Work injuries can cause a great deal of financial stress. Even if you have a strong case and are expecting a settlement from the injury you still have to be financially prepared because it can be months before you see anything from this settlement as the legal process can take some time. While you are waiting for the case to be settled there are a number of things you can do to help minimize expenses, bring in money, and help relieve you from any financial stress allowing you to focus on your recovery. Here are five tips to make money after an injury:
1. Filing a Personal Injury Case
Depending on the circumstances of your injury there is a chance you might be able to get compensation. This is why its important for the first step to be finding reliable legal representation to help pursue a case. At Kaufman Law, we can help assess the case and make sure its strong enough to move forward so your time and resources aren’t wasted. Contact us here.
2. Selling Online
If you are injured, the internet can be a good source of income while you are recovering. There are plenty of ways to sell online. Start with taking inventory on what you have at home and see what you may or may not need anymore and list the unneeded items on sites like eBay, Letgo, or Craigslist. If you have exhausted everything you have at home or have very few items to sell, take some time to learn a new skill. From woodworking to crafting there are many things that can be learned quickly and be sold on Etsy.
3. Rent Out Extra Space
If you own a home or live somewhere that allows short-term renting and you have extra space or another place to stay then Airbnb can be an amazing way to supplement income. A huge benefit to this is that it’s a passive income allowing you to focus on other ways to bring in money or let you focus on recovering from your injury.
4. Freelance Work
If you have marketable skills then you can make great money freelancing. Writing, photography, design, marketing, development, and even customer service are great skills for freelancing. There are a number of sites including Upwork, Elance, or even Craigslist where you can go to post your skills or find remote jobs. There are also sites like Freelancer where you can compete to show off your skills. If you are competitive and confident this can be a great way to showcase your abilities and attract clients and work much faster.
5. Find Websites That Pay
There are endless options for finding websites that will actually pay you to do work. Websites like Crowdsource will pay you for small tasks or writing jobs, Liveops for phone answering services, Rev for transcribing, or even Izea for creating custom content and engaging on social media. These can be great options if you don’t have a great freelancing skill while still providing needed monthly income.