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.

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.

Why I am Returning To Blogging (and you should, too!)

5 Reasons for Blogging.

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I haven’t written any decent blog post in years.  Micro-blogging platforms like Twitter and Tumblr, among others has made us lazy when it comes to crafting well-thought out posts. Likewise, it also made us lazy in reading. The TL:DR (too long, didn’t read) culture of the web, our too limited time and our short attention span made us fearful of large walls of text.

Yet, write me must.

Writing as a form of human expression is vital. While I do applaud people who could sum up their thoughts and wits in a few hundred characters and at the sam time make us think or laugh in a short span of time, there are instances when more characters, and more words are needed to expound on an idea.

Here are my five reasons for writing blogs, and which I believe can be your reason for writing, as well. Continue reading “Why I am Returning To Blogging (and you should, too!)”

Yeah…

Nothing makes one feel like an awesome blogger when he can’t post regularly, eh? [/sarcasm]

Well, things have been a busy, well, ok, very busy, but I know that ain’t much of an excuse…

Christmas is this Saturday, and I’m glad that I’ll have a few days off from work.

I still have a cold, and my voice sounds awful.

I uploaded a few photographs in our facebook page.  If you got the time, drop by.  I hope  you find some interesting stuff in there.

Well, that’s all for now.  See you around.

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?

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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.  Continue reading “How do I do this?”

Posting Consistency in Blogs

Hey, everyone, how are things?

I’ve been reading up on a few things on how to improve blog posts, and one of the things I have noted is this time consistency thing.  In this post by Joey Strawn, How your audience is like the Mogwai,  he mentioned how timing is important in building an audience.  (“Do not feed them after midnight“).

However, on my part, when it comes to this consistency thing, I fail at it.

I don’t post everyday. Well, I try, but fail at it. Some days I post, some I don’t.

I post at random times. Since most of you guys are active at night, I should probably post at around 8:00AM here – which is around 7 or 8 PM over there in the US. But, I don’t have post ideas at that time soon enough. At the worst case scenario when I am able to post, it would be at around 3PM(3AM), where most – if not all of you, are sleeping already.

I post at random days. Like I said, not only do I not post everyday, should I be able to post, it would be at a random day, highly unpredictable by you guys. So, even though I do manage to make a post – or make an awesome one, it is highly possible that either it does not get read at all, if not read by only a handful.

I hope I can remedy this. What about you? Are you consistent with your posts, or are you like me, where you just fire away when ready? See you around.