How Much Money Did You Make?

Last Update: January 11, 2019

Happy New Year to all of you!

Dear fans and readers,

Haven't you heard this question that people, friends, family ask you: "How much did you earn?" I have a friend, a good friend, one of my best friends, like family to me and visa versa.

And everytime I tell my friend about the progress I make, that I get more followers, higher reach, the compliments people make about what I do and to keep up the good job, that what I want to build for all the people in the world, I get the reply back:

"How Much Money Did You Make?"

Isn't that annoying? Have you had this too? Then off course you explain that building what we build takes time and we need to build trust with our readership and other potential customers interested to follow up our advise of good products and services they may need in their daily life.

Then you get replies back like "gotcha" "aha" "ok", well that would settle it then, right?

Wrong, then the next time you talk about your progress, the same question comes back: "How Much Money Did You Make?". Are our friends brainwashed or so, or are they all live in their little bubble and don't see what is out there, only see what is in their life important, and is that money?

Let me ask good old Dr. F. to build a brainwaves memory modulator to change these repeating replies into: "How Much Money Did You Need?" In the way off yes I wanted to buy that product you advised in your latest blog post.

And my dear fans and readers, what is your take on this and how do you react on such replies? Have you ever experienced this with your friends and family?

Leave your comments and questions below.

ToLiNoLi, Stefan

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mistswitch Premium
I talk about my niche blog (about small dog stuff) as a hobby. I joke that it's Bella's blog and social media. My friends and family find my talk about it a little amusing but they think it's fun so they're encouraging. No one asks about the money aspect because they don't expect there to be money. Which is a fair assumption because right now, it's a hobby that isn't earning significantly yet. I just got my first amazon affiliate sale last week.

I talk about WA in terms of classes and projects and support. You pay for classes. I haven't talked about earning from WA because I'm not doing that yet, so again, no one expects me to be earning and they don't ask. I'm always taking classes in something so why not internet marketing?

When I talk about earning online, I talk about freelance writing and remote bookkeeping and they ALWAYS ask how much I make doing it. I try to remember that it isn't malicious. I think most people have dreams of working from home and they have a number in their head of how much is enough to quit their job. I explain that I've been making a gradual shift to doing more of this; that's why I can work at an in-person job as little as I do. I tell them about the successes and frustrations.
ShihTzuSteve Premium
I do exactly the same. For some reason I have to explain why I don’t “do” games on the phone. I say I don’t have the time. Then I have to say why. “Because writing my shih tzu blog takes up all of my spare time.” I don’t mention anything about money.

Best wishes,

DonnieNorton Premium
Hi, good post and good question. Personally I have not experienced this with Wealthy Affiliate. The only family I have left is my aunt in Florida who does not have a computer. The wife and I are very much loners and do not have any friends. I wish you all the best in your journey here at Wealthy Affiliate.
Babou3 Premium
Some people ask me that too. I think it's because
they are not comfortable with the idea of making
money on the internet. Maybe the day they will hear that
I make so much money I don't
need to go work if I want, they may be reassured.
But even if we were already making a good living with
internet, they would have also trouble understanding it.
I think we are not all done for this kind of activity.

ToLiNoLi Premium
Yeah that makes sense, will be fun to see their faces then. :)) And yes we will lead them to follow our footsteps, if they want and are ready for that, because with a short mind believing you make money after your first blog, they will quickly give up not seeing this result....
TommyVTE Premium
It's always about money, it would be strange if the would not ask.
Having that said, I say mostly that I have paid hobbies and that WA is another hobby that gonna bring in money.

Have a great day
ToLiNoLi Premium
Paid hobbies are great! Love it! :))

Enjoy your day.
JMankanda Premium
Take heart, money is a universal motivator. Whoever asks you how much money you are making from anything probably wants to assess the feasibility of trying it out....the woes of a marketer's life hey : ) Use the curiosity to your can be a conversation how much money are they making themselves...are they looking for legit ways to earn money on the side...are they looking to escape the 9 to 5...
ToLiNoLi Premium
Money is just a tool that can make things move for you. :))

What would you do without it? If money would disappear tomorrow, what will you do?

Curiosity is one thing, and if that is the case they ask you about it, but it is a straight reply like if it doesn't make money on the spot it is no good....

Didn't you notice that many newsbies coming to WA think the same? As if it is a magic formula that brings you money the next day?
JMankanda Premium
So true....interesting question you've asked there...what would we all do if money disappeared tomorrow?

I bet you the real question at the back of the questioner's mind is what's in it for me?

I'm learning more and more to be curious for learning...curious for experience and banishing ignorance.

Newbies, myself included, perhaps stumble into WA not really knowing what it's about....not appreciating the potentially life changing knowledge to be gained....and as an added side; the money if you do get to work it properly. With time. Not a flash in the pan or get rich without doing anything.

There's room for passion, a whole lot of learning (repeating myself : )) but it's worth it.