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  • Added on: December 21st, 2008
Hi,
As you can see from the title Im looking into the prospects of working on the net. Now not only would this enable one to travel but you could work from home and not ave to deal with irriate bosses....
Ive recently come back to UK after several years in Mexico. Im looking for a job purely to save up enough cash to go away perhaps on a longer more perminant basis.
Anyway I would like to see how many of you have considered or are working on the net. I have an online business as you can see, in its infancy. What other online work could one do and could you make recomendations to help each other out.

An idea I have is writing essays for college kids. Morals apart you can do this anywhere. Im currently looking into this and wil update on things. some sites are obviously scams but you can earn perhaps 40 pound a page depending on quality and deadline.
Anymore ideas....................... Dancer
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learn web design skills or a writer and u are golden.

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Huge topic this one! I wrote a short(ish) article on it - not particularly with the travelling angle but various options of making money on the Internet.

I am making enough which would to support me if I wanted to travel cheaply and slowly in Asia - that's not what I want to do at the moment - but at least I have the option.

Travelling and working on the internet is a dream of many - but its achievalbe if you are prepared to put a lot of work and time into it.

I make my money with a mixture of freelance writing and developing my own sites - I'm lazy I prefer my own sites as they earn me passive income online LOL and I write about my adventures doing it.

BTW its taken nearly 18 months for me to get this far - this is NOT a quick fix!
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midlifetravel wrote:Huge topic this one! I wrote a short(ish) article on it - not particularly with the travelling angle but various options of making money on the Internet.

I am making enough which would to support me if I wanted to travel cheaply and slowly in Asia - that's not what I want to do at the moment - but at least I have the option.

Travelling and working on the internet is a dream of many - but its achievalbe if you are prepared to put a lot of work and time into it.

I make my money with a mixture of freelance writing and developing my own sites - I'm lazy I prefer my own sites as they earn me passive income online LOL and I write about my adventures doing it.

BTW its taken nearly 18 months for me to get this far - this is NOT a quick fix!


Thanks for sharing...those look like some useful links!
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  • Added on: February 11th, 2009
mmm, I don't think thay writing essays could be so great!! Ive been researching and heard lots of horror stories about scams, and companies that fine you if work isnt up to scratch. but im not giving up on it.
I do have a webpage selling football gifts as you can see on my signiture. Its getting better and had sales, but no where near enough to fund traveling or anything else for that matter. ha, yeh its hard work, about 99 percent of it is marketing to get people to your site. and people that want to buy what youve got.
i also came across an adult work site. You can make money on it selling yourself, or phone talk, sms chat, movie uploads etc etc. dont look if you dont like seeing nude people!!! can i put the link up here?
http://refer.adultwork.com/?R=666778
the search continues..................
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  • Added on: March 7th, 2009
My travel is completely funded through website earnings. It can be done but you have to work hard and get creative. If this is something you're really interested in I'd suggest joining the digital point forums as you'll pick up lots of info on how to really make a go at it. Once you get started you'll probably discover that it's virtually impossible to stop. :) I get new ideas all the time and I'm constantly working on new sites to launch. In fact I have one I hope will go live on March 15 so I really should be working on that instead of procrastinating here. :)
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vagabondette74 wrote:My travel is completely funded through website earnings. It can be done but you have to work hard and get creative. If this is something you're really interested in I'd suggest joining the digital point forums as you'll pick up lots of info on how to really make a go at it. Once you get started you'll probably discover that it's virtually impossible to stop. :) I get new ideas all the time and I'm constantly working on new sites to launch. In fact I have one I hope will go live on March 15 so I really should be working on that instead of procrastinating here. :)



Does your sites require programming or just blogs?
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  • Added on: June 9th, 2010
I've also been exploring the possibilities around this source of income as well. I've recently quit the 9-5, or in my case the 4-12, in th US and have set out for a year of globe drifting, based mainly in Asia. I have been looking into blogs, "hubs" and other online options. I am also a writer, and am exploring the possibilities of freelancing fulltime. To be honest, its turning into a blend of many different avenues. I've just recently launched my travel blog http://DriftersBlog.com, which I'm rather proud of so far. It's new, and I have no real idea what I'm doing yet, but I've been getting a few visitors and some positive feedback if you want. Check it out if you have time, and let me know if you have any advice. Thats been pretty fun, although a lot of work, so you could look into that if you want. I'm just this week exploring static sites, hubs, whatever their called to drive higher traffic and more ad clicks, you could look into setting up a bunch of that and over a course of times gradually start seeing a return (I hear). And I've just recently had an article published on Matador Network http://matadorlife.com/postcards-from-home-playing-the-catch-up-game/ So you could also look into freelancing through online travel magazines such as these. I guess for me, I'm working on building up multiple sources of online income instead of just focusing on one. Even though I am just a beginner, and I'm not sure if I will have success, I hope this helps you at least a little.
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I'm currently looking into translation work. I've never really liked the idea of making money from my blog. I think I'd feel too pressurized to write if I was relying on it for income, I like to enjoy it.
Translation isn't too bad, especially if you can get work that would have you only translate to the language you're most comfortable with. I'm currently translating into my No. 2 language which is a bit trickier. Money's good, and at least you can do it from a beach!
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the money from Translation work is extremely good. I day trade in the stock market so i need constant internet to work as well. Only draw back is I need a constant high speed connection to be able to day trade. So you can consider it, it has pretty low barriers of entry

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I personally think translation work is awfully tedious though.

Marcello, could u elaborate more on trading? I don't really dare to venture into that, but why do you say it's low barriers of entry?
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  • Added on: August 2nd, 2010
Because it really doesn't take that much money to get started (between 5k - 10k). Compared that to a few hundred thousand dollars to open your own business.
Its a lot more than if you start travel blogging or translating but the upside potential is huge compared to travel blogging which takes a lot more time and effort before you get any actual return.

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  • Added on: August 6th, 2010
There are a lot of great perks to working for yourself or doing freelance work. One trusted site is freelanceswitch.com. If you're already great at writing, you'll do really well in starting your own blog.

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  • Added on: August 17th, 2010
ANDY GRAHAM of Hobo Traveler blog is the BEST I know of creating a lifestyle of treaveling the world for 12 years to 80+ countries but we have had yearly guests staying with us on Boracay Island who did a variety of internet related businesses or professions. One was an auto insurance "transcriber" maybe sorry I forget the career lingo at the moment , one was a housing mortgage broker, one had an eBay shop selling muscle building supplements which were made in China, another was a inspirational speeches author from UK who sold his blah blah blah on CDs mostly to Americans, another was a half Brazilian half Japanese guy selling container loads of motorcycle or those ATVs (9??) 4 wheeler fun off road vehicles made in china selling to Japanese market and a couple of guests wouldn't share the details of exactly how they were making an income on-line. Then of course there's boderline porn / barely clothed chit chatters with a webcam who collect monthly membership fees reserved for females only though. Oh and before I forget a Swiss guy maybe the founding "father" of casino championship poker in Europe especially Amsterdam makes his living playing poker on-line but he's good and treats it like a job very methodically; he picks his time of the day in Asia versus Europe and North America for certain type of competetion ( in his favor ) with particular type of poker and other card games.
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  • Added on: August 27th, 2010
Xanne,
Actually, Marcello just did a guest article on How to Day Trade to help fund your travel.

Check it out if your interested in how it works.
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