There are things I never would have learned if I hadn't taken on the role of a freelancer. As my freelancing job entails writing and online research, I get to take a peek into the possibilities the Internet brings. I've been an avid Internet user for some time, but yes, I'm now looking at the Internet in a whole new light. Money making may be a keyword Google frowns at since its Panda and most recent updates, but online money making is definitely a possibility.
My research point to just about one thing: To be successful, all it takes is a little imagination, knowledge of what the market needs, a lot of hard work and discipline. I know there is something for me out there. I just haven't figured it out yet. My mother says I'm good at writing - bless her kind heart. I just might start from there.
SEO is a word I'm gradually understanding, and its relevance to a search engine. I don't know a lot yet, but little is better than none at all, especially if I intend to survive the cutthroat online competition nowadays.
I also learned that as in any marketplace, there is a multitude of annoying people online - annoying in the sense that they resort to unkind words to express their distaste. And some others, they use you for their personal gain. Well, as they say, you can't have it all.
People exist for a reason - even those disgruntled ones. At the very least, they teach me to appreciate that sometimes, being silent about things is not a sign of cowardice but bravery to the highest level.