Lifestyle - Leisure | 6-18 yrs

Hobbies That Can Help Children Make Money

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Entrepreneurship is quite the buzzword these days, and when it comes to being successful, it’s always better to sow the seeds early. Getting your child to pursue a hobby or passion, while making money at the same time, is one such way of achieving this. This will be a welcome break in his everyday routine, which tends to get monotonous. It can also serve as a fun activity which will ease the pressure and help him relax.

While you nurture your child’s interest, if she continues to excel in the field, it can also open the doors to a commercially profitable venture in the future. There is no dearth of people who have managed to navigate the line between having a steady job while owning a successful part-time business that is woven out of a hobby.

On the other hand, with the right kind of training and motivation, there is every possibility that your child can carve out a thriving career path solely out of her interests. The Guardian, in an article, quotes a UK-based research by Barclays Business that suggests, ‘One in six small to medium-size firms are formed by people looking to combine a hobby and a business idea.’

While the sky is the limit when it comes to innovating and making the most of your talents to earn a living, our ClipBook lists out a few popular hobbies that offer huge scope for a profitable income. Take a look…

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Playing An Instrument

The music business isn’t tough to break into. All you need is a way to make music and an audience. If you play an instrument, you can make money by giving private lessons. Touring musicians are constantly looking for stand-in musicians while on th...

Blogging

If you have a flair for writing, building a blog is easy. You can get a free blog domain at blog services, such as WordPress or Blogger. Choose a template design to start out, and begin composing entries. Don’t worry about not having an audience y...

Drawing

Aside from traditional museum art, you can see art in literally every aspect of business–graphic designers creating logos and other branded merchandise for marketing campaigns worldwide. With such a large variety of digital and analog drawing medi...

Photography

Everyone takes photos these days. If you have an eye for photography, websites such as Shutterstock allow you to sell your work in image format. Other sites, like Cafepress, sell a variety of goods that bear your photo. Also, consider freelancing,...

Gardening

Gardening is more than a hobby for some; it’s a way of life. Selling your harvest is an easy way to make money, although you’ll need a rather large garden to produce enough to make a meaningful profit. Consider incorporating the fresh ingredients ...

Baking

If you know how to bake, there’s no limit to the ways you can earn money. Getting a job in a kitchen is so easy. Food blogs are always popular, and there’s never a shortage of people on the lookout for a good recipe. Consider filming yourself or t...

Dancing

If you like to move it, you can always make money as a dancer. Casting agents and producers are constantly looking for extras and dancers for projects. Dance teachers make a great living too, as people, both young and old love taking classes.

Coaching

If you possess knowledge on a variety of subjects, you can help others gain some of that by teaching them. For example, if you love doing maths, you can help students learn maths in the evening. Or if you love soccer, you can coach a soccer team a...

Sewing

Another way to make money is to sell your handcrafted sewing creations online, with sites like Etsy. You can also sell your homemade sewing patterns online, through your website. In order to promote your patterns, send them to sewing and craft mag...

Socializing

Everyone wants a social media presence, and some are willing to pay for it. If you’re savvy enough to learn quick ways to gain followers on all the major social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest, Google+), you can turn your ...

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