Everyone has a passion in life. Some people are smart enough to turn that passion into a lucrative income, which we all seem to envy. There are many ways to make money while doing something you enjoy. Do not let anyone fool you into thinking otherwise.

Start by compiling a list of the things you do enjoy. Do not leave anything out, no matter how ridiculous it sounds. Dump all your thoughts out onto your list and in a matter of minutes you're going to see just how rich your hobbies can make you.

Now go through your list and write down a way that hobby can make a profit for you. You can cash in by either doing it, teaching it to others, selling something related to it, or even recommending related products for a commission. Do not skip anything on your list or you'll miss the point of this exercise.

If you did not cheat and completed the steps above, you should be pleasantly surprised with your list. Your hobbies really are a goldmine when you think about it from an entrepreneur's point of view. However, some of you may have had trouble with that exercise so let's review more possibilities first.

  • Some people love gardening. A few ways they can profit is by selling produce, setting up a partnership with florists, or gardening for others.
  • Other people love meeting more people and making friends. The owners of MySpace capitalized on this by setting up a virtual community that makes it easy to meet new friends. Now they make millions being selling advertising space on their website.
  • Another example is antique watch collectors. Some buy and sell hundreds of watches, which allow them to spend time with the items they love so much. As a bonus they can make a very handsome profit if they go about their marketing right.

Hopefully now you have some ideas rattling around your brain. If you do not, you're really limiting yourself and you need to break free of that mindset.

Nothing could be more important to your success than your own thoughts. Thinking positively will result in immense success for you, providing you take action. Add wisdom to that (which you can get from others who've had success in your field) and you've got a winning game plan. So please, remember this: positive thoughts + action + wise (or brilliant) ideas = success, money and happiness.

To sum it up, you can make money doing something you love. There are probably many things you enjoy doing that could make you a few dollars to a few billion dollars. You're only limited by yourself so start making some changes in your life. A change in attitude could make all the difference in the world.