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59 Ideas for Hobby Products to Sell

59 Ideas for Hobby Products to Sell

In 20 Ideas on how to make money after retirement I have been talking about selling your products. Let’s elaborate on that with ideas for hobby products to sell.

First of all, how to get ideas? I have written down 59 ideas here. Partly these are products I have made or am still making myself. And of course you can find loads of ideas on the internet. Great platforms for that are Pinterest and Instagram.

And a great way to develop ideas is to brainstorm. Writing this article I did that on my own, but brainstorming with 2 or more people produces a ton of ideas. Start writing down some keywords and from there go on and on. This is such a fun thing to do!

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3 Free Ways to start a Blog | Blogger – WordPress – Wealthy Affiliate

3 Free Ways to start a Blog | Blogger - WordPress - Wealthy Affiliate

At some point all the buzzing was about ‘Blogging! You have to blog!’ I am talking about the early years of this century. Blogging existed since 1994, I just hadn’t heard about it. Until then, I only had websites for my business and because I was intrigued I started blogging as well. 

There are many free ways to start a blog and you can set it up in a couple of minutes. When you are thinking of starting a blog, it is better to start writing right away. Don’t fuss about the name, the title or the design. Write! 

Blogging is a great way to develop your writing skills. And if you are thinking about monetizing on your hobby it is also a good way to experience with ideas and to find out if you have enough to tell.

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Compare Web Hosting Providers – a Review of Namecheap and Siterubix

Compare Web Hosting Providers - a Review of Namecheap and Siterubix

When did I make my first website? I can’t remember exactly, it must have been 1996 or 1997. I don’t even remember which hosting providers I had during all those years, but as you can imagine it were quite a few.

To compare web hosting providers I will stick to the 2 I have at the moment: Namecheap and Siterubix. Your first question will probably be, why I have 2? Well, that’s a coincidence. 

My and my husband’s websites were hosted by Namecheap, when I joined the Wealthy Affiliate community. Siterubix is an integral component of Wealthy Affiliate and my new websites are hosted there.

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How to Customize your WordPress Theme – Advanced Tip

How to Customize your WordPress Theme - Advanced Tip

Questions in the comments on a blog are always great. It’s a marvelous chance to dive deeper into something. For instance: How to customize your WordPress theme.

Catherine’s question on WordPress Tips for Beginners is how to find or change a font of a theme. The answer is about fonts, but almost all other elements like color and sizes that use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) can be changed this way. A website I consult often about CSS is w3schools. The explanation is good and there is a lot to find.

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WordPress Tips for Beginners – Readability, Design, User Experience

Wordpress Tips for Beginners - Readability, Design, User Experience

In How to make money from your hobby or passion? one of the mentioned possibilities is having your own website. Most hosting providers offer a one-click-process to install a WordPress blog, which makes starting real easy. So this article WordPress Tips for Beginners is not about installing, but about aspects to make visiting your website a great experience.  

The biggest mistake most beginners make is: they complicate the whole process. WordPress has infinite choices. However, this doesn’t mean that you should choose all of them from the start. Even if there are hundreds of plugins… Even if you can choose all the colors you want… Or every font that is available… Restrain yourself. The visitors of your website will appreciate it.

I will explain 12 aspects that – once implemented – will give your visitor a great user experience. Making sure they want to come back. 

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How to Change our Mindset about Money in a Healthy Way?

How to Change our Mindset about Money in a Healthy Way?

We probably don’t think much about how our mindset affects our life. We have always thought this way, either as a result of how we were raised or through other circumstances. Yet our mindset in fact does affect our life. By changing how we think we can improve our lives. 

When we rarely feel happy and content and we realize that the reason is that of a negative mindset, it’s time to change to feel better about ourselves and attract more abundance into our life.

If money is part of that negative thinking and worrying, it seems like there can never be a solution. I know what that feels like since I was in that situation myself a few years ago. A good moment to change our mindset about money!

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Review of the Home Business Academy – Sales Funnels or Revenues

Review of the Home Business Academy

The Home Business Academy is a monthly membership, made to make the building of a sales funnel easy, yet it’s also meant as a way to earn residual income as an affiliate.

In 20 Ideas on how to make money after retirement I mention both online and offline possibilities to make money. For both offline and online endeavors it’s good to have sales funnels in place. I’ll explain in this article what a sales funnel is.

In this review of the Home Business Academy I’ll also go in depth on what is means to be an affiliate. To be an affiliate of a product is not on my original list of ideas. So, it makes a perfect Idea #21. I did mention being an affiliate in How to make money from your hobby or passion?, but that was more as a side note. 

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How to make money from your hobby or passion?

How to make money from your hobby or passion?

In 20 Ideas on how to make money after retirement I offered some possibilities to earn extra cash. But what if you have no idea how and where to start to make money from your hobby? I’ll give you some ideas here.

Be passionate about your hobby

The number 1 condition is that you are a raving enthusiast of your hobby. Everything else comes second. Your enthusiasm will seep through everything you will tell, write or show about the subject. And enthusiasm is contagious.

Do you know all the ins and outs of your hobby? That’s a nice bonus. Ditto for being a true craftsman or -woman. Or from always getting the best results. 

Believe me, nothing beats passion. You’ll notice once you are going to tell others about your hobby, you’ll want to investigate things thoroughly. Being curious and open-minded is a better starting point then knowing it all.

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20 Ideas on how to make money after retirement

Ideas on how to make money after retirement

A newspaper article about COVID-19 and the stock exchange made me again realize how vulnerable our financial system is. As soon as stock exchanges are going down, there is talk about freezing the pensions. This year (2020) I finally receive a state pension, but these rumors always make me wonder for how long. 

It’s better not to wait until the unforeseen happens. I want to make sure I have a back-up plan on how to make money after retirement! The ideas I share with you are partly things I am doing or have been doing myself. And partly I got that information from friends and from searching the internet.

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The importance of life expectancy for your personal situation

The importance of life expectancy for your personal situation

The most interesting question I ever got was “How old are you going to be?”. There had been a vague notion in the back of my head, but until then I had never put an actual number on it.

The importance of life expectancy is huge. Not just for life insurers but especially for your personal situation.

Why? Well, let’s say you will live to be 100. And that you retire at age 67. That means 33 years of not having a job and maybe more costs because of a declining health. Which in turn means that you’d better have made preparations while you were still working.

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