What are YOU earning extra for?

United States
April 5, 2009 2:59pm CST
Everyone has personal reasons for earning more, online or otherwise. Is yours to retire sooner, clear away debt, buy something you have your heart set on, pay for medical costs? It would be fun to take time out from talking of specific sites and 'talk' generally about the reasons we have for what we are doing. Your turn.. what do YOU think?
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13 responses
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
5 Apr 09
I am earning extra money to pay against debt. Once our debt is paid off, I will continue to work on our emergency fund and as well as savings for a house. We want to buy a house and a lot. Also, I want to work on retirement savings. I think it is extremely important now more than ever that we plan for the future. These are all the reasons why I am on these sites everyday when I am not working outside the home. Sometimes a little extra cash can go a long way!
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• United States
6 Apr 09
I would love to be able to put more money away for my daughter..and any more children that come along. My husband are on a very tight budget, so every dime really counts!!!
• United States
7 Apr 09
Thank you for your post... my best to you and your family. I will send you a friend request to share ideas on fattening your wallet. Hey, the O's are in first place!!
• United States
6 Apr 09
My reason for earning extra is to try and help ends meet. With economy the way that it is, I am having a really hard time finding a full time job. I graduated college last July with a Surgical Technology Degree and still cannot find a job. So any way for me to make some extra money I am definitely willing to try out to see if it is ligit.
• United States
6 Apr 09
Thank you for your post... sounds tough... like you have studied for a field you will do well in (no just anybody can do surgical work) and the economy came along and temporarily kicked your plans. I'd like to help you out as you are new to mylot , so I'll send you a friend request. Best of luck to you...
@tdemex (3545)
• United States
5 Apr 09
I was going to work in a company rented van,and we got rear ended by a drunk 28yr old female driver at 6 am on a Sunday morning.I received 7 compressed vertebrae upper back and a torn rotator cuff in my shoulder which needs surgery for 65k. I've work ed all my life and never had anything happen to me like this! I'm in Texas which is a very conservative state and for the company! The company claims I wasn't working at the time,(get this) we had our own vehicles there and they wouldn't let us drive to the job because orf insurance!)and am now waiting for workers comp to decide if they will pay for the surgery. This happened last October! So I'm trying to make extra money on-line to support my family, pretty good reason don't ya think? I went from $1600.00 a week to $330.00 for un employment! tdemex
• United States
5 Apr 09
Wow! Remember the old Frank Sinatra song "you're riding high in April, shot down in May"? I appreciate more than I can put here how I understand what you and your family are going through. Please know that you will make it, even if those words ring hollow around dinner time or those days ahead. I'll send a freiend request to keep in touch.
• United States
5 Apr 09
My extra sales normally go to feeding my home. I am not all that interested in buying clothing and stuff. I need to feed my daughter which has got harder to do. So we try to make more ends meet to buy food.
• United States
5 Apr 09
Thank you for your post... it all brings the earning online into perspective. My wishes and prayers to you and your family. Am sending a friend request your way. Thanks again.
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
7 Apr 09
No, it's to help with living. Sometimes it's food, sometimes it's bills, lately...it's plants and seeds, although that's a mixture of charity, keeping my family fed, and business lol. I'd like to be able to save for things, like books, or other things I won't be able to get unless I save up.
@prowaynie (139)
• Malaysia
6 Apr 09
Im current earning extra for pay out my living expenses. I hope the money earning online can help me save some cost like petrol expenses and so on. That will be alot of expenses can cut down.
@frtwome (239)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I am just trying to earn enough money online to cover my husbands health insurance payment per month, I would love to earn even more money for other bills, but so far this isn't happening.
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I'm doing this is because I have lots of free time that I can spend at home, If I can earn a l;ittle throught the internet, why not? :-) Really didn't think what this tiny amount of money is for, but it is something still, right?
• United States
6 Apr 09
My husband has a birthday coming up so I am earning extra for that. I have $32 on this site so far between tasks and discuassions. It is not bad for small spending change. I have joined a few other sites and I am waiting to see if anything comes from it.
@browneyed (2526)
• United Kingdom
6 Apr 09
For me, the money I make online isn't extra. It's become a crucial part-time income. It goes towards some of my bills (hosting, domain-name renewal, part of my rent and other expenses).
@CatGods (4592)
• United States
5 Apr 09
first off there is no such thing as extra money. I work online because I wanted to work from home. I figured I could make more working for me than I could if I worked for some one else. So I decided to put my skills and talent to use. I love being in charge. I say how, why, when, and so on. And I can make as much money as I want. I'm not locked into a set low paying wage. I have friends who would like to work from home and I tell them they can if they think about what they want to do and then just do it.
@Jennlk84 (4217)
• United States
5 Apr 09
I am currently earning extra money online to help pay for our wedding. I am getting married in June, and even though my parents have been kind enough to pay for most of our wedding, there are still things my Fiancee and I are responsible for. And those things add up quickly! Last month my earnings went towards my bridesmaids gifts! Earning extra money online has really helped me out!