Have You Ever Dreamt of Making a Full Time Income From Your Hobbies and Interests?
Have you ever dreamt of making a full time income from your hobbies, interests and the activities you enjoy?
Government statistics shows you can!
If it’s a hobby you’re passionate about, a special skill you possess or inside knowledge that would intrigue others! You can create a Thriving profitable business just by doing what you love to do each and every day!
“The Facts… A multi-Billion pound industry!”
According to National statistics the average UK household will spend at least £57.40 a week on recreation and their hobbies that’s a minimum of £2984.80 per household, per year spent on hobbies and Koobit recreation, it’s the second highest spend for the typical UK household and only second to the £61.70 spent on transport cost, (car, insurance, petrol, tax, repairs etc…)
The statistics show that more money is spent on recreation and hobbies, then food and drink, housing fuel and power, clothing and footwear, household goods and services, education and even health.
Research also carried out by national statistics estimates that there were 61.4 million people living in the UK in 2008 with that figure set to rise by 4 million by 2018 and the population is set to hit 71.6 million by 2033.
The research showed there are 23.8 million households in the UK. That means the estimated yearly spend on hobbies and recreation in the UK alone is 68 Billion pounds and rising year on year.
“Defying recession, a trend for spending!”
UK national statistics show that 18.3 million households in the UK (70 per cent) had Internet access in 2009. This is an increase of just under 2 million households (11 per cent) over the last year and 4 million households (28 per cent) since 2006.
Sixty-three per cent of all UK households had a broadband connection in 2009, up from 56 per cent in 2008. Of those households with Internet access, 90 per cent had a broadband connection in 2009, an increase from 69 per cent in 2006.
In 2009, 37.4 million adults (76 per cent of the UK adult population) accessed the Internet in the three months prior to the national statistics interview. The number of adults who had never accessed the Internet fell to 10.2 million (21 per cent) in 2009.
Sixty four per cent of all adults who were recent Internet users (having accessed the Internet in the three months prior to the national statistics interview) had ever purchased goods or services over the Internet.
Of these, 83 per cent (26 million) had purchased within the last three months.
“UK online spending to reach £56bn by 2014”
Online spending in the UK is set to reach £56bn by 2014 as the web defies the recession, according to analyst Forrester Research.
Internet sales are set to grow at a yearly rate of six per cent over the next six years, says the survey, which covered more than 4,100 UK consumers as well as large retailers with a web presence.
According to Forrester, around 28 million UK consumers shop online today and the figure is set to jump to 37 million by 2014, the equivalent of £56Billion in value.
UK consumers are leading the online shopping trend, with spending reaching around £1,312 per person per year. By comparison, Germans spend £771 a year online and the French spend £693 annually.
“Even leading UK retailers such as Argos, Next, and Tesco have begun integrating their channels in search of seamless cross-channel customer experiences to help drive substantial sales growth,” says the Forrester report.
Popular items among online shoppers in the UK are books, DVDs and leisure travel, while the French are likely to shop for clothes, books and leisure travel. Books, clothing and event tickets are the most common items to be purchased online in Germany.