Do you make money online as a hobby

United States
April 7, 2009 7:32pm CST
Do you make money online as a hobby? Do you do it because you have to? Do you depend on your online earnings? Right now I depend on my online earnings. I hope that soon I will start my job and it will be just extra earnings. But for now its my main income. I use a few really good sites that I am very happy I was able to find. Because the financial situation would be horriable without them. So why do you make money online?
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@dropofrain (1168)
• India
8 Apr 09
I like to make money online as a hobby. It is not an compulsion for me and I do this all as a hobby only. Since it is a hobby I enjoy doing it.
@rovian (1927)
• United States
8 Apr 09
Right now, earning online is a hobby for me. I hope that I can build up my earnings to make a living from it, so it can become my main income. I would like to live a life where I won't need to have a job.
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@prinzcy (5034)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 09
Yes, it is a hobby. I have job in the real world, I can't concentrate for online jobs. So I find job that is easier to do instead spending all day long in front of computer.
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@lynnemg (4536)
• United States
8 Apr 09
For e, it's a little of both. I began as a necessity, and didn't have a lot of luck. Now, it has turned into more of a hobby that I also view as a challenge. I don't absolutely have to do it, but I enjoy the challenge of trying to make a payout on a few different sites each month. I would like to eventually be able to make a substantial amount on-line, but that is a future goal.
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@opalina143 (1239)
• Morristown, New Jersey
8 Apr 09
I'll tell you, I started it as a hobby. I pretty much had all the money i needed (not all the money I WANTED, but all the money I needed) but was just looking for things to do in my spare time. But now things are getting so bad that I am depending on my income from online to survive. I just found out that my rent is going up by 200 dollars. I didn't know it was even legal to increase the rent like that. It's like a 20% increase, and people are moving out all over the place, but I just signed the lease, so I don't know how I'm going to make ends meet. Now these make money things are going to be a necessity, not a hobby. As things get more difficult financially for so many people, I think many who just started at sites like mylot as hobbies will be more into them to make money.
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@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
8 Apr 09
If you are currently under a lease than your rent cannot go up unless there is a clause in it about rent increases, or if you have a month to month lease. As for the amount your rent is going up you would have to check with the city you live in because is it a city code, sometimes depending on your state there are also state laws. I use to be in property management.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
Wow thats a huge rent increase. Can they do that???
• Morristown, New Jersey
8 Apr 09
How would I check the city codes? I dont' know who to call or what to do. It seemed really wrong to increase the rent by so much. I am not on a month to month lease, so I don't know, is it legal? How would I find out, who would I talk to? I would appreaciate any help or advice because its really going to be hard on me now.
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@carann (262)
• United States
8 Apr 09
I try make money online as extra money. THat way i am not under a deadlline or monimum amount to earn. I can still have fun as i do it.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
See I cant wait to be able to earn like that. Right now I have to be online and earning.
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
A hobby and a living... coz I am a cyber explorer...
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
I make money online for an extra income and for a hobby, coz I love exploring around the internet.
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• Philippines
8 Apr 09
Hi, I was thinking, how much really could a person make money online?, like is it possible to earn like a thousand dollars a month?
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• Indonesia
8 Apr 09
I think we could earn more than that if we really seriously want to get involve with it... And the most important is, choose the trusted make money online.
• United States
8 Apr 09
The money I make online is almost always extra money. We live on a tight regular budget, and we use the extra to save for things we want and need. It does go to bills some of the time too.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
Mine goes all to bills and food.
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
8 Apr 09
I use my online money making for buying online. It's just easier to use my paypal accout to fund my purchases because I worry about credit card fraud. I actually started with making money online because I wanted something to do during the day to have a break from my children since I am a stay at home mom. I hate to say that since the economy has tanked that my husband is actually making more money.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
Thats nice to be able to do that.
@leoliu39 (540)
• China
8 Apr 09
yes, to make money online is my hobby,i don't have to earn money online, but i want to.you are luck that you can afford your life by earning online.
• United States
8 Apr 09
I rather it be extra money.
@chookie1971 (2275)
• Australia
8 Apr 09
I do online earnings as a hobby. I am not expecting to get rich from it. Just to have that little bit extra so that I can spoil myself. After all mothers don't really get to spoil themselves much when there kids and bills to pay.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
Cant wait until I can make it a hobby lol. I have to make it a living right now.
• United States
8 Apr 09
I freelance write online for 2 or 3 websites and as a grad student I pretty much use it for my income. I still have another 'physical' part time job but I may leave that in a few months so I need to build up my writing portfolio. In a good month currently I can make a few hundred US dollars writing online.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
8 Apr 09
Hi moneymommy... I believe that this month will be the first time I make a payout in mylot but other than that I'm still looking for ways to make money online. I'm currently looking for any telecommuting jobs I can find so I can stay home with my child.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
8 Apr 09
I am currently using my income from the internet as extra earnings, but I am trying to save those earning/at least use them to get out of debt. I am working on getting enough earnings saved and enough sites to work on in order to lower my hours at work so I can dedicate more time to writing. Writing has been a dream of mine for years, so I really want to be able to pursue that! What sites do you use? Would you mind sharing some secrets?
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@ilovesk (44)
• China
8 Apr 09
No,because I think it's difficult. Until now I have never earn some money online.
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@Shant23 (195)
8 Apr 09
I do not rely on the money i make online so it is just a side thing for me but can make a fair amount so its really handy.
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• China
8 Apr 09
I'm curious that you can depend on online earnings. It seems that you can make a large sum by working online. I myself just take online earning as a hobby. Actually, I only make very little money here, certainly not enough to support me. Besides, I don't have enough time to devote to online earning because it takes too much time to earn a small sum online. I'm wondering how you can make it. Can you tell me what are the other sites you'are woring on besides mylot?
@subha12 (18450)
• India
8 Apr 09
It is like hobby. I just earn very little from onlione. so its not my main income.
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@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
I earn money online just to pay the bills.. I'm not really expecting to earn much from it..
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@derek_a (10897)
8 Apr 09
Yes, I would say that I make money on line as a hobby. Although I don't earn a great deal of money, I find it really satisfying at time when somebody finds that something I can share is of value to them. It is funny to watch the cents build up here on myLot, but that is not the main reason for me being here. However, I do like the challenge of building up my referrals, even though most of them are not active! - Derek
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