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Tips For Turning A Hobby Into A Business

By Edited May 13, 2014 1 2

Lots of people all over the world are looking into the possibility of going into business for themselves if they would be given the option to do what they enjoy and get paid for it.The dream of becoming self employed can become reality by turning a hobby into a business.

If you are looking to turn your hobby into a business, the first thing you need to do is making an inventory list of your favorite hobbies.In some cases you can supply products to others who share the same hobby as you or perhaps you have a talent that you can sell as a service.

For example, if you like
scrapbooking you could start selling scrapbooking material or if you enjoy writing in your spare time why not start writing articles on the Internet and getting paid for doing so.If you enjoy fishing you can learn how to make custom made fishing lures and selling them to other who like to fish.

Many athletes use their knowledge and setup a business closely related to their sport, for instance a professional mountain biker could setup a bike shop if there is a need for one in his or her community. This would provide a valuable service to others who needs bikes, bike repairs and accessories.

Retired law enforcement officers could start their own private security business and provide security services or perhaps setup an Internet property (a blog) that provides security information and earn an income from advertising.

A musician could open a music shop to sell records and instruments and teach people how to play instruments or if you really like gardening you could start a landscaping business in your community.

A retired firefighter could become a consultant for businesses that make fire prevention products or consult companies that need advice on fire prevention.

An accountant for a company could make a lot more money by getting into business by helping small businesses with their accounting and accounting systems.

These were just a few examples of hobbies that can be turned into businesses.The possibilities are endless and limited only by your own expertise in a particular subject, your enthusiasm plays a big role as well.People are losing their jobs all the time and it is very hard to find a new day job.

If you have a hobby you really enjoy, why not look into the possibility of turning it into a business. Loving what you do and getting paid for it is a huge perk that many people will never experience.

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Comments

Sep 3, 2010 9:08pm
Deborah-Diane
These are all excellent suggestions for turning a hobby into a business. Many retired people are looking for ways to earn extra income.
Sep 3, 2010 10:09pm
Sookie
It is always good to have some extra money, and a hobby turned business is a great way. Great article!
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