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Cashing in on your Spare Time Interests

Having a hobby is great.  It fulfills your life in more ways than one – giving you pleasure and relaxing your mind and body.  But did you know it’s also possible to earn money from the things you enjoy?

Millions of people all around the world are making money from their hobbies.  It might be something quirky like taking metal garbage and creating beautiful works of art from it, or something tame like writing non-fiction.
Virtually any hobby can be turned into a money-making idea. How you start churning profits can be accidental or on purpose.  Perhaps you’ve knitted a beautiful scarf and co-workers are now asking you to knit them one.  That’s accidental profiting.
There’s another way to set out on your quest for money from your hobbies – starting a business on the side! Not everyone can afford to quit their day job and start doing their hobby for a living. Most often, it starts out as a side job and gradually builds into a full-time profit machine.  You need to take
a pro-active approach to your wealth-building.  Start brainstorming ways you can make money form your hobby.

If you enjoy crafts, you could sell the finished crafts, sell the materials and instructions to help others make the craft, or even sell an eBook on how to enjoy and master the craft itself.

You might even launch a newsletter where subscribers pay to access new up-to-date information about a particular craft, like a craft-of-the-week hobby alert!  The possibilities are endless. Or if sports are your hobby, you can monetize it on or off the ‘net.  You might want to give golf lessons or write a short eBook about shaving 6 points off of your short game.  Or maybe you can sell baseball cards on eBay and build a profitable business that way. Almost any hobby can be profitable for you– including collecting items like stamps, dolls, and antiques, traveling to different places, arts and crafts, and even technology.

You can even start a simple blog detailing your hobby and put ads on it using Google AdSense.  That way, whenever anyone visits your blog and clicks on an ad, you get paid for it! Start evaluating how you can turn your hobby into a business today, and implement a plan to make those dreams come true.

If you are interested in learning how to turn your hobby into a profession, contact me for a FREE 30 minute introductory session!

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