If you think you can't make extra money online, think again...

@marina321 (4561)
October 13, 2008 6:04pm CST
Back in May, I saw a programme on TV that had a short clip about making money online. I was skeptical at first but set myself a little challenge to research, look into and try and test a few money making sites. Six months down the line, without spending too much time online than I would have or breaking my back, doing a few bits while at my day job sometimes (like surveys and myLot) and at home other times, nothing some days and a bit of effort another day; the below are the payments I have received in my PayPal account so far. 13 Oct. 2008 Payment From Completed Details £4.00 GBP £0.00 GBP £4.00 GBP 10 Oct. 2008 Payment From Completed Details $20.32 USD $0.00 USD $20.32 USD 9 Oct. 2008 Payment From Completed Details $52.39 USD -$2.34 USD $50.05 USD 16 Sep. 2008 Payment From Completed Details £5.00 GBP £0.00 GBP £5.00 GBP 13 Aug. 2008 Payment From Completed Details £1.00 GBP £0.00 GBP £1.00 GBP 13 Aug. 2008 Payment From Completed Details £5.00 GBP £0.00 GBP £5.00 GBP 12 Aug. 2008 Payment From Completed Details $20.83 USD $0.00 USD $20.83 USD 29 Jul. 2008 Payment From Completed Details £5.00 GBP £0.00 GBP £5.00 GBP 1 Jul. 2008 Payment From Completed Details £5.50 GBP £0.00 GBP £5.50 GBP 23 Jun. 2008 Payment From Completed Details £5.00 GBP £0.00 GBP £5.00 GBP 16 Jun. 2008 Payment From Completed Details £5.00 GBP £0.00 GBP £5.00 GBP 5 Jun. 2008 Payment From Completed Details £5.00 GBP £0.00 GBP £5.00 GBP 27 May 2008 Payment From Completed Details £15.00 GBP £0.00 GBP £15.00 GBP 22 Apr. 2008 Payment From Completed Details $4.00 USD $0.00 USD $4.00 USD (I have edited out the Origins of payments) In conclusion to the experiment that has turned into a hobby, one can actually make extra money online doing a number of things. How much you make depends on how much time and effort you put in. I have not had much time but looking back, I could've made more than the above if I put more effort and time in.. I am still awaiting two $50 payments and vouchers requested. I am sure there's other sites that pay but I am done test-driving for now and will continue to update my blog. Are you skeptical? Do you think you can make money online? Did you used to be doubtful but actually being paid by the sites changed your mind? Are you just trying it out to see what it brings? Have you realised you can actually make money online or do you need to think again...about calling everything a scam?
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27 responses
@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
13 Oct 08
Sometimes, earning money online is on the way. I don't know which one is a scam. But I've already got $12 from mylot. It feels so good!
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
14 Oct 08
That's alot of payments on that list of yours.. haha ^_^ But why will u exclude the origins of payments?? Well, i do believe it's possible to earn extra money online, but that cant be a job, for income.. Because it's gonna be hard work and even longer hrs as compared to real work outisde, but the earnings will never be the same as those proper jobs.. ONline earnings can only be something extra for us to spend on little things, and help to pay off some bills, but not to feed oursleves ^_^
@marina321 (4561)
14 Oct 08
I believe including the payment origins may lead to the discussion being deleted as it may be perceived as promotion? I dunno.. However, if you have not visited my blog yet, all the details and payments from each site are listed there.. Feeding oneself? Depends on how much one earns and your location, currency... The £110 I've earned could feed us for sometime but anyway, I already have a full time job that does that. This was a little experiment to see if one can really make money online in their spare time, answer is yes
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• China
14 Oct 08
wow thts great,,,,u showed us how dedication is rewarded.definately that might have gone through lot of search & hardwork...congrats
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@marina321 (4561)
14 Oct 08
A little spare time here and there can get you some extra money online.. I have a blog with all the details and payments, you just need to check my profile page
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@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 08
That's an interesting report about your online earning. Yup, there are good sites that actually pay and there are scam sites that are waiting to rip you off. All we need to do is to research on the sites before joining them so that we do not waste our time and sometimes money joining the scam sites. By the way, do you have the list of programs that paid you in your profile? I would love to take a look at them. Cheers!
@marina321 (4561)
14 Oct 08
Yup, they're all on my blog on my profile page with updates and payments received
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@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
14 Oct 08
well, this discussion coincidence with the discussion that i just created about 30 minutes ago... i'm not sceptical about earning money online at all because i had been doing that since 2004 and i had gotten the real money in my hand many times... in fact, i just transferred another lump sum of money from my paypal account to my bank account last saturday and i receive it this morning in my account... so i am really happy... take care and have a nice day...
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@marina321 (4561)
14 Oct 08
I just checked out your discussion.. Congs on the PayPal cash! I have about £84 of the total £110 I have received in my PayPal account now, I have re-invested some of my earnings and the rest are still in my PayPal account. I will transfer the funds when I hit £100 which shouldn't be long now I have some high street vouchers that I am yet to spend but I will spend them this weekend, the rest is going towards bills Happy spending!
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@iskayz (5424)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
Hi friend! Well I have never doubted online earnings. That's why I got scammed on my first try and learned from it. Now I am careful in joining sites and don't invest from my own pocket money but only invest back my online earnings. I am also maintaining my chosen online earning sites and trying to improve it. I have made a blog about them and hopefully can help others to earn in their spare time. It's hard to convince people that they can earn money online. Right now I just applied for a debit card and will try to withdraw some money from my Paypal account and prove everyone I know that it's possible. Ciao!
@marina321 (4561)
14 Oct 08
I also only ever invested from my online earnings but even then, I have only re-invested less than £20 and the rest is sitting in my PayPal account I also have a blog that I regularly update and you can catch a glimpse of it in my profile page with all the sites I am using..
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@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
14 Oct 08
I've never thought about making money online - I think you'd need to be sitting in front of the computer all day long to make it pay - and if I was willing to do that, I could be out doing a 'proper' job and being paid a good wage. I feel a bit guilty spending too much time on the computer anyway - I've certainly put on weight and I'm not getting enough exercise. I'm glad it works for some people, though - and it would be handy if you couldn't get out to work.
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@marina321 (4561)
14 Oct 08
I am infront of the PC most days at work as it's the nature of my 'proper' job, I take a few surveys and myLot if it's quiet.. I must say my job pays well so I do not really need to make money online, it was an experiment that I happened to enjoy doing...
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@StereoDiva (2143)
• Canada
13 Oct 08
Congrats to you... I certainly believe in earning online income. Well done to you! :)
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@marina321 (4561)
14 Oct 08
Cheers StereoDiva! I have enjoyed doing it but not giving up the day job any time soon..
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@airl1527 (355)
• China
14 Oct 08
How can you do that, my dear friend. Where do you get so much money?
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@airl1527 (355)
• China
14 Oct 08
Thank you, i will go and have a look.
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I need more time to do mine. As I come here and I get stuck here.Or I end up playing my games and there I'm stuck for hours playing and chatting away. My survey's go undone. Well, today I did them and I lost my money I could of made as they were now closed. Oops oh well, there is another day. I like doing things that make money online but in my time. So sometimes I have to make myself do them. Your friend onlydia
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@marina321 (4561)
21 Oct 08
Oh yeah, I do hate it when the surveys do close before I get a chance to do them, I know what you mean...
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
This is the first site that i join that pays, i think i should try those things what you said for i really wanted to have some extra cah this day. Can you suggest what are those site that paid you. I might join as well. Happy posting.
@marina321 (4561)
21 Oct 08
Do have a look at my blog on my profile page; the various sites which are all free to join are listed there with the payment updates Good Luck and happy myLotting
@kirubin (47)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
How i wish i could also earn that much money online soon =)
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@marina321 (4561)
14 Oct 08
Check my blog, link's on my profile page.. see if anything interests you, all FREE to join
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@p1kef1sh (45645)
14 Oct 08
I think that it is fantastic that you've made some extra money. But have you worked out how many hours you put in to achieve that extra money? If it is more than 20 then you'd be better off getting a "real" job. Say a paper round. However, I suspect that for many of us it is the attraction of money for nothing (very much). When I am in full flow I make between $30 - $40 per month from myLot. But the hours that it takes to get there don't bear thinking about! Well done, but I'm still not convinced that MOST online get rich quick schemes are anything but a scam or so difficult to work in real life as to not be worth the effort.
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@marina321 (4561)
14 Oct 08
Hi p1ke, I already have a well paying full time 'real' job and I did some of the surveys, reviews and myLot while at work sometimes or in my spare time at home which is not much so I would not say it took me too many hours..few here and there. I work in IT so most of the time I used, I'd be infront of my PC anyway.. These are also not get rich quick schemes and I do not believe in those, I am talking surveys, reviews and the like, all FREE to join and I have them listed on my blog with the updates and payments from each. I do not really need the money as some who do this may do, this was a little experiment started a few months ago that turned into a hobby. I think the answer to whether one can make extra money online has been answered for me,Yes...and I have earned £110 and £20 worth of vouchers to prove it so far Could I have made more if I wanted to? Yes but I've got a life too..
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@galuut (25)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 08
Wow...you got big money...maybe you can give some tips on how you manage to get that online income to all our mylots friends and also can you give some detials or link to the program that you join and I don't mind join under you...Thanks..
@marina321 (4561)
14 Oct 08
All the tips and information can be found on my blog which you'll find by cecking my profile page where there's updates on each site and payments received I use various FREE sites which include surveys and review sites
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@Wyrus168 (131)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 08
Wow... I didn't get that much from survey... May I know which site you're earning money from... other than MyLot...
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@marina321 (4561)
14 Oct 08
I used various FREE surveys and review sites mostly, they're all listed on my blog; the link is on my profile page..
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• India
21 Oct 08
Is the review site are for Asians.
@marina321 (4561)
21 Oct 08
Yes, they do accept international members Do have a look at my profile page and blog
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@naseefu (1607)
• India
21 Oct 08
Wow,It is great.I do not tried many online paying sites.Your discussion really giving encouragement and interest to do these kind of things.Thanks for sharing friend
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@marina321 (4561)
21 Oct 08
Have a look at me blog naseefu and all the rest of the details on the sites are there
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@Hatley (143205)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Oct 08
hi marina I have been making about seventy extra dollars ev ery month with mysurvey and with mylot, just those two so yes you can make money online . but not all surveys are equal. some will never let anyone over fiftyh qualify for their surveyss so you must find the ones that do wo rk with older people. I am wellsatisfied for now, If I find others that do work for me I might sign up but my time is now pretty much filled.So I just stick to what works for me and let the others pass me by.
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• Canada
14 Oct 08
whats the name of that program
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@dookie03 (578)
• United States
14 Oct 08
So what was this wonderful site you were using to make some decent money online. Obviously mylot isn't a high payer but it is fun to do. I've done surveys in the past and it was hardly worth it. You get paid $1 for like 30 minutes on a survey. I ended up making my money back and maybe like an extra $10 bucks and quite it. Plus it spammed the heck out of my home computer. I'm looking for a good site like the one you are talking about. What is it?
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@marina321 (4561)
21 Oct 08
I am using various free GPT sites and all are listed on my blog.. They do include surveys and review sites. I haven't had problems with spam from survey sites, these have a no spam policy. You should try Lightspeed and PineCone Research which are some of the most reputable..