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Making serious money on line

Updated on March 28, 2015


Is this how you feel trying to get started?
Is this how you feel trying to get started? | Source


Firstly.When looking at Making money online from home,do no just join hundreds of sites that you will forget you are a member of, you will not have time to work on them properly.Yet annoyingly the opposite is true, do not put all your eggs in one basket, as if they suddenly become Google's next enemy, you have lost all of your income.

I started my journey to work on line in 2009. My confidence was at an all time low. I was fed up of feeling trapped at home , feeling like I was not contributing to the family income. It is hard to be a stay at home mum with no personal income of your own , if you have worked before having children, you will know the difference and how it affects your self esteem.

The lack of income also gets to you, having to refuse children even small things because your family budget can not afford any extras. I do not want my children to be spoilt brats. I would like to treat them to the odd trip to a movie or something though.

So , I guessed, if I can not get to a place of employment. Employment can come to me. Oh dear. I was under the misconception that If I was willing to work hard. I would get a decent income.

Whilst it is true that I stepped off the gas for a while, and became so overwhelmed I just gave in. I did earn a little bit. Enough to treat my children to a movie. Buy a few extras at Christmas and invest in a printer /scanner.This is my main reason for writing this Hub page. because I know that there will be people who just want all the hype taken out and just some straight forward , honest direction.

So this year I came back with avengence. I had the basic knowledge and had met a few great people. But things move fast in the internet world of work. What was an earner yesterday. May not be worth much today.

Such as the pay to click sites I started over a year ago. They were great when I first started. And I found out they had been even better a year before. People were earning hundreds by being members of a few pay to click sites. Spending 20 minutes on each, a couple of hours a day.

However, the value of these clicks started to come down. They went from 10 p per click to 5 p and 2p . Some now pay in points and when converted are not even a penny a click. I keep my ear to the ground though. As with the on line work, things may change. We are in a recession and the companies that advertise are having to cut their advertising budgets. Richer times should bring richer prospects , hopefully.

Any way,where can I earn money on line now?

There are two places you need. Yes you need places to work. But it is invaluable that you have places you can go to for constant advice and help.

If you are in the UK. A great place to make sure websites are not scams are

Money saving expert.

This is a non profit site. The forum tab on the top is where people like you and me chat about every sort of life aspect. Look in the Up your income forum thread for advice on working from home.

A great US site I have come across for this is WAHM and its Forum.

These guys advertise work but also check out if websites and job offers are for real.

If you ever worry that a review you have come across is not genuine. Check in one of these two places. Some one is bound to have come across it.

In addition PTC Investigations is another great place to check out if sites you find are worthy of your time and are safe.

Remember you are at work and organise yourself!

We really are busy, hey!
We really are busy, hey! | Source

Places to start your new work at home job

Well if you are reading this and love reading and writing, then right here is a great place to start. At Hub Pages.

Write articles similar to the one you are reading on subjects you wish to. There are affiliate programs such as Google Adsense and Amazon. You earn a share of the revenue when some one clicks on the adverts.

Do not be tempted to EVER click on google adverts if you have an affiliate account with them. You would be going against there terms of agreement. And they WILL close your account.

If you like jobs like these. Another site that is very similar to Hub Pages is Squidoo. You do the same as here, read the FAQ of the site before you start, so you know what is and isn't acceptable, then write away.

It is also a good tip to be active with other members if you wish to further yourself in these communities. Social networking is the only way to keep your views up to an acceptable level before you get naturally high views from search engine traffic.

Micro jobs for less of a commitment

If you feel these jobs take more time and concentration that you have. You can do small and quick jobs that add up over time. A great place that I feel pays well is Microworkers. You do small tasks , such as like a Facebook page etc. For a small pay of $0.30 or similar. But the task takes less than 2 minutes and you accumulate a few. Whenever you can fit it in.

Similar to Microworkers and from a very well known company. Amazon's Mturks is the same type of job as Microworkers, but for less pay. However , there is a bigger list of jobs to choose from.

Then there are your questions and answer sites.

The two I have come across and can recommend are. and

Webanswers is a google affiliate site. You do not earn any money from itself. Rather , you need an Adsense account. Search for google adsense.

You get 60 % of all clicks when people click the adverts on your awarded answers. And a percentage of the pool of unawarded answers. Google have a minimum payout of $100 in the US. £60 in the UK and 70 in Euros. Once you reach this you will be paid the month after you qualify for payment.

Mahalo I am pretty new with. But it is a legitimate site. You can do tasks such as How to's or answer questions and get a $1 an answer. That is a mahalo dollar. It translates to 0.75 cents and you have to hit $150 Mahalo dollars to request payment. I am not Mahalo's favourite fan, yet it is worth a mention.

My advice is never stop learning. Never stop reading. And never stop finding what others are doing. We work as a team on line.

Good luck on your working at home journey. Ddraigcoch x

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  • Ddraigcoch profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from UK

    Thank you Arren, yes writing online seems to not have taken off as much as other countries. I am meeting quite a few now though.

  • Arren123 profile image


    7 years ago from UK

    Thank you for a wonderful Hub, so nice to see that you are from the UK, I did find it not to start with working online, but over time you learn and things become a little easy. Yeah to right, always learning something new. Voted up, all the best for the rest of 2012 :)

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    Cyber Scribe 

    8 years ago from Cyber Space

    It was easy to get started, but it was a year before I saw any money.

  • Ddraigcoch profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from UK

    Jeannie thank you for your support and glad you enjoyed this hub.

    Juzamin. I would recommend google adsense at the very least.

    KoffeeKlatch Gals , Thank you for the compliment and I am intrigued by your name and by the hub I commented on. Are you in some sort of group? I am asking because I am a member of moneysavingexpert and love learning from groups as those. Message me if you like.

  • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

    Susan Hazelton 

    8 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Great sound advice. Well written and well researched. Rated up and useful.

  • Juzamin profile image


    8 years ago from Australia

    Great hub! I haven't activated Google Adsense and Amazon yet, but I will start doing that now. Thanks!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile image

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks for sharing this information! I saw your profile on and thought I would visit you here as well. I will definitely become of your followers.

  • Ddraigcoch profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from UK

    Thank you for your compliment kashmir. And thank you for your warm welcome and kind words Eiddwen.x

  • Eiddwen profile image


    8 years ago from Wales

    Hi Ddraigcoch,

    This hub is great , very well presented and easy to follow.

    I wil be looking up some of your links later.

    I am bookmarking this one and giving a useful/up also.

    I hope that you enjoy being a member of this warm community here on HP as much as I am.

    Take care


  • kashmir56 profile image

    Thomas Silvia 

    8 years ago from Massachusetts

    Hi Ddraigcoch, a very well written and informational hub !

  • Ddraigcoch profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from UK

    Thank you Nicole. I still have a lot to learn myself. So much to absorb.x

  • nicole69 profile image


    8 years ago from Canada

    I like your article, you just taught me a few things.:)Thanks


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