You could be making money while simultaneously doing what you love.
You could be making money while simultaneously doing what you love. These five common hobbies can easily be turned into mini-money-making schemes. Just remember, even if you are doing cash-in-hand work, you are still legally obliged to notify the tax office of your earnings.
It’s not unusual for a family or individual to buy a dog with the best intentions in the world, only to find that in reality they are too busy to walk and play with their new pet. In steps the dog walker. Dog walking has a number of benefits. First, walking is extraordinarily good for your health, so getting regular exercise is never a bad thing. Second, if you don’t have the space or the money to keep your own dog, looking after someone else’s can be very rewarding. You get all the best aspects of dog ownership – walking and playing – without the vet bills and dog hair on the couch. And third you can get paid to do it. People will also pay a reasonable amount for overnight dog sitting, so once you have a relationship with a family as their dog walker it might be something to keep in mind. Just remember, start small with only one dog at a time – later you might be able to work up to taking two or three dogs for a walk simultaneously, but give yourself the best chance of succeeding by learning the ropes the easy way. Try advertising around your local area, or talk to friends to see if they know of anyone who might appreciate your services.
Shopping? How could you possibly make money by buying stuff, things and junk? It may seem counter-intuitive from this end, but knowing your product can be a great way to make money without leaving your laptop. Buying and selling on eBay can be a great way to make money with very little physical labour. You just need to have an area of expertise. Perhaps you know brand names quite well and are able to seek out a Country Road wool jumper at rock bottom price, only to sell it again next week for two or three times the cost. Maybe you know a lot about Austin Healeys and could pick out a few gems from a box of bits being sold off cheap at a swap meet. No matter what your area of knowledge, buying and selling can make you a tidy profit. Just be sure to encourage your buyers to leave you feedback on eBay – this will give you a better seller rating, which will make prospective customers more likely to shop with you. You can find out more by reading the article How to eBay.
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