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Is earning money online now more difficult?

With the increase in use of technology, is earning money a lot more difficult due to the increase of people looking for work online? I've noticed that finding freelance work is a lot more difficult because you always get multiple people bidding for the same job. And usually you will get someone from a country like India or Africa bidding for the job but accepting a much lower price so they will usually always get selected. So is earning a decent amount of money online now more difficult?

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Okav1ator

Oh for sure, I would definitely say that making money online these days is much harder than even a couple years ago. I've noticed this myself with my freelancing business. Now I've been having to put much more effort into social media marketing to separate myself from all the other countless freelancers.




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galegatling

Yes. If you don't have skills or niches it would be difficult. But there are still a lot of ways on how to earn more money online. There are actually a lot of posts here in our community forum on how to do it.




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thart

It's because of the high competition compared with the past, It's all about the skills, hard working and the strategy.For example if you have your own strategy, It's not like if you do the same what other people do, very big difference.




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galegatling

Very big difference indeed. These competitions makes it even more difficult. Having your own strategy and and coming up with your best niche that other's don't have. Sometimes you gotta rely on your skills more, than on what other people are saying.




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thart

That's true, and the majority of people who look to earn money always look for the easy ways. Because they want to see the results fast, and they think that if they focus on something, maybe they will just loose time, the possibility if that business will success or not... Even there is no fast way to earn money, and they waste much time looking for that ways.




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itommy

I am just curious what way you prefer earning money online?
I am thinking that selling digital products are the best way to earn money but I am not sure about this because I have no products to sell.




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thart

It's not neccessary to have your own products, you can promote others products. But i noticed that there is some people who don't trust digital products, i experienced that before with some customers. Just try it if you are curios about it.




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Okav1ator

Good point. I've actually started to make a positive revenue on my websites because of the knowledge I've learned on this site. If anyone is looking into making money online I would definitely recommend reading through the community forum.




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anwebservices

Hardship about larger competition in freelancing is same as in any other business, like if you operate your own coffee shop, but with freelancing you are on international market and sure it's not easy.
I am not sure why it should be easy in compare to other businesses Is earning money online now more difficult?

That's why you have to do your freelancing professionally and operate it like any other business if you wish to survive and get enough jobs to earn enough money!!! If you have your qualities about services you provide then don't fear the competition, just do your best. Use real business strategies and you will beat out thousands of kids who "playing freelancing" at any price.

Freelancing doesn't mean it has to be easy money....




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Corzhens

It is sad to say that there is an excess of supply that freelancers are now having a problem with the supply of work to do. One freelancer said that his analysis of the situation may be brought about by social media that people are losing the interest to read serious matters. With the writing jobs, it is definitely the oversupply of writers that until now the cost of writing content is very cheap.




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Laibrown

Getting job online is difficult more than ever now. On a part with increase number of internet users that seek job online and yet there's no increase in demands for online jobbers. And in the second part which is the most disastrous is that there's increase in fake and scam platforms to earn money online. And many people seeking to earn online are finding it difficult which platform to go with.




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galegatling

There are currently a lot of platforms to choose from. But the real problem is getting your reputation and gaining the trust of those employers. Everyone has to start from the bottom but unlike before, now it's kinda hard.




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Amirulamun

No I don't think so. If you know How to work than online money earning is simply easy. I have worked in various marketplace and achived lot of experiences. I learned that if you want to do any online job than first ask yourself, what are you in good at. If you know the answer than find similar marketplace. suppose,I am a content writer and copy writer also. Always I searched for job but I have never found trusted job where I will paid timely and My transaction of money will be safe also. Then suddenly one day I have found a site named Contentmart . It is a large marketplace for content writer and copy writer. And also useful for that person who searching for copywriter. I am giving the best solution for both, client and worker. Just register in this site and place your bid. I think If you are good enough in English than you will find great job here.
so, now tell me, is that writing is impossible? Everybody knows how to read and write. But this is true that the competitor increased now a days.




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PedroP

On one hand yes it is harder. On the other hand, the ways you could earn a living online are much broader. For instance, with the advent of social media, we can now see professions like "Social Media evaluator and such."




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Fuzyon

I don't think it's much harder to earn money online, it's just the fact some companies failed to be relevant to this day (Bubblews and Perk come to mind). There are more opportunities to earn nowadays, although the pay rate is lower.




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thart

Can you share if you have any opportunity to earn some money for someone who is in his first way.




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Fuzyon

There are a lot of resources online like ForumCoin or beermoney where you can stay up to date with what's happening in this field. I reckon you should sharpen up your English skills before you start out in case they're not good enough, many sites will require you to be able to write/speak good English.




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thart

Thank you for the informations. I checked out Forumcoin and it seems like postloop, but i didn't found anything about beermoney. Is it the same thing or something different.




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Fuzyon

Check the subforum "Business, Money & Wealth - BMW Forum", that's where all the information about making money online is. The users are all really friendly and share every opportunity of making money they find.




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thart

Thanks for your help again, I appreciate that. I will check it and i hope i will find something useful there.




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itommy

I think it is difficult to share ways that they are earning good money.
Nowadays there are more competitors in niches and you need to learn and ask experience than asking ways that they're earning because no one wants to share real make money online methods.




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thart

Well, I'm not asking to share his niche in his business. Just if have any idea about true and honest sites where we can earn money.




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overcast

I think earning money online has become really difficult. No matter how hard you try and write content, your content may get blocked with the adblocker. And this means no earning from the ads. You have to rely on the other means. I think adblocking will kill most of the business. And people will be forced to get into the freelancing. And that seems to be the future of the people who are creating the content online.




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thart

For me i think that best bussiness in this days is to have an online market and start selling things, like ebay or amazon. You just need to find a good niche, and it's not neccessary to have your own products.




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overcast

Online market is one good business but requires traffic just like the offline market. I think that way you can see that it's not easy. Easy business doesn't exist. It's just supply and demand. If we can keep up with that then yes well and good.




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thart

Of course there is nothing is easy, to be creative, focusing, patient and hard work will bring you a good results in the coming days. There is lot of people who earn a good income in bussinesses like, It's not that they are genius or they born successful people. They just use their mind and think out of the box.




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overcast

I think with adblocker people are forced to be creative. Most of the adblockers have moved the people into patreon. And companies like adsense are into trouble. So it'd be worth checking out if there are any other alternatives for that. I think it takes time to make money on internet if we are not genius.




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thart

You don't need to be genius to earn money, there is lot of ways to earn money, like marketing for example. You just need to find a good niche to work on it, find something where there is not lot of people work on it, try to put something that will brig some customers to you and I'm sure that you will see the results sooner or later.




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overcast

I think that's where I am struggling. If I can work that part out and make consistent money then I am sure things will change. But for now figuring that part out as I am going older feels a bit afraid. I think I need to be genius to get rich finding my niche. Atleast that's how it seems as of now.




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thart

Maybe if you think in that way, but no one born genius. If you think that to be rich you need to be genius, so give it a try and time and focus on it, take the first step in the way to be genius.




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overcast

Yes thanks for the suggestion. I will find out the way to beat this hurdle. And see how to make more money. I am sure if others can do it then so I can do the same too. Hopefully I can have more control over it. Hopefully I find a way on this.




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thart

You are welcome. No one is better than the other, It's depend on us and the way we think and use our minds.. successful people always think out of the box. Good luck to you.




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Corzhens

Maybe the writing jobs are getting scarcer due to the overflow of writers. Online earnings by writing is very popular because there are forums that tackle this topic where they post sites that pay to post and other earning methods. And I think the growth of earnings site is much lower than the growth of the number of writers. I believe that there are writers earning so much although generally we earn just a little because of too much competition.




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galegatling

Yes it can't be denied that there are many writers now everywhere. But your earning as a writer depends on the quality of the writing you can give to your client. And I agree that there are many writers earning so much already. I guess they worked really hard that's why they achieve that kind of earning.




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thart

It's like all things in life, It requires patience and determination to achieve your goals, you can earn money by selling services or products, either way to have success you have to find a better way to offer more and better things or services to your customers, and that will bring you the money. It's all about that, it's tricky, requires a lot of insight but possible.




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galegatling

I always wanted to know how people do it when they sell products online. I saw a video some time ago, I think it was called drop shipping or something. It was really interesting but there are a lot of consequences if you are not really careful. You'd be skeptical at the first time but when you get the hang of it though, it'll seem to be easy, so they say. But I also heard you need a reputation to on that market or wherever you wish to do buy and sell products.




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thart

There is two kinds of that, one is drop shipping and the other is shopify. Shopify is that you have your own online market and drop shipping is to buy products in ebay. You can find the products in amazon for example, products in your niche thet put it in ebay : picture and information, and if someone buy it from you then you will buy ir from amazon and fill the adress of your customer and they will ship it to him. It's easy you just need to follow some rules in the begining and everything will be fine. Personally i know some people who earn a good money that way, and I'm thinking to start soon.




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galegatling

Oh cool. Please update us if how well it is going.
Cheers! ^^




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thart

First you need a verified Paypal relied with your bank account, And then creat an Ebay seller account, find a good niche to work on it. This method is drop shipping and it not need much money to start, I know some people who start with only 10 Dollars. You can search about it on YouTube for more information. And about Shopify is that you creat an online market, but it need some money in the begining, maybe around 300 Dollars at least.




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galegatling

I've heard about this a lot. But I keep hearing also that the only problem you will be facing is getting your first buyer since you need to have reputation in order for them to trust you. That sounds really hard for me.




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thart

I think if you start selling expensive products you will face that problem. But if you start in the begining with a cheap products and you think about how to make the buyer buy from you, for example you can offer a suprise for people who will buy from you ( just a small surprise; 1 dollar or less ) i think it's a good way even you don't have any reputation.




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Joteque

The online business will get more and more competitive but with adaptation and dynamics and continual strive to learn and research, there will always be new avenues to explore. Who knows where and when "the next biggest thing" will evolve. We know for sure there will be saturation in one sense and there will be breakthroughs in another. It's up to us to keep on keeping on because one way or the other, ready or not, our world will revolve around these inevitable instances.




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thart

I'm agree with you in this point, Larn, research and more study to know what the market have and what the poeple need, It's a good step for a successful business.




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arachnophobik

Yes, because the pool of freelancers is just so big now. It's now just a bidding for the lowest price, which keeps decreases the more freelancers there are. Employers also want a good review of you first, like 90% success rate, in which you can't get if you've never taken a job yet because everyone keeps asking for the 90% success rate.




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alastor1

I think it's a little more harder, because you have to stand out so much to be successful and earn money online for example as a free lancer on sites like Upwork it's really tough to do it, at least I was trying and I never get answers.
I also believe that with patient and dedication you can have a very well paid job online.




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DemiMay

Sure, with some work online it is harder now to earn money and find work, because the competition is fierce. However in other areas, it is much more easier to find work. There are so many ways to earn side revenue, and so many sites hiring. Heck, you can even earn money just from downloading apps.




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thart

You can earn money just from downloading apps, This method take much time just to earn a little money and there is a lot of apps or sites are only scam, they take your time and effort for nothing. To think about building a business and focus on it is much better than the other ways, at least you will see the results even if it will take some time.




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Pixie06

Nowadays there are so many ways in which you can actually earn money online. You can earn by doing some freelancing work, posting in forum or participating in surveys. However the problem is that you don't really get paid that much online. You have to work really hard and be patient too.




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galegatling

Yep there are so many indeed. But the hard part like I've always said, is choosing which one is the best and most reliable. I've been to a lot of those sites but most of them are scam. Now I can tell whether a website is a scam or not.




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chumzy

I will say yes, it has become harder to earn online, previously people didn't know a lot about online jobs but now a whole lot knows now, also the economy of most countries is bad, unemployment has become so common, so dey go online to sort for jobs.




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itommy

I don't think so, if you have good skills on SEO, marketing, web design or graphic design then it is quite easy to earn money online without spend more time, if you are a freelancer online then it is a different thing, you can earn thousands of dollars monthly by using sites like seoclerk or freelancer, upwork site...etc

Hope it helps!




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DenisP

I would say that in general it is harder to earn money online, and that's simply due to the fact that the environment is absolutely saturated with people looking to make a quick buck. But it isn't too difficult to work around that issue. Given the fact that a lot of these people are looking to make a quick buck, it isn't all that hard to beat the competition if you are truly passionate about what you do. Someone who has put years into their craft, knows all the ins and outs, and knows how to market themselves well is guaranteed to stand out among a crowd of people just looking for easy money.




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peachpurple

Oh yes, earning money online is getting difficult now since some of those popular sites are down or not paying users anymore. Hence, the new or existing sites are making lives harder now for new members.




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thart

And there is lot of scam sites who just waste your time without any result, especially the new sites.




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Neiltarquin

I guess the opputunity of earning money is getting thinner. Some people are so desperate to earn fast, they are willing to take advantage other people.




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thart

Yes everyone want to earn money fast, I am with them too. But there is no fast way to earn money, a good bussiness need time, effort and capital.




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Dhanidhamy

It is now competitive and difficult unless you are bringing something new to the market, many people are willing and able to do things you can and technology is moving fast but it all depends on the extra effort you put in to be better and earn more than your competitors.




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giovanniiiii

For me, it has to be no. Nowadays, with the advancement of technology, more people have access to the internet. With that, more people will looking for jobs on the internet too but there will also be an increase for the actual jobs in my opinion. With more people coming to the internet, companies might see this as an opportunity to make platforms and cater those people who want to earn money online.




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Meg24

It certainly is harder in some aspects, there are more people with access to the internet. This means that more people will be interested in working online and it becomes saturated. Not to mention the competition in things like in social media, which seems to be the most popular platform with advertisement and sponsorship.




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thart

You are right that more people are interested in working online, but few people who take actions in that. The compitition is in everywhere, we just need to be creative and think out of the box.




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zeedollar

I wont say it has become a lot more difficult but rather it has become over crowded with cheap unrealistic method people just give to make ends meet. If you look more closely you will find that those income sources that require real proffessional work are still open and waiting to be explored.




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galegatling

Overcrowded indeed. Although it may be true that there are still potential income sources out there, we can all agree that those sources are getting smaller from time to time. There are just so many people lurking and crawling over the internet just to earn some cash while they are at home.




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zeedollar

True but with more people trying to earn money from their home, then the more opportunities there is to make more money especially if you know your onions well in the online space. what better way to make more than from someone desperately looking to make money.




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coolavender

I would have to agree with this. The content mill where I had been regularly picking up writing jobs for the last three years is experiencing a slack season probably due to the many competitors on online job sites. While there are still available jobs for writers with higher ranks, newbies will find it difficult to prove their skills because of the dearth of available jobs on the site. One has to be creative and innovative to stand out. It's never safe to put all your eggs in one basket. It's safer and healthier to develop multiple income streams both online and offline.




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iamawriter

But don't you think that for the same reason you will find more opportunities? More and more are into business creating those opportunities for users to be a part of their projects. It is how you go about searching for them. The list of opportunities is endless.




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mcbryan080990

Earning money online is not difficult in fact you can earn dollar cents in just transcribing audio or basic data entry job. The difficult about it is earning money that will cover your monthly bills and savings. If your going to make online job full time and depend all your bills and payment to it well i can say that its difficult to achieve but if your just looking for part time job wherein you want to earn small amount of money for your free time well its easy. I hope i explained my point clearly.




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overcast

I was checking instagram and came across story of one guy how he turned his turtle preservation into business. He doesn't sell turtle there, he makes people see all of them with some fee or ticket. And based on those sales, he raises the turtles. So this can be a one good option. Just have to be creative I am guessing. Not for all people I am sure.




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amazingsteven

Yes! it is real hard to money online these days because of high competition. But that shouldn't discouraged you because competition mean, there is demand for the service you provide.Here quality matter ,So you have to be your best , in order to beat out your competitor.




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cmoneyspinner

My experience with earning money online has been a hard lesson learned. I first started with freelance writing. It was a site that paid per article views. It was $5 for 1000 views. From there I tried to build my own affiliate marketing websites. I built, deleted and built again. My sites are still there. But the income generated was next to nothing. I blame myself for not knowing how to attract traffic to the sites.

My next work-at-home was joining online writing and blogging communities that have a revenue-share plan or social sites that pay you for your activity (like blogging, commenting, etc.). I am earning from these social sites. But it's not what I want as a primary online income stream.

So my response to your question as to whether it's more difficult “now”? No. Not for me. I'm still struggling each day like I've been doing for the past 5+ years. I know the competition is fierce and my learning curve is steep. But there's no way I'm going to wake up each day and not to try make some money. Is earning money online now more difficult?




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ajlancer

Hi there
Thanks for query. I part agree with your title. Yes! earning money always difficult for anyway, not only for online business. Nobody will not give you any tiny amount without exchange something. But, if you have proper skill, you should find the way of earning online even locally. Many of newbie freelancer, thinking earning money too easy online by doing few simple task and that is why they come to do freelancing. But, they do not know, here and in this profession over 99% job mainly skill based. After trying some day or month they go away and getting lot of frustration. Again, if you gain god skill, it is not too hard to earn money by online job. No doubt about that, online one of the giant source of earning money. Many people earning money just do fun. But, you have to know the way. Here, on SEOclerks many seller earning lot of money each and everyday, just by doing few simple task. So, earning money online, it will be difficult to you when you are not skillful.

Regards by Ajlancer




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rosethornes

Its difficult to find money online. You need patience and work hard. There is a lot of competition but still there's a lot of opportunity to choose from, you just need to know which one is legit.




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ballyhara

I would say it is difficult to get money both online or offline, it doesn't hang on the trees. But more than being difficult, I would say is slower than what people wants it to be. Nowadays you can find a lot of platforms online to earn some money, wide range of ways to make from cents to hundreds. What is the big issue? Usually with those platforms people need to invest a lot of time, hours of their days to earn about maybe $50 a week. So, yes you can stay home and make some money, but is not going to be enough to support your living. Spending time on a part job everyday at least will help you out with the bills.




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Webguy2024

Earning online Is difficult If you do not have the skills but if you do then it's much easier. I notice that you are talking about freelancing and it is true that Asian countries like India and Bangladesh have people that will work for lower prices but this is not everything. Language barriers and sub-standard work can be a problem, not always but sometimes it happens. There are sites like Upwork,Guru etc on which you can get decent money on projects but I think members should add services here on Seocheckout. If you are expert in any field then I would suggest that you list your skills on this platform. If you are an expert in your field then work on platforms but if you are not then start working for easier jobs but I would suggest to also enroll in online or offline course(s) to improve skill sets, become an expert in your field and you will do well. It is much easier to earn a good amount of money these days if you are a Pro.




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PinkTurtle

I don't think is "more difficult" I just think there's more and more competition to get a job. You just need to deliver your best and the clients would always prefer you. Indians and africans are really hard workers, that's why they get the job. You can pretend having it easy every time. Sometimes you just have to push yourself a little harder, improve your skills, maybe learn a new language, that's going to make the difference and it's going to open up a bunch of opportunities.




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augusta

I think making has always been a difficult task,be it offline or online.Most regular workers have lost their jobs because of new technologies likewise online.But I think working smart as a freelancer would help to over this hurdle of no job.




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clara1993

Hi I think to get a job online is not that difficult because now it's easy to start your own business and make some decent money,
Though it's takes some times to earn people's trust and hit the targeted audience in the end it's worthy doing; There are lots of scams too and some people who don't really want to share the real platforms they use to make money most of testimonies are fake too, People are being paid to give fake testimonies which is why I think it's 50-50 and just like everything else in life, We just need to be careful on what we choose to earn from.




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Soulwatcher

The internet boom is over! The market is so saturated with people trying to make a buck that it's almost impossible to make money on the internet. You have people in 3rd world countries that are happy to make $1 a day and will do things for next to nothing. Where here in the USA a $1 will not even get you a pop at Mcdonalds because Mcdonalds chagres $.06 tax.




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ColdFlameChris

It will all gonna depend on your knowledge and skill. I suggest you learn a new skill that is really in-demand online so you can easily make a living on it. Good luck and Have a nice day!




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vinaya

Currently, earning money has become easier than it was previously. In 2012 (that's when I made my first money) I could only from article writing sites like Hubpages, Squidoo, and Helium. Currently, I am engaged with a number of sites where I make money. I make more than $100 just from forum posting, which was not possible in the past. Currently, I am also earning revenue from my blogs and websites.




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Amirulamun

It is easy to earn from online. But you have to search it. You have to find it in various marketplace. At first you have know about yourself. you ask yourself, what kind of work you are capable to do? When you will find your answer after that you have to search for marketplace. Suppose you are good in English. Than you can earn easily by content writing and copy writing. There is a site named Contentmart, which brings a great opportunity for copy writers and content writers. You can easily work there and earn a lot amount of USD. It is the easiest way to earn. Otherwise there are also various marketplace for graphics designer and web developer.




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