Use Your Skills to Make Money Online
You’re Not alone
In this tough economy, everyone if trying to find ways to make extra money. Some make sense, some less so! The challenge is to find a way to differentiate YOURSELF and/or YOUR product from everyone else!
You are Unique
To find your “niche,” look at your own life. Chances are, there are things that make you unique, things you know about, activities you participate in, passions which make you special. Look at these areas, how can they help you carve out a niche to make some extra money. If you can have fun doing something you enjoy, even better!
It worked for Me…
I have two daughters who love horses. Many weekends each year would find mom sitting on the sidelines watching (and cheering!) as the girls competed for ribbons. Other than cheering, there wasn’t a whole lot for mom to do, except maybe get in the way. But I was there at every show. Now you may imagine that showing horses is a pretty expensive sport–and you would be right. So, I decided to become a vendor at those horse shows. I noticed that girls all wore pretty things in their hair and jewelry and pins…so I set up my table at each show and began to sell horse jewelry. Two things happened: #1 I was able to pay for the shows AND #2 I became the expert. Because I had spent so many hours on the sidelines, I knew what jewelry worked and which did not. I knew the little accessory pieces that would just “finish” an outfit, and so on.
What about You?
Where do you spend your time? What do you love to do? What do you know about–that most people do not know about? What is your hobby? Your guilty pleasure? Do you cook? Decorate cakes? Fix bikes? Grow herbs? Tinker with computers? Are you a “crafter”? Yes, your goal is to make money, but there is no reason to make it a chore.
There is an old adage, “Do what you love, the money will follow.” So find what you love first, and then figure out a way for the money to follow! You may not get rich, but there is a lot to be said for not hating the work you do!