Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hobby Money

We all have other interest and talents that fall far from our day jobs. There’s the banker who takes wonderful photographs. There’s the marketing manager who hips up great dishes or parties in the kitchen. There’s the company employee who passes for a supermodel.

Turn your hobbies into a lucrative second job. I you’re a budding photographer work as a photographer assistant during weekends. Are you a potential model? Look for an agency that’s willing to book you for nightly or weekend jobs. Were you an athlete or performer in college? A lot of studios, schools and gyms hire part time coaches, dance teachers and aerobics instructors. You can negotiate to work around your schedule.

Are you a great baker or budding designer? Unleash your inner iron chef at night or during weekends. Start with samples of your work and showcase them to your friends or officemates during your free time. Soon enough, you’ll get loyal customers. Who knows? I could eventually be the start of a small business.

When it comes to part-time jobs, the key is to having the right connections. Time management is also important. Work around your schedule to make sure it doesn’t interfere with other important duties.

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