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We often talk about the best ways to make money from home and the different ways to work for yourself.

Perhaps one of the lesser known ways to do this is by proofreading.

Yet there is an incredibly high demand for proofreading worldwide, and the best part is that you don’t need to be in any specific location to do the job… it’s all from your computer or tablet!

With proofreading, you take content that other people have written and proofread it with a fine-toothed comb to make it perfect.

This gig is obviously for a very specific type of person who LOVES to correct grammar, hates when authors use a comma splice, or makes note of spelling mistakes on a restaurant menu… it takes a certain “eagle eye” ability to be good at proofreading!

Now, how much can you make as a proofreader? Well, I happen to have a couple friends who are in that industry, and it turns out — quite a lot! There are some proofreaders earning over $40,000 working for themselves and loving their jobs.