EVERY idea possible for side income on computer?

My health is tanking and the only way to take care of myself is... to do drastic measures. I might pawn my laptop until payday to pay my rent and bills.
But after paying 50% of those, I will still have just enough for food...possibly.
Then I'll get my full pay(slower because of where my health is), then return my laptop, pay the rest of the bills and meds... and honestly, I am not sure, really depends on how it goes. I am just drowning. Desperate times call for desperate measures. So pawning my laptop for 2 weeks is the price I have to pay I guess.

Anyway.
No matter how I feel I need to start making extra cash yesterday and I don't think the best when this depressed.

My best idea was making planner printables, collage sheets for journaling and adult coloring pages, all digital, for store on etsy.
Other ideas considering some apps are closed for me because I am not in USA, UK or Canada?
I am good with computers, I have been virtual assistant, done a bit of graphics work(way in the past though), done some article writing (also a while back), did some transcriptions, did some illustrations (watercolor- but it's hard drawing when this depressed).
I need a gameplan. To figure out how much more I need to make, to work on improving skills for future, plan for better future... but also immediate jobs I can do until the future comes.
I NEED TO DO BETTER... and not when my health is better but kind of... need to do both at the same time because having just enough last cash for either meds or food and nothing for bus is just not working.

Any ideas? (well, let's be honest, all advice, workwise or otherwise is accepted right now so please share your 2 cents-no pun intended)
Thank you.
 
I don't think the best when this depressed.

for this businesswoman's business nickel, this is an operative fact i don't get to change with a wave of my magic wish wand. not even my fairy godmother gets to win arguments with mother nature. my first umpteen business attempts failed because i took on too much at once and bought into one too many get rich quick schemes. ultimately, mother nature won the argument and forced me to address my mental health issues and work with what is in front of me before i was able to carry a business through to success. again i state my belief that the almighty dollar is the least important variable in the equation. just believing. proof irrelevant.

i'm not sure my advice is worth 2 cents, but i advise you to be gentle with yourself and patient with the process.
small steps, big faith and lots of prayer.
 
for this businesswoman's business nickel, this is an operative fact i don't get to change with a wave of my magic wish wand. not even my fairy godmother gets to win arguments with mother nature. my first umpteen business attempts failed because i took on too much at once and bought into one too many get rich quick schemes. ultimately, mother nature won the argument and forced me to address my mental health issues and work with what is in front of me before i was able to carry a business through to success. again i state my belief that the almighty dollar is the least important variable in the equation. just believing. proof irrelevant.

i'm not sure my advice is worth 2 cents, but i advise you to be gentle with yourself and patient with the process.
small steps, big faith and lots of prayer.
So far, the only things I know for sure is pawning my laptop(to keep my roof), being honest with my client (to work at slightly slower pace, because I already am and at least I can be honest about why and not make excuses), and that today I'm finishing 1 work file and preparing my laptop for pawning (no personal info on it just in case). And that I want to start my Etsy shop because it's the one thing planner from before this happened and it's hard to think of more options in this state.

But I do know that I need to change my state, because this has not been working.
For weeks.

Also that once I get cash tomorrow I need to get my daily meds because brain zaps will be no joke either, and I'm struggling enough.
I wish I knew where things started from 'I'm doing so good' to ' I am barely out of the couch or bed'....
 
I wish I knew where things started from 'I'm doing so good' to ' I am barely out of the couch or bed'....

i'll wish with you on this score. broke or rich, my own health, both mental and physical, have flows and stows which make even less sense than fashion trends.
just wishing, but i seem to get further by letting the mystery be and working with mother nature instead of fighting her.

repeat
be gentle with yourself and patient with the process. change don't come easy.
 
i'll wish with you on this score. broke or rich, my own health, both mental and physical, have flows and stows which make even less sense than fashion trends.
just wishing, but i seem to get further by letting the mystery be and working with mother nature instead of fighting her.

repeat
be gentle with yourself and patient with the process. change don't come easy.
But it does come, right? I can get my ducks in order. Today I just need to finish 1 work file, prep the laptop a bit and do a workout.
And then we see what's next.

Also my best friend reminded me to write a list of the things I've managed to do better this year (than previous ones) and am definitely doing that least. Seems healthy to also look at the good side of things, not just...now.
 
Most papers pay $50-$100 per article they buy.

When I was sick that was my primary source of income for about 2 years.
Thank you!

You could try to apply to rev.com, they're a transcription website that pays by the minute. It's less than minimum wage but it is legitimate.
Thank you. They rejected me once, but that was years ago, and I have been told that if you try again, they could accept you.
Will try.
 
I'm following to see what ideas are brought to the table. I too need to find side income that will allow for my every other day churn in the PTSD grinder. Going back to Corporate America doesn't fit in my wheelhouse anymore and may never again 😩...

What I do want to add is that I am proud of you for reaching out and asking for ideas on honest wrok.

First, it shows great strength that you know you are struggling but still need to work and are willing to be creative and courageous. 2, it shows you are looking to the future and looking to better yourself...hopefully that shows you that you are in a cycle and this NOT forever, but a time.

Good luck!
 
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But it does come, right? I can get my ducks in order.

yes, it does come, but not as an inflexible, never changing marble statue. life is a messy proposition with ever-changing seasons and evolutions. the only thing harder than finding a balance is keeping a balance. mother nature loves to keep her pots well-stirred.

the metaphor on getting ducks in order has new meaning to me these days. my latest enterprise has been keeping birds and bees since 2012. don't let the cartoons and cliches fool ya. . . birds --not even ducks-- are not all that orderly. they, too, go through phases and stages. they, too, have to take life on life's own terms, rain or shine, whether they like it or knot. methinks the real world birds every little change brings reactions closer to chicken little running around the farm yard crying, "the sky is falling! the sky is falling!"

i started running the farm yard with them 3 years ago, when my son and his wife died and i had to step in and accept the demotion to mom for their 3 young orphans. running with them was downright cathartic. sometimes life just don't make good sense, but ya gotta roll with it, anyway.

i miss being a real grandma.
 
methinks the real world birds every little change brings reactions closer to chicken little running around the farm yard crying, "the sky is falling! the sky is falling!"
sorry, only laughing at that part, i'll respond later to the rest- love the image though and it makes so much sense to me with how things are. with the addition that for the last week, I was running after the chickens, saying 'you're duck number 1', 'you're duck number 2' and so on... first not realizing that they can't stand in line, but more importantly only yesterday seeing that they are chickens and not ducks... you know what I mean?

Like sometimes you think you're living one reality until something hits you on the head and you realise you were doing the wrong things and that's why it wasn't working. Because you refused seeing reality for what it was.

Still laughing. Gotta write this down somewhere.
 
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