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Update: How I’m Doing This Month In Ze Money-Online Department

Wanted to post an update over a week ago, but put in the wrong password and locked myself out of my blog!

Ho hum.

Anyway, I’m baa-aaack!

In terms of making more than I did last month, I’m doing pretty good. By around mid-month, I’d surpassed last month’s earnings which I’m pweesed about. I’m at $255 at the mo’, $50 more than I made the previous month.

And there are still 10 days of the month to go. ūüôā

What’s responsible for how I’m doing this month:

¬†–¬†Keeping some kind of pace with the proofreading.

 РGetting a new gig (various short tasks).

 РPushing myself a bit more.

I’ve had more commitments since early last month, plus my sleeping pattern’s been wack, so I’m quite happy to be making more despite those factors.

Here’s to the rest of the month. Would like to finish at $400…because why the hell not? ūüôā


May Update…

Well, I’ve almost reached the amount I made in April (at $129.48 at the mo’), and I’m confident I’ll surpass it. By how much, I don’t know.


Really happy about a testing gig I got in March. It’s with a site called uTest. It’s like crowd-tasking where you get lots of people working through various jobs, except in this case, it’s¬†testing (sites/apps, etc). / Got my first bit of work with them this month. Keen on the income potential, flexibility and experience. Looking forward to hopefully getting more¬†opportunities.

I also joined another crowd-testing site called MyCrowd.



I’m still proofreading, but doing the shift work on a one-week-on-and-one-week-off basis has fallen by the wayside this month. I don’t think I wanna do the shifts at all anymore. I might change my mind next month. And change it back again. And that’s OK. ūüôā

For now, I just proof work on the site when I want, as &¬†when it comes in, and¬†cash out when I hit the minimum $5.00. I might make less than when I take on shifts, but this way’s¬†more flexible; that’s important to me.


Rest of the month…

Research/explore more opportunities to earn from testing. There’s a specific kind I’m looking for, not the kind¬†where you verbally¬†give feedback, but where feedback is typed up, screen-captured. I’m better at that, I feel.


Anyway, that’s it. I desire to make more money, in ways I enjoy and/or am interested in, and let that desire guide the way.



February Update 2…

Just a quick update on the month since my last post.

I’ve made over $400 ($415.24). I was thinking, as I was edging closer to $400, that perhaps $500 was possible – but with a couple days left ’til the month’s out, I don’t think I’ll hit it. I got close, though. ūüôā

Anyway, the month ain’t out yet, so who knows what could happen? Either way, it’s more than I made last month.

Proofreading accounts for a big chunk of the month’s earnings ($300+), followed by the Crowdflower tasks I do on Gift Hunter Club ($50+), then a couple other bits and pieces

(read more about CF tasks and Gift Hunter Club)

The company I proof for is fairly new – finding their feet, establishing/re-establishing rules. The rules have recently changed slightly¬†for shift work, so I’ll be doing less hours from next month. It’s OK, though. Been keeping my eyes open for additional eggs; have signed up to a couple of things, so we’ll see what March brings with those.



Miss Eb.

January Update 3: Proofreading/Gift Hunter Club/Crowdflower…

Just an update/follow-up from my last post.

Proofreading gig…

I started doing the extra hours for that on Sunday. It’s going well.

Though I have those extra hours, I can still do other things when I’m logged on for a shift, and still get paid. As long as I’m available for the flow of certain work when it comes in, it’s fine.

So, in between the flow of work, I sometimes do Crowdflower tasks on Gift Hunter Club.

Which brings me nicely to that ūüôā .


Gift Hunter Club/Crowdflower tasks…

So Gift Hunter Club is my chosen and preferred GPT (get paid to) platform for completing Crowdflower tasks. You can do them on a number of GPTs, but I like Gift Hunter Club (read more about Gift Hunter Club and Crowdflower).

Hadn’t done Crowdflower tasks in a while, but this month, I really got back into them, especially as I don’t have any clients anymore (my decision).

I’ve made $66.00 on Gift Hunter Club this month so far, most of which has been from completing Crowdflower tasks. The rest is from the rewards Gift Hunter gives me when I complete a certain number of tasks a day/week, and when I’m in the top 10 taskers, and also when I use Gift Hunter everyday for a week (Mon to Sun).

I’ve never made this much with Crwodflower tasks or via Gift Hunter Club or any GPT platform. The most I’ve ever made on Gift Hunter in a month doing CF tasks is $20. When I used to use Clixsense a lot and do CF¬†tasks there, the most I made there in a month was about $55.00.

So this month really is my highest earning month re: GPT/Crowdflower tasks!

Part of the reason for that was a study/survey (CF task) I took part in that paid extremely well, about $25 altogether. Was shocked and well pleased about that ūüôā .

You sometimes get surveys/studies that randomly pop up in CF tasks and pay quite well. I don’t recall seeing them this time last year. This is the first time I’ve seen and been part of one that paid that good.


There’s¬†about a week and some change to go for the month, so let’s see what that brings.

How’s your January been? Let me know if you feel to.


January Update 2: Proofreading/Gift Hunter Club…

So, as mentioned in a previous post or two, this year, I want online gigs I do to be flexible enough for me to dip in and out of.

There’s the one proofreading gig I’ve had since last July that offers that flexibility. I¬†log on. If there’s work, I do it. Or not.

The good¬†news is that I’ve recently been offered more hours there. I get to choose the hours I can do. This is great because about a day¬†before that, I’d been thinking about how I could make extra money.

I’ve put myself down for some mad hours – but I’m a night owl and my sleeping pattern’s a Gemini ūüôā .

Monetarily, I should start to see the effects of the extra¬†hours in a few weeks. We’re not talking a huuuge amount of difference here, but it will help.


Then there’s Gift Hunter Club.¬†Or I should say Crowdflower, to be precise.

I’ve gotten back into doing Crowdflower tasks AND I’M OBSESSED AT THE MOMENT! Been doing looooads over the weekend.

For those of you that¬†don’t know, Crowdflower is a company that disseminates short tasks amongst the masses, more commonly known as crowdsourcing. (I wrote a post about it here.)

These tasks tend to be¬†hosted via GPT (get paid to)/PTC (paid to click) sites such as Clixsense, Cashle and Gift Hunter Club. You can also do them directly on Crowdflower’s very own task site, Crowdflower Elite.

I used to do most of my Crowdflower tasks via Clixsense. Then I took a break and by the time I went back, things had changed. The regular tasks I used to do were buggy, so there was less of a reason for me to remain with Clixsense. The tasks were how I was able to reach Clixsense’s¬†$8.00 minimum payout quicker (min payout’s $6.00 if you upgrade). I wasn’t really interested in completing offers and surveys to try and reach it.

I generally lost interest in most sites of that ilk; I was happy to curtail my use of Clixsense.


Crowdflower tasks via Gift Hunter Club…

I’ve been using Gift Hunter Club for a while, since Feb 2013.¬†I went¬†from using it for months, to using it sporadically, to not using it at all. Then I started using it a bit again.

Over the weekend, I seem to have really gotten into doing Crowdflower tasks there. I think what triggered it was a survey task I did a few days ago that paid about $3.00.

Then I started looking at other tasks, and doing some of them. Some were worth a cent each. Some were 2-3 cents each. Some 9 cents each. A couple were 40-something cents.

With the lower-paid tasks, I found once I got into a rhythm, it was OK. It can and does add up.

I’m online most of the time, so I just leave my browser window open for the tasks and refresh the window every so often to see if there are any new tasks.

I’m not trying every single task going, but I’m trying more than I used to. And it’s really making a difference. In the past couple of days, I’ve cashed out twice: $10.00, $5.00, and I’m close to my next $5.00.


I’m sticking with¬†Gift Hunter Club for Crowdflower tasks…

 РBecause I think they offer some of the best rates for CF tasks.

 РBecause they have a low minimum payout of 250 points (equivalent to $2.00 via PayPal).

¬†– ‘Cos they give¬†a daily bonus (20 points) when you rack up a certain amount of points in a day (200 points)

 РThey give a task bonus (100 points) when you rack up 1000 task points in a week.

¬†– If you’re one of the top 10 task earners in a week, you get a $5.00 bonus (1st place), $2.00 (2nd), $1.00 (3rd), or 10 extra points (4th to 10th place).

– You also get an extra 10 points if you use the site everyday for a week (Mon – Sun).

 РThere are also rewards for top 10 referrers.

 РI usually get paid within a day to a few days from the time I request payment.

¬†– Because they’re one of my favourite GPTs.¬†(really like¬†their cartoon images for some reason)


With no clients, and my desire to do more work that’s more flexible, Crowdflower tasks are looking to be an option for me to explore.