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Hobbies That Can Earn You Big Bucks

Jan 29, 2008
Enterprising moms start a home business to augment the take-home pay of their spouses. Luckily, some businesses prosper, while others fold up in no time. The secret of success? Nothing spectacular, just hard work and tight money management.

Make That Hobby Earn You Money

Mrs. A took up baking as a hobby and happily gifted neighbors and friends with her pies, cookies, cakes, and turnovers. She bought special boxes and artfully packaged her pies. Neighbors and friends started ordering her baked goods and she happily obliged. Smelling the potential of a good business, Mrs. A had her husband put a big colorful sign on their doorstep announcing that Mrs. A accepted orders for all occasions.

In the morning, after feeding her family breakfast, she started the baking for the day. Since all orders were picked up, she did not have to leave her small children alone. Customers were satisfied with the arrangement and her pies and cakes were always ready in their cute little boxes when the customers arrived.

Mrs. A counted her money and always reinvested half of the profits into her business. The other half was used for some important household expenses and some treats for the children. After a year, she had enough money to buy a bigger oven and more baking utensils. Two years later, she had a pastry shop in the neighborhood, but she kept to her habit of using only half of the profits.

If you have a passion for your hobby like Mrs. A, be it jewelry or fashion accessories, make a home business out of it. You can make environment-friendly jewelry from recycled scraps and paper. People are becoming conscious of the rape of the earth's natural resources and the staggering and ever-increasing amount of junk. Your eco-friendly and wearable art pieces will be the rave in town.

Managing A Home Business

Don't go rushing to get a loan when orders have reached the point where you need an assistant to help you out. Do things one at a time. Accept orders and finish them before the prearranged schedule for pick-up. Customer satisfaction is heightened when their orders are ready when they come knocking at your door.

Instead of advertising big time, just put up an outdoor signage advertising your product and ready some displays for viewing. If you're into baking, a picture of your baked creations can help.

Keep count of the money and organize your paper bills in magnetic money clips. Spend only if it is necessary for your business. It is useless to have a business and not spend a penny for its improvement and expansion. Rich businessmen who started from scratch swear that they didn't touch the money for personal purposes and they lived frugally on their budget.

Starting a business without loans can boost your savings and earnings. If you deem it necessary to get a loan for your business upgrades or expansion, shop for a good lender and don't put up your house as equity for the loan. Remember this is just a small business yet. Review your operational costs and find out ways where you can slash expenses.

As much as possible, be disciplined. Your business is only as good as your determination to succeed. So be wise and expect great rewards from your sacrifices.
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