Extra Money – Look At Your Hobby

I was talking with some friends about how they could make some extra money and was surprised to see that most of them thought it was impossible. They all imagined they didn’t have the time to make extra money. Finding ways to make extra money has always been quite simple for me so I’m always a bit surprised that most people don’t do it. For the vast majority of people, hobbies end up costing them money, but all it takes is a little imagination and effort and you can turn any hobby into something that generates money. I’m not sure why most people don’t realize this. I think part of it is the belief that if you begin to make money at your hobby, it will no longer


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9 Responses to Extra Money – Look At Your Hobby

  1. lamoneyguy says:

    I love the dog walking idea. I would love to hear some of the other ideas you and your friends came up with.

  2. samerwriter says:

    I was in Midas one day perhaps 8 years ago, and struck up a conversation with another fellow who was waiting in the lobby. He discovered that I work for a technology firm, and am technically inclined, and offered on the spot to pay me $75 to set up his home network.

    He recommended me to a few of his friends for similar work. I didn’t pursue this beyond a couple jobs, but it became very clear that I could easily have set up a part-time job in the evenings doing computer maintenance, and making $50 – $75/hour doing it. That was an eye-opener for me, and the impetus for starting to do some part-time subcontracting as a programmer.

  3. Derek says:

    For me, the hobby is poker. It is quite profitable. Yesterday evening, I played for around 5 hours and made $350.

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  5. John OMM says:

    I’m totally with you on the hobby idea. I make on average about $100 a month using my knowledge gained from a collecting hobby of mine to buy items and resell them at a small profit. The purchases and sales also allow me to improve the quality of the items that I retrain in my collection by adding new items and selling old ones.

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  7. Champion Cheapskate says:

    Doing what you love and making money at it. Wow! What a combo. Many successful full time businesses were started this way. Having a yard sale, auction and garage sale may be a good place to sell what you do, even a service. Let people share in what you do and get paid for it. Just a thought as we begin the spring thaw out.

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  9. John Svid says:

    Wow great site! Some really helpful information there.

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