One of the toughest things about having a chronic illness is not being able to work. As the illness progresses or the effects of the medicines kick in, it becomes nearly impossible to concentrate on a task for prolonged hours. Giving up your job can be debilitating, both financially and physiologically. Luckily, you can still make money in these ways.
1. Ask Your Boss to Allow You to Work From Home
If you are employed but are having difficulties keeping up, convince your boss to let you work from home. There is no harm in trying, and you might be surprised to see your boss warming up to the idea. If it is a long-term condition such as disability, you can ask disability lawyers to negotiate on your behalf. You might want to check with your company specifically for any guidelines about circumstances like this. They might be lenient and some companies might realize you will be more productive at home with an illness than you would be in the office.
2. Become a Business Coach
If you have vast experience in a specific business or field, you can use your knowledge to generate money. You may have a hard time finding clients, but the returns are worthwhile the effort. The best part is that you do not have to meet them physically. Video conferencing, Skype, Facetime, and Google hangouts will come in handy. This allows you to make extra income while still recovering at home. You can also find online training programs for the specific coaching area you are interested in.
3. Sell Your Art Pieces and Crafts
If you enjoy making crafts or handmade products, here’s your opportunity to make money while doing something you love. You can take advantage of Etsy, which is the biggest marketplace for handmade crafts. Your drawings and photographs can help you make money too. There is an ever-increasing demand for creative pieces. All you need is skill and market awareness. Next, you can create the artwork and then market your work online. Social media is also a great resource these days for marketing your handmade items.
4. Become a Digital Content Creator
It seems like everyone is either a blogger or a Youtube vlogger. While there is nothing new to do online, your experience is invaluable, and people will be happy to hear your story. Not only is this a lucrative way to make money when dealing with an illness, but it is also a good way of connecting with other people who are going through a similar situation. Choose a topic that you are passionate about and base your blog or channel out of it. You can create content whenever and wherever you like, make money from it and have fun while at it. There are plenty of sponsorships and affiliate programs to get involved with to create a more stable income through digital content.
All of these ideas require work and an entrepreneurial spirit, but it is possible to make money even when you are unwell. Make use of every opportunity you come across and utilize your skills.
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