Would you like to profit from your passion, so you can actually enjoy your life?
All you have to do is…
Do what you love.
When you love what you do – and you’re making money from it as well – life can’t really get much better. So, how do you make a profit out of your passion?
It’s not as hard as you think. Plenty of people are already doing it, in fact. And when you know how, you’ll wonder how you ever did life any other way.
Today, I’d like to share 9 secrets that will help you profit from your passion, so you can actually enjoy your life.
Make Passion Your Starting Point
Before you get underway, just make sure you’re actually good enough at your passion to be able to create something out of it. A golfer will know whether they’re good or not, but someone who is passionate about singing might not necessarily be a brilliant singer!
Someone whose passion is baking cakes might have to ask themselves: what makes my cakes better than those from a store? it might be the quality of their ingredients or the old-time recipe they use, or the fact that the cakes are allergen-free. All of these things will help your business venture stand out from the crowd.
Get out a pen and paper and brainstorm all the different ways you could possibly monetize your passion. Some ideas could include, running a store that sells products related to your passion, such as clothing, books, golf clubs, kites, teaching others about your passion, inventing something that helps other people do something. For example, a language tutor might invent an app that students can use to practice new vocabulary every day.
Be Open To Growth
Even the most devoted cooks/golfers/guitarists have room to grow. You can still offer your skills and experience while learning and improving yourself. For example, a gardener might have mastered the art of growing tomatoes from seed, but she has yet to learn how to keep caterpillars off her cabbages.
Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Nobody ever said starting a business would be easy. There are lots of things that may be well out of your comfort zone – like, talking in front of a group of people, or having someone read a story you’ve written. Learn techniques that will get you through the stuff you’re not so good at, and become adept enough to be able to deliver what your potential customers need and want.
Always Have Fun
The most tricky part about turning your passion into a business is actually maintaining the passion. It’s very easy to forget why you loved doing this thing in the first place. You can avoid this by making fun a priority. Surround yourself with people who are also passionate about what you’re doing. Come up with unique policies that reflect your passion. For example, if you’re building a cake business, start up a weekly cake swap or afternoon tea in your office staff room.
Keep Building Your Skills
Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers claims that anyone can master a skill… if they put in 10,000 hours of practice. Many skills do indeed take this long – but the result will certainly be worth it! And, if you become a master before you’ve reached 10,000 hours, you’re a million times better off than someone who didn’t try at all.
Enjoy The Roadblocks
Confusion about how to build a website could be enough to put someone off starting their business. But you can overcome this simply by hiring a website designer or coder. There are plenty out there! Look at reviews for other products on Amazon and talk to people in the industry. There’s no better way to get out of bed in the morning than with the knowledge you’re doing something you love – and it’s making you money!
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