If you want to do meaningful work and change your career, you should maybe consider starting with your hobby.
According to an article in Monster.Com, if you intend to turn your hobby into a business, you must first be sure that your hobby has commercial potential - being passionate about something is not enough. You can begin by researching job / career sites to see if there are any jobs that relate to your hobby.
Then, you must consider whether you would be happy working in it as a business. Remember that doing something as a hobby is different than doing something as a business.
"When your hobby becomes your work, it may not be the same," says Bevington. "This change can take the fun out of what you are doing. In addition to making the product or providing the service, you now have to think about pricing, deadlines, doing it someone else's way, etc." said Nancy Hayes Bevington, a management consultant.
Bevington also stated that your personal experience won't necessarily be transferable professionally. "The workplace will look at you as someone who comes in with no professional experience, even if you have done this for years" on a personal level, she said.
You must be willing to start from the bottom again, to gain experience doing your "hobby" on a professional basis. You can do this by working for a small outfit, first.
Curt Rosengren, a career consultant advised not to quit your day job, yet. He suggested that you "continue to do what you are doing to bring in revenue, while taking a parallel path to help make the transition" to your hobby job.
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