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Approach to working online
« on: December 03, 2015, 01:20:52 AM »
I know that everyone's working online in order to make a bit of money, but I'm curious as to what everyone is focusing on.

Is the plan to build a business (and we could be talking about everything from a full-on web business or something far less grand) and grow your income that way? Is it to keep looking for higher paying online opportunities?

Is the idea to build a portfolio of work (like freelance writing) and then grow your income by getting offered higher paying gigs? Is it just to keep things as they are, knowing that what you're doing is enough to cover the bills?

We're all on different journeys, even if we are all on the same site right now. I'd like to know what your journey is.

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Re: Approach to working online
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 03:16:10 AM »
I'm in college at the moment so working online is something I do when I have the time. I don't actually do online anything that I could put in a resume, but for now it's good for some extra cash. I spend a lot of time every day in college or studying so having something that I can do at any point of day and not have the commitment to do every day is something that's extremely valuable to me.

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Re: Approach to working online
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 03:22:54 AM »
I have a couple of blogs that I will hopefully monetize, but primarily they are a personal project that will take time to build up that are related to some books I am writing.

Working online is a stop gap, while I am planning things and am in between projects, but I don't see it as long term for me.

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Re: Approach to working online
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 03:48:57 AM »
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I have a couple of blogs that I will hopefully monetize, but primarily they are a personal project that will take time to build up that are related to some books I am writing.

Working online is a stop gap, while I am planning things and am in between projects, but I don't see it as long term for me.

That's how I think it should go, blogs need to have passion to be developed and once it's a well established blog we can think about monetizing it. As for long term online work, I can imagine myself doing it all my life, as a part-time apart from my main work.


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Re: Approach to working online
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2015, 04:29:27 AM »
I'm currently looking for real work now as I freelance write and do blog posts. My long term plan is to excel in my profession but I've always written on the side as a part-time job and hobby. I'm planning to monetize my blog as well and develop a writing portfolio that'll be good enough for publishing companies.

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Re: Approach to working online
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2015, 04:38:45 AM »
I am more into freelance writing. I do work for a few article websites, and content mills. I would say, working online cannot make you loads of money immediately. It would take a lot of time, and effort before you become really successful in this field. I am also planning to build my own online clothing store in the future.

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Re: Approach to working online
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 05:18:26 AM »
When I started working online back in 2008, I wrote articles for websites because I love writing. I made decent money in the first month, thus this pushed me to move forward building my portfolio. I worked on building my websites and they were quite profitable.

Working online gave me the flexibility and the ability to raise my young child. Though it didn't make me rich, but I value the time I had to take care of my children and to be with them. Currently, I have no plan and just work for the extra money, no matter how little it is, to pay the bill.

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Re: Approach to working online
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 06:21:17 AM »
My approach is really that it's just a bit of an extra income stream. I'm a stay at home parent, my husband works full time - so working at home helps us stay that way. When my little one is old enough to go to school, I'll probably return to out of the home work - just because the pay is higher/more reliable.

Ideally I would like to work at home for the convenience, but sometimes I do miss the out of home interaction and so forth.

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Re: Approach to working online
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2015, 08:06:39 AM »
Well since 2008 I have researched the online work world and been scammed and all that stuff that happens when some people start out. 2014 was when I was making an actual income where I could pay my bills or some of them. Jan 2015 things slowly went down hill except for a few good months. And I had some my own issues to work out and this is not me venting but I am going to tell you all what happened to better understand. I had a pretty long work day online starting out. Somedays I would be online from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed with exception to eating and some breaks or errands. I have suffered with depression and anxiety for a very long time but did not seek professional help until this summer. Since then I have started medication which made me feel better but I still have some social anxiety and sometimes still get depressed.

My doctor then referred me to mental health and from there it was suggested I attend therapy though I have no clue when that will start since I am on a very long wait list. And I also yesterday signed the papers to declare bankruptcy because I can't make payments anymore on the things that caused me to go bankrupt. Luckily for me I don't own much other then a old car and PC.

So 2016 will be soon and it will be a new time for me... To start new without any debts and hopefully a start with a therapist. A lot of this does play on my mind and make me feel self loathing towards myself which I guess is just something I feel when I get depressed but I am trying to see the light behind it all. Due to those things going on and constant arguments with my spouse I have been not working like I use to online.

In fact this week is the first time in a long time I had an almost normal schedule with working online. Sorry for sharing so much personal detail but in truth things happen to people which can change the way they think, act feel and approach things. I am glad to be feeling better enough to start working online more.  My goal right now is to make a small amount per month and go from there.

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Re: Approach to working online
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2015, 10:42:50 AM »
My work situation is very unstable, and the severe lack of jobs here is shocking! So I work hard online to generate a few $$$ to supplement my main income, which is quite frankly, shoddy! I'm also using my online work as a cushion, a safety net, whatever you want to call it, in case I find myself without a job.

On top of all that, I really do enjoy doing online work. Who knows, the longer I work online, the more I learn.  -and ultimately, the higher the chances of me finding something more lucrative. I know it's a very long shot, but I'd like nothing more than to quit my regular job and just do this as my main income generator. ** I can only hope and pray that maybe one day....!

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Re: Approach to working online
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2015, 09:00:26 AM »
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Well since 2008 I have researched the online work world and been scammed and all that stuff that happens when some people start out. 2014 was when I was making an actual income where I could pay my bills or some of them. Jan 2015 things slowly went down hill except for a few good months. And I had some my own issues to work out and this is not me venting but I am going to tell you all what happened to better understand. I had a pretty long work day online starting out. Somedays I would be online from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed with exception to eating and some breaks or errands. I have suffered with depression and anxiety for a very long time but did not seek professional help until this summer. Since then I have started medication which made me feel better but I still have some social anxiety and sometimes still get depressed.

My doctor then referred me to mental health and from there it was suggested I attend therapy though I have no clue when that will start since I am on a very long wait list. And I also yesterday signed the papers to declare bankruptcy because I can't make payments anymore on the things that caused me to go bankrupt. Luckily for me I don't own much other then a old car and PC.

So 2016 will be soon and it will be a new time for me... To start new without any debts and hopefully a start with a therapist. A lot of this does play on my mind and make me feel self loathing towards myself which I guess is just something I feel when I get depressed but I am trying to see the light behind it all. Due to those things going on and constant arguments with my spouse I have been not working like I use to online.

In fact this week is the first time in a long time I had an almost normal schedule with working online. Sorry for sharing so much personal detail but in truth things happen to people which can change the way they think, act feel and approach things. I am glad to be feeling better enough to start working online more.  My goal right now is to make a small amount per month and go from there.


That's an incredible journey you've been on, WorkAtHomeGal! I hope things are finally coming together for you and that 2016 is a far better one for you than 2015. We all have our own private battles and there's nothing to be ashamed about in having issues.

It's great that you're being open and honest about it all. That's always the first step.

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Re: Approach to working online
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2015, 03:34:21 PM »
Well, I would love to be able to pay all the bills strictly with online work, but I am realistic enough to know that is unlikely to happen. I would like to find a regular work at home job, and work online writing in the evenings. It seemed like when I had a regular job, I was always writing on or playing on the computer in my spare time, so why not try to do it full time?

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Re: Approach to working online
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2015, 05:02:04 PM »
I work online fulltime to earn a living. Sometimes it is great and other times it is difficult. However, I love to write and my goal is publishing my own books and stories, which is what I do in my spare time.

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Re: Approach to working online
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2015, 09:54:06 AM »
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Well since 2008 I have researched the online work world and been scammed and all that stuff that happens when some people start out. 2014 was when I was making an actual income where I could pay my bills or some of them. Jan 2015 things slowly went down hill except for a few good months. And I had some my own issues to work out and this is not me venting but I am going to tell you all what happened to better understand. I had a pretty long work day online starting out. Somedays I would be online from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed with exception to eating and some breaks or errands. I have suffered with depression and anxiety for a very long time but did not seek professional help until this summer. Since then I have started medication which made me feel better but I still have some social anxiety and sometimes still get depressed.

My doctor then referred me to mental health and from there it was suggested I attend therapy though I have no clue when that will start since I am on a very long wait list. And I also yesterday signed the papers to declare bankruptcy because I can't make payments anymore on the things that caused me to go bankrupt. Luckily for me I don't own much other then a old car and PC.

So 2016 will be soon and it will be a new time for me... To start new without any debts and hopefully a start with a therapist. A lot of this does play on my mind and make me feel self loathing towards myself which I guess is just something I feel when I get depressed but I am trying to see the light behind it all. Due to those things going on and constant arguments with my spouse I have been not working like I use to online.

In fact this week is the first time in a long time I had an almost normal schedule with working online. Sorry for sharing so much personal detail but in truth things happen to people which can change the way they think, act feel and approach things. I am glad to be feeling better enough to start working online more.  My goal right now is to make a small amount per month and go from there.


That's an incredible journey you've been on, WorkAtHomeGal! I hope things are finally coming together for you and that 2016 is a far better one for you than 2015. We all have our own private battles and there's nothing to be ashamed about in having issues.

It's great that you're being open and honest about it all. That's always the first step.

Thanks for the nice comment. I am really hoping 2016 can be a better year which is the aim right now. My earnings online have slightly increased due to me being more active, I hope I can keep that pace up. And you are right being honest about it is a first step. :)

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Re: Approach to working online
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2015, 10:26:26 AM »
At the moment, I am working as a freelancer writer and editor - and yes, the idea is to build up my contacts over time to improve my workload and eventual wage. I still use smaller websites such as PostLoop and SliceThePie for additional income, as I find that I am able to break up my day quite nicely by doing this. It gives me the chance to do some casual work while I think about what I am doing professionally for the rest of the afternoon, which is great really.

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