Thinking About Turning Your Hobby Into A Career? You Might Want To Read This

While some people are fortunate enough to enjoy their occupations, many others were drawn to them by need, simplicity, or even a good income. When you are not entirely charmed with your job, it might be difficult to love what you do and achieve success.

So, what do you love to do? What do you want to do? If your answer is baking, crafting, writing, or sports, it might be time to think about turning your after-hours pastime into a 9-to-5 job.

It is not easy to go from a part-time hobby to a full-time job and get paid for it. In truth, it needs forethought, perseverance, and the appropriate mindset. So, before you turn your pastime into a career, here are some things to think about.

Are you ready to do it all day, every day?

It is possible that the adage “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” is accurate. However, a hobby might sometimes be just that: a hobby. Hobbies provide a getaway from the stresses of everyday life for many of us. They are things we want to do rather than things we are obligated to do, and we do them whenever we choose. Hobbies allow us to unwind and return to our work and routines with fresh vigor. 

However, if you transform your pastime into a career, it becomes just that: a job. A job, on the other hand, comes with its own set of responsibilities and expectations. That means your pastime is no longer a way to unwind from your daily grind. It is ingrained in your daily habit.

Have you made a plan?

Once you have decided to make your hobby your jog, you will need to figure out how to make that step. Begin by putting down your objectives, including short-, mid-, and long-term objectives. Ask yourself what you want to achieve and how you plan to achieve it. You may need to get some formal training or qualifications to be able to do it professionally. If health and fitness is your jam, you may need to look into becoming a CNM health coach.

Whatever type of employment you turn your passion into, if you are serious about turning it into a career, you must handle it like a real business. You will be able to pursue your passion as frequently as you want, but you will also have to deal with the professional side of things as well. 

To obtain a better picture of your niche, do some research. Look at competitor websites, social media, and other people in your new area to see what they are doing and suss out how they are doing it. 

Do not let this deter you from pursuing your ambition. You must, however, prepare for the realities of running a business in addition to enjoying your passion. Sadly, it is not all fun and games all of the time. It is just important to see the bigger picture.


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A Little Life Update….

Do you ever wake-up and look in the mirror and realise that you’re no-where where you imagined you’d be? This has happened to me every single day since last Tuesday but today it feels more heavy than ever. It isn’t all bad…. I am rebranding Women Who Slay, I know my blog can grow and I am prepared to put in the work but at the same time, redundancy is around the corner, I am battling to clear debts I incurred after the closure of my online magazine and I feel deeply overwhelmed and very very stressed. So here’s a little life update……

I’m No 51 on the TOP LIFESTYLE BLOGS in the UK!

I have been excited to write this blog post for a while but have been exhausted as I have recently taken on a second job. (More details will be revealed over time and in a separate blog) However, I bounced out of bed this Sunday morning and decided to get this post written as I am excited to share that my blog has been listed at No.51 for the top lifestyle blog in the UK. To say I a proud is an understatement. Where blogging is concerned, I have been writing blog posts since 2009 and have tried during this time to get my blog listed; however it has always failed to be selected.


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