Find flexible work for people with disabilities

September 28, 2017 | Why Liveops - Agent stories
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How people with disabilities and many veterans find flexible, independent work

Many people with disabilities or health challenges struggle to find traditional jobs that meet their needs and sadly this includes many of our returning veterans. They have so much talent to offer, but commuting, rigid schedules and conforming to a standard office can be difficult obstacles to overcome. Even going on an interview can be a challenge.

[epq-quote align="align-center"]"Being a disabled veteran, I have to adhere to the VA scheduling my appointments. Now, I don't have to worry about missing work or an appointment. I started with one client and now can service multiple clients doing what I love to do."[/epq-quote]

The growth of flexible, remote work offers an amazing opportunity for people who need more independence than traditional jobs offer. Remote/work-from-home opportunities like those at Liveops provide meaningful work for people with disabilities, including many veterans, by allowing people to work as independent contractors.

[epq-quote align="align-center"]Being an independent contractor has a lot of benefits over traditional jobs for people with disabilities and many veterans[/epq-quote]

  • You can customize your office space to fit your personal needs, and work in whatever position is comfortable for you - be it standing, sitting, or even lying down.
  • Flexible schedules are perfect for people who have frequent doctor appointments or who need to take breaks during the day.
  • Communicating by phone or online ensures that people are focused on what you have to say, not on your disability. Some companies, including Liveops, conduct the entire application process without the need for in-person interviews.
  • Control over your earning potential and work life can help balance the loss of control you may feel over other aspects of your life.

How do you find remote, flexible work?

First, I encourage you to check out the opportunities to work from home as an independent contractor with Liveops. We are proud to offer a variety of opportunities that provide meaningful work for veterans, people with disabilities, and many others who want or need to work from home.  As part of Liveops Nation, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other people like you who have built a successful home business and are excited to help new agents get started.

If we aren’t a great fit for you, then use these tips to find other legitimate work-from-home opportunities:

  1. Look for remote work or work from home positions

    Many companies are embracing remote work options as a way to find top talent regardless of geographic location. Opportunities are available in almost every industry. Look for companies with a widely-distributed and well-established remote work force and use these tips to avoid work from home scams.

  2. Look for work that can be done remotely

    If you don’t find a remote opportunity that is a good fit for you, your next best bet if to look jobs that could potentially be done remotely – writing, graphic design, data entry/analysis, etc. Companies are often willing to accommodate a strong candidate, so don’t be afraid to apply and use the interview to ask about their flexwork policies.

  3. Use the resources available to you

    Talk with support groups, social workers, friends and family. They may know of companies with work for veterans and people with disabilities or be able to provide a personal referral.

Most importantly, keep an open mind. In the modern world of work, independent gigs can be just as rewarding as more traditional jobs. Learn more about the modern world of customer service.

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Lisa Lozeau

Lisa Lozeau is a work-at-home mom with two young sons. As a marketing writer for Liveops, she specializes in communicating to agents and sharing their stories. She's passionate about flexible work—she wants other moms to know that there is work for parents who want a better work-life balance than a traditional 9-5 job provides.