Is it REALLY possible to make a living out of homework?

Belgium
February 16, 2008 6:55pm CST
A lot of you must have noticed the trend. Everybody seems to be quitting their jobs and starts writing on publishing sites or sites like MyLot, maybe with the idea to turn this into a living. But is it really possible to do so? First of all, you would have to spend soo much time behind your keyboard that it's probably not even an improvement to your former way of life. Don't get me wrong, I love it, and am trying to find a way to just sit on the beach and type a few hours a day and watch the cash roll in, but aren't we turning into a generation of next-level cocooners whose only connection with the real world is their web-cam and Facebook, only to find out that we've been dreaming all along?
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6 responses
• United States
17 Feb 08
I view any money making opportunity the same way. When I get a check from one of them equaling what I make at my 9-5 job after I only spent 10 hours doing whatever it was I needed to do to make that kind of money THEN and only then will I consider that opportunity to be worth giving up the stable income I have from my employer. If more people would just think rationally about this we wouldn't have so many people in America on unemployment and welfare.
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@aimee750 (1117)
• United States
17 Feb 08
Wouldn't it be great if it worked out that way. We would all love to sit on here and have it replace the income from our job, but unfortunately I don't see that happening. I do spend time on the computer at home and am able to make a little money. I usually make $40-60 a month, which pays for my internet and phone. When I analyze how much I make on it per hour, there are not enough hours in the day for me to make the amount of money I need to survive. For those people who are able to have work at home jobs that make them enough money, Congrats! Maybe someday I will be able to join you.
• United States
17 Feb 08
First of all, it is a bad idea to quit your job until you have a way to support yourself, and hoping that the internet makes you money (even if you feel sure that it will) isn't enough. Making a living on the internet is possible. However it is about trial and error, setting up passive and growing incomes, and in the beginning being, working much harder then it is worth. It is like starting a small business. In the beginning it isn't worth it at all, but over time you can make a living. Of course, figuring out what works best for you is important...
• Philippines
17 Feb 08
I think that you make a living out of home working becaue it is working for me. Although, my current earnings is just more than $100. I'm going to invest some money then in the near future I think that I don't need to get any off line job. As they were saying, I believe that if only everyone thinks the same way as we do. WE will not see anyone who is unemployed!
• India
17 Feb 08
Yes, it is possible to make a living working from home. It will take some time and dedication. I have started making money online, the website link is on my profile page, you can sign up for a free trial.
@talisman (1308)
• United States
17 Feb 08
Yes, it is REALLY possible to make a living our of working from home. You shouldn't expect sites like myLot to do it for you, though, and I don't think anyone does. Just because it's not possible to make a living on myLot doesn't mean that it's not possible to make a living from home with anything else. There are literally 1000s of opportunities out there. Some are scams, some aren't. Some just make extra money, some make an income. Some take a lot of time, some don't. They're all different. You just have to find something that you enjoy doing, has the income potential you want/need, and then work hard at it. Working hard at something doesn't necessarily mean that you're working long hours, either. You just have to be sure to make good use of the time you do put in. That's what I'm doing right now with the site listed in my profile and I'm confident that I'll be making the amount I want each month soon enough.