5 Hobbies You Can Turn Into a Career
If you’re feeling sick of your 9-5 grind and spend each day just waiting impatiently to get back home so you can enjoy your hobbies, why not consider turning your hobbies into your job? You’ll be able to make a living and enjoy yourself every day. You know what they say, do a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! If you think this sounds like something you’d love, look through our list of 5 hobbies you can turn into a career:
If you have a passion for baking, why not set up a small at-home bakery or purchase a store to start selling your cakes professionally. Although this is one of the more expensive routes of turning a hobby into a career, I’ve never met an amateur baker who doesn’t dream of one day owning their own cafe. If you want to work from home, you will need to make sure you acquire all the proper health and safety licenses that are needed to run any food-related businesses and be prepared to let your home be subject to a thorough investigation before you are allowed to run a business from it.
Take your love of fitness to the next level by making a career out of it. There are lots of personal trainer courses out there that can teach you how to turn your love for fitness into a lucrative career where you get to share your love of keeping fit and healthy with others who want to learn. If personal training is something you are interested in pursuing full-time, you could earn an average salary of anywhere between £15,000 and £60,000 per year.
If taking photos is something that you love to do, why not start charging for your services? Whether you are into music photography, portraiture or even wedding and events photography, a good photographer is always in high demand. Take that camera with you and start attending weddings and events as a professional photographer to make a salary of up to £150,000 per year. As far as lucrative hobbies go, photography is one of the best ones out there for sure!
4. Makeup artist
If makeup is your passion, why not try interning at a local makeup studio or start charging friends and family for you to put together some looks for their big events. This one is a great one as you can do it part-time just for those you know to earn a little extra cash on the side, or you can choose to earn yourself a qualification in makeup artistry so that you can follow it as a profession. The average salary for a qualified full-time makeup artist in the UK is around £40k a year, so you’ll be doing what you love and earning a very reasonable salary in the process!
5. Dog walker
If your favourite part of each day is taking your dog out for a walk, why not do a business out of it and start walking all the dogs in your neighbourhood? Dog walkers are always needed as many people own dogs but simply don’t have the time to take them for as much exercise as they need every day. It’s a win-win situation, people have someone else to walk their dog for them, and you get to spend a few hours each day surrounded by lots of furry friends! If you’re looking to take an everyday task and turn it into a money-maker, a full-time dog walker makes an average of £22k a year, assuming a roughly £10 an hour salary.