Do you ever get frustrated trying to make money online?

United States
January 5, 2012 9:35am CST
I get frustrated often trying to earn online. I don't expect to get rich online or anything like that it just seems it is so hard to earn online. I've tried writing for sites, I'm not able to make anything from that. I was thinking of trying to open an etsy shop but can't find a reasonable insurance company. So I'm becoming very frustrated. What has been your experience good and bad with trying to earn online?
11 responses
@marguicha (87930)
• Chile
5 Jan 12
I had some frustrations at first, when I expected more money. And I came across scam sites and invested and did not get my money returned. Now I only invest my time and I team up with other people exchanging sites so that we both earn. If they are active at my sites, I am active at theirs. I am earning now about $100 a month. For me it´s enough as I use that money for vacations. If I earn less, I go to a nearer place.
• United States
28 May 12
Yeah those types of things can make us frustrated. I too thought that I could earn more. I'm hoping to be able to reach my earning goal that I have set that is reasonable. I don't mind doing the online work it's just that so many sites don't pay well. Glad that you are using it for vacation. That what I'm saving for.
@Afeez91 (47)
• Kuwait
5 Jan 12
I have been scam and even dump online! Am almost fed-up but I'll try to keep more effort so that I can achieve my aims. Which site do you think is legit?
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• United States
6 Jan 12
Yes it can be very annoying. The survey sites that I use that are legit are opinionoutpost and globaltestmarket. The mini task site that I use that is one site that I love is Microworkers. I also like swagbucks you can earn for paypal deposit or gift cards. Those are what I have been working with. Haven't really been able to find anything else.
@CatGods (4596)
• United States
6 Jan 12
One, you don't need to have insurance in order to open a store. Two, I bet you are talking about having insurance for your inventory??? I have 3 marketplace stores, I'm not on etsy but maybe some day in the not too far off future I will be. They are in my plans. Any way some of my product is inventory I have here at my house. My inventory is covered under my renters insurance.
• United States
10 Apr 12
Thanks so much for all your suggestions and encouragement. I'm glad to hear that you are doing well with your work online. I hope that with applying your suggestions I will be able to increase my earnings as well. You are so right. We definitely need to think outside of the box and look for various ways to do better and earn more. Thanks again.
• Philippines
6 Jan 12
Not just ever but I'm really losing hope on earning online. I've been into online job for about 3 years but I haven't any job that will help me sustain a stable income. I think I have to update my skills so that I can earn online. I do believe that one day you can find a job online because you do have a skill in writing.
• United States
6 Jan 12
I hope that you will be able to find a job online that will allow you to take care of everything that you need to. I understand how difficult it can be. It makes me really frustrated because it's not my aim to make a lot but to make more than a few hundred online. I hope that perhaps sometime I can open up an online shop and see where that will take me. I would like to be able to only have to work a certain amount of hours and stop and then spend time with my family. But with online work it takes a lot of time to be able to make a small amount of money.
@MartyM (95)
• United States
6 Jan 12
Some of the 'Survey' sites I've been very disappointed with. I receive a survey to do, summit it and then a window pops up saying I didn't qualify. That seemed to happen more and more on a site I was really excited about doing. Other sites say they "pay more..". Which, of course, they don't and it seems like those same sites are very unstructured, etc.
• United States
9 Apr 12
I agree that can be very frustrating. I have had that happen multiple times. Sometimes I have completed basically a whole survey and then it says I didn't qualify. It's like I did there survey and they didn't pay me. It's very annoying.
@gaea23 (252)
• Philippines
6 Jan 12
I agree with you, it sometimes frustrated because I wanted to earn a lot but it doesn't follow that. I have to really spend enough time and wait for it until I earn, like here in mylot. We can never earn a lot when we don't do discussion. So it is give and take situation. We just have to bear in our mind that we work for is what we are paid for.
• United States
10 Apr 12
Yeah it takes a great deal of time and energy to earn online. A lot of people earn a lot but the majority of individuals do not. I'm hoping that in time I will be able to find something that I can do that I will be able to earn a reasonable amount. I don't want to get rich I just want to be able to take care of myself.
• United States
5 Jan 12
I always get frustrated with earning money online. I never usually get anywhere and have found very few methods that work for me. Overall most of them are not even worthwhile but its all I have.
• United States
6 Jan 12
Me too. I agree with you wholeheartedly. I often feel like it really isn't worth my time. Because earning anything online really takes time from the legit sites that I'm with. But like you I don't have much else to choose from. I'm a stay at home mom for the most part and online work is what I have to go with for now.
• United States
5 Jan 12
It can be very frustrating trying to make money online, but I always try to keep myself motivated so I can earn that extra money.
• United States
11 Apr 12
It is a good thing to keep motivated. I'm continously trying to work on that. Because I really would like to find something that I can get paid a consistent amount regularly. I'm not looking for something that will make me rich. Just a way to earn a passive income. I hope that with time I will be able to find it.
@lifes97 (885)
• United Arab Emirates
5 Jan 12
absolutely I tried other sites wrote articles and reviews but collects cents for months, its wasting of time, or i dont know what its not nice when you try hard to write an informative article that many people can learn from and enjoy but at the end they reject it, delete it or ignore it, really not nice thing, here is good the idea earns you money by talking, awesome, I hope this site will be the one im looking for.
• United States
11 Apr 12
Yeah it is definitely frustrating when you write articles and they are constantly rejected or you don't get paid enough for them. I have had my share of sites like that. Those sites made me really frustrated. Because I worked hard on my article and it really seemed to get me nowhere. It's sad that it's hard to find legitimate places to earn a decent amount from.
• Philippines
6 Jan 12
Sorry to hear about that insurance company. But I too have a problem when it comes to earning online. I got frustrated to see good sites go down the drain. My income online has been down for so long and the only one I trusted closed down recently were I earn there monthly. I guess I need to venture more and see what is there online that I can get my time to and try again. It is really not a great earning income, slow but sure though just like Mylot.
@Afeez91 (47)
• Kuwait
5 Jan 12
I havve been scam and even dump online! Am almost fed-up but I'll try to keep more effort so that I can achieve my aims. Which site do you think is legit?