How much time do you spend on surfing the internet?

@rjvb26 (2518)
Philippines
November 26, 2009 7:17am CST
Hmm.. If you will ask me, cause i don't have a permanent work right now but, making money online... It's like, uhm... i spend almost 8 hours sometimes much more time, just to earn money and help other people as well. I help people by giving tutorials I also use that time for me to gain new knowledge about many things. After a straight day of surfing the net, the next day i will just spend 1-2 hours then spend my the rest of my time to my family, quality time actually. And then repeat the same thing. How about you?
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• United States
29 Nov 09
I spend lots of time on the internet. But I also give my family lots of my time to. The internet is where I work and make my income. My husband works outside the home and I work at home on the net. It all helps out. 5 to 6 hours a day is what I spend on the internet. There are times I will take the whole day and spend it with my family or a couple days. Because I am online a lot.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
O yes you are right about that, Internet can make us money but of course we also need to have time on our family, cause the very first reason on doing home jobs and internet money making is our family. Family is the reason why we work hard. I am the same as you, i sometimes steal a whole day to have a quality for the family. They are the reason why am i living and why am i doing good things. They are the reason of me being a better person each day i woke up in bed. They are the reason why i choose to work home rather than working outside. Have a nice day.
• United States
29 Nov 09
I love to work at home and spend lots of time with my family. Sounds like we are both doing the same thing. I like being a stay at home mom and working. My kids have always been number 1 in my life. They make my world go around and they know how to put a smile on my face everyday.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
O yes me too, i love seeing my kids and my whole family except for some... Anyway! That is also the reason why i am working hard to earn money from the internet. On a regular day job, there are so many rules to follow, we are being stressed which is not healthy for us. We are limited to what we do. We are not allowed to contact anyone even our family outside. And if the boss says so and it shall be done. Plus the time is always being counted. And that is really hard. I love myself and i love my family, if something happen to me because of the stress just like what is happening to other people. What will happen? The hardships will be gone, and the happiness that we are maintaining will be gone too. And of course my kids are way too young to leave right now. My boy is only 3 years old and my little princess is only 6 months, and it is really hard to leave them and i want them to grow accordingly. That is why i wanted to be the one to take care of them and discipline them. I do not want others to raise a hand on my kids, cause if that happens i am sure someone will pay. Fortunately making money online is taking it's level, at first i think that this kind of thing does not exist, but i am wrong. i thought internet is only for gaming, entertainment and study. But i was wrong, when i found out that making money online is really true, i immediately study how things need to be done and how things running here online. And at least now, i am a bit earning money, and i hope in the future, i will earn as much as my friends earning who reaches %3000-$5000 dollars a month.
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Like you, I don't have a permanent job right now and I spend more or less 15 hours a day on surfing the internet. Staying my computer online while downloading after participating on making money sites. I usually read manga, watch anime episodes, checking my mails and more. Whenever my internet connection got down, I only watch TV and report my problem to my ISP. Just wanna share my doings.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
O so we are same, anyway there are lots of opportunity online as well as opportunist, that is why we needed to do a lot of hardships and we need to commit ourselves on doing an online job. Another is that we need to be careful cause there are so many scammers online. I also do read manga, like naruto and onepiece and sometime i watch them online for me to rest a bit so i can return to what i supposed to do. Do you play online games?
• Indonesia
27 Nov 09
Wow , you spend your much time in internet, do you have real social friend or any other activity besides that.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
Is it me your asking? Or is it him? Anyway yeah i do have, and i already have my own family. I still have a social life but you know, at present economic situation, socialization is a much lesser need. That is why i focus on working and with my family only.
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Hi. Like you, I'm currently surfing the net more than eight hours a day. I'm trying to make the most out of it before my new business finally begins. By that time, I'll be more busy attending to the start up needs of the business and will have less time to surf over the net.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
Wow! you do? I hope your business open's soon and i hope it will be a successful one. You are right, enjoy surfing the net till the last second cause when your business is already up, i am sure you will have difficulty on finding time surfing the net, or even replying here in mylot. Anyway what is your business? Is it ok if i will ask you? What are your products? Is there anything i can do to help you promote your business?
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
Thanks for the wishes. I'll be opening an outsourcing/consulting company. Initially, the company will be providing management/accounting-related services.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
O i see, if you want to consult me you can, just message me here hahaha. Do not worry no need to pay me, just friendly consultation. I've been in the HR and my previous job was HR training assistant. I am currently studying my Master's Degree. I am not selling myself to you or something, i just want to help ^^. It is one of my principle in life, to help other people so i can be a help in the society. A human being's purpose. Have a nice day.
@dorcam (323)
• Malta
28 Nov 09
Hi I'm like you too.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
I am happy to know that, there is a people that is like me also. The way i surf the net and my goals on surfing the internet is really good and it makes me a better person, and i am sure, you are also a better person. There are lots of things we can do online, we can play games, express our feelings, learn and even earn. There are also lots of people who take advantage of the internet to do bad hings and we must be very careful for us not to be a victim of those people.
@dorcam (323)
• Malta
29 Nov 09
rjvb you are right, we have to be careful from those people, especially when it comes to chat or buy something over the internet.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
You are right, we really need to be careful, there are so may frauds on the internet, where people ask for money and they will be gone in 60 sec. after having your money. I almost encounter all of those kinds of people on the internet. I been using the internet since i was highschool. It makes me vigilant and good enough to know what are the real and what are frauds. many hackers, Many viruses, Pyramid scams and even Phising scams. So many that is why er needed to be careful specially for those people who have paypal and have online business.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
I spend around 12 hours, my friend. It's fun to have an online jobs that is why I spend more time on the net that I can't feel the time I logging into it...
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
28 Nov 09
You are right about that, it is really fun to have online jobs, specially jobs that are related to writing articles and reviews, like me i have my own website right now so that i will earn much. I do not even notice how much time i already spending on it, because of the fun working, learning and sharing. Have a nice day.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
28 Nov 09
Wow, that nice to hear from you. You own a domain, my friend. How much you earn in your websites?
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
O yes i own a domain, but right now i hardly earn a lot, cause it is still under construction and we are trying to change the topic of the website. And it is really hard cause it's like starting a new website again. Anyway i hope this problem will soon be solved. Have a nice day.
• Indonesia
29 Nov 09
Hi rjvb Waw, great! So you are a trainer! I think make money online is great, no need to go to certain workplace and the best part is we can do it as long or as short time as we want! I am a college students and try to get extra pocket money online. I online to read newspaper and extra money. It takes me about 3 -4 hours each day. Not including the time when I search for certain info for my task..
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
And number 59 on the list.... O yes i am, so you are a student? If you have questions, just ask me! I am very much willing to help... what is your course? I will answer questions if i know them... Anyway.... You are right, making money online is really great, specially if we will dedicate our time and heart onto it. Do you know what c2 means? C2 can be used on studies and work, C2 means capability and commitment, ones you have those qualities, i am sure you will succeed. So you read online news? It is good cause you can educate your self on what is happening in our world at present. You will be aware and can think of why this things are happening in this world right now. Bye for now... I was still hoping for another respondent,so that i can have so many responses on this discussion. Anyway just message me if you have problems, and I'll see if i can help you. Have a nice day!
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
I hope there is number 60.
• Indonesia
1 Dec 09
Your wish come true! Now you have 62 responders,congratulations! I study human communication and journalism Yes, I need to read news anywhere since my exam is taken from fresh politics news or other up-to-date event. Good luck
@artistry (4154)
• United States
27 Nov 09
...Hi rjvb26, I like working on the computer. So basically everyday I am doing surveys, or writing, giving advice or writing articles or short stories some time. I really feel I should not spend as much time as I do, but I enjoy it. I sometimes force myself not to turn the computer on but I give in and start 'er up. It is a vice in my life I guess, but I don't see the harm, as long as you are not neglecting important parts of your life. Take it easy.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
O so we are the same, we are making money on the internet. I also love giving guidance and counseling to others freely cause that is my profession and one things i also love writing. I am monetizing my writing skills so that i can be a help to others and at the same time productive. And i agree with you, there is no harm on doing those things, as longs as we are not neglecting our responsibility as a member of the family and as parents. Cheers!
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
Oh my, thank you so much for the links, i will sure to visit them asap. have a nice day.
@omiami (412)
• Malta
26 Nov 09
I dont spend much time on internet. I just check my emails, sometimes I come in my lot and chat or message a friend of mine. Sometimes I hardly spend 30min.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
O i see, so you are a busy person? but how come you can still do mylot if you hardly spend 30 minutes online? Anyway, so what are you doing if not using the internet? Have a nice day.
@omiami (412)
• Malta
28 Nov 09
Actually I dont spend much time in my lot. Sometimes I come in and maybe comment 2 discussions and sometimes I stay a little longer. It depends. Im not that much into internet. Lately I have many things going on with work and other things so I dont have much time available. Sometimes I hardly log on to my lot although im trying to make it a point at least to use it once a day for a couple of minutes.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
Ohh... i get it now, that is why you only have few number of discussions. Anyway, thank you so much for giving your golden time to my topics, i appreciate it so much. Have a nice day.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
26 Nov 09
If I count work and home on an average I spend around 12 hours on the net i.e. half my day :) But usually it is for work as I surf the net for technical stuff as well as other things. Back at home it is mostly either at mylot or surfing for news, shopping etc. Cheers! Ram
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
Wow 12 hours, and i am sure you now have a lot of money from internet money making. And your company is also good because they give you services like that, so you will not have a problem on researching, unlike other company, they are very strict, you still even need to write a letter for them to allow you use the internet even if it is for company purposes.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
27 Nov 09
Nah! I hardly spend an hour or two at mylot, the rest is more or less either work or some entertainment on the net. Cheers! Ram
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
O i see.. Cheers my friend, so what kind of entertainment? Do you watch clips at youtube? Do you know the jabbawockeez and the vocapeople? I love those two groups. They are really good specially when they are performing. Have a nice day.
@LadyDD (519)
• Romania
30 Nov 09
Hmm...The truth is when I'm surfing on the internet the time passes so quickly. Rarely there is a day when I can say: well, I have finished what I wanted to! I still have many things waiting for me to do on the internet, so sometimes I hardly realize it's been more then 10 hours since I'm surfing. I know it is not a good thing because it's bad for the eyes...I have in mind to find a new hobby to cut the time spent on the internet and do more exercise or something.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
You are right about that, sometimes we cannot notice that we already spend so much time on the internet, but for me, i created a schedule, it's like me working, on a regular day job. The only good thing is that i manage my own time and i am the boss of my own. But if i think that i really need to spend a lot of time on the internet, i disregard the schedule that i created. But of course, just like you, i am doing things that can make my body health, and also i give time for my family. But really most of the time, i am in front of the computer working, so that i can become a successful individual in the future and i can provide good for my family. Have a nice day.
@LadyDD (519)
• Romania
30 Nov 09
Yes, you are right too. I disregard also the long hours spent in front of my computer surfing when I'm in the middle of something. In this case at least a break at every 50 minutes is highly recommended. Ideally, a good daily schedule would be to have time reserved for every activity: work, entertainment, family, hobby and so on, it depends on each person.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
28 Nov 09
It all depends on my husband's schedule. I will sometimes be on here for many hours, others I will only be on here for a few hours. I too am only earning online but have a job lined up for me that I am in the process of doing all there is to do for. It's been two years since I've had a job so it will prove to be very interesting indeed!
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
Hey girl is your job online or offline? If it is? What is it? Is it like me who have my own website? Or is it just you are working for a company like, student of fortune and Odesk? What can you tell me? And can i work there too? If it is online? Anyway internet is indeed proven to be interesting and can do lots of things. Internet can even be dangerous but of course at all times helpful, we should not let the evil things prevail. What are the programs that you are joined? Except from mylot? Are they also good? Do they pay people? Hahaha have lots of questions, sorry for that, just carried away. Have a nice day, hope you can share me some in the near future.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
29 Nov 09
The job lined up is offline, and the sites that I do other then mylot are gather, videosquares, and bukisa, not sure if they accept international members or not.
• China
28 Nov 09
because i have a permanent work now, so only when free, i'll surf the internet. but i also will surf the internet after work. and in fact always did it, because if being alone and has no better thing to do. but except the weekends, which i almost spent the time outside, shopping, travelling, party, etc.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
28 Nov 09
And number 53 on the list. Heheheh, i am counting the response, hehehehehe.. Anyway it is good to know that you have a permanent job, and i think it is also good if you have permanent job and making extra money also just like what you've said you are alone. It is also good cause internet will give you a lot of entertainment and yo can relax while surfing the net. You can also gain additional knowledge while surfing. There are lots of things to do on the internet and you can maximize it, specially you are alone. Anyway thanks for being the number 53 on the list and your response is very much appreciated. Take care and hope you become successful. have a nice day.
• China
30 Nov 09
thanks. and also hope u'll be successful too.
@lidiam84 (151)
• Netherlands
27 Nov 09
Internet for me is like an escape. Like right now I am at a Party and there are people whom I absolutly Hate so mi iPhone comes in handy to avoid conversation with idiots. :) I Love It!
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
28 Nov 09
So we see now how useful the internet is. It is now proven that not only at home we can use the internet but also outside and with cool iGadgets. You use internet to avoid to talking with people whom you do not want to talk to, and it is a good thing cause it avoids conflicts and fighting. It become a tool for peace. Have a nice day!
@lidiam84 (151)
• Netherlands
28 Nov 09
thnx! I never saw it as a "tool of peace"... now that you mention it.. I do! Thnx!
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
27 Nov 09
Hi, rj. I spend almost 10 hours on the Internet in a day. I am at myLot and other site that I am earning money with. Plus, I do a lot of researching on many other sites. I also sign up for freebies too. I do so many things in one day.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
O we are the same, researching and making money on the internet is what i am also doing. But the main purpose of me right now is that, i am developing a website that will give articles and guides to people around the world. The websites contents are travel guide, health, gaming, technology and others, it is a all in one site. I just hope it finishes before next month so that i can launch it. Anyway thank you so much for dropping by. have a nice day.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
Oh by the way what are the freebies?
@rsa101 (14874)
• Quezon City, Philippines
27 Nov 09
Wow how much do you earn exactly online for the hours you spend there. You life is pretty interesting to know. I too spend a lot but not straight eight hours. If you could earn that much then I better quit my current job. Can you teach me how you do it?
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
O well not that much but if you will really spend your time on it, you can quit your job. I cannot say how much i am earning right now, but i can share to you how much my friends are earning right now. They are my inspiration, they earn almost $3000-$5000 dollars a month, could you imagine that? Well the technique is simple. Just dedicate your time on researching and writing on the internet and even putting up your own website is a must. Capability and Commitment is the key to success but anyway you have your permanent job i think, it is still the best job cause this time at present love your job, it is very much hard to find for a real job.
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@rsa101 (14874)
• Quezon City, Philippines
14 Dec 09
Well there are times that i wish that i would just have an online job that could provide me enough earnings than my offline job. But with the way you've describe it that they are good in writing, I think I do not have that kind of strength in writing long ones. It is only here at Mylot where I could write short comments and the like.
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
i had like 6 - 8 hours a day! sometimes i get frustrated because it seems that i am not getting any progress. i still i am trying to do better than the day before to improve on my writing and comments giving skills :-) i hope i can earn better as the day passes...
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
O not worry you can still do better, just be consistent on the effort that you are exerting online. I am sure you will be one of the successful internet money maker in the future. Just commit yourself to it and believe that you are capable of doing things and you shall succeed. have a nice day! Cheers!
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
that must be a very encouraging words. THANK YOU! take care...
@Agoenxz (555)
• Indonesia
30 Nov 09
Well, that's depend... If i had the time and my internet connection is fast and i am in good mood or condition also not too tired...maybe i could online and surfs the internet all day long, or even more... But i'm bit busy lately and sometimes i got to tired when im back from my works and some times my internet connection get to slow, so that i'm getting lazy in surfing the internet via my PC. Sometimes i prefer using my cell phone to browse/surfing internet like this time in mylot, cause it more faster and simpler. But, it's got some limitation too when i am surfing using my cell phone, some sites may not opened or works correctly/perfectly... Gosh... Sory if i am going to this far in my respond! Enjoy!
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
1 Dec 09
HAhaha it's ok, cause you are enjoying responding to this discussion that is why. Anyway you are right, it depends on the person if he/she will spend a lot of time on the internet or not. It also depends on their mood. We can use cellphone on the internet but it is really limited. We can only browse sometime and it is expensive too using cellphone as a medium to connect in the cyber world. But just like what i have said, in good mood or not, i really need to spend a lot of time on the internet, because of my work. I have my own website to update and maintain. I also joined a lot of review sites, that is why i think i do not have a choice. Anyway i am scheduling my time and it helps me a lot. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
i am actually a multi-tasker person,meaning, i'm a wife,mother of two kids,a student and a daughter-in-law who's in charge of the house. on that responsibilities at hand,i do not have much time for surfing the net. i just face the computer whenever i have free time or if i need to search for something.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
Hi! Honey! That is why i am very much proud of you! FYI fellow mylotter, she is my wife. Anyway, she is right about it, she handles those kind of things, and it makes her a super mom and i am really proud of her. I handle most of earning jobs and other heavy stuffs. Cause i am the man in our family. We have 2 kids, a 3 year old boy and a 6 month old girl. I am really lucky having her in my life. She is very kind, caring and loving person. That is why i am doing all my best just to make her happy all the time. I love you so much honey! Mwah!
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
28 Nov 09
I would say I spend about 8 or 9 hours on my computer and most is on earn money sites this is not a consecutive 8 or 9 hours I do get off for about an hour or so then come back. I try to spend time her to meet my payout but sometimes I do not get to spend as much time as I want to here.
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• Pamplona, Spain
28 Nov 09
Hi rjvb, Good luck with your Company it sounds great. Hope all those hours of surfing have been worth it in the end. Usually spend about 1 to 3 hours surfing on the Internet. All depends specially if I am looking for something. Heres to your new endeavour.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
O thank you so much, do not worry my friend, i wont let you down! And if i really did succeed. I will not forget that motivation of yours. I can say that, the hours i spend on surfing is really worth. I already started so many websites and planning them to launch at the end of this month. I have food website, gaming website, technology website and lots more. I just hope all of them monetized, i am also planning on writing a book and publish it. So that in the near future, my son and daughter and wife will be more proud of me having a father and a husband who contributed good things in this world.