Five Ways To Make Money Online on a Small Budget

When it comes to making money, some believe you have to spend money to make money…right? Let’s take a look at a few ways to make your small budget count, every single month.

First idea: Free stuff! Using ad extensions allows you to have site links for all campaigns. Ad Extensions show depth on your site, they are simple and get a lot of traffic. Also, set additional negative from SQR reports.

Think of words that fit within yours or your clients realm of business, but actually have nothing to do with their business – excluding those words will help you to avoid unwanted traffic, as well as attract the more specific traffic you are looking for.


Second: Don’t get too caught up in being number 1. If you are in third or fourth place, you are getting conversions, and you most likely have a better ROI because you are spending less money to get into first.

Third: Eliminate the keywords that aren’t working! You may have keywords that worked in the past, but aren’t working now – that’s the ebb and flow of the business. Don’t make yourself crazy by getting frustrated they aren’t working, eliminate those words and move forward.

Fourth: Your Google score. The higher your Quality Score, the more eligibility you have for your keywords, so you end up paying less per click. Create great content landing pages, meaningful keywords and a good account structure and you will easily have a Quality Score that is above average!

Fifth: Make a branded campaign. By making a campaign that is specifically about your product and company will be a key element to having a successful PPC account on a small budget. When you are more specific with your products, your conversion rates will be higher. For example phrases such as “Michael Kors watch” will have a higher conversion rate than just “watches”.

Hopefully these few tips will help you maximize your budget and give you the ROI you are looking for!

25 thoughts on “Five Ways To Make Money Online on a Small Budget”

  1. ClickBait says:

    Thanks for great tips, John
    I have to work with my keywords to pay less for click

    1. Jason Brown says:

      ! thing this article left out was conversion rate optimization.

      If your using a LP, try increasing the amount of customers that convert by changing up the messaging or look of your landing page.

      This can also be done with the ads that you are using.

  2. I. C. Daniel says:

    Better check Fiverr and come up with some cool GIGs to make easy money!

    1. Brent says:

      Fiverr is good for getting things like voiceovers done. Other than that most other services are complete bullcrap.

      1. I. C. Daniel says:

        It seems people buy “bullcrap” with thousands :))

  3. nice article john try for earning..

  4. smslocker says:

    Thanks for tips sir

  5. Jason James says:

    $0 marketing can be very effective if you play your cards right.

    We all have to start from $0 anyway

  6. With a small budget one can make a good income. This shows how one has to make more efforts and struggle earning money.

  7. Wayne says:

    This is perfect timing, John. I’m just getting started with doing PPC so this was quite relevant. Thanks!

  8. Marketing on a small budget requires creativity and the ability to to think out of the box. Many people are stuck struggling on a shoe string and think that it is not possible to make money without a big budget, however, with the right strategies in place you can attract many visitors to your website in turn get many conversions and make money. In order to succeed on a small budget you must be persistent and take action everyday.

    Matthew J Trujillo

  9. My blog is having enough content but i am still confused about the keywords. What should be the keywords for my blog to come up in the ranking. I am regularly updating with single post about the different tourist place of india but still my blog is not getting visits and its shown in page 4 of google search engine. Please suggest what to do?

  10. Shaun says:

    Hi John,
    I’ve been quite weary of PPC, but after reading your blog I am starting to see that this may be an option for me. I will start to look into it. Once again I enjoy reading all the interesting articles on your website. 🙂

  11. faisal says:

    Nice and neat tips.

  12. Hello John,

    Though short and precise, these tips should help anyone with a small budget maximize the best from his small purse and it’s strength. I particularly love the idea of attracting targeted traffic and eliminating non functional keywords…believe me, in this business, these are the basics.

    There is no reason why I should not wish you a very great weekend!


  13. Akos Fintor says:

    Hey John,

    What I realized that as soon as take my eyes off the money and focus on making good trades $ started to flow into my life.
    I just had my first big day $2700 in one day.
    I’m pumped.

    great insight!

  14. kishore says:

    Thanks Sir for sharing this information.

  15. Elkees Media says:

    Thank you for sharing such a nice information as it will help me to do more for my tech blog

  16. Elkees Media says:

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  17. Caleb says:

    If you have no funds then you must exchange that for TIME. And it definitely takes time in regards to winning with seo tactics or say ad exchanges.

  18. yeasin says:

    Hi , its great article on online money making , you just written as i want to say to people who are interested to make money online .Thanks for this article .

  19. I work with the long tail method, and chooses instead several good third or fourth word that is has good click, they are cheaper to be in first place in serp and it provides more overall.

  20. Thanks John, this is good information.

  21. Scrowe says:

    Thanks John, for posting Mr. Rampton’s article. As an extreme newbie with a thin purse, these tips are very helpful. Now I just have to figure out what are ad extensions, and how to set additional negative from SQR reports. :)) Items 2-5 I comprehend fairly well. The good thing is that I love learning new things, not just from the articles on your site, but from the commenters as well. Thanks for sharing this information.

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