Aim: To make £500 (or more) every month...

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At £94.18.

Of that, £93.15 is from proofreading and a small payment's from a survey site called Enroll. Rarely get anything from them and takes a while to get paid (a month, I think).

Anyway, that's me for now. I have the usual £125 or so coming through this month for customer support, plus a £40 bonus for proofreading, so I need to make about £245 more to hit my £500 target. I have roughly two weeks to make it. As I'm much busier offline these days, I have to get more organised if I'm to reach my target.
 

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I'm up to £111.85. Not as much as I would have liked by this time of the month, so I really have to keep my head down over the next week.
 

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It sounds like you're doing amazingly well if you're able to hit your target like that. You've given me a few ideas I hadn't even considered before. Definitely something to think about, I thank you!
Good luck with your target this Month! :)
 
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Update:

Getting to the end of the month, so most (if not all) of my payments for the month have recently come in.

I'm up to £374.46.

Breakdown:

- Proofreading: £223.07
- Customer support: £126.28
- MTurk: £24.08
- Zurb: £1.03


Nothing else is likely to come between now and the end of Sunday, but you never know.

Though I didn't hit £500, I'm cool with what I've made. I am, however, determined to reach my target next month...and I will. It's already done - I just have to make it happen. :)
 

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You're doing really great, well done.

I was curious how you're getting your money out of MTurk because, as far as I was aware, it would only add your balance to an Amazon account in America?
 
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Hi @SavageMike. Thank you :)

MTurk: You can use your Amazon account balance to buy a gift card for someone in exchange for them sending you a PayPal payment. It's possible via a trusted buyer on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/giftcardexchange/.

You don't get the full value of the gift card you buy for them. You get about 75%.
 
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So far, I'm just under £60.

- Proofreading: £48.53

- Quick private job for a friend: £10.83

Total: £59.36



Taking things slow today, but from tomorrow, I'm back on the saddle.
 
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I've made about £40 since my last post (I'm up to £102.23). Most of it's through proofreading. A small amount (£1.64) is from Circle (similar to PayPal) as they're closing down. It's money I won a while ago when they were doing a promotion.

Things will be less busy offline over the next few days, so it will give me time to focus more on online work.
 

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I'm just under £116 now. Panic's setting in a bit as I haven't made as much as I planned to. However, focusing on that isn't going to help me hit my target, so onwards and upwards.

There's about £125 to add to the above (customer support), so need to make about £260 more by month end.
 

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Gone up to £129.36.

Work-wise, it's a fairly quiet weekend offline and on.

Grateful.
 

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Getting close to £150; I'm at £147.59.

I'll surpass £150 by the end of the day.

(p.s.: Unless I specifically mention it, assume that every earnings increase is via proofreading.)
 

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I'm up to £192.14 (proofreading: £28.39 | MTurk: £16.16).

Have been getting a few better paid tasks on MTurk lately.
 

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Been a while since I updated. A lot's been happening. Life.

My total's standing at £379.03. I earned an extra £186.89 since my last post:

- Customer support: £129.25

- Proofreading: £35.54

- MTurk: £22.10



With four/five more days to go, it's not looking like I'll reach my £500 target. However, I'm not ruling out what's possible.
 

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UPDATE

My month ended at £379.03.

Breakdown:

- Proofreading: £199.05

- Customer support: £129.25

- MTurk: £38.26


- Quick private job for a friend: £10.83

- Circle (similar to PayPal): £1.64
(Closed down recently. Won this a while ago when they did a promotion, so cashed it out.)


THIS MONTH

I'm at £44.85 so far. This doesn't include the guaranteed $160 (roughly £125) I get every month for customer service work.

I'm happy with how things are looking at this point of the month.

I'll keep aiming for £500 a month 'til I get there. I embrace the experience of me trying to get there, the lessons, the challenges, the blessings.
 

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I've gone up to £60.43 (from £44.85), which isn't bad considering weekends tend to be slower for me online.

I'm going to start setting weekly targets. I think it'll help keep me focused and motivated.

This week, I'd like to make £60 or more.
 

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So far, I'm at £85.53, so about £25 extra since my last post, not the £60 I planned.

It has been a very heavy week for me. I lost two days of work. I'll therefore just celebrate what I've made.

I'm going to be having a lot more time on my hands, so I'll be in a position to make more.

Have a good weekend.
 

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I'm happy with the way things are going so far this week. My month's total's gone up to £126.56. I made double today what I made yesterday.

This is the month I'll hit £500. I claim it.
 

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I've made an extra £25.83 since my last post:

- Proofreading: £23.79

- Neevo (task-based site): £2.04

...so my total's up to £152.39.

This doesn't include the roughly £130 I'll be getting for customer service work.


I need to make an extra £220 or so over the next two weeks to hit my £500 target. That's about £16 a day.
 

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