Are you a disabled veteran?
If you are, then this article is for you. I know that I am speaking to an international audience so I will not address the individual aid that you may or may not receive from your government. What I will address is that there are options out there for you that you may not have considered.
First I will list a few and then we will go a little deeper in explanation of how you can take advantage of them.
And the list goes on…
You have probably figured out that I do not see you as limited. I see only that your situation calls you to be more focused about what your options are. I have met people without legs who have climbed mountains and without arms have become accomplished at table tennis!
So let’s get to “business” shall we?
I am not sure if you are aware of this but people will pay incredible amounts of money for a great mentor to work with them professionally and personally. I have personal been paid over $10,000 by a single person to receive mentorship from me. Can you help someone along their path? Can you guide them through a specific process or area a growth?
As a veteran I believe you can for the simple reason that you have overcome and accomplished what most in the world are to afraid to even attempt!
Maybe you can’t walk, maybe you can’t catch a ball or hug your loved one… but can you give an encouraging word or inspire someone? IF you have the ability to get up each day and deal with what you are going through, could you be an inspiration to another who is struggle? YES!
There are many places that are actively looking for people just like you to come and speak to their community such as schools, churches, clubs, organizations, and corporations as well. And yes, they will pay you! It is often called a speaker fee or an honorarium. Look into who you can inspire and where they may hang out and then just let the leader know that you are open to the conversation.
All across the world you are in demand if you can write a complete sentence clearly. You may think I am joking, but go online and look at all the poorly written articles, offers, and sales pages. Did you know that one of the highest paid forms of writing is that of a copywriter? Yes, you can actually make an extraordinary income selling other peoples things!
“I am not a good writer,” you say.
Then go learn how. It is a very learnable skill that you can learn for free if you are willing to do a little research.
Chances are that being a veteran has given you the opportunity to learn a great deal about fitness and motivation. If you are willing to teach that to others you can pass on one of the most valuable things on this earth… health. It is one of the top earning markets today. Health and fitness continue to rank in the area of top earning around the world. Could you help them in their journey?
If you think people are going to look down on you because of your challenges, cast off that thought. Those that will are not worth the air you exhale. The rest will admire you for stepping forward in the face of your challenge. Sales is one of the most honorable paths if you ask me. You see, ethical sales is nothing more than just helping others see the value and chose to act on that which will benefit them most.
If you believe in a product or service you are already selling it. In fact, look around you, people are selling all day long what they believe in. Why not get paid for doing it?
I know for some of you this may seem to be a bit of a stretch, but if a man can climb a mountain with no legs… what is stopping you from fixing a car if you really wanted to?
This is my favorite area for all beginners who feel they have no skills, no talents, no expertise, and no confidence in themselves. Referrals.
Yep, that’s what I said. Just refer people to others products or services. I have many people that refer those who need my services and trainings. Each person that refers someone who becomes a client get a considerable financial kickback.
This is an area that I am very passionate about helping people understand. You are not limited by anything but your own belief in yourself. If you are ready to stop feeling trapped and financially strapped – start working from home today by asking for help from a mentor who cares.
God Bless You!
Chad Nedland is an author,faith-based personal strategy coach and well known public speaker.