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How to make money online while you are at your regular 9-5 job

By Edited Aug 3, 2015 0 2

Firstly, please don't blame me if you get fired from trying this at work! Many people starting out
from making money online as a way to pay off some debt or to help save for a holiday. Some people already have a job and the extra money comes in handy. Finding the time to blog or write articles however can be difficult.

After you come home from work, often you are tired and just want to spend some time relaxing in front of the television. While some people start off by working on their blog or website in the evenings and on the weekend, it sometimes doesn't take long before the two activities start to interfere with each other.

The excitement and enjoyment of making your own money online however often takes over from the dullness and boredom of your regular job. I remember when I started selling stuff for profit on Ebay and when I had a hot auction going, I couldn't resist the temptation checking it while I was at work.

Some people, especially anyone who is a manager might not like this article, but when I was working in a 9-5 job, I remember how much time people wasted at work doing personal tasks and socializing. While it is important to spend some time socializing with your work colleagues, instant messaging your friends and Facebook, doesn't help anyone. So I never had a moral problem with working on my blog or websites, at least it made me happy and when I had job related work, I was keen to finish it as soon as possible.

Most office jobs nowadays give you your own computer with internet access. Most companies have some guidelines as to how much you can use the internet and email for personal use. While most companies don't mind you sending the occasional email to your family or friends or
spending a bit of time reading news' sites, writing for websites like Infobarrel could easily get you

Firstly I would suggest never to use your company's email address for your online money making
operations. Set up a gmail account for this.

Some companies have internet lines that don't go through the company's firewall and proxy servers.
This can be set up pretty easy to set up if you work in IT, if you don't you can always try to make good friends with someone from your IT department. If you can get internet access that doesn't go through the company firewall, you can basically access any website you want without it be tracked or traced.

If you can't get your own internet connection, you need to be a little careful about what sites you
access. While you might not be able to visit your favorite making money online site like Infobarrel,
you can easily write articles in Notepad or Word, and send them to your home by email and upload them
later when you get home from work. Having word open will make it look you are busy working on some kind of report.

You can set up some blogging software so you can email entries and they get automatically posted. A great way to write for your blog without having to open the admin panel.

If you can't live without your Twitter while you are at work, one sneaky way to hide what you are
doing, is to set the background image of your twitter account to an image of Excel or whatever software you commonly use at your job.

One important tip for making money online while you are at your 9-5 job, is to never, ever tell your work colleagues about what you are doing. It is a sure fire way of you boss finding out why you are so busy all of the time and you might find yourself relying on the money you make online, for all of your income.


Aug 29, 2009 2:39pm
I must admit that some of my best articles have been written at work!
Aug 29, 2009 7:40pm
Thanks for the comment!
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