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Turn Your Favourite Hobby into a Career

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Have you ever considered to turn your favourite hobby into a real career? In this day and age, technology is much better, faster and cheaper so this allows us to make use of tools that can help us explore different ways of doing things that we love. A lot of people have generated income from their hobbies, perhaps you can try that too?

“A hobby you really enjoy can be an important part of choosing a career because your hobby is a window into what you love and value and do most naturally, which are all important components of a career where you’ll flourish.”


Phyllis Mufson, Career Coach

 

“The earlier we are able to observe our personal tastes as they show up in hobbies and outside activities, the more powerful a lead these things will provide in steering us to meaningful professional and career choices.”


Joyce K. Reynolds, Expert Business Coach

 

According to a survey we conducted, their number one stressor is work. It seems like career burnout is becoming more common these days and going on a holiday is not a solution. Click here to read more about career burnout. As the old saying goes “Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” This simply means when you’re doing something you’re passionate about, work won’t feel like a burden in your life and you will be happier and emotionally healthy.

Start in believing that you can succeed in doing something you enjoy and make sure it truly reflects who you are as an individual. Here are some ideas on how to make your hobby a career:

Writing

Do you write for fun? If you like expressing your thoughts into words, then you might be able to practice the art of shaping words and make use of your talent in writing and establish yourself as a Creative Writer, a Subject Matter Expert Content Writer, a Technical Writer, a Speech Writer or any type of writer you want to be!

Strengthen your skills by studying a Writing Course with Australian College. You will learn the tools of the trade to achieve your writing and publishing goals. Explore our Writing, Film and Television course online.

Reading

If you are a bookworm, you can turn your passion into a career by becoming a professional proofreader or editor. Editors and Proofreaders play a vital role in the publishing sector. Have a masterful grasp of the written word by studying a Journalism, Editing and Publishing Course online and you will be ready to enter into any number of positions involving writing, editing or journalism.

Design/Photography

Nurture your creativity and use your passion for art to make beautiful things. There are actually a lot of industries that are in need of artists and designers so start creating your portfolio to launch your career.

Decorate homes

Do you have the eye for interior design? If you enjoy decorating and arranging furniture in your own home and have earned praises for a job well done, then you might want to start monetising this hobby. Enrol in the Interior Design & Decorating online course to gain more knowledge required to design and decorate a space in a balanced and informed way.

Take photographs

Photography is probably one of the most popular hobbies in the world. If you can picture yourself doing this full-time, this is the right time for you to advance and nurture your creativity and practical knowledge to thrive in your chosen field. Our photography courses can help you jumpstart your new career.

Fitness

The Fitness industry is currently blooming as a lot of people want to adopt a fit and healthy lifestyle. If you already go to the gym with your pre-planned workouts in your head or written down on your phone and great with your diet, you could do really well when you complete a Fitness qualification.

Consider studying to develop skills as more than just reading books, memorising words, and having good grades - it’s also gathering practical knowledge and wisdom that you can certainly benefit from in your daily life... Read more

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