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5 WAYS ON HOW TO MONETIZE YOUR HOBBY

Do you know that you can turn things that you enjoy into a thriving money making tool! It is all about playing your cards right and everything will fall into place. Afterall, It doesn't hurt to earn an extra dollar here and there!

Here are 5 ways in which you turn your hobby into a money making business.

• Create a blog

A  blog is a wonderful platform in which you can create awareness of your hobby. It is a way of letting readers know why you enjoy what you do, so that they can follow suit. Remember though to advertise via social media in order to reach a wider scope of people. Through this blog, you can create an online course as well as sell ad-space.

• Write an E-book

The digital age has been gracious to people of our generation by the mere fact that one can create an E-book to disseminate information that can reach wider audiences. You can sell your Ebook via platforms such as Amazon Kindle or even through your own website.

• Create a Youtube channel

Youtube is a great platform of letting your product or service be known. Take this platform as a chance to connect with your audience by sharing your hobby with them. Remember to be genuine though. Offer tutorials on the various hobbies you enjoy. In so doing you attract a wider audience. Youtube pays via advertisements, product sponsorships as well as per the number of views generated.

•Offer face to face lessons.

This method is essential in places where it is convenient to meet with would-be clients. It however entails coming up with a kind of syllabus which is tough. But do not despair. Obviously you make money from your clients since these lessons are charged at a fee.

• Offer consultation services

You may decide to serve as a source of information to interested parties by acting as a consultant. A consultant is basically a guide and in this case you would make a pretty good one by the fact that you have heavily invested your time in perfection of your hobby.

Do not despair if you do not make money right away. Things take time to fall in place. Patience is key. 

Leave a comment if you can, let me know of your thoughts. 

5 TIPS ON HOW TO OVERCOME LAZINESS

Laziness is a disease that plagues us all. Its negative effects take toll on our day to day lives. For instance, laziness has made me miss out on great opportunities ,lose friends as well as get in trouble. Other consequences of laziness include:

•Getting behind in paying bills

•Missing out on important meetings as well as exams

•Failing to meet deadlines

•You can as well get fired for laxity at work

Luckily, It is not inherent, it is something that we have placed upon ourselves, and therefore it can be eliminated. Eliminating laziness helps you become productive, as well as avoid the consequences that I have mentioned earlier.

Here are 5 tips on how to overcome laziness

•Plan your day- It is essential to plan your schedule on a calendar so as to know what to do, and at what time. In so doing, you won’t laze around aimlessly trying to figure out what to do.

•Set out goals- This tip is related to the first one. It is essential to know what exactly you are supposed to do. You should also know what you plan to accomplish by the end of the day. Goal setting lives minimal room to leisure around without any sense of direction.

•Find activities that interest you- It is wise to capitalize on your hobbies. Such hobbies can excite you and keep you motivated. Motivation eliminates boredom which in turn curbs laziness.

•Get out of your comfort zone- Continuous repetition of activities generates  boredom which encourages laziness. So get out of your comfort zone and try out new things. You never know, you may discover your passion which can make you anxious to wake up every morning.

•Change scenery- A change is as good as a rest. You may discover that the environment you live in harbours laziness. It is therefore essential to get out of such a situation for example by ditching friends who never seem to let you grow. These friends are a hindrance towards your potential, and instead drag you down with them.

I hope someone somewhere will find my tips useful.

I would like to hear your thoughts my dear readers. You can send an email, or you can as  well leave a comment below.

10 ESSENTIAL TIPS ON HOW TO ACE A TEST

The very thought of doing an examination gives people a lot of shivers. Personally, every time an exam paper was placed upon my desk, my heart would race and I would get the sweats in all the wrong places. Thank God, I’m done with school so no more tests for me, Hurray! For those in school, worry no more, I am here at your beck and call to guide you. I will be here with you every step of the way. However, I don’t think that I am qualified enough to give you tips but as a person who has aced a lot of tests-not to brag- I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I can share with you.

The 10 tips on how to ace a test are:

•Have a study plan- This is a crucial step because it makes you organized. Essentially, you should create a time table showing what to read, and at what time. A study plan helps you to discover what you have and have not read. In so doing, you will have covered a lot of coursework thus making you ready for that exam.

•Avoid distractions- It is very essential for you to avoid people or activities that will sway your mind from your studies. In so doing, you become focused with all your concentration towards passing that test.

•Take short notes as you study- This method is one of my favourites. As you take notes, you increase your chances of comprehension. You are also more likely to remember what you wrote down which is an important thing when tackling a test.

•Create mnemonics- A mnemonic is a tool that helps you remember. It can be a rhyme, a phrase, an acronym, or a song that helps you to remember certain concepts. You will thank me later after passing that exam!

•Stop last minute studying- Procrastination is a disease that plagues most learners. A good number of us keep putting things off till the last minute. Unfortunately studying at the last minute makes you confused since you cannot grasp all the concepts in a limited time frame. In the long run you find yourself unprepared for that test. Word of advice, is that you should start study from the onset of the semester to give yourself ample time to prepare for a test.

•Take practise tests- A practice test gets you ready because it mimics the scenario of the forthcoming exam. These tests can help you identify probable questions that may come in the exam.

•Revise past papers- In school, there is a tendencies of some teachers ‘recycling’ old examinations. In the end you may discover that the questions in the past papers from the previous years, will be found in your present examination. That would be a plus for you if you had gone through such papers. Past papers also make you familiarize with the way certain tutors ask their examinations. That would definitely be a plus for you.

•Ask questions- Seeking clarification by asking questions is a good way to improve your understanding of various concepts. When you understand them, you will find the exam very easy to do.

•Sleep early on the day prior to the test- A good night’s rest makes you refreshed and ready to sit the exam with confidence.

•Keep your self calm and collected before, and as you sit the exam- It is essential to keep your nerves in check to keep yourself from panicking. Panicking can make you forget all that you have learnt. It can make you fail the exam miserably. Remember to take a breath when faced with tough questions. You can as well leave such questions for a while and come back to them when you mind is clearer.

I hope that I have assisted someone through the tips I have listed above. Leave a comment to let me know your thoughts.

5 TIPS HOW TO DEAL WITH NEGATIVITY

Ever since I started this blog, I have been dealing with quite a number of ‘Keyboard Warriors’. These are people who hide behind their computer and phone screens, and spew vile messages online. In some way, I felt affected and was a bit down. But then it dawned on me, that these people are just projecting their cooped up anger towards me. They are more disturbed than I am.

This brings me to this segment whereby I will discuss on some useful tips on how to deal with negativity, they are as follows:

· Avoid toxic environments- For this scenario, I am focusing mainly on the people who surround you. For instance, if you are surrounded by people who regularly bring you down, your life will be constant hell. My advice is that you should find a means to get away for the sake of your sanity.

· Ignore negative sentiments- Looking past, and shrugging off negative sentiments is a wonderful option. Negative sentiments directed towards you can affect your self-esteem, and your overall productivity. Do not dwell much on what people have to say about you. As long as they are not paying your bills, their words are nothing but empty.

· Keep away from triggers- For instance, you may discover that most of the negative energy stems from a particular source like a social media platform. I would urge you to keep way. Close that account if need be. Your sanity is more important than those likes .

· Find people who build you- It is essential to surround yourself with people who positively impact your life. These people build yourself esteem which serves as an armor to protect you from all the negative energy.

· Motivate yourself- The solution to some problems can always come from within oneself. Therefore find a hobby or some activity that you enjoy. A sense of self fulfilment builds your ego, to a point whereby you can deal with negative sentiments head on. At such a point, you deem yourself invincible and nothing or no one can bring you down.

I encourage you guys to share your stories with me via email. I would be honored to hear from you.

Have a lovely day!

HOW TO LIVE ON A BUDGET- 6 ESSENTIAL TIPS.

‘How I am I going to get by this month?’ is a very common phrase where I come from. Yes, I know we live in tough economic times with high unemployment, and meager wages. However, that does not mean that you cannot find a means to circumvent this. I will begin this article with a narrative.

An year ago, I was in a bind economically. I did have a job back that paid decently. However, without proper planning, I found myself overspending and was frequently behind in paying bills. Luckily, it never got the point whereby I was kicked out of my house, Thank God. But It was not until I found myself not being able to purchase some over the counter drug medication that I got my wake up call. Enough was enough. I sat myself down with pen and paper, and decided to draft a list writing down necessities and cutting out unnecessary items. On this note, I would like to share 6 tips that I have discovered along the way that would guide you my dear readers on how to live on a budget.

· Draft a budget list- This is the first tip. Take out your pen and paper and list what you want starting with the most to the least essential. This action will make you have a clear outline on the exact amount of money to spend. This list will also guide you in separating your needs from your wants. Remember that needs are things you cannot live without, while wants are more or less luxuries.

· Only bite not more than you can chew- It basically means that you should live within your means. Do not spend money on items that you know you cannot afford because you will just rake up unnecessary debts. Repaying these debts is a burden since it take a toll on your income. You might find yourself without money to buy necessities.

· Avoid impulse buying- Impulse buying is a disease that plagues most of us. However, the most effective remedy to this problem comes from within, its all about having self-discipline. The art of self-discipline makes you control of your actions; for instance, you will stick to your budget, and resist temptation.

· Cut back items/activities that are unnecessary- There are quite a number of items and activities that you can forgo since they are more or less a luxury. For instance, you can reduce the number of times you go out clubbing in a month. In do doing, you will find yourself having huge savings that you can redirect to other important ventures.

· Disposing items for example by selling them- I am very sure that there are quite a number of items like clothes you do not wear anymore or electronics you do not use in your house. Such items are a menace but you can sell them online through Ebay or garage sales to generate extra income. Such income can be very resourceful to your monthly budget.

· Save- I cannot stress how important savings are. Savings are important since they can serve as an emergency kitty instead of borrowing money. Remember that borrowing leads to unnecessary costs that can strain your budget.

Challenge yourself my dear readers by adhering to the 6 essential tips I have written above. I really would love to hear from you. Be free to share with me some additional tips I may have left out. My email is at supertechwritings@gmail.com

Thank you!