How many people are making their living online?.

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I just read an article bashing IM and calling us scammers. So I was thinking... How many people on this forum of about 300 thousand make a living working from home on their computer? please post. If there are enough of us I may send the thread to the article.

So let's see you all.
#living #making #online #people
  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    Jeeze, that article sure is causing quite a stir. Oh, and there is about 500k of us now

    Count me among those making their living from a business based on the interwebz.
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  • Profile picture of the author alphadude
    If living in a third world country, what I am making is handsome. Sadly in the part of the world I am currently in, about $80 per day is minimum wage.
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    • Profile picture of the author bizopp71
      Hey, that amount still qualifies as making a living online...
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      • Profile picture of the author Shadowflux
        People will say that IM is a scam but mostly because they don't understand it. I always say that "Internet Marketing" isn't really a thing. It's just sales and marketing on the net. It's about running a business, you'd be surprised by how many people don't understand this fact.

        Here is a short list of things that are more of a scam than IM:

        Credit Cards
        Cell Phone Plans
        Health Insurance
        Plastic Surgery (cosmetic, not reconstructive)
        Student Loans
        Online Universities
        Mediums
        Televangelists

        I could go on but you get my point. I don't know what article you're talking about but I'm not sure I care, I'm too busy making money!
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  • Profile picture of the author sandisk
    I read about Frank Kern. He never fails to inspire me
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  • Profile picture of the author Freedom66K
    Getting there slowly, but it's damn hard to do. At about 1k a month now.
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  • Profile picture of the author alfid
    I've been making a full-time living online for over a year now! I don't care if people bash me because we have sweet jobs here!
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    I make a full time living and have been doing so for the last 5 years. I make a very nice living and I know what article you are referring to and it makes me upset because the people he is calling scammers have helped me make a ton of money.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

      I make a full time living and have been doing so for the last 5 years. I make a very nice living and I know what article you are referring to and it makes me upset because the people he is calling scammers have helped me make a ton of money.
      I have my own online business, and sell products over serveral niches.

      I started with nothing, no help from anyone, and built it up to a 5 figure a month business.

      I too hate people bagging Kern and some of the other gurus, as their FREE stuff is better than products that cost you $500 and over!! :rolleyes:

      Go figure.

      Haters will always be haters (but mostly jelous)
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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        Originally Posted by celente View Post

        Haters will always be haters (but mostly jealous)
        You'd be surprised; but not all of them are. Now the writer of this article I can't comment on because I don't know them and have never conversed with them.

        A few of the other guys I have reached out to when I see stuff like this legitimately believe that the whole industry is absolute crap. Their opinion is usually based on being tricked into crap courses, a practice they extrapolated and placed on everyone else. They're more misinformed than anything, and it really is sad.

        Some can be convinced of the merits of the business if the right person shows them. Others? Well, they're the haters to which you refer, and they can screw off.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
      I hear ya there. Not the ton part, but they have given me my modest start. Trust me.... for that I am grateful.I mean I payed to learn it but. It has all been worth the money for the way things have been shaping up and will continue to shape up,
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    Yes, I'm sure many people here make their living online. I believe I am at about 7 years now.
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  • Profile picture of the author mindreaderwriter
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    Count me in. Been making a living through IM since 2005. Most dominant one is my writing service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gerald Arno
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    Quite a few people who claim to have a full time income actually just talk big around the bush.

    No matter where you are at right now, you can make a full time income online within 1-2 years.

    There are people making tons of money online who didn't finish high school and don't really had any clue when they started of.

    Just jump into the pool and get started!
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
      Originally Posted by GeraldGigerl View Post

      Quite a few people who claim to have a full time income actually just talk big around the bush.

      No matter where you are at right now, you can make a full time income online within 1-2 years.

      There are people making tons of money online who didn't finish high school and don't really had any clue when they started of.

      Just jump into the pool and get started!
      I didn't mean that I don't make money and need people to prove it. I love this business and I like most of the people I meet. I was more hoping to have people speak up and let the real world know how awesome this can be.
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  • Profile picture of the author dodif
    Hope to be one of you one day..
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    Yep I make all my income online now :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Exel
    Best thing you can do with such people and articles is to ignore them, this way you are
    giving them attention they desperately want. I know it can be frustrating when you see
    stuff like that, I was disgusted myself when I ran into one zealous site dedicated to WF
    hate, but there will always be people like that, there's no much you can do about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author equanto
    Have 1 wife and 1 children who live with this..

    and.. not yet, but it almost 500k
    don't know if half of them is existed member

    I think its common to found someone do IM business today..
    Era of computerzation has been rapidly rising day by day

    if you ask how many were success
    now that's a different story
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  • Profile picture of the author tess47
    I've been making a very comfortable living online now for about 4 years, and doing it in a very legitimate way - so yes, it can be done, as is being demonstrated in this thread. What a horrible article!

    I can honestly see over the next decade or so much of the job force in the U.S. being online. And, for the record, I DO believe that absolutely anyone can do it, if they're motivated and patient
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    Internet Marketers are scammers like Car Repairmen are scammers.

    Are they all scammers? No.

    Is it an industry were customers have little knowledge and must rely on the word of the "expert"? Yes.

    Do some people take advantage of the poor customer once the car is up on the hoist? Unfortunately, yes.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dunhill
    Hmm I am half way there I think. Some months I do make over $3k but some months I make less than $1k. So once I get myself steady I can say I am.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    Although I have an offline job, but even without that I can make my living from online income sources that I am involved.

    The offline job is like a 'hobby' to me, where I get the chance to meet people, gossips etc, LOL!
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  • Profile picture of the author dmoser
    I am really struggling to make any money on-line the most I have made has been 325 in 1 month then the web site that I used to make that money got hit bad by the panda I was at 1 and 2 for a bunch of key words, now I am off the radar.. I do believe in putting in your dues but I have been doing this for almost 4 years now Bummer...
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter K
    Online business is like any other business
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    I was out of work when I started out 6 years ago so I had to make it work... Heck! I didn't even have an email account and it took me 10 seconds to type my first name alone!

    But yeah, made it work and I'm making a nice chunk of change from it now.

    Ignore that article btw, it'll be some div who've tried and failed to make money online and he's venting his anger at the successful internet marketers out there.

    Kern alone as helped me make thousands of this stuff over the years.

    James Scholes
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  • Profile picture of the author patobryan
    I've been in the biz for 8 years. Full-time good living for 6 years. Now, some of my students are doing 5 and 6 figures a year. Sure- some people can make a good living online. I don't know if you can... There's a hell of a learning curve and it's a lot of work at first. It gets easier.

    Here's the deal about that article- Internet Marketing is just marketing on the Internet. Marketing, in and of itself, can be good or bad. Cigarettes used to be advertised as a treatment for coughs, for example. Eduard Bernays and Bruce Barton were geniuses, but they did a lot of harm, too.

    Why the focus on Internet Marketers? Because the "source" on that article wants an Internet Marketer to sue him so he can, during the discovery phase of the trial, find out stuff he wants to know.

    This one may blow up in his face, but since it was (I'm assuming) vetted by Washington Post lawyers, there's probably nothing actionable in the article. Some of it sure looked like slander to me, but I'm not an attorney.

    Anyway, most of you know this but- for the newbies: yes, it is possible to make a real good living by marketing useful products in an ethical fashion to people who need them. No, it's not as easy as the Clickbank "one-button-riches" products say it is. In fact- the free information put out by Kern, the Job-Crusher guys, and Ryan Diess and Perry Belcher- to name a few- is so good now that you probably don't need to buy another product or course ever again.

    Now, go get rich. ;-)
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  • I make enough now to make a living online, but I choose to work my day job as well to get extra funds.
    Thinking of winding down soon.

    Making money online is the best thing I have ever done for myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    I can't afford to have a job. That would eat up all my time. So, yes I make my living online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ettienne
    I have been since August 2008 when I quit my full-time job. I work with honesty and integrity. Scamming people is a very short-term approach and we hate them all. But guys who put their names out there and work with integrity can go a long way
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  • Profile picture of the author JaimeCruzM
    I'm agree with many of you here, I was working Full-time until last month, Now that things are going great I decided to downgrade to part-time and dedicate moretime to my Online Business.

    I got qualified in less then 45 days and Now I’m coaching and training people how to do the same I do, 3 times a week, I can't wait until I'll be An Online Marketer full-Time, if you dedicate time to this industry, you can really become financially free.
    It was hard at thebeginning, but once you know what to do you can build a nice income and get more leaders into any business, I'm just doing coachng 3 times a week. "Never Give Up and Do not Let Anyone Kill Your Dreams".

    Jaime(Sunshine State)
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnleesom
    I've been trying to do this for a while but I need some more to invest here so I can do it for living.I had some problems these days with the new penguin update.It was a deadly one except for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author RichGal
    I am, for few years already.
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  • Profile picture of the author avigma
    There may be millions of people all over the world who are making their living online. This counting is increasing day by day.
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  • Profile picture of the author BipinJo
    Part time is popular on Internet more than any means. While in offline, One is employed only from the known persons, Online is completely the opposite. Here anyone can be employed by someone present in different geographical locations. Internet is really the source of living for millions of people.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaeljcheney
    My first and LAST EVER job was working for the largest company in the world on a very good salary. I QUIT several years ago, set up my internet business and haven't looked back since...
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