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I’ve Made Over $3000 On A Proofreading Site!


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.

Proofreading: $20-a-day Aim (Update)

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So, my idea a couple of weeks ago was to see if I could make $20 a day on the proofreading site I use.

I did OK the first couple of days, but lost the focus/enthusiasm to make that amount per day. However, I’ve been able to manage $10 days easily. I wouldn’t have been able to do that had I not aimed to make $20 a day, so that’s cool.

I now know I can go at a steady but leisurely pace and make $10 a day ($10 days are now the norm for me); but if I want to push myself, I can make $20 or close to it.
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Since 7th September when I posted about my idea, I’ve made just under $140. I also have about $37 due to me and I’m working my way towards another $10. I’m set to make more this month from the site than I’ve made in any month this year.

What this experiment has taught me:

– what I can achieve if I focus (and it doesn’t have to be a huge amount of focus, but being consistent helps)

– that it all adds up, the effort put in each day, no matter how small per day.

– that I like receiving money. I like the current flow of money I’m manifesting. I like what I’ve made and I like what’s coming to me.
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I look forward to making more money between now and the end of the month.

I’m not used to talking about money in this way; I’m aware I’m talking about it in a different way in this post, almost like I’m reclaiming some of my power. I wasn’t aware of where I was with that until I wrote this post.
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Anyway, have a cool weekend, all. 🙂

Peas.

Latest idea: Update

So, following on from yesterday’s post, where I was curious to see how much I could make (on the proofreading site I use) if I made myself available most of the day, here’s an update on how I did.

I made enough to request a $20.00 payment.

I logged into the site at 11.45 am and closed it around 1.30 am.

I didn’t literally work those hours. I didn’t do a 12+ hour shift. The work comes in sporadically; I do what comes through if I’m able to take it when it appears (I’m not the only one the work’s accessible to. First come, first served.)

Each piece of work takes me seconds to 4 mins to complete. Most take an average of a minute or so. 

I’ve done a rough count and I proofread around 73 segments of text throughout yesterday (I think it may have been more).

So, in total, let’s say I spent 73 minutes (1 hour 13 mins) minimum, and 292 minutes (4 hours 52 mins) maximum. If I was to do an average of the two, it’s roughly 3 hours spent. That works out at about $6.66 an hour.

The downside is that I didn’t make this in one 3-hour sitting. The upside is I wouldn’t want to! I like flexibility and don’t want to be tied to a set shift.

$6.66/hour isn’t fabulous, especially when converted to pounds (I’m in the UK) – but again, flexibility to log in and out when I want to, and do this work around other things. There’s basically no commitment required (apart from doing the job well, of course).

 

Today, I started earlier (9.30 am) and I’m getting close to making another $20.00. It’s a combination of having had a bit of a headstart before logging off yesterday and getting started earlier today. I think I might stick to earlier starts and see how that goes.

Since it looks like I can make $20 a day, that’s what I’ll aim for for the rest of the month. I might not be able to hit $20 everyday, because it depends on work volume, but at the very least, I can make $10.

That’s $300-$600 a month. I could do with it being closer to the latter.

The key, I think, is waking up early, doing as much as is available, hopefully reaching my target sooner in the day. Then I can let it go for the day.

 

Wish me luck. 🙂

MissEb.

Proofreading: I Want to Make $50 a Week. (Update – Week 4)

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Missed my target, unfortunately. Was close too. $4.00 close.

At least I know $50 a week is possible as I achieved it in week 3.

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I haven’t been able to focus that much this week. Not really with it. Been catching up on sleep too. However, I’ve made/received $8.96, and there’s $9.26 on its way (‘cos lots of work came in this morning).

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The irony is that despite the lack of focus, I might end up hitting my target. Think there might be a lesson there somewhere. Maybe it means that sometimes when you loosen your grip, what flows to you has more space to flow to you. Maybe.

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Anyway, that’s me. $46.00 made last week.

 

Laters,

MissEb.

Proofreading: I Want to Make $50 a Week. (Week 4)

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I remember when I decided I wanted to make $50 a week, and I’m in week 4 already.

So far, I’ve made $23.00  There’s also $10.00 on its way ($9.24 after Paypal fees), so once I get that, $32.24.

That averages $10.00 a day this week. 

I do want that to be the norm for me on the site, and perhaps more (depending on how much work flows through and my availability).

I’m starting to find it a bit boring, though, but I think that might partly have to do with my poor sleeping pattern this month. I’ve been staying up much later than usual, not for the proofreading – just the way I’ve been for the past couple of weeks.

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Gonna try and make $10.00 today (Thurs) and another tomorrow, then chill over the weekend.

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I’ve been exploring other related ways to earn. I found a few video-based English teaching sites, which would have been great for me as I could just make casual conversation and get paid. Unfortunately, I found my internet connection wasn’t speedy enough, so I’ve had to let that idea go.

I found a site similar to the one I’m using. I’ve applied. We’ll see what happens (or doesn’t).

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So that’s me. I’m working on consistency – developing one way to earn, getting into a rhythm with it — and then somewhere along the way, exploring something else, another way to earn and seeing if I can build that up the same way.

Hopefully, by the end of next month, I’ll feel more confident that I can make $200 a month with the site I’ve been using. I’ll be so into rhythm that it will feel like less work for the same amount of money, ‘cos I’d be so used to it.

We’ll see.

MissEb.