How Chelsea Made an Extra $14,000 in Ten Months Proofreading Transcripts

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We’ve got a whopper of a success story for you today! If you’ve ever wanted to earn extra money, pay down your debt, and/or quit your day job, you’re not going to want to skip this post. Chelsea did ALL of those things… and she did it in ten months. TEN MONTHS, folks. How did she do it? By proofreading transcripts for court reporters. If that doesn’t light a fire under your behind, I don’t know what…

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How This Teacher Quit Her Full-Time Job to Work from Home

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Do you have a goal to quit your current full-time job and work from home? It’s totally possible… and not as difficult to do as you might think! Andrea was a teacher looking for something different in her life. She found Proofread Anywhere, busted her behind, and quit her teaching gig to become a full-time freelance proofreader just a year and a half after graduating from the course. I’d say that’s pretty impressive. Let’s dive…

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Grammar Pet Peeve: 6 Ways to NOT Use Apostrophes

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If you are a fellow word nerd, I’m sure you have a grammar pet peeve that makes you cringe every time you see it. For me, one of my bigger peeves (one that makes my skin crawl, teeth hurt, eyes twitch — you name it) is the misuse and abuse of the apostrophe. Have you ever received a Christmas letter in the mail with a return address label that says “Love, the Connolly’s”? Or seen a sign that…

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How this Mom Makes Money Proofreading — Even with a Four-Year-Old at Home

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A lot of people who take my courses are looking for a way out of their full-time job. But sometimes, I have students who LOVE their day jobs and simply want to earn a little extra money on the side. They want a flexible gig they can fit into their already-busy lives with jobs, family, and other commitments. Stephanie is exactly the latter! She needed something she could do in the mornings before work and…

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Guest Post: How Yuwanda Made Over $3,000 in One Month Writing Romance Novels

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Writing is the most in-demand skill out there today. Not proofreading. Not editing. That might come as a shock coming from the owner of Proofread Anywhere, but it’s true. Text is the #1 way we communicate, and having good writing skills will set you wayyyy apart from the crowd. If you’ve been reading my emails lately (and if you haven’t, sign up here!), you know how passionate I am about mastering your writing skills. People who can…

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Here’s Why You Can’t Motivate Yourself

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If you’ve been following The Work Anywhere Life for a while, you might think this site is only around to teach people how to, well… work from anywhere. But, I’m here to tell you that’s not why we’re here. I do what I do every day so I can help you be successful — whatever that looks like for you. Here’s the thing about success: It takes effort, and there’s a cycle. It’s not just, “I’m gonna go be successful.”…

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Think affiliate marketing is a scam? Not if you do it right!

How I Earned $14,063 in 6 Days from 1 Affiliate Product

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This post goes into great detail on the most profitable short-term affiliate promotion I’ve done since I started my first blog in November 2014. (And in this post about affiliate marketing, there are appropriately placed affiliate links — which means I may earn commission should you make a purchase based on something I recommend. Interested in learning how to begin earning affiliate commission yourself? Keep reading — that’s exactly what you’ll learn in this post!) As a contributing , I…

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Why You SHOULDN’T Attempt to Reach Your Goals with 100% Effort

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“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its PERSISTENCE.” — James N. Watkins So many of us focus on BLASTING toward our goals at full speed. Yet I wonder… how many of us will stall out within three months? How many will end up right where they were before? I’ve been there. At first, it feels turbocharged, like nothing can stop me. Like I have powerful engines behind me. Power is,…

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These 21 Motivational Books Will Help You Change Your Mindset

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My least favorite feeling is feeling stuck. I could be stuck with personal growth, stale in my relationships, fresh out of ideas at work… the list is endless. The fear of remaining stagnant can be crippling. I’ve felt that way many, many times. Each time it feels like I’ll never overcome it, like I’m permanently drained of motivation. Know what I mean? Perhaps you’ve resigned yourself to living a miserable, boring life. Maybe you even believe you don’t deserve better than that. When…

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