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   Posted 6/10/2008 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm living at boyfriends house due to loss of income and living on disability. Probably will be like this for a good while, so wondering if anyone has figured out a way to earn income from home even though they are physically limited? I am at home today recovering from a spinal injection and surgery for a cord stimulator is in the near future. Also, taking some serious pain meds these days. I am beginning to think my disability and limitations are permanent.

Time to re-invent!

I am in school trying to finish my Bachelor of Arts to do computer graphic work in the future but it will be a couple of years before I will be able to land a job I think. I can only take a class or two each semester. I am an artist by trade and even when I was physically fit, it was tough to to make a buck. I use to restore vintage posters in Los Angeles for a living and paint by night. I sell a painting here and there but haven't been able to do much painting since the accident and it is not something one can live on. It just pads the bank account now and then. No other real skills to mention and I am severely hearing impaired to boot.. so phone work is out of the question. If I only had my hearing! I do have a nice MAC though!

Surely, there are others out there living on meager SSI and need to bring in more income. I personally would like to become more independent and have more choices about my future.


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   Posted 6/10/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Well there are several options depending on the extent of your abilities.
How about wedding cakes-or cakes for parties, children's birthdays etc. You would probably need to do a few free-donate to charity dinners type of thing to get your work out there then take orders from there.
Decorated cookies and other baked goods too-(of course check local business laws).

Get an in home child care liscence if you like kids and can physically manage the work.
Other people will come up with ideas just keep in mind that an in home business is work-even if more flexible than going to an office-just don't answer the ads in the newspaper asking you to send them a check in exchange for a list of jobs.

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   Posted 6/10/2008 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I know nothing about the field you're studying, but it does seem like something you might be able to adapt to home. Have you talked with anyone who does the type of work you're going to school to learn - someone out in the community, or one of your instructors, about appying it to home use? I wonder if you could be someone's intern or apprentice - someone who maybe has a business - and you could do a little computer graphics/art work from home even if you had to do it for free for awhile. Just a thought.

I would also agree with sj be careful not to get caught in any schemes. What's the saying - if it sounds too good to be true it probably is? By the way if you find something great let the rest of us know!!


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   Posted 6/10/2008 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Modern,

I will agree with the caution...listening to Clark Howard, radio and TV consumer advocate, he said that after studying all of the 'work at home' programs on the market that NONE of them made money and most of them took money from you. They are all bogus.

Now, if you're going to school you can take advantage of their free help in obtaining some form of work. They have services for handicapped folks and those who need adaptive equipment. Make that contact right away.

Good luck and keep us posted,
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   Posted 7/7/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Modernartgrl, I have found a great thing to do, but I don't know how interested you would be in it, because you do have to spend a small amount of money to get your inventory, which I think starts at about $40, depending on the package, but there is great support, fun people, and it's something that you can do from the home!  If you want, let me know, I will email you or something!

Good Luck to you!

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