My friend wants to depend online for living , Is it fine?
April 14, 2012 9:40am CST
One of my friends want to earn money online and he wants to depend fully online without offline job. Shall I say ok or no? My suggestion is to tell him work offline and he can earn online money by part time. I dont thing it is wise to work fully online because many a time it proves wrong and fatal. Life should not be taken easily because he has to suffer a lot in his later part of the life. What shall I do now? IF you say to work online , what are the sites he can go for for his earning ?
9 people like this
• United States
16 Apr 12
I can tell you that MY experience with making money online BITES big time! It is not from a lack of hard work, long hours of sitting, having injuries from overuse of my hands, and other stuff I won't bore ya with. I first went through a program that was similar to a wealth intelligence program that teaches one how to have his own e-commerce business. I spent a small fortune to go through coaching, CD's, weekly assignments, and hands-on building of my own site, which was never mentioned up front. I had to build and I knew nothing about making a site to sell products or services. I ended up with much knowledge and I am glad of that, but one has to HAVE money to MAKE money. My opinion. So I went into my own business online for almost 5 years and I suffered a real loss. In the meantime, I was all over the net into lots of different sites and ways to make cash. I made 40 bucks at one time is the most ever online at once, that was inbox surveys dot com. I am now a freelance writer. I always have been, but not officially. I love, love, love to write and type. I make very little writing, but it is more than nothing at all. I am always looking and researching and that is why I am here after 6 years, starting over here because of comments somewhere that one made about this site making them the most, the easiest. So if I can help anyone out there, believe me, I can direct you in the right direction. I had products on eBay for a long time...nothing! My coaches could not believe it either and checked what I was doing and told me it was excellent, so I just had poor luck or whatever I guess... the same story with many other affiliates, programs, blogs, social sites, etc. I have become so smart about scams and such too. It bites. There are sooooo many sites and people on the net it is really not imaginable to me when I ponder it. I have been offered so many jobs and then find out there is a payment due just to do it. Forget that! So many have contacted me and some are real, but I cannot afford to take a big risk like that and it is sad because I am very dedicated and ambitious. I agree with the comments already made here. I think it is wise to just count on the net as a small income. Thanks and good luck.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
15 Apr 12
Hey , nahtan , can you be more specific ? Share some of your experience : what websites did you use ? how much did you earn ? What skills do you think it takes ? I know a person who was a manager of a website with discussions about making money online and he gave payment evidences , he gave people links to register to be his referals , he had his fame and he had many referals , he earned and made a living. He had the skills to get many referals to register under his name to some programs that require them to invest money and get referals too.(in my opinion he is very carizmatic and good with making money online). He did learn a course or two about making money online , he probabely read a book or two. (rich dad poor dad if I remember right.)
14 Apr 12
I would suggest the same thing as you. I think it is best keep his offline job and combine it with online work. I know that there are some people who have left their offline work, because they earn enough money online, and I don't think that it is impossible to do that, but it takes time to get that far. There are plenty of sites that promise you a huge amount of money if you work at home, but most of those sites are scams. If you join them you won't get rich, you will just waste your time and your money. Even if he finds some great sites I think it is best to keep his offline job at least in the beginning. If his online work becomes a success he can quit his offline job and focus on his online work, but I think it is too risky to quit his offline job right away.
14 Apr 12
if your friend is well skilled and have a stable online income then there is no problem with working online alone. But if it is not, you better advise him to find also an offline job and until such time he could find a steady online income he may resign.
14 Apr 12
It would be better to keep his offline job and start doing something online part-time. Then he will know how it works and whether he will be able to earn a living from it. Especially if he doesn't even know yet what he wants to do. Starting his own business or being a freelance writer might work, but I would test it first while having the offline job.
16 Apr 12
Dear Manasha Remember the saing 'Where there is a will, there is a way'. This applies to earning money in the internet. As you have mentioned 'article' writing may be a good way to earn a good side income. Your friend must be able to write or willing to learn to write well. A good kick off would be visiting the site 'The Writers Den' Your friend will have a jump start there. That what I can offer now. I am too is struggling to write for a living. Thanks! Love:Bro. Joe. GBU
• United States
16 Apr 12
Working online is not for everyone. If he has employment than it would not be wise for him to drop it for online work. He can in the future if he is earning enough to live off of. Some people are working online because its the only income they have. Perhaps a person is taking courses, unemployed, and online work is all they have at the time. So tell him to do what he thinks is best for him. You want it to be his choice because if you are wrong he will blame you for your advice.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
25 Feb 13
No, because--tho maybe "man is not fed by bread alone"--man is not fed WITHOUT bread (and that's REAL bread, not virtual bread ... if virtual bread fills your friend, then he can go ahead & use it ) Many people make a large-enough income totally online, but it's always based in money they bargain for OFFline.
24 Feb 13
I dont think he should completely depend on online earnings. He should get some kind of offline job where he will get some amount consistently. Then he can get more money online, just to add on to what he is already getting. That would be better. What decision has he taken.
6 May 12
Hi Manasha,it is true that money can be earned online.You can create a good and sustainable source of online income,but it can't be created easily.You need proper knowledge of the right way of earning online.People generally think that making money online is easy.It's wrong.Earning money online is as difficult as earning money offline.What is difficult is knowing a good way to earn online.I think,it would be better for your friend to do an offline job and earn online as a side income.Depending on online income is not a wise decision.
2 May 12
I believe it is fine, as long as your are sure that it is a legitimate sites that really pays. I have a friend that really had a good income with home based job, she is into online transcription job. One friend of mine also had a night job teaching online English teacher to Japanese students. As long as their is a need for an outsourcing of job then online home based job will always be going by time.
26 Apr 12
Simply said, if he knows what to do for earning and being able to earn decent amount for living, so I should say - why not? Online jobs are quiet similar with offline jobs anyway. As long as he can balances his life (thing that he should does as well if he's working offline), then I don't see any drawback to earn just from online..
• Marikina, Philippines
25 Apr 12
For me, based on my experience, it is better to tell him to work offline first before working online. Working online is not so easy. He cannot earn a massive amount of money working online while working offline is much better. He can get quick cash every month unlike working online, it takes years before he got a result depending the program he joins. He can pay the bills, anything. It still depends to the program he joins, but I see it that working offline is much, much better than working online. I, the one, experience that very dreadful experience while looking the best work online opportunities, but at the end, I gave up. Now I stop studying at school. I just only wish to pay the enrollment fee by working online, but I failed. So now, I do it as a hobby and take it as an extra income. For me, it is better to work offline.
18 Apr 12
If a person is sick, he can depend online for his earning because he cannot go out of the house. If a person i just coming in the online jobs, he should stay for sometime with his present job and learn the methods to earn a decent amount online. After that he can quit his job and continue to work online. Network marketing is a really good job online as it make people a full time income every month. We should know the strategies of network marketing. Investment sites are also good, but we should not invest in scam sites. We should not fully depend online because we do not know when the owner may change his mind and turn the site scam.
16 Apr 12
In my opinion, I don't think work online can live me. But in China, there are most of people can earn money online in some Businese to Customer website, this site can offer a web platform to sale your goods, some people can make much money. If your friends want earn money online, you can suggest him to those website.
• United States
15 Apr 12
It is very much possible to make a living online but you can't just jump into it headfirst with no experience. For the first year or so it would be wise to work offline as well in order to pay bills and whatnot; unless your friend has a heck of a savings account that will last up to 2 years. Once their income becomes a little more steady online they can start considering quitting their offline job. It is only when they start making a healthy income online that they would be able to let go off thier offline job. Writing articles, and blogging are possibly the best ways of accomplishing this. They could also try freelancing which could be very lucrative if they have an in demand skill.