Making a Living on the Internet

Friday, September 11, 2009

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For some time now I have been contemplating about quiting my boring day job so I would be able to concentrate on earning online. But the question is this: Is it possible to make a living on the internet? I know that 9 out of 10 would say "NO". But I say YES, it is possible to make a full time living on the internet; all one needs to have is the guts, the brains, the knowledge, and the tools in order to be able to do it. I know that many people could not even imagine how to go about earning online, all they know about earning money is working their asses off in the office, pleasing their boss forever. I could not imagine myself working in an office forever, doing the same boring stuff everyday the safe way, receiving that fixed salary every month. There is something better than having a job with a fixed salary and that is by becoming your own boss. Becoming your own boss means not having a boss and doing things your own way. You can probably start a business if you like but of course it entails something like capital--money in the first place, and knowledge about the business niche you want to take on. What if you don't have money for capital? You can try a business that do not need any monetary capital at all, like blogging. I am not saying that you should quit your job now and start blogging, what I am trying to say is that if you never liked working in a corporate setting because you can't really stand corporate BS and idiots on a daily basis plus the inflated egos that fly around the office, then the internet is the place for you. I have a regular job (I am the boss in my department, I have my own office, and I have a little staff) but I am not satisfied with it so last year I started looking for some more exciting things elsewhere. I found blogging (or rather blogging found me) and started earning from it last year. But it was only in January of this year that I started earning really good. If I were to add up all that I and my wife have earned online in the last three months (June, July, August) it would be more than $4,000, most of it, about 70%, came from Google Adsense, the rest from other online money streams. The image below is the actual Adsense money I and my wife got on August 28, that's Php58,400 or $1,202. On the 28th of this month we will be receiving almost the same amount, it depends on the dollar-peso exchange rate on that date.


Now, if you get to earn something that come near to that amount every month, would you give up your boring day job? If you have the guts, you would quit your boring day job because you can actually double or triple that kind of online income if you only put your full time on it. I'll quit my boring day job on March (that's six months away). Why wait for March and not quit now? I could not just fire my boss, that's why LOL!

This article is not meant to encourage you to quit your own boring day job now, I only meant to show you that it is possible to make a full-time living on the internet. Learn the ropes of earning online first then start earning good. When you feel that you can repeat the big earning you've got last month in the next months to come then that's the perfect time to fire your boss. I have learned a lot of stuff in the last five or six months and that knowledge gives me the courage to try bigger things now. Of course I know that even if I know more things than most regular bloggers know, my knowledge is not that big yet. Last month I met a new friend online (that guy who runs the blog Phawville) and I realized that I have yet to learn so many things, that my knowledge about the ins and outs of earning online is not that great yet. I learned a lot of new stuff from him that I can make use of in doing the "bigger" things that I plan to achieve in the next few months.

Teaching is the best way to learn more that is why I will be sharing to you the things that helped me earn quite good online. I have started a blog dedicated to teaching people the things I know about blogging, SEO, and online money. I am now writing the first two articles for that blog, when I finish with the articles you will know because the links below will become live.

SEO Basics for the ultimate noob that some "experts" could use

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Calvin said...

pwede mo nang sabihing "Im rich biyattch". :P

hirap pala yung trending na ginagawa mo. kadalasan di mo alam kung pano susulatin.

September 12, 2009 at 6:40 PM
Pastilan said...

ha ha ha yung picture pang okray lng yan.

ang dami nang sumusunod ngayon sa trends tapos di na ako nakkapost masyado katulad nung mga nakaraang buwan kasi meron na naman akong bagong iniexperiment, in the next few weeks kung maganda ang effect ng bagong experiment baka magbabayad na lng ako ng magsusulat para sa trends na blogs namin. Yung infolinks namin sa tatlong blogs umaabot na ng around $8 a day, maganda ang trending pero minsan nakakasakit ulo.

September 12, 2009 at 9:01 PM
Sammy Feliciano said...

Bro ako nakuha ko na ang secreto ng adsense, kaya ko na makakakuha ng $20-$30 a day base sa Highest paying keywords na post ko sa blog ng misis ko. Nag exeperiment lang ako ng tatlong idea, kaya yung nakuha nag work din sa wakas, actually ang daming mataas na presyo ng keyword kaso pumili lang ako ng top keywords yun ay mga ito; purchase structured settlements, loan consolidation student loans, online life assurance quotes at dui phoenix arizona. Yun ay sa legal na paraan bro. Pero mas hinihintay ko pa yung ituturo mo sakin. hehehe baka mas malupet yan eh.

Medyo di na ako masaya sa work ko ngaung, parang gusto ko na talaga dib-dibin ang blogging industry. hehehe.

Nga pala ingit naman ako dami ni ninoy dyan sa kama nyo ah na-ninilaw na sa dami na 500 hehehe. Well sana kayanin ko rin yan.

September 13, 2009 at 8:41 AM
jco said...

wow, galing mo naman. I just joined Infolinks sana magwrok din for me.hehehe

September 13, 2009 at 3:27 PM
Pastilan said...

@Sammy Feliciano Okay yan Bro yung highest paying keywords pero karamihan kasi nyan konti lng yung monthly search volume tapos ang daming competition na page. Turuan kita mamaya gabi (kung free ka) paano maghanap nung keywords na maganda. Chat lng tayo sa YM.

yung mga ninoy, pang okray lng yan he he he

@JCO yes infolinks is good, magexperiment ka lng, di kasi parepareho mga blogs kaya iba-iba ang effect. As of now yung isang blog ng misis ko $5.40 na ang daily average sa infolinks. Yung iba naming blogs naman nasa $2-$3 lng daily. Pero okay na yan passive income, ang main namin is Adsense.

September 13, 2009 at 3:49 PM
ianemv said...

Sana matutunan ko mga techniques mo pag SEO. Hanggang ngayon mahina pa rin sa akin eh. Pag ako may ganyang income sa adsense, quit na ako sa daytime job ko for sure hehe.

September 13, 2009 at 8:02 PM
Sammy Feliciano said...

Wow ok yan bro. Anytime mamayang gabi pwede tayo mag chat, till 9pm nman ako dito sa work, tapos diting ko sa bahay mga 10:30 pm na. Open ko nlng ym ko Buzz mo nlang ako kung vacant na time mo.

Tenks 100x bro.

September 13, 2009 at 9:20 PM
ark said...

Idol talaga. P50k+ earnings in a month is still a dream for me. Sana darating din ang panahon na yan, hehe..

September 16, 2009 at 8:05 AM
aramide said...

This article is encouraging

September 18, 2009 at 4:03 PM
Pastilan said...

@ark medyo bumaba ngayong September kasi medyo nagfocus ako sa ibang bagay aside from hot trends.

@aramide thanks for dropping by, I visited your blog and I think you're also making good money from your blog.

September 18, 2009 at 5:25 PM
Pastilan said...

@ianemv wag ka muna mag quit sa work mo, magtanim ka muna ng maraming niche blogs and SEO them kasi in the long run yun ang mas malaki income. Ang mahirap nga lang is how to find a niche, he he he you need to research a lot pero pag nakatagpo ka ng magandang niche na medyo konti pa lng ang competition malaki magiging income mo. Yung trends active income nga sya pero matrabaho rin at ang dami na competition ngayon. The backbone of your online income is SEO. Itong mga blogs ko na nakikita mo di magnda ang SEO nito kasi nasimulan ito ng walang SEO talaga, so pinabayaan ko na lng na ganito sila kasi ang dami nang laman. But my new blogs are of course SEOed na pero secret na yun sila he he he

September 18, 2009 at 5:33 PM