Proof of Income

Philippines
November 14, 2011 4:29am CST
Has anyone ever asked you about your proof of income? And did you show them how much you make? If you haven't shown it to anyone, that's a good move. If you have, stop showing it. Why? Because you're only making these people envious and you will only end up with people focused on the money at the end and not how to reach the said amount. Focus on teaching people how to reach the amount. And it's quite unethical to show people how much you have in your bank account.
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14 Nov 11
A payment proof doesn't show people how much money is in your bank account. Its purpose is to prove the reliability of a site's payments, nothing else. As for ending up with people focused on the money, that's all they're interested in anyway. Otherwise they'd be looking at volunteering opportunities or stuff they can do for fun, not money. It's not unethical at all. (And incidentally, payment proofs don't actually prove anything - they can easily be faked.)
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• Philippines
14 Nov 11
faking a proof of payment to fool others is the ultimate low. sadly, a lot of people do it and a lot of people fall victim to it :-(
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14 Nov 11
The ones that make me laugh are those who send emails in HTML. You get to the "payment proofs" bit and they've typed them in - they just change the font and expect you to believe that it's all true. I mean, how stupid are these people?
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@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
14 Nov 11
The fact and the sad thing is: there still existed people who fall into that trap . Greediness may make people blind, eh..
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@maideen (26)
14 Nov 11
please friend give some idea to make money online because iam in great need of it please help me
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14 Nov 11
Use the myLot search (remember to switch it to 'discussions'). The question gets asked every two or three days and there are hundreds of responses.
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• Philippines
14 Nov 11
yeah there are lot of entries about how to make money online here on mylot. i suggest you search for it using the search option or go through my past entries. i have lots of posts about how to make money. all you have to do is read and learn as best as you can and then make your own decision which will work best for you :-)
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@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
14 Nov 11
Be patient and do some researches, my friend.. And reading through myLot discussion would be really a good start. Good luck.
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@fazril (71)
14 Nov 11
yeah.that right..it never get me interest when i got some email showing their account with amount before,i guess that can do by change to html and put what amount their want to attract people to join.some show their photo with money too.agree with you must focus on teaching
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• Indonesia
14 Nov 11
I never did it. I never was paid yet.
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@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
14 Nov 11
Yes, showing or telling others how much your your income is totally unethical. There are many companies that prohibits employees to tell other employees how much their income is, because it causes a lot of conflict in the company. I had this one co-worker and she keeps on asking everyone about their income. We learned how much we all receive and we felt envious about the others.
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@ceasar09 (442)
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
I show somehow the proof of payments to my blog where I put my referral links since It could really make the internet users that it is really possible to earn online. After seeing these proof of payments people always ask for tips that might help them to earn there and in this part I usually explain that they must target the quality of post or the work to really earn online. I always motivate them to earn online in the way that they don't feel that they are being used just to boost my earning but rather help them also to do the same thing as those successful man in online jobs. It is really good to show them the payment of proof to build their trust to your online sites.
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@moirai (2261)
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
Hmm... I'm not sure about whether showing people how much you have in your bank account is ethical or unethical. I, for one, wouldn't want to show anyone how much I have in my bank account. But my reason for not wanting to do so does not have anything to do with ethics. It's more towards 'why do you need to know?' questions and security issues. I even think that the asking someone else how much is in his bank account comes closer to a question of ethics rather than showing one's own. In any case, if someone asks in conversation how much I make, I might give a ballpark figure. But I don't think it's necessary to bring out documents to show exact figures. However, I can think of one specific example of when it is alright for me to show proofs related to money. And that is in showing payment proofs related to online income. That is acceptable for me because it has a purpose. And that purpose is to show people you really receive money from those specific sites in order to encourage them to join under you. Anyway, these are usually just individual payment proofs and does not necessarily reflect the total.
@NIECIE21 (365)
• United States
14 Nov 11
I normally do not go around sowing what is in my bank account. I do not thing its anyone's business to know how much I make. However, if some is like "Hey, have you been paid from this?" then I can take a screen shot of the payment proof from the site and show them...no biggie. But then I will let them know I can show them how to make what I made...If they are interested, they will take my offer and if not, no biggie to me. And just because I show them that, there is no way that is my bank account info...NO WAY would I share that...there is a HUGE difference in all that.
@faisai (1140)
• Hong Kong
15 Nov 11
I personally don't show this to others as I don't feel like letting others know me too deeply. But talking about ethical or not seems to be a bit too serious. I mean, it feels more like how we think of others rather than how others would think of us thing. If we weren't envious on others when they show us their bank account, how come we think they would do it the same? I know people making way more money than me and have money in the bank enough for my entire life (and next life and next next life...). Yet, I won't think it is unethical if they show me such thing as a share of secret.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
15 Nov 11
When i asked the telephone company that i want a phone line in my house,they asked for my proof of income. When we asked car company to lend us a car,we we're asked for a proof of income. We gave it..its because we think they are asking for it to know if you are capable of paying the services they are about to give you. But of course that's purely business. If my neighbor will ask me of my proof of income,of course i wont give it.. its about,who is asking you and why do they need it.i think those are the things you need to consider before you show your POI.
• Philippines
15 Nov 11
I don't show my payslip to my co-workers but with some bank agents when I am submitting requirements. That's true it is not proper to show off your salary to others for this would create a bridge between you. It is better to teach them how to get more money.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
15 Nov 11
Although I am not exactly sure you are saying here. I don't see the problem showing people a proof of income from a particular website. I just want them to know that it really paid. If you have joined my page 5, they are showing the proof of payment every single month too.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
15 Nov 11
HI Chipesterkhan, I have always been told that it is wrong to discuss my income with other co-workers and I don't anyway. It's just no ones business. I disclose my income to my landlord because my rent is based on my income. 33% of my gross income is my rent payment. If I did not disclose it or if I lied about it in any way then my rent would be considerably higher. I really don't see it as unethical to talk about income even though it is not something I normally would discuss with just anybody anyway.
@maharlikah (1045)
• Philippines
15 Nov 11
True! I definitely agree with you. And yes, some asks for payment proof like before when I was in another paid social networking site, I invited someone and gave me condition, he will join if I can show him a payment proof. But I was not able to show it. But even if I did not show my proof, he was sill money oriented.
• India
14 Nov 11
I wouldn't show my bank account to anyone. As someone said before its not a matter of ethics, but a matter of security. I just cant imagine what thoughts it would give a person knowing how much I have in bank (Not that have loads either). I would refrain from doing so. I like your view point. If you show a person some money , they would be fixated on the money and seldom try to do what is required to get it. I personally would answer questions like what do you do, rather than how much do you earn. bourne
• United States
14 Nov 11
I showed them how much I make and its not much so this is not a problem for me
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
14 Nov 11
When you are just talkint to a friend, I will definitely agree with you that it is not to brag or to talk about how much money that you are making. However, I do think that there are plenty of legitimate times to share your proof of income. Some of those times are when you are applying for aid of some sort and you aren't able to get it if you don't show your proof of income. We had to do this recently to get assistance from the Leukemia and Lymphoma society while my husband was going through chemotherapy.
• India
14 Nov 11
some peoples asked about my income, but not proof of income. i tell they how much make of income in my account. teaching peoples average amount earned. but peoples not showing we bank account amount not showing to everyone.
@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
14 Nov 11
Many people fears fake or scam, I havenĀ“t shown any proove, but, in the e-world people asks for references. Blessings... Dainy
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
14 Nov 11
Well, in my opinion, payment proof just have nothing to say. Even if someone had got paid, it doesn't mean another people were getting paid as well. There also an possibility that a site do selective payment - they just paying the upgraded members, or to be worse: they are paying people randomly. And also, we can easily fake the payment proof - hence I don't think payment proofs are THAT necessary.. However, in fact, a lot of people are still willing to see it :). Ah well, I just simply showed mine, then :). But I wasn't just showing my payment proof, I also tried to explain what things they should do in order to earn like I did. Got one in my profile as example xD.
@sjvg1976 (18403)
• Delhi, India
14 Nov 11
Hello Chipesterkhan, NO i have not asked anyone to show me the payment proof of income but i won't mind it if someone ask it as i don't think there is really anything bad in asking it.Many people ask it because they don't believe if that particular site pays because there are lot of scam sites on net. No doubt one should give more importance on making money from the particular site than to check the proofs but once you join a new site you must know it if it is legit site or not. And it's quite unethical to show people how much you have in your bank account. You don't require to give details of what you are having in your account to give payment proofs.