The name's Dave, I'm 21 and I still live with my parents. I've yet to hold a real job or look for one. I know I have social anxiety due to my weight problem and that causes problems for me looking for work. I know I'm a burden on my parents, because they still buy my food and other such stuff. They don't show that, but I know I'm not helping their situation.
My father is unemployed and my mother doesn't work either, my brother lives here too and he doesn't do anything either. I kind of want to be the provider of the family now, because I'm kind of tech savvy and know a bit about the internet. I don't want them to spend money on me, so I want to get a job in IM if at all possible. I need to know where to start, what a noob can do basically. I'll be happy with $500 a week, or less. As long as it's a weekly pay or a decent monthly pay I'm good.
I need to do something, and I need to do it now. I believe I can do it.
If I ever do get a job in IM, I'd like to know some more about; Getting paid, when do I get paid? How do they collect taxes? How do I report my earnings to the IRS? Etc. I've never held an actual job so I've never got taxed on my pay and got a tax cut at the end of the year.
I know this may seem like a lot to process, and I know your answers will be hard to process for myself. Thank you for any help!
As for any work I do currently, I do some stuff on Fiverr; forum posting, craigslist posting, blog comments, etc. Stuff like that.
I did make $500 or so through fiverr and other sources this year, but that's nothing.
Also, if this is in the wrong area, please do move it to the correct one.