The job you once had might not be feasible any longer, thanks to a disability. That disability does not stop you from working, just from working in the field you are accustomed to. There are several ways to stay at home and still earn a decent living to supplement the living allowance you receive.
If you have a knack with words, many companies hire online writers. Lots of them are businesses which take on work and distribute it to writers. They never meet their employees.
Many operate many miles from where you live, but that is the beauty of the internet. As long as they pay on time and regularly, and you have a Paypal account, you could be on your way to earning several hundred dollars a month.
One negative of this type of earning is that the pay for each assignment could be very low. On the other hand, easy jobs can be finished quickly, meaning you are capable of completing many each day. It is possible for you to work full-time at this job if the person you work for has enough assignments to keep you busy, and there are usually assignments available 7 days a week.
You could also work as a freelance writer getting jobs from magazines and newspapers. This means having the courage and people-skills to conduct interviews and pursue work, but if you have flair and understand the publications you approach (their audience and tone) this could be a good way to add to your income.
Become an Affiliate
While the average affiliate marketer seems to barely earn anything from selling makeup or Tupperware, some individuals have a real strength in this area. They know whom to call, how to organize parties effectively, and have people calling them rather than the other way around. You know there have to be effective agents out there by the popularity of some companies.
Could you be one of those?
This is a great way for a disabled person to earn money and have fun. Affiliate marketing is a social occupation. The people who are most successful at this are genuine, yet persuasive.
They know lots of individuals, enough from which to draw a potential market for their products. Choose to sell something you really like and believe in. Because of your reputation for honesty, word will get around that what you are selling really does what you say it does.
Sometimes, answering questions can be to your benefit. You have probably been called by a survey company before and there was nothing in it for you.
Certain companies actually pay people to answer questions, sometimes daily. Do a bit of research: this can be a highly convenient option because all you need is a fast computer that accepts the latest version of Flash.
Some companies have gone to lengths to ensure their credibility so they have an online reputation you can check. Certain firms pay money; others issue points, offering “rewards” you cash in after completing a large number of surveys.
Do you have something to sell, like jewelry or a skill you can share without going anywhere?
Consider marketing this skill online. Open your own retail business and sell goods or services to clients. There are risks and costs in this kind of work, but these could be outweighed by the benefits if you manage to build up clientele.
Costs include Paypal fees or NSF charges if clients send dud cheques. There is also the cost of starting a website. Still, working for your self could be highly satisfying and creative.
Remember that working from home has benefits besides the payment you receive. Think of how much you paid just to get to work every day. There were transportation costs such as bus fare, train fare, or the vast amount you paid to run a car. If you have children, daycare had to be taken into account. Your wardrobe had to be up to snuff as well.
Now you dress how you like and the kids are at home with you. There is nowhere to go, so no fees for transportation. One of the best points is that your job is a tax write-off. Everything you use to work — lighting, heating, internet, etc. — can be claimed at tax time.