How to do what you love and make money doing it

3rd May 2017
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Have you always had a simmering passion that's kept you going? Have you thought of innumerable ways to convert your hobby into a full-time career? We've all been there at some point. If you manage to continue doing what you love while still paying the bills, you've probably hit the jackpot that eludes so many others. One way to ensure that you don't allow life get in your way of pursuing your passion is by constantly getting better at what you do and honing your skills. When you have mastered your hobby and turned it into a useful skill, you'll automatically be able to generate income by putting that skill to use. In the first few years of your career, you might have to do something different to make ends meet, but once you've gathered enough finance, pursue your passion with full force.

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Here are three easy ways to make money by doing what you love:

If you want to stay true to your business, hire people to do the tasks you don't love

If you want to convert your passion into a profitable business, you'll have to hire people to run those aspects of your business that you aren't particularly fond of. When you do this, you'll be able to focus on the tasks that bring you contentment. For example, if you love designing jewellery and you've started your own jewellery brand, concentrate on the product development part and outsource the other aspects of your business like marketing and contacting vendors to an able agency.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

Pursue your passion with all you have, but never make the mistake of putting all your eggs in one basket. If you restrict your source of income to only one channel, you'll be in trouble when that source stops yielding profits like it once used to. When this happens, you'll not only face dejection as pursuing your passion will no longer be fruitful, but you'll also have to build your business from scratch once again. It is therefore sensible to keep other sources of income viable and not latch all your hopes and dreams on one business.

Always be in charge of your destiny

Nobody said that the road to success was an easy one. You will come across several challenges when you try to convert your passion into profits. One way to alleviate financial burden is by having multiple streams of revenue. In difficult moments, it will do you good to remember that not everyone has the privilege to create a business based on their ideals and creative vision. If you've had the chance to do just that, take charge of your destiny and do whatever it takes to make your dreams come true.

Your passion will thrive if you are able to tide over the difficult moments with relative ease. Monetising your hobby is not impossible if you can create a clear strategy to achieve your dreams.

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