was setup by Gregory E. Rouse (a home business entrepreneur) as a FREE resource to share how people can make money with their hobbies and interests.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Money Making Hobbies

Money Making Hobbies - How To Get Started

It's great to delve into an interesting hobby such as rafting, outdoor art or photography. It's even more exciting (and financially rewarding) to turn your special talents into a successful home-based business.

Men and women across the country are joining the ranks of entrepreneurs converting hobbies into money-paying propositions. Do you want to make a $50,000 a year or more? Maybe you’re interested in a new equipment, paying for the cost of travel or just an extra $1000 a month. Whatever your ambitions are, people are currently doing it.

I remember the first time it dawned on me that I could be making money playing in the outdoors and doing what I love. Imagine being in the outdoors at that special place where the cool mist of the waterfall refreshes you after a long hike. As you’re sitting there taking your photos, you realize that not only is this trip going to be paid for, but you’re going to make a lot of money doing it!

The fact is, the first time I actually thought of making money with my hobby, I was thinking big, I was thinking possibilities. Dreams allow us to see ourselves at our fullest potential. They show us what we can be and what we can do when we remove the barriers of fear, insecurity and doubt. I cannot think of a good purpose for FEAR, other than to hold us back. So, keep your dream alive and nourish it, protect it and always, always, treat it with RESPECT!

How to get started
Never forget that this is the age of specialized information. People are completely willing to spend their money for different forms of information, provided it is useful and relevant. Your job is to find a need and fill it. To provide real value by helping others find what they seek.

Where can you find information that others seek. For the best results, start with your own hobby or field of expertise and turn it into a book, manual, report, newsletter, photos, video, etc. Focus on providing your targeted market with simple, understandable and helpful information.

To get started sit down with some paper and write down every subject you have some degree of knowledge about. Don't force it, when ideas no longer come, stop and start up again at a later time. When you feel comfortable that you have covered most of the areas you know, start picking out the topics that interest you the most, the ones that you can get excited about!

Now, use one of the methods that will be described later in this Blog to make money with your hobby. Once you’ve done that try another method and soon there’s no looking back. Even though I’ve used a number of the methods to follow, it would be ridiculous to claim to be an expert in all of them. So to help you out, I’ve researched and put links to experts whenever I find them, because who better to learn from than a seasoned veteran. Modeling those who are already successful is one of the cornerstones of success.

Remember, I’m a teacher by trade, so I believe in the infinite potential within us all. Hopefully this Blog will give you the ball, than it’s up to you to RUN WITH IT!

To your success,

--Gregory Rouse 

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  1. I think I would have gone bonkers over the past few years if it weren't for my hobbies. They do help me get rid of life's stresses.

    It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I realized I could make money sharing the experiences from my hobbies. It's almost like not working at all, but it is still work. :)

  2. My big hobby that saves me money (and in theory could earn me money if I lose my current job) is home improvement projects. It might be more than a hobby, but I’m redoing my bathroom myself right now and I’m saving thousands of dollars because I’m not having to hire contractors. I’m learning valuable skills that if I were to lose my nice cushy office job, I could go out and get a job with a contractor.