Some of the cool ideas you’re about to “meet” come from people in an international community of licensed Profiting From Your Passion® coaches.
I hope these ideas inspire you to find and grow your own income-generating idea!
- Get Paid to Share Your Love of Wine
- Get Paid to Imitate the Masters
- Get Paid to Bake Cookies
Great Idea #4: Get Paid to Share Your Love of Wine
Love turning people onto great wine? So did the couple who started a mobile in-home wine tasting service called Winebulance.
People looking for a fun way to learn about wine with their friends can schedule a knowledgeable Wine Consultant to show up at their home in a well-stocked van to educate the gathering on some of the company’s favorite wines.
Revenue comes from wine sales. But the main focus is on having local wine shops pay $2,500 to implement the business model in an exclusive territory. The shop owner can buy, lease, or rent the van.
Coincidentally one of the class exercises in the Profiting From Your Passion® coach training involves a Wine Educator.
The exercise asks students to come up with ways a wine educator could make money. I’m not going to give away all the answers. But here are a few examples to jog your thinking:
- train wait staff at new or established restaurant
- run wine tastings for vineyards
- run tours through wine country
- hold wine pairing events at restaurants
The exercise was inspired by a client who left her draining Silicon Valley job to pursue her love of wines. After re-locating to a less pricey part of California and taking a minimum wage job at a gourmet food and wine shop, the client earned her certificate as a wine educator.
Want to be a Wine Educator?
In the US the Society of Wine Educators is one of several organizations that offer a self-study version with testing sites in various states. Other organizations, like the Culinary Institute of America offer live classes.
Great Idea #5: Get Paid to Imitate the Masters
No one actually paid high school senior Julia Reidhead to use acrylic paints to turn a second hand wedding dress into a beautiful Van Gogh inspired prom dress.
Instead the 18-year-old from Mesa, Arizona did it just for fun.
Building on That Idea
But that doesn’t mean Julia – or anyone with an artistic flair – couldn’t make money painting replicas of famous works of art!
You could paint custom lampshades, shower or window curtains, bed spreads, clothing, furniture, walls… virtually any surface.
Great Idea #6: Get Paid to Deliver Warm Cookies and Milk
If you love to make cookies you could of course open a bake shop. But then you’d have all that overhead.
Instead why not launch a Cookies & Milk Delivery service like this one in Davis, California started by a philosophy major at UC Davis and his recently graduated girlfriend.
The couple bakes the cookies at a downtown commercial kitchen then delivers them still warm along with ice cold milk to their addicted fans.
Building on That Idea
Maybe you don’t live near a large university or aren’t keen on being in the delivery business or have employees?
I can imagine warm cookies and milk working well out of a food truck. If you’re a night person you could park the truck near a busy bar scene.
If you’re not a night owl then find someone who is. That way your asset – the truck – is still earning money while you sleep.
Bake in the morning. Then during lunch time take your cookie truck to playgrounds frequented by preschoolers and their caretakers or large office complexes. Afterward, head to a large high school to catch hungry teens just as school is letting out.
The Bottom Line
Make Your Own %&#*#@ Job
Every summer there are millions of aimless teenagers who were unable to find a summer job. But not for lack of trying.
They filled out applications at the mall and at fast food restaurants. But no luck.
It simply never occurs to these teens – OR their parents – to MAKE A JOB.
- Wash cars
- Mow lawns
- Paint fences
- Clean garages
- Sweep the sidewalks in front of store fronts
- Design websites
- Teach adults how to use social media
- Refinish furniture
- Repair computers or lawn mowers
For instance, have you ever tried to find a lawn chair in August? The stores have already moved on to selling snow blowers!
Enter a local kid who used to snag discarded lawn chairs and reweave the seats. Every day he’d have 20 or more on display in front of his house selling at $7-$15 a pop.
In other words — Get Creative!
Can you blame these kids? After all, most adults are astonishingly uncreative about ways to make money that don’t involve getting a job-job.
In most industrialized countries people have lost the ability to connect the dots between a need and a solution we could provide in order to earn money.
Instead we’ve become a nation of occupational sheep.
And the old way is no longer working. So get creative people!
As George Eliot said, “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”
The Big End of Summer
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All You Need is A Great Idea
Ideas are powerful. When you finally see a way you can make money doing what you love, something remarkable happens.
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An idea gives you direction. Without your own idea, you’re destined to watch others pursue their passion while your own life passes you by.
Over the span of 19 years, I’ve helped thousands of aspiring self-bossers just like you to connect the dots between what you love to do and how you can make money at it.
And the most important “dot” of all? Making sure that all ideas pass the all-important Life Test. That way you can put your life first – and work second.
Now for a limited time you can schedule a personalized Income Generation Idea and Action Planning Strategy Session for the significantly reduced price of just $499.
That means for under five hundred bucks you can get one – or quite possibly – multiple income generating ideas.
Not sure what you love to do?
“The way to find out about your happiness,” said renowned mythology scholar Joseph Campbell, “is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy – not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy.”
That’s why to help you re-discover your lost passions, your laser session includes a copy of It’s Never Too Late to Find Your Calling: A Handbook to Help You Find Your Passion and Get a Life.
And if you worry that the thing you most love to do won’t pay the bills, think again!
Once you discover the utterly liberating concept of multiple streams of income you’ll realize that more is possible than you ever imagined.
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I’ve taken a lot of career assessment tools and they always end up telling me I’m creative – which I already knew – but they still leave me stumped as to what to DO with my creativity to actually make a living.
Valerie gave me a lot of good ideas that really made me think. She helped me see how many different possibilities there are in the world for us creative types.
Los Angeles, CA
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