Just about everyone is searching these days for ways to make a little extra cash. Finding the right venue is easy for those who already enjoy hobbies like photography, crafting, knitting, doodling, and writing. All that is needed is access to the internet and the ability to collect money. In the following examples a website or HTML knowledge is not needed to begin selling right away.
Three Companies Provide Easy Ways to Make Money Online
Companies like www.etsy.com, www.istockphoto.com and www.cafepress.com are always looking for hobbyists and those interested in making extra cash online to join their communities. These companies provide the online shopping cart and in some cases a personal website and URL at no charge. They also do all the promotion and advertising online so that all the seller has to do is continue to provide their products or ideas to sell and collect money.
Etsy.com a Place for Crafters to Sell Online
Etsy.com is supportive community of crafters that create and sell everything from hand made paper, dolls, knit items, jewelry, pottery, baked goods and much more! Etsy provides a simple website and URL that can be used to promote the seller’s products for free. Sellers are responsible for keeping their site updated, and handling shipping and shipping charges. Etsy costs nothing but a small percentage of the price when a sale is made.
Amateur Photographers Make Residual Income at Istock.com
Istock.com provides downloadable photos, illustrations, Flash, video and audio files online. It’s easy to use interface, inexpensive prices and excellent search engine make it the preferred stock company for thousands of users every day. New applicants must upload three of their top photos and go through a stringent screening process typically taking three weeks or more. Once accepted, however, there is no limit to how much a photographer can make.
Many photographers have made Istock their full time job just by taking photos like the ones listed here. These are just some of the preferred photo themes that are in great demand at Istock:
- Corporate Shots: anyone in a suit and in particular groups of people in suits.
- Action Sports: cycling, soccer, football, baseball, you name it, they need it.
- Holiday & Seasonal Themes: all holiday themed ideas, but well in advance of the holiday.
- Concept Stock: metaphors and conceptual ideas. Usually staged shots work well.
Doodlers Can Earn Revenue Selling Shirts, Mugs, Hats, Cards and More
For those who like to doodle or write clever sayings making money online is now possible. Cafepress will put anything on t-shirts, posters, mugs, bumper stickers and more, and also handle the credit card processing and shipping. A free website is provided that the seller can use to promote products, but Cafepress does everything else. All the seller needs to do is keep those ideas coming, and collect a check.
Hobby’s Can Provide the Means to Make Extra Cash Online
These are just a few of the ways that hobbyists can turn their passion into extra cash using the internet. As the web expands and grows and people from all walks of life continue to search for products and services online, the potential to make money online by utilizing one’s own talents and passions will only increase. The sky is the limit for those with the vision and of course a hobby or two.