Category: money

Update…

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So, my long-term part-time proofreading gig wrapped up on Sunday. I miss it as it was a significant part of a lot of my days.

But change is change.

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What that change did was force me to look for other work as a replacement, whereas before, I was pretty laid back about it.

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I’ve enjoyed seeing the variety of opportunities out there, some of which I’ve applied for.

I’ve also had ideas about what I can offer as a service on this blog.

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Another flower that’s grown from the change is that I’ve attracted interest from some clients from the now-former proofreading gig, which is great.

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I ended the proofreading gig with a bang. I made $60, more than I’ve ever made there in the space of two days. I made most of it on the last day. With it being the last, there was lots of work coming in, and I stuck around ’til the final hour. The money was great, but sticking around ’til the end was also part of my process.

It does leave a space, one in which an often-daily habit resides. But I look forward to what will fill that space instead.

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MissEb

Online Earnings: February 2017

I thought I’d write my end-of-the-month update today. I usually don’t do that ’til several days later or a few weeks. Other times, much much later.

I made almost the same as I made in January. There’s only a difference of less than a dollar.

Maybe I should have been more specific about how much I wanted to make. I said I wanted to make more in February than I did in January, and I literally did, but that’s it.

January, I made $205.32.

February, I made $205.75.

Can you believe that?!

February’s a short month. I think I would have made more with a few extra days. Also, I haven’t been working from home as much for the past month or so, which had an impact on my earnings.

Anyway, earnings breakdown. (amount in brackets is the currency in which it was received) 

Proofreading: $166.68

Writing: $24.98

Info about where I make money proofreading: $7.53 (Interested? Read this first.)

Prolific Academic (survey site): $6.56 (£5.27)

Total: $205.75

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(Writing: I stopped freelance writing ages ago. Well, it feels that long. But I found a new gig recently. 
The pay’s not that great, but it’s flexible and there seems to be a lot of work for now.)

 

Plans for March

Like most months, I’d like to make more than I did the previous month. I’m going to be specific and say $300. This is a temporary figure, however, as I’d like to make more than that, but let’s see how the first target goes.

My main focus will be on proofreading and writing this month. My main focus, really, should be organisation, getting into a work rhythm. I feel if I do that, then I’ll have a better earning month. 

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MissEb.

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.