If you’re a full-time stay-at-home mom you know that it can be a lot of work to keep up with the cleaning and taking care of children simultaneously. But if you’re one of the lucky organized few who can make time to indulge in a hobby regularly, you should consider how you could make money off of it – after all, it is something you enjoy doing! Here are some fantastic ideas on how to turn hobbies into money for you and your family.
Sell handmade soaps and body care products
Did you know that it’s actually pretty simple to learn how to make your own soap? Not to mention, you have more control over what goes in the soap and therefore on your skin. Natural body care products are highly sought-after in women with skin issues, or simply those who prefer buying natural and local. They also make lovely, economical gifts at Christmas and birthdays. Go online for easy tutorials – there are hundreds of videos and instructions to be found on the Internet. You can sell soaps on online shops like Etsy, at flea markets or amongst your friends.
Design digital sewing patterns
Love to sew? Another fantastic creative outlet to indulge in is earning money from designing digital sewing patterns. If you’re a keen sewer and know your way around a sewing machine and patterns, why not make your own? You don’t have to go to the store for inspiration if you’re an experienced sewer – hit up any magazines you may have lying around, and have a look at what celebrities are wearing to get a feel for what is really trendy at the moment. If you cater to what is popular, your digital sewing patterns are sure to be a hit. A great way to do this is to sell your patterns on Etsy with an accompanying picture of the finished product, if you have one. Start a blog to get your designs into the world, and make sure you link back to your Etsy store so the buyers will really start rolling in.
There are opportunities to make money all around you – if you just know where to look. Taking up a hobby can be beneficial for your bank account, as well as your creativity. What hobbies do you have that you think you could make money from?