Why do people think it is not possible to make money online?

India
December 2, 2009 12:57pm CST
Many internet users think that no one can make money on internet. Why do they have this negative attitude towards making money online? I think it is mainly because there are too many scam sites out there. People got tired of these scammers and started having this negative views about making money on internet. Another group of people think that internet home business is a cheap way of making money. Well, I really don't think so. I always respect those who are making money on internet. It is a profession that needs a lot of intelligence, skills, determination and perseverance. Some people think that this is for those who can't make money offline(I mean through a regular job) I always think that those who make money online are very smart. I respect them a lot. It can be used as a full time business as well if you can make good money out of this. Why not?
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12 responses
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
3 Dec 09
I think it is the ones who've not yet found a decent way to do so who think that making money online is not possible. As you said, those who've run into scams, might think all the opportunities are such.
• India
5 Dec 09
How about you? have you found the ways to make money on internet? I have discovered many sites though I can't work on all these sites due to short of time.Hope I will be able to work on these sites soon.
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• United States
6 Dec 09
Yes, other than MyLot, the sites I make money from are all writing sites, and my blogs. I enjoy it, but it does keep me very busy! Karen
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
3 Dec 09
I think that those who do not scam others but make genuine money online are great people as well. Whether it's part time or full time, only a little money or $100.00 a month, I think it's great. People earn and can use that money for other things, whether it be wants, needs, or charity! It does take a lot of patience, and determination to succeed, but those who do are surely smart to keep on trying! They are the ones with smiles on their faces, and you just can't figure out why.
• India
5 Dec 09
No SomeCowgirl there is lot of money on internet. But only a few people can make big money as it needs a lot of hard work, smart work and determination.
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
10 Dec 09
I'm sorry if I have confused you but I did not actually make a remark on how much money can be made on the internet, I only made an example of $100.00 I appreciate your comment back, have a wonderful day.
• Canada
2 Dec 09
In my opinion, vijayanths, I think the reason that many users have a negative attitude is because we live in an on-demand, "fast food" kind of society. Everything is apparently supposed to be "quick" and "now" and there is a huge sense of entitlement amongst people. Some see that there are people making decent money online and they believe that everyone should automatically be entitled to do the same. That is simply untrue. Earning money online, just as earning money offline, requires skills and abilities, time and effort. People who are unwilling to learn and grow and who expect to get rich quick will not be successful and they will attribute everything to being "a scam." One cannot participate in any venture for a day, a few days, a week or even a month and expect to receive a huge profit or return. It's unrealistic. If people adopt a clear and methodical approach, do their research and acquire what they can in terms of knowledge and skills, then they may stand a much greater chance of being successful. Just because a person has an internet connection does not mean they are instantly qualified to make money online. It is unfair and unjustified for someone to deem certain business ventures "scams" when they have made no real effort whatsoever and still expect money in return.
• India
5 Dec 09
Yes, thinkingoutloud, making money can be achieved like a fast food. It takes its own time to learn many things before staring to make money online. One must have the passion to learn, interest to work hard and determination.
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• Canada
14 Dec 09
Thank you for your kind consideration of BR, vijayanths :)
@vathsala30 (3728)
• India
4 Dec 09
Hi vijay I too am in the opinion that we can't make more money online. If we work in the office, even if we take 10 days leave, we will get our full salary. Besides, we get coffee, lunch time, bonus and even in some offices they give uniform and shoes ( I am talking about my DH factory) to the CMD to the low level category. They will pay for medical bill, LTC etc. If we want to earn through online, there is no leave of any kind, only work, always, to earn. That too very little compared with the outside work. Besides, though the working hours in the office is 8 hours, hardly anybody will work for the entire time, they will take their own time in the canteen, chit chatting and even doing their personal work in the office computer and in the office hours.But in the online earning, all the time we have to concentrate on our work, to get the work finished so that we can get some money. Do you agree my friend?
• India
5 Dec 09
I differ from you in this matter vathsala. Do you know the top blogger of India is making a few lakh of rupees per month. blogging is just one of the ways of making money online. There are hundreds and even more ways of making money on internet. It is like a ocean. There are pearls and other precious things in it. You can get pearls or come empty handed and it all depends on how smartly you work and that is the secret.
@azazel87 (97)
• Bulgaria
3 Dec 09
Yes, I agree with you. All this scams are awful, I tried to make money online so many times but nothing happen i just lose my time. I spend so much time in internet but nothing again. I know why people do not believe that is possible to make money online. You have to have iron nerves, you have to be patient and creative. I am new here but I hope here is difference and in the end I will make some money on internet.
• India
5 Dec 09
Just work hard and never give up, you will succeed after some time.
• United States
3 Dec 09
I have currently been looking for some online jobs, however I think that a lot of the problem with finding an online job is you can never really be sure which ones are scams? If anyone has any advice about that it would be greatly appreciated. I am a younger person who is trying to earn some extra cash while putting myself through school. I am also an expectant mother so I was told to have some down time just sitting back with a computer so I figured it was a good idea.
• India
5 Dec 09
Yes, it is hard to find out the legit earning sites. best wishes for the new arrival. You can check my website for legit sites.
• Philippines
3 Dec 09
As of now my knowledge about making money online is it really possible to happen. It can happen if you want to, like you are very hardworking and you believe in yourself. Earning online is not always a sure thing, and you can never earned as much as you earned offline, there is a big value difference from it. If you really want an extra money to earn being online is a good choice plus hardwork. But if you are more on expectations like you are comparing on offline earning then nothing will happen to you. The truth about earning online is it never equals to your offline job so you don't have to expect much. You have to be hardworking and very very patient. Never estimate your earnings day by day because you will get disappointed, and when you get disappointed you will easily give up. Me I am a fighter online, I have been scammed before but I still have the site that is legit and I truly trust and that is Mylot.
• India
5 Dec 09
In my opinion you can earn much more than an offline job. But it will take some months to get such results. It needs a lot of hard work, smart work and referral down lines.
@Porcospino (28228)
• Denmark
3 Dec 09
I got interested in online money making one year ago, and in the beginning I joined a lot of different sites, I thought that I was going to make a lot of money that way but I ended up wasting a lot of time instead. After a while I found some reliable sites, and some of them have paid me several times, but I understand why some people give up or get disappointed, because it is annoying to waste your time on the scam sites. I know from experience that it is possible to earn money online, but it takes time and research. I have learned from the mistakes I made in the beginning, today I am much more critical than I was in the beginning, and I join few new sites instead of joining as many sites as possible...
• India
5 Dec 09
yes, it is true that we should work on a selected legit sites that working on too many sites that are not sure sites to make money.
@voldrox (7200)
• India
3 Dec 09
i will not say much about making money full time on the internet, i don't have any sort of experience with that though i would be interested to find out how much one can earn through earning online, but hey making online money is for real, yeah i have to agree with you vijay some people do think completely against it, there might be several reasons that convince them it isn't a good idea earning online but it is not that way, my primary purpose here isn't earning so i could not say much here, i can only say we do get paid online and it works probably if i work harder i could be very well paid lol.
• India
5 Dec 09
Internet is the future. Learning to earn on internet is very much useful for every one. It will be an important business in future.
• United States
3 Dec 09
I'm not old enough to get a full time job, so I have devoted a lot of time to finding legitimate online sites where you can make money. While it is impossible to make a career out of mylot and survey type sites, it can be a good way to make some extra cash. I did the surveys for a while, but they were way too time consuming and boring, and they were available very erratically. I really like mylot because the amount of money you make is up to you and how much effort you are willing to put into it. The only thing is I wish I could get referrals. I know that none of my friends are willing to do it. Does anybody have any ideas on how to convince people to sign up so you can refer them, or how to refer people you don't really know? Thanks in advance. Cheers!
• India
5 Dec 09
Yes, work at home perhaps is more suitable to students and retired people. It is not easy to get refferals. Every one has their own ways of getting refferals.
• China
3 Dec 09
Hi, I don't know how to make money online, and in China it's hard to make money online, you can have a online shop to make money online, but this is hard to make money, so in my mind I don't think people can earn a lot of money from the internet. I admire those people who can earn money online, this is really a good way to make money, but hard to earn a lot of money.
• India
5 Dec 09
I differ from you, kindy. One can earn unlimited income on internet and it can't happen over night. It will take a lot of time and hard work. Of course ceratin earning programs are restricted to china users.
@tina256 (190)
• China
7 Dec 09
hello.yes .maybe you are right.to be frank ,i have the experience of spam just you said .so i scared.it is so unbelieveable.yes,the person can do online work ,we can not deny it .but ,how many people can do the work well in the world.i think it is less .it need to be spread ,right ?people have done this ask another people to do so .