How to make money on a hobby - a kind of common universal scheme

A logical question after reading my previous article about a favorite thing. When you analyze life statistics andchoose a favorite thing, then the question immediately arises: what next? Well, I like to cross-stitch, how is it connected with money? Naturally, I don’t have a direct answer to the question, but I’m sure that if the goal is not to make millions (it really should be a separate hobby), then you can try to find options, but for this you need to understand some of the nuances about which speech

Yes, I’ll make a reservation right away, you don’t have to earn a hobby, this is voluntary :) Just one is important that the process of earningbrought at least some pleasure, but not others. And not everyone managed to fall in love with the format of office work and find in it something suitable for themselves. We are all different, so the option of earning a hobby is not the only correct one. That's right that suits you personally!

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Strung on a hobby

On the hobby really often can notto earn. More precisely, even almost always impossible. But if “strung together” on a hobby there are still some things that are just related to earnings, then in general, it may be more pleasant than doing something completely unloved and especially because of money. The resultant vector that we get is important. To make it clearer, I will give my example.

I like to write, travel andtake pictures. These actions do not directly bring any money and they seem to be made for the soul. But if I turn all this into a blog, attach structure, adjust travel goals for business's sake, write also the information I get during trips, although I don’t really want to write about it, read about seo, do optimization, study php and finish the site then as a result we get that of all the activities I do a hobby of only 50 percent, or even less (here, how someone will succeed). But the pleasure of these 50% overpowers all the "minuses" and the resulting vector for me is directed exactly to the plus. Moreover, when I worked as an engineer in an office, my hobby was not even 10% :) No, I did not hate work, on the contrary, I treated her calmly, but I didn’t get pleasure either, well, only on payday.

So we again return to the fact thatat least part of your work should bring you some kind of pleasure, otherwise everything will get tired very quickly. Of course, there is an opinion that any business, if you deal with them a lot, sooner or later get bored and turn into a routine. I agree, it happens, but not the fact that always and at all. It seems to me that you can “donate” a hobby once and check on your own skin whether you get bored or not :) A hobby for that and a hobby that you can then findanother, because they usually change in the course of life, new ones appear and old ones disappear. But it may well be that you organize your activities in such a way that you don’t get bored at all. Especially if it takes up only part of your work.

The guys earn in Chiang Mai, despite the difficulties!

The guys earn in Chiang Mai, despite the difficulties!

I also wanted to draw attention to such a moment. No one bothers, after a while, the most unpleasant things for you to delegate to someone. Well, it does not work for you to customize the WordPress template every time to fit your needs, straight to tears and tossing a laptop against the wall, then you need to give this direction to a programmer. And in general, one direction or another in his work can be reduced or increased in time, this is just for those who are afraid that his hobby in his life will become too much.

What to do something

What to do, throw everything in the pool with his headdo you like a hobby? I think it is not worth it, well, only if your enthusiasm is not the car initially. At least you should do everything with the mind. For example, start doing something together with the current work. Let it be a little, but in a few years you can finally understand what else you need to add to your hobby so that it starts making money. And someday the moment will come when it will be possible to switch from a previous job to a hobby, even with the loss of earnings. This will be the moment when you feel that the further development of your business is hampered only by the time limit due to the fact that it mostly goes to work. But in general, it will not be superfluous to create a financial buffer for 1-2 years to feel more confident.

During this period, you can even reduce personal spending,in the name of a good purpose, so to speak. In addition, you can discover such an interesting thing as losing the need for money spending in the “please yourself” format, since doing what you like, as a rule, you need to please yourself less and without it well. I do not promise, but maybe it will happen to you, as happened to me. I did not need to visit cafes and cinemas, I lost any interest in buying things and equipment, I didn’t need anything in terms of shopping. No, this does not mean at all that I have stopped buying, only now it happens without emotions, without “I want”, but only on the basis of “it is necessary”. We need a laptop for work - I bought it, I need to change my jeans, since the old ones have torn - I am changing. But I don’t want to buy all this, just the opposite, I don’t want to spend time on it. Therefore, it is bought only if it is really necessary, otherwise it is just too lazy to do it.

Specific examples

Not to be completely unfounded, I will givesome examples. Naturally, it is impossible to cover all situations, so only what comes to mind in terms of remote work and work via the Internet. About office work, I think, and so everything is up to date, you just need to go to the job search site and see the vacancies of the professions that suit you.

As I wrote above, the opportunity to earnpurely on the favorite business appears rarely, and specifically for earnings you need to do something else additionally. If an artist paints pictures, then they need to be sold to someone, and here, either learn to sell yourself, or hire someone from outside. Yes, it may distract from the creative process, but the world at the moment is such that the desire to earn should accompany the desire to create.

  • Travelers can make money on servicesguide (as working for someone, and organizing their tours), on consultations on travel, on the maintenance of his travel blog, on the creation of guides, on publications in magazines, on photo stocks.
  • Photo lovers can earn onphoto stocks, photo shoots (both in your own city and traveling), photoshop lessons or photos (both as webinars / infoproducts, and on your blog).
  • Fans of writing texts can earn ontheir blogs (on various topics), on copywriting to order, on publications in magazines, remotely being content managers of various sites, on managing groups in social networks.
  • Programmers can make websitesplugins for various engines, templates. Create your own websites and services, both independently and in pairs with someone who will steer content and promotion. And I am silent, what are the possibilities of freelancing, and in principle, office work.
  • Knowledgeable languages ​​can teach on Skype, write some of their own manuals, translate to order.
  • Lost from morning to evening in social networks, you cantake care of your own groups, as well as promote and lead foreign groups. That is, to study and engage in SMM. Including sell some goods through these groups.
  • Lovers of clothing may well become consultants, they can start a blog for the same shopaholics, describing the methods of selection of clothing and various discounts. You can also open your online store.
  • Slingomamam direct road to the sling consultants, as well as the resale of used slings, both simply through the community, and through the creation of your own online store.
  • Food lovers have the most culinary blogs.organize webinars, or advise on diets and calories. There is quite more space for projects, because they eat everything and every day. Right now, they already sell sets of food for everyday cooking, someone guessed.

Hobby becomes business

The only disadvantage of all the above I seethat will have to work, and quite a lot. To earn well, you need to be an expert in a particular area, and this will take time. This I kind of hint that there is no freebie. For some reason, it is perceived by many that money should somehow come by itself, especially in blogging. However, in fact, it is necessary to work, to do some kind of business with all its attendant affairs, and in general “earnings” should be a goal in itself. That is why some bloggers (a smaller part) earn, while others do not (most). Yes, I think, not only bloggers ...

In fact, a hobby turns into a business, and without suchto his relationship, it will always remain a purely hobby. This is a mistake of many people, including mine once. Believe me, people listen to paid courses and coaches to understand the effectiveness of this approach. It came to me intuitively, and I myself did not understand how I gradually moved to a more systematic approach, but how much time was lost ... Very cool, a recent response responded to me. interview with a popular blogger, finally put everything on the shelves.

You have to make a choice sooner or later, or hewill be made for you by circumstances. If you do not want to make money on what you like, it does not make money on his work, then perhaps you should not start. Decide for yourself initially whether you are ready to combine a hobby with work and make a business out of them, otherwise you risk losing a hobby from frustration and a business is not done. Perhaps you should leave the hobby alone and practice it for fun and self-expression when you have a mood. Business, on the other hand, presumes the existence of those cases that you don’t want to do, some calculating, and the need to take yourself in hand when something goes wrong and your hands fall.

Should I earn a hobby

I can not fail to mention another variant of the development of events, so that I would not be accused of opposing a LOVE hobby to ANELY work. After all, work can be loved, and a hobby in general only for the soul ...

It may well be that by embarking on the path of remote earnings, you can generally understand that you are interested in hobbies only in the hobby format, and your work in the office is not really so unloved (pros and cons of freelancing). Anything can happen, and I am sincerely happy for those who are satisfied with the office, driving in traffic jams and so on. I have acquaintances who are not annoyed by traffic jams and are 100% satisfied with life in Moscow, I would also like that, but I cannot. And it was also great when a person studied at the university right away for the profession he needed, and then went to work in the same direction. I personally didn’t have enough consciousness in this regard, I just did it so that I had a higher education (during the student days I was only interested in drinking / party). And only closer to the age of 30, I realized an area in which I find it interesting to develop professionally, so I don’t exclude the possibility that I will ripen sometime for the second higher education, which has already been consciously chosen.

Thus, having tried something new, you canget experience, albeit negative. In my opinion, it is much better to try and understand for yourself that it is worth returning to a previous job than to suffer in doubt and not to try anything. That's why life is given in order to find a case for the soul, so that the process itself, the result of the activity, and the format of the work are liked. Is this the main goal in professional implementation? It is only desirable to turn all this while young, as long as there is strength and not so much all is tied to the family and responsibility to it.

True, too impressionable nature is not sweetit is necessary, they are kept on the headlines “throw the office and earn $ 1000 a day”, “change the office in the basement to the desktop by the ocean” and so on. Of course, earning $ 1000 a day is quite realistic (I know such people), but this is preceded by studies, trials and mistakes, a desire to achieve their financial goals, enthusiasm, and finally, time.

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