Should You Turn a Hobby into a Full-time Job?
I have been having lots of fun creating all types of scarves and handkerchiefs. The best part of it is when I add a monogram or small picture at the bottom. I've been getting lots of compliments and people asking me to make one for them. The only problem is once it becomes a job; I am not sure that I will enjoy it as much. Should an enjoyable hobby become a job?
When starting any business it is a good idea to do some research. Is there a market (beyond friends and family) for your product? What kind of competition is there? Will the money be enough to cover expenses with some left over?
To answer the question of if you will still enjoy it when it becomes work. Put deadlines on your work and work several projects in quick succession. If you still enjoy the work you're probably fine.
I recently started a technical writing business (DragonTech Writing). I'd been a freelance writer on the side for many years and did my research, and when I did get a client, it was still fun, but it was a lot of work too (and only part of it was the hobby I'd hoped to turn into a business).
by oanaroman5 months ago
Can I turn my painting/drawing hobby into a succesful business?Is it possible to earn money by doing something you really enjoy? Can business and pleasure work together?
by Dr Mark2 days ago
Do any hubbers spend 40 hours a week (or more) writing and researching hubs? Does the effort pay off if the site is treated like a regular job?
by ronhi6 years ago
Is writing your hobby or your career?Am not just talking about hubpages...anything you write, do you do it as a career or just as a hobby? and would you or are you doing it full-time?
by yarisgs5 years ago
Car heater blowing cold air when turn on full speedHi I just bought a 2003 TOYOTA YARIS GS 998CC. My problem is this when I turn heater to the warmerst setting and then put on high I only getting cold air but if I have...
by Ken Barton10 months ago
Should Church Pastor's be paid by the Church or work a regular job besides to meet their needs?In the early Church days of the New Testament, the Apostle's worked to provide for themselves so as to not put extra burden...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.