How did you choose your profession?
Did you pick a job that you thought would be easy? rewarding? lucrative? glamorous? Maybe you didn’t really think too much about it and just fell into your profession because it seemed a good idea at the time?
At 16, 18 or 21 when leaving school or university your priorities are somewhat different than as an adult.
Or, did you pursue a career related to your interests and hobbies?
Chances are, you didn’t base your decision on the latter—but you probably should have. As we go through life there recurring themes which we are often unaware of but which influence our decisions, large and small.
Have a think about it.
What are your recurring themes? What do you have to do? What do you love to do?
When is a hobby a home business?
The main difference between a hobby and a home business is not simply that you charge for your products or services but that you make a profit doing it. To do this you need to bring some simple structure to your approach, for example, see How to set up a Baking Business from Home, scary - not really! The principles apply to most home-based businesses.
10 Popular Hobbies which convert well into small businesses
- Interior Design
Initially this may be for a small profit to run side by side with your full or part time job but in time many small table top businesses have grown into something BIG.
Of course there are challenges along the way, and not being able to switch off is one of the hardest parts of being your own boss. But In my view the advantages far outweigh the negatives – if my daughter is off school ill – I can work alongside her as well as giving her Mummy time.
Turning your baking hobby into a home business
If you have a passion for baking and/or have noticed that a lot of people complement you for your tasty baked goods, starting a baking business is a wonderful way to turn your love for baking into a source of income. Just like any other business, it involves its own share of hard work, networking, budgeting, financial management, good decision making and marketing to be successful. However, you’ll find that it is definitely worth the effort because you have a job that you love and not many people may be able to boast the same.
If you would like a fast track to starting your own baking business from home then adopt a proven system from someone who has been doing it successfully for the last 9 years. You won’t be on your own but part of a national team, serving your local community, doing something you love.