Income Opportunities for a Disabled Person
One of the most frustrating parts of living with a disability is trying to make some money. The laws say that companies cannot discriminate against those with disabilities, but that doesn’t stop some people from slamming the door on you. At best, your disability check gets you by. At worst, you have to battle for the government to consider you disabled.
With that said, the Internet has made it easier than ever to work if you have a disability.
Working from Home
Remote work, freelance work, working from home, being self-employed… whatever you want to call it, the Internet has made it easier to avoid the rush hour and work from the comfort of your own home. For those who have difficulties walking, this is a great way to explore the corporate world without changing your clothes.
If you have a disability that makes it difficult to speak to people, there are jobs where you don’t have to have any coworkers, and have all the communication done via email.
Examples of Work at Home Jobs
There are work at home jobs for any skill set, including:
Call Center: If you have good people skills, you can work in customer service remotely. All you need is a phone.
Freelance Writer: Every piece of content ever made requires a writer, so you can find an unlimited pool of work if you look hard enough. Article writing, story writing, copywriting, and email writing are just a few examples. If your hands work well and your writing skills are sharp enough, you can succeed.
Selling Items: One of the best parts of the Internet is how anyone can make their own business. Whether you’re selling your old items, your art, or anything else you can think of, being a seller on eBay, Amazon, or any other retailer can earn you some money.
Content Creator: If you’re skilled with a camera, you can create content for YouTube, Twitch, and if there is an audience, you can earn some revenue in advertising.
Marketing: You can advertise a product on forums and on social media, and this can be done without setting foot outside.
Many of these jobs can be found on local job boards and freelancing sites. If you do a quick Google search for them, you can find so many that it will make your head spin. As long as you have the skills, you can make money without the government giving you a check every month.