If you are a visitor to the Let Life Happen website, you may have seen a feature that is now a year old. As with all features on the site, everything has originated from a need to provide some information and/or inspiration for those in the cancer community and their supporters. In addition to the weekly blog that has been written for nearly 13 years, the “In the News” daily feature that was added 7 ½ years ago and the “Clinical Trials” daily feature that was added just 2 years ago, a need arose to start a new feature.
“I also recognized that this information about these opportunities needs to reach a much wider audience so with the blessing and support of these various communities, I created this feature on my website.”Barbara Jacoby
The “Paid Opportunities for the Cancer Community” is that newest feature that not only includes cancer patients but in some instances also provides opportunities for caregivers. The purpose is to share those opportunities of which I become aware within the cancer community where they may receive remuneration for their knowledge and expertise as patients and/or caregivers that provides invaluable input on topics that they have first hand knowledge.
I have been fortunate over the last couple of years to become involved with several organizations that have been creating such opportunities. Rare Patient Voice has been one of the primary contributors to these offerings. Just this week, 9 new offerings were added to this site with 4 the previous week.
SavvyCooperative.com was created two years ago. This is a patient-owned platform touted as the ‘Match.com of patient insights”. Patients who wish to be part of this group receive weekly updates about new paid gigs in which they can elect to participate and be compensated for their experiences and/or insights.
And in just the last few weeks, WEGO Health has started to submit opportunities for offerings from their community. And “with over 100,000 patient advocates and influencers working to transform healthcare, you are invited to join the world’s largest network of patient leaders and get paid for your insights and expertise”.
In addition to these three groups, I have also been given the opportunity in the past to share my own experiences and get paid for them from other sources and I truly appreciate these gigs as I do not have a nonprofit or any other regular business entity from which I can generate income. But, I also recognized that this information about these opportunities needs to reach a much wider audience so with the blessing and support of these various communities, I created this feature on my website. I refer to it as my “public service” announcement where I share the information as received from outside organizations for posting and sharing on social media.
Therefore, if you are interested in checking out the currently posted items, please go to the Let Life Happen website to view this information. New postings are added and shared on social media as soon as they are received so you may want to check back on a regular basis to see the most current offerings. And if you happen to be a part of an organization that has such paid opportunities available that you would like to have shared here, please contact me with an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can provide such support opportunities to as many cancer patients as possible.
Barbara Jacoby is an award winning blogger that has contributed her writings to multiple online publications that have touched readers worldwide.