Turning hobbies into a career

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Turning hobbies into a career

Postby Tituba » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:26 am

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Re: Turning hobbies into a career

Postby Ulla » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:29 am

This is a great article and encourages my motivation.
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Re: Turning hobbies into a career

Postby Anna M » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:52 pm

I agree. I love this article. No spending 50 hours a week doing stuff that drains you and then trying to find time and energy for the things you love. Some very good advice here.

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Re: Turning hobbies into a career

Postby Guardian » Sun May 06, 2012 10:33 am

That is great article. It also helps that his wife is consistently employed.

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Re: Turning hobbies into a career

Postby Scenario Thinker » Sun May 06, 2012 11:11 am

I like his 90% rule:
Frank Hyman wrote:Also be aware of the “90 percent rule.” That means that for “glamorous” professions like sports, art, entertainment and, yes, writing, about 90 percent of the people who try to make a living that way never make a red cent. About 9 percent might make some money in their field, and 1 percent or less are able to make some kind of living, and probably not a glamorous one.
So many people romanticize these professions.
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Re: Turning hobbies into a career

Postby kashtanka » Mon May 07, 2012 8:53 pm

ST, I like the 90% rule also. I know many writers who never make a red cent! They want so badly to be published that they will give their writing away for free - case in point, literary magazines which usually pay in copies of their magazine.
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Re: Turning hobbies into a career

Postby M B » Mon May 14, 2012 4:39 am

There are also hobbies that somehow look bad when done professionally (most prominently prostitution).
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