I. am. a. happy. bunny. 🙂
November 2008 was the last time Mama made $500 online in a month.
OK, so it’s not like I’ve been trying month in and month out to make $500 – but some months – several – I’ve wanted to and wished that I could, then tried and not succeeded, part of the problem being one of interest and interest-based commitment.
I’ve liked proofreading for quite a while and have proofed for a handful of clients in the past – some one-off – others regularly, but never that significant, earnings-wise; just mildly supplemental at best, and never consistent.
In June, having not proofread in months, in fact none at all in the year at that point, I thought to myself that it would be nice to get a proofreading gig. That’s when I found the first one (actually, two, but one was a one-off).
An extra $30-$70 a month? It helped.
Then in August, I found another proofing gig, and that’s what played a huge part in me hitting $500 this month (it’s actually closer to $600). That gig alone made me over $400 this month. I didn’t even do the other proofing gig I mentioned.
I’m grateful. It seems like when I stopped trying, it happened. When I thought I’d like to do some proofreading, it happened.
The only thing is I have to do this gig for a few hours everyday, including weekends. Been doing that for about two months now. So I’ve asked for backup, for weekends and one-off weekdays, which the client’s open to.
I really don’t see myself doing this long-term. But for now, I’m grateful for the extra money, that I can do this from home, that though I’m doing it everyday (for now), it’s for a few hours and I have some flexibility in terms of the hours I have to play with before it needs to be completed.
Anyway, onto this month’s earnings breakdown.
September 2014: $586.72…
– Proofreading: $419.34
– Blog commenting: $95.80
– Transcript editing: $38.44