How to turn a hobby into a profession
First, decide what exactly you want in the future to earn a living, what you do most comfortable with. To turn into a profession can be almost any hobby, regardless of what you can do and what you are addicted to. It can be drawing, jewelry making, embroidery, woodworking, sewing, baking or fascination with the English language.
It is not necessary to have a degree in your chosen profession. It will be enough and the fact that you are well versed in the business, want to improve it, constantly looking for any new materials, subjects, design for a better implementation. However, in order to more confidently approach the matter and get the confidence first clients is probably better to take courses or master classes in your chosen hobby. They are suitable even for professionals, because to evolve is never too late. Also received from courses, workshops or knowledge, you will get another certificate for your future customers a guarantee of your professionalism.
Do not hurry to part with a steady job, engage in Hobbies in their spare time and gradually start to make money with your Hobbies. To promote such a business will need at least a year, only when you're sure that you can get from a hobby the income is not less than a regular job, you can write a letter of resignation.
Consult your friends and acquaintances look at your products if the quality of its workmanship and appearance for sale, what are the disadvantages of products. Let friends honest answer to your questions. Don't take their criticism for trying to offend, it is better to correct the comments to your product or service gained more competitive advantages and nice reviews from customers.
Consider outlets for your products. For a start, offer your products to friends, ask them to distribute information to you in the circle. You can go to local small shops, offering products on sale. It is especially suitable for items made — candles, soap, jewelry. A good option is to sell the products at markets or fairs on the weekends. Create a group in social networks, where you told the participants about his work and offered their goods or services. It is possible to have not only a group, but also a personal website or blog.
After a successful start do not forget to improve your own skills, finding new forms for its embodiment. Only developing, you will be able to compete and attract new customers. When you have enough experience, start to teach others about their art or how to make it a successful business. For this you can conduct meetings, seminars, to write about this informative article on your website, blog, group.