Saturday, 13 September 2014

Best Practices for Turning your Hobby into a successful Business

Posted by MyInvestmentsPub
Today there are many online and offline ways to earn money. One of the way is to convert your Hobby into Business. Having a hobby is always an unknown and oblivion act to enhance and develop one’s personality. We indulge in a hobby that represents our personality. Pursuing a Hobby becomes stress-buster and it is very important for those who engage in busy careers. We develop our personality and the ambiance around us, which changes the world. A hobby cannot always be pursued alone, it requires sharing and team work which allows knowledge enhancement.People on the softer side choose music, dance or painting as a hobby. People with an adventurous instinct choose wild hobbies like mountaineering, underwater diving and so on. Similarly people enjoying heritage or who like exchanging and networking involve in collectibles.

Top hobbies that can be turned into a Business:

India is an eventful country and that provides umpteen opportunities for youth to capitalize on their hobbies for earning money. To name few, the following are the top hobbies that would fetch you more money than expected:

  • Photography
  • Web Designing
  • Article writing
  • Event Management
  • Choreography
  • Tutoring
  • Cooking
  • Landscaping
  • Interior Designing
  • Music
  • Bridal Makeover
  • Online Businesses
However, there are few lucky who successfully combine their passion with business and create an income that revolves around something they love. What makes the difference? Hobby is different and Business is different. You should follow some basic Principles, Precautions or Practices to succeed in your business.What are the good practices to follow in converting your hobby into a successful Business?

Best Practices for turning your Hobby into a successful Business:

1. Value to the Customer: 

Before jumping into Business along with your hobby, first you think do you have market for your hobby? Do you have any specialty in your product to attract the customers? Do you provide the quality product with attractive price? If you answer is Yes, then no doubt, you can jump into Business world for success.

2. Test Drive: 

Before driving into Business, first you make a test drive with your hobby. For example, if you are very good at sari designing, first you try with your friends or relatives and take their feedback. If you really show some thing different, then you will get some lip-publicity with in your circle for your hobby. Word-of-mouth can work wonders when you are starting out.

3. Road Map: 

Assume you are successful in your test drive and decided to full time business, then you should plan for the road map of your business for the coming years. If you are in a job, you should think can you manage both job and business simultaneously? To make it full-time business, you should know all the legal requirements, expansion plans, business strategies etc. So, jump into business with the clear road map in your mind.

4. Marketing opportunities: 

Marketing play a key role in winning any sort of business. Quality products and services will alone not sufficient to reach the customers. Marketing should become a part of your Business activity. Observe the trends in Marketing and utilize the options to reach a large customer base. Take the help of Social Networking and Marketing experts to reach the right customer base.


A hobby has its own network and ecosystem due to which it exists among us. This existence helps a community in an indirect way. Turning your hobby to a Business provides employment and avocation to people who are unemployed and idle.


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