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Internet Marketing — A Great Way To Make Money With Your Hobby

March 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Marketing

Are you trying to make money online as an Internet marketer? If so, have you found many successful niches that producing income for you? Many marketers have discovered they do best with niches that they know something about. Even better, if you have a real passion for some hobby, you can often turn that passion into cash by developing it into a money making niche.

It makes sense that when you feel passionate about a hobby you will want to share it with others — especially people who share your passion. Let’s just say that collecting antique bottles is your hobby. You have hundreds of bottles in your collection and you understand a thing or two about appraising them and what makes them valuable. Could that be something you could promote online?

Why not start with a blog about collecting antique bottles. Perhaps you could include individual blog posts about your more valuable bottles. You might include photos of each bottle and maybe tell a story about where you found them. You might explain the steps you follow to determine the value of a bottle. People that share your passion will find this information very interesting.

Whenever you are writing a blog, try to keep the human element at the forefront. For instance, it is not enough to just show photos of bottles with prices under them. Tell funny stories about your searches; talk about the places you have traveled to to find bottles. Explain mistakes you have made in the process. Include photos of yourself and your family members on one of your road trips. Keep your posts interesting and your readers will keep coming back for more.

Now, how can you monetize your blog? Obviously you might put some of your bottles up for sale. If you do, set them aside in a section of the blog set up just for sales. You can refer to these sales pages in your blog posts, but do not overtly try to sell any of your products in your actual posts.

Another way to make some money may be to write a book or do a video series about how to collect antique bottles. You may explain in the book how you first got interested and then give helpful instruction for someone new to the hobby.

There may be affiliate links to other companies that sell antique bottles, or you may use Amazon links to sell books on the subject. Adsense may be another way to create income with your blog.

Creating an email list is a good way to keep in touch with your readers and let them know when you post a new page to your blog. People who are as interested as you are in your hobby will want to know when you post more information — especially if they find it entertaining.

As you can see, Internet marketing is a great way to make money with your hobby. If you have something you are passionate about, why not consider it as a money making niche — and start your very own blog on the subject?

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