I don't think I'm going to get any more money today, so let me do this write-up.
I'm very happy with how I did this month. Turned out to be my highest earning month this year.
I made $394.52. Almost $400. That's almost $100 a week.
I'm happy with that, especially in light of the three-year proofreading gig ending in mid May.
The great thing, the blessing, is that some of the clients from this former gig contacted me, so I now have a small group of proofreading clients. I hope to increase that.
Right, earnings breakdown:
– Proofreading: $291.75
– Prolific Academic (surveys): $26.84 (£20.84)
– Short tasks: $23.97
– NiceTalk Tutor (English tutoring online): $22.83
– PingPong (product research site): $19.99
– uTest (testing site): $6.00
I'm happy with the variety, which came after finding out the company I proofread for would be folding.
Highest month of proofreading is due to a combination of the last two weeks of proofreading for the company and new clients coming my way from the company when it closed down. Grateful for the new clients. Accounted for over half my proofreading earnings this month.
I started using Prolific Academic a lot more, so made over twice what I made in April.
The short tasks are with a site called Hybrid. Tasks aren't consistent, but picked up a bit this month.
NiceTalk Tutor is an app-based English tutoring service. I like it because I can hold conversational English with folks. It's still teaching. It's still learning. But in a laid-back way.
I came across PingPong about a month ago. Will write a review on it.
I tried to get back into doing uTest, but couldn't get into the rhythm of it.
The small amount I made on Gift Hunter Club and Points2Shop was mostly via referrals.
Plans for June
I'm looking at where I tend to make the most money, and I want to grow it. I want to build up my portfolio of proofreading clients.
I also want to focus more on NiceTalk Tutor and Prolific Academic. With NiceTalk, I want to sync up with its busy times. With Prolific, I've found myself feeling resistant to doing surveys lately, so I've been doing less of them. It's less to do with the surveys themselves and more to do with the fact that I've never really been a survey person. However, if there's any survey site to stick to, for me, it's Prolific Academic. The surveys aren't boring and they pay well.
So that's me. I hope to make more in June than I did in May. By the end of June, I hope to have made enough to average out at $30 a day (I averaged $12.73 in May). However, I'd be happy with an average of $20 a day. Would be a good start and more than I've made in a while.