making a living off the internet - enough to support your family!

United States
February 6, 2011 3:14pm CST
With unemployment at a staggering 9% +. More and more people are coming to the internet to try there luck at making a living off the internet. First of all is this possible, One Word Absolutely! Occasionally, I will receive pop ups as I'm sure many of you have, The usual "Stay at Home Mom Making $6000 a month". These are scams, You may be wondering how I know these are scams. First of all, The old if its too good to be true then it usually is. Trust me if anyone is making that type of money and has some kind of golden secret, They would not be broadcasting there secrets across the net. Not to mention anyone who has looked into these, Will see in order to receive the "get rich information" must fork over money to learn the secret. Most of these have to do with Google Adsense. Please don't get me wrong, While there is loads of money to be made on Google Adsense, You need an EXTREMELY-HIGH Trafficking website. In order to make any real money on Google Adsense you need Hundreds of Thousands of unique visitors viewing your website every single day. Dont get me wrong Google Adsense is the real deal, I personally know someone who receives a check from them for 5grand a month, Then Again he does own the biggest Chess website on the internet. If you have an idea for a GREAT Website, Which people "need" and will be returning to your website on a daily basis and not to mention tell your friends. Then YES you hit the jackpot. Before getting involved in any other get paid websites please be sure to Google the company and make sure they have been in business for awhile and preferably are registered with the Better Business Association. Because unfortunately lots of these companies simply pop up for a month get members make THERE Money and then disappear and a week later Simply open up another website. The moral of this story is, YES You can make a great living off the net, But its a LOT harder then people make it out to be. Do your research beforehand and if you receive any pop ups telling you how you can become rich over night using there methods, Dont Waste your time not to mention those type of companies expect you to pay a good amount of money up front before they send you any information and the information they do indeed send you I PROMISE you wont be satisfied with it. Buyers Beware - Do Your Research before getting into anything and Good Luck!
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9 responses
@magtibaygom (4869)
• Philippines
8 Feb 11
What you have said here is absolutely true. Thank you for sharing the truth here. But you know, if you got a good mentor who is really making money online, a good mentor who really "walks the talk", it would be easier for you to really make money online. Just like my experience, I was wandering online trying to make money since 2006. But just recently, I decided to be mentored by someone who really "walks the talk" in the name of Stone Evans. The first month I have with him, I was able to make good money, real good money online!
@tiffnkeat (1681)
• Singapore
7 Feb 11
To be fair, there are definitely scams out there, more than real deals. But I am sure there are real earners, most probably not enough to support the family but enough as additional spare cash. Those who earn alot probably work very hard too. The fallacy is there are people out there trying to promote easy money too often. The ones that fall for it ended disillusioned, and fall away. we all need to learn some perseverance.
@EdnaReyes (2631)
• Philippines
7 Feb 11
Yes, this is true. Internet jobs are not that easy to find, scams yes, there's a lot in here. Online jobs are only for those who have extra talent and skills but still they have off line professions that they use to make a living online. A friend of mine is a good artist, he's online doing art works but he's an artist long before so the connections is still there. You're right, you can earn big if you're a blogger or an owner of a site who's great numbers of visitors. It means you have to put a lot of efforts and invest in real longer time!
@vangie26 (450)
• Philippines
7 Feb 11
Thank you very much for your effort to do this and share! I've been seeing those unbelievable income from online and almost tempted. Your post is really a great help. Thank you very much! God bless
@cw101101 (19)
• Canada
7 Feb 11
Thank you ! I thought I was the only one trying to figure all this out.
@GoldenAsh (290)
• United States
6 Feb 11
interactivelearning, you are cool really, you have said something that I have understood after one whole year of my life. Internet money, those websites that promise you that you can earn 5000000 dollars (add as many zeroes as you like)monthly, buy huge mansions, buy luxury cars. This and that, earning money online is perhaps the most difficult thing. It is not easy, if you want to earn money from a website you have to build content for months, than build traffic and soo much more. Updating websites and all those stuff. I think I completely agree with you that making a living off the internet (enough to support a family) is very very difficult.
@puccagirl (7317)
• Israel
6 Feb 11
Very well said! I completely agree with everything you just said. People need to get better at spotting scams, and I personally live by the motto you mentioned: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is, and that has helped me avoid scams while earning online. So it is really a good rule of thumb to keep in mind!
• United States
6 Feb 11
I make a decent addition to my income after two years of pretty darned hard work. It's definitely not easy! You can try a revenue-sharing website, as these tend to have a lot of traffic and so you will have a good chance at getting your article seen, especially if you have backlinks to it. However you need to really work at keyword research, backlinking, and have great content before you start making money. The nice thing is that these are residuals, so they continue to pay whether you contribute that day or not. Affiliate sales are another way to make money and yes, you can get money from affiliate sales (I receive checks almost every month from affiliate sales). It takes a lot of hard work but after you get everything set up, then it's nice to take a break and see the money continuing to come in.
@reneezoso (393)
• India
6 Feb 11
well .. you have to real good at this to work . people working at internet..have success rates are very less.. its takes a loads of work to get yourself going.. at start you will feel its waste of time.. but once you have the skill and everything...oh BOY!! you gonna be billionaire :P :P ... *sigh*.. doing freelancer jobs are good.. get urself professional in a particular skill like pdf forms making, animation software. and you will surely earn loads and loads of money.. happy mylotting :) :) ..