Ever since I left my job 3-4 months back, I have been pondering with the idea of working online. After working for ten long years in a corporate job, the idea of doing a 9-5 job has lost its charm for me. The only good thing about a regular job is a steady income at the end of the month. I have spent last 3-4 months trying various kinds of online work- from revshare to blogging to forum posting and I have earned some money too but the problem is that online earnings are always fluctuating. You work and you earn. The day you don't work, you don't earn. The other problem is the constant fluctuations in income. You are earning good money on a revshare site and suddenly the site collapses and you lose your earnings (Sometimes the investment too!)
I am working on setting up my astrology and tarot reading site to supplement my earnings. I have not monetized my blog yet. That is another goal on my list. I focused too much on HubPages in the last couple of months but the efforts haven't been worth it. I should have directed those efforts at my blog instead. I think if you are working online then you should never rely on one site or one source of income. You never know when that source dries up and you are left with nothing. So my focus now is to work on 3-4 viable options which help me in generating a steady amount of income every month.
I don't know if it is possible to live entirely on online income but I know many people who are doing it successfully. So I thought of giving it a try. Meanwhile I am also searching for a suitable job and I may end up taking up one that suits me. Let's see what the future holds!