to Turn a Hobby Into a Career
to cook, make crafts, take photographs, repair cars? Like to tinker
around the garage on weekend home improvement projects? How
about sewing or knitting, planning parties, or troubleshooting
your friends' computers?
all skills that can be successfully turned into full-time careers
given the right amount of time, effort, and lots of passion.
what you do, and the money will follow" is an old adage that
still holds true. Legions of small business owners have taken
the attitude to heart and eventually followed their dreams to
greater and greater success. No reason you can't.
your passion or hobby into a full-time business
Just up ahead,
begin with more information in our guide to the most popular hobby-to-career
topics offering tips, advice, and related resources about working
your way out of your present job, and following the money ....by
doing what you love:
your career potential
A little creative
thinking is all that's needed to begin breaking out from your
down to the nitty-gritty economics by developing a small
business plan detailing budget, time, and costs of starting
up your own business. How big a budget do you actually need to
begin? Where are your customers and how do you advertise and market
to them? Who's your competition?
out about setting up shop, any applicable taxes, or if you think
you will eventually need to hire employees. Ask friends or family
for help. Also, don't hesitate to visit related online organizations
and associations, or seek additional help in small
business forums where you may find other interested people
who share your same goals.
not now in a position to open your own business, consider writing
about it for industry or hobby magazines, or teaching your skill
at local schools or community centers. This can also serve as
a testing ground to see if your energy equals your passion the
two most necessary assets for a small business owner. It will
also help build up your "cred" as you announce to the
world that you're ready to strike out on your own.
see in Small
Business -> Starting
a Small Business
a Home Business
turning hobbies into careers around the Web:
How to turn your hobby into a job - Check out the basic issues to consider including marketing, funding, and growing your skills into a full-time career.
Different Interests Into a Career - Here's the Monster.com guide to following your own star, with real-life examples of those who have tried and succeeded.
Home Business Center - Find information on dozens of different careers with tips and resources for how to get started.