These days it’s easier and easier to monetize your passion and create passive income from the comfort of your own home. Especially since the pandemic started, the situation has proven that having multiple sources of income is incredibly important. You never know when something might go wrong and put you in an economical storm.
I’ve started monetizing my passion through blogging and e-Commerce around six years ago and the results have been incredible. I’ve been able to quit my job and work from home, create my own program and build a life I am proud of. That’s why I’ve always pushed my friends and family to do the same. My cousin, for example, is now doing enough money with her online shop, and everything she learned, she did it from me. Once her store started blooming, she also quit her job and is now working from home full time. Not only that, she is doing something she loves. Some of my friends have also listened to me and built an online business that helped them quit their job. Ultimately, other friends kept their online business as a side hustle and are using their earnings for vacations and pocket money.
And you can too! I’ll offer you a guide for any side hustle or online business you might need in order to monetize your passion. Regardless if you want to start a big business or just want to sell your products for extra money this article is good for you.
1. Handmade Products – e-Commerce
For handmade products, my biggest advice is to start an online store. This business type isn’t too hard to handle, and you can work on it in your spare time. For example, if you are an artist and like to paint, you could easily create a store and sell your paintings on it. You could also start a Print on demand store and sell your art on products such as t-shirts, mugs, or phone cases. We have a step-by-step guide for you on how to start an online store HERE, and also a guide for how to bring traffic to your online business HERE. We also have a step by step guide for you on how to start a print on demand business, you can check it out HERE.
Another great online business idea is blogging. You can monetize your blog with affiliate links as a beginner, or even sell your own products digital or physical. You must be passionate about writing though, and be willing to create new content weekly.
As niches, the best ones right now are health, beauty and fashion, home design, business and financial advice, and more. Using the first example of starting a store, you could be potting for example and also start a blog in which you teach people how to master your craft. Remember that any niche has an audience, you just need to find it. I have put together a detailed step by step guide for beginners on how to start a money making blog which you can find HERE. We also have articles on how to get traffic to your blog or online business with Pinterest and Twitter.