Many of us have probably been brought up with the mindset that you need to work really hard to earn money. While this might be true to some extent, as you will always need to make an effort to do anything worthwhile, perhaps it’s time to shake up this way of thinking.
With online commerce and a world full of opportunities, there are so many ways that you can treat yourself with pleasures that pay, and take what you enjoy doing from passion projects to steady paycheck.
In fact, the truth is that there are so many ways to take what you love and turn it into a lucrative enterprise, and it might be difficult to know where to start. To help you out, in this article we’ll share just some of the many ways to earn money doing the things you love.
5 Ways to Treat Yourself With Pleasures That Pay
1. Turn Your Green Fingers into Greenbacks
If you’re passionate about growing plants, there is very likely an opportunity to earn some money getting your hands dirty. While you could do this just growing fruit and vegetables and selling them, there are many opportunities for specialised growing too.
For example, mushroom cultivation takes dedication and learning, so if you’re passionate about it, there will be many opportunities for you to grow and sell specialty mushrooms. In addition to this, cultivating selective plants like orchids could prove to be a thriving business, if you’re passionate about tending more delicate plants.
While growing and selling might be your first port of call, with “growing” interest in all kinds of small scale cultivation around the world, you could even turn your hand to teaching people how to grow to earn money (which brings us to the next point).
2. Share Your Knowledge as a Teacher Online
With the advent of YouTube and online learning platforms, there is no limit to the amount of information you can share. If you get really excited about sharing information and connecting with people, this could be an avenue to explore.
What’s more, you can even set up a paid subscription service with certain online platforms, that allow people to subscribe and pay for instalments. While you might use YouTube to build up to this point, there are many ways to monetise your YouTube channel once you have established a loyal audience (for example, working together with brands to promote them online).
However, before you do this it’s important to think about whether the skills and knowledge you have to offer is market ready. That being said, you never know what kind of following you might gain for even the most obscure hobby.
3. Turn Your Love of Sports into Cash
There are many people who are fanatical about sports around the world, but how many people actually turn this passion into earnings? If you’re a true fan, have the dedication to follow stats, and keep up with all the latest news, you could be a prime candidate for sports betting success.
Using a legitimate online gaming platform, you can start to earn money by just doing what you love doing, which is supporting your team, and keeping up with all of the latest fixtures.
Of course, you’ll need to be selective about what platform you use, but once you get going, there is a world of sports betting to take part in, once you’ve set up an account and connected your banking details.
4. Share Your Passion for Exercise
If you love to move your body, why not consider becoming a yoga, dance or fitness instructor, or something similar? What’s great about this passion project is you can do it both in-person and online, and can use the power of social media to grow a dedicated following.
Of course, you may need to spend a bit of money getting certified, but once you’ve done that, you’re free to target and cater for any market you choose, and this is where the fun comes in. This is because while there might be many similar kinds of instructors online, everyone’s body is different, and looking to work with someone who understands their needs.
Therefore no matter what you are passionate about, you are sure to find an audience that likes to move the way you do. Also, with so many people spending so much time sitting at their desks behind computers, being encouraged to move our bodies is now more timely than ever.
5. Tantalise Other People’s Tastebuds with Your Own Cooking
If you’re passionate about cooking, you’re sure to find a willing market wherever you go, as everyone likes to eat!
Whether you choose to offer a cooked food delivery service, or even cooking lessons (online or in-person), there is no limit to the inspiration you can share. With cooking such a big part of our lifestyles today, there is even more opportunity for you to work with restaurants and other foodie institutions once you’ve established yourself.
In fact, even if you’re just passionate about sharing your love of food with friends and family, this could already be a way to bring in some extra income.
As we have covered in the article above, there are many ways to earn money by doing what you love. There are of course many other ways that we haven’t covered, but this article gives you some ideas as to how to turn your pleasures into a paycheck.
Some of what we’ve mentioned includes ideas like growing plants, sharing your knowledge and teaching, online gaming, exercise and fitness as well as cooking. There are so many ways but these ideas are just meant to serve as a starting point to get you going. In fact, why not work together and collaborate with others to combine some of the ideas above for an even more successful business idea?