Category: money online

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

PingPong (Research Site) (Includes Payment Proof)

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I came across PingPong (via a Facebook group) about a month ago and decided to join. Looking for an additional way to earn, I thought I’d check it out.

PingPong is into research/feedback. Companies come to them to receive online feedback about their products from users like my fine self (and your wovly self too, of course).

 

Can anyone join?

I haven’t seen anything on their site excluding anyone, so I’m assuming anyone with a PayPal account can join. (There are some countries, however, where PayPal is a no-no, or where you can send money via PayPal but can’t receive via PayPal. My understanding is it’s a PayPal policy thingymejig, and not to do with a particular site.)

 

Sooo what happened after joining PingPong, lady?

I received notifications of tests soon after. Unfortunately, I either didn’t qualify for them or available slots had run out by the time I got there.

I’d say it was about a week or so after joining that I qualified for a test and got myself a slot. (It felt like a date!)

(I kid. I kid.)

 

The session

I did the test on 15th May. Really enjoyed it. The session was for half an hour and paid 20 Euros. It was live, via video call.

 

Payment, pweese

I got PayPal’d a week later. However, it was sent as a pending payment which cleared after a further week (May 31st). That was my only gripe as I thought after 7 days, what I received would be available immediately, and there was nothing on PingPong’s site to say that would happen. A PayPal fee was also subtracted, so I ended up with 18.97 Euros, not 20 Euros. (That part was mentioned on their site though, so it was my oversight.)

 

Did schomeone schay payment proof?

 

All in all

It was an enjoyable experience. I was a bit nervous, but got into the swing of it. It was laid back and I really just had to share what I honestly thought.


New sessions

I’m yet to receive notifications of new tests, but I think it’s a new site so it might take a while for them to get more clients. I do hope more sessions come my way in the future as it was a cool way to earn.

 

Misseb

Online Earnings: May 2017

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I don’t think I’m going to get any more money today, so let me do this write-up.

I’m very happy with how I did this month. Turned out to be my highest earning month this year.

I made $394.52. Almost $400. That’s almost $100 a week.

I’m happy with that, especially in light of the three-year proofreading gig ending in mid May.

The great thing, the blessing, is that some of the clients from this former gig contacted me, so I now have a small group of proofreading clients. I hope to increase that.

Right, earnings breakdown:

– Proofreading: $291.75

Prolific Academic (surveys): $26.84 (£20.84)

– Short tasks: $23.97

NiceTalk Tutor (English tutoring online): $22.83

PingPong (product research site): $19.99

uTest (testing site): $6.00

Gift Hunter Club: $2.00 (read review)

Points2Shop: $1.14 (formerly called Cashle. Read review.)

 

I’m happy with the variety, which came after finding out the company I proofread for would be folding.

Highest month of proofreading is due to a combination of the last two weeks of proofreading for the company and new clients coming my way from the company when it closed down. Grateful for the new clients. Accounted for over half my proofreading earnings this month.

I started using Prolific Academic a lot more, so made over twice what I made in April.

The short tasks are with a site called Hybrid. Tasks aren’t consistent, but picked up a bit this month.

NiceTalk Tutor is an app-based English tutoring service. I like it because I can hold conversational English with folks. It’s still teaching. It’s still learning. But in a laid-back way.

I came across PingPong about a month ago. Will write a review on it.

I tried to get back into doing uTest, but couldn’t get into the rhythm of it.

The small amount I made on Gift Hunter Club and Points2Shop was mostly via referrals.

 

Plans for June

I’m looking at where I tend to make the most money, and I want to grow it. I want to build up my portfolio of proofreading clients.

I also want to focus more on NiceTalk Tutor and Prolific Academic. With NiceTalk, I want to sync up with its busy times. With Prolific, I’ve found myself feeling resistant to doing surveys lately, so I’ve been doing less of them. It’s less to do with the surveys themselves and more to do with the fact that I’ve never really been a survey person. However, if there’s any survey site to stick to, for me, it’s Prolific Academic. The surveys aren’t boring and they pay well.

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So that’s me. I hope to make more in June than I did in May. By the end of June, I hope to have made enough to average out at $30 a day (I averaged $12.73 in May). However, I’d be happy with an average of $20 a day. Would be a good start and more than I’ve made in a while.

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.