Turning a hobby into a business is a dream for many people. However, turning something you are passionate about into a money making business is not without challenges. Here are important factors to consider when thinking of turning your hobby into a business:
The rise of online auction sites have inspired crafters to turn their passions into a business. Fatima Spencer designs classic handmade floral accessories for everyday wear, as well as special occasions. Learn what inspired Fatima to turn her hobby into a business and the challenges she is facing.
Detours in life sometimes present new opportunities. After the death of her parents, Marion Gold dabbled in jewelry design, which was a passion of her mother. She initially thought that jewelry design will just be her hobby. We talked with Marion about how she started her jewelry design business, and the challenges she’s currently facing.
Some people are content to live humdrum existence, oftentimes trapped in the lives they have to live doing the work they have to do. However, some people are taking a hold of their lives and are deciding that enough is enough: they are pursuing their passions. What’s more, many of these folks are actually making a living out of what they love most. These are the lifestyle entrepreneurs.
Aileen is one of the many small business owners who turned their hobbies into profitable ventures. Learn how Aileen turned her love for the camera into a business, and the challenges she met along the way.