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How to Go About Earning Money and Paying Bills
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How to Go About Earning Money and Paying Bills

Amongst wheelchair users and those with mobility issues, most fall in line with the working poor. Even amongst those of us who don’t consider ourselves disabled. So when we get behind in our bills, how do we pay them?

Fret not. There is a way out of the black hole. First of all, thanks to the ADA (American Disabilities Act) a lot of companies now, are required to hire those with wheelchairs and mobility issues. Walmart is one of the companies who participate with the ADA on this, willingly. If you need to be making more money, look for an opening in your nearest Walmart. If you are not fit for the sales floor, they can use you to hand out fliers and greet customers at the door or to do computer programming or maybe you are good at selling electronics. After all, there is something for everybody.

If working for the public enterprise is not your cup of tea, you’re probably fit to work at home in writing and blogging. I just newly added www.zerys.com to my places to write for. The writing is very straight forward over there, while the pay is better than some of the other places that I’m a copywriter for. Over hear, there is room for advancement. You can select your favorite clients to write for. When enough of your clients like you, over here, they can select you at your own price to write for them as well.

Another place where you get paid for writing at home is www.bubblews.com. The pros and the cons come into play with this one. The thing that is bad about bubblews is that payment isn’t fast for those of us who have to pay bills. The thing is that all we writers love bubblews because we get paid for all of our articles and blogs that we write for the site. Everything is ours. And we continue to get paid for them in residual payments. We get paid higher for the likes and dislikes on our articles there, for the page views and comments. In the long run, you could build your own newspaper there, with hard work put in, get at least $100 a month here, down the road. I consider the community there, my own. They are worth considering being added to all the places that you would write for at your home job.

At all these places, make sure that you have used impeccable grammar and spelling. On sites where you are copywriters for clients, follow your client’s instructions to the tie, about the content that want. Avoid writing fluff and be direct. Write in the active voice of the 2nd or 3rd person. Most of clients want the 2nd person because that works well for branding sales for their product or service.

The most important thing about writing at home is to make a number goal. Stick to it and reward yourself with something nice, after you achieve it. Then increase your number for the following week. Think about how much you want to make in one month to cover the costs of your bills and to have a little left over for yourself. So if your goal is to work 5 days a week and earn $800 month writing at home, then your number is to submit $200 worth of writing by Saturday. Then you could increase it for yourself, a little going down the line.

Each little bit is a bigger milestone than having everything all at once. You are awesome. You can do this. If you like this, please vote and comment. I love comments.

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  1. Teresa Thomas
    Teresa Thomas
    Vote #2. Nice job Susan. Love it. I will write down the web site and check it out. I will also, be practicing more on my writing skills to start writing here in the home. I need to however, get back out there in the working world and get back to work for the moment. WE need money and fast. For now, that is the only way to get the money for now. I will leave you a message on face book when I have the time to do so. Again, nice job.
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Teresa.
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  2. Broken English
    Broken English
    Voted. Great blog Susan, the advice you give here is very valuable. So is www.zerys.com a good one to write for? I might try them. There are a lot of these sites now, and it's confusing knowing which one to go for. As you say, the pay is often not that good at all, for all the work you put in. I love Bubblews too, but, as you say, the drawback is that it does take a while to earn anything through them.
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      What I like about Zerys is when you follow the rules and get your client's assignments in on time that they allow you to set up a direct page for yourself, with what you want to charge your direct clients. So when the client agrees to choose you as their copywriter, they go to you first for all their blogs and articles while paying you at your price. Zerys pays on the 15th and the 30th of the month. You have to wait a little while for your money, but you also get to build an income here...Another feature that they have that most sites don't have is that you can place the article or blog on hold, if you have to ask the client questions about what they want. During that time, you can take another writing assignment on your level. Some clients take two weeks to answer a question. So you can move on and get right back to them after they reply and the hold is removed. Thanks for the vote.
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  3. WheelerWife
    WheelerWife
    Great post and good tips! voted :)
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you.
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