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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2015, 09:27:31 AM »
I started taking the odd survey around 10 years ago, mainly to save gift vouchers for Christmas, and it went from there. I started to discover other sites that paid (and plenty that didn't!). I got my hours reduced at work a couple of years ago and had to find something to make up the shortfall in my wages. I

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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2015, 12:42:16 AM »
I've been a freelance writer for about four months now, and I'm quite enjoying this new found career. I know I'm pretty new in this job, and I still have a lot of things to learn, but I am pretty sure I'll be successful with this as long as I work hard and have patience. I'm just always being positive. :)

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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2015, 04:46:52 AM »
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I started taking the odd survey around 10 years ago, mainly to save gift vouchers for Christmas, and it went from there. I started to discover other sites that paid (and plenty that didn't!). I got my hours reduced at work a couple of years ago and had to find something to make up the shortfall in my wages. I

Wow, 10 years is a long time. How much have you made, if you don't mind my asking? Also, which sites do you currently use?

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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2015, 01:05:48 PM »
I just to do piles of research. I gather what I can from forums and work at home websites or blogs. And search for jobs. It is not easy but with some research you can find out about a lot of stuff for free and easily. My career is not where I want it to be earning wise yet but I am working at it.


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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2015, 11:47:30 AM »
Right at the very first a few bux sites like neobux and clixsense.
A while later Adsense,then Postloop,and lastly now bitcoin mining and selling/reselling VPS'es :D
I though make sure i don't stray here and there.I concentrate on it and make a good chunk outta it.

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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2015, 12:24:09 PM »
I have a full-time job, but needed something to supplement my income. I started out working part-time doing Ad Rating. The job lasted for about three months. Right now I been doing crowdsourcing, Swagbucks, Rewards TV and Perk TV. Its been a struggle because of the little money, but it does add up eventually. You have to hang in there and remember that.

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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2015, 04:19:24 AM »
Mine is finally showing a little traction but I wish I'd been more on the ball months ago! I've been doing it for about a year now and my first goal was to work out how I would make $1 (well, you've got to start somewhere and I didn't have a clue how the game worked). Now I'm finally shifting out of my comfort zone of the simple, lower-paying microtasks and trying to leverage my background in writing so that I can get better paid. I'm not where I want to be yet, as I haven't spent anywhere near enough time building up a viable passive income business, but I certainly know now how easy it is to make $1 :)

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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2015, 06:07:57 AM »
My online "career" has improved a bit as compared to before, but I'm not really striving to make it the "best" of whatever it can be, because I have other better offline goals in mind. However, it does earn me enough to buy what I want, but still, real jobs are more rewarding than online jobs.

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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2015, 07:13:56 AM »
I started in November 2008, so almost 7 years ago, with no knowledge, no understanding and a willingness to believe the rubbish that a lot of those get-rich-quick people spout. Thankfully, I'm not a complete idiot and never spent any money on them. :)

I started in rev share writing (on Helium), then got into the bidding sites, tried my hand at affiliate marketing and blogging, PTCs, GPTs, autoblogging and loads of other stuff. Over time, I've learned what to avoid (in my case PTCs and affiliate marketing because I suck at getting referrals and am terrible at marketing) and what I do best (writing/editing).

Now, I run two writing sites as many of you know, so I won't babble about those again.

Tips for newbies? There are some obvious ones, like "don't believe the hype", "never pay anyone to let you work for them" and "never trust anyone further than you could comfortably spit a large rat".

There are some others, like the importance of researching things properly, of overestimating the importance of enthusiasm (it doesn't last: stubbornness and patience are more important) and underestimating the importance of starting projects right now and sticking to them. It's truly incredible how much you can achieve when you put in 30 minutes a day, every day (or 5 days a week), for a year.

But I think the most important lesson I've learned is the hardest: don't chase the money.

It's so tempting to skip from opportunity to opportunity, from site to site, from program to program, from project to project, but all you're doing is spreading your energy and efforts. It's not true for every skill set, but I've found that sticking to one or two reliable earners is MUCH better in the long run than jumping around all the time chasing a few quick bucks.

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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2015, 11:11:21 AM »
I started off selling on eBay and Overstock Auctions years ago, and it was sporadic, but decent money when I sold things, then the economy tanked. I've since closed those shops, opened 3 others, and closed one of those, because the site was just dead, no one was getting sales, regardless of how much and where we marketed.

I am planning to keep these 2 shops open, and while I run those, I also do other tasks, such as postloop, ejury, and usertesting, to bring in a little extra money. I don't consider these types of tasks a career, because they don't pay well enough and aren't consistent enough (postloop is pretty regular, but I can't depend on my forums being active and having points all the time) to depend on to survive. I'm really hoping that eventually I will be able to build up enough of a following in my shops that I will have steady sales, enough to get caught up on some bills and get into a better financial situation.

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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2015, 11:05:08 AM »
I am very excited about what I have learned over the last year and a half working online and realize that I have only scratched the surface with everything I can be doing. I have my daily routines and sites I visit and always reserve some time at the end of the day to research more opportunities.  I look forward to seeing what all I still have yet to do in the future.

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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2016, 05:37:01 AM »
I was introduced to online writing in 2005. For many years, online writing was just a hobby for me. However, in 2011 I decided to work online fulltime and make my career. I earned my first money only in 2012. Since then I have regularly received pay check every month. However, even after 4 years of professional writing, I have not been ale to generate enough through online writing. Online work is a tough vocation.

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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2016, 10:04:04 PM »
This is an encouraging thread. I am new to online work, but I keep finding new ways of earning. This site has been quite helpful. I do dream of being able to sustain with online work. Wouldn't that be wonderful!!

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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2016, 03:05:03 PM »
I am saying this from  my experience. You can work online and make money, however, online work cannot be your career. Online work is not like real job where you get enough money to raise your living. You need to work hard to make little money if you work online.

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Re: Your online career over time
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2016, 02:08:38 AM »
It was difficult for me when I was just starting. I got no one to ask except Google. I have no idea how to get a PayPal to get me started. Coming from being an employee to striking it out online on my own I felt like this work from home is a big joke. I think joining forums and online groups helped me a lot with my questions. Just like everyone I tried everything and learned to focus on those that matter.

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