Can Hobbies Make You Money?

More and more people want to work from home.

This is very exciting to me! I love how our culture and our lives evolve. Now there are endless opportunities when it comes to turning your hobbies into money.

We want to be home, have the flexibility to travel more often, or we just simply want to stay in our pj’s all day and sleep a little later. 🙂

Whatever your reason may be, I am a huge supporter of working it out to work from home!

I truly think that anyone can turn their hobbies and passions into money! All you need is a plan of action, goal setting, and focus.

I know…I know…it may seem a bit daunting at first, but I promise that after you finish reading this blog post you will feel inspired and empowered to do this!

Let’s talk about some ways you can whip up cash at home and be your own boss. Here are some ideas..

Do You Like To…..

  • TAKE PHOTOS?

You’re great with the camera, so it’s time to start turning those shots into profit. There are many ways you can do this. I think the best way is to start an Instagram account, but the key here is to use targeted hashtags and location. For instance, I found my photographers with help of hashtags and location. If you’re just getting started, you’ll want to reach out to influencers or models and offer them a free photo shoot. This is a great way to build your online portfolio. Be sure to ask the model to tag you and share your name with her friends, family, and fans. This should send you new paid gigs.

Another way to make some side income is to create an account on ShutterstockPhotodune, or iStockphoto and start uploading your professional photos. You’ll start making money when people download your images. TONS of websites and blogs use “stock” images to fill their pages. I even purchase photos from time to time when I can’t create exactly what I need or need a photo in pinch.

  • EAT HEALTHY?

If you are passionate about healthy eating, I would recommend becoming a health coach. Why not live and breathe what you love? Start helping people! It’s easier than it sounds, I do not mean that you need go get a dietician degree which requires 4-6 years of college education. A health coach is different. As a health coach you can specialize in exactly what your health philosophy. There are many credible institutions where you can receive education and certification as a coach. I would recommend taking 2 or 3 courses…it’s always important to continue your education in this area.

 

To get started today, I want you to start sharing your healthy eating habits through whatever social media platform you use. Start taking pictures of all of your food, share tips to healthy living, and give people a reason to look up to you for health inspiration. If you always provide VALUE, I promise people will start asking for expertise. 🙂

 

  • WRITE?

If you love to write, then there’s no reason you can’t be a freelance writer. You can set your own schedule, work from home, sit on your couch and write, or cozy up at a coffee shop and write. There is a really great website called Upwork where you can search job listings for people hiring writers. You’ll just need to create an account and upload some of your writing. Depending on how great of a writer you are, you could make up to $40-50 an hour for writing for websites or blogs.

Also, if you love to write, start a blog! Actually you can easily do both of these thongs (Upwork & your own blog). Make money asap from freelance work while you’re building your blog. (If you need assistance in starting your blog and business, make sure to go the end of this post!)

  • DESIGN GRAPHICS?

Upwork is a great place to display your skills. I have shopped for graphic designers on Upward before and have had success. If you are great with the computer, love designing, and want to work for yourself from home, freelance design is perfect!

Another way is to reach out to local businesses (who have crappy graphics) and offer your services. SO MANY businesses need help in this department! Every business is online now, and they need you! The key here is to not be shy! Get out of your comfort zone and make it happen.

  • WORKOUT?

If you love working out, then start sharing your passion and knowledge. Fitness is something that is NEVER going out of style, and there’s ALWAYS going to be someone who wants be in great shape like you are. Of course, the best thing to do is to become a personal trainer. I think it’s important to have that credibility. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to work in a gym and do one-on-one training but get the certification so you’re legit.

In the meantime, start an Instagram account and a blog where you can share your daily exercise routine, workout tips, motivation, and maybe even your protein shake recipes. 🙂Start working on a meal plan program with a 21 day exercise plan (just an example). Next, I would recommend offering a “freebie” to your new fans. For example, offer them a 10 recipe ebook for free if they sign up for your newsletter, and then when your program is for sale, you can directly send them the offer. $Cha-ching$$$

  • MAKE DELICIOUS FOOD?

Mmmm I can smell all your yummies now. 🙂 If you make treats that you know people will love, then start reaching out to small shops, bakeries, farmers markets, and specialty stores in your immediate area. Find spots that either already sell specialty food items, or would be willing to take on a new line.

Again, you’ll need to start your social media and start networking. Theres no reason not to take advantage of social media marketing when it comes to getting your name out there. Take scrumptious photos of your treats and start getting social.

  • BE ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

If you feel like you really have the knack for social media, but you don’t really want to do your own, reach out to businesses and offer to do their social media. Social media management is a career field on it’s own! Every business should be using social media, but many owners of business just simply don’t have the time to do it or they don’t know how. If it were me, I would reach out to some of the local businesses in my area who don’t have a strong social media presence, and I would put together a proposal offering my services to run their social media.

  • GO SHOPPING?

If you love fashion, you’re in luck! Of course you can start a fashion blog; this would be lots of fun, but it will also be a very expensive type of blog to launch, not to mention very competitive. Alternatively, you could be a personal shopper (I think this would be so fun)!

Are you feeling inspired?

I hope so! I swear I could have written a 12 page article on this topic because I’m SO passionate about helping people create a life and business that they love! If you have something that you want to share with the world, I promise that you can turn it into a lucrative income to support your lifestyle (and I can help you)!

Today we have so many opportunities at our fingertips…literallly! Technology has opened a million doors for us.

All you have to do is get some fire under your butt and take some chances! No one ever succeeded without taking the chance and stepping outside of their comfort zone. No one has ever succeed while having a “victim” or “scarcity” mindset.

You WILL have the life you want if you make the choice to invest in yourself!

Comment and let me know if you have any other suggestions for turning your hobbies into money!

OR LET ME KNOW HOW YOU TURNED YOUR HOBBY INTO YOUR BUSINESS!