A lot of people say to me that they don’t want to work from home, they just want to get some money out of what they do already. That’s fair enough. I understand that.
So, why not turn your hobby into a cash-maker?
Firstly, you’re going to need your own blog or website to promote these ways of making money but after that consider:
Arts and Crafts
If you like to make things, you should be able to sell your output.
I find Etsy is a great way to sell arts and crafts products to other people.
It’s easy to start a store on there, they have some great tools to help you reach your audience and the sky’s the limit on what you can do with your store.
This is a highly competitive niche nowadays and you’ll need to be quite skilled with a real camera (a smartphone is not going to cut it). If you are, however, you could be making a few extra coins by submitting your photos to stock websites. This is a volume sales model. You don’t get rich by selling one photo – you make money by selling thousands of photos, so it pays to grow the business over time.
There are a lot of folks out there who love home cooked food but don’t have the time to make it themselves. Find those people and bake for them! This can be especially lucrative around the holiday season.
You can also make decent money by going shopping for other people. Yes, some people have enough money to go shopping but don’t have the time to actually go! It’s a crazy world, right?
You could also make this more rewarding by using your cashback programs when you do other people’s shopping!