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Online Earnings: October 2016

I’m happy with what I made in October: $379.73. It’s my second highest-earning month. The highest was in September ($641.80), but half of that was because I won some money (though proofreading made up a big chunk too – $250.62).

Of the $379.73 I made last month, $278.70 was from proofreading. That’s the most I’ve made from proofreading this year, and the year before!

Earnings Breakdown ($379.73)

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

 – Proofreading: $278.70

 – Slots: $85.57 (£70)

 – Lucky Phone: $12.12 (£10.00)  / (Lucky Phone’s a lottery draw based on phone numbers (I think it’s only UK numbers). As well as a draw, you can collect points & cash out £10.00 when you reach 1000 points. Took me aaaages, but yeah, finally got it. I was thinking of not using the site after cashing out, but I seem to still be using it 🙂 )

 – Gift Hunter Club: $2.00 (read review)

 – Cashle/Points2Shop: $1.34 (read review)



I don’t think I’ll make as much this month as I’ll be busy with other things, especially in the last week. However, it would be nice to finish the month at $200 if I can. If not, that’s OK.


Online Earnings: September 2016

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)

Aaaand that’s me for September. 🙂


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.

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.

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)

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


Online Earnings: July and August 2016

Hello 🙂

Since I didn’t get round to posting about July’s earnings, I’m sharing that along with August’s.

July and August were quite a contrast. July was my lowest-earning month ($137.24), while August was my second highest ($294.45). A big part of that was a lucky win on slots (risk free too), plus I was more consistent with the proofreading.

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

July: $137.24

 – Proofreading: $83.64

 – Testing: $13.45 (via uTest.com – pays to test sites & apps)

 – Slots: $13.27 (£10.00)

 – Surveys: $10.92 (£8.31) (Pinecone Research, Prolific Academic)

 – Spare5: $8.96

 – Gift Hunter Club: $7.00 (review)


August: $294.45

 – Proofreading: $138.90

 – Slots: $138.63 (£105.14)

 – Cashback: $13.07 (£10.00)

 – Gift Hunter Club: $2.00 (review)

 – Spare5: $1.85


Plans for September…

I’d like to make $10 a day proofreading (*info about the site I use). I’m not sure if it’s possible, but I’ll try. If so, then that’ll be $300 by the end of the month, and coupled with other bits and bobs, will make it my highest-earning month.

The thing is I’m likely to get bored by the effort, so let’s say this will be a challenge within a challenge 🙂 

I’m hoping there’ll be busy days where making the $10 will be easier, so I can opt out on some days. I’m likely to stick to the challenge that way.

I might aim for $200 instead as it would still be the most I’ve made in a month this year (via proofreading), but $300 would be nice. I could do with that.

Anyway, we’ll see.

Apart from that, I basically want to make more money this month. Today, I sensed a hunger for it. I hope it sticks around throughout the month.


Right, that’s me. Happy hoppy September, y’all. May it rock like it’s grooving to a new song it just heard. 🙂


Online Earnings: June 2016

Hello 🙂

I was about $5.00 shy of what I made in May. In May, I made $249.48. In June, I made $244.18.

I thought June would be a power of a month because of something I was planning to embark on. However, that thing didn’t happen, so I didn’t make as much as I’d hoped.

Still, a couple of hundred dollars isn’t bad. It’s just that I spend whatever comes through as soon as it comes through, so I’m not able to feel the real impact of a few hundred dollars. 

Anyway, here’s the breakdown:

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

 – Proofreading: $83.34

 – Testing: $80.63 (via uTest.com – pays to test sites & apps)

 – Slots win: $40.14 (£30.04)

 – Surveys: $34.07 (£24.30) (Viewsbank, Prolific Academic)

 – Gift Hunter Club: $6.00 (review)

I focused a bit more on uTest last month, which reflects in my earnings. I also had a lucky win on the slots.

Proofreading continues to be one of my biggest earners, and has been for a good while. If you’d like to know the site I’ve been using, please read this post first, then contact me.

Surveys: It takes me ages to cash out from Viewsbank. Though I appreciated the money when it arrived, I’m not that enthused to use it again. | I used Prolific Academic more often last month. I find the surveys interesting and pay well. Plus minimum cashout’s £5.00 and pays fairly quickly once I request it. 


So that’s June. 🙂

Hello, July. Watchu got for me? Empty one of your pockets and sprinkle me with glitter, pweese. Thank you.


Online Earnings: March 2016

This update’s way overdue, but better late than never (I actually don’t think it’s always better to be late than never. Like, if you’re really late for an interview, it’s no consolation that it’s better to be late than never. But, anyway, I digress.)

With the way things were going in March, I was hoping to make $300. And I did! I made $305.93! Almost $100 more than I made in February. 🙂


– Proofreading: $181.46 (If you’d like to find out about the site that pays me to proofread, I have a post you can read. It’s password protected. Goes into some detail about it, along with screenshots, proof of payments and tips. Please read this other post first, though.)

Spare5: $80.90 (paid to complete short tasks on my phone or desktop. more info: Spare5 Webtasks | Spare5 on iOS)

– Testing: $37.25 (via uTest.com – pays to test sites & apps)

Pinecone Research: $4.32 (£3.00)

Gift Hunter Club: $2.00


This month…

I don’t feel I’m going to make as much as I made last month. However, if I make more than I did in February, I’ll be fine with that. I haven’t been as focused this month.

Anyway, there’s over a week left til the end of the month, so who knows, ey? 🙂