Would you do this for FREE?

I know several people who have 9 to 5 jobs but still do things on the side that they get paid for. For example, my friend Vicky bakes cakes for a few extra bucks, and my friend John supplements his income by fixing computers.

What I wonder is if they enjoy doing these things so much that they'd do them for free.

In my case, my true passion is writing. I manage this blog on the side to augment my salary as a full-time copywriter. I don't earn much from the ads, but it's something.

I love writing so much that I would do it for free if I had to. In fact, I have written content for several websites in the past and not gotten a single cent for it.

People who are willing to do something for free probably consider it a hobby or passion of theirs. If they can get paid for it, then that's icing on the cake. I'm fortunate in that my favorite pastime, writing, also happens to be my trade.

I can understand why people might be unwilling to do the work for free, though. Usually, they have to come out of pocket for supplies, tools, and other items. And just because it's a labor of love doesn't mean it isn't tiring.

Finding ways to make money only makes sense. You never know -- you might start to rake in serious bucks, leading you to consider turning your hobby into a business.

Do you have a hobby that you'd consider doing for free?

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