Before I started my online business, I often looked for jobs for people with Aspergers Syndrome, but none of the suggestions ever wowed me. Those job opportunities are basically any jobs that don't require a high level of communication skills. Taxi driver. Factory assembly work. Gardening. Kidding, right? No disrespect to any of those jobs, but would any of us ever look at the list and go, "Wow! Working at a factory! What a good idea, never thought of that!"
Other job opportunities for Aspergers Syndrome include specialty jobs that require certain qualifications. I'm sure they're absolutely possible for young ones, but if you are diagnosed with Aspergers (or Autism Spectrum Disorder - ASD) later in your life, it could take years to learn any complex job skills. Highly technical jobs are out of the window for us.
You don't have to check off a "list of jobs for Aspergers" and find an employment opportunity. You can run your own business. I assume you can read since you're reading this. If you can write, then consider this. Because I'm doing it, and I've never been happier in my life, believe me.
The Signs Were Always There, It All Makes Sense
I'm one of those friendliest guys that you would ever meet. Always smiley and cheerful, I try the best of my best to be nice to anyone I meet. Eye contact - no problem. But I'm not one who comes up with interesting conversation topics one after another. In fact, I've always been staggeringly unsociable, spectacularly good at making excuses to avoid parties and social events.
As I was approaching the age of 50, I started to find it increasingly difficult to get on with my colleagues. I often became less cooperative just because I "didn't agree" with the suggested ideas. Comments that I made would startle others. ("Why, have I just said something wrong?") I knew the problem was with me, not with them.
When my doctor suggested that it may be a form of ASD, everything started to make sense. The signs had always been there the whole time in my life. My personality never fundamentally changed, but I somehow started to show it in my attitude blatantly.
Working From Home - I'm Not Missing A Thing
I was put on a waiting list to see the specialist who could teach me to work around it. Cut the long story short, it's been 2.5 years and I'm still on the list. They referred me to the wrong clinic, then they removed me from the waiting list in error, countless phone calls and letters...this is British national health service for you.
So I've still not been officially diagnosed yet. But you know what? Don't bother. Because my life has taken a pleasantly unexpected turn since then, as I started to earn enough commissions from my internet marketing job. It's not a life of luxury, but working from home for myself - I'm the happiest I can be.
People often ask me if I miss communicating with others face to face - Nope. Not the slightest. And it's not like I've shut myself out of the real life. I have my husband (who's been indescribably supportive), friends and neighbors.
What I Suggest That You Do
Symptoms of the Asperger's and the degree of severity vary from person to person. So all I can do is to tell you what I do and explain why the job proves to be perfect for me.
What I do is "niche" affiliate marketing, specifically through blogging.
An affiliate marketing itself might not sound interesting to you - you promote products on behalf of retailers/manufacturers, and upon sales, you'll get a percentage of the price as a commission. There are roughly two other boring ways of affiliate marketing;
- By networking - contact as many people (friends, followers via social media or via advertisements), and receive multiple levels of commissions by recruiting others for the scheme. You are required to have a flexible and extrovert personality and leadership quality to make a success. I don't like the way they hard-sell by talking others into their business. Definitely not my thing.
- By using paid services (advertisements or traffic service) - they have a simple 3-page website that advertises affiliate products. They pay professional advertisers to get visitors sent to their site. Some of the visitors might buy their products, they might not. The results are hit and miss, and the method is not sustainable. You have to keep paying the advertisers - the moment you stop paying, no visitor to your site, hence no income.
My method is simply by blogging, which is a lot more exciting. Blog posts in various topics allow the website to rank in search engines (e.g. Google) so people from all over the world can find you. The greater the number of posts you publish, the better chance of ranking higher. It's all about building up your website over a long period of time, you see?
Blogging is exciting not because you rank in Google, but because you can write anything you want and as much as you want! Okay, I'll explain what I mean.
Aspergers Are Excellent Communicators
We may have some difficulties in social communications, but we are established as excellent communicators in our own right. Agree?
For example, all my life people have always told me that I am "a good listener". It may be because that was the only way I knew to become friends with others. I've never been good at explaining things verbally. But without a conversation, I couldn't meet and make friends with anybody. I needed to talk, but I couldn't talk - the only way is to keep asking questions. Wow, how did you do that? How long have you been doing that? I see, that must have been very hard for you? Oh, is that where you work? Where do you live then?
Another example, I've always been better at writing than talking. People interrupt each other, and that's what a "ping-pong" conversation is all about. Unfortunately I'm terrible at it, especially with a three-way conversation. When there are three of us, I end up letting the other two talk to each other. I'm a "good listener" again. And when I start to talk, they interrupt me, so I cannot finish. I feel much more liberal when writing because (obviously) no one can interrupt me. I can finish.
Do these examples make me a bad communicator? In a social environment, most definitely yes. But I can communicate, by writing. Emails. By using blog spaces. And I'm good at it. I may not be a good writer, but I'm a good communicator.
If you think you are exactly like me - there's no way you should not be blogging to show who you are AND make money from the space.
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How Can You Start Blogging?
To prove that, pick one thing that you have a great passion for. Or something that you're obsessed with? It can be your hobby, it can be something academic, or even something that you're good at but meaningless. It can be a TV series or heroes. Fossils, metal detecting, tarot cards, chess rules... It can be about Asperger's Syndrome itself. It can be a specific history, political issues or social movement. Something that you know a lot about.
You can build your website and start writing about the subject that you've picked in your own words, in your own style. You may have learned about the subject from other websites, Wikipedia or books offline. But a website - blogging - is all about showing the way you communicate with others. So it's important to write it in your own way. You never copy any sentences from other publications and paste them onto your web space. Otherwise no one will find your uniqueness.
When you've decided what it is, then think about 10 x topics that you can write about. If you can come up with 10 topics, then you can publish 10 blog posts. If you can come up with the first 10, then you can come up with the next 10 and so on.
For example, I was a huge fan of Paul McCartney. If I was to build a website and write about him, then it would be easy to find blog post topics;
- After The Beatles, Sir Paul has released 25 studio albums, 7 live albums and 99 singles so far. I could publish 131 blog posts in total, each one of which focused on one album/single (the detail, episodes and my personal review/memory).
- His support for vegetarianism (I'm also a vegetarian).
- About Linda McCartney and her legacy.
- My trips to Liverpool, what it's like now and what it was like then.
- Any Beatles-related topics.
Needless to mention, there are thousands of other bloggers who have already written about Paul McCartney and his music. The subject is extremely competitive. But if I was to create my own Sir Paul appreciation site, I would be creating my unique, special one just by being myself. I would check other sites and Wikipedia for more information, to make sure I'm not writing something wrong. But if I gave a piece of slightly wrong information in my site, so what? Someone would contact me to correct me. Then that would create another communicative gateway.
If you don't think you're good enough as a writer, look at me. I'm not a good writer. Far from it. English is not even my mother tongue, though it's my main language. You don't have to pretend to be someone else. In fact you'll have to be totally yourself in your blogging space. People would love to see real you. As long as you don't write anything that's illegal, unethical or damaging to anybody.
...And Make Money As An Affiliate
The idea of monetizing your website is very straightforward. Because almost anything that you can think of in the world can be linked to merchandise, and you can promote related goods on your site as an affiliate. For example;
- If you write about a running/marathon, you can promote running shoes, clothing and fitness tracker watches.
- If you are obsessed with chemical elements, you can promote periodic table related products and books.
- If you are specialized in a certain illness, you can promote related guidebooks, herbal remedies and any other equipment that's said to be useful.
- If you write about Paul McCartney, you can promote his music!
When your site visitor clicks the link and makes a purchase, you will receive a commission from the retailer. Here are the first few steps to take (there are other things to do but these are the main steps.) You need to;
- Join an affiliate program. It's usually free, and your application will be approved within a day or so, as long as you have a website.
- Learn to place your own affiliate link to your webpage. It won't be difficult, I tell you!
- Learn to find good keywords and how to write effectively using the keywords, so that your webpages will start ranking in Google and people will find you. Not exactly easy, but you can take as much time as you want to improve your skills (and enjoy!)
Or Sell Your Own Goods
If you are an artist/creator, you may have already been selling your own works through some e-commerce sites. But did you know that it wouldn't be difficult to build your own e-commerce site and sell your stuff directly? When you have complete control over your business through your site, some extra work may be involved such as packaging and shipping yourself, sending dispatch notes, etc. But there are benefits such as;
- Brand awareness - display your logo on your site, design your site in any style you want, and start building up your subscribers (=your fans!)
- You can write anything you want - what inspired you to create each of your works or what inspires you generally, what you admire the most in life. Other topics that are related to the products that you sell.
- Make extra affiliate income - along with the income by selling your own products, by placing some advertisements on your website, you can also make affiliate income.
These benefits may sound like fantastic things to do, but it's the bunch of blog posts you publish that will find the buyers "organically" - through search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo. Without blogging, your e-commerce website will be forever unknown to anyone, unless you continuously advertise it across social media, or use paid advertisement services. But again, blogging is definitely something that you can do. Remember, you don't have to be an excellent writer. Keep writing, and that's what counts.
Perfect Jobs For Aspergers – Work Online
People with Aspergers can run their own business by working online just like I do. You will not succeed overnight. It will take time to establish yourself as a niche affiliate marketer/blogger. But comparing to all sorts of problems that you've battled with so far in your life, this is going to be easier and exciting. You can take all your fun with you, and make money. If you want to start learning, join me from the link below. Any questions, leave a comment!
Great Article! Thank you for sharing this is a very informative post, and looking forward to the latest one.
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I just got this article through John McKenzie’s email list and I’m so impressed by your content. There’s nothing more for me to add to your advice. I would like to praise you for putting this idea out and encouraging people with ASD who don’t think they can do it because they can. I have 20 students in my class, and all of them have difficult personalities or learning disabilities. I often wonder if I can ever change one person’s mind and get them to become creative and start an online business as you do. Thank you again, I found it very educational.
Hi Couger, thank you for your comment and many thanks for your kind words. If there’s anything I can help please don’t hesitate to message me. I wish you all the best!
Having been excluded by my colleagues used to cause me so much pain. To get all my tasks done, I worked harder than anyone else, focusing more on results than creating harmony. I had no other choice. As an Asperger’s, I had enough of awkward social situations. Asperger’s syndrome presents unique challenges at work, and no one understands them. Now I’m a freelance writer and part-time designer who runs my own business. A new world opened up to me, giving me many new opportunities. There is no reason to be alarmed if you are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a way to lower the unemployment rate among people with this condition, I hope more people with the condition choose to work in this field.
I have a son who is ASD and lost his job last year due to the pandemic. He has been to a few interviews but has not been hired. Finaclly he began thinking about running an online store of some sort that he could handle on his own. This can be a good start.
Hi, thanks for your comment. If you or your son needs any help, don’t hesitate to contact me at any time, I’ll be glad to help you 100%!
I’m Asperger’s. I was traveling until last year, but I didn’t really like meeting people,
so my English hasn’t improved. Now I am studying English and trying to concentrate and
work at home. There is also pressure to talk to people because of Asperger’s.
I want a job. How many people do this job? How successful are you? The target is not only
in the United States, though. Please tell me how far you can squeeze.
Hi Li, thanks for your comment. As I explained in the post, if you are willing to run your own online business, you won’t have to speak to anyone verbally and no one can stop you from finding your own method. There are millions of affiliate marketers, i.e. promote other people’s products and earn commissions, and your target audience can be locally or the world at large. If you have any specific question, don’t hesitate to get back to me at any time. I can take you through (via email!) Good luck!
My sister’s best friend is aspergers but she always struggles to make new friends or get on with people. She has been looking for a job because of the pandemic she’s been jobless for more than 6 months now and getting very little help from the government. My sister helps her but she doesn’t know much about online jobs. I think this might be the best advice to look for.
Thanks Glenda for your comment. If you or your sister needs more clarification, don’t hesitate to get back to me at any time. All the best!
Your article is very informative. I have never met people with aspergers syndrome yet but I understand the pain of feeling difficulty communicating with people as I oftentimes felt at college. Luckily with my current job I have so many opportunities to contact with a lot of people and keep off from any mental illnesses. I understand it’s easier for some people working online so they don’t have to meet people face to face. I wish all the success in digital marketing. Thank you.
Hi Amin, thanks for your comment. Aspergers/ASD is not an illness though, and a mental illness issue is a different subject. But yes, we all realize now the importance of staying in touch with others and keep communicating to stay sane while being socially distant from one another!
What do you think of Naomi Osaka’s recent protest against #BlackLivesMatter? I’m asking you because I hear that she is asperger and you are also Japanese. People in Japan were up in arms on Twitter that Naomi brought politics to sports and took advantage of the platform. I wanted to ask your opinion and sent you an email but never got a reply from you I really wanted to hear what you make out of it. Thanks
Hi Hideaki, thanks for your comment, though yes the topic is unrelated to the post. And whether Naomi (or anyone!) has AS or not is not for us to publicly discuss, either. I’m sorry I may have missed your email but I really can’t find it.
To answer your question… I don’t take those tweeters/trolls seriously, and I don’t think you should, they simply have nothing better to do but criticize others. Secondly and likewise, people like Naomi Osaka have established their position (like winning Grand Slam) as a result of working 1,000+ times harder than anyone could imagine, while those brainless tweeters sleep. So they have the right to use the opportunities to promote what they believe in. They have the right. Tweeters don’t. I don’t know much about tennis but I admire Naomi for supporting BLM that way 100%. I hope you agree.
Hi Ray, thank you for sharing your experiences. It’s all relatable to me as I was diagnosed as AS after I turned 50 although I had always suspected myself. The good thing about finding it out at a later stage in life is that it doesn’t bother me at all. I appreciate what I have, I’m thankful for it, and I found myself truly starting to enjoy my job. Congratulations, Ray, and best wishes for your continued success.
Hi Aianna, thank you for sharing your experience. I absolutely agree with you – I’d tell everyone, you are what you are, be true to yourself, be proud of yourself and find work that you truly enjoy! I appreciate your comment. All the best for your success too 🙂
While I do not have aspergers, this helps me learn more about them indirectly. Thanks.
Thanks Shaban, I appreciate your comment!
Nice post, I find it very interesting as I have aspergers as well. An advantage for me is I can continuously write for hours or days no problem. But a disadvantage is I get too self involved and forget what readers want. It’s important to entertain the readers but I tend to forget it.
Hi, thanks for your comment. I see what you mean. But it’s equally important to stay true to yourself. Thanks for the link to your website but the link’s broken. Let me know where I can find you!
Hey, I appreciate your honesty man, my nephew is aspergers I’ve seen him struggle for 18 years. He’s trying to make a career as an affiliate marketer and so am I. The problem with aspergers is that they lose focus easily if there not interested. Will get him to read this site and see what he thinks of it.
Hi Vincent, I agree with you, it’s easy for me to focus on something I love to do but I get distracted easily otherwise (Don’t we all? But I find it particularly hard). I wish you and your nephew the best of luck with every success. Thanks for your comment, I appreciate it.
Hi Ray, ít’ s so great to read your acticle. I have a 17 years old son with Asperger syndrome. For a long time I have been thinking about what he can do in the future as he only interest in collecting a lot of music CD, VCD, DVD for listenning in his free time. He is not so good at writing but when he really want to convince us he put something in paper and it usually makes some senses to us. I think your sharing experiences will give us some hints to help him for his future career after high school. I am so appreciate that and thank you so much!
Hi Nga, it’s great to hear about your son, and I think I had a very similar experience when I was young. I loved collecting a lot of music and loved nothing more than writing about it on amateur “fanzines”. Perhaps your son could try something out now – build a website and try writing about music. It takes time before the site starts to pick up visitors and the “site authority” level anyway, so he could try finding his own writing style while enjoying the sharing experience in the beginning. Thank you for your comment Nga, I wish you and your son all the best. Any questions don’t hesitate to get back to me at any time!
Very inspirational. I wish I had known such a good opportunity years ago. I was out of work for 3.5 years after I left because of my illness and bully & harrassment. Now I got a part time job I have time to start learning online job.
Hi Antonio, thanks for your comment. Yes, if you are working parttime right now, it’s a perfect chance to start your online job. If you need any help don’t hesitate to ask me at any time. I wish you all the best!
I was scammed by someone and when I sued him the verdict was that the person was autistic. He got away with everything when I lost more than 800 dollars.
Hi Celeste, sorry to hear that. That really doesn’t sound fair, whatever had happened I hope you got your money back. Though this post is about helping people with AS consider working online, nothing to do with online scams. Any criminals can get away with a lesser sentence for being any kind of mental disability. Unrelated to the topic, but I appreciate your comment.
I admire your courage to share your experience, Ray. I know exactly what you mean about face to face conversations. It’s a networking society. Executives are the winners for just talking and I never fit into that kind. I have struggled over the decades and now realize this is for me to go independent. This blog means a lot to me, so thank you for inspiring me.
Hi Heidi, thanks for your approval! That means a lot to me too! If you’re interested in setting up a blogging business, don’t hesitate to contact me at any time. I wish you all the best.
I see you have overcome many obstacles. I really admire you for that. I know what it is to work from home from my experience it’s a painfully lonely job but for you guys that’s not a problem as such. Do you ever miss interacting with others or ever regret that you quit your job early?
Hi Richard, thanks for your comment. To be perfectly honest – I have no regret or whatsoever about quitting the day job. No difficult colleagues or customers to deal with face to face, I find working from home literally stress-free. I have friends to have good times with. I cannot say this online job suits everyone, but it certainly ticks all the boxes for me.
Hi, Ray, I find your post extremely interesting. I work with a few people with Asperger’s syndrome and I think I know exactly what you mean. They seem shy and many other people misunderstand them but their innovative ideas and the thoroughness towards work is remarkable. But I don’t really know what they really feel about themselves (are they hurt by other people’s comments?) It takes one to get to know one, I thought I would never know. But after I read your honest post, I feel I understand them a little more.
I have also started to learn affiliate marketing recently and find your post useful. Thank you for sharing good inspirations 🙂
Hi Clair, thanks for sharing your thoughts! Everyone has a different type and level of AS, so I can’t speak for your colleagues. But working from home without getting other people involved is one of the easiest options to take on as far as I’m concerned.
Wow, this is an eye opening article! I don’t have aspergers but many of my family and friends have. I have to book mark this site and tell everyone. Many people struggle to make money online. I totally understand people with aspergers also struggle in many aspects. Thanks for your awesome post!
Thanks Damian, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll see if I can be of help!
I agree with your suggestions. I know some people who are aspergers incl. some children under 12-14+ They can be awkward to communicate but generally they are hawk eyed. They might not understand until they are told what their jobs are but once they are at it they are excellent. Work as an affiliate/reviewer aspergers can deliver excellent skills.
Hi, thanks for your comment. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses, and it’s great to start giving children a chance to focus on strengths. If you have good attention to detail, writing reviews is certainly one of the online jobs that I would recommend!
It will be a good opportunity for me. There are so many subjects that I can write about from science to nature, music to art. I used to write 10,000-word essays daily. I will consider blogging.
Thanks Robert for your comment. Good blog content will get you to make money regularly. Sounds like this is something you can definitely achieve. You can start whenever you’re ready!
Hi Ray, thank you for a very useful article. I was particularly interested in your example, writing about Paul McCartney. I think it’s very true. If you like something, music, food or anything that You like, then you know a lot about then you can link different topics to it. That will give a lot of opportunities to write about.
I was also inspired by your story. It’s important to know that everyone is different and for me to find my own way to express my opinions and feelings. One day I would like to be successful in my online business like you. Thank you for your advice, Ray. Ashley
Hi Ashley, thanks for your comment. Good to know that the post is of help. Yes, everyone’s different and you should be proud of how to express who you are!
It’s a lot better to work online than offline. You need an environment where you don’t get judged by the way you behave but judged only by the quality of your work. Online is a perfect platform for Aspergers to work. It doesn’t matter what kind of job, so long as people don’t judge then look down your personality.
Hi Ed, thanks for your comment. I agree with you, generally we can achieve success easier when there’s less interaction with others…!
I have a daughter who’s ASD who is struggling to get a job. Your suggestion is inspiring I have to see if she likes the idea of it because I feel she’s not getting anywhere not getting on with external environments.
Hi Stacey, thanks for your comment. Let me know what your daughter thinks, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to get back to me at any time!
I really appreciate your post content. Not everyone is the same. You are a role model because too many people don’t realize that they deserve to live the way they want to and you prove to them that you are doing your job so successfully.
You must believe yourself. This is a good shoutout especially for young ones.
Hi, thanks for your comment. You know, there are a countless number of entrepreneurs who are Aspergers. Nothing can stop us!
Hi Ray, it’s good to know the reason why you are doing your job as a blogger and why you stick to your gun to make success. Your post is truly inspirational.
I don’t know anyone who has Aspergers syndrome but as long as you like blogging, there is nothing to stop you from doing it. It is one of the greatest ways to communicate with people from anywhere in the world. I wish you all the continuous success.
Hi Tomasz, thanks for your comment. Yes I like the way blogs can communicate, and I shall continue so long I enjoy it. Thank you, all the best to you too!
I agree with you. Just because I’m Asperger’s syndrome it doesn’t mean my job options are limited to factories and shop backend. Not many people have basic knowledge of Aspergers and autism. There are many sites that tell you have to get on with people with Aspergers but there are not many pages to tell Aspergers how to get on with life.
Your post is inspirational to us all. Thank you for your contribution.
Hi Richie, thanks for your comment. You’re right, we don’t seem to find many sites where people with ASD share their experiences. There are some communities though. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I appreciate it.
If you can blog or not is not up to the personality. It’s the skills .
It’s irrelevant if you are asperger or not. Some people cannot write even if they are diplomatic and have an excellent educational background.
Nobody can find it out until they can try and see the jobs are practical or not. It’s not the illness you may or may not have.
Hi Hans, thanks for sharing your thoughts. For example, a blog topic “ways for students to make extra money online” can include becoming an online tutor, sell a website, answering surveys, etc. None of them is suitable for every student. My suggestion is just an option – a blog space allows people just like myself (who are not the best speakers) to express opinions without being interrupted. I hope this makes sense. Thanks for your comment!
Hi, Ray. I have so much respect for people with Asperger’s syndrome. Because I know about 5 – 6 people but they are all geniuses. One of them works with me in the same office. Ok she is a little weirdo, but when she produces documents she is really at it and creates an amazing volume of work.
Another one I know reads 1 – 2 books a day and writes very fast. This type of job is definitely suitable for people like them.
I admire your suggestion. Thank you for your article.
Hi Sam, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Yes, we are better than you ? ? This is just a suggestion for some people who are in the same position as me. But of course, it all depends on what you are really good at – no job is suitable for everyone.
Considering not everyone is a fan of blogging…I think there are only two choices to make money online, blogging or youtubing. Then for Aspergers blogging is easier because it’s easier to edit later on. Video is not as easily editable as published blogs.
Hi Aiden, thanks for your comment. Yes perhaps editing video clips may not be as easy as blog posts. I guess it’s all down to what you’re good at. Some definitely find it easier to speak in front of a camera rather than composing lengthy articles.
Hi, my heart goes out to you. But all your struggles have paid off and you have a wonderful and successful life of working online its good.
Many things that you say I have also come across in my life. I wish you all the happiness and success.
Hi Kerria, thanks for your comment. I never consider it as a struggle though! Everyone has many obstacles in life to overcome, and many of which are much more serious than that. I’m proud of my personality, have always been! If you have any questions about working online, don’t hesitate to ask at any time.
Thank you for the encouraging post. We can all learn a lot from your website.
For any types for ways to make a living, everybody has different preferences.
I make money from investment. I will recommend it to everyone by first you have to learn the knowledge.
If anybody is interested contact me.
Hi, thanks for your comment. Investment is always risky but if you have a good amount of fund and like you say, with your knowledge you can get a good return for sure!
It depends. Because my boss is an asperger but he can’t write long sentences. extremly intelligent guy and his knowledge is amazing. But he cannot do any repetitive work. It means I don’t think he can continue to publish blog posts regularly.
Hi, thanks for your comment. Yes I appreciate that everyone’s different. Aspergers are geniuses though! Thanks for your comment.
It’s all about how you deal with people. Whatever job you have, work itself shouldn’t be stressful. People create stressful relationships… That’s what we find very difficult to copy with.
Hi Grange, thanks for your comment. I agree with you, you’re lucky if you’re tough enough not to care about getting on with people in your workplace. Many people struggle in that area and when they’ve had enough, they leave. But if you work from home you don’t have that kind of problem, that’s one of the greatest things about the job!
Hi, thank you for your article. I too am ASD and I have been looking for a blog space to talk about it because I also have some other mental health issues that’s been going on for a few years. It is a good suggestion I will definitely need to think about. Thank you.
Hi Sarah, thanks for your comment. If you need any help or have some questions regarding the startup, don’t hesitate to contact me at any time. Thanks!
Hi Ray, this is a very, very inspirational post, almost made me cry thinking about my brother who’s suffering from autism and struggling to cope with stigma. I wish he could do a job that you do, it’s not impossible, may be possible. What you say is true, people assume that if you have an ASD you can only work in some isolated areas, which is never the case.
Thanks Ray, this is awesome. Speak to you soon, regards MP
Hi Martin, thanks for sharing your thoughts, I appreciate it. I hope your brother’s happy with the way he is, and I’m sure he is. That’s the main thing. If you need any help, contact me at any time. All the best to you. Thanks for your comment!
Good advice. I’ve always been looking for a blogging opportunity and I can relate myself to many things that you’ve said like better at writing than by talking. This is inspirational.
Hi Gareth, I appreciate your comment (and your email, which I just replied!) If you are still willing to start blogging, don’t hesitate to get back to me. Thanks for getting touch with me!
I’m glad to know about your business, thank you. I have been diagnosed a asd/asp for a few years now I’m 50 next year. Just like you I am not good at social communications but I’ve been managing my whole life especially emailing and publishing journals for a company I work for. It feels like you’ve given me a light. This is something I’d definitely consider, just spoke to me son and he’s happy for me to pursue an affiliate marketing career on a part time basis. If I have some questions I will ask you if you don’t mind. Thank you very much.
Hi Odin, thanks for sharing your experience. Sounds like you’re already an excellent writer, and this is a great opportunity to start a niche affiliate marketing for you. It will take time, so I suggest that you start now. Meanwhile there are other means of making extra money by selling your writing skills (ghostwriting and contributing guest/sponsored posts) that you can consider too. Yes of course, ask me any questions. Thank you for your comment, I wish you the best of luck!
It’s good to know your real, raw personality, Ray. It must have taken you some courage to write this post.
I’m not particularly sociable either in all honesty and I prefer to express my opinion by writing a comment on blogs like yours or social media. I don’t say much to my friends.
I can see why you are so successful in this business. Good luck to you, cheers for your great post.
Hi Isaac, thanks for your comment. I appreciate it! You don’t have to be necessarily good at face-to-face communication to run a business, and the internet is the perfect tool for us.
I love reading your posts, whenever I can.
You are so open and honest.
Thank you for your inspiring words.
I am happiest working at home by myself too.
I relate to a lot of what you say here.
Hi Christine, thank you so much for your comment and support, I appreciate it! I wish you the best of luck with every success!
Hi, this is very inspiring to me.
You are right that if you think writing is the only way that allows you to express your opinions freely, why not look for space for it? And it’s available all over on the internet.
I look after someone and I know a lot about it.
Thank you for your post. I can learn a lot from you.
Hi Kare, thanks for your comment, I appreciate your support!
I’m glad you said this because I now work from home and I don’t meet with anybody but I don’t regret.
Aspergers can work online and make money. I have my affiliate work and make enough money to survive.
If anybody wants to make a joint work with me I will be happy to but it will have to be online. No skipe or phone with me.
Hi Mani, thanks for your comment. Great to know that you have success online. I’m not a fan of Skype calls either to be honest. I wish you all the best!
I love Susan Boyle… The video is one of my favorites…
I too suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome for many years. My current job is perfect because it involves a lot of writing and researching without making contact with people.
I have just sent you a message. I hope you will reply… Thanks.
Hi Gerry, thanks for your comment and your message. Sounds like this is going to be a great start for you. I’ll catch up with you on email!
Hi Ray, thank you for the awesome suggestion. My sister in law has ASD and I know how hard it is for people like her to get a proper job and get on with others in the workplace. I agree with you the working online will be the perfect opportunity. Best regards, Tito
Hi Tito, thanks for your comment, I wish you all the best, and also to her!
Are you an asperger or just an introvert. because I consider myself as an introvert. I have a problem with 3 way conversations like you describe but I don’t have any other problems and don’t see myself as an asperger. Also not all aspergers can write.
Hi Lorik, I consider myself both, but I don’t need anyone to define it. All it matters is I’m much better at expressing myself in writing rather than by speaking, and if you are like mine, you can do what I do. My message is that if you have Asperger’s syndrome (whether officially diagnosed or consider yourself) and think that the choice of your career is limited because of it, that’s never the case. Consider building your own business via a website. Hope it makes sense. Thanks for your comment.
Hi Ray, this is a great post for all us who suffer from Asperger syndrome. If your symptoms are mild and you can write I agree 100% you should try blogging then monetise your website. It depends how focused you can be. I know some people in the workshop that I attend that cannot concentrate on one subject. They can’t always write lengthy posts.
But this is very inspiring. I would like to say thank you for sharing your experience too, Ray.
Hi Seb, I think so too, it really depends on your condition and symptoms. Some may show a great interest in one topic but they might not be interested in writing about it. Thanks for sharing your comment, all the best to you!