Do you have a hobby?

Turn your hobby into cash!

The holiday season can be a very expensive time of year. Between hosting parties, buying gifts, and traveling, the cost can really add up. If you have a hobby or craft that you enjoy, why not turn it into extra cash. Hobbies are a great way to generate income and they also can make great gifts. 

Jeff Rose shares 23 hobbies that can generate income; I’ve listed some of the hobbies below:

  • Blogging
  • Photography
  • Computer repair
  • Crafts
  • Public speaker
  • Pet caregiver
  • Baking
  • Editing/Proofreading
  • Graphic design
  • Fitness instructor 

Are you currently doing any of the above hobbies or any other hobbies? If making cash from your hobbies sounds good to you, research what it takes to get started. Look for craft shows, farmer’s markets, or flea markets in your area where you can sell your crafts for free or at a low cost. Also, look at free or low cost websites so that you can sell your merchandise online. In addition to selling items, giving items that you made as gifts can save you money this holiday season. Baked goods, family portraits, knitted scarves etc. make great gifts not only during holiday season, but all year round. So why not start now, happy crafting! 

Michigan State University Extension offers financial literacy and homeownership workshops throughout the year to help you become financially healthy. For more information of classes in your area, go to either the events page or the MI Money Health website. Additionally, you can take the Financial Health Survey at MI Money Health to access if you’re financially healthy and discover more ways you can improve your financial health. 

Michigan State University Extension has released a new toolkit for homeowners who are experiencing or have previously experienced foreclosure. This toolkit will equip these individuals and families with tools to help them recover their financial stability, in the case that a recovery of their home is not possible. The toolkit is available to download free at the MI Money Health website.

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