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Are you thinking about ways to make some extra money? Why not start by looking at the things that you are good at or enjoy doing.


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Are you thinking about ways to make some extra money? Why not start by looking at the things that you are good at or enjoy doing.

Almost every highly successful business person started by doing what they love. People like JK Rowling, Jamie Oliver, Bill Gates and Walt Disney succeeded by turning their hobbies into business opportunities.

So what do you do after hours? By investing in the skills or social activities that excite you, you could discover your gateway to success.

Here are some options you may not have considered yet:

Pilates Instructor
Perhaps you do Pilates or some form of physical exercise already but have never thought of becoming an instructor. The idea might not be as far-fetched as you imagine. If you join the Pilates training course presented by the Health & Fitness Academy you can become an accredited instructor. The course will equip you with the necessary tools and techniques to run a Pilates class from beginner to master level. Upon completion of the course you will be able to create and run programmes tailored to different client requirements in mat, equipment, individual and group classes.

Basic Sound Recording
Do you enjoy listening to music? Take your love of music further by becoming a sound recording engineer. The course hosted by Oakfields college is ideal for professionals who are looking to improve their skills after hours. During the 12 week course participants will learn the basic concepts of sound, microphone techniques, multi-channel recording, music production and more. During the course you will also write and record a radio advertisement which will form part of your electronic portfolio.

Photography
Never before has there been such a demand for photographers. Do you take pictures of everything? Why not develop this skill and find a useful platform to showcase your artwork. City Varsity offers a beginners course that provides a foundation for future career opportunities. During the course you will learn how the camera works, depth of field, composition and framing. Participants who complete this short course will receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Basic Photography.

Coaching Fundamentals
Do you have a tendency to mentor others? This could be a calling that you have not yet tapped into. With the help of the Coaching Fundamentals course, delivered by the South African College of Applied Pschology (SACAP), you can unlock your ability and passion for coaching people through life. You will learn how to have intentional conversations, build relationships and communicate effectively. This part-time 4-month course has a strong experiential component, including being coached around your own personal and professional development in relation to the concepts you are learning about.

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