“I need a cheap hobby!”
Ever heard someone say that before?
One thing I’ve learned about hobbies in 39 years is there’s no such thing as a cheap one. If you’re interested in something, then the more you get into it, the more it tends to cost to stay interested and keep progressing.
Of course, this doesn’t have to be true—some people are happy to get the basics down and never go beyond that. But for the rest of us, our human nature demands we keep progressing, getting better and better, and spending what it takes to do something we care about.
In every hobby where people like you are willing to spend money to get better at something, there are fun, little businesses that are more than willing to create and sell whatever it is you need to do that.
If you’ve put in the work to become good at something you enjoy, there’s probably a good chance you can turn that skill or knowledge into a business if you want to.
Many people think about this at some point , but few ever act on it even though it’s one of the easiest ways to start a business.
Some are scared they won’t have fun anymore if they try to make money. Others think their ideas are no good. And some, unfortunately, think of it as “selling out”—as if they’d be doing something wrong by trying to earn a living from something they love.
That’s the saddest one, in my opinion. Supporting yourself by doing something you care about is one of the greatest feelings.
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