Who actually makes a living online?

@chulce (1540)
United States
December 31, 2008 5:52am CST
I'm just curious, who is actually making enough to pay your rent or mortgage online? I'm barely making anything at the moment, but I am new at a lot of this. I am looking to supplements my income in a big way and can't afford to spend any money to do so, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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9 responses
• United States
31 Dec 08
There are ways to make money online, unfortunately they are not easy to get. If you have good writing skills you could try associated content, or about.com About will pay you about 600 dollars per month to write about and maintain a site on a particular subject. You could check them out to see which topics they have open. If you have a specific skill such as in computers, medical, pets, automotive or education you could go to just answers and sign up there. You have to pass the test in your field, and it takes a bit to make real good money, but I have made 300 dollars in one month there. Cha Cha is a text servicing guide position. They are not currently hiring, but you could save their site for when they are. If you have a blog you could do paid posts at Pay Per post, buy blog reviews, social spark just to name a few. I have made 100 dollars so far doing paid posts. Try west at home if you are interested in customer service type jogs. Good luck to you.
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• United States
31 Dec 08
To me making money online does and will happen for me. I look at being online a way to generate money everyday. Some people do not have the skills that it takes to make money. I also feel that some people would rather not be online making money but look at the internet as a form of entertainment. I think this all depends on the person. I make money online every month and I try to share it with anyone that wants to know. The knowledge that I have I should charge people for. I have spent countless hours online researching and finding what sites work and what sites that do not. But being online and making money is not easy and it does not happen over night. This is how I view making money online, and to me if anyone tells you are gonna get rich over night I think is trying to scam ya. But then again everything is possiable if you put your mind to it. Thanks for the post and I hope I helped in someway.
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@muru1950 (964)
• India
31 Dec 08
Hi chulce, I don't think you can make big money online. You will only get cheated by the scam sites,promising you big money overnight. If you are capable of writing articles on nitche subjects,you can do article marketing. There are so many other methods of earning online such as affiliate marketting,blogging,frelance jobs,survey sites,GPT sites,auction sites etc..etc.. But nothing will pay you a bigger amount,unless you work hard,invest some money,spent more time etc..etc.. Beware of scam sites! Before you join any site,take the view of Mylotters. Happy New Year
@chulce (1540)
• United States
6 Jan 09
Muru, Thanks for your help, I appreciate it. I am working all angles and researching as I go to find the best that I can. It isn't always easy but, I am finding a few. If I can only find a few more.
@Mike07 (505)
• United States
31 Dec 08
To make a living online you have to own a popular site or have your own product to sell and promote. I make money in the traffic exchanges and I know owners who make over $10,000 a month. But most traffic exchange owners do not make close to that. But you must own something to make a living online and then promote whatever you own to the exclusion of everything else. Promote what you own to make a living online.
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@Haraaz (112)
• Sweden
31 Dec 08
Why don't you sign up as a freelance writer? Or write articles inline and get paid per article...
@chulce (1540)
• United States
31 Dec 08
Hi Haraaz, I actually have signed up as a freelance writer, I am currently looking for additional sites to sign up with to do more freelance writing, so if you have any suggestions, please pass them on. :) Happy New Year!
• India
1 Jan 09
Hi Can you please give me some names for such freelance sites which can give you projects with free registration? Thanks and Happy new year.
@chulce (1540)
• United States
6 Jan 09
There are a couple that I have been using. They don't pay much but it is a start. You will have to take a test or give samples of your writing. Here are a few that you can check out: Associated Content, Textbroker, Triond, Today. I am still looking for other sites that might work like these. Although they don't pay much, if you strive to do the work, it will pay off in the end. Some of the writing jobs take time to research. I am hoping to find several more, if I can combine a few of them, I am hoping that I can benefit enough to make ends meet.
@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
I did before. When I was still in college, I spent most of my time making money online. My income then can pay my rent and buy food for a week but I didn’t spend it that way though. Hehehe.. Anyway, it’s easy making money online once you know how and you have the time and internet connection of course. Those three components can support you. I know people who work online and earn a living. It’s hard work though once you aim for higher payout.
• India
6 Jan 09
Hi friend, I dont think any one can make or anyone is making a real good amount online. I firmly believe that most of the site or program will pay you may be for first time . You can expect it as a monthly income just because , even though they pay you they may take more that 1 month to get you paid. Some site will vanish after you put all your effort , or some may change your policy . Also i dont see anyone giving out any of the site name here where you can earn a big money right ?
@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
1 Jan 09
i think it's rather hard to make a living just online. Unless you're some money making machine.. one i aspire to be.. *hee* for now, what i'm earning is just an extra pocket money for me to spend. And it really isn't that much unless i spend more hours online (say mylotting or reviewing).
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
1 Jan 09
There are various programs that are online which claims that if you work on them then you dont need to work anywhere else,even you can earn more than what you could have working somewhere else. if thats all true then i must say that they may be scams. i have been using internet for quite a few years now and that too regularly but i never found any such program that can make your living.
@chiaeugene (2226)
• China
1 Jan 09
i am new to making online too and i made enough to pay for my bills and some entertainment bills so i am satisfied at the moment and is still looking for ways to increase it. it can be difficult and challenging to earn beyond cents and dollars cos there are not many programs which are reliable and pay well. so it is better to start small and slowing increase it