When living with an invisible illness you still have bills to pay, so you still need money, right? For many of us living with fibromyalgia, the financial burden that often follows is worse than the illness itself. The stress of financial concerns can really take a toll on one’s mental and physical health, thus making your conditions even worse. Maybe you have looked for work you can do online, or thought about starting a home-based business.
It can be difficult to know what to do, or where to start, when it comes to generating an income from home. Here are seven tips to help get you started.
1. Evaluate your budget. Decide how much extra money you need per month. Be realistic. If this amount is only a couple hundred dollars, your budget may not require the added income of an online job. The solution could be as simple as saving money and cutting costs. Monitor your monthly expenses. I really love Wells Fargo’s expense tracker that breaks down your spending by categories. It was only then that I realized the shocking amount I was spending on groceries and eating out. I was spending more than $1,000 a month dining out and buying groceries, so I had to get that in check.