We all have dreams of finding a job we’re passionate about. And it’s a dream we should strive for and can achieve.
There are different ways of achieving this dream, but the easiest way to guarantee that you love your job, is to create one yourself.
Now, that doesn’t mean the job itself will be easy – entrepreneurship is a challenging career choice, but if you turn your passion into a business, you know you’ll love every second of it. And the more passionate you are, the more dedicated you will be.
Maybe you’ve never looked at your hobby or your passion as a viable business venture, but you’d be surprised by how many hobbies you can actually turn into a business!
Just take a look below!
Knitting and crocheting
This hobby is a great way to destress and stay busy. Plus, it’s also a hobby that you can turn into a business if you’re passionate about it.
After all, there are many things you can knit and crochet. You can make blankets, hats, scarves, baskets, cat beds, dog toys and stuffed animals. The possibilities are endless – I mean have you seen those crocheted baby yodas!?
There’s definitely a market out there! So, why not test the waters by selling your items on Instagram or Facebook Marketplace? If it goes well, take it one step further and launch a small e-commerce store!
Cooking and baking
If you always find yourself in the kitchen thinking of what recipe you’re going to cook next, then consider turning this passion into an online business.
Try selling freshly baked goods online or starting a YouTube channel or Instagram page that features your latest recipes! I know I’m looking for more recipes for a student budget – maybe others are, too.
Art and illustration
Painting, sketching, digital design – whatever your preference, there’s a business waiting for you!
You could consider offering commission pieces for portraits or tattoo sketches. Or, you could try creating a collection of different pieces to sell on Instagram or Etsy. And if that doesn’t suit your fancy, you could even create logos or business cards for new businesses.
These are just a few ideas to help you get started, but the possibilities are endless.
If you love exercising, eating healthy and encouraging others to do the same, then becoming a fitness guru could be the move for you!
You can launch your own YouTube channel with different at-home workout routines and fitness motivation. These channels have recently grown in popularity and will likely continue to grow – especially while gyms remain closed. Just look at Chloe Ting or Youtube’s top Canadian creator for 2020, Maddie Lymburner’s MadFit channel.
If you’ve studied fitness, food and nutrition, or another related field, you could also consider offering your services as a personal trainer or customize meal plans or workout regimens for those beginning their own fitness journey.
If you have a passion for fashion, not only do you look great every time you step out the door, but you also have the ability to turn this passion into a viable business, just look at Sophia Amoruso! She launched her career by selling vintage clothing on eBay before starting her online store Nasty Gal, which quickly grew into a multi-million-dollar business.
If you feel like you have the same eye for vintage fashion, you could consider doing something similar. Or, if you’re also a skilled seamstress you can design, make and sell your own clothing!
There are many ways to turn your passion into a business. But, at the end of the day, it’s most important to do what you love – whether you turn it into your next business venture, or leave it as your after-school (or work) activity.
To gain some extra motivation and to hear from someone who turned their own passion into a business, make sure to check out our next Real Talks with Sophia Amoruso and Ruth E. Carter on March 8. See you there!
To learn more about the entrepreneurial world, make sure to check out our Real Talks with Justin Kan!
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