. But when choosing a vendor, make sure you do your research into their email list and how engaged they are.


There are plenty of ways you can start making money online. By honing your skills and delivering quality products or services, you can carve out a fulfilling and potentially lucrative online income stream even without a following.

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Alison Wolf

Helping you to build an online business so you have an extra stream of income or quit the day job. Don't forget to follow me on social media using the handle @heyalisonwolf
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