How to get started online when you have no money: Step 1) Get accepted at an ad network that offers "pay-per-lead" with incentives Step 2) Pick offer paying $1.40 or so for email submits Step 3) You and your buddies print coupons / flyers and find a way to get them in peoples faces around town Notes: Its a good idea to know your sh-t before applying to ad networks because its harder than ever to get in These offers work because they offer a "incentive" that is usually worth 100-400 bucks - they make the rules hard af to complete and usually get 100k people's contact info Good places to put the flyers - starbucks (people already near wifi) - public/college libraries (see starbucks) - IF you get something like a "target giftcard" or something you can stand outside target handing them to people (on their way out works better I promise and saying something is super important make eye contact and sh-t) if you make really legit looking cards you can usually convince fastfood employees to put it on the counter by the cash register (like biz card level looking) Here's how it's done or at least how I did it and yes it's dirty af so be ready for your stomach to hurt a bit. I used to find controversial topics in local news (like OMG they're building a gas line or whatever) I would loosely associate the website's name with a local community college or something ***THIS IS RISKY I'M NOT SAYING DO THIS*** ie "LOCAL SOMETHING SURVEY" - you put up a one page website that is collecting votes about should this be allowed in exchange for a chance to win iPad air or what not. The link you put on the coupon goes to your site. They click yes/no which shoots them to the email submit page *because they need to put their contact info in case they win* - this has been going on for A LONG time remember seeing those "win a vacation / car" things at restaurant entrances? Its information collection baby.