Doing what you really love and getting paid for it is a dream career. Everyone have hobbies and they are always a passion in doing them as you spend time and considerable resources just to improve on that hobby. If you can just get paid for it; that would be the day that you can safely say that you really love your job.
A hobby that can be made into a career should have been your and my first priority but somewhere along the career path, our preferences and ideals have changed. In the end a hobby is just something that we do in our spare time. But still, everyone dreams of being paid of what they really love doing.
Careful consideration and strategic planning could actually transform your hobby into a career. As long as you are convinced that you want this to happen, you can achieve that goal.
A Hobby into a Job is a Challenge
A very discouraging question that prevents anyone from pursing their hobby as a job goes like this, “who will hire me to make pots?” That a very valid question and the usual answer to that question is usually a “no” which means your hobby is not profitable. Wrong. Instead of looking at the classifieds just in case someone is in need of an expert in pottery, start a business making pots. You will be surprised that a hobby could be very profitable since you can do them in your spare time so you can slowly transfer from a regular 8-5 job into a business.
For example, you can make and design pots in your spare time and selling them online or through a local hobby shop. Although you are not earning that much from pottery at first, you still have job as a fallback. As you gradually get acknowledged as an expert, you can stand on your own and sell your pots without any middleman. You just have to be smart on your pricing so that your efforts will never go to waste.
A Hobby into a Job is a Possibility
If you are a type of person that’s afraid of starting a business, there is still hope. Instead of sulking and accepting the fact that you can’t just maintain a business, improve your skills by getting recognized for it. That means you have to go on formal training.
Fortunately, there are a lot of training schools today where you can train every weekend until you become an expert. Besides the fact that you get the necessary knowledge to improve in your hobby, you become certified as someone who rally knows how to do it. Training centers could also be a place for networking as employers would usually seek the help of training centers if they need a skilled individual.
Turing your hobby into a career is a possibility. Be willing to spend time to improve on your skills until you get recognized as an expert. As soon as you establish yourself as a knowledgeable person on that hobby, you got yourself a career for doing what you love the most.