Monday, August 10, 2009

Making Money with Your Hobbies

In your spare time, what do you like to do? Do you like to make crafts? Read books? Scrapbook? Write? If you're a stay-at-home mom looking to make money on the Internet, write a list of your hobbies. There are ways to make money doing what you already do, and enjoy to do!

Make Money with Your Crafts

Handcrafted items are always in demand. Whether you like to do wood burning, carving or building, or crochet baby blankets, you can make money with your craft. Check for an in-depth article on this topic coming soon! :-)

Making Money Reading Books

If you love to read, consider starting a book review blog. Read a book, write a review, rate it and blog it! How do you make money? By using advertising and affiliate programs. Click here for information on how to integrate advertising and affiliates into your blog. Click here for more information on blogging for money.

Starting a book review blog will be a fun project for those of us who love to read!

Make Money Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a fun way to keep track of your family memories. It can also be a lucrative hobby! There are several ways for people who love scrapbooking to make money with it on the Internet.

First, if you enjoy editing pictures, and making neat projects with them, consider starting your own online photo editing and product store. Many people have pictures that are damaged and would love to find someone with the knowledge to fix them. You can also do baby announcements, personalized photo cards, those cards used for pageants (sorry, my girls aren't in pageants so I'm not sure what they're called), photo collages, get the idea!

Scrapbookers also may create their own scrapbooking pages...I've often seen these on sale on E-Bay or Etsy. If you have a creative flair, consider making your own scrapbooking pages and selling them online.

Last, but not least, you can become a distributor for companies that sell scrapbooking supplies. Stampin' Up, Creative Memories and Close To My Heart are just a few that offer an opportunity to own your own business selling scrapbooking supplies.

Make Money Writing

If you love to write, you can write articles online and get paid for them. Most sites don't pay a lot for your articles, but you can make a good supplemental income, or more, if you write for more than one site. Read my entry on how to write for Helium here. Other sites you can write for are Associated Content, e-How and HubPages.

If you want to actually sell your content, you can sell articles on Constant Content for a price you set yourself. There is a pretty competitive market, but give it a shot!

All of these ideas can work for the right person! These are just a few ideas of some hobbies that can be turned into cash cows. Are you making money with your hobby? Let me know how you do it!


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