The holidays are upon us. Many people are wondering what to give as gifts and more importantly, where to get the extra money from to buy the gifts. The truth is that most of you never got a raise and you are therefore looking forward to the same amount on the pay check, but you have extra demands on your hands. Where do you get the extra cash from? Afterall, you don’t want to be labeled as Scrooge. This is where you have to do what Napoleon Hill said years ago, “Think and Grow Rich.” Think! Do you have a hobby that you can get people to pay you for over the holidays? Think! Can you bake a ham? Believe it or not there are people out there who really can’t cook. They really don’t know how to bake a cake or bake a ham or even roast a chicken. They are not misfits, or bad people, they just don’t know how. Then there are other people who just don’t have the time. That is where you come in, you can provide a service, do something you love to do and get some cash for Christmas. Offer to bake a cake for them or do something they can’t do for themselves, or don’t have the time to do, but they are willing to pay you to do it for them. You don’t need to get fancy advertising. Use the number one advertising tool, “word of mouth.” Get the word out and turn your hobby into cash this Christmas. Start with your inner circle and let them spread the word for you. If you belong to a religious group, bake a cake and take it for an event and let people sample your treat and then you can get orders that way. That is just two ways to get started. I like this idea because you give something for free first, and then you can expect a greater harvest. Use your hobby to make some money this Christmas. Fell free to add your comments.