I thought that since it is a new year I will start going over some of the opportunities that I posted about in 2007 and let you know where I stand and what my opinion is on them! I will do a few each post. You can go into my archives to find out more about each opportunity.
Texting Operator So far, so good. I've been a texting op for 2 1/2 years now! If you are lucky enough to get in with a company then consider yourself very lucky! It seems like the past few months have been slow with companies hiring new operators. I am sort of "stuck" with one of the lesser paying texting companies. I went with them because they don't have a schedule and you can log in and out whenever you want. There are pros and cons to working rota and non-rota. With non rota you have more freedom but it also takes more discipline to make yourself work every day even when you are feeling lazy! However, it is nice to work non-rota when you have kids or when you have appointments that you need to attend. I am willing to work back on a rota texting job if any ever come open again, lol. The company I am working for now does pay but it really isn't very much. I could make a lot more money working for another company. I have the experience now but the better paying companies don't hire much because no one wants to leave them!
ChaCha.com I gave up on them awhile ago once I got this non-rota texting job. Chacha does pay but it seems like they were coming up with rules and more rules making it more difficult to earn decent money. The last time I worked there the searches were far and few between and I spent most of the time just staring at the screen. It's a shame because I did enjoy doing it..I just didn't have the time to put into it on a daily basis to earn any sort of decent money. I suppose for someone who doesn't have any other work at home job then ChaCha would be a decent place to start!
CafePress. I have earned some money from them. Im sure I would have the potential to earn a lot more if I had the time to dedicate to promoting it. It seems like I get most of my sales from people just doing basic searches. I really like designing things for my cafepress store but once again it comes back to me just not having enough time for everything!
If I had time for everything then I'm sure I would be making quite a nice income from the internet alone!
...More updates to come!