I became disabled officially in 2015, but if I wanted to be honest with myself, and you,
more like 2005. I knew I was unable to perform at 100% at my jobs, but my pride wouldn’t let me quit. Not until, in 2015, where I realized it wasn’t fair to my co-workers, my employers, and myself, and I left the workforce in August of 2015.
I am disabled but working from home, And I make money! I can work around my current schedule. If I have unexpected issues that pop up, it’s ok. I can work around everything, and not have to beg my boss for time off. Another awesome perk one gets, working from home.
Who Am I?
My name is Laura, aka Chrissie. I’ll be 58 in August. I’ve been married 32 years next month, to my best friend. A mom to 3 beautiful, responsible young women. Yeah, I’m biased. LOL
I work from home, about 10 hours a day – give or take. Usually, 5 to 6 days a week, depending on my workload. I get to call the shots! I’m dedicated to my business, I am going to succeed at what I do, and earn a passive income, if not more. I do affiliate marketing, create graphics, and build websites. I am my boss, and that is satisfying, there are no politics or games. I love what I do, and you can love what you do too!
When I was 14, I got my first ‘retail’ job up in Alaska, an ex-service brat here, I stocked shelves at Bears Supermarket. We moved to WestVirginia. I got a job at Hecks Department Store, which is no longer in business. There I worked the sporting goods counter. I did a few other jobs between, mostly waiting tables. Got married, had our girls. I was blessed. I was able to stay home with them. The cost of daycare, and what my line of worked paid per hour, just wasn’t worth me going back to work, so we decided I’d stay home.
Once our two oldest got their driver’s license and a car, well, they didn’t need mom as much anymore. I no longer was a glorified taxi-mom. And I returned into the workforce. Kohl’s as a dock worker–which is where I noticed I struggled to do certain things. Then I just figured it was my being older. LOL, I also started working part-time at Fashion Bug, which is where I went into retail management.
In retail, one helps unload the truck, move boxes, and crack them to take out what contents are in them. Usually clothing, that needed to be put on a hanger and hung up on a ‘Z-rail.’ Later those clothes will be brought out onto the floor. Sometimes the walls had to be done or redone, even moved. That usually included having to use a ladder. The last time I used a ladder was when I was changing the purse wall, with the accessories wall. I almost fell. I grabbed onto hardware on the wall, and almost brought it down with me, where I would’ve landed on my back on top of a table display of new arrival purses.
I knew then that I had a limit as to what I could do. Even my boss mentioned trying to go for disability, but no way, I could work! I was there every day. Took over others’ shifts when needed. I didn’t need any stinking disability! HA!
I’ve had psoriasis ever since I was 14. Mainly my hairline around the cap of my head. And my elbows. My Nana had it as well, and it is hereditary.
Twenty-four years later, I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. All my toes are fused, so my balance stinks. My right hand has a few fused fingers, so gripping things, well, I had to learn new ways to go about picking items up and accept what I could no longer do. The adjustment period was long and arduous. Probably wouldn’t have been as difficult if I weren’t so stubborn. But I am a Leo! hahaha
Looking for Work
I tried finding another job, other than retail management, and after a year, with no success, I gave up and tried a different route. That’s why I began looking for work I can do from home on my laptop. WOW, did I find a lot of scams? Read a lot of reviews where people lost $2000, $5000, even $9000!! If you are anything like me back then, I didn’t have that kind of money. I searched for close to 18 months!
Then I can across a page that had an ad that offered to show me how to make money online. A passive income. With free training by Wealthy Affiliate!
Of course, I went to research it. I was reading reviews. I don’t care what you are researching on, but you will ALWAYS find negative reviews. What enticed me was I could start this training FOR FREE. You do not need a credit card or debit card; no personal info is asked of me. All you need is an email address. Those, I had plenty of, lol. So I tried it, for free, for seven days.
I became hooked. In those seven days, I had my website built, I learned and understood the many ways one could go about making money online. I learned about search engines and how to get traffic to my website. More importantly, I learned how to write interesting and engaging content. Because I was helping people, they read what I wrote. This creates trust with your readers, who will return to check out other future articles you write.
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I’m so grateful I came across Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve been doing this a year next month. Am I rich yet? No, but I did make some decent money over last year’s holiday season. In time, I will make money
It’s a slow process, and it’s NOT a get rich quick scheme. It takes hard work, dedication, and persistence. No matter what, NEVER give up. If you have the time, and what I’ve mentioned above, success WILL BE yours. You work this around your current schedule. If you only have two hours a night, that’s fine. As long as you work it, cause it won’t happen unless you do. You will see success.
Another thing that Wealthy Affiliate did for me is it gave me my purpose back with me not contributing to the household, which made me feel bad. I thought I had no purpose in life — nothing to get out of bed for.
Check out the “Real Success Stories.” of the successful people because they had the drive, and they followed Wealthy Affiliates training.
Please look me up once you get to WA, I’m LCEndahl. I sure hope you’ll check out WA! Come on, you have nothing to lose. And you can work this around YOUR current schedule. It is your business now. And you’re going to love being your own boss!
Also, read my “WHAT’S SO AWESOME WORKING FROM HOME!” The truth!