What Made You Decide tio Earn Money Online

United States
November 18, 2007 5:43pm CST
Of course everyone here wants to earn money. But this questionnaire is more so for those who earn their living online. I would like to tickle MyLot's collective brain on this subject, and try to understand why people make this choice, and what courage does it take to see things like this through. -What is it that you do, and roughly how much do you earn a month? (Short description only; no site names, no ref urls please.) -What started you looking for ways to make money online? -What made you decide on the type of internet venture you chose? -Was there a time that you almost gave up on your venture? What made you stick to it? -Which websites/e-books/newsletters/mentors have been the most helpful to you and why? -Remembering all the frustration you had at the beginning of your venture, what do you wish you knew then that you have learned in your journey? -Are you finished growing in your venture? Have you attained the level of income you want or do you plan to grow more? All answers are sincerely appreciated.
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14 responses
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
18 Nov 07
For me it was the birth of my daughter. Wanted to be home for her. I have used GPT sites, worked for NHCD(got scammed) now working as Independent contractor. Have an interview for another position tomorrow as a matter of fact. I found it takes 2 or 3 positions to make the kind of earnings I want. At this point roughly making $250 a month, not at all what hope to acquire. Still plugging away.
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• United States
19 Nov 07
Could you explain a little more about NHCD? I know that a few more people might want this information so they are not scammed as well if they are still in existence.
@nkhanna (925)
• India
19 Nov 07
well i had been on mylot for just a week.one of my frnds gave me this site name.i just logged in n found it very interesting.though i feel they r paying less,however its ok with me.Since i just wanted to get something extra.notihng special reason for joining it.this is the only site i have joined.i definately want to earn money online,since i dont have much work ot do in my office.however i dont find any reliable site like mylot.people just want referrals.i guess its all spam.i dont look at all these
@yanqiyao (146)
• China
19 Nov 07
I'm a collage student now. I have this consideration in mind for a long time. But i have a plan to go abroad for further education, so i have no time to take a partime job. I search on the internet for some ways to earn money which can also improve my english, this is why i'm here~ And i believe mylot will the most helpful website for my study and my venture.
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• United States
9 Dec 07
That is a very noble ready yanqiyao.
• United States
9 Dec 07
noble reason that is.
@yanqiyao (146)
• China
9 Dec 07
thanks~ i hope i won't be reluctant in the future~
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• United States
15 Jan 08
well you made me get on here sis!! but really i figured it would be cool to try. and how can more money hurt! it cant so here i am, lets see what i can do.
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• United States
15 Jan 08
You so silly girl. Anyway, I have some other places where you can earn money too, and there are alot of free places where you can earn money listed in this site if you search the discussions. But remember to sign up with me first before you do anything lol.
• United States
15 Jan 08
yeah well you already know more about this online stuff so i probably would check with you first anyway.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
Well mylot is the first and only site I've joined by earning online, I prefer to be here than waste my internet consumption with doing just nothing but surf in the net. I find mylot more productive than any other site, as I don't consider the money I earn could suffice me in living my life but it's a good help to earn extra though. If I were to compare mylot to toher sites where I could just read and gather informations or have fun while online, I guess this site can cater all those things I have mentioned above..
19 Nov 07
me too. i only have only mylot to earn too. but i am member of bux to too. but i have only 2 dollars there for one week. i need another month to case out i guess since i have only few referrals there. i really want to earn more. if only i have more referrals i will sure earn more 10 dollars in less than a week. hopefully that i will be able to earn and invite some friends to this and to increase my earnings.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
I think we are not the same when it comes to earning online, grasshoping. Don't get me wrong here, I am not interested in joining any other earning sites or become a referree for others. I joined mylot to enjoy, mingle and interact while meeting friends along the way. If I just really want to earn more money, then I'll look for work and have a REAl day job instead of sitting on my chair and typing here on mylot.
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@izathewzia (5141)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
I am jsut trying my luck here. You see, if you are already a parent, you will find ways of providing a better future for your children. And it will need you to have a money save. My online earnings are intended for that purpose. To be save for the future use of my kids.
• United States
9 Dec 07
If you are looking for something that is easy, inexpensive, yet effective I can give a site to look over. I have sent a friend request, approve it and I will send you a link to a website to look over.
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
19 Nov 07
i am earning money online just for fun, relax, enjoy myself and making friends here... i treat the money that i earn from here as a bonus as i already have my part-time job... i just want to have a pastime to relax my mind from my job...
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• United States
16 Jan 08
Well, its better to be doing something productive rather than destructive with your free time, is it not?
@enix931 (38)
• China
19 Nov 07
i just graduated from collage i need money badly. I log in mylot accacidently and find it can provide me some extra money for my post. of course, the amount i got is pretty small but i don't care. i live in China and my major is business english. can you give some tips on how to earn online? my goal is not high, just about 150 dollar a month.
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• United States
9 Dec 07
Just sent you a friend request, accept that and I'll send you some information.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I started earning money online because my I need to be home for my son. He's Autistic, and while he does go to school, I would only be able to work outside of the home while he's in school. I've tried finding a job out in the "real world" but no one wants to hire someone who's only available M-Th 9am-2pm who also can't work any school holidays, evenings, weekends, etc. One of my friends mentioned in a blog post that she did paid blogging, so I checked it out. I'm actually registered at several different paid blogging sites and have 3 blogs that I use for paid blogging. I also do associated content when I'm inspired to and digital journal when there's any news that interests me (not to mention mylot). My earnings aren't nearly as much as I'd like them to be. No fault of the sites, I just haven't been inspired enough lately for AC and DJ. The paid blogging brings in $150-300 a month depending on how many opps I qualify for and manage to snag. I'm working on building up the popularity of my blogs so that I qualify for higher paying opps.
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@hhhxxccc (222)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I've been doing little survey's here and there. And over the years i must have made a couple hunderd. (obviously not a live-on income) but still helped me afford a pair of those fancy shoes i do love ;)
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• New Zealand
19 Nov 07
I am currently working part time everyday but decided to look for other opportunities where I can earn extra money. I think earning money online is the easiest way as you are not spending any cents, working straight from your home and very convenient. I just hate spams as lot of them, I spend time with and not earn any cents. I don't know why some people are doing this that's why I just stick to websites where you can really earn money like Mylot...=)
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
19 Nov 07
This is really the only site I participate in online that has anything to do with making money. I joined b/c it seemed fun and was a way to feed my piggy banks. Sometimes I slack off and don't make payout but other times I do really well sticking with it. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@Zerel86 (72)
• Malaysia
19 Nov 07
why i decide to earn money via internt - easy, rilexs, comfortable - sit,grab some food, start respond n receive money, easy lol - hands-working only (moveless)
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@pinay81 (1538)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
its just my extra income for me because its not really big money and for my extra time also atleast when i have my time in the house i still earn a little cents and also not to feel bored when im alone meet new people from other country too:-)
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