How to make Money with any Hobby

Introduction

How many of us dream about making extra money for themselves? How many want to become their own boss? And how many have dreamed about making money with something close to them, like a hobby, interest or passion? You would also like to work from home? Nowadays, with the growing internet possibilities this has become possible for all of us.

But how many of us know how to do this? Answer: not so many and even if you have an idea, most of us will be scared to undertake such a daring enterprise. The good news is that with the growth of the internet, especially the Google search engine, tons of opportunities have presented themselves. The secret is that there are opportunities for each and everyone of us and yes also for you! 

In this article I am going to give you the best option available right now, one that combines all of the advantages mentioned above and so much more. And I can assure you it will be scam free, if you would be afraid of losing money. What is the secret here? 

Having your own website

To take away any mystery, this is going to be about creating, owning and operating your own website or even sites. Now you might be thinking, oh dear I might not be able to do that. I can tell you now that with the right support and guidance anybody can do this, but you need to find the right training and support. Some time ago I started this website from scratch, not knowing too much about the techniques involved and here is the thing: you do not need to know all the website techniques, as it is already there and you would have a website within 30 minutes.

However, your main task will be to build out your website, which means hard work and effort.

Website strategy

It is the law of the land that in order to make money with your website, you will need to have an audience (people who come to visit your site). The underlying sequence is the following process:

Website>niche>blogging>traffic>audience>business>making money.

The crux of this process is finding a niche, which would be a group of people who you are going to help with a problem. Get this: any niche is good. But is it good for you? Here is what experts in the business suggest: look to yourself and find out what your personal interests, hobbies and passions are (pet care, beauty products, types of sports, literally anything will do). Make your choice based on the following assumptions: you need to be able to research, study, talk and most importantly write about your topic on a day to day basis. No need to be an authority on the subject, but certainly wanting to become one. I have written an article about finding a niche that you can find here.

Blogging

Building out your website means that you will be adding content by way of blogging. Always bear in mind that any article you write should be relevant to your niche, should be helping your potential customer and should be engaging them in order to have them take action, such as ask a question, counter your content (to start a discussion on the topic), or have them go to another of your articles through internal linking. Like I did in former paragraph.

Remember that all of this should be done with the aim to get the all important traffic to your site. To that purpose your website will have very effective Search Engine Optimization or SEO. I am talking here about the various search engines present like Google, Bing and Yahoo and where Google is by far the greatest. Your articles will be written in such a way that they will easily be found and accepted (indexed) by these search engines. By then your website url, which illustrates your niche, will also have been indexed by the search engines (examples: howtobeatyourboss.com and chardonnayfans.com).

After indexing your post or blog or article the search engines will rank it, give it a place on one of their pages, we would prefer page 1, position 1 but page 1 is very good. I have published an article of how to best write quality content, which you can click here.

Traffic

So how do you get a high enough ranking in the search engines? Well, besides SEO there is a mechanism that is working with keywords and phrases. Everyone of your articles should have a keyword in its title which should be repeated within the first 100 words of the post. I will explain here what the meaning of this is.

In search engines people type in search criteria in order to find answers to their questions such as how to beat my boss? or how to deal with an annoying boss? Both of these search criteria are called keywords and they will give you an idea how many times a keyword is typed in and what your competition for this keyword will be. The program I will propose has a separate Free keyword search system which is going to help you find the right keywords! The better the keyword, the higher the rankings and the higher the traffic to your website.

I have described this system in detail here.

Your audience

If you are going to talk to people and help them solve a problem, you better find out who it is you are talking to. For some niches this might be obvious, like finding a job for men over 50 or stay at home moms. For others this might not be so clear, as in chardonnayfans.com.

There are some ways of finding out who the people are that you want to support. One way is to go to the internet and find out what people talk about. Examples of that are Quora.com, Google.com and Answers.com which are in essence question and answers fora. Visit there and discover who is talking about what, relevant to your niche of course.

During your extensive training you will be asked to establish a link from your site to Google Analytics, which automatically analyses what people click on your posts, how many, age, gender and location, which is another very useful and Free tool to be used.

But how are you going to do business?

So now you have a website, build out your quality content, are ranked in search engines and there is a rise in people clicking to your content. In any of the niches we choose, there will be products, services and other help you can offer to your audience. Do you need to first buy the goods, services or others? The answer is: you do not and the solution is found in affiliate marketing. For your niche you will join an affiliate marketing program of the applicable merchant, again for Free, and you will promote their products on your website. Promoting is usually done by reviewing the products.

As their affiliate, you will send people from your site to merchant’s site via a unique link and when people buy, you will receive a commission. So, no buying or selling, no storage keeping, no logistics involved, you are only involved in the marketing campaign.

How to implement all this?

On the internet there are several programs that offer to teach you all of this, some legitimate, some are not. So why not enlist with the best of them all, Wealthy Affiliate (WA), which is scam free and completely affordable. As a member of this platform for some years, I have written a personal review on all the ins and outs, pros and cons on WA, which will answer many of your questions. That article has a link through which you can access a one week free trial, without any commitments from your side.

Anyway, I am open to all questions you may have on this truly unique and maybe once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Feel free to put them in the comment boxes below and I will respond with 24 hours.

Beat your boss by joining this program and become your own boss!

4 Replies to “How to make Money with any Hobby”

  1. Years ago I used to wonder how certain people were able to have a hobby and get paid for it. I would sometimes sit and wonder if it was just that they were the lucky ones. Years later, I now look back having realised that we all have our own individual hobbies and if you can create a site to help others with this hobby then you will be rewarded back. I am now in a fortunate position to have various sites my self teaching different hobbies and can say they it was and still is a great learning experience in putting it all together. You just need to have the patience, the ability and will to want to do it.

    This is a great refreshing article that has brought back some great memory’s, Thanks.

    1. That’s the idea Rob, to help other people with certain problems. I know there are many like us who want to help others, but do not really know how to get it done. I, for one, find myself very lucky to have found maybe the best program in the world to help me just teaching the right way, Wealthy Affiliate.

      I congratulate you on your success!

  2. I’ve read so many success stories of bloggers coming online and basically quitting their jobs through the results they’ve seen – I would absolutely love to be one of these people and quit the nine to five lifestyle!

    I like the idea of the training you mention in the final paragraph of your article, but what level is it really aimed at? 

    I only ask as I know absolutely nothing about web design or blogging – but I know I would love to give it a go and see if I could be successful at it. 

    Look forward to your response, 

    Chris. 

    1. Hi Chris, the training is aimed at getting people to a sufficient level to build their own successful website through blogging. You do not need to bother with the technical details of website design, because you can choose already existing and proven website themes. Join the club and you will have a website of your choosing within minutes. The training is mostly directed to attract visitors to your site. Furthermore you will be given all the tools necessary for this trade like a keyword search system, Google Analytics and Google Search Console, which all are Free.

      Starting and following the training, performing the tasks given is the essential part and might seem overwhelming for  newbie at first. However, there is no time constraint and you can set your own pace. There is also no excuse to get stuck as you will become a member of WA’s excellent community, where you will have the chance to ask all kinds of questions and there will always be someone to help you out. Within 24 hours, but probably within a few hours.

      If you put in the effort and dedication you will see results quickly and you can only fail when you quit.

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