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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hobby = EXTRA Cash??

Everyone has a hobby/skill/talent/passion they love to do. Why not turn that into extra income to help get you to where you want to be?

When speaking to my clients, I stress the need to make extra matter what their situation is. Everyone has something they can do...tutor, making something, working with kids, teaching something, sell thing you dont need or use, walk dogs, become a freelance writer, help an elderly neighbor with chores around the house, design webistes, open a lemonade stand....

I started a business helping other with their finances. I want to run a basketball clinic in the summers. I loved collecting trading cards as a kid, I want to open an Ebay store or something. I have so many things I love to do and am passionate about that, given the time I could turn into something to make extra money...

1. Get Organized
Taking on multiple tasks or jobs, takes skill and dedication. Put together a game plan and find the best ways to save time and money, since both of these are essential to productivity.


2. Start Small
When first starting out you need small expectations and high hopes. It takes time to build a reputation, earn people’s trust and show consistency. Start small so you won’t overwhelm yourself, your family or your wallet.


3. Learn Everything
Learn everything you can about your hobby, take classes, read books, and research whatever is available. Use other people’s testimonies of success or failure, so you can put your best foot forward. As humans one of our strongest assets is our thirst for knowledge and the ability to constantly improve.


4. Stay Dedicated
Think about your hobbies and projects carefully, so you can be successful and keep progressing. Failure doesn’t equal quitting, it just means you have to keep trying and learn from your mistakes.


5. Be Passionate
The ultimate goal of a hobby is to learn something new and have fun, so if your only doing it for the money it will show. If you’re passionate and enjoy your work, it will be evident to others and they will be impacted positively.


What do you love to do that can earn you extra money?

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