Thursday, April 23, 2009

Online Job Dilemma

These past few weeks, i felt very tired writing a dozen of articles per day and paid only 1 dollar each. I come to realize, its not worth my career as a writer. Actually, I've been writing for 2 years now since i stopped schooling. At first, i really love my job though my compensation for a week was only 20-30 dollars. But now, 20-30 dollars a week or let's say 900-1,300pesos a week is not enough to compensate my needs and pay my bills in time. I love writing and i love to be a freelance writer but the income i received every month is not enough unlike before.
For everybody's info, i lost more than 800 bucks in my online writing career. There are some employers ordered a hundreds of articles but did not pay me. One employer ordered 150 articles to be rewritten which costs $2.5 each. As i compute how much will i received in the end of the week, i quickly accepted the offer and started the project. However, at the end of the week, when it's submission time, he said he will review first the articles i made before he's going to pay me. That's no problem with me because every employer does it. But after a 3 days of waiting, i received no emails from him. That's the time i felt terrible and started to get angry. A week, two weeks, three weeks, months already passed, until now, i did not receive any message from him telling if he's going to pay or not. But, i already forgot about what happened because it just drives me crazy. Almost 500 dollars was lost. It's a waste of my time and effort, what do you think?
Meanwhile, after what happened, i still continued to write articles from different employers overseas. Some of them are good buyer at the start but in the middle of the project, they will hardly demand you to meet their deadlines, mock at you, forcing you to finish the article before the said time, and then ran away without any payment left to you.
That's why, i decided to shift to another course of work, still an online job. Many of my friends said that blogging is one way to make money online. The problem is, i did a lot of stuff such as joining several blogging communities, submitting my blog to pay blogging company, advertising, exchanging links and affiliates and so much more. Yet, i still don't have any income from my blog. I've been trying a lot of research already but nothing happens.
Could someone help me here? Is there anyone out there help me how to make money online through my blog or any kind of online job that is different from writing a 500-word article for only 1 dollar? Well, for those who will response to this post, thank you in advance. Honestly, i'm a bit terrible right now because our bills for water and smart bro is due next and i need to go back to my onco-gyne doctor for a follow up check up and i don't have any money for all of these.
P.S. Sorry if i was murmuring in this post. I just want to express my feelings of anxiety due to lack of money hahahahahahaha.

7 comments:

The MaNiaX said...

I Think We should take a lesson from what we experienced.

I have a story too.. first i always posting illegal articles (games,mp3,software) and guess what.. my visitor reach 850 per day! But after i get the warning from Google that comes from the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)I change my articles from illegal to legal even though as you see krislea, my visitor down dramatically even less than 100...

But I do not regret anything because behind that there is something amazing that i always waiting for ^ _ ^

For Online Jobs, it seems that we must be patient. Now i trying to raise my visitor again and then maximize the income from adsense.

Or maybe you should check on www.getafreelancer.com or gogonai.com these two always pay the Worker. So try it and good luck!

krisleaviray said...

thank you for the help..
i will try the links you gave me..

thanks..
help appreciated so much

David Funk said...

Krislea,

I can sympathize with your frustration on this. It took me forever to get enough traffic and content on my blog for it to be found. Then I bought my own domain, and it looked as if I wasted my money. But I added a chatbox as well as numerous links to where I have a high enough Google Ranking to get paid for more writing projects.

I know we haven't crossed paths very long on the internet, but it is clear you know how to write and are good at it. I noticed you have badges for some blog paying posts which can get you more money. I found that trying Blogsvertise can get you decent money per post. I get $10 for everyone I do now.

I'm just not one to tell anyone what to do with their blog, so it's entirely up to you. But if you can somehow get that PR up to 2 or 3, you'll get better money offers.

I hope and pray you can find better money-making opportunities to help you out personally.

Best wishes my friend!

idealpinkrose said...

Too sad to know about your experience sis. It's really hard to trust people that you don't know specially if you just met them online so be careful next time. Writing $1/500 words is a waste of time and effort. But I understand your situation. And because you are a good writer, I'm sure you could find your luck and make more money soon.

Lio Loco said...

geez! now that you mention this, i don't think i could make the freelancer cut.

i hope you find other high-paying clients.

Creative said...

Hey Kris,

Very hard to find you on Yahoo IM these days..

This post said me that you have left working for me.sad.

Ok anyhow I guess I can give you some tips or other work to earn online.Buzz me when u come online at Yahoo.

And reg. the cheater of 150 articles..Tell me the details of that articles .I may take over them for very less price.

Hope you felt comfortable working under me at least..

Remember that I am still ready to pay you $50 if you can write 50 500 word articles..I cant pay more.

Hope you buzz me soon on Yahoo .Lets be good friends even though if u stop working for me.

Regards
CC

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