Good afternoon fellow bloggers!
We all have turned something we love into a routine or part of our live. How do I know this? Well we’re all here right now, blogging out minds away. However, a lot of us don’t earn from it and simply do it for fun and peace.
Do you have any other hobbies?
One of my other hobbies, besides blogging is art. I know some of you may have already seen my work, but here it is again (but smaller).
It’s very well known that artists do not get paid very well unless they’ve hit the big leagues. I wasn’t looking to make drawing or painting a full time job, but I have been looking at ways I can potentially monetise this passion of mine. One of the first things I did was look at all the pieces I had completed, as you can see I like to leave them partially done (was kind of my signature). I then had copies made of those pieces to sell. I currently have one left from the 20 I had printed which isn’t bad going. Having done a few commissions I had a taste for it and wanted to expand my prospects.
How can you turn your hobbies into something more?
Firstly, you obviously need to have a hobby you enjoy doing. Whether that be baking, drawing, sewing, gymming (my new word), whatever it may be, it can be classed as a hobby. Then you need to think about how you can generate something to put to market. So if you like to bake cookies, muffins, cheesecakes, then have a think about possible some new flavours you think people would be interested in. Packaging isn’t expensive and neither is ingredients so it’s low cost and delicious!
If you enjoy making clothing items, have a look at what is already on the market and see if you can come up with a new niche. Maybe lizard hoodies or something I don’t know (don’t judge for that comment please).
You never know, you might come across a new hit product!
We all want to be doing something we love…right? This is an ideal place to start.
Moral: Finding the right blend of business and pleasure is essential, the next big thing could be right under your nose!