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Jobs for People with OCD

If you have OCD then those obsessions you get locked into can really help in some jobs - unfortunately they don't tend to be the sort of jobs employers are offering, but for people with OCD who want to turn their weakness into their strength then I can highly recommend writing your own website.

Looking back at my account I've not been here for two weeks - all of that time I've spent fiddling with my website to bring it back up to scratch (and I'm nowhere near). I'd abandoned this particular site two years ago, so there was a lot of old stuff that needed stripping out, pages to be checked/updated, new pages/posts to create - and I also installed an ad server .... then I created a Facebook page and a Twitter account .. and finally, I think I can see the wood for the trees.

It takes some form of obsessive behaviour to keep going, even when your stats tell you nobody's come to your website and you've earnt $0.00 from it. The obsession is the only thing that'll keep you going :)

And, of course, it's never finished - but at least I've got the site back up to a position where it's respectable.... so that's a start.




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Shadi wrote on March 15, 2015, 3:16 AM

You are absolutely right. Everyone can turn their weakness into something good and some people with OCD would succeed with website businesses because it requires lots of patience and dedication.

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jiangliu1949 wrote on March 15, 2015, 8:00 AM

There is something in what you said .Sometimes sucess in life doesn't depend so much on tact as on honesty and perseverance .

Kasman wrote on March 15, 2015, 4:31 PM

It would depend on the level of the OCD. At its worst it is a very debilitating condition and leaves the sufferer unable to function at all in any meaningful way. My wife suffers from OCD and had to give up a fulfilling career as an accountant because of the condition.

iamshane487 wrote on March 31, 2015, 11:08 PM

I'm sorry if I'm naive but let me know the meaning of OCD.

rosepetal wrote on April 6, 2015, 4:51 PM

Perseverance is really the key. I also have to say if you can keep your OCD under control and work, you are doing a fantastic job.

trufflehunter wrote on April 16, 2015, 11:12 AM

I think you need to have a perfectionist streak in a way. And be doggedly determined to get there.

catsholiday wrote on August 22, 2015, 11:15 AM

I started a blog and it was hard work to keep it up so kind of let it slide

chrisandmark wrote on September 14, 2015, 6:51 AM

My cousin has OCD and last year opened a very successful cleaning business, she told me recently she'd rather be worrying about the dirt on other peoples light switches and being paid for it :O)