is it possible to earn a living by just working online?^^

Portugal
May 8, 2011 2:31pm CST
hi guys^^ my dream was to work online only. i really love computers and i would really like to work online only. the truth is that i couldnt find a place that pays me enough to earn a living. i mean a site that pays like 300 dollars or 400 a month. i would like to know your opinions and also if you know about some good sites that are cool and that pay for its users ^^
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22 responses
• United States
9 May 11
Well yes and no, they are sites that will pay you 2 to 3000 a month if you are good they are about.com, ehow.com chacha.com and kgb.com, thoses sites provide services first to do writing though its kind of easy to join it takes time to build a rep on the site to get your earns up to something you can live off of but many of the top writers make upwords of 4000 a month. the secound two are question sites people text and you answer the questions they ask. its fairly easy to do but near impossible to get in and very easy to get kicked out. though many people make money off these sites, people who really make a living and do what they want own there own sites though it takes almost a year sometimes a few years to get a well built and maintained site that pays you a good amount of money and have left over to keep the site up and running this is the best way to go other wise its like having a desk job
• Portugal
12 May 11
i wish i had a desk job like typing you know. i type really fast and i really like it you know. i dont get tired to just type and type. before i used to work a lot here in mylot. the truth is that i cant work here all day bcs i need some money to help my mum paying the bills. im looking for jobs offline but i couldnt find yet a great one thats why im trying to find an online job that pays me at least 300 euros. a typing job site or something.
• United States
13 May 11
try the sites i posted you can make that much if you write alot
• Portugal
3 Jul 11
well i wish i could make a lot really^^ but i needed to make like 500 dollars per month so i could help my mum.. if is less than that i cant work on those sites.. anyway tell me more about the sites you posted.. maybe i can be a member also.. thanks anyway for your advises^^ it would be a really great help if i could be working online and earn money at the same time.. so sad that isnt easy to earn much in such a few time.. :)
• Philippines
9 May 11
you know what, i'm also trying to figure out how to do that...my sister said it's possible but her credentials are better than mine so i'm still looking for all sorts of jobs that i can do online. so far, i've found odesk.com but i'm still waiting for a reply from the contractor i left a message for earlier, my sister also recommended craigslist but i still have to check that one out.
• Philippines
10 May 11
hi, i have tried odesk too but most of the employers are looking for those with previous ratings..i have tried applying for several jobs but is out of luck yet. I am not stopping though. I am also checking for online jobs that would make me earn enough to work at home and have enough time with my family. Good luck to both of us.
• Portugal
12 May 11
im happy that your sister could work online and earn good money from it. its good that she told you the sites that are helping her. i wish that soon you can be working online and earning a lot of money^^ if you try to find or ask a lot of people online maybe someone can help you^^ hpalm i wish you also can find one^^ there was a good site that was working there also in pinas. you are from pinas right? at least in pic you seem from there^^ but now was cancelled there and also in my country :( so sad. there you could earn like 8 dollars a day if worked for like 9 hours or 11. isnt a lot lot but at least paid it^^
• United States
9 May 11
It certainly is tough getting started. I am trying to do the same thing as I go through college, although I do work 3-4 nights a week as a waitress at a pizza shop. I also have a 2 year old and a husband. So my time is limited. Best of luck to you.
• Portugal
12 May 11
i guess you are right. its really hard to find a good online job. even an offline job isnt easy. thats good that you have a job besides going to college. a kid and a hubby? i see that you really have a busy life. but is good that you are so active. besides with college you can find a job easier. i really wish that you find a great job and that you feel happy with it. thanks for your answer^^ and the best for you
• China
9 May 11
I wouldn't say it's impossible, however, I haven't found a website where you can earn a living yet,but there are a few that did pay, many of them have great earning potentials too if you can manage to invest a little, maybe we'll find the right opportunity soon, just keep looking, good luck!
• Portugal
12 May 11
i guess is really hard to find one. most part of people have an offline job bcs is so hard to find one online. is true that we all would like not to have any boss to control us and just work in peace. but the truth is that its almost impossible to find a job like that unless you are too lucky or know a friend that owns a site. or a friend of a friend that owns and can hire you. or if you create a website or blog and suceed with it.
@youless (67382)
• Guangzhou, China
9 May 11
I also hope to make a living by online working. However, it seems it is not possible because most of the online earning websites are scams. It is difficult to find a few honest earning websites. But the earning is pretty low. I can't live by such a low paid. I love China
• Portugal
12 May 11
i guess you are right. a lot of people would like to have an online job. but you are right a lot of the sites are scams. thats why is so hard for people to trust on sites. besides you are right the sites that really pay usually pay only a bit of money. so sure we cant earn a living only with like 3 dollars a day. its more complicated than that. but im happy you have a job. im sad that i dont have one you know :(
@DoctorDidi (7036)
• India
9 May 11
I think to earn a living by just working online is possible for only a few who have some extra-ordinary skill, otherwise it is better to treat online earning as an extra income.
• Portugal
12 May 11
i see what you mean^^ i guess is also possible for those that have a site. i mean if you work hard on a site you can maybe have a lot of people going there. but for that your site needs to have a lot of things that people can like. or know a lot and a lot of people online that can go there^^ and yes most part of people treat online as only an extra income like people that are working here in mylot^^
@zhpshql (695)
• China
9 May 11
Hi,sweetloveforeve I have never thouht that I could earn a living by just working online...^^ is it possible for you? because it's impossible for me .. I can earn more than 400 dollars one month,but not by online,by my job... and I can't help you as I don't know many good sites things...
• Portugal
12 May 11
i mean for some people is possible. those that own blogs and sites or that are working in a site and get paid for it. i mean a site like a state site. its good that you earn more than 400 dollars in your job per month. im happy for you. i was just trying to find online too bcs im trying to find an offline job but is being too hard. i went to a few interviews already and nothing yet.
@duranv (517)
• Honduras
9 May 11
Maybe it can be done, I don't really know how, I have never been able to make more than a couple of dollars online, I guess you just have to dedicate more time and effort than what I put in.I find that everyone is promoting sites they don't even know if they work, but are still trying to get people to sign up for.
• Portugal
12 May 11
the only sites that i tell you are good and i wouldnt lie about it bcs i wouldnt want anybody to waste their time to work for nothing is mylot that at least pays something and one site called slicethepie. this one was great, you could earn like 8 dollars a day reviewing songs and thats true i received payments from them. but they just closed it in the most part of countries. what i think wasnt fair bcs a lot of people was starting to have a career there. it was to promote new singers. and you just had to review the songs. but now is working only in usa and in united kingdom what is very sad :(
@rog0322 (2772)
• Philippines
9 May 11
Hi sweet, Not for me. I have been around for quite a bit and I have never found something online that can match my regular daytime job earnings. Some claim such amount but I wonder how much they lose on online scams, adding overhead costs on computer time, electricity and computer maintenance (hardware and software). It doesn't add up to a tidy return of investment really. I'd rather stay on the job for the meantime. I would gladly give it up if I can find them online, of course, but for now.
• Portugal
12 May 11
i understand what you mean rog. the truth is that to find an online job is possible only if you have a lot of luck. or if you create a blog and had a few friends helping that to suceed. is very hard to create a blog on your own or find a good online job just like that. you are right is better to keep your job than to just give it all up for an online job that you are not sure for how long will it exist. i was working before in a site that just closed in my country and now is only working in usa and united kingdom. but is a site that any person could work but they really paid. any person i mean you needed to know something about music. it was to review songs of non famous people to promote new talents :) really a good site and you could earn at least 8 dollars per day. not bad for an online job right?^^
• Philippines
9 May 11
I think its impossible to earn 300 to 400 usd online, if you are a newbie. Im a newbie like you and im also seeking some ways to earn money online. A hundred dollar per month earnings is enough for me. I guess we have to learn first on how to engaged in online jobs, we have to be wise to avoid being scammed and we have to choose the sites carefully. We also have to be well motivated and hardworking to reach our goal. The truth is earning money online or offline is both not that easy, it requires hardwork. Good luck to us.
• Portugal
12 May 11
yes is hard but maybe someday people can create more sites online for people to work on it. the truth is that many jobs are done in computers but most part of people work in a office. wish you luck too. 100 dollars is enough for you? :) well i guess that in pinas dollars value a lot. so maybe thats enough for you to have a good life^^ i wish you the best of lucks
• Mexico
8 May 11
Hi sweet love forever: I find it har to do it. My best online earning have been like 250 dollars. There are too many scam sites and at the same time you have to spend a lot of time here. I prefer to think about these programs as another way to earn money in my free time. ALVARO
• Portugal
12 May 11
250 dollars isnt bad. you earned that online in a month? thats awesome really. but i guess isnt easy to earn all that. you are right the best is to find an offline job. but my country is in a big crisis. i already went to a few interviews but all jobs that are insecure like pay for only what you get like pay if you can get an interview. if get 1 only you receive only like 2.05 euros that is like 2.50 dollars in one day and that isnt enough for no one. the truth is that life is getting very hard here in my country and im already helpless about finding a job here :(
@swissheart (6068)
• Romania
8 May 11
if you want to earn that much guess you also have to spend many hours online and I doubt it easy... plus in most of the cases you need to invest money to get to earn a large amount of money and it also takes time. most of the sites will only pay you afew cents per day
• Portugal
12 May 11
yes swiss you are right. but now in my country things are so complicated. the minister wasted a lot of the state money and now a lot of businesses are closing and a lot of people is losing their jobs. thats why i wanted to find something online so i could feel better. but is really complicated right now. thanks for share your opinion and for your advises^^
@Bryanx54 (644)
8 May 11
Im quite sure of it, many people have made a living online, i myself have my own online help forum and desk for 360 games haha ^^ but yes i dont earn as much as i like too, but i'm sure there are online jobs available, just search around but be careful with your choices.
@cherza (32)
• United States
1 Jul 11
I think it is possible to make a living working online. You have to do some research and find site to work for. I enjoy social networking sites such as MyLot.com. There are so many writing sites to work for also.
@CTHanum (8255)
• Malaysia
31 May 11
Selling product will be a good way in making money online. If you just want to earn that amount of money by just sitting in front of the company it's hard unless if you have products to sell like graphic designs, pictures, arts, etc. Others might just suggest you involve in writing but I never heard for beginners who could earn that much~
@gaiza12 (4893)
• Philippines
26 May 11
My friend's brother works online only and has 2-3 online jobs that really pays well. He is a graphics artist and only works at home at his own time. He got the jobs on odesk. That is why I tried to send my application there however they never got back to me so it's okay. I have a job now, it's online but I get to go to the office everyday and they set a time for me to get in and work. My cousin and my sister also has online job which they got from odesk. So I guess that site is really a good site to search for online jobs.
@millertime (1399)
• United States
13 May 11
Yes, it is possible to earn a living on the internet. There are a lot of people that are doing it but it takes hard work and dedication. There isn't a magic pill or program that people can join to find success and riches, despite all the hype you will read on the websites. A lot of people make a living writing online or blogging. Others with affiliate sales. A friend of mine makes a nice income just selling stuff on ebay. There are a lot of ways to make money online. Check out my profile for more information. Just remember that it will take time and work to build up a decent income. It won't happen overnight. Good luck to you!
@dodo19 (16313)
• Montreal, Quebec
12 May 11
I suppose that it's possible to earn a living online. However, it is very difficult to do so. I haven't really managed to do it yet. I suppose if you spend a lot of time online earning some extra money, I guess you would be possible to do so.
@aerous (13482)
• Philippines
11 May 11
Before I give my opinion in that particular post. I want to say "how are you, long time no post?" Well, I want to earn that amount too but it is really hard to make. We need more legitimate site to earn that amount. If we only work in one sites I think we hardly earn it. The best thing I may suggest was to be a member of odesk a place where many people earn hundreds and thousand of dollar a month unless you have to skills in computer...
@RamRes (1725)
• Argentina
11 May 11
Please forget about that. Online earning is not that good, first you need to do a very hard work to get some decent profit, then even more work to keep that earning. Online has also a number of disadvantages to traditional work, mainly it's quite unstable and if you've earned $100 one month, you may earn nothing the next. Maybe not, but you can't count on that and be SURE that the sites remain online and paying. No site for sure provides the stability your stomach requires. Now think, all your money will be confined to PayPal. You can do literally nothing with that. Cashing out to have real cash on hand is quite difficult and with high commissions to begin with, and again not stable and 100% reliable. If a real work you're fired, they'll have to indemnify you, with internet they can laugh at you. And you haven't any income devoted to your jubilation and medical coverage, for example, something a legal real life work must give you. My think is, if you want to earn enough for a living and to leave your parent's house, take the newspaper and search a good job. And keep online earning for giving yourself small gifts.