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Another_Alien
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27 Apr 2011, 2:32 pm

I'm self employed (doing something very unusual). I'm confident I'll make money from this in the future, but I'm not making much at the moment, and I'm not working many hours.

Realistically, I'm not likely to persuade an employer to give me a decent job. My CV is patchy, and the economy is particularly bad where I live.

So, I want to start another business, doing something that's likely to make steady cash (it doesn't have to be exciting). But doing what though? I have a very high IQ (140+), am particularly good at writing and math, and I'm highly creative. My ASD isn't really an issue anymore, so working with people poses no problems. However, the downsides are that I've got very little money to invest, I live in a low populated area and I'm useless at anything practical, e.g. home improvement.

I've looked into writing online, but there doesn't seem to be any money in it. I don't want to write an ebook, unless there's a real chance it'll make money.

I'd truly appreciate it if anyone could come up with a good idea for me. Come on guys, think outside the box, and help a fellow Aspie. :)



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27 Apr 2011, 4:50 pm

What about writing a paper (as opposed to e-) book?



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27 Apr 2011, 5:12 pm

purchase wrote:
What about writing a paper (as opposed to e-) book?


Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm really looking for something that's more of a 'safe bet' (safer anyway). The chance of me making money from a book would be pretty slim, and it would take far too long.



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27 Apr 2011, 5:37 pm

Gotcha. Umm...

educational math game for kids (or adults)
math tutor
writing tutor

Here's what I'd do if I were good at math (measurement) AND the most basic physics: build a kids' playhouse or other structure. Don't know if that interests you though.

About.com guide if you happen to be well-versed in any of the topics they're looking for a guide for
estimator for a contracting business?



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27 Apr 2011, 5:51 pm

purchase wrote:
Gotcha. Umm...

educational math game for kids (or adults)
math tutor
writing tutor

Here's what I'd do if I were good at math (measurement) AND the most basic physics: build a kids' playhouse or other structure. Don't know if that interests you though.

About.com guide if you happen to be well-versed in any of the topics they're looking for a guide for
estimator for a contracting business?


I really appreciate you coming up with these very imaginative ideas. You've definitely given me something to think about. :)



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27 Apr 2011, 10:33 pm

If you're a programmer, try to create a program with features you miss or want to make better in some way.

You could also apply your creativity in other artwork, ie. painting, making trinkets etc. and sell it locally or online



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28 Apr 2011, 7:45 am

Foxx wrote:
If you're a programmer, try to create a program with features you miss or want to make better in some way.

You could also apply your creativity in other artwork, ie. painting, making trinkets etc. and sell it locally or online


Thanks for your help. :) I'm not a programmer though.



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29 Apr 2011, 3:10 pm

You could do consulting - like get connections online or with people you know to do their hard math for them AND edit. I could envision you cranking out numbers for some very complicated accounting report and then helping edit that report after the accountants interpret your findings.



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01 May 2011, 7:26 am

ksuther09 wrote:
You could do consulting - like get connections online or with people you know to do their hard math for them AND edit. I could envision you cranking out numbers for some very complicated accounting report and then helping edit that report after the accountants interpret your findings.


Thanks :)