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Making Money Online Isn't Easy

Updated on December 10, 2010

 If someone tells you it is, either they're doing well and they've forgotten how hard it is in the beginning, or they are lying.It can be easy once you have a passive income stream (or better yet, set of streams) set up and flowing nicely. But this can take years to establish, and for most people who make money online, it does take years.

If you want to make money online, look forward to hours and hours everyday of working, and being bored with the tediousness and frustration of doing the same things day in and day out.

There's no one to keep you motivated except yourself. It's all up to YOU to get yourself going every day, and do what needs to be done.

If you write articles for residual income, eventually you will start to see a steady flow of income from work you've done in the past. But it really is worth it, especially when you see and article you wrote two years ago steadily making you five or ten bucks every month. Not all of your articles will make this kind of return, many will make a dollar or less a month, some pennies, and the occasional article none at all.

But if you figure that the average article makes about a dollar per month, you can estimate how many articles you will need in your library (over many sites if you are smart!) to make a decent, livable residual income. If you need 5000 dollars a month to live comfortably, and you can regularly write 5 articles a day, then you can easily reach a livable passive income withing about two and a half years.

I've been writing for three years, but I don't make even close to that, only less than a thousand a month. The point I'm trying to make is that no, it isn't easy. It's boring. But it certainly is doable, and there are many people out there doing it.


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      damian0000 6 years ago from Belfast

      Very nice hub and encouraging for us all, thank you! :-)

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      You are absolutely right, making money is not easy on the internet. But, it is possible with a lot of hard work and time. You have the right idea. voted up and awesome.

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      Stephanie Hicks 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      It can be done. Just be prepared for months, if not years, of work!

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      Lydia McCarter 6 years ago from The Murder Mitten

      Great, factual article. People get the impression that making money online can be easy due to all the scams. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication.

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      lovetherain 6 years ago from Untited States

      @Damien....I'm glad you found encouragemment in my hub:)

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      lovetherain 6 years ago from Untited States

      @Koffeeclatch...thank you for your kind words:)

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      lovetherain 6 years ago from Untited States

      @Stephhicks... i agree, and mine is years:)

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      lovetherain 6 years ago from Untited States

      @LSpel...hard work and dedication are key:)

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for an interesting hub and the reminder that perseverance is necessary to earn a significant income from online writing.

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      If it was easy to make money online everyone would be doing it. But if you put in the time and work need to do it in time it will pay off.

      Great hub!!!

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