A lot of people seem to be born with a creative streak, and yet few of them take advantage of it. We are all creative to some degree, but you need to take the time to find and unlock your specific brand of creativity. You may be an ‘out-of-the-box’ thinker with innovative solutions to everyday problems. 

Too many people associate the word creativity with drawing, writing, and acting. The truth is that there are other forms of creativeness that a person can have and use to make some money. 

Here are some ideas on how you can put your creativity to work: 

Get your products online 

If you’re always busy making something, you need a platform to sell them on if you want to make some money. A lot of people sell their art, jewelry, and needlecraft online. There are different strategies you can pursue, such as marketplaces on Facebook or Etsy. It would help if you also looked for other independent online stores to help you sell your products. 

Put pictures of your products on your social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram. The people who like and share it could be offering you a link to a potential customer. Always deliver on what you promise by keeping to delivery schedules and offering clients top-quality service. 

For innovators, the internet offers limitless possibilities for you to market your inventions. Advice from InventHelp will assist you in registering the necessary patents. 

Blog

If you have a way with words, you can start a blog to earn some money. Once your blog starts gaining traction online, you’ll have companies lined up wanting to advertise on it. You’ll also be able to earn a small commission on every click on the ad on your blog. 

You can also offer to endorse certain products and services in exchange for cash. A lot of travel bloggers don’t even need to pay for their trips. By endorsing airlines and hotel chains, their vacations are sponsored, as long as they include a mention of their sponsors in their blogposts. 

To make a success of blogging, you should always do make sure that you publish fresh, original content regularly. Have an interesting story to tell and a creative way of telling it. 

Sell your photographs 

If you’re an avid photographer, you also have a chance to make yourself some money. You can sell your photos online to stock photo companies, who will pay top dollar for interesting images. You can also take assignments to take photographs for companies for their websites. 

Alternatively, offer your services as a photographer part-time. Get family and friends to recommend you and grow your reputation by word of mouth. As you get more work, make sure you compile a portfolio of your work to show potential customers. People appreciate seeing an example of what they can expect if they hire you. 

Show others 

People always want to learn new skills from others who can impart them. Share videos of yourself demonstrating your talents so that viewers can learn from them. Always caption your videos, as more and more people are inclined to watch them without sound. From how to draw something to how to bake a souffle, there are many creative processes you can share online. 

If you’ve got a knack for writing, you could write a ‘how-to’ ebook to publish online. If you’ve got the idea, but you’re not a wordsmith, consider collaborating with a friend who is good at writing. Between the two of you, you’ll come up with a must-read, which will only be the first of many projects to come.

More from Beliefnet and our partners
previous posts

It’s incredible how different sports have turned out to be perfect hobbies to a number of people. Nowadays, the shift to action hobbies is taking place at an alarming rate. People don’t just want to sit down and read a text; they want to be involved in the making process of their hobbies. Through hobbies, […]

Owning a boat opens more opportunities for outdoor fun in the river, dam, lake, or ocean waters. Summertime welcomes hundreds of boat owners who take their families or friends for fun-filled weekends in many places across the US. If you lack creativity, your weekend or holiday can be boring but there are many activities you […]

During a slowdown, store owners need to be creative and look for ways to cut running costs. This does not mean that they need to cut on the quality of service. What it does mean is that store owners will need to innovate to provide the same or even better service by going about their […]

The reasons for selling a house can vary considerably and personal circumstances, such as financial troubles or changing relationships, often play a strong role. In many cases, it is wise to hang on to your investment but there are certain occasions when it is wise to sell. Changes in relationships If you’re getting a divorce, […]