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Multiple Income Streams-How many people here make money off the Internet

  • 18-10-2021 12:40pm
    Registered Users Posts: 397 ✭✭

    Just wondering if its something that can be done easily. You hear of different methods. You tube, drop shipping, podcasts, blogs ,affiliate marketing


  • Registered Users Posts: 58 ✭✭jjnaas

    Yeah man, I do. But none of it is easy! It's a second job and depending on what your main job is you could well end up working harder on the side gig! I have earned from 6-25K in side income every year over the last 5 years. This year I spent most of my free time upskilling for a promotion at work so my side hustle has been from my online T-shirt business (I have a niche), some RedC and Prolific Assistant surveys and some matched betting on weekends. In my most profitable year, I was working for Lionbridge as an internet assessor (20 hours per week on top of my job), doing a transcription project with Appen that was 5-10 hours a week, getting my online store off the ground and matched betting on lunch breaks every day.

    I've spent way too many all nighters rating google pages for Lionbridge, dealing with salty customers, refunds, designing shirts, reading forums looking to find out what my market is looking for, running Insta and Facebook ads, reading my site's analytics, chasing up packages, redesigning the website, teaching myself basic code to avoid paying for apps on the store, sorting out issues with the printer who fulfills my orders.... Somewhere around 2018 I also wrote content for a site about matched betting from Ireland for £20 a pop so churning those out too....During those most profitable years I was working in the civil service for dreadful pay and then back in college working PT so needed the money and was extremely motivated. These days in a better paying job I wouldn't put in that amount of work again but I did learn loads to bring to my main job which has stood me well and for promotions and interviewers are always fascinated, was even flown across the pond to give a talk to the big wigs at my company's office LOL. So have made loads of money on the internet in my boxers steaming box sets n the background, was an education in itself but jaysussss did I work like a hoor!

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,428 ✭✭✭✭Blazer

    and that's what people don't realise. They see these twitch steamers and youtubers making millions and think it looks easy. Its damn hard work and you have to be prepared to put the hours in.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,840 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble

    Ya, some. About 5k a year now. Like the last poster said, it's work - but I've learned more from it than from most day jobs. Diversification is really important in case one product tanks.