Do you make money online as a hobby

United States
April 7, 2009 7:32pm CST
Do you make money online as a hobby? Do you do it because you have to? Do you depend on your online earnings? Right now I depend on my online earnings. I hope that soon I will start my job and it will be just extra earnings. But for now its my main income. I use a few really good sites that I am very happy I was able to find. Because the financial situation would be horriable without them. So why do you make money online?
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@dropofrain (1168)
• India
8 Apr 09
I like to make money online as a hobby. It is not an compulsion for me and I do this all as a hobby only. Since it is a hobby I enjoy doing it.
@rovian (1928)
• United States
8 Apr 09
Right now, earning online is a hobby for me. I hope that I can build up my earnings to make a living from it, so it can become my main income. I would like to live a life where I won't need to have a job.
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@prinzcy (5082)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 09
Yes, it is a hobby. I have job in the real world, I can't concentrate for online jobs. So I find job that is easier to do instead spending all day long in front of computer.
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@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
8 Apr 09
For e, it's a little of both. I began as a necessity, and didn't have a lot of luck. Now, it has turned into more of a hobby that I also view as a challenge. I don't absolutely have to do it, but I enjoy the challenge of trying to make a payout on a few different sites each month. I would like to eventually be able to make a substantial amount on-line, but that is a future goal.
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@opalina143 (1238)
• Morristown, New Jersey
8 Apr 09
I'll tell you, I started it as a hobby. I pretty much had all the money i needed (not all the money I WANTED, but all the money I needed) but was just looking for things to do in my spare time. But now things are getting so bad that I am depending on my income from online to survive. I just found out that my rent is going up by 200 dollars. I didn't know it was even legal to increase the rent like that. It's like a 20% increase, and people are moving out all over the place, but I just signed the lease, so I don't know how I'm going to make ends meet. Now these make money things are going to be a necessity, not a hobby. As things get more difficult financially for so many people, I think many who just started at sites like mylot as hobbies will be more into them to make money.
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
8 Apr 09
If you are currently under a lease than your rent cannot go up unless there is a clause in it about rent increases, or if you have a month to month lease. As for the amount your rent is going up you would have to check with the city you live in because is it a city code, sometimes depending on your state there are also state laws. I use to be in property management.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
Wow thats a huge rent increase. Can they do that???
• Morristown, New Jersey
8 Apr 09
How would I check the city codes? I dont' know who to call or what to do. It seemed really wrong to increase the rent by so much. I am not on a month to month lease, so I don't know, is it legal? How would I find out, who would I talk to? I would appreaciate any help or advice because its really going to be hard on me now.
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@carann (262)
• United States
8 Apr 09
I try make money online as extra money. THat way i am not under a deadlline or monimum amount to earn. I can still have fun as i do it.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
See I cant wait to be able to earn like that. Right now I have to be online and earning.
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
A hobby and a living... coz I am a cyber explorer...
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
I make money online for an extra income and for a hobby, coz I love exploring around the internet.
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• Philippines
8 Apr 09
Hi, I was thinking, how much really could a person make money online?, like is it possible to earn like a thousand dollars a month?
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• Indonesia
8 Apr 09
I think we could earn more than that if we really seriously want to get involve with it... And the most important is, choose the trusted make money online.
• United States
8 Apr 09
The money I make online is almost always extra money. We live on a tight regular budget, and we use the extra to save for things we want and need. It does go to bills some of the time too.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
Mine goes all to bills and food.
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
8 Apr 09
I use my online money making for buying online. It's just easier to use my paypal accout to fund my purchases because I worry about credit card fraud. I actually started with making money online because I wanted something to do during the day to have a break from my children since I am a stay at home mom. I hate to say that since the economy has tanked that my husband is actually making more money.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
Thats nice to be able to do that.
@Trensue (5265)
• United States
8 Apr 09
I imagine you would have to work on may sites to make a living on line. I can't imagine how much time that must take take. How much time do you have to spend to keep your income up?
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• United States
8 Apr 09
I have to stay online a lot.
@leoliu39 (540)
• China
8 Apr 09
yes, to make money online is my hobby,i don't have to earn money online, but i want to.you are luck that you can afford your life by earning online.
• United States
8 Apr 09
I rather it be extra money.
@chookie1971 (2277)
• Australia
8 Apr 09
I do online earnings as a hobby. I am not expecting to get rich from it. Just to have that little bit extra so that I can spoil myself. After all mothers don't really get to spoil themselves much when there kids and bills to pay.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
Cant wait until I can make it a hobby lol. I have to make it a living right now.
• United States
8 Apr 09
I freelance write online for 2 or 3 websites and as a grad student I pretty much use it for my income. I still have another 'physical' part time job but I may leave that in a few months so I need to build up my writing portfolio. In a good month currently I can make a few hundred US dollars writing online.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
8 Apr 09
Hi moneymommy... I believe that this month will be the first time I make a payout in mylot but other than that I'm still looking for ways to make money online. I'm currently looking for any telecommuting jobs I can find so I can stay home with my child.
@rebelmel (1390)
• United States
8 Apr 09
I am currently using my income from the internet as extra earnings, but I am trying to save those earning/at least use them to get out of debt. I am working on getting enough earnings saved and enough sites to work on in order to lower my hours at work so I can dedicate more time to writing. Writing has been a dream of mine for years, so I really want to be able to pursue that! What sites do you use? Would you mind sharing some secrets?
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@ilovesk (44)
• China
8 Apr 09
No,because I think it's difficult. Until now I have never earn some money online.
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@Shant23 (195)
8 Apr 09
I do not rely on the money i make online so it is just a side thing for me but can make a fair amount so its really handy.
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• China
8 Apr 09
I'm curious that you can depend on online earnings. It seems that you can make a large sum by working online. I myself just take online earning as a hobby. Actually, I only make very little money here, certainly not enough to support me. Besides, I don't have enough time to devote to online earning because it takes too much time to earn a small sum online. I'm wondering how you can make it. Can you tell me what are the other sites you'are woring on besides mylot?
@subha12 (18462)
• India
8 Apr 09
It is like hobby. I just earn very little from onlione. so its not my main income.
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@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
I earn money online just to pay the bills.. I'm not really expecting to earn much from it..
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