Can you honestly say you're wealthy because of the internet?

Jump to Last Post 1-10 of 10 discussions (11 posts)
  1. ProCW profile image80
    ProCWposted 10 years ago

    1 for yes
    2 for no

    smile

  2. VioletSun profile image78
    VioletSunposted 10 years ago

    No, I am not wealthy because of the internet or else I wouldn't have joined hubpages to make some money off  Google Adsense.  smile  (I haven't earned a cent by the way, but enjoy Hubpages anyway).   However, I can honestly say that the internet  may not be providing me with a 6 figure salary,  but I I earn a little less yearly than what  I used to earn during my better years in banking, but without the expenses of commuting and having to dress up.

    Most folks think of the internet as opening a business online, and which I have done, but one can also work for high earning website owners and earn an income, and this is where my partner and I are doing well with. Maybe I will write a hub about this.

  3. profile image0
    pgrundyposted 10 years ago

    Wealthy no. But I do get enough work to make a decent living.

  4. ProCW profile image80
    ProCWposted 10 years ago

    Pretty interesting stuff. Keeping it in mind and wishing you both more success! Who else?

  5. rapmanual profile image35
    rapmanualposted 10 years ago

    1.5...most of the money i make now is because of the internet, but I don't consider myself wealthy.

  6. FSS profile image49
    FSSposted 10 years ago

    only hard core internet marketers get wealthy off the internet.  you have to have a very unique website that offers value that people can get very few places.  if you have these two things, you can and will get rich off the internet.

  7. Mark Bennett profile image52
    Mark Bennettposted 10 years ago

    I guess it depends how you define wealthy.

    If you have money coming in while you sleep, you're wealthier than if you don't.

    If you earn $4,000 an hour, you might have a lot of cash, but you're not really wealthy.

    If you earn $2,000 a month, but it happens whether you get out of bed or not, and rent plus food plus medical is $1,800 a month, then you are wealthy, I'd say. Wealthier than the guy who has to get up each morning and strap on his power suit.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Are you saying you've achieved that?   I know only a few people who have, and they worked their butts off - harder and longer than a full-time job - for a couple of years to get to that point.

      The get-rich-quick gurus like to imply it's easy, but I've yet to see any evidence of it.

      This is a good thread which pretty much says it all. It's worth reading all the way through!

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/2129

  8. profile image0
    friend earthposted 10 years ago

    Yes.
    I truly believe the internet can make a decent amount of money.

  9. Bruce Bostwick profile image73
    Bruce Bostwickposted 10 years ago

    Not at this moment in time but that could change later.

    It would depend on what you mean by wealthy.

  10. Mark Bennett profile image52
    Mark Bennettposted 10 years ago

    Marisa, anyone who has established any kind of business has worked their butts off for a few years.

    The question is whether or not someone is "wealthy" after doing so.

    I would say that if you have an income that doesn't require any time to earn, and it exceeds your basic living expenses, then you are wealthy. Even if that income is only $200 per month.

    Sadly, my living expenses exceed $1800 per month, and I do not choose to reduce my lifestyle, so I am not yet wealthy by that definition. I still need to do a certain amount of "hours for dollars" work.

    My fault entirely - some bad financial decisions (or rather, bad choices of financial partners) earlier in my life.

    However, my internet income means that I don't have to strap on a power suit and do a 40 hour - or more - corporate week. And if I were to move to Fiji or Barbados I could live on it quite comfortably without trading time for money to top it up.

    But I want to keep living in one of the more expensive parts of the world. I have a thing about first-world health care ...

    ... so I can't call myself "wealthy".

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)