Online Earnings: October 2016

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I’m happy with what I made in October: $379.73. It’s my second highest-earning month. The highest was in September ($641.80), but half of that was because I won some money (though proofreading made up a big chunk too – $250.62).

Of the $379.73 I made last month, $278.70 was from proofreading. That’s the most I’ve made from proofreading this year, and the year before!

Earnings Breakdown ($379.73)

(any amount in brackets is the currency in which it was received) 

 – Proofreading: $278.70

 – Slots: $85.57 (£70)

 – Lucky Phone: $12.12 (£10.00)  / (Lucky Phone’s a lottery draw based on phone numbers (I think it’s only UK numbers). As well as a draw, you can collect points & cash out £10.00 when you reach 1000 points. Took me aaaages, but yeah, finally got it. I was thinking of not using the site after cashing out, but I seem to still be using it 🙂 )

 – Gift Hunter Club: $2.00 (read review)

 – Cashle/Points2Shop: $1.34 (read review)

 

November…

I don’t think I’ll make as much this month as I’ll be busy with other things, especially in the last week. However, it would be nice to finish the month at $200 if I can. If not, that’s OK.

MissEb.

Online Earnings: September 2016

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September was a bittersweet month. It was my highest-earning month, but a personally challenging one.

Anyway, onto the earnings. I made $641.80! That’s the most I’ve made in a month this year – in fact, it’s been about five years since I have.

A sizable amount of that is due to a meaty slot win. I’m not usually lucky with slots, but I won £250 from a £10 or £20 deposit (can’t remember which).

I don’t recommend slots. I also don’t recommend it as an intended way to earn money online, especially if you feel you have an addictive personality. I say this from personal experience. However, I’m grateful for the win. / I don’t go into a month thinking about playing slots as a way of earning online. Proofreading is mainly my thing. But when I do win, I do tend to include it in my total earnings.

The rest of my earnings came from proofreading – roughly $250 – the most I’ve made in a month this year. I plan on making more this month. *beast mode* *cute beast though*

Earnings Breakdown ($641.80)

(any amount in brackets is the currency in which it was received) 

– Slots: $377.87 (£250)

 – Proofreading: $250.62

 – Pinecone Research (surveys): $7.84 (£6.00)

 – Swagbucks: $3.97 (£3.00) (read review)

 – Cashle/Points2Shop: $1.50 (read review)

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Aaaand that’s me for September. 🙂

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October

I plan to hit the ground running this month. I need to. Proofreading-wise, there’s about $38 on its way from work I’ve done over the past couple days. I’m using the site as we speak and plan to make $20 by the end of the day; I’m about a quarter of the way there.

I need to wake up earlier (which means hitting the sack earlier. I’m a night owl), so I can start and reach my target earlier. I think more work comes in in the mornings (my time. GMT.)

I also have two other things I want to take a look at, one of them being testing, which I used to do a bit of between February and July.

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This month is about time management, organisation and focus in order to make the most I can. Basically, making the most of each day, putting in the work early (and early in the month), so that I’m in flow in a week or two. I want to be in beast mode early on rather than piling on the pressure mid-month.

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In the midst all that, I also need to take care of myself so I’m in the position to work at the level I plan to, so eating well, taking breaks, taking naps, and getting an adequate amount of sleep.

I can do it. (a voice says)

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Here’s to an abundant October for us all. 🙂

Misseb.

Proofreading: $20-a-day Aim (Update)

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So, my idea a couple of weeks ago was to see if I could make $20 a day on the proofreading site I use.

I did OK the first couple of days, but lost the focus/enthusiasm to make that amount per day. However, I’ve been able to manage $10 days easily. I wouldn’t have been able to do that had I not aimed to make $20 a day, so that’s cool.

I now know I can go at a steady but leisurely pace and make $10 a day ($10 days are now the norm for me); but if I want to push myself, I can make $20 or close to it.
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Since 7th September when I posted about my idea, I’ve made just under $140. I also have about $37 due to me and I’m working my way towards another $10. I’m set to make more this month from the site than I’ve made in any month this year.

What this experiment has taught me:

– what I can achieve if I focus (and it doesn’t have to be a huge amount of focus, but being consistent helps)

– that it all adds up, the effort put in each day, no matter how small per day.

– that I like receiving money. I like the current flow of money I’m manifesting. I like what I’ve made and I like what’s coming to me.
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I look forward to making more money between now and the end of the month.

I’m not used to talking about money in this way; I’m aware I’m talking about it in a different way in this post, almost like I’m reclaiming some of my power. I wasn’t aware of where I was with that until I wrote this post.
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Anyway, have a cool weekend, all. 🙂

Peas.

Latest idea: Update

So, following on from yesterday’s post, where I was curious to see how much I could make (on the proofreading site I use) if I made myself available most of the day, here’s an update on how I did.

I made enough to request a $20.00 payment.

I logged into the site at 11.45 am and closed it around 1.30 am.

I didn’t literally work those hours. I didn’t do a 12+ hour shift. The work comes in sporadically; I do what comes through if I’m able to take it when it appears (I’m not the only one the work’s accessible to. First come, first served.)

Each piece of work takes me seconds to 4 mins to complete. Most take an average of a minute or so. 

I’ve done a rough count and I proofread around 73 segments of text throughout yesterday (I think it may have been more).

So, in total, let’s say I spent 73 minutes (1 hour 13 mins) minimum, and 292 minutes (4 hours 52 mins) maximum. If I was to do an average of the two, it’s roughly 3 hours spent. That works out at about $6.66 an hour.

The downside is that I didn’t make this in one 3-hour sitting. The upside is I wouldn’t want to! I like flexibility and don’t want to be tied to a set shift.

$6.66/hour isn’t fabulous, especially when converted to pounds (I’m in the UK) – but again, flexibility to log in and out when I want to, and do this work around other things. There’s basically no commitment required (apart from doing the job well, of course).

 

Today, I started earlier (9.30 am) and I’m getting close to making another $20.00. It’s a combination of having had a bit of a headstart before logging off yesterday and getting started earlier today. I think I might stick to earlier starts and see how that goes.

Since it looks like I can make $20 a day, that’s what I’ll aim for for the rest of the month. I might not be able to hit $20 everyday, because it depends on work volume, but at the very least, I can make $10.

That’s $300-$600 a month. I could do with it being closer to the latter.

The key, I think, is waking up early, doing as much as is available, hopefully reaching my target sooner in the day. Then I can let it go for the day.

 

Wish me luck. 🙂

MissEb.

So, my latest idea is…

Today, I thought about the proofreading site I’ve been using for over a year. I’m wondering how much I can actually make if I leave the site’s work window open all day and do as much of the work that comes through as I can.

I don’t think I’ve ever tried that.

So that’s what I’m doing today. 🙂

I started at 11.45am and will stop at 12 midnight or whenever I go to bed after that (I’m a really late sleeper).

I know I can often make $10 in a day there if I want to. However, I haven’t literally sat there all day to achieve it. How much can I make if I do make myself available most of the day?

We shall see.

The work that flows through isn’t constant; it’s unpredictable. So it’s not as if I’ll be proofing all day. I’ll be doing other things in-between. It’s just that I’m committing to doing as much as is possible today.

Will post an update tomorrow.

(p.s.: if you’d like to find out more about the site I use, read this old post).

 

Laters,

MissEb.