Make money, hunnie! How to turn your hobbies into hundreds
So you're...a tech whiz:
$$$ Pretty much everyone older than you needs a little help with technology from time to time. Start by helping relatives hook up home theatre centers, troubleshoot computer problems and learn how to use their smartphones. Then, ask ‘em to tell friends who are having similar problems that you’d love to lend a hand.
No gig? Try this: If you’re addicted to social media, see if there’s a charity in your area whose Faceook page or Twitter account could use a facelift. Use your super social skills to get them moving in the right direction. Two thumbs up!
So you're...a super skilled writer:
$$$ Love to write? Go around to local businesses and see if they’d be interested in having you help to write up a pamphlet or revise their website copy. Talk to small-town newspapers to see if you can get in on their Kid’s Corner section. More of a creative type? Try your hand at poetry and short stories and send ‘em off to be published—there are tons of kid and teen anthologies out there.
No gig? Try this: Non-profits are always looking for a little help. Volunteer to write newsletters, design flyers promoting upcoming events—anything. You might not get paid, but the experience will be pricless.
So you're...a champ in the kitchen:
No gig? Try this: There are tons of folks in your town who could use some cheering up. Be a cookie fairy and bake up treats for those who have family members in the hospital, or just had a new baby or lost a beloved pet. Deliver anonymously to their mailboxes and treasure your good deeds.
No gig? Try this: There are tons of sports camps looking for experts. Hunt around for the coaches—try visiting rec league HQ or scanning grocery store bulletin boards for deets—and get in touch to see if they need any help.
How will you turn your talents into a biz? Let us know below!