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Is working online really worth it?

Updated on October 30, 2010

Is working online really worth it?

After being online for almost 10 months the question of is working online really worth it comes to mind. You spend so much of your time either writing articles or taking photos to be posted online. Then it’s time to promote your work in hope that someone, somewhere in the world will come across you work. You can spend hours, days and even weeks writing only to earn a few pennies. Taking photos can also be hard work just getting that right photo that you think will earn you some cash.

Promoting you work I would say is harder work then writing your articles in the first place. It can be hard and frustrating getting people to you website, your pages for them to see what you have spent the last day or so doing. Ok it seems easy for the few of you out there but to the rest of us it dam right hard work. Posting here, posting there, to get your page seem by other people can take a lot of your time. Sometime you just sit there and think is it really worth all my time, doing all of that for just a handful of pennies. It not much if you count the hours of work you have done to get you work published to the internet and then all the promoting you have done to.

It's tough

It’s tough and it’s rough out there in the big world of the World Wide Web. Sometimes you can publish something and you get hit after hit and you wonder where they have come from because you published something similar or in the same vain and it didn’t do anything. It’s hard to know what people want to read, see or what the flavour of the month is. Working online and earning large amount of money doesn’t happen overnight. Time, over time your published work will earn you money you just have to hang in there and give it a chance. People who come to working online in hopes of making money, thinking it won’t be to long before the $$$ will be rolling in and I’ll live the life I dreamed about, heard about, those internet millionaire. Sadly it doesn’t happen like that, it’s only the few who know how to work the system, pulling the right strings, pushing the right button to make the make the money we all dream about, being in the right place at the right time.

So going back to the question is working online really worth it, well that all depends on you. You can only answer that question, for me, yes it is, not earning large amount of money at mo, but over time who knows what my work will earn, you just have to hang in there and see what happens. Hang in there you will be paid for your work you have spent hours doing, it’s time, time will pay you. If you’ve publish your work it will sit there for everyone to see until you decide to take it down. Think of your work as a one off payment, payment being your time, you don’t have to do any more to it, just let the magic of the internet do its bit.

Where to Promote

The internet never sleeps, its open 24/7, 365 days with almost 7 billion people on the planet almost 2 billion have internet access so someone somewhere on the planet of ours will come to you webpage and view your work that you have spent your time doing. Facebook and twitter have so many members so it’s important that you promote your work there to your friends. Facebook is interesting as you don’t need thousands of friends yourself, post your work to your wall, your friends will then see it and your friend friends will see it also, although you are not friends with your friend friends. I also use RedGage as a backlink which is really good as you are getting paid twice for you work, whatever work you put on Hubpages you can put on RedGage and be paid twice as RedGage pays you the number of people that have seen your work.

Take care and have fun


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    • Arren123 profile image

      Arren123 6 years ago from UK

      Thank you Lizam1 maybe you have sorted it out but here's a link for you if you have not :)

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      Lizam1 6 years ago from Victoria BC

      Hi, tried to sign up for redgage but nothing worked. Is there a secret door you can point me to? Thanks for the helpful hubs!

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Hi Kevin-I can't believe I just noticed your a hubber. I saw it on your Redgage profile page. So glad to be a new follower. I'm Minnetonka Twin here on hubpages and sis is Healing touch. Loved your article here and we've both learned that it takes time and commitment to make money. You are doing so well on Redgage which is always an inspiration to me. Happy New Year Kevin :-)

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      jenubouka 6 years ago

      Great hub, inspiring because online work is not a weekly or biweely paycheck. It could be cents today and hundreds tomorrow. OR a couple of tomorrows

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      KristineWrites 7 years ago

      So true. It is a tough world, and can mean working and working and not seeing the profits right away, which is always so tough.

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      Laura Deibel 7 years ago from Aurora

      It's good to know others feel this way. Not to mention, the rules change on the Internet frequently. Good luck!