Are you dreaming of turning your hobby into a business? Making those beautiful jewel rings or taking those amazing wedding photos full time may sound like a dream come true but turning your hobby into a business is hard work. If you are thinking of turning your hobby into a business because you think it will be as much as doing it just for the love it, think long and hard about this decision. While having a business you love is great, running a business is about a lot more than doing what you love.
Is this for you?
Do you do this hobby to unwind or ease stress? If you do, is it worth giving up the relaxation part? You may not be able to it if it’s your business. You don’t want to wind down at the end of a long day by doing the exact same thing you just spent your day doing.
Can you treat it like a job? Will you enjoy doing this if there are financial pressure and deadlines?
You may love your hobby now but will you be able to enjoy it if the pressure of paying your bills is looming overhead. Can you commit to creating multiple products to keep your inventory up?
Are you willing to market and sell yourself? It’s very rare that someone becomes an overnight success without any work put into it. It takes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears (figuratively speaking, except the tears part. There may be tears.) to build success. Are you willing to put in the time to build your brand and market your business?
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