The internet is a good source of income... if you know how.

Philippines
January 23, 2012 1:11pm CST
I love surfing the internet and I saw a lot of advertisements. I think people earn a lot from these promotions. I too wants to build my blogs traffic and earn a paltry some from it. I just don't find the time to do so. But I have all the tools and references to learn how. When I sit down on my table and start browsing, I usually seldom stands up and when I get to writing or doing the tasks like writing articles or transcribing, I find less time to increase traffic to my blog. I hope I can get that time to do so. It would be nice if I have other sources of passive income. How about you? When you browse the internet, what benefits or opportunities were you able to see from searching online?
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11 responses
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Yes, internet is a very good source of income. I started this blog designing career just lately and I'm earning from it! It's all because of those tutorials that I learned from other designers on the web. I literally search for "how to's" kind of tutorial and that helped me a lot on my designs. So far, my blog friends appreciated them and are very much happy with their blog makeover. All the best with you!
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
I design their blogs and that's how i earn.
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Wow! That's good. I'll check online as well and teach myself how to do that. Thanks for the great idea.
@Jhovarie (1169)
• Philippines
23 Jan 12
I agree internet is a good source of income if you know but the problem is that internet is also hard to earn if we dont know how to earn online and we have no patient because i know earning online is not easy you need patient to earn online with out patient its very hard to earn.
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Patience, wise decision-making, resourcefulness, self-discipline, and focus... these are what we need to succeed in here. I have been writing for a long period already but just earned a few income because I lack focus. However, when I had more time to do it, I learned that you can really work well here if you don't lose focus and you have strong self-discipline to still to your set schedule. Have a nice day!
@ticuso (127)
• Mexico
24 Jan 12
where pray tell can I get started? I'd like to try writing a little or something to make a little money, need it or don't we all?
• Philippines
25 Jan 12
To start writing, setup or build first your own portfolio. What I did is I wrote for Bukisa, Triond, Hub Pages and Ezine. Then I built my own blog. After that I created an account with oDesk. Using the accepted works I had, I built my profile in oDesk and started applying for article writing jobs. Bidding is quite difficult at the start. But when they saw my works, they considered my bids. Start with a low bid and tell them that you are ready to undergo a test for them to see your style in writing. When you are able to get a job, make sure that you deliver. This build your credibility with project providers.
@annierose (17417)
• Philippines
29 Jan 12
hi snowhybiscuis, It is definitely true. I have found out that I am a person who cannot be bored even I am alone in our house. I love to read books and spend my time online. Because I love surfing the net, I have found out that I can not only learn from it but also can earn from it. When I was still a college student, I learned some writing sites and was hooked on it. Those are triond and bukisa. I also did a capcha encoding job before and I earned good income even I was just at home. I surprised my parents when I told them that I am working even I am just at home. They could not believe it until I show them the proof by showing to them my income in cash.I have to apply an eon card in our country to withdraw my money on paypal.Now, my only job is mylot. I would like to learn how to earn using a blog but it is quite difficult for me because I have a very demanding job as a teacher. However, I really enjoy being here in mylot and I am satisfied with what I am getting here.
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
I agree that internet is a good source of income but sometimes many uses internet to deceive netizens. Some knows how but they don't want to take the risk to put up some investment to people they don't meet personally and the distance between them is more than a thousand miles or more.
• Philippines
25 Jan 12
Hi glennjunio. There's a lot of risk working online. But you need to learn from experiences. I don't usually accept job outside oDesk. If the provider ask me if I would accept payment through paypal, I ask for milestone or advance payment. That way you get to minimize the risk. Thanks for participating here.
@Jphunk (72)
• South Africa
24 Jan 12
I agree, there are various opportunities and sites that offer payments. I think if one creates multiple streams of income via the internet and perservere, you CAN have your web-based business booming with credits.
• Philippines
25 Jan 12
Hello Jphunk. You are right. You need persistence and resourcefulness to succeed on line. Study how you'll make it online and there are several materials here that can help you. Forums like this one also helps. There are several people out there who are very willing to share their experiences. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Exactly! The internet is a good source of income if we know how to earn. I'm kinda bit pissed off every time my mom would say she wanted to buy a prepaid internet service because she wanted to have a chat with someoen. She doesn't know that I earn online. I do know that there are various opportunities online as long as our skills fit for it.
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Hello craziestqueenever. You know, I started paying for our internet and my mother stopped bothering me with the expenses for the internet. Luckily, I earn more online compared to the cost of it. Just a thought to share. Have a great day!!!
@arjunm (439)
• India
24 Jan 12
More options you can get from online internet. this is a good source of income. many online earnings option you can get here like jobs tent, way 2 income etc.
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Hello arjunm. It is only now that I heard of jobs ten, and way 2 income. I will check this out. Thanks. Have a great day!
@SinfulRose (3524)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Jan 12
It is true that the net is a very good source of income. In fact, it is raining money in the net. I still don't know how to catch them all, though. But anyways, I understand how you feel. It's a bit difficult maintaining traffic at the same time update your blog when you, as the blogger, have less time to do these three things at once. I also wonder how to manage my time that I can get the necessary traffic as well as satisfy my readers on certain things...as well as balance my time since I am still in school. I guess when I search for it, I can find the answer to this certain problem. How about you, snowhybisuis, what do you do to solve this problem of yours? As for other opportunities that I am able to see in the net...hmm...I wonder. The only opportunity I can see aside for earning money is that one can still learn despite that he or she isn't a student if only the person knows what he/she want to learn...
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
I try to manage my time by thinking of my online job as a regular job. I always keep in touch with my project providers. I finish my projects on time to ensure that I kept them satisfied. They are not always online though when I sit down in front of my computer. Whenever I get free time, I take advantage of it for writing articles for my blog. I have a lot of things that I wish to finish and learn. I just take a step at a time though. Thanks for participating here. Read other people's comment here and you may learn from them as well. Have a nice day!
@anooppp3 (96)
24 Jan 12
Hi snowhybiscuis, Everyone trying to make better income through the web, most of them spending more time to make at least a single dollar. Do you know, we can't make money easily through the web, because it's all working on the basis of trust. What ever you do online, you just need trusted money sources. There are many good income jobs on the web, but they need an investment or guarantee from you, in other words you need to trust them and they trust you and your works. That is why many no investment money making websites are paying small amount of money,they are targeting people who need to earn money without investing anything, actually you only getting 1 or 2 percentage of their earnings with you. Why i am telling you this because, don't wast your time on the web to make money. Why don't you try to be a project owner, that means do you ever think about to be an owner of something and paying to your employees? It is too hard to works as a online worker and making good income. Let me tell you one thing, many of the people working offline and making money and start their own web projects on the web with their own money and making a big income daily without any risks, can you do this? Sorry about the previous paragraph, If you are really like to do any online jobs(not blogging and web surfing) then i have a suggestion for you, graphic designing is one of the best way to get good income from the internet, can you do it?(i am doing a little). Or can you post threads and commends on forums, i know a website that pays you $0.05 for threads and $0.03 for commends, i have already earned $5(minimum payout) and i trusting it because they paid me $5.50 to my payment processor, very friendly admin. Are you are interested to join? the site's name is - Marvelousforums.com
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Hello anooppp3. I am not so good in graphic designing but that is one thing I want to learn. I have artistic talent but I usually do freehand drawings. I have been studying on my own how to use Adobe photoshop. I also want to become project owner. But I also have to study that further. Right now I earn through doing transcriptions and writing articles. Thanks for the link that you have given me. I will check it and see if I can participate in thread posting. Have a great day!!!
@rajeev075 (1936)
• India
23 Jan 12
Internet has huge potential of giving the income for regular jobs as well as part time. But one thing need to considered is that people must know about the legitimate sites as well as the good way of making money. If you have talent of crossing the communciation and spread then it good but there is need to have good site like mylot and not like one those spam.
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Yes. That is right. The internet is also proliferated with spam wares, not legitimate sites and other harmful sites. There are some programs that promises earnings but in the end, you are just buying programs where contents can be secured for free on the internet. That's the sad part of it.
@annierose (17417)
• Philippines
29 Jan 12
hi snowhybiscuis, It is definitely true. I have found out that I am a person who cannot be bored even I am alone in our house. I love to read books and spend my time online. Because I love surfing the net, I have found out that I can not only learn from it but also can earn from it. When I was still a college student, I learned some writing sites and was hooked on it. Those are triond and bukisa. I also did a capcha encoding job before and I earned good income even I was just at home. I surprised my parents when I told them that I am working even I am just at home. They could not believe it until I show them the proof by showing to them my income in cash.I have to apply an eon card in our country to withdraw my money on paypal.Now, my only job is mylot. I would like to learn how to earn using a blog but it is quite difficult for me because I have a very demanding job as a teacher. However, I really enjoy being here in mylot and I am satisfied with what I am getting here.