You may have noticed a new site or two on the “Check Out These Sites” listing on the sidebar. One of them is GetRichSlowly.org – a great blog site about attacking debt and learning to build wealth in small steps. The gist of the blog is that you can’t really get rich quick in an overnight scheme, even though the late night infomercials are packed with such ideas. The main writer on this blog, J.D. Roth, explains a variety of ways that you can begin to look at money in a different way. One post I found spoke about making money from your hobbies.
I thought that this post would be most beneficial to share with everyone as this is essentially what I’ve done with Usable Web Solutions, LLC. I created Usable Web Solutions, LLC for a bunch of reasons – one of which was to generate some extra income. Now, with the company at about two and a half years old, I have an additional yet modest stream of income coming my way each quarter. Is it enough for me to break out of the rat race? Not a chance. Is it enough to provide me with some comfort in a bad economy and with a variety of worst case scenarios possible at any time? Yes.
In any event, I just thought that you all would like to read about what other people have done to transform their hobbies into profitable businesses. After reading Roth’s post I thought up an idea for a new company…one that focuses on writing! I might put that one on the sidelines, though, as I’ve been thinking more and more about writing a book lately. So, we’ll see what happens!