Turn your hobby into a business

 

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Do something you love and get paid for it!

It is a dream for many of us, isn’t it?

Do you have a hobby you love? Would you like to turn it into a thriving business and make money from your passion?

Whether your passion is to create mouth watering treats, turning scrap metal into inspiring sculptures or wizzing up some awesome pottery.

Or maybe you love designing clothes, working with wood, welding or taking incredible photos.

Whatever you love doing in your spare time, converting it into a home-based small business can be a great way to enter the world of business.

The same rules apply

The idea of spending your days toiling away, creating and sharing your passion with like-minded folks is incredibly enticing.

Add to that having no boss to answer to, no daily commute to endure and the ability to control your own financial destiny, and it’s not hard to see why turning your hobby into a business sounds like an attractive proposition.

However, no business is easy. Nothing worthwhile ever is.

Most of the rules that apply to starting and growing any small business also apply here.

My best advice, if you are looking to start a home-based hobby business is to take the time to immerse yourself in our site and invest in your own knowledge as you learn how to develop your hobby business in a scalable and sustainable way.

Protect your passion

There is a lot to think about when it comes to starting a business.

Clearly, it is very easy to get caught up in trying to tick all the boxes so you can get underway more quickly and start selling!

Woah! As vital as that is, there is one other thing you need to put in place that is, arguably, more important than all of the other words of wisdom contained in these pages.

You need to develop a strategy that allows you to maintain the love you have for your hobby even as it morphs into becoming your livelihood.

Sounds strange, doesn’t it?

Think about it. You love your hobby. It has given you many years of joy. It is your passion. When your hobby becomes your business, though, there is a risk that the demands of growing it can have a negative impact on your love for your hobby. Don’t let it!

There are no guarantees in business – it may not work – and that would be terrible. The only thing worse would be if you also lost your love for your hobby.

We talk about this topic some more in our other resources around turning your hobby into a business. So be sure to subscribe so don’t miss any new content we produce on this very subject! 

 

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