… but my hobby is. And that’s okay.
Ten things I learned from three years of blogging:
- It’s not easy to turn your passion into a career or a business.
- For some who have, it took them years to do so. Turning your passion into a career takes time.
- If you’re really serious about turning your hobby into a career, you have to show up everyday. You also have to treat your hobby as if it’s your day job.
- If you pursue profit, there’s the danger of losing the joy you get from it.
- There’s also the danger of letting others (or the market) dictate what you should create. That’s a bummer.
- Whether you wish to turn your hobby into a career or not, do it to express yourself, to create art, and make a difference. Don’t do it to please other people or get likes on Facebook. Stay true to yourself and to your art.
- Don’t quit your day job just yet. There’s freedom in knowing that if you fail, you still have a day job to pay the bills and put food on the table.
- Or maybe you should quit your day job. Maybe you need your back to be against the wall in order for you to get moving. It’s really up to you.
- The more you do it, the better you get at it. Be patient with yourself.
- No matter what happens, have fun. It’s just a hobby after all.
- It's okay to make mistakes.