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As An Amateur
Many of the world's most famous professionals first began as an amateur. For example, Muhammad Ali started as an
amateur and became one of the best heavyweight boxers the world has ever known. Others have begun as an amateur
wrestler or an amateur photographer. Some people begin a career as an amateur to save having to get a college
degree in it.
As An Amateur
Fishing as an amateur can become a very enjoyable hobby. In fact, fishing as a pastime is the most popular thing
to do in the world. There are amateur fishermen and women in every country in the world. People fish the rivers and
seas of the world and even the frozen lakes of the Arctic for hours for relaxation. It is a bonus to be able to
take a few fish home.
Playing golf as an amateur is also very popular, but everyone dreams that they will be good enough one day to
take it up as a profession, because unlike fishing, there is a lot of money to be won for the best players. Even
Tiger Woods started playing golf as an unskilled amateur in the sport.
Popular wisdom has it that you should never turn a hobby into a profession, but I am not sure about that. If you
engage in an activity that you enjoy as an aficionado, why not take it up as a career, if you become good at it?
Playing golf is just one of the many hobbies that can be turned into a career.
Computer game players can use their history as an amateur to get a job in the industry as a game developer or a
game tester. All the big game developers employ a team of gamers to play their games looking for bugs. The work can
be very lucrative.
Amateur web site developers and amateur photographers can easily turn their skills to make an extra income even
if it is only a small one to start with. For example, you can build web sites and monetize them with Google adverts
and other affiliate schemes.
You could also use a web site to sell your photographs. There are many web sites where amateur photographers
sell their photos for creators of web sites to use to brighten up their web sites. As an amateur photographer, you
could sell specialized photos or animals, insects, birds or flowers.
A lot of people enjoy writing, but they do not know how to profit from the activity. There are hundreds if not
thousands of specialized blogs - on line magazines - that publish articles from guest writers. You will easily be
able to locate a blog with a Google search or you could consider starting your own blog and monetizing it with
adverts as you would a web site.
There are many ways to earn a little extra income from your hobby using the Internet and your knowledge. if you
hobby or pastime does not easily lend itself to having a web site project, like say, ham radio, you could start a
web site offering to share your knowledge in a field.
Amateur is not the same as a dilettante or a dabbler, there is no shame being engaged in a profession as an