Why a Full-Time Income Online Is Impossible

@mythociate (13948)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
February 21, 2014 9:51pm CST
I see people on here trying to figure out how to make a full-time income online. That is impossible; largely because you are not selling anything. You are here for fun, and not 'in fulfillment of a contract.' Oh, we all do all kinds of things to convince ourselves that the money people give us is somehow "earned"---going so far as to point to 'traffic-statistics that go along with stats on the amount of money advertisers give us.' But the money we "make" remains 'however-much people decide to give us' (NOT "the amount we 'deserve'.") I am quite sure that you disagree, because you are hypnotized by the flood of advertising affirming that these many-many others (to whom people are GIVING money) are "earning" that money---which they re-affirm so much that THEY actually believe it. But go ahead and affirm your disagreement with me. Provide 'proof' that I am wrong, that the money which people give you is "earned."
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@topffer (30747)
• France
22 Feb 14
I don't know if you have something particular in mind, but many people are working at home and earning with internet. It is the case of 80% of open source developers. Their average income in 2013 was $97000/year, 3% more than in 2012... They are selling lines of code that will be most of the time free to re-use for other developers (weird, isn't it ?). But the money we "make" remains 'however-much people decide to give us' (NOT "the amount we 'deserve'.") It is a contract, and like in any contract you are free to accept or to refuse. If you are good enough in your domain, you will be able to negotiate what you want to earn. Petty wranglings are not forbidden .
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@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
22 Feb 14
Its just a choice of words. Making money, earning money, getting money...it all means the same thing. Nobody will just give you money. You earn money by doing something that benefits someone. Even in that Hitleap and 4ptp case, we make money by running a program on our computer and getting traffic to a link the owner gave us, which will make him money. Then we will be rewarded. If he doesnt pay us, we will stop using the site. Simple.
@mythociate (13948)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
22 Feb 14
But there's no contract. Whether we spend-all our time or -no time on those programs, the money is always given by-choice ... if he chooses to give it, cool; if not, fine. And you know that 'the program' doesn't create the money. The money comes because someone gives it to him.
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
22 Feb 14
@mythociate "But there's no contract. Whether we spend-all our time or -no time on those programs, the money is always given by-choice ." Thats why you only join the programs that were proven reliable by other people. I never join a site without checking if its legit first. But you can find online jobs with a contract too. I am making online translations and setting up websites and stuff like that. "And you know that 'the program' doesn't create the money. The money comes because someone gives it to him." Its the same with every other job, real or online.
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