Some people are one chronic illness away from financial catastrophe, some of us are already there
Having a debilitating, painful illness is a smack in the face. To top it off, you now have financial worries beyond what most can imagine. Being chronically ill creates financial problems. Some are unable to work. Others can only work sporadically depending on your symptoms and flares. I put together this list of over 100 places you can find beginner transcription work in hopes that it might ease your financial worries.
You probably have numerous medical appointments and co-pays or deductibles. There is also the extra cost of medicines, vitamins, and supplements. Some might have the extra cost of diet changes. All of this can really break the bank. It causes more stress and can make symptoms and pain worse. So what can you do?
This is the first of many posts I will write focusing on alternatives to the conventional workforce. I hope to make it easier for you to find flexible possibilities available to you. Overall I hope to help you find a way to create income for yourself that makes your life better. Who knows…maybe you’ll even find something you are passionate about.
You probably see many articles and posts on the internet and social media about work from home jobs. Let’s start with transcription specifically for beginners.
This will give you an idea of where to start. You may have a better chance of being hired because most of these links are only for beginners.
Anna Thurman wrote an article on The Penny Hoarder called A Flexible Work-From-Home Job: Earn $25 an Hour as a Transcriptionist outlining how you can become a general transcriptionist and providing 6 job links of where you can find beginner transcription work.
Many transcription jobs allow you to work as much or as little as you want. This is fantastic for chronic illness sufferers! If you’re having a bad flare day this means you can take care of yourself instead of putting in 8 – 10 hours of work in an office or job site somewhere.
There is even a link for a free mini general transcription class to see if transcription is right for you plus a free legal transcription mini class too!
Here is a list of 19 online transcription jobs that don’t require any experience at all posted by Ashlee Anderson from Work From Home Happiness. She shares detailed information and insights on each job so you know a little bit before clicking on her links.
Smartnancials put together a list of 9 transcription jobs they say you haven’t heard of before which puts a fresh perspective on transcribing from home.
Want to learn a few tips that give you an advantage most people looking for beginner transcription work don’t have? Check out Lisa Mills’ book on Amazon she says will help you “gain an incredible advantage and learn all the tips and tricks it took me years of general transcription work to acquire”
Lisa Mills of Work At Home Mom Revolution gives a list of 60 general transcription companies that hire home-based transcriptionists for beginner transcription work. Some of these companies do require experience but some only require that you pass a pre-employment test.
Maybe transcription work isn’t for you so here’s another post you might like How To Get Hired As A VA (Even If You’re Chronically Ill)
While life may have thrown us a curveball by the way of chronic pain and/or invisible illness some of us can still find ways to create the financial freedom we desire to make our lives easier, happier and more flexible. Money will never buy happiness but freedom from the stress caused by lack of money is a reward in itself.
I will continue to write more articles on how to create income while chronically ill. If you have tried something I’ve written about, good or bad, let me know.
Also, if you have ideas or information about creating income that you think would be a good fit for the chronically ill please let me know, I look forward to your input.
I love hearing all about how you tackle your struggles with chronic illness!
Do you have other tips you can share with us? Most spoonies have found workarounds for all types of things and I’d love to share your advice. Write a comment below or send me an email.
Kim is a freelance blogger, writer and VA. She loves sharing resources for other “spoonies” to help them create lives they love. Hoarding crochet patterns on Pinterest is her second favorite thing.