Do you invest?

@ottona (141)
China
February 2, 2012 5:41am CST
A quick question but it has me interested - how many of you try to earn as a free member online and how many invest (in upgrades, mlm or hyip etc.)? I started out online as a free member in everything and wasted hours and hours of my time. After deciding to take a good look at programs and invest in the best ones I found my income increasing a lot. What are your experiences? Do you need to invest to earn anything worthwhile? Or are people making a real income without investment?
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@varier (5685)
• Indonesia
2 Feb 12
My own golden rule is "never pay in order to get paid". And also lots of online investment are just Ponzi scheme which is scam or destined to be scam. I prefer just invest my time, my thought, and my own efforts. Learning about something is also a great investment that I tried everyday..
@ottona (141)
• China
2 Feb 12
Ah your second point I agree completely, learning is always worth our time. PONZI schemes are common - but don't forget it is very possible to earn from them - it takes a lot of time and effort to really learn how to manage them - and sometimes you loose out of course - but money is possible :)
@varier (5685)
• Indonesia
2 Feb 12
Yup, I realize it. But besides the high profits, there also high risks. Somehow I already know some strategies to invest in Ponzi Schemes site. But, I can't afford to lose my investment on online site yet.. And anyway, earning via that way would against my life principle :P.
@my_OSH (44)
• Austria
8 Feb 12
I do invest to some of the site, like you said the earning will boost a lot. However I only invest after with the free income I receive from them, so it required some of times. And it will payoff. And some, it will bring me more referral
@ifa225 (14464)
• Indonesia
3 Feb 12
I am looking for a new way to invest i had try invested in insurance but i am not satisfied with the system And my cousin offe me to invest instock exchange but i dont think it is a safe way cause many depression came from the frustrated stock exchange these days
@ifa225 (14464)
• Indonesia
4 Feb 12
I dont trust HYP sorry.. And adhy forex is too risky i am a safety player..lol
@adhyz82 (36249)
• Indonesia
3 Feb 12
what about forex ifa?? are you not interested with forex??
@anne25penn (3305)
• Philippines
3 Feb 12
I have some stock investments that I do monitor online. I am now thinking of pulling these out because for the past few weeks I have not been earning anything. I haven't looked at HYIP sites though my hubby did invest in some a few years ago. I know that a lot of people do get rich investing in such programs, even on stocks. But you do have to have a certain amount to invest too because it will take a lot of time before you can get the target amount that you have in your mind if you have just minimal investments.
@ottona (141)
• China
3 Feb 12
Well with HYIPs the best thing is to invest a minimal amount in each program, but try quite a few programs - it limits the risk. I would say $50-$100 is enough to start with and win with in HYIP
@SomeCowgirl (32191)
• United States
2 Feb 12
I have considered investing but am very picky. I don't want something wherein I'd have to sign up for another payment processor unless I could trust the payment processor and the investment company. I'd also want a return investment of atleast half of my investment within two months. I need money and kind of fast, but I am going to be saving in a lot of ways and earning in a lot of ways too so I may not necessarily need to go with investment sites.
@ottona (141)
• China
2 Feb 12
Well the safest investments are often the ones that don't pay up quick. Slow and steady earners are better ... so not sure about that!
@maharlikah (1045)
• Philippines
3 Feb 12
When I first venture in online money making, I have tried to invest some $ but lower than 3 digits only... the last investment I made was $40 and I lost them all. That money was also earned online. The time and effort in earning that was wasted. :-( So I never spend again in sites like that. :-( I lost but I learned a lesson, so it's still fair.Just trying to console myself.
@ottona (141)
• China
3 Feb 12
Oh my losses are well over $40!! But each time you make a loss you do learn something and next time you have a greater chance of success. I'd suggest don't let one bad experience put you off forever.
@millertime (1394)
• United States
11 Feb 12
When I first started exploring ways to make money online, I made the mistake of "investing" or paying a fee to join or "upgrade" my membership in programs to make money online. I quickly learned that I was throwing my money away. I bought into the claim that if I invested, I would be able to make more money in the program. In reality, those who invest are just giving their money to the program owners. All of the programs I "invested" in eventually went out of business before I had the chance to make my investment back, let alone make a profit. When I was a newbie, I didn't know the difference between a legitimate program and a ponzi scheme, so I fell victim to several scams. Now, I know not to pay into "make money" programs at all. There are plenty of legitimate methods and programs on the internet that you can use to make money online that are totally free. There is no need to pay into any program to make money. Don't fall victim to their hype. Save your money by not investing in the scams.
@ottona (141)
• China
12 Feb 12
A worthy view point, even if I don't quite agree! Yes there are many scams and yes internet investing is a risky business and one that requires a lot of experience before you can pull it off - that doesn't mean it can't work!
• Philippines
2 Feb 12
Yes, I invest. In everything that we do we invest using our time and knowledge. I had also tried to invest using my money and yes it works for me. I invest only to those sites that I can trust and that is Clixsense. I also invested on HYIP I gained what I had invested and partly I got lost some of them because it turned into scam.
@ottona (141)
• China
2 Feb 12
HYIP is a scam - but if you are partly luckly and partly smart you can make a lot of money from it.
• Philippines
2 Feb 12
Hey! Maybe it will be very much appreciated if you can share those sites that you have invested in and the ones which increased your online income. I am looking for legitimate sites like that to expand my network in online earning. I haven't invested anything yet in online sites and have only joined those free to join sites. But still, I think I am earning decently enough here in myLot. But yes, I do feel that some of my time were wasted before when I am using other sites to earn. Now, I am trying to quit on those sites that are low yielding and time consuming. I am sticking to those reliable and better rewarding ones. That is why I have some good amount of effort left to turn into other profitable endeavors in the internet. Maybe you can share something regarding those investment sites that you are in. Thanks!
@stringer321 (5643)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
21 Feb 12
Well , I never invested any money in any website but I would like to be able to buy and sell things at eBay or amazon. If I find something I can buy for a very cheap price and sell it for a higher price that is still considered low , I help some people to save money and I earn some for that , for searching across the web for the lowest price available , I think it's a work that requires some skill and time for the searching. It's like investing in something you can sell. But , I still don't know how to open an eBay account , it is so complex...Don't you think ? Well , have a nice mylotting.
• India
2 Feb 12
Most of the investment programs are scams or turn out to be so. Even the free bux sites stop paying after a while. Its always better to invest your thoughts and efforts in real jobs like article writing, forum posting or specialized projects requiring your skills. You earn much more from them and put your skills to use.
@ottona (141)
• China
2 Feb 12
Ah, but then you have to have skills! So many of the people trying to earn money from the internet have poor English which means the vast majority of the jobs you mentioned are impossible.