Monetize your hobby
Growing up, my father had a hobby that paid. He was a professional birthday clown. He still is, though he has slowed down these days.
Dad was passionate about clowning, and learned the skill well. He practiced making balloons and telling jokes and simple magic tricks. I would come home from school to a house full of animal balloons, while he worked on new designs.
For dad, clowning was fun. But it also gave extra cash for the family. He would often pick us up after a job and take us out for dinner (still dressed in his clown suit.)
Your hobby most likely isn’t clowning, but I have to ask, are you able to monetize it?
Many hobbies, golf, shooting, four wheeling, etc, may cost quite a bit for men to participate. That doesn’t mean they are worthless hobbies! If you enjoy it and it adds value to your life, that’s fine! But I do want you to consider how you can create a hobby that can make money.
Do you like to make things? Wood Furniture, Leatherworking, Paracord Bracelets
Do you like to create? Painting, Graphic Design, Music,
Do you like to work outside? Landscaping, Gardening, Carpentry
Any number of hobbies could be turned into a way to make a little money. If you like golf, and are good at it – you could teach a course, or coach a student club! If you like hiking orhunting, you could take the inexperienced out to explore.
Take a minute in the comments to tell me what your hobby is, and we can discuss how you can monetize it!