Do you spend all of your spare time coding? Or maybe you have a passion for social media? Do you want to find out how to combine what you love with your career? Then keep reading, in this blog we will give you some tips on how to turn your passion into something profitable. Around 37% of UK entrepreneurs have turned their hobbies into successful careers, if you’re looking for a sign that it’s time to take that step, we’re going to give you some things to consider.

Do your research

Start by doing some research, is there currently anyone doing what you want to do? Check out the top results on Google for your dream field, does it currently exist, if you can’t find it online then maybe you’ve just discovered your gap in the market!

Be the best

If your hobby is considered a professional skill or even it if isn’t is there a qualification out there to enhance your skill set and make you more credible? Have a look at our online courses, we may have just the thing you’re looking for.

Starting out

Ensure you start realising your dream whilst still holding down a job to ensure you can still pay for all of your living costs, the sooner you start the sooner you will understand whether you could do this for a full-time living.

Do some more research

Now that you’ve begun to practise your new hobby or skill whenever you can, you need to get the word out. The internet is a great place to get some primary feedback on your passion, so take advantage of the response.

Stay motivated

If your still working your 9-5 while trying to get your new venture off of the ground, your most likely going to be pulling some unsociable hours and if your putting all of your time and energy into it, the fear of failure is likely to be present and the stakes are high, but it’s important to keep going, stay inspired by looking at those who have done it before you, if they can do it so can you! Remember that there is no better time than now to take advantage of the gig economy with 1.1 million people in the UK already doing it and with the wealth of online resources and courses the only thing holding you back is you.