Speaking Point: This is the perfect time for taking your hobby into the next level. Unemployment is still hovering around at record high levels. Those looking for jobs or seeking to re-enter the workforce are faced with dismal odds. Why not re-think your situation by making your hobby your livelihood?
Speaking Point: Given the current conditions, it's a great idea to earn a living doing what you love to and comes natural. We all have hobbies. Generally speaking, we are experts in our hobbies that's why we've
selected them. Many others have achieved success by pursuing their passion.
Speaking Point: Here are just a few examples:
Mary W. and her husband loves to scuba dive in the Caribbean. So much so, they open a shop specializing in scuba lessons and offer guided tours. Result: They started a business affording them to raise their two children while doing what they loved to do the most.
Speaking Point: Nancy O. spent much of her off time knitting for friends and family. She receives rave reviews and requests to produce more "product." As a result, she decides to open a retail store selling"homemade" product and also teaches knitting classes.
Speaking Point: "Jack" tires of his work in financial services. He and his wife, "Christine," decide to open a bike shop in their hometown. They pursue their passion for biking and fitness and have attracted a loyal customer base in the process.
Speaking Point: Raegan, no longer enjoys working for a large, beareaucratic corporation and begins designing, manufacturing and selling baby blankets from her kitchen table. This is fueled by her desire as a mother to provide safe comfortable material for babies. She quit her day job four years ago and currently employs over 30 people generating tens of millions of dollars and growing her business in triple digits.
Speaking Point: Should you desire to follow a similar route, be sure to consult the experts in the following (many people have marketable hobbies but lack experience and knowledge in how to create and sustain a thriving business): To name a few:
-How to secure capital/funding.
-How to best market their goods or services.
-How to recruit, develop and retain top talent.
-How to create the appropriate infrastructure incuding processes to manage growth.
Speaking Point: Here's some advice: Stop waiting for the big ship to arrive navigated by someone else. Build your own boat and be the captain of your own ship. Follow your own course but be sure to heed the counsel of those who are in the know. There's absolutely no reason why you can't make your hobby into a full-time, endeavor offering meaning and satisfaction in life (along with a nice income)!