Online Earnings: June 2016

Hello 🙂

I was about $5.00 shy of what I made in May. In May, I made $249.48. In June, I made $244.18.

I thought June would be a power of a month because of something I was planning to embark on. However, that thing didn’t happen, so I didn’t make as much as I’d hoped.

Still, a couple of hundred dollars isn’t bad. It’s just that I spend whatever comes through as soon as it comes through, so I’m not able to feel the real impact of a few hundred dollars. 

Anyway, here’s the breakdown:

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

 – Proofreading: $83.34

 – Testing: $80.63 (via – pays to test sites & apps)

 – Slots win: $40.14 (£30.04)

 – Surveys: $34.07 (£24.30) (Viewsbank, Prolific Academic)

 – Gift Hunter Club: $6.00 (review)

I focused a bit more on uTest last month, which reflects in my earnings. I also had a lucky win on the slots.

Proofreading continues to be one of my biggest earners, and has been for a good while. If you’d like to know the site I’ve been using, please read this old post first, then contact me.

Surveys: It takes me ages to cash out from Viewsbank. Though I appreciated the money when it arrived, I’m not that enthused to use it again. | I used Prolific Academic more often last month. I find the surveys interesting and pay well. Plus minimum cashout’s £5.00 and pays fairly quickly once I request it. 


So that’s June. 🙂

Hello, July. Watchu got for me? Empty one of your pockets and sprinkle me with glitter, pweese. Thank you.


Online Earnings: April & May 2016

April brought with it the least I’ve made in a month this year (so far). I made $176.29.

May was better ($249.48), but not as good as March ($305.93).


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

April: $180.62

 Spare5: $77.37 (paid to complete short tasks on my phone or desktop. more info: Spare5 Webtasks | Spare5 on iOS)

 – Proofreading: $63.32

 – Testing: $13.75 (via – pays to test sites & apps)

 Clickworker: $8.82 (7.98 euro) (task-based site)

 – Prolific Academic (survey site): $7.30 (£5.12)

 Swagbucks (gpt site): $4.33 (£3.00 Amazon gift card)

 – SurveyMad (gpt): $2.32

 Gift Hunter Club (gpt): $2.00 

 – Zurb/Enroll (quick surveys): $1.41


May: $249.48

 – Proofreading: $137.40

 – Appen (recording): $68.47 (97 AUD)

 Spare5: $17.31

 – Testing: $10.50 (

 – Clixsense (gpt): $7.92

 – Pinecone Research (survey): $4.38 (£3.00)

 – Gift Hunter Club (gpt): $2.00 

 – Cashle (gpt): $1.00

 – 1Q (survey app): $0.50



 – Spare5: has been less of a productive use of my time over the past month or so. I’ve also gone off it somewhat, which is down to the natural flow of me being who I am, and task (in)availability. As their tasks do tend to come and go, I will pass by from time to time to see what’s there and whether it’s worth my time/energy. But for now, I’m better off spending the time I spend there on other things that can earn me more.

 – Sites you no longer use: If you have sites you haven’t used in a while, it’s worth taking a peek inside some of them as there might be some money laying dormant, enough for you to cash out. This is especially so if you have referrals, even if those referrals weren’t that active. You never know, they might have gotten more active while you’ve been away. / This has been the case for me, which is how I cashed out $2.32 from SurveyMad and a £3.00 Amazon gift card from Swagbucks.

 – 1Q and Zurb: these are what I call flash survey sites; these surveys that take less than a minute to do. / 1Q is app-based. I don’t get that many surveys from them, but the few that I did required just one answer each. The surveys were sent to me via text and I answered via text reply. After replying, I received confirmation of a $0.25 PayPal payment (per survey). / Zurb is accessed online via computer. Again, not many surveys I’ve received, but they’re short and sweet when I do get them. I receive notification, answer it, takes less than a minute. Minimum payout’s $1.00. Not sure when they pay – once a week, I think.

 – Appen Online: This company, also known as Appen Butler Hill, recruits for several positions. I’ve been on their books for a while. I get occasional work. In May, I got two one-off gigs where I had to record stuff. Simple to do, somewhat tedious, but the money, when it came, was good. 🙂


So that’s been me online over the past couple months. 🙂


Online Earnings: March 2016

This update’s way overdue, but better late than never (I actually don’t think it’s always better to be late than never. Like, if you’re really late for an interview, it’s no consolation that it’s better to be late than never. But, anyway, I digress.)

With the way things were going in March, I was hoping to make $300. And I did! I made $305.93! Almost $100 more than I made in February. 🙂


– Proofreading: $181.46 (If you’d like to find out about the site that pays me to proofread, I have a post you can read. It’s password protected. Goes into some detail about it, along with screenshots, proof of payments and tips. Please read this other post first, though.)

Spare5: $80.90 (paid to complete short tasks on my phone or desktop. more info: Spare5 Webtasks | Spare5 on iOS)

– Testing: $37.25 (via – pays to test sites & apps)

Pinecone Research: $4.32 (£3.00)

Gift Hunter Club: $2.00


This month…

I don’t feel I’m going to make as much as I made last month. However, if I make more than I did in February, I’ll be fine with that. I haven’t been as focused this month.

Anyway, there’s over a week left til the end of the month, so who knows, ey? 🙂



Online Earnings: February 2016

My aim was to make more than I did in January, and I managed that. 🙂

I made $209.46 (compared to $183.13 in Jan).

I’m happy with that.

My earnings were also varied last month, though a chunk of it was still via proofreading.


 – Proofreading: $184.90

 – Testing: $14.00 (via – pays to test sites & apps)

 Spare5: $7.47 (paid to complete short tasks on my phone or desktop. more info: Spare5 Webtasks | Spare5 on iOS)

 – GPTs: $3.09 (Cashle, Gift Hunter Club)


How I’m doing this month…

Well, the way I’m going, March is looking to be better than last month. I’m about $70 away from surpassing last month’s earnings. I think it’s mostly to do with Spare5, which I started using a few weeks ago. I’ve earned roughly $30 there this month so far. 

Also, I’m doing pretty good with the proofreading. Made $46.00 last week and I’ve made $51.98 this week.

I have a feeling I might earn close to $300 this month. I’d be really pweesed if I do.


Buh byeeeee…


Proofreading Update…

Just a quick update on how things are going with the proofreading and my aim to make $50 a week.

I’ve accepted the fact that some weeks, I’ll hit my target and some weeks, I won’t. As long as I make $30-$40 a week, I’m good. It’s still more than I’ve been making in a good while.

I’ll still aim for $50 a week, but will be more laid back about it and grateful for what I can make.

This month, I’ve made the following via proofreading:

Week 1 – $41.52

Week 2 – $37.34

Week 3 – $46.00

Week 4 – $41.52

Week 4’s not done yet, and I’m on track to make over $50 (as long as I reach $10 by the end of today or early tomorrow, because the site’s payment run tends to slow down over the weekend – understandably so).


Other Stuff

I’ve gone back to testing work – doing a bit here and there, so there should be a bit of money trickling in from that from the end of the month. Also looking at a couple other things.


Anyway, that’s moi. 🙂