Can you call this a "JOB"?

Philippines
September 24, 2009 5:50pm CST
Hi Myloters, This is a question that i think we all share our thoughts about what we do on the internet specially on the part of the online earning. If you were ask a question if you call online earning or what you do on the internet if its your jobs what would you answer? For me its definitely not! The earning that I make online is not even enough to pay the internet bill that I consume performing in this online earning program. I could only call this a hobby and that's what really it is because it take me out from being bored and since I dont work that's occupy most of my time. How about you is online earning the main source of your income or is this just another hobby for you? Thanks for all your response myloters
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30 responses
25 Sep 09
Ok..i think this one is a good job!
@taripres (1499)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Ok Dragonballman, thanx for the assist, but we gone have to make your responses a lil longer homie! Elaborate on what you mean by "I think this is a good job", come on now, what's a good job? MyLot can be a good place to earn a decent extra income, but you'll get what you put into it and 9 word responses won't do anything for you! Let's make this a discussion, not a blurt out session Taripre$
@se7enthbird (8327)
• Philippines
24 Sep 09
if you earn inline a sum of money that can pay all your bills and serve good food on the table then that would be qualified as a job but if it does not then go find one. i go online to relax and for me mylot is a good way to relax. i read a lot here and enjoy the learning and the laugh as well. i do enjoy the earnings for i can buy a few stuff on line because of this but i can say this is a leisure not a job. i still have a job the one that pay bills and bring the food on the table.
@niitesh (1655)
• India
25 Sep 09
i earned some 500 dollars for about a year so I think my online income was good enough to be called a job but right now I am back to meagre 40-50 dollars a month and that is no way good enough to pay my bills so right now i am working but unemployed .Anything above 200 dollars is good enough to be called a job.
• Australia
3 Oct 09
i'm a fulltime freelancer so i get all my work via the internet :D translation, admin, etc. work and i do websites like this on the side during my spare time when i'm bored and can't be bothered working so i wanna procrastinate lol
• China
30 Sep 09
I don't think it's can be called a"job". For example, your purpose is to earn much more money on mylot, how can you share your real opinion? how can you communicate with your friends in your deep mind? The main thing is post more and more response on mylot, the quality of the discussions will go down.
@Eisenherz (2911)
• Portugal
26 Sep 09
It's never been, isn't and never will be a job. Something like this can't replace the fixed and useful act that is to work for real. You can however still consider making money around the internet a job though, but do it on your own risk, knowing that the earnings are never constant and disappoints are to happen more frequently.
• Indonesia
26 Sep 09
Of course not! lol. First, I already have a full time job which pays me a lot more than being here. Second, Just like what you said, online earnings aren't even enough to cover internet and electricity bills. So, I definitely wouldn't call this a job. Even if I would, what would I call this job? Should I say "I work as a mylotter"? *giggles*. I am sure most of the members are here for the money, but of course they have another source of income. Happy earning!
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
26 Sep 09
To me it's a hobby. I can't see spending the time for such a little return to make it a job. Plus then I would have to post some stupid discussion answers, like I see some other people do, I can't see commenting on discussion where I don't know anything. I wish other people thought the same.
@delkar (1716)
• Romania
25 Sep 09
I can`t consider online earning like a job , because i`m earning just $20 /month . This it`s more than my internet bill, but the electricity and my time spend ? It`s not worth at all . But step by step, i really belive that i can make some good money here, something like $500 . month. I just need some more time and i`ll be able to reach that amount each month . At least i hope to reach that . Wish me luck !
@UK_Shree (3604)
25 Sep 09
Well you are right in saying that it is difficult to make any sort of amount which you could use to support yourself. But I like to think of the money that I make online as a little bonus for doing the online activities that I enjoy doing anyway.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
25 Sep 09
Definitely online earning is not my source of earnings. It's simple a hobby for me. I feel pleasure to join online discussions. I got many good friends through this media.
• United States
25 Sep 09
Online earning is not my main source of income. Not yet anyway. However, I don't consider it a job just because of the money, but because I enjoy doing it. The word job to most people means something you have to do for your livelihood, not necessarily something you do for fun. Although some have the good fortune of making a living out of something they love to do. Since, I enjoy the different ways of earning money online I don't consider it a job or work, and if one day I can live on it alone, then I will be considered one of the few who love their job.
25 Sep 09
Like you, this is more a hobby for me. Just that it's a hobby which brings in something extra each month. It is better than watching TV because you earn something while learning from reading other people's responses and makes you think of answers to various questions or topics.
@tvb2009 (237)
• Singapore
25 Sep 09
I would say it must start off as being a hobby. But from time to time, if you put in more effort and time, and it is generating a reasonable amount of income. Than you can consider it as a job. But for now, just make it your hobby.
@suchi60 (913)
• India
25 Sep 09
The internet offers an ocean of opportunities and there are many here who treat ths as their job. I do, because I'm a writer and I write a lot of articles on the net and get paid for it. So, this is definitely my job. Maybe not too many people see the opportunities available on the net, or have logged into the right source, but honestly, there are sites which pay you to be online fulltime and pay you well for it.
• Indonesia
25 Sep 09
Well, i think that it could called as job, as long as that can make money in significant amounts. If not, it may only be referred to as a side job
• India
25 Sep 09
We dont say it as a real job but with some fun and enjoyment we can earn money in parallel to our professional job
@livewyre (2455)
25 Sep 09
I treat online earnings as a boost to my normal wage which allows me to buy upgrades for my computer(s) and have treats or even holidays. I do know people who make a reasonable living from internet activities, there are quite a few legitimate ways to make a decent amount, but you would have to be more or less full-time to make it work for you...My feeling is that you are stuck at home, then it is a good way to make extra cash - however you have to work harder than if you had a regular job...
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
25 Sep 09
It could be but it pays too little. I'm sure everyone will agree with this. We'll all love to earn a living from the net and sites like mylot but how is that ever going to be possible ? You tell me ! It just pays too little to live on even if you're living very poorly.
@debbie_19 (228)
• Las Pinas City, Philippines
25 Sep 09
Actually, I don't consider this a "job" rather a business. The term depends on how you understand it...
@junmae (1592)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
You're right, earnings from the internet cannot pay the monthly bill of the internet service. You have to had a real job because the earning here is just for extra income.