On Demand Work From Home; suggestions?
August 7, 2012 2:03 PM Subscribe
Digital Widgets: What kind of work can I do online that I can do as I'm available? Is there something I could just log in, pick up work, do that work for a couple hours, and get paid on a regular basis (weekly, monthly)? My skills are web design, front end dev, and graphic design.
Long story short, I'm not able to work because of medical issues, and I never know how I'm going to be feeling from one day to the next, so most freelancing I would do would be out. But sometimes I have brief periods where I feel okay. I never know when that will happen or how long it will be. I thought about something like mechanical turk, but my research suggests I'd only be able to make pennys.
I feel like I should be able to put my skills to good use somehow. Like digital envelope stuffing or making widgets. I realize I won't be able to bring in a premium for this type of work, but even a few bucks for dinner sometimes would be awesome. I have looked at freelance sites, but I'm afraid that by the time my bid was accepted, I wouldn't be able to work on stuff. Also considered; crowdsourcing/design contests, but I'd rather get paid less for a sure thing than spend lots of hours doing work for free that may never be chosen.
Also willing to look at ideas outside this scope, such as article writing.