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Money and working online

Updated on July 22, 2012

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Money and working online

We all need money to buy food, pay the rent and so on, but over the last few years jobs are becoming hard to find. In the UK we had a good number of people pouring into the country looking for work. This is making it harder for people from the UK to find jobs for themselves having to compete with someone from another country. Wages haven’t gone up anywhere near enough over recent years and people are now finding that they have very little or if any spare cash to spend on something nice. I fear that it will take some years before we see an upturn in the job market with some kind of decent wages.

Internet cash

Many people turning their heads towards earning some extra cash and indeed maybe a living from the internet. People are making their computer work for them instead of playing games. If you have a computer the internet and some spare time, why not start earning from the internet. Making you computer work for you, making some extra money in this hard times we are seeing today.

Writer or photographer

There are many websites that you can earn some extra cash from. If you are a writer or maybe you like taking photos, you can be paid for you work. Just upload and wait for the money to start to pour in, if only it does. When you first start working online, and yes the word is work, you will only earn pennies to start with. You may even think is it all worth it, is it worth sitting writing just to earn a few pennies. Stick with it, believe in it, and believe that one day you will earn more than pennies. More often than not people give up, give up trying because they can’t see beyond the pennies. They can’t see that in time those pennies grow in $$$.

Sticking with it

When I first started earning online it took me what seemed forever to earn my first dollar. I was so happy earning my first dollar. I know it sounds really silly, what can a dollar buy you? But over time my pennies which I was earning soon start to turn into dollars per day. I stuck with it, some days I often question the idea. Why was I putting so much time into something that only paid pennies? I believed that given time it would work, I would be earning more than pennies.

Now days

These days my monthly income is around $240-$280 and I hope to break $300 very soon. Earning online is long team, I aim to be earning enough money in 3 years to finally give up my full time job which I bitterly hate and it’s the hate I have for my job that as kept me working online, putting in the hours, knowing that one day it will all pay off

No secret!

These days people ask how comes I’ve earned so much, what is my secret. There is no secret it just down to sticking with it, putting in the hours. Believing it will work that one day I will be earning more than pennies. If you don’t believe I guess it doesn’t work.

Thank you for viewing, take care and have fun

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Exactly that if you believe it will work definitely you will keep going to make it right I have been writing for many years and all the time believed it will get better and it did.

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you NateB11 :)

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you Brad, Continued success to you too :)

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I agree that it takes a lot of patience and determination to make money writing online. I can only do this part time right now as I have 2 other obligations at this time. I didn't get my first payout from HubPages for about 7 months, then it took another 2 months to get my next one. Now I am atleast getting a payout once a month and it is growing. I am so glad Ididn't give up when I thought about it. I am determined to spend more time writing and make this grow. Patience and determination pays off! Great hub, voted up and more! Have a great day! :)

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      honeybee2u 5 years ago from PNG

      I totally agree with you. Working online for money requires patience and a consistent effort. Voted up.

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      Aman Thakur 5 years ago from India

      Your hub has really inspired me to stick with my online writing. I have started my journey of hubpages few months back in the anticipation of earning some fast cash. But soon I realized that its not an one day rocket science instead requires patience and constant hard work.

      Now, I have rejuvenated my energy and back again with double the zeal and determined enough to attain success here.

      Thanks for sharing such an inspirational hub!!!!!!!!!Voted up and shared.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I completely agree with the idea to stick... Patience is the greatest virtue... I feel..

      As an example.... when I started with adsense here... I earned like 2 to 3 cents a day... in time they have increased to an average of 20 cents... and I certainly hope for a better future :)

      Nice hub

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      point2make 5 years ago

      Thanks for the encouragement. What you say is very true...pennies do turn into dollars if we stick with it and continue to work hard. I too want to work full time on the internet within the next three years. Good hub....well done...voted up.

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      Emma 5 years ago from UK

      I recognize your screen capture and would love to know the secret to that as I am not even near $2 there.

      I was burnt out a bit since and took a break, I was on one platform or the other every hour of the day. I am hoping my mojo is back to stay now.

      Very encouraging hub.

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Thank you very much for sharing your experience in working online. It is really true you will not get anything if you will just sit around. Need to give time and effort to earn. I am glad you wrote that it takes years to gain and people will understand that it will not take snap to earn. voted up!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I take it that when you first believe then it can happen. Voted up.

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      Udhayakumar G K 5 years ago

      Great...

      Thanks,

      Udhayakumar G K

      http://saijava.blogspot.in/

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      Patty Kenyon 5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Useful and Interesting...as well as very encouraging!!!

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      Nathan Bernardo 5 years ago from California, United States of America

      Very encouraging. Like a lot of things, sounds like it takes time and work. I can relate to having a bad job. Lots of them like that.

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Awesome hub my friend. Everything that you mentioned in regards to putting in the hours and sticking with it is so true. I also think it's pretty amazing that you are earning the type of income you are monthly from your online activities. You are definitely an inspiration my man. Voted up, awesome, shared, and liked on Facebook. Continued success to you Kev! :)

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you Forlanda :)

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you Wetnosedogs, glad I'm not the only, it keeps me going :)

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you Vox Vocis

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you Tsrnaudova :)

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you Stephanie B Crosby, oh yeah long term for sure and many people don't understand that :)

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you Precy Anza, stick with it and see those pennies grow :)

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      MarieAlice 5 years ago from Peru

      working hard is definetly the secret!!! thanks for sharing!!!

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you Rhonda M

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you Remaniki

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you Rajan Jolly

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      Andrew 5 years ago from Rep Boston MA

      Congratz on your earnings online - your certainly an inspiration for anyone aiming at making thousands online. I hope you achieve your goals of quitting your job and living off passive online income, im sure its one of the end goals of everyone who tries to earn money online.

      Best wishes,

      ~thranax~

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      This is great. Encourages those of us just starting out to stick with it. Are you earning this money just through Hub Pages, or do you use other online avenues to make that money as well?

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      lilmama4273 5 years ago

      Very nice hub. Keep focus and you should be able to get where you want to. I just have to remember that for myself so thank you for reminding me.

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      Juancho Forlanda 5 years ago from US of A

      Arren123, thanks for posting this. It helps remind others like us that in most cases, it does take time to really earn money on the Internet. Just staying focused over time will turn pennies into dollars, then dollars into hundreds of dollars, and later into thousands of dollars a month. Again thanks!

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      I hate my day job, too.

      Encouraging hub. Thanks.

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      Most popular blogs have been started just for personal needs and interests, or as hobbies with no SEO in mind. People enjoyed what they were doing and eventually, these hobbies turned into profitable businesses. Because these blogs were their owners' passions, they worked on them daily. A mix of hard work and pleasure is obviously the key to success. Nice hub, Arren :)

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      Tsvetana Kodjabasheva 5 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      Great thoughts here, Arren, it is indeed the constant efforts that will make it possible. Voted up.

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      Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago from New Jersey

      I love that you emphasize the long term. You are right that a lot of people just jump into online ventures expecting to make top dollar or hundreds within weeks. They really have to be realistic and think about how "the pennies" will turn into dollars eventually.

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      precy anza 5 years ago from USA

      Wow! As others say, this is one inspiring hub! :) You inspired us all to stick with it :) Voted up!

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      Rhonda Malomet 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      If you keep at it it keeps growing!

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Arren,

      Thanks to Rajan, I found this hub and how glad I am to be here. Nice hub. Truly inspiring. Thank you for the knowledge. Yes, it is the belief that counts and turns pennies into dollars. Perseverance and patience are the need of the hour. Thanks again. Cheers, Rema

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Arren, I agree belief is of utmost importance in whatever one does. To have a positive attitude and persist at it. It easier said than done but time will show it pays.

      Good motivational hub. vored up, useful and interesting. Shared.