The handicapped often find employment a difficult proposition. However the advent of computers and high-speed Internet access has opened new choices and good paying as well . Moreover flexibility and convenience of working from home takes away the rigors and drudgery of commuting between office and home. Working at home is a popular choice for many people with a disability (and without it too !) It can be much simpler to work something at home than to deal with limitations ones disability may cause at an office or other place of work.
This privilege however comes with a price tag.There are certain prerequisites
a) The need to be computer literate,
b) Well versed in English
c) Ability to self discipline yourself to regular working hours without distractions.
There are opportunities too- some are discussed below
Call Center – Those with good communication skills may find this option attractive. Call center workers work from homes and usually speak to customers on behalf of the company . They answer customer service calls too.
Medical Transcription– A very popular work at home job. It has its challenges, such as getting trained properly for the work. Accuracy of content and proper translation is essential. Proper training under professional giudance is helpful.
Content Writing – This could be freelancing and internet based. Those with good writing skills may write for various websites.
Affiliate marketing – This is where you advertise a specific product(s) for someone else, for example; a downloadable product such as a computer program, games, or instructional video or even Ebooks. An example company that offers affiliate marketing opportunities is Amazon. Amazon will pay you a percentage every time someone buys something through what is known as an “affiliate link”.
Mystery Shopping and Survey Work – Mystery shoppers are generally paid on per assignment basis. Job requires you to pose as an everyday customers and grade a store or service. Filling out surveys or participating in various focus groups .
Online Auctions and Classified Websites – Internet auction sites have helped many people just like you earn additional revenue. The most well known online auction site, eBay, states it features than a million “professional sellers” who use Ebay as their primary or secondary source of income.
Making Money Online: Internet brings excellent home-based business resource to earn money online with very little or nil investment
Finding a genuine online business to work for, or starting your own website, is fast becoming one of the best stay at home methods of earning extra income, especially for the disabled, seniors,the unemployed and “almost retired”.
Some websites offer cash, reward points and more for taking surveys. – you need to find the right websites and companies that appeal to you and that have good track record