Does anyone else feel this way?

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Why do I feel like this?

I work regular job and get a pretty decent income compared to my online income. Though why is it much for satisfying earning online then it is for my real job?

When I get a check from my real job, the feeling is nothing special. Though when I get that check from my online job, that is barely anything compared to my real job, I am much more satisfied? Why is this?

Why do I feel much more satisfied with the little money I make from online,than to the real big money I make from my real job?
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    When you work for the man you are working hard to make someone else rich.

    When you work for yourself you are working hard to make yourself rich.

    It's much more satisfying.

    It's also much more satisfying to earn money from something you have created yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author NTeddy
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      When you work for the man you are working hard to make someone else rich.

      When you work for yourself you are working hard to make yourself rich.

      It's much more satisfying.

      It's also much more satisfying to earn money from something you have created yourself.
      Couldn't have said it better.

      I also feel more satisfied when, I get rewarded for something that I work hard on for my own self. And I believe most people will do too

      Continue to work hard. Imagine how it's gonna be when, your online income > offline income ? Then, realize it

      Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Plugin Profits
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      When you work for the man you are working hard to make someone else rich.

      When you work for yourself you are working hard to make yourself rich.

      It's much more satisfying.

      It's also much more satisfying to earn money from something you have created yourself.

      Oh yeah, cause affiliate sells are not making the sellers (Amazon etc) rich! :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author WillR
        Originally Posted by Plugin Profits View Post

        Oh yeah, cause affiliate sells are not making the sellers (Amazon etc) rich! :rolleyes:
        Who said anything about affiliate sales.

        Sell your own products. Why be the affiliate when you can be the vendor?
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      • Profile picture of the author Plugin Profits
        I think it's exciting to see sales and conversions cause it's like a game you are winning and gaining points! It makes it fun.

        If you get direct payments through PayPal, download their app on your mobile! It's very fun to see their push notifications roll over each time you get a sale!
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    • Profile picture of the author victorfrancis
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      When you work for the man you are working hard to make someone else rich.

      When you work for yourself you are working hard to make yourself rich.

      It's much more satisfying.

      It's also much more satisfying to earn money from something you have created yourself.
      Couldn't agree more
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  • Profile picture of the author Fred Young
    Because you have control of your own destiny with your online business. As far as income goes, the sky is the limit.

    We know this isn't the case with our regular daytime jobs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Blackops911
      Originally Posted by Fred Young View Post

      Because you have control of your own destiny with your online business. As far as income goes, the sky is the limit.

      We know this isn't the case with our regular daytime jobs.
      Good opinion, honestly online marketing for me is more of a hobby, then a 2nd job.
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  • Profile picture of the author run
    Because it's from the passion. When I got something in return for my passionate activity, I always very satified. The job that I love to do not the job that I have to do, that's very satifying.
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    • Profile picture of the author Blackops911
      Originally Posted by run View Post

      Because it's from the passion. When I got something in return for my passionate activity, I always very satified. The job that I love to do not the job that I have to do, that's very satifying.
      Couldn't agree more, this is the job I want to do, not the job I have to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    All human beings feel exactly the same way when they make money online without depending on their offline job. You are not an exception.






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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Modrov
    You have set a goal, put together a plan of action and you had real achievements and success. Hard to beat that!

    I think also in the back of your mind or maybe on your mind all the time you think that one day this online income could replace your regular job. That might be the real excitement you are feeling.
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    • Profile picture of the author Blackops911
      Originally Posted by Brandon Modrov View Post

      You have set a goal, put together a plan of action and you had real achievements and success. Hard to beat that!

      I think also in the back of your mind or maybe on your mind all the time you think that one day this online income could replace your regular job. That might be the real excitement you are feeling.
      That's the goal to quit my job and do my passion dot a living.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Modrov
    I had a feeling. That's the dream of a lot of people on here so you are in a great place, with great enthusiasm and already seem to be on course to do just that. Keep on it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Blackops911
      Originally Posted by Brandon Modrov View Post

      I had a feeling. That's the dream of a lot of people on here so you are in a great place, with great enthusiasm and already seem to be on course to do just that. Keep on it!
      Thanks a lot I use a content locker though ran out of niches.
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      • Your regular job is not as rewarding even though the money is much much bigger because you don't have ownership.

        Ownership is what you have when you build an online anything that makes you money even if it's small money. You did it, solo. How rewarding is that? YES!
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        • Profile picture of the author pratyaksh
          Its the freedom of doing something you are passionate about and u are the sole decision maker of what to do ? ,How to do? and when to do?
          You do not get this in your day job . thats y we feel more satisfied from online income.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    Why do you keep calling it a real job? Sounds like you have some mindset issues to work through.

    Working at some job is not very fulfilling, your just going along doing what everyone else is doing.. Conforming and doing what your suppose to be doing.

    When you make money online, that is money you make on your own, which gives you a feeling of real security, as opposed to fake security provided by your "real job" as you like to call it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Skywriter
    I think there's also the fact that when you work in a paid job, you know more or less exactly how much you are going to make every month (and of course it's never enough). Wheres the excitement in that?

    For me, one of the big attractions of internet marketing is that I never know what I will make from one day to the next. OK, some days can be a bit disappointing, but then you get a stream of sales come in together and there's a real buzz from that.
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  • Profile picture of the author karlmay1980
    Your creating something you can control and end whenever you want, but at work your under someone's control, and at work you know someone else is probably making more than you are from that hard work even if they are paying you a good living.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Originally Posted by Blackops911 View Post

    Why do I feel like this?

    I work regular job and get a pretty decent income compared to my online income. Though why is it much for satisfying earning online then it is for my real job?

    When I get a check from my real job, the feeling is nothing special. Though when I get that check from my online job, that is barely anything compared to my real job, I am much more satisfied? Why is this?

    Why do I feel much more satisfied with the little money I make from online,than to the real big money I make from my real job?
    I understand the feeling. It is basically because you felt that what you are doing is something that truly works, and you get to earn from what you are doing. This disproves the premise that most people say that you cannot make money online as there is no such thing.

    But when you actually earn money online, you feel rewarded for all your hard work and that shows them that there is indeed legitimate money online - you are the living proof of it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Hill SEO
    For me it's not about the money...it's more about personal achievement and self-fulfillment.

    Waking up one day to realise that all the hard work and effort was worth it is what keeps me going...
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  • Profile picture of the author stuzilla
    Three words: sense of accomplishment.
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    • Profile picture of the author plfbus
      Originally Posted by stuzilla View Post

      Three words: sense of accomplishment.
      Yes, I agree with that - you can really like your "real job" but nothing beats the feeling of satisfaction you get from succeeding at your own business.
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      • Profile picture of the author ElaineBrown
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        I think the key is loving what you do and believing in it. You can earn all the money in the word in a job that you hate, it will not give a sense of accomplishment. If you can do something you are really passionate about, you will appreciate the money you earn with it much more.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikecount
      Originally Posted by stuzilla View Post

      Three words: sense of accomplishment.
      Totally agree. For me, sense of accomplishment is what made me quit my working-for-a-boss job. I am my own boss, nobody to blame but myself if I fail, but I set my own goals and celebrate my own victories.
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  • Profile picture of the author tirpukas
    It`s because the better you can do this "online thing" the more you can make. We actually don`t have any limits here But to work for someone else.... we always know what`s coming!
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  • Profile picture of the author Blackops911
    Thanks for these all great comments. Very inspiring.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Originally Posted by Blackops911 View Post

    Why do I feel like this?

    I work regular job and get a pretty decent income compared to my online income. Though why is it much for satisfying earning online then it is for my real job?

    When I get a check from my real job, the feeling is nothing special. Though when I get that check from my online job, that is barely anything compared to my real job, I am much more satisfied? Why is this?

    Why do I feel much more satisfied with the little money I make from online,than to the real big money I make from my real job?
    Ok ... say you lose your job and all you have is your online income, which according to you, is barely anything compared to your offline job. How satisfied are you going to be while you're trying desperately to pay your bills and eat? I would be grateful for the job that is providing for you and your family if you have one and work on building up your online job.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Probably because you sturggled to make any money at all online for some time so now you are finally starting to reap the benefits of your efforts. I experienced the same sort of feeling when I first got started. My first Clickbank check was only $50 and extremely small in comparison to my real job but getting that check was like winning the lottery!
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    • Profile picture of the author Margo Tuul
      If you don't enjoy much what you are doing, then results won't satisfy either.
      Same is with guys who quit marketing if they don't see results. They are just after money and don't enjoy marketing online...
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Here is the long and scientific answer to your question:

    Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work? | Video on TED.com

    The short answer is that we take greater ownership in things that
    we create ourselves even when they are NOT better than other
    things.

    -Ray Edwards
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Modrov
    Thanks for the great link Ray! Answers the questions exactly. I remember watching this a very long time ago when I was in search of a similar answer years ago.

    Brandon
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  • Profile picture of the author World Marketing
    You are earning this money all on your own by something YOU created, not some sleazy CEO...It is much more satisfying when you make money for yourself rather than for someone else....
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    • Profile picture of the author Plugin Profits
      What isn't fun is when you log into PayPal to see $90 automatically taken out from someone refunding everything they bought in an affiliate sales funnel all at once!

      At least your 'real' job you mentioned never takes part of your paycheck back.

      There's upsides and downsides of both. It might not be as 'exciting' to know how much exactly you are getting each week and that you won't be getting more than that amount each week, though on the positive flip side of that, you also know and are guaranteed that you won't be getting ANY LESS than the amount you know you'll be getting. So it's security in knowing how much and that it'll at least be enough to pay all your bills and allow you to budget and plan. And you can get a month paid holiday!

      Until your online income surpasses a certain level and automation and diversity with consistent increasing income, then it's far less secure than a 'job' until then!
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  • Profile picture of the author xgibbousx
    Originally Posted by Blackops911 View Post

    Why do I feel like this?

    I work regular job and get a pretty decent income compared to my online income. Though why is it much for satisfying earning online then it is for my real job?

    When I get a check from my real job, the feeling is nothing special. Though when I get that check from my online job, that is barely anything compared to my real job, I am much more satisfied? Why is this?

    Why do I feel much more satisfied with the little money I make from online,than to the real big money I make from my real job?
    Because the money you make online is something you've done completely on your own. It's a form of self-sufficiency. And self-sufficiency's root is ultimately "freedom". So, the feeling you feel is freedom and oh what a wonderful feeling it is! I think it's something all humans long for and spend most of their lives trying to achieve.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    It's because with every small internet check you get, you know you're getting closer and closer to your dream of financial independence. You're getting closer to take vacations when you want, take days off when you want, lay in bed for as long as you want, hire personal chefs if you want, go and pleasure yourself whenever you want (ie: massages), or do any of your other desires. This is why you feel this way.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    alot of people fail because of their own mind games I would try to get yourself some help there first.

    I did this first, and tried to get my head in the right place first.

    Its also how I went from making a crappy $100 a day online to much more. Its all in your mind, if you are not ready for it it will not come, in my opinion that is.
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  • Profile picture of the author curationsoft
    maybe because that is something that worked hard for yourself, your own idea, your own strategy and your own capacity. it's much more satisfying than to follow your boss.
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  • Profile picture of the author LilaJade
    When you work for someone else, there's only so far you can go. You can only make so much money, and often times, it's not much.

    When you work for yourself, you are limited by absolutely no one. You can, with enough work, make as much money as you want. And you can do it your way.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    Yes.

    Because earning money online can be compared to building something. You built your online empire all by yourself. It's yours. You essentially created your own job. You are your own boss now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Blackops911
      Originally Posted by timbonitus View Post

      Yes.

      Because earning money online can be compared to building something. You built your online empire all by yourself. It's yours. You essentially created your own job. You are your own boss now.
      very true thanks for this, i like this response a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author dndoseller
    I feel exactly the same way.

    When I get a check for licensing my royalty free music it is a true sense of fulfilling my purpose, and happiness with ownership of my own brand, site, IP, etc.

    When I make money from elsewhere is it simply renting out my mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author carnal
    I actually love my online earnings too. As a matter of fact online paychecks are more satisfying to me than real life paychecks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marie Cody
    Originally Posted by Blackops911 View Post

    Why do I feel like this?

    I work regular job and get a pretty decent income compared to my online income. Though why is it much for satisfying earning online then it is for my real job?

    When I get a check from my real job, the feeling is nothing special. Though when I get that check from my online job, that is barely anything compared to my real job, I am much more satisfied? Why is this?

    Why do I feel much more satisfied with the little money I make from online,than to the real big money I make from my real job?
    We've got same feelings too. I still do not know why I get overwhelmed with incomes online instead of my real job. Real job seems nothing special.
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  • Profile picture of the author briankno
    I feel my online money gets me one step closer to financial freedom. That's why I get so excited.
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  • Profile picture of the author rodsav
    I get great satisfaction working for myself. I've worked in corporate America and you have no control over your destination.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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    Originally Posted by Blackops911 View Post

    Why do I feel like this?
    I don't know, only YOU can answer that question. I'm kinda jealous though because I'm numb; I don't even get excited with $1000+ days.
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