I guess you have already heard of people making money at home. Some do small orders of “paluto” or maybe do made to order dresses. For some like a CPA established a small accounting firm with only themselves or one encoder or runner; while others do VA(Virtual Assistant) jobs ranging from social media manager, content writer or researcher, typist, designer, or any work that could be sub-contracted.
Most of them are working out of their passion and some are working based on their hobby.
Someone whose hobby is to doodle or make drawings might be making money out of it by submitting his sketches, an amateur photographer(which I am exploring) might be submitting photos to photo stocks, print or advertising companies who might use it for advertising or promotions.
If so why not invest on your hobby and make a living out of it. It could start as a sideline or additional source of income and who knows it might even surpass your pay in your current job.
Now if you are an aspiring photographer I am not saying that you buy the lighting equipment, the latest editing software, and the whole things you see in a photographer’s studio; those will really cost a lot. By investing means buying the appropriate tools to cultivate or to enable you to master or perfect whatever your hobby is.
Besides all that you also need to have a portfolio of your work for possible clients. With the help of the Internet you can put up a blog that showcases your work. At first it should really be a hobby and don’t take it too seriously. As they say the best way to finish eating an elephant is to eat it piece by piece (this is just a figure of speech). You can only start small bites at a time and as you progress you will surely finish the task.
For those who has other passions, if for example you’re a CPA and wanted to have your own small firm you start by attending all free seminars; seminars your company sends you or sponsors you; or attend some free seminars the BIR or PICPA gives.
For passionate bakers why not join some competition and showcase your talent. You could also have a free sample of your bake goods in your son or daughter’s school activity who knows somebody might like it and order a bunch for their corporate event or maybe a birthday party, or a wedding.
Always remember that the greatest things in this world started somewhere and started small, so you should too.
So invest in the small stuff that you need to develop your hobby into a source of your income.