Editing pay? and Christmas ideas

Editing pay? and Christmas ideas

I hope this is ok to post here. I'm pretty desperate for money at the moment, so I decided to start editing essays for a little extra income. This is something I've always done as volunteer work, so I'm at a loss of what and how to charge. Should I charge by the hour? And what's a reasonable amount to charge? I've never had anyone edit my papers for me and I've always done the work for free in the past, so I don't have a clue what I should do. I also started making a list of things I can make for fairly cheap that I can give out as small Christmas gifts for family and friends and I thought I'd share since I suspect it's an issue for some of you. - jewelery (earings and necklaces are cheap, easy and fun. I reccommend getting beads on-line or from old jewelery from thrift stores. Don't re-use old earing hooks, though for cleanliness.) - notebooks. (get crafty with some basic notebooks and make beautiful personalized covers. Everyone love stationary. Hopefully I'll get around to posting a tutorial about how to make notebook and pens sets. They're fun, easy and really nice.) - baking and candy (not a new idea, but fun, cheap and easy. Homemade candies and chocolates go over very well.) - beauty supplies. (bath salts, lip balms, etc. are easy to make from on-line tutorials) - stash tins (I paint the tins from Altoids or other mints and give them to people to store little odds and ends like change for laundry or safety pins, whatever the person does that might require cute small storage.) - Christmas ornaments I've given these types of things for years and people always seem to love them, so I thought I'd share. Any other good ideas?
Perhaps they’ll make me happy this year.

Perhaps they’ll make me happy this year.

Potatoes

Potatoes

Summer Solstice, First Harvest

Summer Solstice, First Harvest

The fresh fruits of warm weather…. (PHOTO HEAVY POST)

The fresh fruits of warm weather…. (PHOTO HEAVY POST)

Thanks for ID on zinnia

Thanks for ID on zinnia

i’m new

i’m new