If you are the type of person that likes to read then you are going to love making money with this method. Many writers, no matter how well practiced they are, need the help of a proofreader to catch small errors that escape them. You can offer to double check their work for a fee and easily make $500 a week proofreading from home.
If you charge a mere $1 per manuscript page when you are just starting out and getting experience in the business, you can make $400 off a 400 page book. Add a couple of short stories or a few articles at the same page rate and you can easily hit that $500 a week mark. When you have a few manuscripts under your belt, you can charge a bit more.
You are probably wondering just how you can find some writers who need your help. Well, there are a couple of ways.
First, you can join a site such as elance.com or ifreelance.com and search for their proofreading and editing jobs. You can usually find some writers who need a hand on those sites.
Second, start a blog or a website that focuses on your proofreading services. Write blog posts and articles about how important it is to have a professionally proofread manuscript. With the right content, and enough of it, the writers in need will come to you.
Don’t forget – you can also sell your services to blogs, websites that need their content proofread, and magazines that are in need of a proofreader. The opportunities are endless.
As you can see, it is easy to make $500 a week proofreading from home.