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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.

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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
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(read more about CF tasks and Gift Hunter Club)

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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.

 

Laters…¬†ūüôā

Miss Eb.

February Update 1: Gift Hunter Club/Crowdflower, Proofreading, Clickworker…

Thought an update’s due on how things are going for me this month.

It’s been a good 10/11 days. I’ve made close to $200 so far.

Proofreading…

This is the¬†first full month¬†where¬†I’ll be doing the extra hours I mentioned previously. So my earnings are set to increase quite a bit compared to last month. Last month, I made $110.42 proofreading. This month, I’ve already made over $150.00. To explain, this is from the one gig, but consists of income from:

– anytime I log in at my leisure and there’s work

and

– hours I’ve signed up for/committed myself to do (extra hours)

So, one is flexible, while the other is shift based. But it’s the same job.

I make more during shifts as there’s an hourly rate, so it’s accounted for about two-thirds of what I’ve made this month.

For anyone interested in joining the site, who¬†feels they’re qualified, I’ve written in detail about it. Read the following post first, then if you’d like more info, that post tells you what to do. /¬†To be clear, if you decide to apply for the gig, it¬†won’t be for shift work. It’ll be for the other option I mentioned. You log in when you want and wait for work as, if and when it comes.

OK, moving on…

 

Gift Hunter Club/Crowdflower tasks…

Quick recap:

Crowdflower is a company that divvies up lots of short tasks amongst lots of people. I guess the premise is that a mass job gets done much quicker if a lot of folks do a bit each, rather than a handful of people trying to manage the workload and taking a good while.

This is commonly known as crowdsourcing and Crowdflower isn’t the only company that does this. There’s Amazon Mechanical Turk, Microworkers and Clickworker, for instance.

(I said this was gonna be a quick recap, right?!)

Anyway, so Crowdflower tasks can be found on a number of GPTs (get paid to) sites including Clixsense, Cashle and Gift Hunter Club. I’m supposing these sites get a cut which is why they host it.

My preferred GPT platform for doing Crowdflower tasks is Gift Hunter Club.

Last month, I made $77.00 on Gift Hunter Club, most of which was via Crowdflower tasks I did. | (read more about CF tasks and Gift Hunter Club)

This month, I’ve made $37.00 so far ‚Äď so¬†I might beat last month’s figure. I think I can.

 

Clickworker…

I mentioned in my last post that I wanted to add a third earning strand this month and would look at Clickworker (similar to Crowdflower).

I signed up to Clickworker a few years ago. Used it intermittently, then stopped using it altogether in 2012/2013.

Used it a bit last month. But this month, I was of the mind to explore it more and see if there was money to be made.

The work available depends on where you’re based. For the UK, I found there was hardly any work. However, because I’m online a lot, and I’m a night owl too, I’ve been lucky to come across some work.

So far, I’ve made about $45.00 there this month, but I won’t receive¬†any of what I’ve earned ’til March. I can wait.

 

So that’s me so far…¬†

I’m half thinking it would be nice to get a $500 month this month. Will¬†keep my eyes open for possible opportunities to do so, but not push too much. If I make $500 this month, great. If not,¬†the month’s still shaping up OK.

I ultimately want to be making $1000 online a month. And more. I have debts to heal. I want them gone by the end of this year, if not completely, then significantly. But I want to do it my way in terms of how I earn; mostly flexible is important to me.

 

Laters, y’all…

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.

Misseb.

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.

 
Misseb.

Gift Hunter Club (GPT Site): Review…


gift-hunter-clubGift Hunter Club is not that different from many GPTs, but what I do like it for is its simplicity. You earn by completing offers/tasks, watching videos and completing surveys. That’s it.

One of the other things I like about the site is its design. It’s bright, uncluttered and has cool graphics. I just find it makes using the site easier.

 

Who’s Gift Hunter Club open to?

According to their FAQ, anyone can join. (must be over 14 yrs old though)

 

Date I joined…

2nd Feb 2013

 

Joining’s quick and easy...

Took me a couple of minutes.

 

Sign-up bonus…

You either receive 10 points or 100 points when you join. Depends on where you’re based. If you’re in the UK, US, Canada or Australia, you get 100 points. Other countries: 10 points.

(Update: 15/7/13 – I’m not sure the 100-point bonus is being offered anymore.)

 

Minimum points needed to cash out..

240

 

240 points gets you…

$2.00 via Paypal or Payza.

 

Other things you can request…

Amazon vouchers and game cards. You need more points for those though.

 

How long payment takes…

1-3 working days. However, on the occasions I requested mine, I received them the next day.

 

How much I’ve made…

$10.00 so far. (cashed out $2.00 on 6th, 9th, 12th, 14th and 16th Feb)

I wanna see your payment proof, lady…

Erm, no.

No? Why?

Because my imaginary friend doesn’t like your imaginary friend. That’s why.

Oh go on, pweeeeeese…

OK, OK. First you must cross your eyes.

OK. I’ve crossed them.

Then you must cross your ears.

What? My ears?

Yes.

OK. I’ve crossed them.

No you haven’t.

OK, I really have crossed them now.

Good. Here’s my payment proof (click image to view larger version). (Update – 2nd Feb 2014: I’ve made over $80 since I joined. Can’t share all proofs or else we’ll be here all day! These are the first five I received.)

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Other things about Gift Hunter Club…

– When you’re in the Earn Points section, there’s a pink strip with text across it that tells you how many points are left before you can redeem. I find it useful.

– The entire site can be used in English, Spanish, French or Polish.

– You might find some bits of text are in Spanish even when you’re in the English version of the site. Though I don’t know a word of Spanish, I seem to understand those words. E.g., Referidos likely means Referrals. It would be good for the site to make the English site entirely English though.

– Gift Hunter Club’s on Facebook and Twitter.

 

So Far, So Good…

Most of the things I do at Gift Hunter Club are Crowdflower tasks, watching videos and doing the odd survey now and then. However, Crowdflower tasks make up the bulk of it.

I was kinda going off¬†Survey Mad, even with its really low minimum payout (7 cents) and instant payments, so Gift Hunter Club will make for a nice replacement. Its minimum payout isn’t as low as Survey Mad’s, but it’s not as high as Swagbucks’s ($5.00), so I find it to be a happy medium between the two.

Gift Hunter Club‘s only been around since Jul 2012 (I have farts older than that! hehe!), so time will tell which way the site’s definitely headed. Some sites come and go. Some show promise, then erm, don’t. However, I’m really liking the site in the short time I’ve been using it.

MissEb.