When growing up I could never read a book  found it boring but was great working with my hands and loved been out doors building tree houses or, whatever I could build, somewhere without getting in trouble. This was an insight to what direction my career was going to go in. I completed wood work and construction studies with flying colours in school, and was thinking I want to be a Carpenter, however I have an interest in planes and would of loving to be a pilot also.

The motorbike crash took them careers away from me and I remember my surgeon asking me when in hospital what do you want to do when older and I said carpenter or pilot, the response I got was forget them work with computers, that fuelled the fire inside me to get on the road to recovery and didn’t stop me from trying them still to this day , because I still try some attempt wood work  and done a flying  lesson so the childhood dreams are somewhat way filled. To me this wasn’t enough because I still couldn’t do them for life and I didn’t want to go back to my surgeon and say, I’m working with computers so I signed up and attempted a welding course, which I loved and passed. Telling my surgeon that I was a qualified welder to his face working on site with one arm was a great feeling that day, don’t tell people what they can and cannot do, if there a will there’s a way. Funny enough I now do work with computers haha See below for list of employments roles I done and sports I do.

what I do

Work Employment - with Brachial Plexus Injury
  • I.T Engineer/Analyst

  • Qualified Welder (ARC, Mig and Tig)

  • Painting and decorating

  • Admin/Customer Service Call Centre

  • Recruitment Agent

  • Gardening/Landscape, Some Car Mechanics

sports - with Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Soccer

  • Muay Thai

  • Tag Rugby

  • Basketball

  • Gym

  • Running

  • Fishing

  • Golf

  • Crazy Mini Golf

  • Swimming

  • Go Karting

  • Water sports

  • Cycling

  • Surfing

  • Boxing

Make Extra Money
  • Earn Money with Paid online Surveys

Well, by taking surveys online — one of the simplest ways to earn money while disabled without requiring too much physical effort. This won't make you rich but it can help your income if you put in the hard work.

 

Paid Surveys are pretty much ways for companies that want to gather information before releasing a product or updating a product. These surveys help companies to improve their products so that they can be successfully sold, and this is where you come in...For some of your time thoughts and opinions about a wide range of topics like cars, shopping, laptops etc. you receive compensation cash, vouchers, gift cards etc.

I would strongly advise just to be careful and make sure you go with legitimate survey companies read over their terms and conditions as there is many scams out there now. You can tell if a company is a scam if they require you to pay for membership. Keep this in mind...legitimate surveys companies don't have signup fees!

 

Be careful of messages like the below image also:

How to get started:

  • Create a new email address (As you will receive a lot of emails once registered)

  • Research the company

  • Check Rewards

  • Confirm your private information is secure (Check the company's Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions or FAQ page to make sure your email address and/or other private information won't be shared with third parties without your consent)

 

Sign up to companies, start small as you do not want a lot of emails at the start, so I would suggest to sign up to 5 or 10 companies at the start. Expect to qualify for 1-2 surveys per month for every company you sign up to. Once signed up and confirmed don’t forget to check your emails as surveys can close quickly also.

I have added some legitimate Survey sites below, have a look read there T & C’S and privacy page first and As long as you avoid the scams, taking surveys online is a legitimate way to supplement your income without making great demands.

https://confinedtosuccess.com/cash-crate

https://surveys.gobranded.com/uk/

https://www.fusioncash.net/

https://www.pineconeresearch.com/

arts & crafts selling​
  • Doing survey after survey can get very strenuous, so you can also sell arts and crafts online if you are good at building or creating things.

Choose something that interests you and others, which you think you would be good at making like paintings, knitting drawing etc. Etsy.com is the number one place for selling crafts online.

Sign up and register read T&C’S and privacy of site, once registered complete the following steps:

  • Create your product

  • Take Product photos

  • Create your online shop

  • Start Selling

Selling crafts online is a great way for individuals to make money from home but it requires a lot of work and commitment to be anything more than a hobby. While I hope this article gives you a good starting point, there's still a lot to learn about this so take a look at etsy.com.