Turn Your Hobby Into A Career

Sometimes we can become a little bit static in our lives.  Maybe it’s because we aren’t happy where we live, or we are missing a soul mate to plan a future with and sometimes it is because our career just isn’t pressing the right buttons anymore.  woman-talking

With retirement age getting further away and people working well into their sixties it is possible to switch paths right into your thirties and still end up with a great wage and a good pension.  So, what are you waiting for?

There are loads of options available to you.  You could retrain in one of the many skill shortages or you could sit a degree and train to become a teacher.  One very common reason for swapping your old career for new though is discovering you have a talent which could pay your bills by exploring your hobbies.

If you love DIY and go crazy for interiors you might just have what it takes to get into real estate.  A passion for houses and their future potential will really help you to sell the dream to any viewers.  Especially if you can give them ideas that they had been missing.  For a head start you could get yourself some real estate sales training then work out what transferable skills you have from your current career.  Go through everything you have done at work and then see if it applies and rework your CV.  It won’t take long for you to be making money from one of the things you absolutely love!

Beauty is another career you can come into later on in life.  With the rise of Instagram and so many online beauty tutorials you may have found you have a real creative flare for makeup, or perhaps it has sparked a passion for nail art.  There are hundreds of great beauty schools offering training in a number of disciplines.   

You could focus on one of these, such as eyelash extensions or you could qualify in multiple disciplines and set up your own salon at home.  You will need to check to see if you need any licenses to do this and, of course, be prepared for a number of people to be coming and going through your home.  It’s a brilliant option if you have children and want a career that fits around their schooling.

Perhaps you have a passion for writing.  Whilst it is a hard career to get into, you shouldn’t shy away from the challenge.  Start up your own blog online and get writing every day.  Use Twitter or Facebook to help promote your work and then contact a local newspaper or magazine and pitch out an interesting story.  You need to be top of the class when it comes to grammar and spelling, however you will learn to sharpen these skills if you keep on writing everyday.  You will need to be very disciplined as it can be hard to keep to tight deadlines.  

It’s never too late to do the things you love.  Just take a leap of faith and work hard.

This post has been contributed by Ryan Gatt, it may contain affiliate links.


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