Considering how much time we spend at work, who wouldn’t want to love what they do for a living? One way to make the dream come true is to turn your hobby into a career. These articles will help you make the change:
5 Strategies For Turning Your Hobby Into A Full-Time Job
By The Muse
“If you’re searching for true accomplishment, then, according to Maya Angelou, you’ve got to love what you do. While some (lucky) people love their jobs, many of us made our current career decisions based on opportunity, convenience, or profit. Though all of those are justifiable reasons to stay in a position you only kind of like, they might not leave you quite as fulfilled as, say, doing a job you truly love.
Finding your perfect profession can be as simple as asking yourself this one question: What do you love doing? If your answer involves one of your hobbies and not your 9-to-5 job, then it might be time to start thinking about turning your hobby into a full-time or part-time business.”
Meet The Woman Who Turned An Unusual Hobby Into Her Career
“Wouldn’t it be amazing if a hobby you loved accidentally became your work and career? That’s exactly what happened to Magda Sayeg. She wanted to decorate her door handle with something colorful and warm, so she wrapped it with something she knitted. Then she spread her knitted and crocheted creations to urban spots like stop signs and bollards. Before she knew it, she was decorating statues in Paris and a bus in Mexico. Now, she’s a full-time working artist and also considered the mother of the yarn bombing movement.”
Turning Habits Into A Career
“Careers are one of those things we spend years of our life planning and stressing about. ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ is a common question when we’re young, then we go to school to ‘figure it out.’ But for a lot of us, we end up falling into a career that we often didn’t see coming, or even necessarily want. It’s hard to see outside of that role, though, and to figure out what we’d rather be doing, or would make us happy doing daily.
But instead of trying to figure out how to live up to the saying ‘find a job that you love’ or something clichey, I like the idea of turning habits into careers.”