Can a disabled person make money at home?

Can a disabled person make money at home? This is a question many people have found themselves asking lately and the answer to this question is yes.

There are several ways to make money online. The popular ones are affiliate marketing, e-commerce, starting a YouTube channel, creating a Facebook business page, using twitter, freelancing, web designing and android app development.

In this post, I will explain all the above mentioned ways of making money. Let’s begin with the easiest and debatably the fastest way to make money online, affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is the process of making money by referring the goods or services of another. When your refer the products or services of others, your get paid commission if someone comes to your website, clicks on the product/service link and buy it.

Lets say for example that your have a website where your write product reviews about the best french door refrigerators. As people begin to visit your website to read your reviews on these products, some will click on product links and end up in the website of advertisers where they may buy the product.

If they buy this product, then you, will be paid a fraction of the sales as commission. If you refer enough people, you can make enough money to take care of your financial needs.

To begin an affiliate marketing business, you need a website on which to write your product reviews. There are many places you could go to build and host your website. You can build a website for free in many places but you need to pay to get your website hosted.

Depending on the platform you choose, basic hosting could cost about $10 on average a month. When you build your website and find hosting. You need to buy a domain name before your website can go active. A domain name is like an address to your website, without which no one will be able to find it online.

On average, domain names cost about $10 a year. Once you have done all of this, you can begin your business by blogging or writing product reviews to draw traffic to your website.

Blogging is by far the easiest way to draw traffic to your website. Aside from the hosting charges, the only investment will be the time and energy to research about new topics and write fresh and quality articles that will benefit the blog’s readers.

In order for your blog to succeed, your will need to work hard and be patient; give it time to mature. You also need to update your blog regularly. Once you start get a good amount of traffic, you can start adding affiliate links and ads on your website to generate income.

If you look closely at this website for example, your will see that I have added links and ads to help generate income. I have been working on this website for a little over a year now and I am able to make enough money to pay for its running cost and keep some change.

I build my website and hosted it with wealthy affiliate. This is a company that teaches you how to build a successful online business. They also provide tools like a domain purchase platform, a website building platform and free hosting to their premium members.

To their free members, the let you build and host up to two websites for free. If your would like to check them out, visit

Blogging is more than just writing quality articles it involves content marketing, doing Proper Keyword Research, Implementing On Page and Off Page SEO (back links building).

Blogging is not a quick money maker, but the more your blog expands by gaining readership the more the money you make. Adsense, Amazon, and Clickbank are trusted sites to monetize your blog with.

Blogs can easily generate tens of thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars per month when done right.


Freelancing is very popular nowadays with websites like Upwork and Fiverr providing the biggest resources for selling just about any professional service on the globe.

If you have the skills and experience in a particular field, you can sell your services to people from across the world who need such skills via Upton or Fiverr.

I have used Fiverr before to sell my translation services. It is easy to set up an account with them and list your skills and services. I don’t freelance anymore because I am focused on my affiliate and e commerce websites now.

Many people make full time income on fiverr alone, especially when they have skills that are scare. Skills in the art, computer design and app design sectors sell well on this network.

It is free to join and you pay 10% of your sales to fiverr. However, like anything else, the beginning will be difficult. Extensive reviews are required.  Buildingh your reputation and sourcing work as a beginner in one of these highly-competitive platforms is difficult.

E Commerce

E commerce is a popular way to make money online nowadays. It is very competitive but if done right can generate substantial income.

The most popular sites to start an E commerce business are EBay and Amazon. With E commerce, you buy something for a lower price in the hope of selling it at a higher price. Usually, you buy in lots and retail.

For most E commerce businesses, a starting fee of at least $500 is required to buy and stock your inventory. E commerce can be a little complicated when you have to do the parceling and shipping but with programs like Amazon FBA( fulfilled by Amazon) it is easier.

So, this is how it works. You buy a bunch of stuff from say Aliexpress or Alibaba. You ship these products to an Amazon warehouse and then you list them online.

Once someone buys any of these products, Amazon parcels and ships it to them. You pay a monthly fee for membership, warehouse storage and processing.

For someone with little or no starting income, you can try doing E commerce on EBay. It is free to join but your pay 10% for every sale your make. Currently, Ebay lets you list 50 items for free.

If you choose this route, then you can find items on Aliexpress and list them on eBay. When people buy these items, you can go to Aliexpress and place an order to be shipped to their address.

With this method, you don’t handle the items. You ship them to the buyer directly from Aliexpress. Payments on eBay are processed by PayPal. PayPal charges you a fee for processing your sale. It can be anywhere between 3.5% to 5% depending on whether the buyer is in the U.S. or from a foreign country.

This method of making money can be tedious but it works.

You can also sell things you make at home on both of these sites and on Esty too..

YouTube channel

If you have a knack for making short interesting videos, this can be a good route to take. It is free to join YouTube and start uploading videos.

Videos can be on anything; DYI projects, cooking, dancing, singing…. There is absolutely no need to invest in expensive video equipment, especially at the beginning. Just master how to use your Smartphone’s video tools to upload entertaining or informative videos. However, only original video created by you can be monetized.

“How to” videos are very popular. When people have a problem that need solving, especially one that require visual help, they go to YouTube for answers.

The key to making money on YouTube is by building your audience and maximizing this audience to making multiple streams of income.

When people view your videos, encourage them to subscribe. As your subscription grows, you can give them regular updates or inform them every time you upload a new video.

You can also direct subscribers to your affiliate or e-commerce website. Once your video reaches 10,000 view, your can apply to place ads on them to generate even more income.

To read more about making money on YouTube, read my post titled,

How to make money on YouTube videos

Twitter Account

You can also make money with your twitter account. Twitter is a social media network that has accrued more than hundreds of millions of active users since its inception in 2006.

Countless individuals and businesses have maximized the globalization of the world through this social medium to generate new income streams.

When you have a big following on twitter, you can use several methods to make money off it. You can make money by sending sponsored twits. Many companies pay people to twit about them and you can do this too especially if your following is significant.

The easiest method to become a sponsored twitter is to Sign up for sponsored tweeting through one of the numerous tweeting businesses sites such as Magpie, Twitted,, TweetPeddler, TwitPub, PaidPerTweeter, MyLikes Social Publisher and so on.
You can also make money by posting your affiliate links in your tweets to encourage people to visit your site and read your blog or reviews. You can also sell your own products by posting about it on twitter.

Many professionals use Twitter as a way to advertise their craft to potential customers and stay in touch with other people in their industry.
This networking platform allows you to develop relationships, develop partnerships and sell yourself to thousands if not millions. Many freelancers like creative artists, painters, graphics designer and so on have landed lucrative deals through this 140 characters expressions.

Facebook Business page and groups

Just as individuals can have Facebook accounts, you can also build a page for your business. It seems like almost everyone is using Facebook nowadays to check up on friends and family, to shop and to share ideas. You can use this platform to grow your business.

When creating a page for your business, pay close attention to the profile of your business page. A great profile can draw more people to your page and then to your website.

A boring page will lead to a lot of bounces while a captivating and attractive page will keep people around longer.

Your cover image and profile picture are an important part of your page profile and they set the stage for your brand on Facebook.

A complete profile with pictures and videos can attract many people to your page. You can post affiliate links on your page and on several Facebook groups just like you do on your website.

When people click on these links, it takes them to a page where they can view a product. If they buy this product, you make money. You can also post links to direct people to your website.

To read more about making money on Facebook, check out the post

How to leverage Facebook to grow your business

Pinterest Business account

The benefit of a Pinterest business account are numerous for any business especially those that are grossly visual. As you pin on Pinterest, your visitors and audience will gradually grow especially if your images are captivating.

I get a good amount of traffic to this website from pinterest. You can sell your products or services directly on Pinterest when your have a business account.

You can easily promote your pins when you have a business account. So, you enjoy better reach with a business account.

Pintеrеѕt lets уоu create several boards to post you pictures. Pinning to these boards are similar to Tweeting or Facebook posting. You can use your boards to make money in several ways.

First, you need to make use of Pinterest’s visual appeal and get as many followers as possible. After building your network, you can begin to make money.

The easiest way to make money on Pinterest is via affiliate marketing. It also helps to promote your products directly, integrate your social media and build your email list so you can sell to these people directly.

For more about making money on pinterest, follow thw link below, https://financialindependentpe…

Web Designing

Web designing is a business that will be in demand for the next few decades with more and more people switching to blogging and also almost every small scale business going online.

You can set up an online web designing business and with websites like Fiverr, Upwork, and, your can easily get hired from all part of the world as a freelancer.

The success of this business is obvious as many people from developing countries start their web designing career as freelancers and after establishing themselves, they start their own firm hiring people to work for them.

Tutoring and selling lessons

People always have the desire to learn but finding the time to go on site and do it is hard. Since the internet evolution, many would rather be taught online from the comfort of their home instead of attending physical classes.

This is a great advantage to tutors as they can teach online classes based on their own time schedule. You can teach pretty much anything from languages, such as English, Chinese, Arabic, etc. to building a brand, to social media skills, etc.

If your are someone who loves teaching, online tutoring can be the best option for you because no classrooms is needed, no marketing costs, nothing whatsoever. Websites like allow you to sign up and start teaching your favorite subject.

Some websites require you to have a relevant qualification and experience. Alternately, you can consider starting your own teaching website from scratch if you have the money and required marketing skills.

On the other hand, you can write and sell lessons online. In online tutoring, you get paid for the number of hours you teach therefore the income is not recurring. However, if you wish to have a source of recurring income and you have the required skills, your can make online courses and sell them at websites like

The courses could range from Mathematics to Fitness to Money making materials to French speaking to Lifestyle, just make courses for anything that people will find useful.

You can as well promote the courses on your own website and this will make you skip paying commissions to a third party which will give you the choice of lowering the price of your courses. However, promoting courses to the public is a really a tasking job.

Bottom line

There are many other ways to make money online. The list above are the most popular ones. The key to making money online is starting a blog where you can attract the attention of people and then linking this blog to your social media accounts.

It takes hard work and perseverance to succeed in any business.

Cheers Denise





  1. To be independent financially is nothing but a easy task as we are surrounded by a lot of earning opportunities from home. Nowadays, online business is becoming more demanding. Anyone can earn money easily with a small investment.

    1. So true Robin, anyone can earn online as long as they know what they are doing. I is however not so easy especially with all the scams promising people over night riches. It takes dedication and help from the right place or person.

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