Category: proofreading

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

I’ve Made Over $3000 On A Proofreading Site!


(UPDATE – May 2017: Sadly, the proofreading company’s closing down this month. For those who applied and were successful, I hope it was a good source of income for you.)

Do you feel you have a good grasp of English grammar/flow with an eye for spotting typos? Do you tend to be on the computer/internet quite a lot?

Well, hello there! *waves* *schmiles*

I’ve been doing proofreading work that’s been making me some part-time income. 

I joined the site in question in June 2014 and since then, I’ve made over $3000.

I log on when I want, and can work from anywhere with an internet connection (I got to test this out late last year when I travelled to the US and Africa).


It’s very much a part-time income. In the time I’ve been using it, the most I’ve made in a month is $366, and that’s because an additional proofreading role was created (which no longer exists).

Take away that role, the most I’ve made in a month is $250.


I’m pretty much on the computer all day, so the work suits me. I can do it alongside other stuff.

The workflow isn’t constant; there are busy times and there are quiet times. However, the site mentions when the busy times are likely to be.


I can’t truly quantify the time I spend for the money I get (though I’ve tried), because the workflow isn’t constant. All I know is that, most times, I’m able to cash out $10 by the end of the day, and sometimes $20. I, however, don’t spend all day on it. If I’m logged on and work comes in, I do it (if I want to), then do other things ’til something else comes.

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More info about the site…

I have a post (password protected) that goes into detail about the site including screenshots, proof of payments received, and tips.

If you’d like to access the post, please send a PayPal payment of $3.00 to me (at) getpaidtofart (dot) com, then email me for the password. (* Price goes up to $5.00 from Jan 21st).


I have to reiterate: because it’s proofreading/light editing, your English has to be pretty good. If you’re not confident that it is, please don’t waste your money.

 

If you’re interested and feel you’re qualified, what you’ll be paying for is:

– the information/knowledge I share about the site.

– the time I put into writing the post (over 1500 words) and putting screenshots together.

– further support I may be able to offer you if the site accepts you.

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What you are not paying for is:

– a guarantee you’ll be accepted by the site when you apply. I cannot guarantee that.

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The information shared in the password-protected post is unique…

I’m yet to come across a write-up about the site, or indeed one from a worker’s perspective.

If you have questions, please leave a comment below.


(UPDATE – Feb 2017: It’s recently come to my attention that you need a CV/resume to join the site. This wasn’t the case when I joined back in 2014. I only had to take a short test. Please bear this in mind and have a resume handy.)

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Peace and pizza(z)… 🙂

Miss Eb.

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.

Latest idea: Update

So, following on from yesterday’s post, where I was curious to see how much I could make (on the proofreading site I use) if I made myself available most of the day, here’s an update on how I did.

I made enough to request a $20.00 payment.

I logged into the site at 11.45 am and closed it around 1.30 am.

I didn’t literally work those hours. I didn’t do a 12+ hour shift. The work comes in sporadically; I do what comes through if I’m able to take it when it appears (I’m not the only one the work’s accessible to. First come, first served.)

Each piece of work takes me seconds to 4 mins to complete. Most take an average of a minute or so. 

I’ve done a rough count and I proofread around 73 segments of text throughout yesterday (I think it may have been more).

So, in total, let’s say I spent 73 minutes (1 hour 13 mins) minimum, and 292 minutes (4 hours 52 mins) maximum. If I was to do an average of the two, it’s roughly 3 hours spent. That works out at about $6.66 an hour.

The downside is that I didn’t make this in one 3-hour sitting. The upside is I wouldn’t want to! I like flexibility and don’t want to be tied to a set shift.

$6.66/hour isn’t fabulous, especially when converted to pounds (I’m in the UK) – but again, flexibility to log in and out when I want to, and do this work around other things. There’s basically no commitment required (apart from doing the job well, of course).

 

Today, I started earlier (9.30 am) and I’m getting close to making another $20.00. It’s a combination of having had a bit of a headstart before logging off yesterday and getting started earlier today. I think I might stick to earlier starts and see how that goes.

Since it looks like I can make $20 a day, that’s what I’ll aim for for the rest of the month. I might not be able to hit $20 everyday, because it depends on work volume, but at the very least, I can make $10.

That’s $300-$600 a month. I could do with it being closer to the latter.

The key, I think, is waking up early, doing as much as is available, hopefully reaching my target sooner in the day. Then I can let it go for the day.

 

Wish me luck. 🙂

MissEb.