I recently had a coaching session with a multi-talented client, and we were trying to rustle up some extra bucks to plump up her monthly income.
Being multi-talented, she had lots of skills she could potentially cash in on. “I could put my photos on stock imagery sites, do audio editing, be a guest lecturer at colleges…I could give tours on Maui!”
She came up with nearly a dozen things she enjoyed that could potentially become a source of income. Maybe you’ve made a similar mental list as well.
Given all of this opportunity, the real question is, “What do you NOT want to monetize?”
It took a long time for many of us to figure out that would could make money doing what we’re passionate about. Sometimes we get so swept up with this realization that we become monetization monsters looking for the penny behind every passion.
My advice: Save a little sumthin’ for mama.
You have a wealth of skills and talent; you don’t need to trick ’em all out into dollars and cents. Keep some of your gifts out of the money mix and do them just because you love them. It’s generous.
And when it’s time to monetize? If you’re only drawing from a pot of pre-screened “I love to do this” stuff, it’s hard to go wrong. If it’s about making money, go where the money is. What will be easy? Sustainable? Able to grow?
In the comments, tell us: What do you choose not to monetize? And what’s it like to keep those goodies for the house?