My Hobby That Makes Money From Home

I have always loved to make crafts. As a young child, my mother taught me to sew and I would create stuffed dolls, skirts and more. Then I started with more crafting like dried floral design or candle making. At one point in my early 20’s, I even sold my crafts at a flea market. I was hooked. Creating with my hands brought me great joy.

Do you have any hobbies? Maybe it is crafting, coin collecting, singing, hiking, or whatever it may be I am sure it brings you self-satisfaction or you wouldn’t continue with the hobby.

My Crafting Turned To Digital Product Creation

Recently, I have come the realization that my crafting hobby has turned into digital product creation. I truly love creating digital products. If I could, I would spend 100% of my “work” time creating digital products. Digital product creation is my hobby that makes money from home- and lots of it! And since we have six kids, having a job where I can work from home is amazing!

There is something about starting with a blank page whether it be in a Word document or graphic design software and creating a final document to completion. When I am done, I frequently scroll through the PDF and admire my “handiwork”.

At the end of the day, I honestly don’t care if some of my products only sell $100 worth because I enjoyed the process of creating it. Creating digital products are truly a creative outlet for me instead of getting bogged down my online marketing and business budgets.

Ask YOurself – Are You Creative?

How often have you thought to yourself, “I’m not creative?” Have you marveled at the creativity of young children playing, wondering where on earth they come up with these crazy ideas?

Creativity doesn’t disappear completely as we get older; we simply don’t exercise it quite as much as we did as youngsters. Traditional classroom schooling also doesn’t place a priority on creativity because teachers are so focused on teaching the curriculum and scoring tests. If you want to spur your creative juices once again, try creating a digital product. Perhaps it will be a full ebook, printables or artwork but give it a go.

If you’re an expert in a particular field, it makes sense to write about your expertise so your business will grow. But even if you want to test the waters with a fictional novel, approach writing a book with a plan.

Unlock your hidden creative genius by Creating a Digital Product

Use the brain dump method to empty your mind of too many ideas. Experts have proven that multitasking actually diminishes productivity, so instead of trying to write your book while all these other ideas are swimming around, take a journal and just start writing everything down. And I mean EVERYTHING, including calling the dog groomer for an appointment to calling the pharmacy for a refill. Whatever is taking up space in your brain should be on that paper. (try this FREE weekly planner page to help get you started).

Now that you’ve released these thoughts onto paper, focus solely on creating your digital product. You’ll discover the creative process is easier when you’re able to focus on just one task instead of one hundred.

One Idea Can Turn Into More and More Ideas

I have created hundreds of digital products. Some are very similar to one another but always have a creative twist or different theme. When you have one idea, it can potentially turn into more and more ideas. This is my hobby that makes money recipe. Create one and more will come.

Pop the creativity cork to release other ideas. So often we get stuck with one idea in our minds and it’s hard to concentrate on anything else. Release that one big idea into a digital product…then pay attention to other creative ideas that surface afterward.

There’s a subconscious reason why you can’t move past your idea and focus on other things; it’s your brain’s way of telling you to follow through and see where it takes you. When your digital product is complete and you have some time to relax is often when you’ll get your next inspiration.

Use Digital Product Creation to Solve Your Readers problems (And Your OWN)

Writing itself is a creative problem-solving process. When was the last time you made a pros/cons list to help you make a decision? Or a to-do list to track your daily tasks? Or mind mapping to illustrate the growth of your business? These are simple examples of how writing is used to solve problems. Writing out the details of our problem allows us to clarify exactly what has to happen when and it’s then easier to see connections and solutions to these problems.

Sometimes I create digital products that I need to entertain my own children and their friends. We are always thinking up new games and activities that I turn into digital products. If they sell great, if they don’t sell that well we still benefited from the product.

Practice makes Perfect

Practice makes perfect. Even if you’re not aiming for perfection, this old adage holds true. The more you create digital products, the easier the process becomes. Writing content for your audience will become easier because you have the practice and you’ve done the research to know what your audience is seeking.

Learn Something New Every Day

This is one of the best parts of my hobby and my business. I learn something new every single day. Embrace the idea of learning something new every day. The best digital products are those that are well researched, so embrace that research phase to spur your creativity. Discover new facts, new resources, or new theories.

Carry this idea over into your personal life and mix up your daily routines to try new things. Explore your surroundings, take the long way home from the gym, or explore a new town you randomly choose from a map. Your brain will thank you for making it work differently, simply because you mixed things up.

Creativity is hidden inside each of us. The process of accessing that creativity and using it to create a business you love will be unique for every person but promises to yield great rewards. And why not use your hobby to make money from home!

Not Sure What To Create From Your Hobby To Make Money From Home?

Do you want to create your first digital product but struggle on picking a topic or format?  Maybe you are not sure whether you should offer a paid product or a freebie?  Perhaps you are worried that if you take the time to create a digital product, no one will even want it.  The 7 Quick Steps to Plan Digital Products is a workbook to help you determine exactly what you should create for your customer base.

The 7 Quick Steps to Plan Digital Products Workbook includes:

  • Know Your Goal and Your Market
  • One Problem, One Solution
  • Outlining Your Product
  • Crafting Your Sales Page or Opt-In Offer
  • Easy Add-Ons
  • Use What You Already Have
  • Outsourcing Suggestions

Get started today on generating passive income and increased your customer base with these 7 steps.  The workbook format will help you stay focused and complete the task in a timely manner.  Set yourself up for successful digital sales from the start! FIND OUT MORE.