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Hi everyone, I'm 47 and married to a wonderful man.   I have several serious illnesses but my mind if fine.   I have tried to work from home before, but it was either a bust.  I can write just about anything, and I was an English teacher for 9 years.   Does anyone have any legitimate places where I could write, edit, etc. for a fair amount?  Thank you for your help.

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Southern Mimi, you need to get to immediately and subscribe. You can subscribe month-to-month up to a year's subscription. I have found writing jobs on there myself since 2015 when I semi-retired as a technical writer. I also use it to look for editing jobs as that is my focus now. Good luck.

@Southern Mimi With your experience, you might be able to find some good paying jobs on, I have personally done some writing jobs on there. While you have to be selective, there are some great companies that pay good money for writers on there.

There is also a website that I have been subscribed to for quite some time. They are constantly putting out lots of great information about companies hiring writers.

You can also sometimes find companies hiring writers on The Penny Hoarder's Work from Home portal.

Hope this helps

I had the same issue! I was born physically disabled but I am mentally fine. I even managed to get my Masters degree. I taught in the traditional classroom but it was to much for my body. Eventually after a lot of soul searching I found my solution... tutoring! I have been tutoring for the past 3 years and now I started an online tutoring platform  (preston education (dot) com )so people can teach from home. 

You could try yourself as an online teacher. Not necessarily an academic one. What can you do well? Cooking, knitting, embroidery… Whatever you like. I’m a math tutor at but this website has a Hobbies tab where people can learn absolutely anything, e.g. jewelry making or scrapbooking. You can choose any schedule you like and this is really a good way of working from home and making money. Try yourself!

Hi @Southern Mimi.

If you're just getting a start writing, look into these top freelancing websites. They can help you build up a portfolio and land better paying writing gigs in the future.

If you have formal work experience as a writer, I would recommend looking into remote writing jobs. As @Moore Income mentioned above, The Penny Hoarder has its own work-from-home jobs portal. Next to customer service and tech support, writing jobs are the most popular.

In regards to your illness, you may be able to qualify for Social Security's "Ticket to Work" program. One SSA partner, My Employment Options, helps ticket holders find national work-from-home jobs, and their services are completely free.

Hope this helps and good luck!

Hello @Southern Mimi if you are good at writing then you should start writing for blogs, websites and other digital media companies you can find a lot of freelance jobs that you could do from your home you would get paid on hourly basis or project based look over for writing jobs on or you could also check out or for hourly based work

Thanks ,

Aimal Naseem

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