My husband and I were running somewhat of a successful online freelancing business. We were of course using Pay*pal as a processor, and they froze the account. Our online work has been our sole source of income for the past several months, and it was what we depended on to get by on the day to day. Neither of us have regular jobs anymore due to the economy (I lost my job because they couldn't afford to pay me, and my husband got caught in a downsizing). Anyhow, we've got 4 children, 5 and under, and we're really in a rut. We've applied for public assistance since the Pay*pal freeze, and are waiting for approval, which could take up to one month.
Now, we've contacted Pay*pal, and it seems that we've gotten caught in the crossfire of their dangerous games; it's not likely that the account will be released before 180 days as we've been told. Anyhow, with that knowledge, and having done everything to get the account back to no avail, we've got to move forward.
As of now, we need about $1500 to cover expenses for the next month, but for the time being, $250 or a little more will get us in a better position.
I've thought about all the possibilities to try and get the money we need (by tomorrow), and everything is turning to a dead end. No loans from commercial lenders or family, nothing to sell or pawn (we don't even have a car right now), and day labor isn't even turning a dime.
Like I said, the internet has been our source of income for several months, but we've not been able to save up any extra. As the economy goes down, costs go up, which is no good.
I'm not asking any single warrior to give me a handout. I'm looking for some kind of work. I need to make at least $250 by tomorrow (I don't want to get into further detail, but things will turn ugly for us). I can't take any payments via Pay*pal because of the limited account status. So, I need some work that can be done and then paid via Western Union or some other way for me to get the money instantly. If anyone needs anything done, or can lend a helping hand (I prefer working), it would be appreciated.
Anyone, please, your help is appreciated. Thanks!
P.S. Again, I WANT work...anything, just ask.