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How To Convert Your Hobby Into A Profitable Home Based Business

May 6, 2008
Do you may want to leave the rat race, be your own boss and establish financial independence. Why not let your hobby provide the vehicle?

A persons hobby can provide much joy, relaxation, and entertainment; why not financial reward as well. If your hobby is also a home based business it could provide financial security for your family as a little extra icing on the cake.

Whatever your hobby is, you can make money with it over the internet. We live in the information age. People crave more and more information and the place to get it is on the internet. This internet thing is here to stay. In fact every day more people are surfing for longer. The recent figures released suggest that internet usage has risen by another 16 percent in the last twelve months.

The U.S. boasts over 100 million active internet users and over 165 million people with access to the internet. Worldwide there are in excess of 450 million internet users and over half of them regularly take a trip on the information highway.

Information Highway surfers search for information on every subject imaginable. You might think that your Hobby is unique and no one else is interested in it or that you could not make money from it. WRONG! As the Scriptures say "there is nothing new under the sun". If it interests you, it will interest someone else also.

So you see, if you have a hobby, you have knowledge and expertise about that hobby AND people want that information and WILL PAY TO GET IT. All you have to do is put that knowledge and information into some sort of information product and then sell it over the internet. There are various formats to choose for your information, but right now, the most popular are eBooks and Video.

I'd like to write an ebook but I just don't have the skills, you might be thinking. So lets get some help with that little problem. You could go to the internet and search for Ghostwriters, but you might get a pig in a poke so to speak. Instead, go to one of those sites where experts offer their services in a bidding environment. My favorites are www.elance.com and www.guru.com (by the way, they offer assistance with writing your request job offer as well as evaluating and picking a service provider). Here is a tip that will help you get across what you want: make an audio recording of your experiences on one of those inexpensive little digital recorders which allow you to upload the recording to you computer and then provide that recording to your selected ghostwriter. That way you don't have to be skillful in writing and sometimes it is much easier and flows better when you just speak what you want rather than trying to write it down.

There is another very good way to capitalize off of your hobby via the internet. Find someone else who is selling information about your hobby over the internet and become an affiliate for that product. As an affiliate, you promote the product and each sale that occurs as a result of your promotional efforts pays you a nice commission. These commissions can often be as much as 75%. I suggest you don't promote anything for which you get paid less than 35%.

OOPS, you say you don't know how to promote a product! Well you have a large part of the problem licked because you are an expert on the subject. So - you search the internet for forums and blogs about that subject and make a product review post or comment which includes your affiliate id. People will click on your affiliate link and go to the product owners website for further information. If they buy, you get a commission.

Articles are supposed to be only so long and I am getting very close to the limit so I will close this out now. I realize I could have explained it all in a little more detail and I will post some additional articles doing that later. My point is: you have a hobby and it could be earning you a good deal of money, even a full time income. A lot of people have converted their hobby into income and are now earning $2,500, $5,000, $10,000 and more per month as affiliates promoting other peoples products over the information highway.
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