Why Are People So Negative About Making A Living Online?

@artguy (1476)
United States
June 15, 2009 7:32pm CST
I have seen so many people posting you can't make enough money online to live on. They mostly refer to GTPs, PTCs and myLot as the examples. Well, they are right with those examples you can't make a living because they pay pennies. How can you even expect to make a living from them. There are other things to do online that you can actually make a living from. Look around you. There are lots of people doing and most started from where you are now. You can't do anything if you have a negative attitude.
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@clutterbug (1051)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I think there are a lot of killjoy types in this world (a person who spoils the pleasure of others), and they don't like the idea of someone actually succeeding in something that they're not capable of. Probably a lot of jealousy in them. I for one know nothing about making a living online, but for those who can, I say more power to them. Especially these days.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I think most people think that making money online should be easy, but it's really hard work until you get it going.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
16 Jun 09
I think any extra money is good money. I'm not complaining, but if I were to quit my full time job and focus on online earnings, it will take quite a long time, and I don't have the luxury of time as well as bills will start piling up for me. I think this is a wonderful experiment for people having lots of free time, and can slowly build up their online earnings down-line. Perhaps when I really have the proper income to cash on without my full time job will I be able to experiment fully.
@mysdianait (65070)
• Italy
16 Jun 09
Well said zed! A few extra dollars for a bit of fun is great and once we get the hang of it only then can we think about doing it full-time. Keeping it as a hobby is great to start with!
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@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I agree any money made is good money, but I'm talking about people with the negative attitude that you can't make a living online when there is obviously people doing. I'm not one yet, but I plan to be because the people doing it came from where I am now.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
17 Jun 09
Hello artguy. I get what you mean there. I'm reminded of a particular blogger John Chow Dot Com or some sort. His blog is awesome and he has lots of fans too. He has created this special e-book that he provides for others. I think it's really possible. And another guy on affiliate whom has made quite a lot. I think this all boils down to great effort, good strategy and a bit of luck. So all the best to you...
@beki710 (949)
16 Jun 09
You make a very good point, I add to my income through Mylot but it is defniately not my first source on any income. It is through my own online business that I make enough money to make a living, that required my own hard graft to create the items for sale and the website itself. You cannot expect to make money online without at least some effort.
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@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Very well said, that's exactly my point.
@MartyM (95)
• United States
16 Jun 09
But, also............I think you need to consider all of the scam "making money" sites you see. There ARE a few good, legit sites, to earn a few extra bucks. ..so, I can see why people would be cautious and have a negative attitude with on-line 'money makers'.
@loolets2 (106)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Are you hiring from your own business?
@mysdianait (65070)
• Italy
16 Jun 09
Too many people jump online thinking it's easy, don't read the small print and then give up because they are not earning and then label everything as a 'scam'. Negative things get listened too the most these days so it becomes the loudest voice that gets heard. You are right that with a positive attitude and not expecting huge results from the start it can be done
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@mysdianait (65070)
• Italy
16 Jun 09
They won't believe even if you tell 'em
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Nicely said guys.
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
I agree that working online can be very lucrative especially if you are patient and you work really hard. I'm guessing the reason why some people are negative about it is because when you work online, you do not have a stable income. you can earn from as low as $10 a month to as high as thousands of dollars. another thing is that most people think working online equates fast and easy money, they try it once and then when they dont get the amount they think they were gonna get, they quit right away. what they fail to realize is that working online entails a lot of time and effort and patience.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Very nicely said.
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• United States
16 Jun 09
I think most people just arent that modernized yet. My mom thinks it's just a waste of time mostly because she believes in an old fashioned clock-in clock-out job. I think if you're willing to try and put in the time then you should be rewarded for it and that's what the internet does. It's my time to spend how I want to spend. Plus people are making money going onto a job site and using the internet so why not just use the internet at home instead of going into a building.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
You are right. We have been so brain washed to believe that going to work for someone else is a real job and most people can't seem to override that.
@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
16 Jun 09
people are so negative about making money online simply because they don't want to work and they want to make money for free, that is not possible, making money online may not bring as much money as desired but it can be used to compliment a regular job, it is a flexible thing one can do it at any time and any hour of the day
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Hard work and time is all need to succeed online. You don't have to spend money.
@CatGods (4592)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I think it's because to make money online there is allot of stuff you need to know like how to set up a successful web site or blog. How to write exceptional content, how to get traffic. No matter if you have products or services, you need traffic. And the list goes on. Because it takes forever and a day to learn what you need to know in order to make half way decent money, this is why people say you can't make enough money on the web to live on. Because while you are taking the time to learn all this stuff, in the mean time you have to pay bills and eat and that money is going to come from where? So therefore the web is like having some great ideas that will make you money down the road which doesn't provide for your needs now (today). And I can just hear you now saying but if your start today, you will be able to make that money down the road. And this may be true, but try telling that to people who don't have enough money to buy food or their utilities are going to be cut off. These people don't have the luxury of time to learn new skills. They need a decent web income today.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I agree it does take time to learn how to make decent money online, but there are things that you can do now to make good money not just pennies like writing articles, everyone can write. With Textbroker and Associated Content you can make make good money while you learn to make bigger money from other things, which by the way isn't as difficult as most people think. It does however take some consistent work for awhile. The main thing I was talking about here is people saying you can't make a living online and hat just isn't true.
@CatGods (4592)
• United States
16 Jun 09
With textbrokers you have to write 500 words to MAYBE get 5.00 and that's "IF" what you write gets accepted. Associated Content you need 1,000 page views to make 1.50 and that's "IF" you can even get 1,000 page views. And you consider this to be good money? Money enough to buy food or pay some bills? Well I guess maybe if you lived in a 3rd world country.
@CatGods (4592)
• United States
16 Jun 09
And one more thing, so you can sell your article to A/C for an up front fee. And you are going to make what? 2 to 4 dollars. "IF" your article gets accepted. Wow 2 to 4 dollars, I'm impressed. I mean after all a diamond digger in Sierra Leone ( West Africa ) makes 3.00 per day for back breaking work. Yep long hours and low pay is the American way. At this pay rate, the 3rd world country ( Sierra Leone West Africa ) will be a country to look up to financially speaking.
@Jemina (5779)
16 Jun 09
Absolutely true. It is as possible to earn on-line as it is off-line. I wish I were internet marketer too like Ewen Chia, Paul Birdsall, Rachel Long, and many others who are making millions online. Some get rich in blogging but of course it's all about affiliate marketing. People are negative because they haven't really seen the whole world of making money online. Like you said, they only know of sites that pay pennies but if you got the right skill and you know where to look there are lots of precious gems on the internet that can help one make a decent living.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
You are absolutely right. I find new stuff almost weekly. The strange thing is I have found a lot of stuff here on myLot.
• Indonesia
16 Jun 09
yeah.thats is true.i like your opinions
@flagella08 (5067)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
i have few friends who worked full time online and is earning reasonably. i just don't want to indulge in this nature of work a lot for i need to protect my eyes in the first place.i get most headaches when i exposed myself too much on my PC.there are really helpful sites here and pls PM me if you're interested.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Sorry to hear about your eyes, I wish you luck.
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• Philippines
17 Jun 09
well, i had to buy an eyeglass. i just can't admit that to myself.wearing one is an inconvenience to me. i just hope i can still bear my headache.they say bearing the pain is bad. i guess i need to see a doctor first.
@MsAshley (39)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I think that some people are so negative about making money online because number one how many jobs online can you actually atart without having to pay a fee. Then I think another reason is even if you don't trip about paying a fee how many ok these work at home jobs will actually pay you money like a regular job?
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
There are actually lots of things you can do online and make good money without having to pay anything.
• Indonesia
16 Jun 09
yes.thats a good idea and a god argument.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Thanks
@ionsquare (534)
• Singapore
16 Jun 09
Hi, You made a great point. I think we have to have faith and belief in something in order to gain success from it. I am also a beginner in earning money online and I am just earning pennies now. I believe one can make a living online as there are real- life examples of people who are successful through Internet.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Well said.
@iamsolucky (1242)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
i dont want to be so negative especially when its about earning. ( online or offline). i really believe that if someone is so negative, his or her transactions will have negative results too. About my online earning, i know there are a lot of scam site. But i still tried to find legit ones. I found online, i received my first payment and i was so happy with it. Happy mylotting and smile always!
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Check my profile for some sites that always pay me. I also want to say you can't be scammed if you make your own opportunity.
@Bionicman (3964)
• Czech Republic
16 Jun 09
Even if you manage to make a living online, many people still won't respect you because they don't consider it a real job no matter how much time you spend doing it.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Those people don't pay my bills so I don't need their respect. People that don't respect me I don't need around me.
@tinam13 (839)
• United States
16 Jun 09
money - money and a piggy bank
I think maybe because it seems so easy or just because it's so unusual. But....I don't think the availability of online jobs are going to be around forever. It seems like a lot of people are jumping on board. For now, it's something nice to have around. I've had a couple websites through the years that I've made actual money from, and I liked it. Even if the online sites don't pay you a million dollars, it's still money. I don't think it should be put down as much as it is.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Jun 09
There will always be people online looking for stuff and needing things so you will always be able to make money from them. Make your own opportunity that way you don'r have to depend on others for their opportunity.
@EliteUser (3966)
• Australia
29 Sep 09
Hey, Well I don't really know why, but one reason may be because they don't really make much money online and they think that most of the sites are scams. Well, that is partly true, but you need to also find legit sites. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
@ucue2008 (926)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 09
I know its not easy to earn through online. It need work and persistence and of course some investment. People have been told it easy and once they tried it and din't make it as they wanted it, they give up and become more sceptical. I think earning online is not for everyone but to earn extra a few bucks I do feel it possible, it just need to continuous learn, and learn.
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I agree, why do they complain. They should know making money on line is not a get rich scheme. I have not gotten rich and do not expect to quit my job for this. I just make enough to buy small gifts for the kids, and extra money for Christmas Last year I made $600, so it was good for paying the tax bill I got later on
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
17 Jun 09
I do not have any negative attitudes toward online business. You can make a living online. A lot of people are earning handsome five digit income online. I think that the problem here is that a lot of people really do not know what type of online business they should engage in to earn money.