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Thu 25th Mar 2010

Earn Money From Your Hobby

National financial stability is not going to be a reality for some time. Whilst employment levels are running high and many people are struggling to make ends meet there is going to be less money in circulation. But there is still money out there for the innovative. If you are looking to make some extra money but are finding it hard to think of a strategy think about what you already do that you are good at. Most people have a hobby or have specialist knowledge of a subject, this can be utilised to earn you some extra cash. Once you have decided you should formalise your training, or hone it to be more specific.

For example if you are a keen amateur photographer you could undertake a photography course that teaches you how to be a great wedding photographer. From how to choose the right equipment and the right locations and techniques for wedding photography to covering the business side of the job, including sourcing suppliers and marketing. Armed with the relevant information you can launch your new money earning wedding photography career!

If you like to keep fit you should look into fitness instructor courses or personal trainer courses. Both of these jobs can offer you a high paid, flexible source of income. Without undertaking the courses you will not be allowed to work as a fitness instructor or a personal trainer. When you have got the right qualifications you will be able to choose your hours and you can either take on private clients or work for a gym or health spa.

There is always plenty of work caring for animals. General animal care courses or specialised, such as horses courses will enable you to formalise your knowledge and will give you the qualifications that you need to begin a career in your chosen field. Most jobs working with animals will not be available to you until you have the relevant qualifications.

Here are a few more ideas that could earn you money...gardening courses, floristry courses, psychology courses and counselling courses, or there are a variety of beauty courses available. Manicure and pedicure courses, waxing courses and make up courses can all be taken to turn you from a skilled amateur into a serious professional.

The best thing about turning your hobby into a job is that you are sure to enjoy it. You may worry that it will take some of the fun out of your hobby, but it could well add to it. You will be able to share your specialist knowledge with others, interact and learn the most up-to-date information about your area and of course you will be able to earn some money! You don't need to give up your day job to do any of these courses, you can find one to fit around your life. Once qualified you can choose how much work you want to do and you can earn as much or as little extra income as you choose.