Earning money from home doing something you love is the dream- and if you have a creative skill it could well become a reality. Thanks to the accessibility of the internet it’s easier than ever to set up your own business and start making money from what you’re good at. Whether you’re looking to earn a little extra pocket money or quit your day job, here are a few ideas to get you started!
If you love to write, blogging makes a fantastic hobby. You get to improve your skills and meet like minded people. As your blog grows you will get offered opportunities and can eventually earn good money from this. It does take a while to get to this stage, so at first you have to be in it just for the love of it. See it as a hobby with the potential to earn money later on instead of setting it up and expecting to quit your day job in a month. Lots of people have made blogging their full time career, so stick with it and work hard and it’s definitely a possibility.
2. Woodturning Or Metal Forging
Something that men particularly enjoy although of course there are talented women carpenters and metal forgers too. You can make all kinds of things with a wood turning lathe or a home forge, and sell these from your own website or an online marketplace like Etsy. People love quality handmade items rather than mass produced things you can buy anywhere, so you have the chance to do well here. You will need a workshop for this, luckily companies like Steel Buildings Direct can set up a metal workshop easily in your back garden without the need for planning permission. From there you will need your setup and tools, and you’re ready to start crafting some unique and interesting items to sell.
If you’re green fingered there are lots of ways you can earn money with your love of gardening. You could grow edible or medicinal plants, and sell them as they are or create your own products such beauty products, herbal medicine or edibles like jams, jellies and chutneys. You could propagate seedlings and then sell the starter plants for the home or garden or nurture them longer and sell full sized plants. If you use a greenhouse you will get the most from the growing season and have better control over what you grow.
Baking can earn you some good money, just be sure you have the correct food hygiene certificate in place. If you’re selling home baked goods you will need to inform the authorities who have the power to inspect your kitchen at any time to make sure it follows hygiene laws. People always need cakes for things like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and christenings. It’s something you can get really creative with and turn into a full time job if it does well.
Would you ever consider turning your skill and passion into a business?