Seriously! I don't Understand Why US,UK & Canadians Peoples Earn Money Online???

@Tushavi (2078)
Karachi, Pakistan
December 27, 2012 1:10pm CST
hi to all well, I'm from Pakistan & Student, 2-5$ per day is nice income for me & I easily survive here in that income, but I search & read In US,UK & Canada Salaries are $15-20 per hour even If you do cheapest work likes Cleaning,Mowing lawn or babysit...seriously I don't understand why peoples of these country still want to earn money online If they have $15-20 Per Hour Option is available??? can any one of you explaining the logic behind it???
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@Porcospino (16586)
• Denmark
27 Dec 12
I live in Europe and in my country the minimum salary is $17 per hour BUT that it the salary before taxes and after taxes there is only about 7 or 8 dollars left because the taxes in my country very high. The salaries between $15 and $20 might sound like a lot of money, but if it is the salary before taxes and if the taxes are high the amount of money that you actually receive is much lower than $20. Anotber thing that you have to consider is the cost of living. Everything is expensive in my country and the amounts that we have to spend in our daily lives (rent, food, transportation etc) are very high. A relatively high salary doesn't mean that we have lots of money to spend, because the daily expenses eat up the salary. That it is one of the reason why I have chosen to combine an offline job and online money making.
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@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
28 Dec 12
what? did you mean your govt. get more than you from the hard work you've done? is it fair? I mean yes, govt. need taxes, but getting the bigger cut of the pie from the one who work hard for it doesn't seem fair at all...
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@Porcospino (16586)
• Denmark
28 Dec 12
Yes, the taxes are about 50% of the salary or more. Some of the people who have high salaries pay almost 70% of their income to taxes. A lot of people cheat and try to hide part of their income to avoid the high taxes. The taxes in our country are very high, and because of those high taxes we don't have to pay directly for the things that you pay for in other countries. Medical treatment is paid through the taxes and when you get ill you can get any kind of examinations, treatment or surgery without paying for it. Education is paid through taxes and you can study at university without paying. A lot of other things are also "free" (= paid through taxes)
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@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
29 Dec 12
Well... i think that's fair then... in my country each person is responsible for paying all their expenses. Our govt. didn't pay for medical and education, so i don't like if they get more from our hard work, but if i live in your country i probably willing to pay the taxes because i don't have to worry about my child's education and our family's health care expenses.
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• Hungary
27 Dec 12
Because they are lazy! I live in hungary and damm... some people would kill here to work as a cleaner in London.
• Hungary
27 Dec 12
It's worse outside of US. People say life is difficult now even in USA. But it matter if you start falling from high... or fall in an already weak country.
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• United States
28 Dec 12
Sorry but, you're all really sorely mistaken about some things. A $15 - $20 hour cleaning job is virtually unheard of. You will get minimum wage $7.25 for most jobs including janitorial or maitenance. The $15 - $20 hour jobs are pretty much specialty work from people who individually request that work from you - that I have seen or in larger companies that are rare
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• United States
28 Dec 12
I think there are several valid points being made here. Most Americans who work in the service industry and warehouses are barely making it. $7.25 might sound like a lot for others, but when you consider the high cost of living in America, it is impossible to live on. Not everyone lives in an area with as high of rent as New York City...in my own area the cost of a one-bedroom apartment is $663 on average. That's a significant chunk of the paycheck, without even starting on food, gas, utilities, insurance, medical expenses, etc. However, I do agree that it is better to be poor in America than to be poor in a developing country. At least there are better services here and a higher standard of living even for the poor than in a lot of places. I am trying to earn online as an extra means to support myself, but I know that it is not enough on its own. However, I don't look down on it because it is a small amount. A dollar saved every day will become $365 after a year, which is nothing to be ashamed of. A lot of Westerners who make money online are trying whatever they can to help their financial state. It's certainly better than nothing. A lot of people are either unemployed or underemployed and they need all the help they can get.
• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Dec 12
This is the same kind of thinking that all Americans are rich too! No, maybe some people here make that kind of money but definitely NOT all of us. My husband makes on average when he is working $10 per hour. And things are very expensive here, gas, food, clothing-ALL very expensive!!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Dec 12
The key word here is "when" he is working. He has been looking for a job for weeks now and cannot find one! When he has gotten one they laid him off within a couple weeks because they cannot afford to keep paying people! The economy here is terrible!! NO jobs!
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@ptrikha_2 (7929)
• India
15 Feb 13
And I also read that income inequality in US is even more than many of the developing nations. So, while some people make a lot of money and drive in big Limousines and have plush bungalows, others even barely manage to make a living.
• United States
27 Dec 12
First of all, not everyone in the US makes $15 per hour! The minimum wage is $7.25 I think or somewhere around that. The trouble is that housing, food and utilities are steadily rising as are the costs associated with having a vehicle. I do think that most of the people could cut a lot of things and they could live on a lot less. For me, I work online because I cannot work out of the home. I had to find some way to eat and not have the "traditional" american job! The way our economy is - it's best to make money wherever you can because you never know when it will all collapse!
• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Dec 12
You are correct, minimum wage is $7.25 per hour here and prices are ridiculous!!
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@nezavisima (7418)
• Bulgaria
27 Dec 12
apparently did not have enough money on them. me also not enough for me I live in Bulgaria with us is very difficult. maybe you just need to consider whether and they have enough money. nice day!
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@robspeakman (1705)
27 Dec 12
I think you have been shown by many posters that $15-20 is rare in the Western world. I think the minimum rate in the UK is around £6.20, which is around $10 an hour. Why is that much higher than your part of the world? Market forces and demand dictate consumer goods prices, this in turn dictates earnings. The average yearly wage in the UK is roughly £26,000 - with the average house prices being around £140,000 - 190,000. The UK, US and Canada are rich countries and this reflects in the cost of everything. As for why do we still try to earn online? It is tax free earnings and we all want a little more... There you go, basis human greed and need
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27 Dec 12
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• United States
27 Dec 12
Not true, Lamb. All earned income from any source must be claimed on taxes. The $600 threshold is just the point at which sites have to send a 1099-MISC form to you and the IRS. http://www.irs.gov/uac/Reporting-Miscellaneous-Income
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• United States
27 Dec 12
That wasn't an all-inclusive list of what needs to be reported, though... and further down the page it says Generally, the IRS considers all income received in the form of money, property or services to be taxable income unless the law specifically provides an exemption. I believe earning from online sites is considered work performed as an independent contractor, although I'm not 100% sure about that. I asked about it when I had my taxes done the first year I started earning online and was told that it needed to be reported unless it falls into one of the categories listed as exempt in Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income. I don't think anything I've earned online has fallen into the exempt categories, so I've always reported it. *shrug*
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@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
hi, in every continent it has different ways of living,and because the cost of living of those continent or those country are really different compare in Asia,like in your country,its more expensive the cost of living in that country so they really need to earn more even they earn 15-20 $ a day.
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@marguicha (91898)
• Chile
10 Jan 13
I don{t understand how is it that you don{t understand that in each country the cost of living is different. And probably, if you live so nicely earning online in Pakistan it is because the cost of living (shelter, food, transport, etc) is lower than in the US. In my country the cost of living is higher, I´m sure, than in yours, but still much lower that in the US. So, the logic, to be a sound logic, has to be seen from all angles.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
28 Dec 12
ah, yeah, i did have the same thinking...but i think...they maybe like me...not really earning money from online for living. Currently my online income is very low, not enough 1 day of meal for me (10 usd for my food a day and my income online is just a few usd a month). But i still like to connect to mylot and post discussions sometime because i like to read people sharing in here.
@prashu228 (25820)
• India
27 Dec 12
Hi Tushavi It is very nice to hear that you earn 2-5$ per day and coming to your topic of US & UK what is wrong in that if they are trying to earn online . I feel that money or extra income is not bitter to any one on this earth .
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@AidaLily (1450)
• United States
27 Dec 12
Some people get paid $15 - $20 an hour but not the majority. You also need to factor the cost of living in most places here. The rent for most decent apartments are usually a LARGE portion of someone's paycheck after taxes or mortgage if they are trying to buy a house. In the US, we pay a nice bit of taxes out of our paychecks. People can't find jobs. People can't afford to survive even with jobs. Most people make $8 an hour. Some people even less than that. And while I realize you don't live here, I will inform you that $8 especially in bigger cities aren't enough to get by for most people in. Contrary to popular belief, most Americans aren't rich. I have no idea about the UK or Canada.
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
27 Dec 12
The cost of everything has gone up so much it is expensive to live in some areas of the US and people need more money to exist.
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
28 Dec 12
A little extra money can't hurt so why not do it.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
28 Dec 12
yeah, it is right...we like to spend time on the internet, then why don't we earn a little extra money from it...
@missybear (11396)
• United States
29 Dec 12
I feel the same way
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
27 Dec 12
I can understand your confusion, but we all have different reasons for spending time at sites such as this one. The figures that you quote are not totally accurate, although you are right that I could not earn a living by using Mylot. The answer is quite simple, I am not here to try to replace or even supplement my income, I use Mylot as a hobby and enjoy the time that I spend here. It is nice to receive a payment occasionally and can be useful sometimes, but normally the payments simply sit in my Paypal account for a long while.
@mythociate (15189)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
28 Dec 12
And really, our incomes are the same as yours (figuring that the costs of everything are about as much bigger ... $4 couldn't even pay for an inexpensive meal for the family here!)
@allknowing (63245)
• India
29 Dec 12
Regardless of where they come from users here participate for various reasons and it is not necessary that they are here only for money. I like this site and I thoroughly ejoy being a part of it, money being secondary to me. There could be some for whom even those cents may mean something whether they come from the US, UK or Canada. The economic conditions of many there are pathetic!
@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
29 Dec 12
you are same for me...NO PayPal Available in Pakistan But I active here...thanks for the response...
• Greece
28 Dec 12
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28 Dec 12
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• India
28 Dec 12
You are absolutely right my dear friend.I am from India and I also do the same like you and can easily manage myself in 5$ a day.But I will say onething that the cost of living in that places are no doubt higher than India or Pakistan.With 5$ per day one can not survive there for sure.Therefore they have to earn more to live a normal life there.
• India
28 Dec 12
yup//...totally agree...US and UK huys have huge expenses....btw could u please tell me by whaat means do u earn 5$ a day?
@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
27 Dec 12
People in other countries think we must be swimming in money here but we're really not! Prices are very high. As others have said, the minimum wage is around $7 but that barely supports a single person, let alone a family. Rents in decent neighborhoods can be as high as $1200 a month but you can get a one room apartment in a bad neighborhood for $300-500. Electricity is expensive, too, and so is water and gas to fuel heating systems. Gasoline is around $3.25 per gallon right now and most people drive cars because there is very little public transportation and bicycles are stolen if you try to use them for transport. Then there is food--a gallon of milk is, last time I looked, about $3.80. Meat ranges from $3-$7 per pound for chicken, beef and pork and fish can be even more costly. I won't go on, but as you can see it is very expensive to live here. I did not even touch on medical costs--I had to see my doctor a couple of weeks ago and after my insurance paid, I have to come up with $90! So we make money wherever we can. It's not greed, it's necessity. And prices keep rising and rising while wages stay the same.
• India
28 Dec 12
Nice point dragon. For me this is the best response to this topic but choices differs and let the starter choose which one was the best response.
• United States
12 Apr 13
I am American. I will explain to you why our salaries are much higher. I have 2 children and we have a small apartment. To rent our apartment it costs over $1000 per month. Gas for our car costs $200 per month and taking the bus is not an option where we live. Our food alone costs at least $600 per month. Cost of living is much higher here. You can buy bread for pennies, but for us its $3 each.
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
11 Apr 13
Have a job on USA and live on another country with less living cost. Thus, all the problems stated above solved. Oh wait.