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Turn Your Hobby into a Side Hustle

When you’re resting from work, it’s relaxing when you can indulge in a hobby. Everyone has to have a hobby, right? Of course, sometimes your regular work doesn’t give you enough dough. The good news is that if you have the right hobby, you can turn your hobby into a side hustle. However, it all depends on the hobby. Here are some ways to turn your hobby into a side hustle:

Photography

Everyone’s a budding photographer these days, and this is indicated by the sheer number of selfies floating around online – but if you like to take photographs for fun, you may as well earn some money from it.

There are plenty of ways to go about this. You can provide product images for online retail sites, or offer original photos for websites who don’t want to use stock images. Lots of professionals prefer non-amateurish photos for their profile headshots and the same goes for dating sites. You can be an event photographer as well, for occasions like weddings, graduations, or birthdays.

Arts and Crafts

This is an obvious addition to the list, as Etsy is one of the first places you might go when deciding to turn your hobby into a side hustle. If you’re into crafts, you have websites like Etsy where customers are looking for just about everything. After all, you’re offering a unique handmade item, and that makes your products special.

Blogging

Once upon a time, blogging was simply a journal that was available for perusal online. It didn’t take long for some bloggers to figure out how to monetize their blogs, and you can do that as well. The initial cost is quite minimal, and you can make money in quite a few different ways. Potential revenue streams are ads, paid subscriptions, paid reviews of products, and linking to related products through affiliate links.

Graphic Design

No longer are logos the product of large advertising companies for which a business has to pay $50,000. Nowadays, small business owners can work with freelance graphic designers who create professional-looking images at much more reasonable fees. If you like to work with images, there are definitely opportunities for you in producing logos, infographics, and web designs. You also don’t have to spend much in converting your hobby to a real business, since you probably already have the computer hardware and graphics software.

Flea Market Buying

The old adage of buying low and selling high is much easier in current times if you’re in the habit of going to flea markets and garage sales. You may end up finding items that are worth much more than what the seller is pricing it at. This means that your flea market purchases can be converted to profitable products as soon as you get home, simply by snapping a photo and posting the item for sale on eBay.

Freelance Writing

Writing is one of the more common hobbies, and, if you’re good at it, now you can earn money from your work without having to write the Great American Novel. With the rise of content marketing, you can provide plenty of interesting articles to busy website managers, and quickly add the work to your resume, as well.  Learn how to write for LA Startups, here!

When it comes down to it, today, more than ever, there are countless opportunities to turn your hobby into a side hustle.  When there’s a will, there’s a way.

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