Turn Any Hobby Into A Part-Time Business
If you are planning on beginning a business, your best bet is to start out part-time while you are still earning a full-time income at your present job.
If you are like most people who are existing from payday to payday, you don't have a lot of money to invest in a full-time business. No need to worry! Just use your favorite hobby as your business base and grow from there!
There's no telling where you'll be at 2 or 3 years down the road. Perhaps you can even tell your present boss to "take that job and shove it." Wouldn't that be great?
Using your present hobby or favorite pastime as your business base has many benefits. Why? Because ANY business you decide to become involved in should be doing something you LOVE, something you believe in, something that you would work at NO MATTER what income it would generate.
This will give you the stamina to see your business through the beginning hard times and times when there is more work to do than you can handle. We all know the feeling of doing a job that we hate to do.
With jobs we dislike there is no way we can give it 110% of our abilities because we procrastinate getting through it and just want to get it over with. That's why it is vitally important to dearly love the product or service you have chosen to build your business around.
Do you like cooking? Start a recipe newsletter for others who like the same thing and sell your recipes by publishing a simple booklet. Do you enjoy making crafts? Sell them online. (be sure and mark up the price for shipping and handling).
Do you enjoy writing? Write a small booklet or how-to manual and sell it as an ebook. Do you enjoy computer programming? Write a program and sell through shareware groups or even thru your own affiliate program.
Just about anything you love doing can be magically transformed into a business opportunity for you. Start educating yourself by reading and researching other home-based businesses.
Businesses that claim to put you in business overnight should never demand a large amount of money from you. On the contrary, legitimate businesses have nothing to hide and should invite you to learn the "whole" story behind their claims.
Another good move on your part is to invest a little time in online business forums. Many are free, and the valuable information you obtain from actual people who are in business is something that will be extremely valuable to your education.
Yes - it's that easy! Of course, this is only the beginning. As with any hobby, it will take time to realize a profit but think of it this way: Most people that have a hobby know they have to spend money to take part in their hobby. It only makes sense to invest money in advertising your hobby to others so you can eventually make some of that money back in sales for your own business!
This article was posted on May 16, 2004
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