earning money

Philippines
May 13, 2010 3:17am CST
Okay, I am unemployed. I just graduated and i don't have any job. I want to earn now and I would really like to have a job. I applied online at different companies and I have some who called and e-mailed me. However, my father would like me to stay at home for 1 year and rest for a while. I'm worrying about the opportunity cost of the income I could have earned if I have a job. I think earning money is really difficult when you're starting your life in a real world now. Well, we don't earn money when we are still schooling but then we have a support from our everyday allowances. Nowadays just sucks and I just felt like I'm a bum. Right now, I'm looking for an online job, however, its so difficult to find a legit one. If only miracles exist like someone just ask me if I need a job and hired me immediately, life would be nice. But then again, life's not easy.
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11 responses
• Israel
13 May 10
I'm afraid I had no real rest after graduating (and not since then...).I'm now doing my PhD and I'm 29 (suppose to finish by 32). To tell the truth, a year break between "stages" is a must. About online job - if you can live at your parents' home and work 4-5 hours per day, you can create a nice income, so eventually, when the year ends, you will not need to work :) What are you doing online? What kind of biz are you looking for?
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• Philippines
13 May 10
Whoa, thank you for understanding how tired it is to be in a university. I think we really need a rest but do you also think that a "year break" is a "must?" I am completely free all day besides helping my mom run her little store that's why I'm looking for some online jobs. I'm actually looking for a writing job or tutoring job online. I really want to maximize my time even though I'm "tagged" as unemployed, you know. However, I'm still hunting jobs online supposing my father changes his mind. Right now, I am totally financially dependent on my parents so I can't just run away and look for a job. :) I would be glad if someone offers me a job though. What is your field of study anyway? A PhD for the field of? :)
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@earnnings (1298)
• India
14 May 10
• Israel
14 May 10
Hi, the year break is needed to experience life before carrying on to the next phase (job, marriage, another degree, etc.). This is my opinion, of course, and others might think differently. I'm saying that because I did not take this break.... Anyway, about finding jobs online - you can search shorttask.com for jobs. Easy jobs that can put up to 15$ in your pocket for a 1 hour job. Most of the jobs are posting articles or signing up somewhere. There are other ways of making money online, of course. I can teach you how to build a blog and earn from it (this is one of the things I do, which brings quite a lot of money). The world of online money making is wide and one can drown in it if plunging into it carelessly. The point is to get a guide who "knows around" and skip a lot of trial and error that discourages a lot of people starting out. The thing is - you CAN make money online.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
13 May 10
Your Dad's wishes are rather "refreshing", but I understand your desire to get a job and start making some money. Fortunately, I had a job when I graduated and kept it for a year or so, until I found something else. I taught at the university as a visiting instructor while I got my master's as well as after receiving my degree. Best of luck finding a job...and congratulations on graduating.
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• Philippines
13 May 10
Yes, it was really refreshing but I'm really excited to work not for the sake of earning but I am just excited. If I can scream right now how I wanted to work so bad, I'll do it just so my father will know how excited I am to work. I wanted to know what it feels like working. That's good, however, teaching is not my calling. I don't really like to teach and I don't know why. Ha-ha. I do know that teaching is a very good profession but my hearts not really in it. Thanks, bless me! :)
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
13 May 10
Teaching wasn't my chosen field either. I was "talked in to it" by the Head of the Department I was getting my degree in. They needed an instructor; I needed to graduate...so I taught for 2 years while getting my degree. I ended up being a program manager in the environmental field at a missile test range...
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• Philippines
13 May 10
Oh, I think it is really great for you to be a visiting instructor because I remember you told me you had your Masteral degree at the time right? That might have helped you a lot. Now I get it :)) You are a program manager? what do you usually do as a program manager? Is it a difficult job?
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@rajaiv0810 (1013)
• Philippines
13 May 10
I think it is not necessary for you to stay at home for a year just to rest. Unless if you may also think that you need it. However, in my opinion it would be best to look for a job the soonest possible time. At this point finding a job is like a rat race. You have to act quick and you have to be equipped. If you decide to stay at home make sure that you make it worthwhile and not just resting totally without anything to do. Usually employers would like to hire someone who is a fresh graduate rather than somebody who stayed at home for 1 year without experience. They might think that kind of attitude is not an advantage for their firm. Online jobs usually are not credited as regular jobs and could have a minimal credit to your work experiences.
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• Philippines
13 May 10
I actually needed a break from my university life but I also agree that a one year rest is long. Right now, as I stay home, I'm helping my mom with her little store and also learning the Japanese language. I'm also looking for writing or tutoring jobs so that my mind will continue to "work" while I rest physically. However, I also agree with you that online jobs are not formally accepted as work experience when I'll look for a "real" job after. I don't intend to write it in my resume anyway. Its just so I can practice my english and learn new things even if I'm at home and ease the worry that I am now unemployed. Thanks for the advice! :)
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• Philippines
13 May 10
Hey learning a new language is a good way to spend your time. I'm wondering what degree did you finish? Maybe one day you would like to work in Japan or even continue your masters there and learning their language is already an advantage in your part. I have a friend who finished her masters in University of Tokyo, it was a scholarship grant given by ADB.
@earnnings (1298)
• India
14 May 10
if you think you need little break, then you will loose the early chances. It will be ver easy to grab job as a fresher after that you will have very limited chances. So, try to get a job. Do for 1 or 2 years then take a break..
@Philtrate (254)
• Ireland
13 May 10
Personally, I see no need to rest, unless you are sick. Employers would want to know why u had no job for a year. If you needed a rest after university how would you cope with a job, without needing a rest every year? I think you should keep looking for a job, but set up a blog, set up a website and start earning some money online. There's lots of advice available for free. I am at opposite end of working life, also unemployed and I am following my own advice here, looking for jobs and with blogs and websites
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• Philippines
13 May 10
Yeah, I think I'd tell them I helped my mom run her little store and practiced my intra-personal and mathematical skills. Well, I beg to disagree that if I rested a year that would also mean I'd be needing to rest every other year if I have a job. That would be a hasty generalization dear. My father just wanted me to rest because they knew how I exerted all my energy in my last semester, though, I think one year is an exaggeration of a rest. I wouldn't like it either. Well, right now I'm looking for any writing jobs and I have sent my resume on some online companies to which I can work at home. God bless for both of us :)
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• Ireland
13 May 10
I did not mean to come across as offensively as I obviously have, sorry. I was just looking at it from the point of view of next year's employer. Also University students in UK and Ireland do very little hard work, compared to having a job, it is obviously different for you. Take care
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• Philippines
13 May 10
Its okay, I'm not offended. :) Yes, maybe I have exerted much effort in graduating. This is a good practice for me if its in a point of view of an employer. Perhaps, I could answer them like this too and I hope they could understand. I doubt if they actually do because most HR staffs are so grudgy when in an interview, they liked to feel they are superior. Well, anyway I got it going again and I can't seem to stop talking. Thanks for the thoughts and your perspective. :)
@csbagley (12)
• United States
13 May 10
Become a drop ship seller and sell your stuff on http://wwwirillabay.com. Small fee for lifetime membership to a drop ship company and then you sell their discounted items for profit. eBay is way too saturated with items for sale and they charge too much money. Try RillaBay, its free to sell auction items. They only sacrifice is a few moments of your time to place an item for sale. You can do a couple a day or as many as you want at one time.
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• United States
13 May 10
Im sorry the link above is wrong. It is: http://www.rillabay.com. Thanks
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• Philippines
14 May 10
thank you for the advice. I'll try it out later :)
@joram328 (503)
• Philippines
14 May 10
Hello aauecon! I have some links on my blog which are in my profile here on myLot. They are for online writing jobs, transcription jobs and other work at home jobs. Don't fret because you can find a job online and have something to say to your potential employers. At least you won't spend your "vacation" just bumming around. I suggest you get yourself a paypal account first so you'll have something to put on your application as to where you would want your payments to go. I can see that you are a good writer from the way you can freely express yourself here on your posts. I'm sure you can do the things I am doing. Just a teaser -- a got a 5-page writing job last week which I did in 5 hours and paid me $100 or a whopping $20 per page... I'm pretty sure we'll be bumping into each other a lot in the next few days... Just a personal thought -- You are really very fortunate for having a good dad who wants you to stay at home and take a rest first -- maybe he thinks you need a sort of transition period or reflection time. Good luck and best regards...
• Philippines
14 May 10
Yes, my friend here in mylot named binggaling referred your profile to me. I was actually glad she did because I have started registering last night for the jobs. But I only applied in writerightteam and asiawrite, I don't know what is the best site from them. What I don't understand is the workplacelikehome, its a forum site and everytime I want to go in one of their pages, it starts again and I have to log in my acct over and over. Thank you if you think I am a good writer. Yes, I read your article and its great to know about it. Right now, I haven't heard from writerightteam yet, I hope they'll get me though. :) I think it is really sweet for my dad to say that I'm actually away from home when I had my school and I only get to see them thrice a year. I think he missed me a lot, wink. :)
@joram328 (503)
• Philippines
14 May 10
Hi! The work place like home website is really a forum site but there are a lot of work at home jobs all over the forum, you just have to be patient to look for them. like yesterday, there was one poster who gave the link to a working site on facebook -- can you imagine that? working while on facebook? XD. anyway, I'll be posting this site on my blog also once I get paid and am sure that it's not a scam. Just try to log in to my blog from time to time so you'll be updated. Better yet, follow my blog (why not?) so you'll know right away okay? BTW, writerighteam is really a good site but there are actually no projects now. I have one order on my available orders now but it really sucks! -- that's why I didn't get it. Anyway, you can also try asiawriters -- I like the site because they promote their writers real fast, and there are always many projects available. You just have to be patient in looking through the orders to be able to make good choices. So much for that, keep me posted okay?
@earnnings (1298)
• India
14 May 10
Good thought, both jobs thatis earning online and offline are difficult tasks. Why don't you try freelancing jobs, i think those would be better for now. Getting offline job is somewhat ver competitive and i think as a fresher there is more likely for you to get a very good job. Don't hesitate to join in smaller jobs.....join immediatel the first job which comes to you. Start your career first then you can can choose right tract later after getting little experience. All the best and happy mylotting :-)
• Philippines
14 May 10
That's what I thought. I wanted to join the labor force as soon as I can. I can join any small job as long as they hire me, LOL. The problem with me is I don't even know where to start, ha-ha :) I plan to take small steps first then the bigger ones, I think I'm not in a hurry right now because I want to realize what do I really like in this life. :)
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
13 May 10
aauecon06 cannot you get an intern job in the subject you majored in as you are fresh out of college? young like you are, do not take a y ear of rest, right now you need to search for real job off net, as net jobs do not pay that much, so go try to find jobs that your major has suited you for.younger people will get the jobs first while a lot of more experienced people will come second so if you really want to make money do not use the net to do it at all. get some real life experience working for a real person in a real job.
• Philippines
14 May 10
I am actually looking for any internship too but most of the companies are offering it to those who are in their last year of college. Yes, i agree with you, I'm still at the entry level of job searching and I do think that it is my time to find a job because I'm the new grad at this point in time.
• United States
13 May 10
Honestly, my first reaction is that you are so lucky. I am currently unemployed, my benefits run out next week and I don't know how we are going to buy food, pay rent, pay bills, etc. I would be pretty happy to be living at home with my Dad paying the rent right now! Having said that, if you want to get a job now, I can understand that too - you want to have your life move on, earn some money, get some experience etc. And as someone said, you may have to explain to employers later on why you didn't work for a year. So, if you DO take a year off, maybe it would be a good idea to find some sort of part time or volunteer work, or further training, so you can say 'I did this' when it comes to finding a job next year - and trying out some things like that might lead you to a job you like too. A good compromise with your Dad may be to find a part time job, so you are working a small amount, earning a little for yourself and still taking it a little easy as he would prefer. Good luck!
• Philippines
13 May 10
Well, I think I'm lucky because our culture is very different from yours, though, we don't have unemployment benefits here. Yes, you are definitely right I want to have my life move on and get some experience. I'm actually looking for any volunteer jobs in our place so that even if I earn a little I still get an experience, only luck is not with me. I can't seem to find any. Compromising with my dad is really the exact answer to my dilemma right now. But then, if only my dad will listen I don't think he will :)
• United States
16 May 10
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• United States
15 May 10
wow lucky you is your father going to give you money for a year so you can rest? but if you our planning on making money on line it is very slow going and it takes along time to make a good amount you make pennies not dollars on line. but if anyone know of a good web site to make buck instead of pennies please let me know