It's the most asked question when people get curious about internet marketing.
"Do you need money to make money?"
The short answer is, “No.” You can effectively launch an Internet marketing career without a single dime. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection, which does cost money, but I'm assuming you already have that ( I mean how else are you reading this )
Little by little you'll begin to understand that the internet itself is "free" resource.
All you need is a little education to get you going.
Many internet marketers have their start as an affiliate marketer. Affiliate marketing just means you're helping someone else sell their products. No need to create your own or handle any billing issues or customer service complaints.
"What do you need to do then?"
All you need is a free ID (by signing up free) that you can get on PayDotCom, Amazon, Commission Junction, LinkShare, or ClickBank (to name a few), and the ability to learn about free traffic sites and you can begin generating an affiliate income without investing a penny of your own money.
Now, does this mean you'll never need money?
You can start out with virtually no money BUT--- and yes it's a big BUT, you need to spend money if you want to make a large impact in your bank account.
That said, it’s best if you save a few dollars here and there to invest in some tools that are going to make your Internet marketing efforts a whole lot easier. For example, you could be a cheapo and design your website yourself or you can hire someone to add more beauty and attraction to it. Of course if you're good at it, only better.
You could also use nothing but web 2.0 social sites that are free, such as Facebook, Squidoo, Hubpages to host your content and affiliate links. Or, you could pony up the $10 for a domain name.
You can also spend days and weeks searching for bit by bit information about how to do a task that will help you make money as an Internet marketer – such as how to master pay per click advertising.
Which I highly recommend doing at first (so you get a little knowledge) but at some point, it's best to save your time by investing in a step-by-step guide to shorten your learning curve.
Look at your budget and see what you have to invest. If you have to start out with nothing, go for it – but appropriate a good amount of your profits to pour back into your online efforts.
So there you go.
You're intelligent enough to know you can start with nothing and BUILD on that.