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Why Do You Want to Make Money Online?

29th November 2008

Make Money OnlineMany people want to jump into the make money online bandwagon.

Unfortunately, some don’t really know the reason why they want to make money online.

Some say they want to make additional income to their current job or business.

Some others say they want to be the next millionaire that is born every minute on the Net.

Some others just being lemmings and follow what other people do without real direction.

What is my reason entering the make money online?

I want to achieve freedom

If you asked me, I want to enter make money online market to achieve freedom.

I want to work wherever I want. I want to work as much as I want (or slack as much as I want). I want to regain control of my life, and I want to control my finance.

I’m no good as an employee. I don’t like structured 9-to-5 job – I can’t go elsewhere when I wanted to, and I can’t simply do things my way – my bad.

I’m no good as a business owner. I don’t really enjoy managing employees. Hiring managers would solve the problem, but my off line business doesn’t have the budget to hire expensive business manager.

How about running my own one-man-show? I did do that, but I don’t enjoy meeting clients in an expensive lunch and events.

I’m whining and I feel underachieving. Internet business saves me.

Apart of those I mentioned above, I am a good investor. I can see good value in things, including businesses.

Therefore I invest in web businesses. Not big ones, but small ones. And then there’s a things here and there to make money online, but that’s maybe will be explained in my next blog post 😉

What am I working on, exactly?

Basically, I do website flipping. I build websites, grow them, and later on deciding their fate – to keep them as long as I can or sell them to interested buyers.

Currently, I work on web directories and blogs, as well as various websites. And, oh, I invest in domain names.

Web businesses – The demand is there, and the supply is just starting to gain momentum.

Since I mentioned it – What do I think of web directories and blogs?

Web directories – in decline. I’m keeping my directories for myself, making a nice couple of hundreds of dollars in cash flow per month. However, some web directories do shout ‘quality’.

Blogs – hot today! I saw some fine startup blogs, with great concept, great starting unique contest, great design. Competition will be tough, but the real differentiator is, again, the content.

What is your reason to enter make money online world?

I’ve told you my reason, although it’s only the tip of the iceberg 😉

What is your reason to enter the make money online? Please share by commenting on this blog post (psst – this blog has a Top Commentator plugin with DOFOLLOW attribute – your every comment ‘counts’, if you catch my drift.)

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Ivan Widjaya is the owner of, as well as the founder of several online businesses:, and He runs his business from anywhere, anytime he wants.

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  • Erwin Tan
    Posted at 3:33 pm December 3, 2008
    Erwin Tan

    To me..

    I’m working towards financial freedom as well.. But the main factors are I’ve always wanted to run my own businesses, more flexible time for myself and family and finally.. I hate day jobs.. =D

  • Asep Onde
    Posted at 4:01 pm December 3, 2008
    Asep Onde


    day jobs left nothing for you and your family, except the sense of false security 🙂

    Pursue your passion toward financial freedom, and it might be achieved sooner or later – as long as you kept working on it!

  • Isabelle Gonzales
    Posted at 3:42 pm May 3, 2010
    Isabelle Gonzales

    it is really hard to build massive traffic on a website. you need to promote your website by blog commenting or PPC advertising-*.

  • Asep Onde
    Posted at 1:28 pm October 16, 2012
    Asep Onde


    Yes, it’s hard – but it’s not impossible 🙂 Build it one step at a time, do the right things and you’ll be fine.