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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.
No gig? Try this: Find
a local charity or a group who’s fundraising for a worthy cause, and offer to
design and create funky accessories that can be sold or given away in exchange
for a donation.
So you.... are always
busy 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.
So you.... are forever
scribbling in your notebook
$$$ Love to
write? Go around to local businesses and see if they’d be interested in having
your write up a pamphlet or revise their website copy. Talk to small-town
newspapers to see if you can get in on their Kid’s Corner section. Or, try your
hand at poetry and short stories and send ‘em off to be published. Love to
doodle? Find a newsy website or blog you love and see if they need a
cartoonist, or offer to create caricatures at a festival or concert.
No gig? Try this: Non-profits
are always looking for a li’l help. Volunteer to write newsletters, design
flyers promoting upcoming events—anything!
So you.... are a
$$$ Pretty much
everyone older than you needs a li’l 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 who’s
Faceook page or Twitter account could use a facelift. Use your super social
skills to get ‘em moving in the right direction. Two thumbs up!
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