Can you truly proofread anywhere? What if you don't live in the United States? What if you want to travel? Silas is a Brit who is living in Australia -- and he proofreads for clients in the States! Averaging $1900 per month as a part-time side hustle, Silas got his first client while traveling around Europe.
Hey, my name is Silas; I'm from the U.K. I live in Australia, and I've got U.S. proofreading clients. I've been proofreading since 2019 after graduating from Proofread Anywhere. I had a lot of dead-end jobs while dealing with visa work restrictions, and I was always on the lookout for a way to make money with something I was good at and something I enjoy doing.
And I also wanted to create a work lifestyle focused on location and time flexibility. So when I found Proofread Anywhere, it just kind of seemed like the perfect fit because I love to read and naturally pick up grammar mistakes, and also you can proofread anywhere. I was a bit skeptical that you could actually get paid to proofread.
You know, I thought, "Do people actually value this as a skill? Do they pay well for it?" And I found out that, you know, the answer to that is a resounding yes. I've actually taken the general proofreading course and the -- also the transcript proofreading course, and I've had lots of different types of clients.
These days I proofread just part-time; it kind of varies week to week what I do, roughly about 10 to 20 hours a week. And over the last year, I've made an average of $1,900 per month with proofreading. Now, like I said, it's enabled me to have location flexibility. I actually got my first client while traveling around Europe.
It's a great way to get started with making money online because there's minimal startup costs. It's a short learning curve. There's lots of work out there. You can start earning and making a profit relatively quickly. It's a valuable skill that isn't going away anytime soon. And personally, it's just been a great stepping stone for me when it comes to making money online.
I could -- you know, I could go on and on about how great the course is, you know, it's not just the theory. You actually learn how to start a business. You learn how to set your rates, how to market to clients. And there's also an amazing community and support team if you need it. The Proofread Anywhere team and Caitlin Pyle, they truly want you to succeed and, you know, they'll help in any way that they can with that.
While I was looking, I'd actually -- I'd actually checked out a few different opportunities before Proofread Anywhere, and nothing had really kind of resonated with me or with my beliefs on what I wanted. But when I found Proofread Anywhere, it really just kind of ticked all the boxes for me. So, you know, if it does the same for you, I recommend just going for it. So with that, I hope to see you inside the Proofread Anywhere community sometime soon, and good luck.