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How I Made Money Online

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When I was a kid, I had thought up of making a website and earning a living off of it.

Many years later, however, I don’t have a dot com website to my name, but somehow I realized my dream! I made money off the internet.

Before anything else, I am not here to brag. The income I earned was small. It was only a few dollars a month, less than a hundred dollars if you want to narrow it down some more.  Frankly, however, I did not care for the amount I got. “I did it,” I told myself, and that was all that mattered.

I first started with building a website. I studied HTML and got some free webhosting. Free because I was a student at that time and all I had to invest was my time. I then pumped it full of ads. Embarrassing, I know, but that was how I started. Unfortunately, that did not work. It had terrible traffic, and revenues from GoogleAdsense was also very low.  To profit properly from Adsense, I had to have thousands of visitors, and some had to click on ads.

My next attempt was opening an online shop. I opened an account on etsy, but realized I lacked the skill to make arts and crafts. Then I learned about RedBubble .

RedBubble.com is a website for creative people. You just make a design, upload it, and apply it to their various products available, such as shirts, phone cases and mugs.  I thought those were cool, and I had always wanted to have my own merch.  It sounded easy enough. I could make some art stuff. Everytime I would make some art, I’d share them on tumblr. Some gets noticed and gets reblogged a couple of times. Those had links to my shop, which helped in making my sales. Every month, the profit I made from my shop were transferred to paypal, which I then widrew to my bank.

If you want to take a look at my shop, just click this link. Perhaps an on-line shop such as this is the one for you.

However, if visual art is not your thing, there are a lot of ways one can earn from the internet now. Here are ten ways you can make money from the internet:

  1. Be a virtual assistant
  2. Be a virtual tutor
  3. Be an affiliate marketer
  4. Write a blog
  5. Open an online store
  6. Write an e-book (I read that nonfiction is easier to make than fiction)
  7. Be a youtuber. You need to have a large following to enable displaying ads and livestreaming.
  8. Take paid surveys.
  9. Make an App.
  10. Be an online transcriptionist

If you got the skill, you can make some money from the internet.

What about you? Are you earning an income from blogging? Or perhaps using blogging as a way to improve or promote another business? Any more money-making ideas you would like to share? Let’s talk about them in the comments.

Thank you and have a nice day.

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A Reason to Stop Trying

A writer needs an audience to be able to make a living out of his craft. He needs patrons to support him.

Without an audience, without readers, a writer’s endeavour might as well be a hobby.  Hobbies do not bring home the bacon.

Building an audience takes time and effort. Building an audience also needs support.

I’m afraid I don’t have any support at home for becoming a writer.  Some people do not understand that you need to connect with your audience to make them want to support you financially as an author. No great writer can be successful in his field if he does not have a good network of people to back him up, and help get his work out to the world.

I am trying to build my foundation, but I can’t seem to do it.

 


Blogging is About Sharing

shareUnlike a diary or a journal meant for no one else’s eyes but ourselves, a blog is written to share our thoughts, ideas, and emotions.

However, with this sharing, we end up opening ourselves to the world.  We are exposing a part of ourselves, and I, for one, could not help but feel vulnerable about it.

If there is something that is holding me back about writing my thoughts and ideas and putting them out for the public is that fear of being judged. I fear that what I am writing would put a label on myself, and would in a way cast me in a negative light.

I have never been that comfortable about stepping up and stepping out into the world.

This is probably why, I usually end up just “re-blogging” things, rather than craft something of my own.  I would rather share something that others made, which I found interesting or amusing, and share it to other people, rather than me, making something and sharing that thing, instead.

However, for us to grow, for us to improve, we have to step out of our comfort zones and experience new things.

I hope you all have a nice day.


Is there a problem with the Facebook Publicize?

I’ve noticed for a few times that I have posted here that despite my Publicize settings to Facebook was properly set, and that previously, all of my posts are immediately posted to Facebook once I hit that Publish button, my recent posts are not appearing to my Facebook page.

It is frustrating.

I do not know what went wrong, or if I had missed a new set-up that is needed.  My mind is a blank.

I often find myself asking whether a post will be updated to Facebook.

What about you? Do you link your Facebook account to WordPress? And if so, does it publish immediately, or have you experienced troubles as well?

Any comment on this matter would be appreciated.

Edit: Yeah… It did not link with Facebook. Seriously, what in the world is going on here?!


Hmm… Interesting…

I haven’t been on WordPress in a while.  I find the new look interesting.  It looks fresh, and seemingly easy to navigate. Plus, I do like seeing the blogs I follow immediately greet me as I log-in, rather than the freshly-pressed ones. I also like how they are generally presented.

I wonder if I’ll be able to post stuff here, or keep it idle and just lurk in other blogs. Well, either way, if I do have content worth posting, I’ll definitely post.

See you around.


Eyeshield 21 Ep 6 – Recovering from Pain

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Eyeshield 21, an amateur at American Football, yet a person with a great talent in speed suffered his first tackle.  It was a rather painful one.  It most likely damaged not only his physical body, but also caused some emotional scars.

We have a natural avoidance for pain. (Unless you’re a masochist who prefers to receive pain…) Such is observed when we accidentally touch a hot object and we react with reflex by pulling it away. Once pain is experienced, we would rather not have to go through it again.

I can imagine the fear of possibly going through another painful experience. And that could affect us mentally, which would then affect us physically.  We tend to be more careful, and try to take lesser risks that could result to the pain.

How would Sena react to this turn of events? He’d rise to the challenge, of course!

We fail, we fall, but we must stand up and rise again.  What does not kill us makes us stronger.  Once we overcome that fear of experiencing pain again, we become braver.

I find it timely that I try blogging here again with this episode.  After my previous post, I felt that I should try again. Hey, no pain, no gain, right?


How do I do this?

It has been one of my numerous questions when it comes to blogging about anime, or aniblogging – How the heck do I do this?

I have the tendency to watch anime episodes continuously.  I like watching them in a marathon.  It sort of helps me understand the story, and also it feeds my thirst to finish the story as soon as possible.  You know how great series are – you can’t wait to get to the next episode.

Now, here is one of my problems.  (more…)