Upwork offers a variety of freelance projects including proofreading and editing. Once you complete your profile on the site, you’re paired with your ideal jobs. You can also search through clients and respond to client invitations directly. As you are more and more successful, you’re recommended to more clients for additional work. After creating a profile, you’ll send potential clients proposals highlighting your strengths and including why you’re the best fit for the job. Rates vary by project and client and the rates are disclosed up front. Some projects are hourly and others offer a fixed price.
As someone who's been immersed in a number of online industries for quite some time, I know a thing or two about what it takes to succeed in this arena. However, just like you, I started at ground zero with little knowledge, but a great deal of passion. What I learned along the way were some invaluable lessons from failure that hurt at the time, but helped immensely in the grand scheme of things.
After that initial "qualifying for the good stuff" batch of low pay jobs, it becomes more a question of your qualifications rather than number of approved jobs. It took me maybe two weeks from initially starting to get a decent batch of quals and good income. I very quickly had days where I made $50-$100 for 2 to 3 hours of work. However, I also had days where I made almost nothing because you are very much at the mercy of what is posted when you're working.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in English with a Communication Media concentration and a minor in Journalism. I have written, paid and unpaid, for local newspapers. I had an internship for copyediting at a local newspaper as well. I have a great attention to detail. I absolutely love proofreading and editing and have helped many people write and proofread their assignments throughout the years. I prefer the proofreading and editing, more so the editing, over writing. I am looking for an opportunity with decent pay and work that is always available. I would like to be able to work at odd hours when I cannot sleep at night, which is often, and just have some extra time. Which opportunity would you recommend for me based on this information? I’m just looking for some direction! Thank you!
2. InboxDollars – InboxDollars is similar to Swagbucks, since you’re going to be taking surveys, shopping, etc., so if you want to maximize your return, sign up with both websites. They also offer a search engine that pays you (like Swagbucks) and you get $5 just for signing up.  I won’t continue to list survey sites one after another down the list, but if you want to get paid to take surveys, also check out GlobalTestMarket, E-Poll Surveys and Survey Club.
There are a lot more jobs around and more companies are opening up to remote workers. So it's certainly easier to find a job working online than it was years ago. But on the other hand, there are more and more people who want to work online so there's an increase in competition. Especially in work that can be freelanced. Everyone, their mother, and their dog now try to earn money online somehow. So it's significantly more difficult to earn a good amount money doing the easy/unskilled/do-on-your-own-time work.
However, not matter what method you choose to make money online, understand that you might be able to make some money fast, but for the sizable returns, you'll need significant sweat equity. However, a year from now, you'll be happy you started today. Remember, time is far more valuable than money. Focus on creating passive income streams that will free up your time so that you can quit the rat race and focus on the things that matter. That's the important thing here. 
Yelling or swearing at the staff will not get you what you want. From what I've seen, it will only get you longer wait times, more copy and pasted responses, and potentially banned. Be polite, be friendly, try to keep your replies short (without leaving out important details), and say thank you. You're much more likely to get the help you want this way. Remember, the support staff is only there to help you. So, treat them well, and they will likely treat you better.