Suffering a personal injury can affect people in many ways, the effects it will have on your physical and mental health are the most important but there is one other problem that many people don’t like to think about.
The financial impact a personal injury can bring can vary widely but while many people who suffer a personal injury will be able to claim compensation through this website. In the meantime how will you earn money? That’s not a question that many people like to think about or will even consider but it is important.
If you have only suffered a minor injury or have recovered sufficiently from a more serious one then there are many ways you can still earn money while you’re out of work.
Now, of course, you should only do this if you feel up to it but if you do and you feel fit enough to work there is a variety of ways you can earn money. As long as you don’t exert yourself and work at a comfortable pace the methods we’ve outlined below can help you get active again.
Many people find working again improves their mood and mental health after suffering a personal injury and as a bonus, it will also help lessen the financial impact of being out of work.
So, let’s take a look at some of the ways you can earn money while you’re out of work due to a personal injury in more detail below.
All kinds of businesses and professionals require transcription services and while it’s not the most exciting job in the world many people do actually find transcription relaxing. Another perk of transcription is that it’s actually easy to pick up and learn, so if you don’t have any experience with transcription don’t worry.
All you need is a laptop or if you feel comfortable enough to sit at a desk then you can use a desktop computer and a program like Microsoft Word and you’re good to go. Freelance transcription is a great way to make some extra income while you’re out of work and there is a number of freelance sites you can use.
Blog writing is another much in demand freelance service and you can quickly find work using freelance websites like Upwork or Peopleperhour as well as by offering your services through sites like Gumtree and Craigslist. If you have experience writing, then this can be a great creative outlet for you while you recover.
But don’t worry if you’ve never written blogs or articles before because freelance writing comes in many forms. You could write reports, scripts, presentations or just general copy. There’s a lot of variety when it comes to freelance writing and with a laptop, you can do it from the comfort of your bed.
Freelance Photo/ Video Editing
This is a bit more of a specialist service but if you have experience with photograph and video editing software then by offering freelance editing services you can continue practicing your skills while you recover. Even if you only have some basic experience with editing you could still make some money and help lessen the financial impact of a personal injury.
Freelance Art/ Graphic Design
Creating art can very therapeutic and it’s also a great way to earn some extra income after you’ve been injured. Whether it’s drawing, painting or graphic design there’s a variety of ways freelance artists can make money online.
Logo and poster design, in particular, are very popular so if you have an artistic streak then join some freelance sites because you will probably find some clients quite easily.
Not all the ways you can earn money when you’re out of work due to a personal injury involve freelancing. One of the most popular ways to earn money and help boost your finances after suffering an injury is to sell things online.
If you have any clothes that are just sitting in your wardrobe or some video games, you no longer want to play you can earn plenty of money selling them online. There’s a number of ways you can go about doing this you can use sites like eBay or Amazon or even join social media shopping groups to sell directly to your local area.
If you’re the creative type then you could also create your own goods to sell on online, Etsy is the perfect site for this and as a bonus, and you’ll get to continue your hobbies as you work. Whether it’s sewing, knitting, painting or anything else if you can make crafts you can probably make money.
Renting A Room
If you have space and are able to then renting a room to people through websites like Airbnb can be a great way to make some extra income. The location you live in will play a big part in this, if you live in a big city or popular tourist destination then renting a room will be easier and you will earn more money.
Taking Surveys Online
OK, taking surveys is never going to be much fun, is it? But it certainly becomes more appealing when you get paid for it doesn’t it? There are a number of websites you can use to find surveys and sites like Reddit have their own forums dedicated to it.
Mysurvey.com is one of the most popular websites to use and it even as its own app you can use as well. So, if you’re not very mobile and don’t feel up to more strenuous activity then staying in bed with your laptop, tablet or smartphone while you fill out a few surveys per day can be a great way to make yourself some extra money.
So that’s a selection of ways you can make money online, it will lessen the financial impact of suffering a personal injury but more importantly also help improve your mood and mental health. However, make sure you don’t do too much and ensure you take enough time to recover.