Job Ideas For Quads With Limited Arm/Hand Function

WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Posts: 259Moderator Moderator
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Hi All!

We wanted to make a list of some jobs that are great for Quads who have limited use of their hands and arms (if at all)

Has anyone had success working online from home? Would love to hear your ideas and insights from your own experiences or someone you know's experiences. 

Thanks!

Your WAGS of SCI
(Elena and Brooke)

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  • PRCkathyPRCkathy Posts: 18Moderator, Information Specialist Information Specialist
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    The Reeve Foundation’s webinar “Transitioning Success: Reentering the Workforce After Disability” is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5Fr0r2uijU

    Feel free to contact the PRC for additional information and resources.

    Kathy, Information Specialist.
    800-539-7309
    https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/ask-us-anything
  • SterlionSterlion Posts: 69Moderator Moderator
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    One thing I plan on doing one day is drop shipping. Probably more as a side hussle than full time job, but it can be full time. Basically what it is, is selling products on ebay that you buy on amazon. The great thing about it is you dont have to buy anything until you get paid. There are all sorts of videos and info that tells step by step guides on how to get started. If you can work a computer it can be done. There hasn't been a better time to be a quad!
  • garrisonreddgarrisonredd Posts: 115Moderator Moderator
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    That sounds like a pretty good idea @Sterlion

  • ambercollieambercollie Posts: 56Moderator Moderator
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    @Sterlion Thanks! Cool thing to check out!
  • nightqueen1nightqueen1 Posts: 11Member
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    Has anyone ever gotten into Stocks and trading post SCI?
  • goalkengoalken Posts: 6Member
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    Thanks for sharing the information it was very helpful for me  happy wheels

  • Numb1Numb1 Posts: 1Member
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    Sterlion said:
    One thing I plan on doing one day is drop shipping. Probably more as a side hussle than full time job, but it can be full time. Basically what it is, is selling products on ebay that you buy on amazon. The great thing about it is you dont have to buy anything until you get paid. There are all sorts of videos and info that tells step by step guides on how to get started. If you can work a computer it can be done. There hasn't been a better time to be a quad!
    Do those things really work? There is a lot of information about it but we are talking a lot of stuff. They make it sound so easy, I was afraid it was a scam.  
    Has your luck been any different?
  • SterlionSterlion Posts: 69Moderator Moderator
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    @Numb1
    not a scam at all because you don’t rely on anyone but yourself to get paid. 

    Short explanation would be to sell an alarm clock. Some people like buying on eBay over amazon and vice versa. So you set up accounts with both. Find an alarm clock on Amazon, copy and paste all the information to your Ebay acoount and raise the price a dollar or two. You don’t have to buy anything until you sell something. 

    Once you sell something on eBay go to your amazon account, buy the product and instead of sending it to your address send it to your buyer on eBay.
  • ambercollieambercollie Posts: 56Moderator Moderator
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    That is a good Quad Job! 
  • kkarisuma27kkarisuma27 Posts: 9Member
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    Are there really job for people with disability? I am having hard time looking for job. I tried to apply at local stores in my area but they never called me back. If I could find a job to work from my computer at home would be great. 
  • IrinaCarmenIrinaCarmen Posts: 6Member
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    My fiance is a C5 quad and works as a freelancer photo retoucher. He also learned his profession alone, by watching tutorials and taking online courses - but it took him years to manage to support himself. He basically makes people's skin look perfect for magazines, edits clothes a little bit and just makes it look better. He gets his clients online from different related websites. It's tiring sometimes, there were times he had to work for 12 hrs straight or more I think, but overall it's worth it. He has no use of his fingers, but he manages to hold the pen of a drawing tablet - can't press or put pressure though. The job itself requires some texterity though, but he uses whatever muscles he has in order to achieve that. And now he's teaching me so we can work as a team!  :)

    If you can hold a pen - or tie it to your hand somehow - I strongly suggest drawing tablets! As for the job, there are many branches of digital art - like this one, but again, it takes a while to practice and you actually have to love it as it takes patience and LOTS of work and I personally couldn't do something I hated...

    If anyone wants to know more, I'm here!  <3
    “Be brave. Be open-minded. Be kind. Be forgiving. Be generous. Be optimistic. Be grateful for the many unexpected lessons you will learn. Find the joy inside the hardship. It’s there. I assure you. And, too, be opened to inspiration from unlikely sources.” - D.R.
  • ambercollieambercollie Posts: 56Moderator Moderator
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    @IrinaCarmen that is Awesome what your fiancé does, that definitely takes patience! Those art tablets are pretty cool! 
  • ambercollieambercollie Posts: 56Moderator Moderator
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    @kkarisuma27 I applaud you for applying for jobs locally. Keep trying, you can try asking to speak to a manager directly. I found calling them back is good too, finding the balance between nice and lil pushy (selling yourself) saying I can do this, need this, give me a chance. Have you scrolled online for job opportunities (like on Craigslist etc) 
  • IrinaCarmenIrinaCarmen Posts: 6Member
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    @ambercollie yes, I was impressed too when I first met him and still am!  :# And yes, the tablets are awesome and they can be used as mouses, too! 
    “Be brave. Be open-minded. Be kind. Be forgiving. Be generous. Be optimistic. Be grateful for the many unexpected lessons you will learn. Find the joy inside the hardship. It’s there. I assure you. And, too, be opened to inspiration from unlikely sources.” - D.R.
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