Do you feel ashamed of earning online?

China
March 17, 2010 1:34am CST
Hi, friend. Here is the situation. When i was a postgraduate in 2005, i was in urgent need to earn some extra cash to afford all the books related to my research field as i didn't want to ask my parents for money. So i searched for earning programs and came to know about online earning. Though i joined numerous sites to help me earn, mylot was the only one that i'm still working on now. As you know, active referrals help you faster. So i tried to get referrals. But the problem was i never dared tell my classmates and friends about my online earning or invited to be my referrals for fear that they might laugh at me. I felt kind of ashamed for online earning. In my friends' eyes, earning online was something humiliating. Because of this, i never told anyone about my online earning. Even for now, i still keep it to myself though i no longer think online earning as a shameful thing. What about you? Have you ever thought that online earning is shameful as you are in such a financial difficulty that you have to rely on the small amount made online? Hope to hear from you:-).
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@monouu (2612)
• Singapore
17 Mar 10
Nothing to be ashamed of since you're earning legit money and it is not just cater for those who are in financial difficulty but for everyone who want to earn more money. And who don't want to make more money if they've the time and these extra earning come free.
• China
17 Mar 10
I agree with you on this. No one does not want to make more money mylot just provides such an opportunity.
• China
17 Mar 10
I agree with you on this. No one does not want to make more money mylot just provides such an opportunity.
• China
17 Mar 10
I agree with you on this. No one does not want to make more money mylot just provides such an opportunity.
• United States
17 Mar 10
Well that's something new to me. Most people I've come across, although they may doubt the ability to earn online, most are intrigued by the concept of actually being able to earn any amount of money online. Every little bit helps especially in these days & times. Making money online is an additional income stream, and that's definitely nothing to be ashamed of. Forget the naysayers and just keep on smilin' to the bank! You may be earning small amounts now, but online earnings can grow with a snowball effect and you could be cashing in some nice checks eventually. It is possible; I've seen it myself. From pennies - to dollars - to hundreds of dollars and growing... Oh I feel so ashamed and embarassed to have admitted this publicly. I must go hide under a rock now lol...
• China
18 Mar 10
You have a good sense of humor, friend. You almost make me laugh:-). I understand now that online earning is actually something to be proud of, rather than be ashamed of. At least it proves my ability to earn through my knowledge, effort and also patience. I'm far better than those who just stayed here for a single day and then disappeared as if they had never existed.
• China
18 Mar 10
You have a good sense of humor, friend. You almost make me laugh:-). I understand now that online earning is actually something to be proud of, rather than be ashamed of. At least it proves my ability to earn through my knowledge, effort and also patience. I'm far better than those who just stayed here for a single day and then disappeared as if they had never existed.
• China
18 Mar 10
You have a good sense of humor, friend. You almost make me laugh:-). I understand now that online earning is actually something to be proud of, rather than be ashamed of. At least it proves my ability to earn through my knowledge, effort and also patience. I'm far better than those who just stayed here for a single day and then disappeared as if they had never existed.
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
17 Mar 10
Ashamed? I feel genius when I see people working 10 hours straight and me working 2 whilst at my PC making double their income :D
• South Africa
17 Mar 10
help me help me please! I've just started to try and make money online and have no idea how to go about it - the whole "data collection" thing is not working out and I'm gonna be homeless soon. any advice on what I should do considering you're doing so well.
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
17 Mar 10
check the link at my myLot profile, under my profile picture. It could be of some help (bare in mind though that if things do not go as planned it's not my responsibility! I just suggest ways)
• China
17 Mar 10
Hi, Valkerion. You must be very skillful at online earning. It almost seems miraculous to me that you could be able to make double the amount of what others make by working ten hours a day. I have to admit you are a real genius. Perhaps i should learn some of your techniques too:-).
• India
18 Mar 10
Since it is new thing that many may be in doubt about online earning. Also there are many sites do not pay on reaching the Payout.As we are not confident about the sites that are paying like Mylot, we certainly feel hesitant to inform our friends.Also, some sites wants ,the referral should not be around us and it should be spread in the world. So, online earning are not shameful.When the Computer was introduced, many were thinking, the unemployment will be more but it has proved otherwise. Lot of opportunities were created.On line earning is one of the way to reduce the unemployment.The people with little knowledge may not be able to get suitable job and also they may not be able to go a place and earn. For them it is an opportunity. And some may not like to work under a Master and for them also it is a boon. And it is also boon to the handicapped who can not move out the residence but they have enough knowledge, to earn in online business. The Scam sites only gives us trouble by taking out time and labor to waste.If the Scam sites are controlled it is one of best way to earn with dignity and honor Thanks Mylotting..
• China
19 Mar 10
You gave an accurate explanation to online earning my friend, thanks. Actually, before i read your response, the idea that online earning could be a way to reduce the unemployment rate had never occurred to me. I almost felt ashamed of myself. All the time, i just think that people earn online mostly just for fun because it's extremely difficult to make through online working as much as we make through a full-time job. But i've neglected the fact that many people can't go out to work for different reasons and online earning programs are exactly what they need.
• India
19 Mar 10
There were cue and cry when computer came into India. Then, people in India including myself advocating that our work will get reduced. But that also proved wrong.We were compelled to expand the business limitation.Also. today you and meet chat,it is because Mylot gave opportunities to do the chat and earn. Even my views are not heared by my neighbors, but now it is heard by many Mylotters and the viewers of Mylot around the world.
• India
19 Mar 10
Kindly correct "you and me meet through chat"
@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
For me it's not really a shameful thing. It's just that I don't want my friends blaming me when a site is closed or somethings like that. Now I make online as a way to be able to get extra income and get something for myself.
• China
17 Mar 10
I totally understand. If we referred a friend to a site which may turn to scam later, the friend will perhaps blame us. Persuading friends to join in a site as our referrals is somewhat a dilemma.
@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
Yeah I agree with you. There's a difference between having friends online and making them referrals, than friends who don't have an idea about it. Online friends won't blame you for it(I think) They already know how making money online works..
• China
18 Mar 10
Absolutely right. That's why I prefer to recommend online friends to be my referrals rather than friends in reality.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
There's no shame in earning online. It's not shame that's the issue, in my case, its convincing friends that it's really possible to earn online. Most of my colleagues are clueless on how to earn on line. My wife is the most doubtful of them all. I guess she's clueless since she don't know anything about computers. But it changed when she saw my mylot earnings in my paypal account. Now, she wants me to withdraw all of those. But it's not going to happen anytime soon
• China
17 Mar 10
Thanks for responding, friend:-). Perhaps you are right. They just don't know anything about online earning. There are still many people who are in complete ignorance of making money online. But to my classmates and friends, a person can never become better off through online earning. It's the small amount that they look down upon.
@CatGods (4596)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Well I'm at the other end of the spectrum. I tried to help people by sharing what I know and trying to help them create their own income by using their ideas, and well I guess most people don't have any ideas or do much thinking. I would ask questions like "If you could have any job you wanted online, what would you be doing"? I tried to tell people that making money online isn't that difficult if only they would give it some thought. Well needless to say, hardly any one listened, so now I just don't bother. In the mean time, I'm smiling at the bank. I love working online because I work until I'm tired or if I want to watch a movie, and I sleep until I wake up. The internet is a 24/7 thing and no matter what time of the day or night that I'm awake, there's always money to be made.
• China
17 Mar 10
Hi, friend. Thanks for responding. I think you did a right thing to tell others a way of making a living by working online. That's good for people struggling on the poverty line. Only even if they work hard, they will be able to making a decent living, at least many people have already proved that they are earning good bucks online. But the people in my surroundings do not believe that money can even be earned online. Even if it's possible, it's only a few cents. Actually, i once tried to tell one of my friends that i was earning in mylot by posting. She just felt doubtful and said "if you really can earn $5 a day, then i'll join too". As you know, that's impossible. So i had given up looking for referrals since a long ago.
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
Hello catgods, you really did a good job. Good to know that you are trying to help other people in need. I just hope I meet you before. So that you could have convince me and informed me to earn income at the early age. I am still trying to learn all of this at my age. I am trying to catch and grasp the in and out of this online earning. Well for you chenxiaoyue, I hope you gather your courage in informing your classmates about this earning online. Who knows, your classmates might also interested about it. Then you could be rich because of them. I guess you no longer needed those referrals because you are earning a lot now.
• China
18 Mar 10
Thanks, friend. I'm already thinking of informing my friends of this online earning thing. But you are totally wrong in saying i'm earning a lot now because i've never made as much as or over $0.50 a day. I know many mylotters are able to make around one or two dollars a day.
• United States
19 Mar 10
im not ashamed of earning online its awesome :D when i started back in 2008 i was like uh i need a job outside then i told friends and family about it they would laugh at me because of so little money but then when i earned more i had them on shut month rofl
• United States
19 Mar 10
mouth not month
• China
19 Mar 10
Hi, friend. Welcome to mylot. You'll find this place amazing. I guess if i earned a large amount, i'll have my friends shut mouth too. Happy mylotting!
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Mar 10
Hi Chen, I am not ashamed of earning online. i am even proud that i am in a way earning here. at least what we are doing to earn is legal. and it's also fun. it's time consuming but it's worth the friendship and learnings. how i wish i will have lots of referrals to enjoy online earnings like what i an feeling and doing.
• China
19 Mar 10
I agree with you on that, friend. Online earning is indeed time-consuming, but it is well worth our time and effort because we are not just earning here, we are also learning new knowledge and making new friends. While mylotting, i'm practicing my english in the meantime. Though i'm not sure whether my english has really improved, my friend has convinced me of my apparent improvement. That's a valuable benefit besides money. I'll stick to mylot to learn to earn.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
20 Mar 10
well said friend. that's why there are lots of people getting hook in here because of those other benefits gain from online earnings. since i started mylot eight months ago i've been active here consistently.
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
i share your experience, my friend. i don't get much in terms of referral because i don't want some friends and associates that i have that "so much" time squandering on penny sites. with mylot, i think there is an intrinsic reason, other than money, that keeps one in continuing to mylot... but of course, the pay is tolerable.
• China
19 Mar 10
Thanks, friend. I'm now not working on any other sites apart from mylot, and i'm not really confident in getting any referrals as none of them was active for more than a week. I think i should just work on my own since i'm not in urgent need of money right now and many people around me don't know much about english.
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
thanks for the response, chenxiaoyue. there are pluses and minuses in making money online because you hardly know what is real and what is a scam. so, never, ever bring friends or referrals if you are not sure... you may get blamed... another downside of making money online...
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
17 Mar 10
I don't see any valid reason for being ashamed of earning online. Only a few of us are able to find genuine sites that pay; most of them have been cheated by fraudsters... Why should you feel that way? Be proud of being here and say it with pride that you're paid for your writing. Your opinions are valued here. My joining of this site, coincided with my joining a new job; that is why, I have not been able to fetch many people here. But once I get set in the new office, I'll let them all know that I make money online, will motivate them to join here. The wonderful thing about myLot is that they value our opinions. Don't feel ashamed of being here!!!! Have fun!!!
• China
18 Mar 10
I'm not ashamed of it anymore after I've got so much encouragement and support from mylot friends. Yes, the best thing about mylot is that they value and pay us for sharing our opinions. It is also good for us too because we learn to write in a quality way, which is of great help for those who are also working on other writing sites too. For people who are interested in writing and seriously think of taking online writing as a way of living, there could be no other better sites than mylot.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
18 Mar 10
I am glad that those negative feelings are gone from your mind... Yes, it helps us to 'Learn and Earn'... Have fun!!
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
I understand how you feel, cause I was like that before, but now I tell a lot of people about it, cause I really earn, and I don't bother with referrals anymore, sometimes I just tell them to help them, specially if they also need extra money. Some people might think that you have financial difficulty, but who cares right, as long as you're earning money. Hehehehe.
• China
18 Mar 10
I'm kind of relieved to hear that you once had your share of such a thought. . I thought I'm the only one who once felt that way. Now, I don't bother with referrals, too since I have never succeeded in inviting some active referrals.
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
Hehehehe. the same here, I'm glad to know that there are some people out there like me.
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
14 Apr 10
I can understand your hesitation back then. Online earning was pretty new to many of us back then. I think it is far more popular today and does not come with a sense of shame. I started earning online maybe back in 2006 or 2007 but was never ashamed of it. Excited was more like it. Even today when I share with some people that I earn online the response is one of surprise with interest. They too normally want to know how they can do the same but of course not many can be bothered with the length of time and dedication plus the effort it takes to earn the small amounts we earn on the various sites. Heck.. sometimes I dont have the time or the zeal but the funds do come in handy.
• China
15 Apr 10
Yes, that's right. I was totally ignorance of online earning until about 2006. Back then, I seldom saw news about online earning. But now it is all over there with diversified categories. I'm no longer ashamed of it now and actually short after I started this discussion, I told my brother about it and he was all astonishment. He continued asking me about how I can earn online and was eager to participate too. I recommended mylot, but unfortunately, he doesn't know any English.
@dipak06 (913)
• India
22 Mar 10
well the same thing also happens with me often so i now don't tell anybody about my online programs...most of my friends didn't believe that anybody can earn money from this kind of program and also they always ask at the very beginning of my explanation that how much i have earned already from this kind of programs and then they becomes interested to see the payment proof....i am not really ashamed but i becomes irritated to see their reaction....
• China
23 Mar 10
Yes, it also irritates me a lot when my friends keep asking me how much I've earned so far. In their imagination, it must be a big amount. But actually it's just a few dollars in which they have no interest at all. So I think it's better for me to just keep it to myself. Whatever they think about this, it doesn't matter much. Thanks for responding and happy mylotting!
• United States
22 Mar 10
I feel that earning money online is a great thing. I enjoy making a little extra money. I am hoping to earn the next couple of months so I can pay for my gardening supplies. I want to plant strawberries, corn on the cob, peas as well as flowers. There is no shame in making money online. With the bad economy and jobs being scarced making money online may help people out during these tough ecomomic times.
• China
23 Mar 10
Hi, friend. It's great to know that you're going to make good use your online earnings. I'm also planning to purchase some items with my earnings. I agree that online earning provides a new working opportunity for lots of laid-off workers who are perhaps suffering below the poverty line due to the financial crisis. Many of my classmates have already experienced decrease in income last year. Perhaps online earning could be a good choice for them to cope with their difficult situations. Thanks for responding.
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
I am not ashamed! In fact I am loving this whole online businesses thing. Slowly but surely our entire family's earnings are increasing not only through MyLot but on other sites as well. I promote it to the hilt. Add me as your friend and I can show you ways to do it. PM me, ok?!
• China
22 Mar 10
Thanks, friend. It's good hear that you're doing well with your online earning. I appreciate your kindness to help me with some ways to earn more, but really I can't spare that much time as I'm putting most of my spare time into posting in mylot. Thanks anyway. Perhaps you can help with those who are in urgent need of money.
@millertime (1398)
• United States
20 Mar 10
I've never been ashamed of earning online but I learned shortly after I started that telling friends and family about it and trying to get them as referrals is not a good idea. They either think it's a scam or that you're trying to take advantage of them somehow. The only way to get referrals is to find like minded people online that are already looking for a way to make money. I get most of my referrals directly from my website about ways to make money online and other online marketing methods. The best time to tell your friends and family about it is after you are making good money. Then, act like you don't want to tell them the details. They'll be begging you for more information!
• China
20 Mar 10
I agree with you on this point. Trying to get friends as referrals is never a wise idea, even though your main purpose is to help them to earn. They may doubt that you are thinking of taking advantage of them. When I once told my roommates about it and suggested her to join Mylot, her first reaction was doubtful and sceptical. Then she asked me whether she would help me earn more if she join too. That's way too frustrating. So now I don't bother with referrals anymore. I just work on my own and so far I'm happy with what I earned here.
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
I actually feel a lot of pride in being able to earn online. Not many people I personally know are into this so they are sometimes surprised to know about how I earn through my blog, and a few other sites like MyLot. I don't feel any shame about earning online because it is clean and honest, at least what I engage in. Now if it was shady and I was scamming other people, I probably won't talk about it amongst friends. I don't actively promote it to friends though, even if, I realize, I lose potential earnings for affiliates. :)
• China
20 Mar 10
Hi, friend. Thanks for your response. It's true that many people are not into this online earning thing. Some may think it's too much time-consuming and also needs hard work. Well, whatever we do, we do it according to our own interest. Anyway, we can't always expect others to share the same views as we do.
@acer5540 (354)
• China
19 Mar 10
I have the same situation with you, though i have a job. I know mylot by accident,a friend of mine told me this site, i browsed for many times and feel it is a good place,on the one hand, English is my second language , i want to learn it well, in other hand, you also can earn while sharing the stories or your mind with other people around the world.So i joined in, when i have spare time, i will come here and see if there is something interesting. I don't think earning online is a ashamed thing,but i don't tell my colleagues that i was earning online, maybe if it is know by my boss, she will think i'm not work hard.LOL~ But i tell my friend the site, because it is a good site,sometime, you can learn a lot from different people, though maybe we don't know each other, but the friends here never stingy of their couraging words. Why i'm feel ashamed?
• China
19 Mar 10
Hi, friend. Thanks for sharing. I didn't tell my friends and classmates about my online earning thing, and now i still don't tell my colleagues about it. The reason is that my current job is really a well-paid one. I guess my colleagues don't need that extra money as all of them are married and they don't have to work so hard all by themselves. But i'm unmarried and i need to live on my own. In addition, i have to support my parents too. So i figured that earning online may help me in some ways.
@MrKennedy (1994)
19 Mar 10
I never tell people that I earn money online, but they are always asking where I'm getting all the extra money from each week Earning online is brilliant because there are so many different ways to do it and you can earn at your own speed and leisure
• China
19 Mar 10
That's true. There are lots of online earning programs now. Though i do not earn much in mylot, the little extra money in my account really makes my day:-).