Do you write online for money, hobby or addiction?

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United States
July 27, 2011 3:30am CST
Different people have different reasons for writing online. I do it because of addiction. I simply love writing. It is a way for me to feel good about myself. But I chose the online path because it is easier to type! What is your reason behind your writing career online?
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@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
27 Jul 11
I write online because of the money. It helps me pay the bills each month.
• United States
28 Jul 11
That is the best thing about writing online. Both paying bills and savings get some extra strength. I will just say that it is kind of like a secure job where we are our own boss. Yes, there are people owning the writing sites, but they do not directly tell us how and when we should finish our writing projects.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
28 Jul 11
trv, your first aim is getting money but if you did not enjoy, it`s hard for you stay until many years in one site...you must enjoy and make writing as your new hobby
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 11
Yes, writing online is a good way to earn money as well. But, we need to enjoy writing, so we will develop the passion to continue in writing.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 11
reading and writing - reading and writing-I enjoy so much!
Hi athena! I do it because I am learning through it and sharing it with others. Even write in here is a kind of learning to me. The earning part is just a part of it. Even if we have blogs we don't earn anything but still write something into it and we share it with others. And went I get into too much I will addicted to it so it's eventually be my addiction so I just write and write. Writing, reading are things that I really enjoy so much!!(^^)
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 11
Yeah, whatever the reason is, the content of the site or writing is the only stuff that I are concerned. If it provides me with info I will surely be there. As mylot it is one of the good site which we can share and opinions with one another from all over the world.(^^)
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
28 Jul 11
To be honest I have no idea how I'll earn by writing online. I have written in sites like Triond but the pay is so sooooo less so i don't even bother for the pay. i write coz I feel lie writing or saying something. And I am really thankful to the few people who stops by and read them
@minimoyz (277)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
SAME here! I'm working on oDesk and I'm earning $220/week! It's nice meeting people here though with different ideas and views!!
• South Korea
29 Jul 11
@divineathena: I have never in my life been paid once by Triond but I still cling onto that site haha @minimoyz: you don't say!! you earn 220 a week?? Wow that's awesome!!
• United States
30 Jul 11
Oh no, why didn't they pay you? Did you promote your articles? I won't say it dramatically improves page views, but whatever we get might be enough.
@Bannybanzie (1398)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
I used to write as an addiction.. but not online. I used to write online for money.. but i don't write anymore.. I type but not write.. No I mean, I don't write articles anymore but just type dictations. That's my job.
• United States
28 Jul 11
There is a dictation job online? I had no idea about it. But it must be fun to do. But why don't you write articles anymore?
• Philippines
29 Jul 11
I'm a transcriptionist and I do work from home (no, it's not always fun.. it's hard..)... I don't write anymore basically because I have no time.. I just write for mylot.. and another thing is what I do is type... type my mind.. not write.. Just kidding. You know what I mean.
• United States
30 Jul 11
That can sometimes be a hard job. I never dared to do it. Mylot is a great for having fun "typing" our mind. I always enjoy it.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
27 Jul 11
i think i had several reason why i write online... i had maybe 4 until 5 writing site..they are shvoong, triond, hubpages, squidoo.. but only shvoong is the best site for me...every month i can get until $50 from shvoong..
• United States
28 Jul 11
Shvoong accepts only reviews right? It is wonderful that you get paid so much from that site. I wanted to try it out, but then thought to concentrate just on Bukisa, Triond and Firehow. Now I am more into blogging.
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@cyfernet (2796)
• India
27 Jul 11
Even i like to write online since it's good writing here and chatting at the same time. So it's good that we have got the opportunity to write here and comment to discussions. Mylot is one site where you have to continuously keep on writing to discussions and creating a discussion. So it's like everybody here visits this website for their writing passion which can also lead to writing about their own interests.
• United States
28 Jul 11
You are so right. Mylot has definitely made discussions more fun. Yes, there is Yahoo Answers also. But chatting there is not allowed. Also the users don't seem to be serious at all. That site cannot replace Mylot at all. I like how it allows us to reply to answers and that is also in civil manner. On other forums, there are lots of arguments. They cannot keep the juice flowing at all. Do you write for content writing sites?
@cyfernet (2796)
• India
29 Jul 11
Not yet actually but there are many websites like Associated content and Triond which has many members writing about all topics so might visit those websites to write something.
• United States
30 Jul 11
I wrote for those sites. They are good for starting out. Good luck in your writing journey. It gets better each day.
@drasnian (548)
27 Jul 11
I write because I love to - I spend as much of my free time as possible either reading or writing. I don't write for money, purely because I don't really understand where to start. Everyone says to write on Associated content, but I don't think I can as I'm from the UK and there seem to be very mixed opinions on sites like Triond, so I never know whether it's worth doing it or not. Where and what do you write?
• United States
28 Jul 11
Forgot to mention, that I am now just concentrating on blogging. I added the site to my profile page. I write about makeup, astrology, skin care products and every other thing that is girly in nature. I am good at those only!
@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
27 Jul 11
I write online for many reasons. But mainly because I love it. I didn't really start writing seriously until I came online, way back in 2006. Slowly at first; some versified pieces, some memoir-based pieces; then I built up a full memoir. Which has since expanded into various genres. I don't intend to sop. Although I do suffer exhausted periods, where I can barely write anything!
• United Kingdom
27 Jul 11
And I still make soppy mistakes: I don't intend to "sop"? Sop what? Sorry; I meant stop (smile).
• United States
28 Jul 11
Don't worry about the mistakes. We all do it. I checked out your Xanga page. You write beautiful. You should never think of giving up writing.
• China
27 Jul 11
Personally,I like writing.I wrote for a Chinese forum before I sighed up mylot.The articles mostly pertained to my speciality,so I felt so pleasant that I was never bored with it,even though it was a website that didn't pay.Here on mylot,I mainly improve myself in English.As to making money, I still have a long way to go,because my English isn't all that hot.
• Israel
28 Jul 11
Your English is fine. It's better than many native English speakers. I had a roommate for 2 months and I was always biting my tongue because her grammar was atrocious. She was born and raised in America, so there was no excuse.
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27 Jul 11
I enjoy writing online for various reasons, It does give a little extra money and I enjoy putting my view across on a number of subjects. I earn the most money online from Writing Reviews.
• United States
27 Jul 11
That is good. Actually, you are doing the right thing. Reviews never get old and since they are less online they always get more views. I learned this trick of getting maximum page views a few years ago while experimenting with this specific topic. Everything in our house can earn us money.
• Israel
28 Jul 11
I like to write. Writing online is a good way for my work to be seen. I have recently started a blog about animals. I do rescue and am a pet sitter. Between the two, I have a lot of material to write about. My blog address is on my profile. I'd appreciate it if all my friends went to it.
@salonga (27985)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
First it is because writing is my passion and of course as a wise person I want my passion to be converted into something really worthwhile and this is not just by having self satisfaction but also by earning out of it. So this is the reason why I write online, to satisfy my passion and at the same time to earn.
• United States
30 Jul 11
You are so right. There are double advantages to writing online. One allows us to explore our writing passion and the other one is earning from it. Who do you write for?
@minimoyz (277)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
howdy! I do it coz it fun thats it! I learn a lot from somebody's opinions! S o if you say its for money HELL NO! This doesnt pay my bills and cant pay my bills! I just come here for some advice and some wisdom!!
• United States
30 Jul 11
Of course, that is true. Mylot is just like Yahoo Answers where we can have some fun discussing everything under the sun. The money is just a reward and encouragement so we keep doing it. I see it as very fair.
@derek_a (10902)
28 Jul 11
I enjoy writing and have written for many years before the Internet came to my home. I do earn a little money from writing on line, but not a fortune, but from what I can see, unless you write a best-seller novel, it will be a struggle. Meanwhile I just enjoy the exprience and have made lots of on-line friends and gotten loads of advice about computers and other things since I wrote. Mainly though, it must be a hobby as I wouldn't like to rely on it to make a living, or we'd have problems paying the bills! _Derek
• United States
28 Jul 11
Do you write for the content mills? They can actually allow you to really make a fortune. It just takes time. I see writing online like a secure investment. The articles keep making money even when we are not touching them. I heard of several people who quit their day job because they were able to make more just by writing online.
28 Jul 11
I do some online writing too, I just feel good just to express what's in my thought, and of course also to earn if I can.
• United States
28 Jul 11
We have so much freedom online that it seems to be a better place for pouring out our words than just talking to people face to face. Some things, of course, can never be expressed verbally.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 11
I write online for fun and of course the money, too. I first started to write in Mylot then slowly i get to know many writing sites. So, i write for those writing sites is to earn some income from them. As for Mylot, i will always says it is for the fun of it and the chance to meet many new friends as well. So for me, i can said that i have developed the interest and thus enjoy the passion of writing through online.
• United States
28 Jul 11
Yes, you are right. Mylot taught me about many different earning opportunities. This site is very helpful. It is great to have so many friends here with whom it is possible to have a respectful discussion. For a while, I did not like it much. So I took a break. But now I am enjoying every bit of it. It is like a healing process. When I am down I just come here. As soon as I start to answer a few questions I find myself getting over any sadness. Mylot is no less than a writing site.
@singuri (571)
• India
27 Jul 11
I love such type of discussions, we can happily and openly freak out our opinions without hiding anything.we can share every thing this makes us to think more about a particular topic and can learn many things, others suggestions also helps us to be better.Some topics will be pretty interesting to discuss, some brings us a change in our selves.
• United States
28 Jul 11
You are totally right. Discussing through writing is better than chit chatting. Also we cannot deny the fact that sometimes verbally we are not careful with our words. This makes the other party disappointed and mad. The writing allows us to watch out words. We appear more formal and respectful. I like the fact that sites like Mylot reinforce it in the form of guidelines.
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
Well, I write online maybe because of the combination of them all, for money, hobby, and course, since I am making money, I am addicted to it already!
27 Jul 11
I somehow like writing so i mostly do it for a hobby but at the moment i need some extra money so i do it for money ...
• United States
28 Jul 11
Writing used to be my hobby. But the more I wrote the more it turned into addiction. The money coming from it is definitely one of the best thing. Others should try it out.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
27 Jul 11
for me, i do it because i like to write and need a venue to express myself. i use triond. i dont make much money but i do it for me, not for the money.
• United States
28 Jul 11
You are right, I believe at Triond we have more freedom to express our views. Certain sites don't allow that. They are more concentrated on articles that express knowledge. It is actually reminding me of Bukisa.
@hexebella (1140)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
I am just passionate about it and when online writing emerged, I found the opportunity to have my work published. The money behind is just an added bonus. I believe that in anything we do, we will have the satisfaction if we have a great desire or passion to do it otherwise it would be worthless.
• United States
28 Jul 11
You are so right. The online writing sites just encouraged us to keep exploring our writing passion. We must thank the one who thought about this concept.