If you have any writing talent, you can try freelance writing which is in great demand on the internet.
You can even write e-books on subjects you have knowledge, interest or experience in and sell them on the internet. E-bay is a good place to start.
In fact, you can sell anything on E-bay. This is something you should definitely give a try since it is a low-cost business you can develop as far as you wont.
I will write more about this later.
For now, you might want to check out www.freelancer.com and e-bay.com.
Surf a little and you will find all kinds of info. Just be careful, don't pay for anything you haven't double-checked.
I have made some money as a freelancer too, but my favorite activity is crafting.
I love all kinds of crafts, love making things, exploring what other people do and reading whatever I can find related to crafts.
Right now, I'm working on wooden boxes exploring materials and techniques I can use to decorate them.
I have just recently started posting my boxes at www.madeit.com.au - that is an Australian version of Etsy (www.etsy.com). Both are great places for crafters to sell their products - like a market place 24/7.
I'm also preparing to participate at the 'Made In Thornbury' market in June/July. I'm going there with my boxes and knitted and crocheted scarfs'n'staff.
Here is a picture of some of my boxes. Please feel free to visit my store at
I love working on these boxes and any money I make from it comes as a gift :)
That's all for today, folks. Please keep Japan in your prayers!