Do you have a hobby you’re passionate about? They say do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. But making money doing what you love is another story. Whether you dabble in photography or sew on the side, you can turn your hobby into your own small business by getting online. Don’t be a slave to the man! Here are four tips that will get you started making quick cash fast!
1. Get good at your craft
Have you found that you’re really good at baking gluten-free goodies? Or maybe you’ve come to the conclusion you love fixing old clocks. Whatever your hobby is, if you want to monetize it, the key is to get very good at it. Do some research on best practices, tips and tricks and practice, practice, practice to become an expert. Pinterest is a great place to start since you can search for keywords and user content is automatically aggregated. YouTube is also a free resource filled with helpful videos and information.
2. Always advertise
This is your chance to get creative and spread the word about your hobby. Back in the day, you would post flyers on telephone poles around town to get the word out to your community. Today, we’re a little more evolved thanks to the Internet. Start a community page on the new social networking site GetAssist to spread the word about your skill and begin bringing in customers through word-of-mouth marketing!
3. Get groups together
The more, the merrier! The more people you have on board, the wider your reach in the community. Not only is it more fun to do projects together, but you can also learn from each other and bring a broader range of skills to the table. Maybe you’re good at gardening, but you struggle to get your tomatoes to grow. Find fellow gardeners online who have awesome tomato plants and combine your crops to sell at a local farmer’s market.
4. Make the time
All of these tips have one thing in common: they require time. If you want to monetize your hobby, you’ll have to dedicate plenty of time, energy and even a little money to reap the full benefits. But the good news is, since your hobby is something you enjoy, dedicating time to it should bring you nothing but a sigh of relief! And GetAssist makes it super easy to do all these things!
Spread the word with GetAssist!
Are you good with a camera and available to photograph some graduation photos this spring? Get on GetAssist and spread the word about your business in your community.