Category: earnings

2017: Total Online Earnings

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My earnings for 2017 came to
$4027.87. Pleased with that as it’s an improvement on 2016 ($3173.11) by about $850.

Breakdown

(Some were paid in pounds and euros, but most were paid in dollars. In sharing my total earnings, it’s just easier for me to put it all in dollars.)

 – Proofreading: $2335.98
 – Slots: $655.66
 – Short tasks: $532.54 (Clickworker, Hybrid, MTurk)
 – Writing: $212.22
 – Surveys: $147.28 (Pinecone Research, Onepoll, Prolific Academic, Enroll)
 – PingPong: $61.11 (read review)
 – GPTs: $24.41 (Swagbucks, Gift Hunter Club, Points2Shop)
  NiceTalk: $22.83 (conversational English app)
 – Appen: $16.97
 – The Money Shed: $12.87 (Moneymaking forum. I won £10 in a draw.)
 – uTest (testing site): $6.00

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Proofreading: My top earner in 2017 (as in previous years). Plus it was an improvement on the previous year. / This year, when the company I used to proofread for folded (in May), I didn’t know if I’d be able to sustain the income I’d been making through them. I ended up making more.

Slots (gambling): Though I was blessed with a big slot win (in November), it was one of the last times I played. I don’t want to go back to it as it’s not the best thing for someone like me. So appreciative of the win, though, because it really helped.

Short tasks: I don’t plan on doing much of that this year, but never say never. If I find a site where there’s a fairly steady stream of tasks available to me, with OK pay, then I’ll likely jump on it.

Writing: After moving on from freelance writing some years ago, I decided to get back into it late last year. It was a personal decision and a money one.

Surveys: I won’t be doing much of those this year.

PingPong: I like PingPong. I hope I get more sessions with them this year.

GPTs: I reached the end of the road with GPT sites some years ago. Most of the earnings this year were from referrals.

NiceTalk: I liked this app because I could just talk to folks whose English wasn’t their first language and get paid for it. I didn’t get that many calls, but on the other hand, I wasn’t that focused on the app. The app stopped working for me one day and I chose to delete it. The end.

Appen: Occasionally, I get work from Appen. The one I got paid for was an audio-based task.

 The Money Shed: A forum about making money (mostly online). In the Earning Money Online sub-forum, there’s a monthly ‘Moneymaking challenge’ thread where everyone’s welcome to set themselves a challenge to make a certain amount of money. Throughout the month, you post your earnings update in the thread. At the end of every month, there’s a prize draw where a few people win £10.00.

uTest: I barely used uTest last year. I really should as I think I could make some good money there if I focus. I had a mental block when it came to using it. Need to break through it because on the other side of that block is…MONEY! 🙂

 

So those are my earnings for 2017. I hope to make much more this year. I need to, so I’mma need more than hope.

Whatever your desires and plans are to earn online this year, I hope they all come to fruition.

Peace and pizza, y’all,

Miss Eb.

Online Earnings: June to December 2017

I started writing this post at 2.33 am when I was tired and schleepy.

Go figure. 

Buuuut the good thing is I went to bed having written most of it.

Yay, me. 🙂

Looking back on my monthly earnings

There were no significant changes in my monthly earnings (’til November). I mostly made $200-$300 a month. A few times, I almost made $400. However, in November, I made $926.70, and in December, I made $545.26.

November

A sizable portion of what I made in November came from playing slots. I made £500 ($655.66) from a £10 deposit. I’m grateful as it really helped with a couple of things. 

It’s bittersweet, though. Sweet for the win. Bitter as I’m managing/recovering from a gambling habit I’ve had for a while. The last time I played was Nov. and I don’t plan on playing again. It’s not to say the temptation won’t be there at times; I expect it to be.

December

I’m proud of myself for the amount I made this month. It’s the first time I’ve made over $500 in a long-ass while from online work. The last time was 2014.

I worked quite hard this month. The writing job I got earlier in the month helped. It was my second highest earner behind proofreading.

Earnings breakdown (Jun – Dec)

Jun: $168.26

Jul: $330.61

Aug: $73.56

Sept: $257.93

Oct: $308.01

Nov: $926.70

Dec: $545.26

Earnings breakdown (by what I did) (Jun – Dec)

 – Proofreading: $1271.18

 Slots: $655.66 (£500)

 – MTurk (short tasks): $301.04 

 – Writing: $212.22 (£158.60)

 – Surveys: $93.99 (£69.81) (Pinecone Research, Prolific Academic, OnePoll, Enroll)

 – PingPong (research site): $41.12 (37.94 eur) (read review)

 – GPTs: $15.02 (Swagbucks (read review), Points2Shop (read review))

 – The Money Shed win: $12.87 (£10.00)

 – Clickworker: $7.23 (6.30 eur)


– Proofreading has been my highest online earner for roughly four years, so it’s no surprise it’s at the top for Jun to Dec.

 – I rarely use MTurk these days, The $300+ was from when I was much more active.

 – I’ve been writing for three-and-a-half weeks. I’m happy with what I’ve made so far on the back of that.

 – I don’t do surveys that much. A huge chunk of it came from a £40.00 payout I finally reached for a site called Onepoll. Took me ages to reach it as I wasn’t using the site that often. I decided to push towards a payout. 

 – PingPong’s a research site. You have a video session with a researcher asking you your opinion about a product/website. These sessions are usually held on behalf of companies who want feedback about what they’ve created. You can read my PingPong review here.

 – I see myself making even less from GPTs next year.

 – The Money Shed is a forum about making money (mostly online). In the Earning Money Online sub-forum, there’s a monthly ‘Moneymaking challenge’ thread where everyone’s welcome to set themselves a challenge to make a certain amount of money. Throughout the month, you post your earnings update in the thread. At the end of every month, there’s a prize draw where a few people win £10.00.

 – Clickworker’s a short-task site I use from time to time.

 

That’s it. 🙂

Next post: 2017 earnings. 


Peace,

MissEb

Online Earnings: April 2017

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April didn’t go the way I hoped. Not only did it feel somewhat slow, but I found out the company I proofread for is closing down the middle of this month.

Proofreading is my major source of online income and I only worked with the one company (they had many clients I proofread for).

In my last post, I mentioned the risk of having one main income source, not knowing what was actually round the corner. 

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The other gig I got in February, where I was doing short tasks, has dried up. The few tasks that were available this month weren’t for me.

Been a busy three months. I’m more settled at home now. So the time leading up to mid month will be spent:

 – doing as much proofreading as I can before the company shuts down

 – paying more attention to a few sites I’m signed up to, but haven’t used as much

 – searching for new earning opportunities

I have to find a replacement by then, enough to be making at least $200 a month.

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Considering the slow month I had in April, I did well – not as much as March, but better than January and February.

I made $226.77.

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Breakdown:

 – Proofreading: $185.50

 – Short tasks: $28.81

 – Prolific Academic: $12.46 (£9.66)

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Prolific Academic is one of the best survey sites I know. It’s up there with Pinecone Research. Run by doctorate students. Pays well. And the surveys aren’t please-put-me-out-of-my-misery boring either.

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I hope I not only find a replacement, but do better than that.

The lesson in all of this is the blessing: don’t put all your bottles of wine in one cellar. 🙂

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Wish me the luck of the Irish. May this month drop some juicy apples.


Miss Eb.

Online Earnings – March 2017

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I wanted to make $300 in March, and I did. I made $385.18. In the last post, I mentioned it would be nice to finish at $400. Almost made it. 🙂

I’m proud of myself because March has been a personally challenging month. But despite that, I reached and surpassed the initial figure I had in mind. It’s also the most I’ve made since October.

I made about $180 more in March than I did in February. My total works out at an average of $12.43 per day.

Breakdown:

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

Proofreading: $212.98

Short tasks: $140.71

Appen (recording): $16.97 (23 AUD)

Info (where I make money proofreading): $5.00

Clickworker: $5.80 (5.44 EUR)

Pinecone Research (survey site): $3.72 (£3.00)

Total: $385.18

 

 – Pleased with my proofreading earnings. It’s the most I’ve made since October.

 – The writing gig I found last month has turned into a gig composed of various other tasks. I hope it proves to be a medium to long-term gig. I’ll just make what I can while it’s there.

 – I don’t get contacted a lot by Appen to do stuff. Last time I did something with them was May. 

 – I wrote a detailed blog post about the proofreading site I use to make money. It’s password protected. If you wish to access it, please read this first (including the important update at the bottom). If you’re then still interested, please PayPal $5.00 to this email: me (at) getpaidtofart (dot) com. / (UPDATE – May 2017: Sadly, the proofreading company’s closing down this month.)

 – I’d had some money sitting in my Clickworker account for a while. Minimum cashout’s 5.00 EUR. I was invited to do a survey which pushed it over the minimum, hence the payment.

 – Pinecone Research is a reliable survey site that’s been around for a while. The surveys are infrequent, but I can’t think of a time when I haven’t qualified.

 

Plans for April:

Will write about that in my next post. 🙂

 

MissEb.

Online Earnings: January 2017

Gonna go straight to it. I made $205.32. Happy with that as I wanted to make more than I did in December ($180.71), plus $200 was my preferred target.

Breakdown:

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

Proofreading: $195.36

Swagbucks: $6.25 (£5.00) (read review)

Pinecone Research: $3.71 (£3.00) (read review)

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Proofreading’s how I mostly make money online. It’s been the case for a few years now.

I stopped using Swagbucks a long time ago, but logged in one day to find I had enough points to request a £5.00 PayPal payment. I have a few active referrals to thank for that.

I’ve been using Pinecone Research for some years. I receive a survey or two each month, and there are months when I receive nothing, but I always qualify for a survey when I receive one. Of all the survey sites I’ve used over the years, Pinecone’s the one I’ve stuck with the longest.

 

Plans for February

I’d like to make more than I did last month. I’m at $81.61 at the mo’. It’s possible to surpass last month’s earnings if I make $10 a day for the rest of the month. Proofreading can make me that if I organise my time better and focus more.

I also want to add a few other ways to earn online, add more variety. Proofreading’s getting monotonous.

I said I was going to get back into testing (specifically uTest), which I haven’t. I should, especially as there’s money to be made there.

Also want to add another survey site, Prolific Academic. It pays fairly well and the surveys aren’t boring.

If I can juggle those three, I should be able to make more over the coming months.

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MissEb.