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How can my Autistic brother make money from home?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by superher0, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. superher0

    superher0 Newbie

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    Hi everyone,
    After doing a lot of research and talking to various people, I was directed to this site for help.
    I was told there are a lot of smart and intuitive people on here that could possibly give me some ideas.

    My younger brother has Autism. He was working with a company that deals with people with special needs, but he can't work a job where he is around people or has too much stressed put upon him. He lives with me, so he his home all day and night. So I am looking for something for him to do at home. Preferably something with computers, packaging, or arts and crafts .

    He is very smart with computers and works well by himself. When I get home from work I can also help him out with whatever he is doing. He is a bright guy, but just needs something from home where he isn't around people. So computers or anything along those lines would be great. Thanks!
     
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  2. givensia

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    Clickbank plus youtube is a good way to get him started. Just create some videos reviewing x niche and upload it to youtube with the affiliate link. Simple way to begin with affiliate marketing and he can make some decent money in the meantime
     
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    Any IM related job is likely to put a lot of stress when done as a business on your own. Unless it is something he really likes.

    Example, if he really enjoys playing games; he might as well just record it and upload it to YouTube, no need to speak. That will drive traffic and it can later be monetized with adsense or with further methods such as a website and products.

    If he was to get started on IM as a business the burden of "making it" would probably be quite heavy... or not... you never know.

    Just be careful when you say "computers" as you might get him started on something that seems "light" but in reality can get to be a lot "heavier" than a shit ton of jobs.

    Whatever you guys decide, best of luck
     
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    He can be a Youtube Weatherman?
     
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    You say he's very good at computers. Is he any good at web design or programming? If he is look at various freelancing sites like odesk, elance etc.
     
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    Hey!

    I have autism. But there are many different ways listed in the money making section that would be fine considering they are online and don't deal directly with people.

    Just introduce him to different things and see if he takes to them.
     
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  7. JoeMongan

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    Kudos for helping your brother out like this man. :)
    If he is creative then maybe get him working with Photoshop and he can earn money
    creating logos and banners for people?

    Oh yeah and welcome to BHW :cool:
     
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  8. snarky

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    I was watching a documentary some time ago about a man in a situation similar to yours. He was trying to find work for a family member (son/brother - I don't remember), and he realized that some autistics were capable to doing specialized work that regular people just didn't have the mental aptitude for. He now runs a company hiring autistics to do beta testing of software, software debugging, and product testing for other companies. Most of this work involves too much repetition and attention to detail for other people to complete. Large companies now subcontract him to do the work because their own in-house teams, as well as offshore contractors had continually failed to deliver the quality of work they needed. There was too much money at risk in bringing these items to market without being thoroughly tested.

    The story doesn't really answer your question, but you made me think of it.
     
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    It's not entirely irrelevant, he could set himself up as a freelance product tester.
     
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    It is a little difficult to give suggestions based on what you have posted as I believe there are different levels of autism.
    Have you actually asked for his input on this?
     
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    pinterest + amazon method
    youtube + clickbank method
     
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    ebay is fairly simple and no face to face
     
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    Web design and logos are good suggestions if he is creative. Where is he on the autism spectrum? It would help people to give you ideas if we knew where he was. Non verbal? Some verbal but not much? Very verbal?
     
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  14. superher0

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    Wow! Thanks for all the great responses! What a great site! My brother's type of autism would be closest to Asperger's.
    I apologize for not being more specific or stating his strong points in my first post.

    If someone tries to give him constructive criticism, he OCD's about it for hours and sometimes days and won't let it go. If something isn't done right to his way or the way he thinks it should be done, he can't handle it and will work on it until he feels its perfect. He only takes interest in things he wants to do. Haha.

    His strong points: He is VERY good at music. He plays the drums. Growing up, the drums really calmed him down for some reason. He would play for hours (and still does :) ) I have a nice setup for him in our music room. His musical knowledge is incredible actually. He reads music and he'll spend hours just playing.

    So maybe he can review drum sets, cymbals etc. Maybe even play covers to his favorite bands and post them on youtube. I would have to talk to him and come up with something clever and new, since A LOT of people on youtube cover bands. He can't do anything along the lines of Photoshop, designing things, or creating logos. His creative and talent side lies in the drums.

    He does workout with me. I have a gym here at my house and we workout together 5 days a week. He is REALLY ripped. Haha. Hardly an ounce of fat on him. He really enjoys fitness so that might be an option as well.

    So I guess anything involved with drums and/or fitness HE WOULD LOVE! I have a full studio at my house, a nice gym, and a hi quality video camera. So any suggestions with the info I provided would be awesome! I will also re-read all of your suggestions again and run them by him tomorrow. I'm sure we can add and use a lot of elements in everyone's comments.

    Again, thank you all!
     
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    Also, to clear up my first post. When I say he is good at the computer, he builds his own computers for gaming and for recording his drums. :)
     
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    You know I have been thinking about this and since he basically likes to do what he likes to do and not
    receive very much criticism then a blog about music, fitness, or both combined would be very nice. Really as long as
    he adds content to the blog daily and works at it like he does fitness or the drums then he could see some income
    from adsense etc. :)
     
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    I know that there are different forms of autism and I don't think that all people with the same diagnosis have the same interests, but many people with autism enjoy working as software testers. All the issues you raise don't exist for online software testing: no need to talk to people, no need to leave the house, technical skills and interest in IT required, training is provided.

    There are even websites offering software testing by people with autism (in this case Asperger's), like aspiritech:

    I've also written a detailed tutorial about software testing on my blog.
     
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    When this thread started, I wondered if software testing could be a possibility.
    I wonder how many other companies offer a similar service.
     
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  19. Sgt Kraut

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    I think it makes sense a lot of sense to use the often outstanding technical skills of people with Asperger's. For example, I know that the software company SAP actively integrates people with Asperger's into their company. You can read about it here, it's very interesting: http://www.news-sap.com/autism-and-aspergers-are-assets-not-disabilities-at-sap/
     
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    Maybe he could create a blog or a website about autism what is it like to be autist or maybe like "advices from autist to parents how to deal with child with autism". I beleve he knows much more about autism then other people or if he don't he could do bigger reaserch and maybe it would also help him to deal with it.. and when this website/blog would start getting traffic he could monetize it with one of the clickbank products ( https://accounts.clickbank.com/mkplSearchResult.htm?dores=true&includeKeywords=Autism )

    in other hand I don't beleve in these products and I don't know if this would be moral.. and maybe it would be too hard to work on that kind of website it's like everyday reminder that you have autism too.
     
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