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)
Aaaand that’s me for September. 🙂
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.
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.
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)
Here’s to an abundant October for us all. 🙂