Can you really make money online? Can you leave your day job?!

March 18, 2013 2:56pm CST
I have seen a lot of sites.. I have read a lot of "stories" Is it really true that one can earn so much online? I am currently on several work at home programs. But I can honestly say it is really hard to CASH in.. Any tips?
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18 responses
@elsino91 (440)
• Poland
18 Mar 13
If you have a day job I wouldn't leave it. I mean, I think it is very unlikely if not impossible that you will earn the same amount online as you do with your day job in the same amount of hours. The only way you could earn enough online to quit in my opinion would be to set up an online business of some sort.
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• Philippines
19 Mar 13
Yes. It's the only way. Business. Be involved in online business, either as an owner, or as a business partner. I am earning big weekly right now with an online business as a business partner of a network marketing company!
20 Mar 13
That is my stand right now.. Having a day job is far far better than relying on online earnings only. I am currently on some programs I want to share here but just pm me if you want to know it as well.
@somupriti (353)
18 Mar 13
No, I will never quite my job for the shake of my online busiuness inspite of the online experiencess and stories about earning million through it.
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20 Mar 13
what i have learned is, when people are telling they are making A LOT! I never believed them..
@CatGods (4591)
• United States
18 Mar 13
Yes you can make a full time income online but it takes skills and knowledge to make it happen. I would say the majority of the people who are making a full time income online are using their own ideas and not following someone elses work at home program. So start using your creativity and then you too will be able to make a full time income.
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20 Mar 13
i am working at a freelance site got it going pretty well.. the thing is no money is enough.. I dont know why... You earn twice a month, its not enough. You earn weekly, its not enough.. It is really a rat race.
@cutepenguin (6446)
• Canada
18 Mar 13
I, for a couple of months, made quite a bit writing articles for websites. Not as an official writer, mostly just webcontent. I probably could have continued and been able to afford to live off of that, but I make more at my day job. If I thought my day job was at risk or I needed to make a lot more money, I'd probably try to go back to web content writing.
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20 Mar 13
cute penguin I think you are on the right track with web content writing.. There is so much opportunity my editor in chief quit his job a month ago.. He said there is much much more money writing web content than spending time in his office writing for a newspaper.
@cynthiann (18609)
• Jamaica
18 Mar 13
I do not think that you should resign from your day jb to face the uncertainties of earning online. It would be foolish in my opinion
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@TLilly12 (1229)
• United States
18 Mar 13
You have to work really hard, to earn online if you have. a day job you had better keep it because, it will take you a long while, to earn anything online,so don't depend on earning online, all by it self because, you will regret it.
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18 Mar 13
I would not recommend trying to get all of your money from online websites. These are great on the side for extra cash, but it won't provide as stable of a living as your day job will. However, it will provide some extra money at the end of the month that you otherwise would not have been able to make.
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@dorannmwin (36648)
• United States
18 Mar 13
While I do believe that there are some people that have been lucky enough to find revenue streams that are able to replace their day jobs, I believe that this is something that is very much an exception to the rule as opposed to being the norm. What I'm saying is that if you have a day job, don't leave your day job thinking that you will be able to replace that income online. Instead, simply think of the money that you are able to make online as being a supplement to the money that you are earning on your day job.
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@Hathori (24)
24 Apr 13
Making money online will be quite easier, if we land on a perfect and niche place. Such kind of thing I do is online reselling of domain, web hosting related services. For which it just needed a reseller account and I got it from http://www.goresellers.com/ . There are two plans available and I chose the basic plan which suits me better as I do this as a part time money making from home.
@MrGhost (550)
24 Mar 13
No, online money making can never be a substitute of a regular job. So you cannot leave your job to devote more time to online earning.
• United States
20 Mar 13
I have written on a couple of sites. I definitely believe from my experience that you cannot make a living by relying on writing sites
@sujaysen (594)
• India
19 Mar 13
Making online money is good as per your pocket money but it is not like a day job. Your day job has a fixed and secured income which online money has not. Your day job has a weekend holiday but online jobs has no holiday. So, comparing to both, your day job is more good than online job.
@maclanis (2149)
• Belgium
19 Mar 13
I think it is possible to make a living, but you won't be very rich. It will also be really hard, and you'll have to put a lot of effort into it. I wouldn't be able to do it I think, just because I wouldn't know where to start. I just earn a little extra as a student, and that's fine. But when I graduate, I'm getting a real job, because making a living online is online for a small amount of people who really know what they're doing.
• Philippines
19 Mar 13
I've thought of doing that too but i got a little scared to leave my job because i have with the company for quite a while and have stable incom so far. I mean why should i resign from my job if and i can do both at the same time. I guess it just gonna be a matter of time management.
• India
19 Mar 13
You are right it is really hard to make a huge money from online sites. But we can make money from online jobs. Fist of all set target for your online income and work hard to ahievetyour goal. Never lose your self confide
@jiiiiin (586)
• Philippines
19 Mar 13
Earning online can give you extra money but I think it wouldn't be a wise decision to leave your job with sure monthly income just because of some bucks you can earn online.
@ARIES1973 (10754)
• Legaspi, Philippines
19 Mar 13
Hi alvan! The answer to this questions are positive. You can make money online enough to leave your offline job. However, one thing about online earning opportunity is that we don't have an assurance that it would sustain us for a lifetime. Anything can happen. So personally, why would I choose when I can have both?
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
18 Mar 13
Of course you can make money online but I don't think its enough to sustain your everyday Needs. The earnings you'll get really takes some time that's why you have to work hard and be active. Unlike office jobs with a stable income, there is no assurance that the online jobs you have will last for long. So if you have a job, don't quit. Just make extra money online and do it as your pastime or hobby.