What do you do for a living?

Philippines
June 13, 2009 11:50pm CST
I am curious to know as to what everyone here in mylot do for a living. Maybe some have a profession while other rely on internet income. Maybe there are some housewifes who would like to earn some while enjoying themselves. As for me, I am a computer programmer in a multinational company. However, my job now is at stake due to the recession. 2 incidents of redundancy program had already occured in our company. The good thing is I am still safe. But the question is, until when? That is the reason why I am preparing myself and my family. I am trying to learn the ways and hows of making money online as I might focus on it should I lose my job. How about you? What do you do for a living?
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19 responses
@CatGods (4596)
• United States
14 Jun 09
I am a online tarot card reader. I also have a few affiliate programs that I'm involved in which are listed in my profile. And I also sell products online.
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• Philippines
14 Jun 09
Hmm...So basically, your work is dependet on the internet right? How is it? Can you please give me an idea as to whether income is really good? I might focus on internet stuffs in the near future.
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@CatGods (4596)
• United States
14 Jun 09
I don't have a problem making money online and it's enough to stay home and pay the bills.
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@CatGods (4596)
• United States
14 Jun 09
Also I want to add that you need to have a product(s) or services that people want and are willing to pay for. Or you need to have some kind of marketable skill like flash programing. So I would suggest that you take a look at your skills, hobbies and interests to see how you can make money from them.
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@Akila016 (70)
• China
14 Jun 09
I am a college student.I often do some part-time jobs for living.For ezample, teaching instrument or Chinese.Also,making money on the Internet.I like my job very much
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• Philippines
14 Jun 09
It is nice to hear that even if you are still a student, you are already looking for ways to earn money and does not depend on your parents alone. I believe your parents are proud of you. I am also planning to teach the same to my kids.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
17 Apr 12
It is always great to work while studying. I think lots of students do part time jobs to support their education and life.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
I'm a call center agent...technical support to be specific. I talk to technicians and help them out with phone problems and internet as well.
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• Philippines
14 Jun 09
I admire you for your job. It is not easy to work in a maybe 24x7 operations and work even during holidays. I am not sure if that is really the setup with your company but based from my understanding, that is how call center companies work.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
True, its like that here in our place as well...we work during the graveyard shift, work in weekends and during holidays as well. The pay is good though and whats more important is that I'm enjoying my job.
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@JamieRose (168)
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
I am a Marketing/Communications Officer in a growing fashion school here in the Philippines. I work directly under the co-founder of the school. Under her, I am doing marketing efforts for brand awareness, and attending and organizing events -- which is the part I love doing most :)We have a partner design fashion school in Milan.
@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
Wow! Your work is so cool! I really wanted to do that but have not graduated therefore I don't think any company would get me. I wonder which fashion school are you referring to.
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@yinqing (15)
• China
14 Jun 09
I am a student.make money for a living is not my work.but I have to think about it.because after graduation.I will face this problem.Whatever I will do.I am able to use my time and energy to do it.not only for money.
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@pickoy (734)
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
Hmm, well, I see my art online and offline. I make art commissions, invitations, cards etc. Anything under the sun that looks crafty and creative. I love the idea of working from home since my heart surgery and I'm doing just fine. Now, i'm quite preoccupied with earning online although honestly, I will really earn more if I stick to drawing...lol but I kind of like it as well, so I'm giving it my best shot.
• Indonesia
15 Jun 09
I am a enterpreneur. I have two loundry shop at my town. But I still plenty time that I can use to make more money, that's why I try to joint this site. I wish I can learn more aboout this site from all of you.
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
Good for you that you have your own business already. :) I believe you will learn a great deal from all the posts here in Mylot. Members are diverse and have different opinions. just look for any topic that is of interest to you. Good luck and hope you enjoy your stay in this site as much as I am.
@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
I have been working for a call center for the past 3 years already. I enjoy working there because there are alot of people you get to know and not just that, you get to keep them as good friends. Right now I stopped for a few months and started doing online work from home. Since I am used to having a lot of people around me, I decided to go back to work for a call center.
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
There are really some who prefers to work in a call center for their living. And I admire them including you. For me, working in a call center entails a lot of sacrifice as you are not able to spend time with your family during special occasions. Aside from that, your body clock is adjusted to your work schedule which results to some health problems. Then not to mention that you also have to handle the cases of irate callers. I am glad that you are enjoying your work. That is all that matters. God bless and take care.
@narayan2006 (2955)
• India
14 Jun 09
I am currently working as a faculty member in the field of Business Management in a reputed college in India.I am not at all worried for the ongoing recession and economic slow down. The profession of teaching is highly recession proof and dignified.Still,I have been devoting my time in online stock trading and investing which give me a handsome earning.In this recessionary period,one needs to explore multiple sources of income depending on one's skill,strength and competence.Thanks.
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
I agree with you. To survive, one has really has to explore other opportunities out there. Like you, I am also active in stock market and I also sell some stuffs in the internet. Nice job you have in there. Indeed, teaching is a noble profession. The future of the younger generation lies with the hand's of the people who mold them. One of which are the professors / teachers. kudos to you!
• United States
15 Jun 09
I take care of a special needs child, I drive my grandmother to the doctor, and get work where ever I can find it.
15 Jun 09
I work for a bookies.
• United States
14 Jun 09
I am a college student, although until recently I was the office manager of a chiropractic clinic. I left the clinic due to my desire to focus attention on school upon my return in August. I'm currently studying to be a biochemist. I've recently begun using the internet as a means to earn an alternative source of income.
• United States
14 Jun 09
I'm a teacher for a living, I teach high school. I absolutely hate my students because they don't want to learn anything and they are so annoying. I'd rather have another job but it pays for my bills, you know? I make money online as a hobby and I'm not really an investor, I prefer to work for my money online. I hope to get another job, soon.
@morgandrake (2140)
• United States
14 Jun 09
I am a freelance writer. I was doing it part time before I got laid off and decided to go to college (at the ripe age of forty). I was doing it part time, as a hobby, before then. It is the one thing that I have skills for that allows me to focus when necessary on my homework and studies. Basically, I have just transfered what I learned doing the print market into the internet world.
@nitu1952 (286)
• India
14 Jun 09
For living in such type of world one has to work very hard. usually in foreign countaries parents force their children to handle their responsibilities by itself at the age of 15. but in countaries like india such type of environment does not exist. well it is good upto some extent.
@NettyB (336)
• United States
14 Jun 09
I work full time from home as an Internet Help Desk Technician. I "was" worried about my job a bit last winter, but we got a very nice Christmas bonus, about twice what I expected. Work has been busy, they have been thanking us for working hard and putting in a few extra hours here and there, so I am feeling good that I will NOT lose my job. People just GOT to have their internet service if nothing else. I have talked to people that have disconnected their cable TV to save $$, but they keep their DSL!Hubby works full time in a factory and his job if very "iffy" day by day.
@pyarebhai (200)
• India
14 Jun 09
HI, Greetings to all of the users of myLot, Curiousity is in other words useful for gathering data for the given situation. As you may be aware of that the most of myLot users having some sort of regular useful most important work, and ways to regular income. But for the purpose of exchange of knowledge from the learned one, some of the learned persons with curiousity to learn in the subject, spare some to on the myLot. Some time you may aware that certain persons are in some subject have much data/information, may be ready to seek and exchage their information/data to (in) their interested subject information. This is only give and take process. you may also aware that there is reasonble necessity for the knowledge/information. Hence, the persons, who are interested in exchage(/sharing) of their information only take time to attend the joint, where the knowldge can be exchaged.Every body having aviation of their own in which they were otherwise busy in other important personal earnling. I may kinldy be forgiven that I want to make the above points clear. I also seek little information so I joined.
• India
14 Jun 09
hi, am a fulltime student doing my graduation in andhra pradesh. actually i surf mylot and many other paying sites in my free time only. this is not my income am just doing this all for experience and some pocket money. actually i dont depend on net and waste time. surfing net is just my hobby.
• Israel
14 Jun 09
I'm a full time student, working towards my PhD. This does not make such a good income... I used to be a webdesigner and build websites for clients, but it takes a lot of time from me, which I do not have at the moment (except special cases...), so what I do for a living now is online marketing and MLM. I've opened a free course for people who want to learn online marketing (and earn some money while they are at it). Also, the MLM company I'm currently involved with, is free to join, and is a great thing during the recession.