How To Turn A Hobby/Knowledge Into A Business? (Help Needed)

Discussion in 'Ideas' started by eytanfb, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. eytanfb

    eytanfb New Member

    For years, I have heard that hobbies can earn you money. I have always taught how would I do that, but never really got an idea going.

    I am really into soccer and I have great knowledge about it as far as I and people around me concerns. Also I have a great database of players due to a soccer manager game. However, I could never find a way to turn that into a business?

    I would love to hear any suggestions about it, maybe those would get me going somehow?
     
  2. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Oh, you would have fun with an SBI site on that. Even if your database is offline, once you have your site up you could use that website as an additional training source - there is NO END to how you could monetize it.

    You can go to my SBI site at emergency-survival-skills.com and see what I do with mine - you will see links going to various products and ebooks, also you will see adsense ads which is another way you can monetize your site...

    So basically what you could do is build pages of soccer information that would benefit both your offline database and with an opt in ezine you could build an online database....

    The beauty of SBI is that you can have a website without having to know a thing about building one.[​IMG]

    Maybe happywife will pop on soon - she has a much better way of explaining things that I do....she is another SBI fan...[​IMG]
     
  3. SheilaOcean

    SheilaOcean New Member

    Well, you could create a "VIDEO TUTURIAL" on the hows of how to play soccer the best way possible. Soccer is a HUGE sport for young children, and many of their parents are AVID soccer buffs and want their child to be super!!

    So if you know any "tips or tricks" as they say on how to play the game, mentally, or physically...any way that could give them a boost over the competition, you could get a video camcorder on you to demonstrate it and possibly get a young soccer player and teach him on film...from a beginner to advanced level skills....

    And then SELL THEM on your own website or even on Ebay or Craigslist....or Amazon even. You could create an EBOOK on all the 20 best soccer tips for kids to play their best...that kind of thing...

    Whatever you know, get the info down somehow...video is the best way, you can ask for more money too, and most people learn best by VIDEO...[​IMG]

    HOpe that helps!!!

    Sheila
     
  4. eytanfb

    eytanfb New Member

    I think you must be the most active and quickest member of this forum mountainmom. Thanks for that and your reply.

    The thing is I don't now what to write about. I mean, I can right about daily updates in soccer worldwide. I can write comments about the games I watched. I can analyze player skills that I watch and so on.. I just can't decide what to do and how to do it/

    By the way, I watched the 30 min video of SBI and am pretty psyched about it. Once I find something to make a website about, I am sure I'll start using SBI.
     
  5. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    lol - Mondays happens to be the day that I play more than I work - so I am on here more those days... [​IMG]

    I totally understand what you are saying - I actually had built an SBI site a few years ago on working at home and things in that niche... but I just couldn't write enough pages about it so I let it go... and now with my survival site there is no end to things I can write about and still stay in the same niche.

    So once you find your niche it will come together for you .. [​IMG]


    Good luck!
     
  6. eytanfb

    eytanfb New Member

    Your site is really a great idea. Congratulations! I hope you are making great profits out of it.

    This gives me an idea of actually putting together soccer information all the way from League Updates to Soccer Agency firms and Soccer Book and many other things. How do you think that would work out? And how long do you think will it take to set it up?
     
  7. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Thank you! It is still a work in progress as I only work on it a few hours a week right now with everything else I have going on, but at first when I was building the first 30 pages or so, I spent a lot more time on it.

    It is about 5 months old at this point and just now starting to get a lot more traffic from google... It has gotten traffic from the first month but it takes time for it to get momentum - most people say to give a website like that anywhere from 6 months to a year till you start seeing a lot of results.


    I do make money with mine every day ( esp with adsense) but it is nothing big yet - although the potential is very great and I just need to spend more TIME on it!

    I think the soccer thing would be great as there are a lot of things such as fitness programs etc, that you could promote on it as well - and if you are passionate about soccer that is all that matters!

    A good way to tell if you are in a good niche is to go check out the keywords for it at https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

    (that's a free keyword tool to use and I use it a LOT)[​IMG]

    p.s. I checked out the word soccer and it looks good!
     
  8. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    oh..forgot - you wondered how long it would take to set it up... a few weeks - depending on how much time you have....but the setting up is never really done as you will constantly be adding new pages and things to it once your juices get rolling...[​IMG]

    But it does take some time to go through the training videos and get the feel for it all - and if you DO get SBI - please do yourself a favour and DO IT EXACTLY AS THEY TEACH YOU!

    I had to force myself to follow the video training as I am a do it now and learn later kind of a person but I am SO SO glad I made myself do it right with this!

    Okay - I gotta run for tonight - have a good one....
     
  9. eytanfb

    eytanfb New Member

    You're an angel. Thank you for all your help. I will try to get going as soon as possible
     
  10. Jean LA

    Jean LA New Member

    eytanfb: For years, I have heard that hobbies can earn you money. I have always taught how would I do that, but never really got an idea going.

    I am really into soccer and I have great knowledge about it as far as I and people around me concerns. Also I have a great database of players due to a soccer manager game. However, I could never find a way to turn that into a business?

    I would love to hear any suggestions about it, maybe those would get me going somehow?
    Yes, hobbies can earn. I have been writing article for a long time and I realy love doing it. Right now, I am currently earning from the article I write for other people and for myself.
     
  11. eytanfb

    eytanfb New Member

    Thanks Sheila. I can try that too
     
  12. TCharmLady

    TCharmLady New Member

    I turned my
     
  13. TCharmLady

    TCharmLady New Member

    Oops! Sorry - I hit the enter key by mistake[​IMG]

    I turned my charm jewelry hobby into a business over 4 years ago. I wish I would have known what I know now, but am taking everything that I have learned and it keeps 'fueling' the business.

    You seem to have a lot of info on soccer that would interest a huge market group.

    Maybe try looking at Clickbank for an ebook on the sport that you can promote right now to earn some income right away. Just an idea.
     
  14. deltatech

    deltatech New Member

    I think a blog about soccer with a store of all kinds of soccer stuff would be great. The blog should include helpful tips on how to improve your game, and a starter section for kids and newbies.
    The store could have a book you write as well as other books on soccer, videos on soccer, both produced by others as well as yourself.
    You can also submit articles to the free article sites with a link back to your blog. And then be patient. If you continually provide useful information for free ( but not everything you know ), then you'll have people wanting to buy what you haven't given away.
     
  15. eytanfb

    eytanfb New Member

    I have already started developing ideas and templates for a soccer themed business. But I think I should start with free information too. Thanks everybody for your help and advice.
     
  16. Jean LA

    Jean LA New Member

    eytanfb: I have already started developing ideas and templates for a soccer themed business. But I think I should start with free information too. Thanks everybody for your help and advice.
    Good to hear that you have started your "hobby business". If you are knowledgeable about your niche and topic, your readers will know because they are also enthusiasts of what you promote and would gladly buy what you are selling.
     
  17. eytanfb

    eytanfb New Member

    I have actually created a lens that gives out soccer tips on squidoo. it also has promotions for a program that I am an affiliate. if anybody wants to check it out.

    Be Better At Soccer
     
  18. andreas

    andreas New Member

    Hi eytanfb. I have alot of experience with soccer, I'm currently playing on a semipro level in Norway, and I also have different courses on coaching! What I woul recommend you do is checkout Viel Coervers program.. This is a training program that developes players from scratch. Viel Coervers method is used all around the world and a lot of top team uses his program in their academys(I've trained with the academy of Middlesbrough FC in England)

    There is alot of exercises you can apply in your "product" to improve other becoming better at soccer. Anyways your idea of turning your passion into business is brilliant, I'm planning on doing the same some day! Good luck with everything =)
     
  19. RICH4NURICHE

    RICH4NURICHE New Member

    Lots of good support and helpful info for you eytanfb. Wish you well on your endeavor.
     
  20. twnuck

    twnuck New Member

    To turn a hobby into a money maker you need to learn to package your skill set into either an ebook or a video course. Start with:

    1. What does someone in this niche want to learn?
    2. What are the exact steps to learn it?
    3. What is the best method of delivery? (ebook/video/personal coaching)
    4. How much are they willing to pay?

    Finally, learn everything you can about online marketing. This skill will serve you well for years. And without it, you can have the best product in the world but if nobody hears about it then it does you no good!

    Todd
     

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