Online Work is not easy

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  1. Lady350

    Lady350Member

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    I look at how much time I have to spend on the small click jobs it seems like I make no money. I get discouraged sometimes.
     
  2. TuRon Davis

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    You aught to try Microworkers. I make about 10$ a day and 5$ at the least. There is always at least 200+ jobs and once you get going, the money adds up fast. In, addition, what are you currently using to make money?
     
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    It depends on the value of the work you do.
     
  4. ragtimeannie

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    Those kinds of jobs won't pay your bills, but they're great for a little extra pocket change. Don't get discouraged. Keep plugging away, and you'll see results eventually.

    I like to do that kind of work while I'm watching TV. I mean, I'd be wasting time in front of the TV anyway -- why not make a little money while I'm sitting there? And when I get tired of doing it, I quit. The great thing about these jobs is they're small and don't require much of a commitment.

    My favorite sites for extra pocket money include Swagbucks, Viggle, and mTurk. There's also the ShopKick, EasyShift, Field Agent, and GigWalk apps that pay great if you're willing to do a few things when you're out and about.
     
  5. Thejamal

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    The key is not to treat it like a job. Do it when you feel like you have some extra time and the money will add up at the end of the month. Just doing a bit every day can get you and extra $50-$60 a month. Not a whole lot, but I use whatever I make from online jobs as my entertainment budget for the month and it really has helped keep my overall bills down.
     
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    Don't bother with PTC sites, that's just a waste of time. If you have special skills try posting gigs on Fiverr, if you're lucky you'll get regular customers. And I heard that online transcription jobs pay well.
     
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    Think of the alternative: working on the schedule of 'The Owners' (as the late George Carlin called people who have money), having to dress appropriately, having to have patience with the a-holes out there (especially if they can get you fired), having to spend money/time/energy in transport to-&-from somewhere else ... think of how much you're saving!
     
  8. johnnear

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    Yeah it's not easy. If you think working online is a get rich quick scheme then you're going to have a bad time. Yes it's fairly easy to get money online for simple tasks but they're not really that much to begin with and you have to work really hard to get at least $5 a day.
     
  9. Jake

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    I've tried micro task sites with little success. I find it time consuming and it becomes unbearable after sitting through tasks for an hour straight. I have tried other passive income sites like surveys that are sent to me every couple weeks. It feels rewarding if I let the amount stack up until I choose to cash out and not instantly when funds are available. Other rewards sites are actually a good option for quick beer money.
     
  10. SevenWays

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    Indeed as others have said the key is not to treat is as a job. If you take it like a job it defeats the purpose of working from home. It is true that most of the online jobs are pretty low paying, but that stops being a problem when you make an effort to have your online work coincide at least partially with your hobbies. After all we all waste so much time online, and no one paid us a cent!

    About the amount of pay, it depends on which field you work in, obviously the more specialised it is the higher the pay will be. What pays very little is what anyone with a brain can do. If you have any specific skills learn who could need your skills, use them, perfect them, and most of all learn how to sell yourself. That's the hardest part, sometimes you know you're the right person for a job, but whoever hires you has to receive that message!

    If you have a main source of income you can plan for the money you earn online to be those you spend for your small personal pleasures. If you don't, it might be hard to live solely on online income, at least at the beginning. But you'll find out two enormous pluses: your overall costs are reduced very much because you don't need to maintain a car with its taxes, fuel and repair jobs, and you'll see your quality of life dramatically increase when you don't need to commute every morning. The hours spent commuting have been found to have a correlation with the perceived levels of happiness.

    In the end, then, you'll perhaps have a little less money, but you will need less of it anyway, and you'll be able to go look at the sea on a bright summer morning instead of being trapped in an office.
     
  11. eppie

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    PTC sites are only advisable if you can bring in lots of referrals, whether rented or direct. I have a small website where I can promote and get a lot of free referrals and I am earning around $50 a month. I have a friend that invests in PTC premium memberships that earns a lot more than I do but he treats his PTC activities like he would a regular business. So I really believe it doesn't matter what kind of online job/program you're into >> your earnings will always depend on the efforts that you put into it (time, money & techniques/strategies). :)
     
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  12. Denis Hard

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    Most online jobs never are easy. And because there are thousands of people willing to make a little bit when they have some free time what you can earn [from online jobs isn't much]. Unless you get a job that pays you per hour [I've seen a few on outsourcing sites] and you set your own rates then online jobs should only be done when you have some free time.

    But the kind of places you should avoid at all costs are PTC sites. Most people eventually end up getting scammed.
     
  13. GemmaRowlands

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    You will find that if you actually have a skill, you will be able to use that to your advantage. For example if you are a good writer, you will be able to sell your articles to the right people for a fair amount of money. You should remember, though, that if you are signing up to something that is very easy to do, that is just clicking for example, then chances are you will never be able to make a lot of money because it is something that anybody could do. Whereas if you have a skill that not everybody has, people will be willing to pay you a lot more for it.
     
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    The problem with online work is the overwhelming amount of people you are competing with for those small amounts of money. The more and more people come to try it out, the less the websites can pay you since no matter how much the decrease they pay, there seems to always be someone to do it.
    What you need is to distinguish yourself from the crowd, you can try putting a few gigs on fiverr, or if you have some linguistic skill, maybe try transcription or translating work.
     
  15. Lady350

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    Thank you, I will try this site.


    I wrote for a few sites and it did pay okay, but it didn't last. Do you have any writing job sites you want to share?
     
  16. TuRon Davis

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    Have you ever tried or heard of Slice the Pie? This is a site that will pay you every Tuesday and Friday as long as you have at least 10 dollars in your account. What you would be doing is reviewing music by listening to at least 90 seonds of a song and type an honest review and rate it 1-10. This should make you about $5-$10 a day.

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    The thing about slicethepie is that you need to work at it for several days to get your rating to a good enough level to be able to cash out that amount at a consistent rate. One of the other complaints I've heard is that after you hear a song you can't really hear it again. As an avid music enthusiast that actually makes me really sad.
     
  18. LuckyGirl08

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    There are a lot of online opportunities, you just have to search for them. I was a little skepitcal at first because there are a whole lot of scams online. When I first started, I joined a site for free. I didn't make much but it was some pocket change. I think that people who work from home doing sales make more money now days. That is what I am doing now.
     
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    Many people have thoughts that working online is an easy job. In reality it is not. Sometimes people gets so envy that you have extra earnings by doing it online. Determination is the key to success in this kind of field. This is not a type of job that you'd get rich quickly.
     
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    Why are you settling for small click jobs when there is a myriad of online jobs out there that pay better? Well I have to agree with you that online work isn't easy. Come to think of it though, no job has ever been easy. Even blue-collar jobs have their fair share of challenges. People in the upper echelons of the corporate world don't have it easy directing the future of their respective companies. I try to find an online job that pays decently (depending on my effort) and lets me enjoy every bit of it. I currently have one now and so far so good. Try to find a job that's within your comfort zone and gives you enough time to look for a full-time job as well.