Do you not think you are wasting time being passionate about something without making money from it?….. or you don’t know you can make money doing what you love?
The idea of writing this post came to me after a conversation with a friend who loves to talk about relationships and how you should thrive to make it work. I know her to be a lover of weddings, engagements and love stories in general.
This is an observation she gets a lot from people, not just from me and she finds it complimenting that people think of her that way even though she doesn’t actually recognize the gift she has.
This is where i came in and opened her eyes to what she has and how she can make money doing exactly what she loves. lots of people go around with passion for something without earning any form of living from it. Most time its ignorance.
People make thousands of dollars monthly for something they barely have love for, how much more you that is passionate.
I came up with four(4) steps to follow and make money around your passion and shared it with her. I thought i share it here as well.
Four(4) Steps to Follow and Make Money Doing What you Love
1.) Have a Website.
By now you should know i am a regular preacher of the need to have a website. A website is where the business around your money making passion takes place.
As much as you can do something and perhaps have knowledge on that thing more than anybody, if you don’t see it as a business you can profit from, you may never make money from it.
There are a lot of people with similar interest as you, people that wants to gain your knowledge on that topic.
A website is like your personal outlet where people can reach and benefit from you. For every passion you want to make a business out of, there should be value added.
Value is what keeps the audience coming, value is what makes it a business, value is what makes money for you, but it can only make sense when you have an online presence which is a website. Make your passion a business by building a website.
2.) Create Contents.
The next step to is start creating contents. This is something you have been doing for fun on a normal day, but now that you are in business it is time to start documenting. Start penning your thoughts and ideas down in form of blog posts and articles.
Create Social media platforms to engage your audience more closely with contents in form of post, tweets, images and also you can make your engagement more personal by sharing your experience or anyone’s story they can relate with.
Target keywords questions that are already in demand in your niche and write blog posts about this questions for people searching for them to find.
3.) Let Your Voice be Heard.
Like my friend most people are already putting out there passion about something but in the wrong channel.
I know a few Barcelona FC fans that will eat you raw just to put their points across that their club is the best football team ever. Who Cares? Don’t say that to me, say it to those that care. Trust me they are out there looking for you to tell them.
You can start a podcast that analyzes Barcelona’s game every other week and review before and after matches. Create a platform for your voice to be heard.
Create a vlog or podcast or both for visual and audio contents and air your voice to like minded people that will give you audience.
Trust me there are millions of passionate people that will give you that audience but you need a platform to bring a good percentage of this people together.
Have a clear vision of what you want to give that is of value to your audience and sell to them. Monetizing your business is the reason we are here in the first place. Do not allow anyone make you feel guilty and stop you from selling your passion.
Between book publishing, affiliate products, display advertising, consulting services and linking your website to an app then monetizing it, you can make a decent living from doing what you love.
Build a list by offering a free version of your paid service to encourage sign ups and eventually sell your product to the people in your list.
Build an event around your passion, such as a festival or community organization and then offer a product to sell.
Right Before my friend started schooling me on relationships we had a brief conversation on her new job. She complained about how her new boss was treating her and that she needed a new job.
Well honey you have a job within you, you just don’t know it yet. This goes for anyone that may be in that same scenario.
“Use what you have for what you have is plenty”
It is not enough to quit your job at first but trust me with time it will. I know People making six figures in dollars yearly and they are still growing.
I understand that not everybody has something they feel passionate about but you too can leverage on the internet for there are opportunities even for you. The online market is vast with opportunities that is guaranteed to make you money online.
You just have to key into one and make it work for you. Its a seed that need attention and time to germinate and harvest, so you better get to work.
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I hope you enjoyed this little piece and it will encourage you to make money following your passion. Kindly, leave a comment if so and also find me on my wealthy affiliate profile so i can get you started online.