That’s exactly what I said when I read this email from student Adrienne Luedeking:
I can’t make this stuff up, folks.
Seriously. Holy cow. $3,200 is more than double what I made my first month ($1300)!!
Once I picked my jaw up off the floor, I emailed Adrienne back and asked her to submit her success story for the blog.
Ain’t no way I am keeping her story a secret. I’m so proud of Adrienne and her drive to succeed!
Here’s what Adrienne had to say about her journey:
I am an undergrad in college studying the performing arts. I am a voice-over artist. I’m from Miami and now live in California.
I was leery of the stereotype that all LA artists are waiters. I wanted a job where I could make my own hours, be my own boss, work from home, and earn enough. I wanted something like this so I could continue to pursue my dreams.
Making time for this. I was so busy with class, independent projects I had taken on, and the horrid part-time job I was already committed to.
It’s hard to isolate one or two things. Each aspect of the course was immensely valuable. I loved learning how to use an iPad to proofread. I love that freedom and that efficiency. The entire module on dealing with clients was so helpful; I refer to it all the time.
I had actually set an exact day for when I would be officially ready to work and when I would start sending my solicitation materials. Two days before that day, I saw a request for a proofreader on Facebook and I couldn’t help myself. That was my first client. I’ve made more than $3,200 in my first month.
It’s worth every penny you put into it. I made back twice what I paid for the course in my first week of proofreading. If you’re thinking about enrolling, I recommend you take the free 7-day intro course. It’s what I did because I wanted to vet this first and be certain it was a good fit for me.
Proofreading transcripts for court reporters is a wonderful job. The friendships you make with your colleagues and clients are so rewarding. The transcripts are usually a lot of fun!
If you have any questions or concerns, I’m happy to talk with you.
[Editor’s Note: you can leave a comment for Adrienne right here on this post!]
What are Adrienne’s clients saying?
This screenshot of an email (redacted to protect reporter’s privacy) says it all:
***UPDATE: Adrienne’s latest update is amazing! As of August 2016, Adrienne reports making a total of $30,000 in 10 months as a proofreader! Check out her full interview on The Busy Budgeter here. Way to go, Adrienne!
Questions for Adrienne?
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