Make Extra Money Online - That's The Goal, Right?

@WebMann (4732)
Canada
May 18, 2009 9:08am CST
Years ago I attended a seminar that was suppose to help us make better use of our time. I almost didn't have the time to go to the seminar. :) Okay that may not have been that funny but anyways, at the seminar the speaker was sharing how they had been so unorganized in the past and how they became much better at time management and the answer was simple and easy to do. We were told to keep a note pad with us at all times and to write down everything we do during the day and how long it took to complete. Well it was no time at all and I started seeing a pattern of wasting time. It was all that noticeable before I starting tracking my time but once I change how I do things I saved a big chunk of my day. Now if you bring to the table the fact that you don't make enough extra money online you can apply the same strategy. Keep track of what you do with the time you're online and be detailed. You may find that you are wasting a lot of time doing things that can be done more efficiently or perhaps automated somewhat to give you back some of that time. I have learned what tasks earn me money and which ones are not earning me enough for the time I put into them. Okay now don't get upset but I waste a fair amount of time on Mylot. I live in Canada and there is no way I could earn a living here but knowing that I have made a conscious choice to spend my spare time here or the time I take for breaks as I work from home. I have a few friends here that I like to follow but I don't like keeping the notify option on. I get enough emails in a day. A real benefit I get from Mylot? I get a lot of ideas for my blog posts right here at Mylot so Mylot is a definite benefit in that respect. Learn what will make you more money for your time is the key. Drop the things you are wasting your time at or at least give them up for a month and spend that time working the things that make you more money. Then at the end of the month if you haven't seen the slightest increase in your productivity and earnings go back to the way you were. :) Do you waste time that you could be earning more money?
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
20 May 09
Seminars are great. Sometimes the content topics don't give out a lot of information, but those there are certain keywords that we can definitely use. I like the fact when you said you gain lots of blog ideas when you are in mylot. I feel that too. In fact before I revamped my simple blogspot, I update my articles in my previous blogger almost every day. I have since wanted to make a clean break and revamped my blog to just a simple, personal blog. How did you discover mylot, by the way? Were you referred by someone or stumbled upon it from other sites.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
20 May 09
I used to go to a lot of seminars. A great way to learn things. I was invited here by a friend I had made online in other areas. I haven't seen him on here for more than a year I am sure. I have a few blogspot blogs but I don't bother with them any more. I have my own domains now and host them over three hosting accounts. I had a bad experience with blogger.com when someone complained about one of my blogs, which had nothing bad or wrong with it but just because someone complained they shut me down, without even asking me about the site. They didn't send anyone over to look at it, they just shut it down. I had to request that they send a human to the site and once they did they saw there was nothing wrong with it and turned it back on. From that moment on I don't trust these free places to blog as they can shut you down for no real reason at all and it's up to you to convince them you are okay to have your web site live. I much prefer my own blogs now and I am just over 30 of them now.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
20 May 09
You had to request to send a human to the site...sorry I had to repeat that. LOL. That is so funny. I'm so sorry you have a great sense of humor, besides being extremely talented and successful. I will be extra careful with these free sites from now on, and when I become more successful, perhaps I can get one domain for myself. Baby steps for me first. Great to have someone sharing success stories. And the best part is that you are here in mylot. Awesome. I believe there are other successful bloggers here in mylot as well. That's cool...
• Malta
19 May 09
Yes I do too 'waste' time on mylot... well I could be typing faster instead of reading long discussions and trying to find a discussion I like because let's face it some discussions do waste your time. AS for your advice, you sound a lot like my husband: drop the things that are not productive for more important things that will earn you money. In this sense then, I would have to drop mylot, because I would earn more doling something else than mylotting!
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
20 May 09
I know that I could drop Mylot and get more done as well but it's not all about money. I have to have a life as well and for me Mylot is a great place to come and get rid of some stress, vent a little and share what I can. So I don't see it as such a waste of time, when I come here while taking a break from what ever I am doing. I just try to focus on the other things I do that will get more done with less messing around.
• Malta
21 May 09
Yes, the truth is that my lot is addictive to me. I don't want to drop it because like you say, it is a nice community, but sometimes, I do procrastinate on other things while I am in here, so that is not productive.
• United States
18 May 09
I know that I do waste a lot of time with trying to figure out how to earn money online and so far have not found a viable way to consistantly earn. I am looking to build so I can have finacial freedom but that will have to wait until I find that solution. Good luck and let ma know how that works,
• United States
19 May 09
Yes i am agree with you we are generally not consider how much time is destroy by us hay but i think it is ok
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
19 May 09
I still waste a lot of time online but not as much as I used to. What works for me is promoting or talking about things local in my blogs so I get traffic from local people. This makes my sites less competitive so I don't have to fight for traffic. Maybe this could help you find some way to earn. I have a few fishing site and I focus on my province so my blogs are something like: fishing in New Brunswick, trout fishing New Brunswick. That type of things so I get traffic from people looking up fishing, trout and the big difference is they are looking for this info using New Brunswick as one of their search terms. If I tried to just make money in the fishing market it would take me for ever to build a site that gets any attention. Hope that will help you focus a little better and to find a way to earn online by talking about things local in your country.
18 May 09
I totally agree with what you are saying and am currently going through the process of working out which sites that I do make me the most money for the effort I put it. Then once I have done this I will work on those sites which aren't so good until I get a pay out and then drop them until I have a set of good paying sites. This should then free up more time to work on my own website. The only problem with doing what you say is that as humans we are often blinded by money. So even though a site may not be really worth the effort we put in we find it difficult to drop it as it's still money, even if we could use that time more productively.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
19 May 09
Something I just clued into today, after reading a response from another Mylotter. Sorry I can't remember who said it but they opened my eyes. I get upset pretty easy sometimes and just have to express my feeling, even when I should just bite my tongue, especially when I know it's going to cost me what I earn because that response is going to be deleted anyways. Well for me it's not about the money here on Mylot so I don't care if I lose money if I get the opportunity to express my feelings on a subject that gets under my skin. Well the guy that I am talking about said: You should just ignore those discussions, don't even respond at all and if it's someone you usually don't like because of their discussion topics, ignore them and never open one of their discussion as it just WASTES YOUR TIME AND ENERGY. Well that instantly made sense because I usually end up all stress after responding to those discussions anyways. So thanks to who ever said that, I appreciate it and will try to keep out of discussion that I don't like and waste my time.
@SomeCowgirl (32264)
• United States
18 May 09
I fidget, so in that respect yes I do waste time. Right now I earn from home and only from home, and only from here. Well only from home is a bit off, I do go out with my fiance to earn a few bucks doing odd jobs for family that need the help. Luckily my fiance's dad has a truck and we take it to help others load things, etc. I used to manage my time on here more effectively because my fiance was also on here at the same time as I, but our laptop broke and we had to throw it out, so now we're back down to his parents computer. I don't have that patience to blog etc, to make more money.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
19 May 09
Blogging does take a commitment if you are to earn anything worthwhile from them but for me that's all worth it at the end of the day as this is how I earn my living. I use my desktop for business but we have a laptop also, which we use for personal use for other family members but once my wife retires, just 3 years to go, we will hit the road and travel for a few years. That's when it will come in handy.
@srikool (936)
• India
18 May 09
hai..i like to earn moeny.,.this is not extra money for me..one and only money...i dont have any job right now..i am a fresher...i am good in flex,java,,some other microsft products..but i dont have any job right now..i am working in a company without any salary..i am working there as a open source developer in flex.... we are developing a website..that is online shopping site..maily it have about garden items...have a nice time..happy mylotting...
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
19 May 09
I like that. "It's not extra money" I can relate to that too. You may not have a job right now but you have knowledge in your head that people want to know about, a great way to earn money through a blog. :)
• India
19 May 09
Is there any proper way to earn money without wasting time???
• United States
18 May 09
nope i hardly ever get on mylot. as i have other things to do. but yet i don't spend time making money. so yeah i guess i do.
@CatGods (4594)
• United States
18 May 09
I waste time by coming to mylot, period. I should be working on my paintings and other art projects. I also have research studies to do. But here I sit on my butt hanging out on mylot!!! Shame on me. I could be so much more productive. Hey you got any steel toe boots? Maybe I need a good butt kickin to get me going?