Turning Your Hobby into A Career - What You Need to Know

There is no denying that having a good hobby can be a great stress reliever. It is also a great way to boost your career. It shows you have determination and passion for seeing things through and a passion for life outside work, along with developing transferable skills from different areas of your life.


Many hobbies are transferable into careers, and for many people, after some time, the next logical step for them is to devote more time to their hobby and consider making a full-time career from it. However, some hobbies can end up being more lucrative than there, and some industries have become saturated, meaning there is too much competition to sustain growth potential and success.

How do you approach turning a hobby into a career?

Identify Your Skills

It might not be that your hobby can directly lead to a new career. Instead, it could be your skills learned from your hobby that kick starts a new career path. For example, if you have a passion for drawing, you can use this creativity for many careers or side hustles. From training as a tattoo artist, cake decorator, graphic designer, there are a plethora of different jobs in the arts that can be explored simply from a love of drawing.

What Type of Business Do You Want

You need to know exactly what you expect from this new career move and how you will need it to fit into your life. Some careers require you to undergo further training to expand your skills and create your own business.

Decide if you want to work from home or if you need to find a location to develop your business and give you a base to work from.

Assess if you need it to be a full-time venture or if you would prefer to work part-time around your current employment too, so you can be realistic about how much time you have to dedicate to pursuing this path.

How Much Will It Cost?

Setting up most businesses comes at a cost, and upscaling a hobby to a career is no different. Even if you can work from home, you will still need supplies to keep up with demand. Make sure you check out any licenses you need to operate legally. There will be national and state requirements depending on your business. For example, going back to training as a tattoo artist, some states require you to be legally trained and qualified; others require the shop to be registered. Then you need to adhere to OSHA guidelines to keep the premises and clientele safe and invest in the latest tools and technology along with tattoo gloves to ensure hygiene and standards are maintained at all times.


You will also need to make sure anything you earn is declared to the IRS to ensure you don't receive any fines or sanctions due to not reporting your income. Make sure you keep all the relevant paperwork to support your new venture as you move your hobby from something you do for enjoyment to a new and reliable income stream.

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How To Reduce Pores Naturally

Everyone wants their skin to look as good as possible, as this is something that makes a huge difference to your overall appearance. But when you are trying to improve your skin’s appearance, there are a lot of things that you need to be aware of along the way. As it turns out, one of the most important of these concerns is your pores - and specifically, ensuring that your pores are kept to a minimum.

In order to achieve that, you have a lot of options, and many routes you can go down. But if you are keen to do it as naturally as possible, your options are going to be somewhat reduced. Luckily, there is something you can try: Revinia products, which are proven to naturally reduce pore size very effectively. If you are thinking of trying to achieve that, Revinia is probably the way to go.

To find out more about Revinia®, check out this infographic. As you can see in this graphic, these products contain specially-formulated ingredients which can help to reduce pore size, without causing any of that sensitivity or dryness that you might be used to with other products. As such, it’s a solution that is well worth looking into.

Take a closer look at this infographic to learn more about Revinia and how it might help you to keep your pores to a minimum - and to have better-looking and better-feeling skin in no time as a result.

Infographic designed by: Revinia®

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It's Official - Duvet Days Are Great For Us

It's no secret the world is a busy place; there is so much we need to do every day, and then add on the things we want to do. Is it any surprise that we want to grab our fluffiest socks, best jogging bottoms and relax with a duvet on the couch once in a while and do nothing? Days that we do very little can give us some much needed time to think about what we have going on or to switch off from work. They have many purposes. 


What is a duvet day?
    It might sound obvious; a duvet day is a day that someone will spend wrapped in a duvet and not much else. But it can be used as an umbrella term for a day that involves some peace and calm from sitting in a comfy spot for most of the day.

You don’t always need a duvet; instead, you can grab a blanket, a bathrobe (or dressing gown), or just a cozy jumper. So long as you are warm and comfortable, that is all there is to it. Like most things that involve some relaxation, a duvet day comes with a lot of benefits for us.

Energy levels
    The more energy you use, the more energy you have. So, the more active you are, the more active you can be.

But energy doesn’t just refer to our physical energy. It can also refer to the amount of get-up-and-go we have available for other areas of our life. Finding the energy can be just as much about finding the motivation to do something as it is actual physical energy levels.

When we rest correctly, we physically, mentally, and emotional rest and that rest can leave us feeling a renewed sense of purpose and life.

If you regularly workout, then it is just one consideration; read more: Why Your Workout Tends To Fail.

    Stress and burnout are very real, and it is essential that we spot the signs and take some action to prevent them. It isn’t just people who work in high-powered roles that can suffer from burnout; it can happen to anyone. Busy lifestyles, which most of us lead in modern times, rarely allow us to step back and relax. Sometimes we have to take it.

During the duvet day, it’s more important to check what to watch or stream this year than it is to check your phone and what’s going on in the world. Use it as a chance to really disconnect - especially from the work emails you might be tempted to check!

    We spend so long looking after other people that sometimes we need to take a step back and look after ourselves. Wrapped in something that we find comfort in can be a way that we take care of our own needs.

The saying goes that you can’t pour from an empty cup, and that is true.

So to fill your own cup up, it is important to take time out. During a duvet day, since you are cozy and warm, you might find that you nap a few times or sit in silence for a while. These are all great things, those naps are much needed, and silence can feel like the most luxurious thing in the world when you are always busy.

    If you work in an area that requires high productivity rates or you run a business or freelance - you can’t afford to let productivity slide.

It can be tempting to say since you need to be 100% productive, you don’t have time to have a duvet day - but the opposite is true. Having a day of rest, specifically stepping away from work, can give your brain the room to create some interesting links.

It’s similar to how we have some of the best ideas while walking or in the shower. Our brains often work on problems when we aren’t actively looking at them. To tackle your work with the highest amount of productivity, you need to rest your brain once in a while.

Immune system
    It is no surprise that a well-rested body can handle coughs and colds better. Considering that the moment we begin to feel unwell, we are told to rest and drink plenty of fluids.

Stress and anxiety negatively impact our immune systems because stress releases cortisol, which lowers our resistance. Reliving and relieving stress by having a day of complete relaxation can help improve your immune system

So the real question is -
when is your next duvet day?


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