Working from home is an attractive alternative to parents who want to stay home with kids, and people suffering from mental illness. Searching for a real opportunity online is an insane waste of time. I just can’t trust anyone out there, and taking online surveys isn’t going to add up to much.
I have always been good with my hands, crafts, and creative. The last two years I have been knitting to a point of obsession. My manic side buys all this yarn at Tuesday Morning, all of the yarn. My therapist loves that I knits and believes it is very good for me. One great benefit is busy hands cannot be skin picking. Plus if I pick my hands too much, it becomes painful to knit or snags the yarn. I recommend learning knitting or crochet for fidgity people. It keeps the hands busy, and productive. I like to listen to books, or watch/listen to TV while I knit. I can also take it in the car or on a plane. At the doctors office, I would prefer to knit than read an old germy magazine. I almost look for places to wait, so I can work on my knitting. My last trip to the DMV resulted in three inches being added to a sock.
Last night I fell pray to an eBook, but I think the information is really good. Knitting for Profit by Liz. My brother gave me a great idea for a niche market that I think is completely untouched. Forgive me for not sharing, but this will be a trade secret for now. I can probably make this item in one to two days and sell for $40-$60 a piece. I will need to do more math and research to find out if this is feasible.
I do want to share my creative endeavors on this blog. I think creativity is helpful for recovery. In the hospital, I could not have my needles or even string for that matter. I did use the crayons and markers to draw and write short stories and poetry. Some of the therapy sessions included arts and crafts. In the last month I have also added sewing to the mix.
One of my work from home ideas was to sew those adorable cupcake toddler pageant dresses. Those can fetch quite a hefty price. However my sewing skills need some development to create those kinds of detailed dresses.
I have often dreamed of being my own boss. I’ve dreamed of inventing something, creating a legacy that would live on after me. I want to have the confidence to go for it.