How to Turn My Hobby Into a Business NOW

How to Turn My Hobby Into a BusinessIt’s been an amazing experience learning how to turn my hobby into a business. I can highly recommend the experience to my fellow retirees looking to supplement retirement income.

Frankly, it’s a great option for anyone interested in living a flexible lifestyle and making money from home. Stay at home Moms or Dads, disabled individuals, or the unemployed can all benefit from this opportunity.

If I’ve caught your interest and piqued your curiosity, let’s talk about how I did it, shall we?

It all starts with a beautiful website!

Let’s Talk Hobbies

Hobbies are activities that we choose to do in our leisure time purely for pleasure. Most of us have one, right? We may even have several. Hobbies are so important because they help us to unwind.

Leisure activities are known to relieve stress which can have positive impacts on our health. Our favorite pastimes are also great ways to connect with other folks who share our interests. They can be wonderful social outlets and bonding opportunities.

For many people, hobbies aren’t just about a few hours of pleasure. People are often passionate about these pursuits because they represent creative outlets, or unleash our imaginations, or satisfy powerful needs for physical or mental challenges and stimulation.

These pastimes often help define who we are as individuals. I recently came across this rather sad quote on hobbies.

Hobby Quote by Steven Hills

I hope this doesn’t describe you. Now, I acknowledge there were many periods during my working life when it was hard to spend as much time on my hobbies as I would have preferred. I think we can all relate to that.

But the passionate interests were always there. I indulged in them as I could and looked forward to that day when I could revel in them.

Whether your hobby is playing guitar, oil painting, woodworking, riding horses, training pets, knitting (knitting sweaters for your pets  ), playing sports, running marathons, reading science fiction, or a host of other activities, you should enjoy it, share it, and network with others who also love it!

And in today’s world, you can also turn that passion into a business.

The Power of the Internet

Traditional business models of the brick and mortar variety can be very challenging to start and often require more capital than many of us can access. But that’s not true of an online business.

The Internet has created a business-friendly environment that’s readily accessible to almost anyone. Monetary investments are minimal. I spend less than $2 a day to maintain my website. How much did you spend on your Starbuck’s latte this morning? 

I’m not suggesting you can have a profitable business overnight. That’s definitely not reality. But with some time, hard work, and persistence, generating income is possible.

How many times have you said over the years, wouldn’t it be fabulous if I could earn a living with woodworking (or golf, or fill in the blank)? Well, guess what? It is fabulous, and you can do it!

You can create a virtual business around any imaginable pastime. Spending five minutes Googling any hobby will tell you that websites exist about that topic.

Others have already taken the plunge, and you can dive right in there with them. The only real difference between them and you is that they have a website.

But you can change that and join them today!

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Wrapping Up

Learning how to turn my hobby into a business has been amazing and it all began with a website! I sincerely hope you’ll decide to become a free Starter Member of Wealthy Affiliate today and experience the excitement of an online business with me.

If you do decide to join, please stop by my profile page and leave me a message. It will be my pleasure to follow your success and help you achieve your business dreams.

Join the Conversation

Please share your thoughts on turning your hobby into a business in the comment section below. If you still have questions, I would love to answer them. Do you have a friend or family member who’s been looking for an opportunity like this? Please be sociable and spread the word.

To your success!

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About Linda

Hi, Folks. Thanks for visiting my site, and I hope you enjoyed this post. My name is Linda, and I'm the owner of Retired and Earning Online. I started my online business after taking early retirement from Corporate America, and it's been amazing! Now I help others start their own business. I joined my #1 recommended training program and learned how to start my business for FREE. I invite you to do the same! Let's make money online!

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4 Comments on “How to Turn My Hobby Into a Business NOW”

  1. Hi Linda,

    It’s such a shame when any person has the same attitude as illustrated in that magnificent quote that you posted in the middle of your article. The person stating that because he worked so hard his entire life that he apparently had never developed any hobbies. Really if one thinks about it, this statement is pathetic and does not say much about that individual.

    Because of the incredible expansion of the Internet, really continuing to grow daily it WOULD be not only possible but really with the right amount of training and education, a likelihood that through effort a person can eventually grow a successful business based on something that he/she has always enjoyed – his/her hobby.

    You really stressed Wealthy Affiliate as being really the best opportunity for a person to take his/her hobby and then through educational training, tools and the support offered by this company and learn how to build a successful money-making online business.

    I’m also glad that you emphasized that building any business online is not something that would be done overnight. This very concept is emphasized at WA, unlike the many thousands of scam opportunities still online that tell something different – and very much a lie!

    I wish you all of the best as you obviously are using your hobby to do something that you enjoy doing Linda!

    Sincerely,
    Jeff

    1. Hi Jeff,

      I have to agree it is terribly sad that anyone could completely miss out on the wonderful experience that hobbies can contribute to our lives. The training available at Wealthy Affiliate is second to none and the community is fabulous. I thoroughly enjoy watching the success that thousand of community members have achieved by turning an enormous array of diverse hobbies into thriving online businesses. It’s inspiring. Thanks for your interesting comments!

  2. Thanks for the great article. I am only 45, but I still am forward thinking about my age. I’d like to finally leave my fulltime job in IT to work for myself. I am also a full-time Wealthy Affiliate University Premium Member, and I truly believe that I am working towards a sold, real business.

    So glad to see someone who is really pursuing the goal. I’ve made some financial decisions that may allow me to retire around 57-59 range. But I’d like to own my own successful sites long before then, so I can just work from home on my own hours, and then who needs retirement? 🙂

    Thanks again for the good article.

    1. Hi Allen,
      It sounds like you’ve done some very forward thinking planning for your retirement years, Good for you! Wealthy Affiliate is an excellent source of training in affiliate marketing. With some focused work and effort, you will be able to build an online business that can provide passive income to enhance your retirement and help you achieve the goal of working from home. It’s outstanding that you’re creating the business foundation now while you’re still employed. I wish you every success in your online endeavors. Thanks for providing your comments!

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