"Find three activities you enjoy: one that will bring you money, one that will keep you in shape, and one that will allow you to be creative." I spotted this quote on Instagram a few years ago and it struck a chord with me. Of course, this is simply a starting point. You can undoubtedly have more than three interests, and they can overlap into several categories. But once you know what you enjoy doing, then you can start looking for opportunities where you can do it for a living.
You need to find activities that suit your personality. If you're not sure what those are, think about what makes you happy and what would make others smile. Then look for things that correspond to each category: something profitable, something fun, and something creative.
Once you know what you want to do, it's time to find out how you can do it for a living. The next section explains some ways of earning a living from your hobbies.
"Find three activities you enjoy: one that will bring you money, one that will keep you in shape, and one that will allow you to be creative." -- Lynda.com.
The internet is full of information on how to make money online, so here's a simple question to help guide you: are you looking to make some extra cash when you're not working, or do you just want to create additional stream of income? There are several ways to go about this, so let's look at some examples.
You could start a side business. This is by far the most popular way to make money from home. There are many different types of side businesses you could consider including freelance writing, social media marketing, blogging, and online teaching. It's a great option for those who want to make money without investing much time or effort.
If you want to make more than just cash tips, you could try selling some of your own products. This is commonly done with things like eczema remedies, organic food, and other items that people will pay to avoid having to grow or buy them themselves. If you can find a market for these products, it's possible to make some serious cash.
You could also take advantage of being online.
Having too many hobbies might waste your time and money. Determine a limited number of core hobbies to concentrate on and dismiss the others as active interests. I'm the first to acknowledge that I have a wide range of interests. At the same time, almost every pastime I'd like to try comes at a cost. 17th of Pheb 2013
My advice is to avoid becoming enamored with certain activities because they're trendy or you see someone else enjoying them. Also stay away from any activity that causes you pain. It's important to set healthy boundaries for yourself.
It's perfectly acceptable to like different things than other people. However, if you want to be able to afford to eat out often, join a gym, go on vacation, etc., then you'll need to narrow down your list of interests. Perhaps stop watching sports channels after midnight. Or drop some activities all together. Either way, prioritize what matters most to you and remove everything else.
Some people struggle with choosing only one interest. If this describes you, don't worry about it. Just pick something and stick with it. No matter what others may think of your hobby, it's your life and you can do as you please.
On a daily basis, we have to interact with far too many people in our industry. Besides, we spend the majority of our time outside. My hobbies, on the other hand, help me connect with my inner self while also forcing me to stay indoors. They help me find equilibrium and I greatly enjoy my "me time."
My hobbies include writing, reading, drawing, and dancing. I started writing about three years ago and love every minute of it! It's helped me clear my mind and process things emotionally. As for reading, it can be one word or several hundred pages - it doesn't matter. You need something to hold you over until you can read another book! As for drawing, it's my therapy. I've been doing it since I was a kid and it helps me express myself visually. Dancing... well, that's just fun! There are so many types of dances out there that it's impossible not to find something that suits you.
Writing, reading, dancing - these are all activities that bring me joy and happiness. If I didn't write every day, I would go crazy! Reading a good novel or watching a beautiful ballet performance makes me feel alive and energized. Dancing can be done at any age and anyone can learn how to dance - even if you're not very tall or thin. These things don't require any equipment and they can be done almost anywhere.
When it comes to hobbies, I enjoy arts and crafts. "I'm a creative/practical person who enjoys working with my hands." "I like being physically active and spend a lot of time playing sports and team games."
I also like to read and learn new things. "I'm a curious individual who likes to keep up-to-date on the latest trends and information." "I'm a visionary who loves to explore new possibilities."
And lastly, I love traveling. "I'm an adventurous person who has always wanted to see more of the world." "I love exploring different cultures through their art and food."
My favorite hobby is arts and crafts because it allows me to be creative without worrying about getting stuff done. I can experiment with colors and designs until I find something that inspires me. It's fun!
I also enjoy reading and learning new things because I believe that knowledge is power. There are so many things that we don't know about our world that I feel like I can understand people better after some personal research. And lastly, I love traveling because I think it's important to experience different cultures before you die. There are so many foods that come from all over the world that it's impossible not to have a good time eating during these adventures.