Category: money

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

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.