Tagged: money online

It’s Unwise to Only Have One Main Source of Income Online

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(points at self)

(points at self again)

(almost pokes eye out in the process)

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Proofreading accounts for most of my online income. And I only proofread on the one site. Though I’ve been working there a couple of years, at the back of my mind, I know that if the company I proofread for folds up, or decide they don’t want me on the job anymore for whatever reason, that’s most of my online income gone. Poof.

I don’t want my income to be that dependent. It’s not a baby.

Need to find an additional main egg or two, methinks. Don’t wanna spread myself thin, but two or three main (and fairly reliable/consistent) eggs would be good.

 

MissEb.

Plan for April: Beast mode

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I’m gonna get straight to it.

I want to have 30-dollar days online and I want it to be the norm.

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Last month was good – average of $12.43 a day. It was also good because I had an initial target in mind and I met it. I also almost met my second target, $400.

But as much as I’m happy about that, and proud, I feel/know I’m capable of earning much more than that if I organise and apply myself, especially when I’ve been earning online for a while now.

This month, I want to do better.

 

Few weeks ago, I was thinking to myself, “I should be having 50-dollar days.” 

But, for now, $30’s what I’m aiming for.

I initially thought, “Let me aim for $20 a day”. Then I thought, “Go gentle. Aim for $15 a day”.

But today, I thought, “Fuck it. Let’s go for $30.”

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Weekends are normally quiet online, so my plan is to aim for $30 a day on weekdays, and $10-$20 on weekends. In time, I’d like those weekends to be 30-dollar days too. 

I want to get in that $30-a-day head space, but I’m fine if I don’t hit $30 on a few weekdays. This month, let me just prove to myself that I can:

a) achieve it

b) achieve it more than once

c) achieve it a few times

d) a handful of times.

…enough to know that, “OK, that wasn’t a one off.” “Nope, that wasn’t a dream.” “Yes, you don’ hit that $30 jackpot again…and again…and again.” “Oooh, you’re getting good at this, gurl.”

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I expect it’ll be challenging as I’ve never aimed for that much online in a day, with that much consistency – but I figure it’s like a muscle; in time, it’ll get easier and take less time and energy. My brain will be like, “Eek!”, and I’ll be like, “Nah, boo, we’re cool. You and me. We got this.”

Or I’ll be the one saying, “Eek!” and my brain, in the voice of Dumbledore, will say, “I believe in you, Ebele of Ebeledom. Now, go. Slayeth. Badassify.”

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Wish me luck.

Actually, don’t wish me luck. 

Wish me energy. Wish me self belief. Wish me grrr’ness. Wish me Eye of the Tiger.

Thank you. 🙂

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Here’s to an abundant April for us all. 🙂

Miss to the Eb, signing off.

 

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

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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!

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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. 🙂

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

 – Keeping some kind of pace with the proofreading.

 – Getting a new gig (various short tasks).

 – Pushing myself a bit more.

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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.

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

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MissEb.

Online Earnings: January 2017

Gonna go straight to it. I made $205.32. Happy with that as I wanted to make more than I did in December ($180.71), plus $200 was my preferred target.

Breakdown:

(amount in brackets is the currency in which it was received) 

Proofreading: $195.36

Swagbucks: $6.25 (£5.00) (read review)

Pinecone Research: $3.71 (£3.00) (read review)

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Proofreading’s how I mostly make money online. It’s been the case for a few years now.

I stopped using Swagbucks a long time ago, but logged in one day to find I had enough points to request a £5.00 PayPal payment. I have a few active referrals to thank for that.

I’ve been using Pinecone Research for some years. I receive a survey or two each month, and there are months when I receive nothing, but I always qualify for a survey when I receive one. Of all the survey sites I’ve used over the years, Pinecone’s the one I’ve stuck with the longest.

 

Plans for February

I’d like to make more than I did last month. I’m at $81.61 at the mo’. It’s possible to surpass last month’s earnings if I make $10 a day for the rest of the month. Proofreading can make me that if I organise my time better and focus more.

I also want to add a few other ways to earn online, add more variety. Proofreading’s getting monotonous.

I said I was going to get back into testing (specifically uTest), which I haven’t. I should, especially as there’s money to be made there.

Also want to add another survey site, Prolific Academic. It pays fairly well and the surveys aren’t boring.

If I can juggle those three, I should be able to make more over the coming months.

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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.