Take action. It isn't what you can do well that makes you money, it is what you do. No matter how well you are able to do something, if you aren't out there doing it, you won't get paid for it. On the other hand, if you are doing something, even if it is only mediocre, you can earn from it.
Every day, people sell jewelry they've made. They sell their paintings, drawings, and pottery. They sell clothing and woodworking. It's not necessarily because they are great at making those things. It is because they make them and get them out for sale. They don't just think about it, they take action.
People earn a living as public speakers, personal coaches, and storytellers because they have the guts and gumption to do it. People get paid for planning weddings, catering meals, and taking photographs. RVers are out there making money by giving workshops and teaching classes. They aren't necessarily experts. But, they have hung out their shingle and asked for people's business. They take action. They just do it.
Every day, people are earning money from websites that aren't very good. But, the important thing is that they are up, on the web. They aren't still in the planning stages, never written, because the would-be publisher is still comparing website hosts, doing search engine optimization, and worrying if the articles have the right format and word count. The ones making money aren't the perfect ones -- they are the ones that are posted.
Musicians and other entertainers get paid for live performances -- not rehearsals. They also make CDs and DVDs and sell them. I use the terms "musicians" and "entertainers" loosely as I'm not sure they are good enough to be called that. But, the fact remains, good or not, they are making money from what they do -- because they are doing it. They aren't waiting until they take voice lessons. They are out there singing and performing, taking action, and making money doing it.
Same goes for writing books. People told me I should write books about our RVing life. Not knowing what I was doing, I contacted a publisher. And then, yikes! I found myself with a book contract. That contract included a due date. I had to take more action. I wrote four books. They weren't perfect. With each one, I worried whether or not it was good enough. But, each one reached the publisher before the deadline. And, each one of them was profitable.
What kind of work do you want to do? What's holding you back from doing it? What actions do you need to take to make that dream job come true? Reach out. Get busy. Take action. You can earn some extra money -- or a full-time income -- while perfecting your craft.