4 creative jobs for disabled people at home

Written by CWD Editor
Last updated Tuesday December 15 2020

Working from home can be a great option for many disabled people. If you’re looking for employment opportunities which allow for flexible working, take a look at our top suggestions for creative jobs for disabled people at home.

Freelance work

Freelance work is defined as a type of self-employment. Freelance work is typically short-term and most freelancers will be paid on a per-job basis, charging an hourly or daily rate. Some of the most common freelance jobs are within the creative industries. This includes graphic design, copywriting, website development and photography. However freelance workers can work in almost any service-based industry, including catering, translation, and consulting.

If you have a talent or skill and are seeking a flexible way to provide your service, then freelance work is certainly an option to consider. You will have the flexibility to choose your own hours, projects and clients.

Visit the Careers with Disabilities jobs board to explore freelance opportunities. We are currently showcasing an interesting freelance position at Diversity and Ability.


Another creative job for disabled people at home is writing or more specifically working as an author. If you have an interest or talent for writing, then a job as an author could be your perfect career. Writing is one of the most obvious careers when thinking about working from home. Typically, a more solitary task, writing lends itself perfectly to flexibility and remote working.

Writing isn’t only just an ideal job for disabled people at home — it’s the kind of career that spans a broad range of industries and subjects. From novels and fiction, to education and healthcare, to finance and law (and endless subjects in between), one of the benefits of a writing job is that you can write about a subject that interests you.

Social media

A savvy social media strategy has recently become an essential part of an organisation’s marketing plan. Working to support a company’s social media strategy could involve a number of roles. This includes working as an art director or graphic designer who is responsible for the aesthetic imagery in advertisements, including social media content. You could also act as a copywriter, working to create engaging content for social media posts. Other social media roles include customer service representatives, marketing managers, film and video editors and public relations specialists.

Wherever your talents lie, working in social media could be the perfect job for disabled people at home.


Many people who work in a variety of creative positions are considered to be artists. The opportunity to work remotely and with flexible hours is one of the great benefits to working as an artist. Popular careers in art include Film Director, Curator, Product Designer, Art Director, Museum Director, Art Teacher, Art Therapist, Medical Illustrator, and Systems Designer. One field that is experiencing significant growth is computer art and design, including videography, game design and social media artists.


For further support with finding employment that is the right fit for managing your disability, visit our Disability Advice Hub.

Last Updated: Tuesday December 15 2020

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