Making extra money at home

Malaysia
April 10, 2012 2:50am CST
So I am off from the projects that hasn't been started for 1 month now. It will come in 2 months time, meanwhile I am doing online job at home. I am making little extra money enough to buy me medicine and pay internet prepaid card and I aim to make it so much more. How do you handle these off periods when there is nothing going on when you stay at home just online?
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10 responses
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
11 Apr 12
Well, it is really hard to live without a full time job. Though E-commence has brought lots of opportunities for online learners. But earning enough money for one's living is not an easy thing. First, there are too many competitions online. Secondly, it really needs skills and hard work to make enough money for our living through the internet. But it is possible to make it. And as you get more and more experiences online, you will find earning money online is possible and with knowledge and skills, we can make it. There are so many websites that provide small jobs. No matter you are a website designer, a translator, or writer, you can find your niche in these sites. Best wishes!
• Malaysia
11 Apr 12
Best wishes to you too, aprilsong!
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
11 Apr 12
i haven't been doing much lately. i get busy too sometimes but most of the time i am just here in bed and on the computer. i then come on mylot and spend time here. i also want to make extra money to save up for something.
• Malaysia
11 Apr 12
Yes making extra money is important nowadays as everything price's up. I need the extra to support me apart from my seasonal offline job.
@haopee (494)
• Philippines
11 Apr 12
Dear friend, you are not alone in your endeavor. Although the advantage of staying online and working online is that you have control of your time, you also need to deal with the fact that your pay out isn't consistent. I've been on what they call a "poverty diet" because I haven't earned much like how I used to. And some online working sites require you to have a higher reputation before good opportunities become available. So I'm just hanging in and not giving up on it.
• Malaysia
11 Apr 12
Hey haopee, I also never give up on the site I am doing now, thats what we call patience and determination. I just know you can do it because you are the best! Keep in touch!
@airasheila (5460)
• Philippines
11 Apr 12
a pleasant day wongchoiyee, i am indeed in the field of working at home. however, i am not only engaged doing online task, as i am also working offline which is managing a small enterprise. although the income is not too high but i am enjoying doing those since i am my own boss although it really requires a lot of discipline. aside from that, i have the privileged of working on flexible hours.
• Malaysia
11 Apr 12
You know what, I like the word privilege whereby you get your own freedom to do your own thing on flexibility. I know this requires a lot of discipline, thats what I am I sure you and I can handle it. This online job attracts me so much in the beginning because I know that I am going to take over back my life at once.
• United States
11 Apr 12
I prefer make some extra money when I go online, cus I stay home all the time, I like to work on some money if I can.
• Malaysia
11 Apr 12
Are you studying? It seems like you are young at age. Welcome to online world.
@marguicha (78453)
• Chile
10 Apr 12
Fortunatly I have a retirement pension that is enough for me to live frugally but with no big problems. I save all my online earnings for vacations and extras. But it is different depending on the needs you have. I live alone and my only problem is my health.
• Malaysia
11 Apr 12
Thats good to hear you have retirement income, I also have employee's provident fund account, in it only few thousands not enough to support me right now, I can only withdraw when I am 55 y/o, right now am saving money for rainy days. My health also not good, I have fybroid and depression and I am on medication every day. Same like you, I am hoping to stay at home to earn money instead of risking my health and let employer take over my life.
• Liechtenstein
10 Apr 12
Maybe you could sell items online in places like Ebay or Amazon? If have any items that you don't want it anymore but still in good condition you could sell them for cheap and make a few quick bucks.
• Malaysia
11 Apr 12
Last few years, I still have some clothes, accessories, but then I don't know about ebay or amazon, so I donated them all to the charity, now I am left with my sufficient clothes and things, I could not donate anymore, I just keep remaining the things I have.
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
10 Apr 12
If doing nothing at home in a long time you may get bored. Make extra online money is good for you also. You still can do housework while you do online job. However you still need to go out sometime, to meet your friends, shopping, meet your family members, etc, dont stay at home too long.
• Malaysia
10 Apr 12
ok,...its a good suggestion to go out. Something I like to do regularly. Maybe watching a movie is good.
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
13 Apr 12
For me, when I don't have anything else at all going on, then I will devote as much time as possible to earning online. The reason that I'm trying to do this is because of the fact that it is my goal this year to be able to make enough money online (both physical money and also gift cards that I earn from some sites) to be able to finance all of my Christmas shopping. I think that this is something that can be done, but I know that it will take some work.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
13 Apr 12
You're lucky to be patient in earning money online. I try to make money online but I can't do it much and I just end up checking Facebook, downloading my favorite dramas and anime and then watching them. I hope I can force myself more to make money online and earn enough like you.