Beer Can Collecting

Beer Can Collecting is alive and well. The internet is helping to bring together collectors, buyers and sellers of the vintage beer, brewery collectables and even soda can fans.

The first beer can was produced in October, 1935 by the American Can Company and Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company.
Although the prohibition years put a damper on beer cans and brewery collectables, the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s provided a wealth of great collectable items that capture the spirit and style of those eras.
During the 1970s, the beer can collecting hobby took off with thousands of collectors beginning collections and starting the valuable process of preserving these classic icons.

Money Making Hobbies

Turn Your Hobby Into Cash....

Hobbies should always be something you thoroughly enjoy, bringing a quiet oasis to your hectic lifestyle. And, if this enjoyable pastime brings in a little income, you profit in more ways than one.
Do you love sports? Bowling, tennis, skiing? Are you good enough to go professional? Anything worth doing is always hard work but well worth it. If you don’t make it to professional status, teaching your skill can bring you satisfaction and some extra money. Get started by advertising your expertise in your local newspaper, at your sporting goods stores, and on grocery store bulletin boards.
Into crafts? Craft shows and festivals are popular across the country year round. Who can resist a hand-made sweater, shawl, or baby blanket? Work at your leisure year round, concentrating on what time of year you want to display your wares. Then, check out local schools, churches, and clubs for dates of their shows. Word of mouth will give you a good indication of the more popular fairs and festivals that will be appropriate for you.

Do you have a flair for art? How about caricatures? Advertise your services for children's birthday parties or set up a table at street fairs and flea markets and see how many people you can attract.
Have a love of history? Volunteer at a local museum and learn as you go. When a paying position becomes available, you’ll be first in line and already trained.
Do you love gardening? There are many shut-ins and the elderly who can't tend their gardens anymore but still appreciate the beauty they bring into their lives. Offer your services for a small fee and earn some spending money while doing something you love to do.
Your local high school, college, or library might be interested in your talents for their Evening Classes.
cooking or cake decorating
musical instruments
You may have to start off on a volunteer basis, but this could possibly open doors to a paying position as a private tutor.
Your love of animals could lead you to a side business of pet walking or pet sitting.
Contests are always fun and can be profitable.
Collectibles can bring in a steady income. Buying, selling, and trading on E-bay is a fun way to make some money. Traveling to antique shows, flea markets, and collectible shows are great ways to get started, meeting people with like interests along the way.

Scrapbooking hobby

The hobby of Scrapbooking is the collections of photographs, clipped newspaper articles, ribbons, party invitations and other keepsake mementos. These collections are then stored in books and three ring binders.

Todays scrapbook supplies provide great options for creating a long term treasure. High quality paper, simple and clean glue dots or double sided tape. Colorful and reinforced binders and covers to protect your treasures.
You can pick up basic supplies at your nearby Walmart or grocery store. Or, you can head towards an arts and crafts store like Jo-Ann's for scrapbooking specific starter kits.
Scrapbooks can be organized in any manner you choose. Maybe following a child through their life. Maybeone centered around a family reunion. Another, celebrating a wedding. Choosing a theme will also help set the tone for the supplies that you will want to use.

Book Collecting hobby

Reading has always been an enjoyable activity providing a means to escape into fictional worlds with powerful heroes and evil villains, unlimited adventures and unforgettable stories. Reading also provides the means to expand your knowledge through non-fiction, biographies, and trade magazines.

But avid readers shouldn't overlook the pleasures of rare book and magazine collecting. Book Collecting offers a number of related activities that can provide hours of fun, expose you to new authors and reading material, and meet and interact with fellow collectors of similar interests online and at collecting conventions.
Pre-Internet book collecting relied on hunting through the dusty shelves of used bookstores, hitting garage sales and flea markets, and occasionally having your local used bookstore do a formal book search. This proved quite limiting depending on your local bookstores and many of us were never exposed to huge areas of collecting.
Post-Internet book collecting is entirely different. Web-based book search engines such as Alibris and ABEbooks have linked thousands of used book sellers together so that just about any book you could want, if available from someone, somewhere and its only a few mouse clicks and a credit card charge away.
Also, through various fan websites, e-zines and online articles, we are now exposed to more authors, genres, and publishers than ever before. We are only limited now by our interests and time limits.
Book collecting can take many different formats. For the most part, you can dive right in, tracking down your long lost favorite books with the Book Search options.
For those who enjoy collecting rare, first edition items, the internet provides access to those resources as well.

By trade and season hobby

mine are: Varies by season.

knee boarding, tubing, power boating, wakeboarding
riverboating, exploring and just enjoy the scenery
Hunting, a little fishing when not hunting
4 wheeling with ATVs
Amateur Radio (Ham radio)

Costs of a hobbie can become more of an issue than the time spent on it.
Most of my hobbies seem to fall under the heading of Crafting. But to me they aren't just hobbies. We have a

website and sell our items... so they have also become a business.
Beadwork (traditional indian and other forms)
Jewelry making (including the ancient wire working)
Yard Saleing! (yeah, that's a hobby!)
Leather work (both traditional indian and other)
Snowflakes (I collect them)
Forums (I enjoy them!)