Money and Business

The Power of “No”: Are You a Distracted Hobbyist?

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Distractions are everywhere. You’re trying to get work done, but your mind keeps wandering off to think about that new gossipy thing you heard about your co-worker, or that reality show you can’t miss tonight. Even when we’re trying to focus on a task, it’s hard to resist the pull of a distraction. When it …

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7 Signs You’re Ready to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

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Do you paint miniatures as a hobby and wonder if it could make money for you? You’re not alone. Many hobbies can make money, but few hobbies are able to earn the kind of cash that miniature painting can. In this article, I share my experience and knowledge as a commissioned miniature painter in order …

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Overcoming Fear as a Miniature Stock Photographer

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Wondering if stock photography is for you, but afraid to take the plunge? You’re not alone. Many photographers feel the same way, but with a few tips and tricks, you can soon overcome your fears and be on your way to becoming a successful stock photographer! Although my journey as a hobbyist has taken me …

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Why Expensive Hobby Tools Suck (and Why We Need Them)

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Ever balk at the idea of buying expensive hobby instruments? Premium quality paint brushes, costly airbrushes, and top-of-the-line acrylic paints all come with a hefty price tag that can make your wallet whimper. So why would any normal person want to spend so much money on what is essentially a bunch of plastic, dead animal …

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10 Money-Saving Hobby Tips for Miniature Painters

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Are you looking for ways to save money in your miniature painting hobby? The miniature painting hobby can be as expensive or as affordable as you want. Of course, as with any hobby, you can easily find yourself spending much more than your budget allows. As commissioned miniature painter for many years, I’ve learned a …

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Essential Tools and Supplies for Painting Miniatures and Models

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Are you a new miniature painter, or want to help another painter get started? At first glance, the sheer amount of stuff you think you need may be intimidating. But, I’m here to tell you that you don’t need much at all to start painting miniatures. In fact, you only need 3 things: a good …

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5 Reasons Miniature Painters Should Convert Their Miniatures into NFT Cryptocurrency

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Did you know you can convert your miniature painting into a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin? A non-fungible token (or NFT) is a unique unit of data on a digital ledger called a blockchain. As a miniature painter and artist, you can convert your miniature paintings into a unique NFT currency, a form of non-interchangeable digital creative …

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How to Make Money from Your Music Hobby

Music is ancient. Since the beginning of human history, song and sound has been a universal way to express ideas, reveal (and discover) passions, and tell stories. If you’re a musician or other creative, then you have experienced the inner spark that drives you to produce your art. Whatever the reason for your creative endeavor, …

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