Turning a Hobby into a Full-Time Job

A lot of people are forced to spend their lives in jobs they find incredibly boring and unfulfilling. No matter how harsh this seems, it is what pays the bills. Luckily, a lot of people are not content with this state of things which usually makes them look for a vent. This vent can be found in the form of a hobby. Now, sometimes these hobbies are paid, in fact sometimes they are paid so well that in time they can completely replace your day-job. Needless to say, this is a life goal worth living for. Without further ado, here are few hobbies that can easily become a full-time job.

Web Development

One of the most lucrative professions of the early 21st century is that of a web developer. Sure, this is not something that a layman could do and you would need to learn how to code in HTML, Python, JavaScript or CSS before you can start working as a freelancer. In time, when your reputation starts hitting off, no one is going to ask you about your formal education. Your previous projects will become all the CV you will ever need.

Online Tutor

Another thing you can do is hold an online course. Naturally, this works only in certain situations. For example, if you are skilled at some particular line of work you can try to tutor people online. Same goes for your native tongue since there are always people in need for this particular skill. There are two ways you can go about this. One is to find a company to work through and the second one is to post your own ad. Needless to say, the first one is more reliable, while the latter one brings more profit.


Next thing you could try your hand at is becoming a writer. In this day and age, all you need is a decent computer or a mobile device and a MS Word or Open Office installed on it. Sure, the success in this industry is determined by your talent, determination and resolve, but nothing worth in life ever comes easy. Your books can be sold online via Amazon or similar platforms. Still, you need to take into consideration that this niche is pretty oversaturated, which means that the competition in any genre will be tough.

Virtual Assistant

A lot of small business owners are in a dire need of an assistant, but simply can’t afford to hold one on a retainer. This is your chance since you can use opportunity to become a virtual assistant. This implies helping someone take care of the administrative aspect of their business. The hidden perk of this profession is that you get to know a lot of important people and in this way make a network of connections of your own.

Stand-Up Comedian

Finally, if you count yourself amongst those with a great sense of humor, there is no reason why you shouldn’t turn this passion into a profession. This profession, however, also requires you to have nerves of steel since not all audiences are easy to work with. If you believe you have what it takes to become one of the finest Australian comedians, any risk is worth the reward.

Sure, when it comes to the emotional factor in making up your mind, the decision becomes a no-brainer. As you can see, the chances of profit aren’t bad either, which is why you may find a decision to turn your hobby into a full time job the right choice. Still, keep in mind that these things usually take time, which is why it might be for the best to stick for your day-job at least for a bit longer. At least until your side-career finally hits off.

About the author

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a business coach. She is interested in topics related to marketing and advertising.


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