May 28, 2020  
 
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Make Your Hobby Your Job

Written by Kathryn Lang for Gaebler Ventures

The best entrepreneurial business focuses around a passion. Recognizing how to turn your favorite hobby into a successful business as an entrepreneur will help you create your dream job.

Most entrepreneurs begin with a simple vision.
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The desire to focus on something loved grows to a point where it must be pursued. Finding a way to turn passion into profit allows an entrepreneur to take a hobby and make it into a job.

Everyone has a talent or a gift that others do not have. More importantly, there are things that you can do that you enjoy doing that others are unable to do and are willing to pay to have done. Recognizing you gift and then implementing that gift in a way that fills needs for others begins the process of launching your entrepreneurial career.

Begin your entrepreneur journey by writing down all of the things that you enjoy doing and that you are good at doing. There are people that enjoy mowing lawns or doing projects around the home. Some people love to fish and know all of the best places to land the record catches. Many of the great and interesting jobs had their beginnings in an interest or a hobby.

Think of some of the jobs that exist today that past generations may never have considered a possibility: professional athlete, organizers, leisure services coordinators, NASCAR driver, game designer, and the list could go on. People discovered their passion and then followed that passion (or pushed that passion) into a dream job.

Once you focus in on your passion and talent begin to research the internet to see if others are looking for that service or if there are already companies meeting that service. Evaluate the amount of competition compared to the amount of need. Also consider your own expertise, education or other training in the area to determine your strength of the entrepreneurial opportunity.

Use the information you have discovered in your research to develop a business plan for your new entrepreneur endeavor. You will need to develop a budget that includes enough money for you to be able to pay your bills, pay your taxes, pay the business expenses and also have money to invest into retirement and back into the business. Once you have your business plan in place you can begin to launch your new entrepreneurial business.

Be willing to start slow. Many entrepreneurs fall into the trap of expanding too soon. Find your footing in your new business before getting in over your head. Starting slow will allow you to build your customer base and expand to your abilities instead of beyond your abilities. Once you get to a financial point where you can become a full-time entrepreneur then you will have an established foundation to allow you to launch that direction.

Turning a hobby into an entrepreneurial opportunity can happen for anyone willing to put in the time and effort to make the dream come true. Everyone has a unique skill or talent that can be molded to meet the needs of others. Discover your passion and pursue it to the entrepreneurial business of your dreams.

Kathryn Lang is a professionial writer and motivational speaker. She enjoys writing about a wide variety of business topics including youth businesses and finance.


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