Hobbies That May Make You Money
North American Precis Syndicate
You can get paid to talk and blog about your favorite pastime, whether it’s video games or just about anything else. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—In the gig economy, many people take hobbies such as playing
video games, travel or food and turn them into very lucrative side hustles.
For example, the eSports market started as a
community of online gamers and is now estimated to be a $1 billion industry
with investors including ESPN and YouTube.
Four Steps Toward Fun And Profit
So how do you take your passion and turn it into cash? Here are four tips
to see if you can turn your hobby into a generous source of income.
• Search Popularity—It’s
important to know how popular your hobby is to assess whether there’s
moneymaking potential. One way to gauge popularity is by looking at whether
people are searching for it on Google. A free online tool, Wordtracker, can help you look at how many people are
searching your hobby and items similar to your hobby. For example, if you
search “food,” it shows that approximately 7.4 million monthly
searches are done on food. This is definitely a passion you should explore to
• Explore Social Fandom—Another
way to determine whether your hobby can be a moneymaker is to look at
communities on such social networks as Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
You can search #food, #travel and so on or look for groups related to your
hobby. See how many members or followers these top groups or most popular
handles have to determine your potential fan base.
• Test Your Concept—Once
you’re certain there’s interest, it’s time to test the
market and see what sells. It’s quite easy to start your own eCommerce
website or blog using platforms such as WooCommerce or WordPress. And if you’re not very tech savvy,
that’s OK. There are companies such as Liquid Web that can fully manage and
host your website or blog so you don’t have
to worry about security or the site going down.
• Finally, Share Your Website—Let
it be seen by those superfans you find on social
media and your fellow hobbyists. Make it fun and enjoyable. Set goals each
month and see how you do. Try new ideas, attend events, and talk about your
website with everyone you meet.
And that’s how you can enjoy turning your hobby into cash.
“In the gig economy, many people
turn hobbies into lucrative side hustles. You can, too, even if you’re
not very tech savvy. Companies such as Liquid Web can fully manage and host
your website or blog. http://bit.ly/2U2S0lP”
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