July 2010: Online Earnings…

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I made nowhere near the $1000 I hoped to make. I’m not too disappointed, but I was hoping I’d surpass $500. In fact, I made less in July than I did the previous month.

So what happened, m’lady? Pray tell.

Well, everything was going great in the first week of July. I was actually skipping through the week thinking if things continue this way, then Donald frikkin Trump, you better watch out.

And then leading up to mid-month, things seemed to stall.

I was also extreeeemely busy offline one other week; I ran two workshops in a school. So there I was thinking I was Superwoman and could juggle the workshops with research work that week. Looked good on paper, but the reality was I was sooooo tired preparing for & doing the workshops that I just didn’t have the physical or mind energy to then plough into online stuff. I mean, I could just about remember Denzel Washington used to be my man in a parallel world where everything’s made outta chocolate.

Along with life throwing stones anyhow and any time it damn flippin well pleases, I managed to make $455.95.

Breakdown is as follows:

(any figures in pounds means I was originally paid in that currency)

– Research work: $248.66 (private client) (it’s bloody hard work)

– Writing: $115.62 (private client)

– Surveys: $37.94 (£25.00) (Hi-epanel – £16.00; Pinecone Research – £9.00)

Triviala$22.80 (£15.00) (games/trivia site) (read review)

CloudCrowd: $18.86 (pays for completion of tasks including searching, editing, translating & reviewing. Need a Facebook account. Pay varies from 1 cent to $5 per completed task. Pays every weekday via Paypal.)

– Proofreading: $6.52 (private clients)

Swagbucks: $5.00 (I’m getting $5-$10 a mth for what doesn’t feel like much work. I search a few times a day, do a poll, maybe do a survey every now & then and that’s it. The more you do there, the more you earn, but I’m happy just doing the bare minimum. / To find out more about Swagbucks, read my review)

QuickRewards Network: $0.55 (GPT site. read review)

TOTAL: $455.95

So, yeah, that’s been my month…

It would be good to make $1000 this month, but I’m not gonna sweat it if I don’t. However, it would be good to have one month this year in which I do. Means I have 5 times to give it a go before the year’s out.

Anyway, I hope y’all have had a relatively good July online. Do share your achievements and misses if you want.

Here’s to a wonderFULL August. Bite into it.



  1. TriNi

    Aw, tell me about being busy. I so know what that’s like. And like I told you, when I start work in Sept full time, I have no idea how I’ll juggle it all! Including my new duties of being a wife.

    But I think you did great none the less. Hey that’s $400 bucks you didn’t have before right?!

    Good job my dear. And good luck for August! 🙂

    I’ll try to post my earnings soon. I still have a few payment proofs to post from July. I’m always behind.

    – TriNi @ Make Money Online Free

  2. ebele

    I think when Sept comes, you’ll sort something out that works for you. The great work you do online and the money you make from it is too significant to not find a way.

    Yeah, I know; it’s money I didn’t have before. But since I was sooo close to making $500 in June and I had an additional gig last month, I was kinda hoping to at least make $500.

    Anyway, new month, renewed challenge 🙂

    Have a great August too, hun 🙂

  3. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    Nne please this your writing projects that seem to be the bulk of your monthly earnings, what exactly are your writing for these “private clients”? If you care to divulge of course 😉

    P.S: IF this my yeye memory no dey fail me, think I’ve asked you this question before.

  4. ebele



    Think I might have told you before, but then I can’t entirely recall myself 🙂

    I mostly write for someone who works for an internet marketing company. The topics do vary – from travel to the 60s to writing about fashion, art and wine.

    Got your explanation. Happy now? 🙂

  5. ebele

    Ole boy, I’m afraid I can’t. Privacy of the client and all that. (i.e., they might not want people knowing they didn’t actually write the blog content).


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