You’re likely to have difficult financial times if you depend on your paycheck but you can no longer work because of an injury. Even when you get workers’ compensation for the injury, you will not get your full paycheck. You’ll find that your account is draining quickly because of monthly bills and injury-related expenses that you have to cover, thus the need to take a step to find something which can compensate for your lost wages. This guide offers some suggestions on things you can do to help keep your bills current until you get back to work.
You can consider selling what you don’t need. You can take this time to declutter the storage areas of been meaning to clean up, and this will get you fast cash because you will be paid as soon as you sell the stuff you don’t need. You can choose to sell locally through a swap group or online platform where you don’t need to pay any fees to sell. Online auction sites are also an option which will give you access to many buyers, but you may have to pay fees to access the services. Read more here about some of the platforms you can try out for selling your old stuff.
Freelancing with your current skills is something that you can do. Whatever your area of work is, you can get to work on a freelance basis using those skills and make some money. Offering your services to people locally can be an option, or you can expand into the online world by creating an online portfolio of your work. Read more here to know how you can kick off on freelancing.
You can also consider renting out any space that you are not using. You need to check on local zoning laws before you can rent out your extra space because some towns have a restriction on this because it is considered a commercial activity. Read more here to understand the laws in your city on renting out space.
Making something to sell is also an option for you. If there is an area of interest or skill that you have, you can work on it and make things that you can sell to earn money. Read more here for information on how to start selling the stuff you make.
Doing surveys and focus groups can be another option for you to try out. Companies will pay out money or gift cards for people who give their opinion on different things about which they are conducting research. To get started on surveys and focus groups, read more here.
Filing a legal case is another thing you can explore so that you can be compensated financially for your injury. You need to get legal help and have legal grounds to sue so that this can bear fruit.