Profitable Hobbies That Could Become Your Little Start Up

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

ideasIf you are tired of your day-to-day routine and would rather be spending your afternoons doing something you love rather than sitting at your desk, staring out the window wishing you were doing anything but your job, then you should consider turning your hobby into a stream of income. This may seem impossible, but in many cases it is far from it. Here are five hobbies that can be extremely profitable.

In recent years blogging has become not only a very popular hobby, but also a very popular profession. Some people write mostly on their own blogs with the occasional guest post on other popular blogs in their niche. These people generally are making money from advertising, eBooks and other online streams of income while they write and improve their own blog. Another option is to get paid to guest post on other blogs, and many of the high traffic blogs will not only pay you but allow you to link back to your own blog to bring in traffic. Continue reading

Telling Your Story in the Best Possible Way

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

2015-01-10-storytellingdesigninnovation-thumbThe design choices you make for your website, business cards, and brochures should be about more than just looking good. You want everything that bears your company logo and name to be about telling an engaging story that will draw people in and make them want to learn more about you. In this Huffington Post article on storytelling and design innovation, there’s a discussion about just this, and this story on the best and worst branding of 2014 also confirms: the best way to grab people’s attention is by telling them a great story.


You may find yourself wondering how you can tell a story through design choices, but as we’ve talked about in a previous blog post, it’s all about making sure that you follow some simple rules of design when you explain your products and services.

Keep Things Simple

Telling your story doesn’t mean that you need to write an epic about how you founded your business. The old cliché less is more is usually true.Continue reading