Tips for Making Extra Income While In Recovery
by Mary Wilson
Parents who struggle with substance abuse problems often find themselves caught between the need to get treatment for addiction and the need to provide for their children. Parental responsibilities can hinder getting the help you need. Above all, you need to focus on recovery so you can get back on your feet, but simply setting aside family responsibilities isn’t an option. Recovering from addiction can cost you a job and make it difficult to find a traditional, full time position.
Fortunately, the Internet and the agile economy have made it possible to earn money in ways that would’ve been impossible just a few years ago. For someone whose recovery requires them to be at home, there are many ways to get creative to make ends meet. Just make sure you come up with a distinctive and descriptive name (a name generator tool can help you) so that people can easily find you and learn how to use your social media outlets as marketing tools.
The Internet provides many people a virtual marketplace where they can sell items on a variety of websites, such as eBay, Facebook, and Craigslist. In fact, a legitimate industry has grown up around such sites with individuals making appreciable incomes marketing and selling their wares online. Think of it as an ongoing, online yard sale. If you have a lot of excess stuff, this is a great way to get rid of it while making some money.
There are dozens of direct marketing companies that allow you to sell their products online. Avon and Tupperware are two of the more notable ones, but there are others such as Mary Kay, Amway, Herbalife, and Infinitus The more successful independent direct marketers build networks of clients they can keep going back to with new products. As with any sales venture, your success depends largely on your persistence and social skills. Many people are able to make a comfortable living this way.
Get paid for your opinion
If you enjoy sharing your opinion and like trying new products, taking part in online surveys ma be a good way for you to make some bucks. It usually only takes a few minutes and you’re compensated for your feedback. You won’t get rich, but the more you can complete the more cash you’ll bring home. The HarrisPoll and Springboard are two of the more well-known online survey venues. You can even earn special rewards from some of your favorite companies.
Freelance Customer Service
Companies all over the world often need people who can handle customer service calls at home. It saves overhead and helps them avoid logistical challenges. In some cases, you can earn up to $15 an hour, not bad for having an Internet connection and a landline. The best part is you can set your own work hours.
Put your photos to work
If you enjoy taking pictures and have a photo library, you can make good money selling them to sites that make them available for commercial use. You give up all rights to the images, but can make money, particularly if you have a large, varied collection. In some cases, you can earn three figures for a single image.
Many people are able to work independently as a mystery shopper, trying out different brands and eating at various restaurants and sharing their opinions about their experiences. Marketing companies and advertising agencies frequently use mystery shoppers to develop new campaigns.
Today there are more opportunities than ever to make a good living working out of your home. The reach of the Internet places any number of money making ventures within easy reach. Best of all, you can derive maximum benefit without having to be away from home.
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