Well, not really tips, just things I think are really important if you want to make money online for free. This should help get new people started in a good direction without having to learn from mistakes. Believe me, it's nice to have something to focus on when getting started to avoid from being scammed.
Give yourself a goal for why you are earning.
If you have a reason to earn, you'll be more likely to continue trying. And even if your goal for is to earn some more money, maybe strive for a certain amount or get yourself something a present for earning.
Get yourself a blog or even a simple webpage.
Having a simple page can help gain you a few referrals. You can clearly see my blog isn't updated all that often and yet I've had people sign up under me from reading what I've posted so far, so nothing is too small. It also gives you a simple link that you can send to people if they ask for ways to earn instead of sending them your many referral links.
Get yourself a second email address.
You may get spammed by joining sites. So far I haven't been, but it can happen. In which case, you don't want them having your main email address. By making a second one specifically to earn money with, then you always know that your money earning sites are connected to that email address and not another you might have.
Figure out how you like to earn.
Personally, I enjoy watching a video for cash. Others prefer filling out offers, and even other prefer being paid to click. Once you figure out the thing you enjoy the most, look for other sites like that so earning is enjoyable for you.
Visit your sites daily.
One, it is the only way you will make a profit quickly. Two, many people complain about their referrals not earning or quitting after a few days. Then you find out they aren't active either. Why would your expect your referrals to work harder than you do?
Be skeptical of sites.
Just cause someone says you can earn hundreds, feel free to try it, but stay skeptical until you receive your payment. I can show you my proof of payment and others can show your theirs as well, but that doesn't mean anything from your point of view. Until the cash is in your hand, there's nothing wrong with playing it safe.
Don't pay to earn.
If you have to pay to earn, then you really aren't earning, your paying yourself back. If you pay $10 and earn $15, you're only up $5. Keep this in mind before doing that offer that costs you $50 but only earns you $30.
Be careful what you choose to upgrade.
If you can earn for free but choose to upgrade, that's your choice, but keep in mind that you need to re-earn that money that you just lost. If you do that, you'll be able to figure out which upgrades are worth their price and which are just sucking up your cash.
Think about how much time you want to spend earning.
If you have no problem spending 10 hours a day earning, fine. There are plenty of time consuming ways to earn. However, some people only have an hour to spend, or less even. In which case, try to figure out the best ways to earn. Like with a job, you want to earn as much for the time you put in.
This is just a list of things that seemed important to me at the moment. Surely there are other things that are important to keep in mind, so I will update this when they come to me. Have a good week all.