DIY Your Finances

November 10th, 2014 No Comments

Finances And Being Disabled

 

When it comes to being disabled, the first thought that comes to most peoples’ minds is disability payments. I am not a lawyer and I don’t know too much about the Social Security system other than my first hand experience. What I do know, is that many people face extreme financial hardship while waiting to be approved for disability. Then, if they get lucky and get approved, the payments are really not enough to truly live on. Many people have to make choices between food, housing and medication. This is where I hope to be able to help you. 

What I Can And Can’t Do

 

As I stated before, I am not a lawyer. I can not help you with Social Security. I am not a financial fairy god mother. I can not make your debt go away. I am not a genie. I can not give you the winning lottery numbers or make you rich over night. Ok, you get the picture. Hey, if I could do all those things, I would not be sitting here writing a blog. I would be whale watching in Alaska or sipping fresh squeezed fruit juice on a sunny tropical beach. What I can do, is show you ways to make some money. Remember, I am disabled and know what it means to not always have enough. Every opportunity that I show you, will be things that I have thoroughly researched and tried myself.

The DIY Part Of Making Money

 

Cash signWhen my health problems started stacking up, one of the first things  I came to understand was that I was never going to work outside of my home again. That was a real hard pill to swallow. I had always worked multiple jobs, while taking classes, and the change to not working was awful. I felt lost.

I finally kicked myself in the rear and started applying my maker spirit to my lack of a job. I knew that I could not work on a job outside of my home, I could not work a job that required dedicated hours and I was not going to stuff envelopes! Is that even a real job anyway? I tried quite a few things that didn’t work. Ever try extreme couponing? Yeah, with chronic fatigue, I don’t have the energy to hunt, clip, organize and remember to use coupons. That is just crazy! Finally, I started realizing I could make money from my computer, my tablet and even my smart phone.

cash in handI became a firm believer in making money where, when and how I could. I realize that not every opportunity is for everyone and not every opportunity is going to make you a ton of money. However, many little bits of money can add up to quite a bit of money. Through this blog, I plan to show you the ways I make some extra cash. Some of the ways will earn you enough to buy yourself a Starbucks every so often but others can give you the opportunity to pay your bills. It all depends on how much time you are able to put in to the various opportunities. Trust me, I understand what it means to be disabled. I will never suggest you go get a job digging ditches. I will never suggest you try something I have not fully researched, tried and am able to do myself. I will, however, show you ways to make money while you are sitting in the doctors office, waiting, bored out of your mind! If you have any money making experiences you would like to share, I would love to hear all about it. Have something you would like to try but are a little unsure about it? Tell me about it and I will do the research for you!!

Happy earning,

Nicole

nicole@DIYDisabled.com

About the author

Hi, my name is Nicole. I am in my mid 30's and physically disabled. I run this blog to share my experiences and hopefully help a few people out. To find out more about me, check out my about me page. Please enjoy my site and let me know what you think.

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