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It All Makes Cents

Due to disabilities, many of us are not able to have a job outside of our homes. Some find ways to be self-employed by running a business out of our homes, but others can not fit in with that type of job and having the ability to leave their house to work would be a hardship whether your wheelchair bound or not.

I am one of those people, and it has been hard trying to explain why I am unable to work outside my home. Fibromyalgia steals your strength and your life. While I am not wheelchair bound yet, I am weaker then I care to be, and this has been a problem with family and friends who can not see my disability. But this is not about me. It is about making some money to buy the things that our small disability incomes do not cover.

I found such ways and I will share them with you. The first way is something I discovered by accident-- selling books or dvd's or computer games you no longer need. Check out Amazon or Cash4books.

Next, doing surveys online. Here you need to be careful, for there are many places that say you will be paid, but lots of them are not worth the effort and will drag out your ability to earn enough money to cash out or even refuse payment or cancel your account without warning just to avoid paying you for your efforts.

My personal favorites are opinionoutpost.com and pineconeresearch.com  They provide you with real surveys and pay you well for your efforts. Though them you will often be referred to other good survey sites.

Then there are fun sites to belong to that you will build friendships with other members. These sites add fun to your day to chase away the lonely hours. Swagbucks is one of my favorites. You watch video's and do other small tasks to earn giftcards. Another such site is MyPoints.com. Remember you do not need to purchase anything on or through these sites to earn points or credits.  Just do all the free things like reading emails and watching ad video's or signing up for newsletters which you can cancel if they become a problem. 

Joining these sites will give you a feeling of independence and a chance to make some cash and lift your spirits knowing that your opinion is worth a few cents.

 

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  1. Teresa Thomas
    Teresa Thomas
    sweedly, I just became vote #3 on here. I thank you for this post. Although, I myself also, am not disabled, or wheelchair bound. I do have a time in getting around at times. Why you ask? Well, I have arthritis in both, knees. I have a torn meniscus in the right knee. With that in mind, at times, it does present a problem in trying to get around. Especially, if I have to work outside the home and when I come in, my legs are hurting so bad, that my sons are having to help me in so many ways. Therefore, by working in the home would be the best thing for me to do at this point. I have to work on finding out sites that can assist me with this thought. I'm not wanting to be back out there and working for someone else out side the home that I have known for the past 10 years. So, any suggestions, or web sites that will assist me in finding ways of working in the home, that would be great. I would have to show my family, that working from home can be done. So, if anyone can give me any information, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
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    1. sweedly
      sweedly
      Teresa, I guess I would first ask to you have any hobbies that could bring in some income for you? Or Could you handle babysitting one or two children? The places I mentioned above will get you started in using your computer and of course blogging here will help. I have used hobbies to create items not found in stores and things that don't take batteries. I do sewing and woodworking, make simple jewelry items, and babysit my nephew whenever I am needed. I help out my mother and other neighbors when I can which lets them know I am reliable and can be trusted if they need help. Sometimes what we are looking for is right there for the taking but we don't notice it or have the courage to reach out and try. Hope this helps to get your mind churning with ideas.
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  2. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    #4. I just added you to my bloggers.
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    1. sweedly
      sweedly
      Thanks for the vote. Added you to my bloggers. Like your way of saying the things that need said, and accepting all comments as they are presented.
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  3. Carlotta C
    Voted. Great blog, and I love the punning title!
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    1. sweedly
      sweedly
      Thanks for voting. Look forward to reading some of your blogs.
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  4. jkess123
    Hello Sweedly, I'm glad you've found a way to make money and still be able to work from home. Another site you may want to check out is Textbroker.com. You can work as little or as much as you want. You never know what you may accomplish when you take the chance even with writing, taking surveys, etc from home. I'm going to check out some of the sites you have mentioned. I know you will be successful no matter what you are accomplishing. Anything worthwhile is worth the time and affert put forth. Have a great New Year and much success!
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    1. sweedly
      sweedly
      Thanks for the tip on Textbroker I went over and signed up. I would say the hardest part was writing that test article. Took me awhile to figure out what to say and how to say it, now it's wait and see. I really like the freedom this blog gives you in writing whatever comes to mind and sharing with other bloggers.
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      1. jkess123
        Hi sweedly, Good Luck with the site. It is a great way to make some extra money without a lot of effort or putting money up front. You will be rated on a scale from 2-5 stars and the higher the star the more money you can earn. I'm glad I found this site as well. It is great for reading other folks comments, etc. Best to you for the New Year. Happy writing!
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        1. sweedly
          sweedly
          I was really excited about writing for textbrokers until I got a notice about proof I am a US citizen, which I am. But they want information from my drivers license and what they want concerns me. A drivers license does not prove you are citizen. It gives you license to drive and proof of where you live. But that is not the info they want which is name, birth date, document expiration date, and photo. They say to block out any other info on your card. If you do that as I did it creates a nice way for someone else to have a fake ID at your expense. And if you supply them with your complete info it could set you up for ID theft which is a growing problem here in USA, from drivers licenses & passports. I do know what to do now cancel out of it. I have edited this comment so you and others know of whom I have concerns.
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          1. pftsusan
            pftsusan
            The first thing to do is to send a separate email to contact@rollingwithoutlimits.com to ask them if they sent you this message. This sounds like spam and or hacking. Do not click on a form from email and send out your driver's license unless you know for a fact who is on the other side is not an hacker. Assuming this is from an email that you got, the best thing to do is not reply to it and open the headers. After you open the headers, read through it with a fine tooth cone to see if the addresses and ids are routed back to this site. If not, you know that someone has hacked your email carrier and is into forgery. You might have to report it to them as well...I believe that you got that, but I don't think that the owners or admin of this site has sent you that. Let them know so that they can help you with it, I hope this helps.
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            1. pftsusan
              pftsusan
              Another question that just came to mind too, did this come from an email that also uses paypal as an id? If so, you are clear sailing by forwarding it off to the paypal spam dept and reporting it as spam to them. Then when payment does come, you don't have to contact the site admin here. Still run your virus software protection,though.
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              1. sweedly
                sweedly
                The email was from (textbroker) did not come from here or through here. But since it was mentioned in my post comments I thought I should address the concern here. I signed up with hope of having another spot to write at. But as I said since I am not writing there yet I was a bit concerned about the odd way requested for id. Since the site is mentioned in post comments it deserves, for others protection as well, notice about it. I don't like the way the request was worded and that was the point I was trying to make. Sorry for the confusion on this issue.
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                1. pftsusan
                  pftsusan
                  Not a problem. I understand. For textbroker, go to their home page. Click on Christina Zila's pic. There is a phone number where you can call her and speak to her directly about this. She's the director.
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                  1. jkess123
                    HI pftsusan, Thank You for your response. Textbroker does require proof of a tax id, etc. so a writer can be paid. I have written for this site with no problem. Success to you for the New Year.
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                2. jkess123
                  Hi sweedly You can contact Textbroker thru Christina and she will answer any/all questions you have. It may be that if you are not a US citizen they will want proof so you can get paid. Good luck with whatever you choose to do.
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          2. jkess123
            Hi sweedly, The textbroker site may be making changes to their site as I have written for them with no problem. I provided tax info to be paid which was thru Paypal. If this is not for you I hope you can find another site that will work better. Good luck with any venture you pursue.
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            1. sweedly
              sweedly
              Hey,jkess123 Thanks for your vote of confidence in me. I would have gladly given them the tax info when it came time to pay me. I might have missed out on a good deal writing for them, but I could not send the info they requested. Thanks again for reading my post.
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              1. jkess123
                Hi sweedly, I wish you the best in whatever you do. Some sites may not work for one while it works for another. There are other sites that offer freelance work for those who want to make extra money from home. I know you will find something. Good Luck & continued success!
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  5. sweedly
    sweedly
    Want to thank each of you who have posted a comment. I enjoy writing here very much and will continue my adventure toward becoming a better writer here, as well as, on other sites. Blogs like this one are special because it gives you the chance to become friends with other writers. Hope everyone does well, health-wise and in writing, throughout this new year. Anita, Don't know what to tell you, other than take it up with management. I just write here like you do and I get paid when I get paid. Not a problem. Like they say, like it or leave.
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