Put The "Fun" In Funds

Turn the hobby you love into a few ex­tra ring­git in your purse.

CLEO (Malaysia) - - SMART REPORT -

Pho­tog­ra­phy Turn your smart­phone photo-tak­ing ob­ses­sion into spend­ing money. Sites like in­sta­canv.as and in­staprints.com let you sell your In­sta­gram pics and can fetch any­where be­tween RM12 for a greet­ing card to RM120 for a framed art­work.

So­cial Me­dia

A lot of businesses and brands are now cot­ton­ing onto the fact that a shared sta­tus or tweet is just as good, if not bet­ter, than word of mouth, but some­times they don’t have time to run their so­cial me­dia. Of­fer your honed skills to your hair­dresser, lo­cal or­ganic gro­cer, or any other busi­ness or shop you love. Even if they’re not in a po­si­tion to of­fer you money, they may be able to pay you in goods or ser­vices. Did some­one say free hair­cut?

Your Pas­sion If you have a skill that you’ve per­fected where you can ex­plain step-bystep (like how to ap­ply a flaw­less winged eye­liner or how to make the light­est, most de­li­cious meringue), show­case your tal­ents in a video tu­to­rial and upload it to YouTube. Its Part­ner Pro­gram is free to join and you can earn money through ad­ver­tis­ing hits on your page.

Arts, Craft, And Fash­ion Whether you’re il­lus­trat­ing paper goods, sil­ver­smithing orig­i­nal jew­ellery or sewing your own clothes, there are nu­mer­ous web­sites where you can sell your wares. Etsy.com is the most well-known, and it prides it­self on mak­ing “very-very small businesses have much-much more sway” on the world wide web. If you’d pre­fer to meet your cus­tomers, check out Week­ender Bazaar’s Face­book page or ilove­bazaar.net to set up a stall within the Klang Val­ley.

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