Reason(s) for earning money online

Hong Kong
May 25, 2008 8:28am CST
I started participating in online earning since last week. I've tried many popular ways of earning such as PTC, PTR, PTP, completing surveying, surfing, searching and uploading pics. Although I felt quite tired throughout the week by clicking ads repeatedly, I am still interested in it. I asked myself: What's the point to earn online money? I do have a stable income from my job and the money I can gain online is so little... For me, it is not just about the money I can earn, but also about satisfaction. Upon I've invested my time on online earning, I can see some obvious changes gradually, which could be an increasing revenue or even just an increase in the number of referral, and I like this feeling. How about you? Why do you earn money online? Is it only about revenue?
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@browneyed (2526)
• United Kingdom
25 May 08
Hi jickyeung I don't earn a stable income in the real world, so earning online helps. I'd like to reach a stage where I'm earning more of my income online, but I appreciate that that will take time. For now, I'm happy to have earned over $700 online so far this year from freelance writing. take care...and good luck.
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• Hong Kong
25 May 08
Wow $700!! As I know writing is one of the best ways to earn. Good luck.
@tigertang (1750)
• Singapore
25 May 08
Hey, how did you manage to make $700 a year from free-lance writing? Which site do you use to get this type of money? Yes, not having a stable income is rough. So you have find ways to creating income for yourself and the most interesting place is to do it online where you have access to the rest of the world as your market place.
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@browneyed (2526)
• United Kingdom
25 May 08
jickyeung - I keep a monthly spreadsheet of my earnings and I added up what I'd made through freelance writing since January this year, and that's how much I've made so far. Looking at it that way made me truly appreciate what I've achieved. It also re-focused me. If you like writing and you're fairly good at it, it can be a good income source. tigertang - How did I manage it? By putting myself out there, I guess. I use the Digital Point forums to secure writing opportunities. I've recently written a review on it on my blog. You'll find my web address in my profile. take care...
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
26 May 08
I earn money online, because it helps me feel like I am contributing money to my family's finances, while still allowing me to stay home with my 2 year old. The money that my husband makes from his job is enough to cover all of our basic expenses. We just use the money that I make online to pay down debts, save for Christmas, birthday, anniversary, etc presents, and to have a little bit of extra spending money for things like movies, video games, eating out, etc. It really works out well for us, because it allows us to budget my husband's money much more closely, without worrying that we might go ahead and buy something that will set off our whole budget.
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• Hong Kong
26 May 08
Thanks for your reply. It's great that online money can let you buy the things you want as well as giving you the feeling of contributing to your family's finances. This was also one of my intention. But now I just wonder if the cash will be helpful (I don't even expect I will earn more than $5.00 a month~) Have a nice day!
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
28 May 08
Thank you for the best response! I don't know that I would really continue to do some of the stuff I do online if I was only going to be making $5.00 each month. I'm in the United States, though, so it's easier for me to find legitimate paying things to do online. I make around $300-350 each month just in things I do online, that aren't contracts (I write some articles for a magazine sometimes, too, so that adds to the money I make those months).
• Hong Kong
28 May 08
You're welcome. This was my first post, and my first selection of best response. I like your reason of earning. It's very positive and special. Thanks for your response once again!
• United States
25 May 08
I am a music lover and i want to buy an ipod.. But that dream fulfilling through online earning is just a dream...:( My frens have it and i want to have it too.. If i get a big bread through net at once.. I think i am gonna think myself lukiest.. If earning online fulfills my wish.. I am gonna boast it to evryone that... i bought the ipod with my labour.. and no matter my parents be proud of me or not.. i'd myself be proud.. But thats just a dream guys.....:(:(:(
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• Hong Kong
26 May 08
Thanks for your response. IPod is too expensive. You probably need to earn for several months in order to gain the money you need to buy an IPod.~
• United States
27 May 08
I have a site you can check out that you may be able to earn that Ipod in no time at all & if you're interested feel free to send me a pm =D
@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
28 May 08
you know... if you buy an ipod online you may get better deals... what i do when i really want something RIGHT NOW is that i ask money from my parents and pay them back slowly whenever i have the chance.. also i will try to get part time jobs to pay them faster.. thats one of the best things about family... they dont charge interest...lol...
@Elixiress (3893)
25 May 08
I earn money online, because I am a student, so my stereotype I have no money lol. The year is coming to the end so my £30 a week EMA is soon coming to an end as is the £10 my Mam gives me for food, so I will be living off savings and the £8 my Dad gives me as I finding it hard to get a job as I have no work experience. So the money I earn online is so that I can still buy things that I want and go out with my friends as well as saving to go to Uni in two years time.
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• Hong Kong
25 May 08
Thank you. How much do you earn online per month? I just wonder if it is enough for your university study
@Elixiress (3893)
25 May 08
I have just started trying earn money online seriously so I don't yet have a figure per month, but it is not enough for my Uni study, so I am still trying to look a part time job offline, not having much luck though.
• Hong Kong
28 May 08
Cheer up! Elixiress~
@LouieWpHs04 (4559)
• United States
27 May 08
I feel that in the long-run, if you make yourself a good enough system and build yourself even just a decent downline you can make out pretty well through the internet. Of course this isn't all i'm planning on doing is sites like this. I want to run a few online businesses & start some freelance projects I have in mind & all together I should be making fairly good money & all the while I should still have time for a job outside of the internet! That, and of course it's not just for the money you can earn but for the experiences & new friends you can make which keeps me here! Not to mention you can find topics about just about anything! If you want to like I mentioned in that other discussion, I could seriousllyy hook you up with some nice sites & maybe even some great methods in order to optimize your earnings as much as possible! =D
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• Hong Kong
28 May 08
Thanks LouieWpHs04. You are so kind. Could you let me know which sites/programs you've joined? I am interested in knowing that.
• United States
29 May 08
Yep, just send me a PM so I don't forget and i'll get on that later!
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@reejane (294)
• Philippines
26 May 08
Honestly for me, the main reason is extra income. It doesn't hurt to have an extra money while I'm sitting here in the office and being online for the whole 8 hours. I could use some extra cash as part of our savings.
• Hong Kong
26 May 08
Thanks for your response. Wow, you can sit in the office the whole day but do the online earning stuff? Does your boss know this?
@reejane (294)
• Philippines
27 May 08
Nope. My boss doesn't know about this since I'm doing my job well ;)
• India
25 May 08
Yes i agree with you. Though the earnings are less now, I am looking forward in the future by getting quality referrals.
• India
25 May 08
I too feel the same. But i have not found any genuine paying sites. So i am left with no option. Do send me if you have any info.
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@kingcrapper (1538)
• United States
25 May 08
I like the idea of making money online but the question of why do I do it is a very good one! I too have very good job with enough benefits to cover my whole family. The idea of of making more income online gives me an extra little edge to do things that give me even more leverage. Instead of a lot of different programs I try to concetrate on just a few and have an objective for each one: There is one that I use that awards me gift cards that I cash in around December to take advantage of the clothing sales at the mall in January. Another I use to gain web traffic for my website. Another I am using to put into investments so I can have even more for the future. Online cash is such a cool thing. Why wouldn't everyone want to take a few minutes a day to earn some?
@gilly123 (157)
25 May 08
I use the net to make cash to pay for my monthy broadband fees,so i am surfing the net for free,and with virgin broadband package1 i get my phone call for free,he!he!
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• Hong Kong
25 May 08
kingcrapper, you are well planned. As far as I can see people who can earn real money have well planning for how to earn and how to spend.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
27 May 08
I am also in mylot for some reasons like that. but its only when i joined. now more tahn the earnings and all, i enjoy the friends,discussions and all. i initially joined some sites but none paid me. i am only at Mylot.
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• Hong Kong
28 May 08
Hello Subha. I enjoy the people and discussions here, too. About not being paid, did you join sites with higher reputation? You were so unfortunately. I knew there are some legit sites that pay, but just ned to take 2 to 3 months. I hope this is your case...
• Malaysia
26 May 08
You really get the paid before? and what type of company or website you sign up which has no sign up cost?
26 May 08
I really just try and earn a little extra so i can buy a few things on ebay lol, i always browse the site and so i participate in a few online earning scheems to bump up my paypal account so i can get a few extra things for me and my children :)
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• Hong Kong
26 May 08
Thanks for your response. I have $0.00 so far in my PayPal account since I just join the community last week. I hope to see the cash keep on increasing. :)
@gy850710 (90)
• China
26 May 08
earning money is not my primary goal,practising English is most important to me.
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• Hong Kong
26 May 08
Thanks for your reply. I have the same feeling as you. For me, I rarely have chance to practice my English when working. MyLot is a good way to practice both reading and writing skill in my leisure time. About earning money, this was my intention. But after I realized that I couldn't earn real money online, I am less ambitious than before :-).
• India
26 May 08
People think that earning online money is easy but my buddy it take a lot of effort. First of all there are so many scams on net therefore u have to work out the genuine programs on net. After that u have to give time to find the right programs for u. After that u will get some dollars for ur efforts.
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@danoluma (817)
• Kenya
26 May 08
For me its both revenue and satisfaction, Like I joined mylot because someone told me that I would make lots of money though that was not the case. I found great people here an I love it besides getting a few dollors I made great friends
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• Hong Kong
26 May 08
Thank you for your response. I am new to MyLot, but I already love it very much. People here is great. Discussions here are meaningful. I hope I can money as well as improving myself by discussing with people all over the world.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
26 May 08
well, for me the money from here is just for extra bonus and emergency funds... i myself have a stable job... but i love earning online and being here because i can make new friends, have fun, enjoy myself and get paid for that... how good is that??? also i learn heaps of new knowledge from, here... so on top of the money, there are many other reasons why am i earning money online... take care and have a nice day...
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• Hong Kong
26 May 08
Thanks for your comment. If I didn't hear about MyLot, I guess I have given up earning online money completely. I love here. The atmosphere here is good. There are great people expressing great opinions. I hope I can learn and earn more and more by a more active participation.
@sanzi1201 (644)
• China
26 May 08
1.I want to earn some extra fee to buy some things I like,I think it 's significative.2.I chose this English site,and I want to practice and improve my English.3.I want to make some foreign friends here and know about some of their sustom and life ways.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
25 May 08
I think in everyone's mind, deep down inside we're searching for a niche business. We are looking to see how far this can lead to, how deep the Rabbit Hole goes... The Internet provides a hope that maybe not now, but in the future, we may find an escape from the daily routine of a 9 to 5 job (J.O.B. - Just Over Broke). We are staying tuned to the net awaiting the next big opportunity for us to cash in on.
• Hong Kong
26 May 08
Thanks for your response thecreditor. I agree with your point, and I think at present earning money online couldn't make real money...
• United States
25 May 08
Earning online is definitely the big reason I do things online. I don't work, even though I've thought about places I can apply to. I do a lot of things at home that no one else will do. People are pushing for me to be home more often so since I am home, I can do things around the house and help out here a lot. When I'm not doing things around the house, I can come online and earn some money. It all sort of balances out really.
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• Hong Kong
26 May 08
Thanks for your response. Is the money you earn online the only source of income? Is it enough for your expenses?
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
25 May 08
Well, I joined because I love writing and because i want extra money. Be nice to buy Met tickes and some new clothes, i guess we will see . I figure since I am on a vacation now from work this can be down . I kinda wanna prove to my fiance that you can make money lol
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• Hong Kong
25 May 08
Thank you. I hope my monthly revenue from online earning will be enough for buying clothes. Up to now, I predict that it won't be more than $1 lol
@a_ce_e (1427)
• Philippines
25 May 08
For me, i just want to experience earning from the internet and make it just a past time while reading some articles on the net.
• Hong Kong
25 May 08
response - Thank you. Did you set up any goals for your earning online? Without a goal, it is hard to continue.
• Hong Kong
25 May 08
tigertang - Thank you. You probably spoke most participants' minds. From the discussions I can see most people don't regard Internet as a source of earning real money. Most of them, including me, regard it as a way to earn extra pin money. I think this is good. We can't invest too much time on online earning. If not it may affect our regular jobs and daily life. For me, if the earning programs take only an hour a day to complete, and if I can gain something like a chance to practice my writing, it's worth. ;-)