Category: online earnings

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

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

$30 A Day: Update…

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Short update:

So, in my last post, I mentioned my desire to have 30-dollar days online this month. I haven’t achieved it yet. However, it’s only been five days since my last post.

My average so far this month is $7.89/day. Few reasons why:

 – The extra gig I got in February has been relatively quiet this month.

 – I’m yet to get into the habit of being available for proofreading when there’s more work (I’m not a morning person).

 – Life.

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There are, however, 20 days of the month left. 🙂

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My plan is to focus on hitting one 30-dollar day this month. Let me get there first. Then if and when I do, I’ll move forward from there.

I’ll use this month as a test run.

Ideally, I want to be having mostly 30-dollar days by June. That’s the target I’m setting myself.

I’ll get there eventually.

I want to.

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MissEb.

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: 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.