What I’ve Been Up To…

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When people ask me what I’ve been up to, I usually don’t have a frikkin clue ‘cos my mind draws a blank.

Does it happen to you too?

Anyway, I’m asking myself the same question, trying to think about what I’ve been up to, so I’ll start from the most recent and try and work my way backwards (she says).

i) Mama’s got a brand new blog

I set it up a few days ago: My Kooday Diary. Been hearing about a site called Kooday on the lips of many for a while. I was curious so I thought I’d check it out. The main premise of Kooday is that you make money by buying & selling keywords. There are a few other ways to earn too.

The site requires a minimum $5 investment to get started, so I paid up. I had no problem investing that amount. My curiosity was stronger than the worry that I might lose my investment. Plus, it’s an amount I’m prepared to lose. However, I ain’t investing any more than that.

Within 2 days, I’d made back my initial investment, plus a couple extra dollars. Well, in theory, I have. It’s one thing to ‘earn’, it’s another to actually receive the money in your Paypal account. I’ve requested payment, so we’ll see if they pay up. I’ve seen a couple proofs of payment, but I wanna experience it myself to make sure.

ii) Actually, erm, Mama’s got two brand new blogs…

The second one’s How to Make $35 Online in a Week. I set it up after coming across a discussion on myLot. There was this guy who needed $60 in a week to pay for something. He already had $25 and needed $35. I gave him a couple of suggestions and ended up setting up a blog to demonstrate.

There are obviously other ways to make that amount, but I suggested ones I have personal experience of using.

iii) Packed in the research job…

Tried the gig for a month or so, but decided it wasn’t for me. I’m glad I gave it a go. Worked for a really lovely client – was a great mentor, patient, cool, genuine, friendly. Would love to work with him again in the future. He’s open to it too.

iv) Other stuff…

CloudCrowd: So far this month, I’ve made over $50 on there. Last month, it was under $20. The reason for the jump this month is ‘cos I stepped outside my comfort zone and started editing documents. Usually, I stick to reviewing edited documents and grading English Editor tests. It’s what I generally prefer to do. However, now, sometimes I’ll also edit a couple of documents. Those pay more.

I’m gonna post up a CloudCrowd review soon.

Freelance writing: The writing’s going OK. Written four pieces this month. Not as much as I planned to, but I should be less busy this coming week.

I like…

Having created the two new blogs, it’s revived my interest in writing in that vane. I really like investigating stuff and feeding back on my findings (or setting myself a challenge and doing updates on it). I did it with Neobux where I tried the site out for a few months. I don’t know why I get a kick out of it, but I do.

It can also be a great way to get referrals, but I tend not to insert referral links ’til I’ve seen a significant amount of proofs of payment and/or made some money myself.

Anyway, so that’s what I’ve been up to. There’s probably other little bits & pieces, but if they don’t want to be remembered, ah well…

How about you? How’s your online month been?


  1. B's Mama :-)

    I’m really excited about Kooday. I think it presents a brilliant opportunity to learn about keywords ‘organically’, in a fun way. I’ve signed up via the link on your Kooday diary. However, I observed that you haven’t used a referral link. Or…the referral credit went to Kooday admin by mistake?!

    I can send you my username, if you need to follow this up.

    Your “How to Make $35 Online in a Week” is a fantastic resource. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and keep up the brilliant work. 🙂

  2. ebele

    Hi, B’s Mama 🙂

    Yeah, Kooday seems quite kool (see what I did there? kool? Ahem.)

    I had referral links, but then I removed them. Didn’t feel right as I haven’t seen that many payment proofs and I’m yet to receive payment myself. If a site has a referral program, I generally don’t ref my links up until I get paid or do some research and feel they’re reliable/genuine.

    Once (and if) I get paid, I’ll revert to referral links.

    Thanks for passing by and leaving a comment.

    Have a wonderFULL week 🙂

  3. TriNi

    Oh wow, you’ve definitely been up to ALOT! Very proud of you for working so hard this month hun. Keep up the great work! And good job on the two new blogs. 🙂

  4. ebele

    Thank you, lovely 🙂 Seems like I’ve done a lot, but it doesn’t really feel like it, you know? Feel there was space to do more. But, on the other hand, I do feel things have been a bit more active this month.

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