Making Money from Your Hobbies

Kite Flying as a Hobby

Looking for hobbies that make money? Take a second to think just how much money is circulating in todays society? It’s easily into the trillions of dollars with people buying things for every reason under the sun. With that much money and people willing to spend it why not use your hobby to make money? I’ve sold Hotman tankless water heaters on Ebay, virtual real estate on some server in silicone valley, started an almost successful web hosting business, and made money playing poker online. Just make sure you have a good accounting program, perhaps even a few free tax calculators, as the IRS will be watching.

Blogging is my latest hobby started mainly to document all the hobbies that have captured my attention over the years. Instead of capturing hobbies like shark fishing and pipe smoking in a personal journal I’ve decided to make it public on the internet in order to generate a bit of web traffic. This type of web traffic should eventually grow into a steady stream of income which is a great added benefit to this new hobby.

Tips for finding hobbies that make money.

Find a hobby you love.

If you’ve got a hobby that you love find a way to make money from it. If you’re looking for a hobby don’t pick a hobby you think you can make money from. It’s absolutely vital that you find a hobby that you are passionate about and that you enjoy spending time pursuing. Making a side income should only come as a secondary priority.

Think outside the box.

Sometimes to make money from your hobby you have to think outside the box. Find a way to market your hobby to the public or information that you’ve found particularly helpful. Thats the foundation that this site is built on. I spent tons of time shark fishing and have learned the ins and outs of this crazy sport, so why not pass that info onto the next generation of shark fisherman? The same thing goes for your hobby.

Take your carvings, walking sticks, or teddy bears to the flea market. See if you can sell a couple here and there. My grandmother, who is 85 years old, loves to sew. She marketed her skills to a local custom boutique and now works for 10-15 hours a week doing something she absolutely loves.

Give it time.

Unless you are gifted there is a good chance your hobby won’t make money starting out. You need to develop your skills and experience level before you’re able to market your hobby to the world and expect to make money from it. Enjoy the hobby, if you make money from it so be it, if not your time was spent doing something you love.

Do you have hobbies that make money? If so drop us a comment, we’d love to hear your tips!

Top 10 Causes of Accidental Death

Life is full of accidents. From spilling your milk to elbowing your loved one in the night. These particular accidents however result is something much worse than a black eye. These are the top 10 accidents that could land you 6 feet under.

10. Electrocution
~500 Deaths / Year

There is about a 1 in 10,000 chance you’ll inadvertently join the some 4,500 inmates who have died by electrocution. Better be careful next time you’re changing the light bulb.

9. Getting Hit by a Car
~1,100 Deaths / Year

Didn’t your mama teach you to look both ways before crossing the street? Think twice next time you step off the curb and expect someone jabbering on their cell phone to give a damn.

8. Firearm Discharge
~1,150 Deaths / Year

Yah, you have the right to bear arms. Just put a lock on it! The odds of your kid getting whacked by a loaded firearm are about 1 in 5000.

7. Complications with Medical Procedure
~3,000 Deaths / Year

Going under the knife? Better make sure Doc is on his game before you let him rub on your innards.

6. Choking
~3,200 Deaths / Year

Know the Heimlich maneuver? You might consider learning since 3,200 people died from choking on a gobstopper or a piece of fillet mignon. Who knows you might just be a hero.

5. Drowning
~3,500 Deaths / Year

Swimming, bathing, boating, or any other activity to do with water results in thousands of people accidentally drowning to death. Maybe Steve Jobs should market iGills.

4. Fire
~3,700 Deaths / Year

Dying in a fire would really have to suck. Being burned to death has always been one of my worst fears. The odds of dying from smoke inhalation, a falling beam, a back draft, or just plain burning to death are about 1 in 1000.

3. Poisoning
~9,500 Deaths / Year

People just love to overdose on their drugs. This also includes accidental poisonings like swigging some Windex or Clorox. My wife and I called Poison Control a couple years ago when our 2 year old downed half a bottle of KY Jelly. Thankfully all that did was give her “the runs” for about a week.

2. Falling
~15,000 Deaths / Year

Bob Saget cashed in on the #2 accidental death with America’s Funniest Home Video. I guess it really is surprising how many people fall off a ladder and through a plate glass window to meet there demise. Your odds of doing the same are 1 in 218!

1. Car Crash
~44,000 Deaths / Year

No real surprise here. If you’ve been driving for 5 years or so you’ve probably been in an accident. Thankfully for you it wasn’t fatal. Wonder how much longer until Moller comes out with their flying car?

Moller Flying Car

Parasites – What Everyone Ought to Know!

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Parasites are literally everywhere! They start out in the nastiest of places, like stool. Then they find their way on to your pets. Once on your pets its only a matter of time before they’re in your carpet, and with no warning they’ve worked their way it to your large intestine. Once parasites make it to your large intestine they can live there for yearsundetected! It’s time for you to take action against these invisible organisms.

Believe it or not, 90% of the world’s population will have a problem with these energy and nutrient draining microscopic organisms. There are over 1000 different types of parasites that can infect a human being. The worst part is that only 1% of these parasites will show up in regular testing run by your medical doctor.

With that said, the parasites most likely to infect you are: Pinworms, Giardia, Roundworms, Hookworms, Tapeworms, and Flukes. Each are frightening in their own right. If you suspect you’ve been infected with a parasite read on for symptoms, pictures, and natural cures.

Roundworms – #1 Parasite Infecting Humans

Roundworms Parasites

Here is a staggering statistic: the World Heath Organization reported that about 25% of the world’s population is infected with roundworm. That’s easily over 1 billion people infected by this parasite. Roundworms can grow up to 15 inches inside the intestines and can lay as many as 300,000 eggs in a single day. Once the larvae hatches it only takes about 2 months before they are able to reproduce.

You’ll have many of the same symptoms as the hookworms including ‘flu like’ symptoms and abdominal pain. If you get a swarm of 13 inchers, your intestines will probably become blocked at which point you’ll wish for nothing short of death. Also if you start vomiting be on the lookout! They have been known to be present in the toilet after vomiting or a healthy bowel movement.

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Pinworms – #2 Parasite Infecting Humans

Pinworms Paraistes

Over 500 million people are infected with pinworms, with the majority of these being children. These parasites will awaken you in the middle of the night by an intense itching around the anus. If you’ve experienced this you’ve likely been infected by pinworms for 2-3 months. Pinworms, also known as threadworms, will sneak out at night to lay their eggs on the fertile skin surrounding your anus.

In order to confirm a pinworm infestation a flashlight can be used to inspect a stool sample. Pinworms will show up as ‘glowing’ and about 1/3″ long. Another method for pinworm detection is a piece of tape on the perianal skin. Press the tape to the skin surrounding the anus and remove and examine it for eggs or worms.

Pinworms are extremely contagious and will contaminate family members, bed sheets, clothing, carpet, and under your fingernails. Ensure fingernails are kept short and avoid scratching the anus. Take a shower at least once per day and change clothes and bed linens daily as well.

Pinworms are easily contracted by ingesting pinworms eggs from contaminated food, drink, or dirty hands.

The quickest most effective treatment is Albendazole or Pyrantel. These drugs are prescribed by your doctor. However a colon cleanse product may also be used to rid your body of pinworms and should be used annually to ensure your body is clear of all parasitic organisms.

Giardia -Waterborne Human Parasites

Giardia is one of the most common waterborne parasites. Its immune to chlorinated water and can live in cold water for about 2 months. The reason Giardia is tough to kill is because its protected by an outer shell. As it’s passed through stool it is able to live for a much longer time than most parasites.

You’re likely to be infected by Giardia from swallowing contaminated water in swimming pools, fountains, hot tubs, lakes, rivers, or ponds. Also eating uncooked food or picking up contaminated diapers, bathroom fixtures, or toys.

About a week or two after you’ve been infected you’ll likely experience diarrhea. Don’t be surprised if this is accompanied gas, cramps, or greasy stool.

Treatment for Giardia is Furoxone. This drug is prescribed by a doctor. Here again a colon clease product can be used to flush the parasites from your system.

Hookworms – Terrifying Human Parasites

Hookworms Parasite

Above, on the left, we have a head shot of a hookworm. On the right, we have a ring worm feasting on your intestines. Hookworms enter through the skin, usually through bare feet, and migrate through the bloodstream to the lungs and intestines. The also may be ingested through contaminated food or water.

You may have itchiness or redness where the larvae penetrate the skin (most likely your feet). If they make it undetected into your system you may have a dry cough, blood-tinged septum, wheezing, and a low grade fever. If the larvae make it all the way to your intestines they’ll begin sucking blood at which point you’ll lose your appetite, experience killer diarrhea, and most likely double over in abdominal pain, not to mention anemia.

Hookworm treatment usually includes Albendazole or Pyrantel, which is exactly the same treatment for Pinworms. Anemia will be treated as symptoms arise and it could take up to 3 months for it to resolve itself. A colon cleanser, such as the Ultimate Colon Cleanser is extremely effective in reducing your chances of a major hookworm infestation. It is also possible to cure a hookworm infestation with a colon cleanse, but a prescription drug is the quickest and most efficient method.

Schistosoma – Blood Vessel Parasites

Schistosoma Parasites

These microscopic parasites are also know as blood flukes and are known to the World Health Organization as the second biggest danger to society next to Malaria. They call blood vessels home and can pass their eggs through urine and feces. Hosts are infected by penetrating the skin. Once you’re infected, chances are you’ll never even know it.

If you do it would be a fever, chills, or perhaps a cough. Your body has a severe reaction to the eggs, not the worm itself. Repeated infection can damage the liver, intestines, lungs, and bladder. Once the doc as inspected your urine and stool you’ll be given a drug that will knock these guys out in 2 days.

Tapeworms – The 20′ Parasite

tapeworms Parasites

In the true spirit of parasites, I’ve saved the best for last. Tapeworms are the mack daddy of parasites that can measure upwards of 20 FEET long! If you suspect you have a tapeworm parasite infestation keep an eye on your stool because these guys are so long they tend to break off. As long as the head remains attached in the intestine they will continue to grow. Humans are generally infected by tapeworms through cattle. Tapeworms will bore through the intestinal wall of the cow and lodge themselves in the muscle where you ingest them (I’d get my steak well done, by the way).

If you don’t believe these guys can get to 20′ check out this picture from the Oprah show. Dr. Oz and Oprah are holding onto a huge tape worm. There is no denying that these guys are big and nasty. There symptoms are pretty nasty too. By the way, you know what Dr. Oz recommends?

Tapeworm symptoms are similar to the others including abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, and constipation. If you’re looking to lose a couple pounds you might consider letting a couple tapeworms take up residence in your intestines. It is rumored that tapeworms were a core ingredient of some diet pills.

Conclusion About Parasites

Parasites are everywhere. Dogs. Cats. Kids. Adults. There are many things you can do like washing your hands and fully cooking your food that can significantly reduce your risk of getting parasites, but you’ll never be absolutely sure they are gone. That’s why a healthy colon is critical. A healthy colon ensure that your intestines are not a breeding ground for these nasty organisms.

If you suspect you have parasites

Mixed-Up Words

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Reading mixed up words is quite as magical as it may seem. After doing a bit of research I found that the Cambridge study wasn’t totally accurate. There are many factors that allow you to be able to read the above paragraph. 27 of 74 words above have not been scrambled because they are 1, 2, or 3 letter words. This helps to maintain the grammatical structure of the sentence. 20 of the 74 words are four letter which means that only two letters have been transposed. Its very simple for a person to decode a 4 letter words. Basically this means that 63% of this sentence is not even scrambled. 15 of the words are 5-6 letters long which are only moderately difficult to decode. This leaves 20% of the words in the above paragraph which are difficult to unscramble. Also when words are in context they’re much easier to figure out what word goes there based on the letters available.

There are several words that have permutations that are much more difficult to decode. For instance if you group all the consonants together and leaving the vowels grouped together makes it much more difficult. I have to admit it’s pretty impressive that you can read mixed up words or scrambled letters even if only 20% of the words are hard to decode but not quite as impressive as I first thought. If you’re interested in scrambling up your own words visit the Word Scrambler.