How many of you pay your bills through some form of online biz?

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  1. Dave Collado profile image59
    Dave Colladoposted 8 years ago

    After 12yrs of supporting my family through my WordPress biz I'd be interested to know how many others also pay their bills through WP or some other form of online business?

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      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think that is something people should answer to on the internet

      1. Dave Collado profile image59
        Dave Colladoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Don't worry I'm not the irs. I don't need to know figures just if anyone has done it? I think it takes a  special type of grit and determination to believe in yourself, and to have faith in your abilities, and that's something I admire very much.

    2. Cardisa profile image87
      Cardisaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I work full time from home as a writer. Most of my income comes from freelancing, but I get a payment from Google and every few months and a payment from Hubpages each month.

      Does that answer your question?

    3. Dale Hyde profile image81
      Dale Hydeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't pay specific bills with online activities, but my online earnings have bought some big ticket items for the household over the years. smile

    4. kaiyan717 profile image83
      kaiyan717posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have been living off my online work for about 4 years now.  Got to love it.

      1. Dave Collado profile image59
        Dave Colladoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's awesome Kaiyan717^!

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 8 years ago

    I think the question is asking people as to whether or not they are supporting families by whatever they do online whether it is affiliate marketing, through writing sites, etc.

    Most will say they do okay.  Most won't divulge their earnings.  In fact it is against HP TOS to divulge earnings.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was responding to this:
      " I'd be interested to know how many others also pay their bills... "
      I still say it is something we should not announce to others

      Where is no ones business

  3. lions44 profile image94
    lions44posted 8 years ago

    I work in the industry and I still don't bank online.  There's fraud in regular "paper" banking, but there's something about the digital process that still gives me pause. I will eventually have to move to online and remote deposit capture, but for now, I'm staying old school.

    1. Cardisa profile image87
      Cardisaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think you misunderstand the OP. He was not asking about online banking but rather earning an income online through passive income or eCommerce or any other online opportunity.

  4. RanaKm profile image50
    RanaKmposted 8 years ago

    I have not made a single dime from the internet yet! I mean I'm seeing numbers for cents increasing daily but that's totally not the purpose I wanna reach with my finance online! I really need to know how to make that happen sad I've been trying for 6-7 months now and I've never redeemed anything to my Paypal account, it has been always empty...

    I wish I can reach my goal of working online as I'm really working hard for it but sometimes I'm just backing up due to several reasons including not getting any money transferred to my account yet and that I focused on working offline to pay bills,food and rent because I can never depend on the internet for now, I hope I find myself depending on it in some other time in the very very near future because I really think I need that!!!!!

  5. RanaKm profile image50
    RanaKmposted 8 years ago

    By the way, what is WP biz? I know WP but I don't know "biz" ?

    1. Dave Collado profile image59
      Dave Colladoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      WP biz, I just mean anything having something to do with WordPress. Could be anything from writing a blog, design, tweaks, seo, maintenance etc. Over the years I've landed several gigs on twitter using simple search operators like "wordpress  how ? -filter:links" or "wordpress does anyone ? -filter:links" The initial jobs are always small, but once you gain their trust they can become very profitable.

      By the way RanaKm, checking out your work, one thing I think that might be great for you is this website Patreon makes it possible for users to pledge a dollar amount of their choice to you, and you get paid every time you release new work. Some creators make as much as 10 times what they would make off adds on youtube. It's kinda like having groupies, and I know you have a pretty decent following on twitters lol. The work would still be the same work for you, it would still be free to view, but this just gives your audience an opportunity to give a little back. Similarly some creators offer special incentives to patrons. Anyhow, check it out!

  6. brakel2 profile image76
    brakel2posted 8 years ago

    I have used money from eHow and HP  and Adsense to pay bills and buy clothes HH items. I just got my first payout from Adsense. I don't make oodles of money, but I am proud of my writing and incidental income.

    1. Dave Collado profile image59
      Dave Colladoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing brakel2! It certainly is a great feeling isn't it.

  7. RanaKm profile image50
    RanaKmposted 8 years ago

    Thank you so much for the useful info! I really appreciate it and I'm gonna check this site out smile You got me feeling enthusiastic now, I see you have a lot of experience in working online and stuff and I would love it to get some advice from you.
    Is this Patreon international though?
    Thank you!

    1. Dave Collado profile image59
      Dave Colladoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Any time! Here is everything you need to know about patreon

      1. RanaKm profile image50
        RanaKmposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I've read the FAQ and I've made an account! I'll see how things go there! Thank you for your suggestion! If you have more websites like Hubpages and this Patreon site then please do share them big_smile

        1. Dave Collado profile image59
          Dave Colladoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Alright... I'll share one more with you, but that's it. Lol Check out

          1. RanaKm profile image50
            RanaKmposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Haha thank you!! Do you have anything with Revenue sharing systems? For photos, videos and or articles..
            I know these but I 've never felt enthusiastic into trying them out especially after reading some reviews about them:
            demand studios

            and some others - Can't remember them all..
            I didn't join these for many reasons including low popularity, bad contributor rights, didn't like FAQS, low earnings, bad support, no trust  and others...
            I want a site that offers revenue sharing from multiple streams and not just Google adsense, for example chitika, kontera,, casale media, popads and all these affiliate cpm networks that give high revenues..
            Depending on just google adsense, amazon and ebay sucks! Because not all people are good at making readers buy from amazon or ebay, and Google adsense alone is not enough at all...

  8. RanaKm profile image50
    RanaKmposted 8 years ago

    Oh btw no, I barely have followers on twitter, I just rarely use this site! I've always hate it big_smile it's just boring and I've had my account there open for about 3-4 years with 115-130 followers and I open it once every 3 months haha.. What I mostly love to use is Facebook and I'm working on getting likes to my pages there..

  9. Lionrhod profile image79
    Lionrhodposted 8 years ago

    I supported myself with 2 online crafts businesses for about a decade. Then a house fire destroyed my computers (and thus my contact with my customers and with it my paypal account -- to this day, I pray the b******s at paypal sent the money back to the folks for anything outstanding) my websites (which we couldn't afford to renew while we were recovering) as well as all my tools and thousands of dollars of supplies. Ack!  We'd just upgraded all our casting equipment.

    I won't even mention how much of my writing I lost.

    (LOL so if anything, a reminder for small business folks to invest in house insurance!)

    Years later, we still haven't really recovered.

    Ah well, I guess I needed the lesson of not being attached to the material. Hubby, me, the cat and the dog all got out safe. The cat was MIA for 7 weeks but eventually came home safe. Meanwhile we were blessed by a 2nd cat joining our family within 12 hours of the fire--he found hubby in a parking lot and literally jumped into his arms.

    Presently hubby teaches ballroom dance and I work as a psychic and am once again beginning to work towards selling my writing online as well as pimping my books.

    If SEO and social media hadn't changed drastically in the past few years I'd be a happier person.

    Despite the challenges, I'm learning how to do it all over again. It's not as easy as it used to be, but I still believe it's possible to pay at least a good portion of your bills by working online.


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