Income Ideas and Resources

Part of exploring income opportunities is to get educated regarding who is hiring, and what they are paying. Find out if they require workers to be in the office or if they have remote positions. As our world changes, more and more companies are hiring remote workers.


By the way – I do not receive any income from any of the suggestions I’ve listed below (or above). These are resources that I’ve discovered that I thought would be helpful to you.C

Income ideas

Rebuilding your life after traumatic events, or lifetime traumas can be overwhelming, to say the least.  These are just a few listings to help make things easier when you are facing emergency needs, or need to create additional income on the side.  These are by no means, the only resources available. 

*Resources listed below are not necessarily endorsed by me but are offered for your convenience only. Please do your research!

Government Assistance

US Dept Labor Directory by State

US Dept. Labor

Your guide to local and regional U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) programs and services. Select your state to find DOL services in your area.

Government Disability Requirements

PTSD and SS Disability

Free disability assessment and descriptions of PTSD and Disability for Social Security.

Governments Benefits

Government Benefits

Government programs that may help you pay for food, housing, health care, and other basic living expenses.

State Financial Aid

State Financial Aid

State education agencies have at least one grant or scholarship available to residents, and many have student aid programs.

Health Care Aid

Health Care Help

These programs provide free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans. Check out these resources




HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.

Help for African Americans

African American

Our website offers details on programs that help blacks with finding help with groceries, utility bills, rent, college, medications, childcare, medical bills, housing, and more.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, logo

Native American

This directory describes and provides links to a sampling of organizations and resources for banks interested in lending, investing, or providing retail financial services in Indian Country.

Freelance Websites

The following websites are terrific resources for either supplementing your income or building an income source as a self-employed person or freelancer.

Check this out if you love taking care of others through providing services.

For dog lovers who are interested in earning money by caring for other people's pets.

Freelance services

Connect and collaborate remotely with professionals by offering your services.

Housekeepers and Handyman Services

House cleaning and/or home repair services among other chores people need help with.


Creative individuals who can provide services such as; logo design, WordPress design, voice overs, whiteboard, social media



Freelance work, globally accessed, for all types of skills and talents. International work from home independently.


Your next big adventure starts with a single step. Start by finding jobs perfectly matched to your unique talents.


Find awesome clients and become a part of our global community of talented designers. Do what you love.

For Writers, Tutors, and Typists


Join the Zerys Writer Network and start earning steady income, doing what you love!


Join our pool of freelance writers, editors, content strategists, and translators.


Grow your writing career with the simplest, most flexible freelance gig out there.



Textbroker gives you access to thousands of projects to turn your writing skills into cash.



Writers Work connects anyone interested in writing, with the companies that need them desperately.


Join the TranscribeMe professional crowd and start working on projects and making money.



Bring high quality English education to every English learner in the world. Become and English Tutor.

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Virtual Assistants & Remote Workers

Virtual Assistant Jobs

Work from home to supplement your income or become a fulltime remote worker.


Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of working from home. Spend more time with family.

Remote workers

From appointment setting to a wide variety of administrative tasks.

Virtual Assistant Jobs

Meet a community of 200,000+ diverse, talented women ready to get to work.


FlexJobs makes it easier, faster, and safer to find a job that better fits your life!


Search job listings and descriptions for locations worldwide


Expertly curated remote jobs in tech, marketing, customer support and more


Find the best remote jobs for developers, designers and digital professionals.

Remote jobs posted everyday. Easy to navigate site. Scroll to the footer to view categories.


Drive people or restaurant eats. Drive on the platform with the largest network of active riders.


The Lyft Driver app and its features help you make money you can depend on. When you're ready, cash out instantly.


With Grubhub, it’s easy to earn competitive pay, keep 100% of your tips and create your own flexible schedule.

We empower local businesses and local drivers (called Dashers) with opportunities to earn, work, and live.


Shop and earn money delivering groceries and items to customers. Every Completed Delivery Puts Money in Your Pockets.



Becoming a CareDriver is a great way set your own hours, support our future generations, and get paid.

PostMates delivery


Earn at least $475 in Denver for your first 65 completed deliveries, guaranteed.



Get help from thousands of trusted Taskers for everything from errands to contactless deliveries.

Other Income / Volunteer / Helpful Ideas

We believe everything belongs somewhere. So we’re on a friendly mission: to match people’s empty space with other people’s extra stuff. Hosts earn money by giving their empty storage spaces a job.

Capacity Commons


Capacity Commons features a free suite of resources to support your organization wherever you are in your pro bono journey.


We help nonprofits and social change organizations solve critical challenges in their communities with the support of skilled volunteers sharing their expertise pro bono.

NOTE: Do your research! The search engines are there for a reason.

You’ll find stories, reviews, and informative articles when you search with targeted keywords. Examples:  (name of company), reviews, pay, pricing, or ask questions like, “what is it like driving for (insert company name),” “things to look out for when driving for (insert company name)”, etc.

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How to Get Immediate Financial Help

Immediate financial help is available for struggling families and those facing unexpected income loss, disability, disaster or other crises. Most programs evaluate families to ensure that they qualify before offering assistance.

How to Get Emergency Cash Assistance

Often referred to simply as “welfare,” the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program provides emergency, short-term cash assistance. Before receiving emergency or immediate cash assistance, you must apply for the benefits through your local social or human services office.

How to Get Hardship Grants

Begin by applying for financial assistance through your local health and human services office. Some counties provide one-time financial hardship grants but require that you apply for the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, food stamps, and other assistance programs first.

Comments and Reader Suggestions

You are invited to post any ideas, tips, or helpful advice for those who are looking for additional income on the side, or who need emergency relief. (NOTE:  All comments are monitored and spam will not be accepted.)

2 thoughts on “Income Ideas and Resources

  1. William Denton says:

    Hi Shannon, this is a really comprehensive resource that should be especially helpful to people seeking opportunities during the global pandemic. As we have opportunities for linguists distributed around the world, I would like to suggest our careers page ( to readers who may be finding you from backgrounds in translation and localization. What’s great about our industry is that it is naturally suited to flexible, remote workers. Please feel free to pay a visit and learn more!.

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