Business ideas can actually come from anywhere, from ideas that come when you just wake up, while eating, while traveling or others. However, there is the main thing you should pay attention to when you want to get an idea to turn it into a business, namely by looking at what is around you. There are many things that you can turn into a business idea when you can take a close look at what is around you, one of which is through your own hobbies. Sindo shipper friends must have a hobby right? Let’s read article below!
Hobby is an activity that someone likes, everyone must have a hobby, including you starting from things related to sports, art, music, cooking, writing, reading books, and others. Some people sometimes have unique and different hobbies, even those hobbies can eventually make money. So what’s wrong with turning a hobby into a business? There’s nothing wrong with turning your hobby into a business, because it will help you find ideas and open up new business opportunities.
You must have heard the saying ‘Do What You Love and Love What You Do’ right? Through this proverb you already know that if you do a job that you like and is based on the heart, then the work that is actually heavy will feel light by itself. In addition to feeling lighter, you can also better understand your own hobbies so that it can make your business more fun and easy.
Find Your Hobby
This first point may sound a bit odd, but it’s useful nonetheless. Do some small surveys, especially for those of you who are still confused about their own hobbies. Find out what hobbies you really enjoy, that you feel good about and enjoy, or what activities you’re willing to pay to do. After you can answer these questions, make sure the hobby you like has the potential to bring in income or rupiah coffers for you.
Determine the Hobbies that sell the most and you like
After finding a hobby that you like, the next step is to determine which hobby has the most potential to sell. Choose a hobby that is also in great demand by many people, because the more people who like the hobby, the greater the market opportunity that you can target to bring in additional income.
For example, if you have a hobby of fishing, then a business that you can do is a business related to the world of fishing, such as opening a fishing equipment and accessories shop, selling bait, and other fishing equipment online or offline. If you have excess capital, you can also open a fishing business to channel your hobbies as well as benefit from the side business you run.
Teaching the Hobbies You Love
This is probably one of the easiest ways to profit from your own hobby. For example, when you have a hobby such as playing music, painting, or other activities that involve skills and expertise, you can open a course or training center for the hobbies you enjoy. If you are not too brave to open a public class, you can create a course class for schoolchildren or just your friends.
Turning a hobby into a money making machine for your business means having a plan for its success. This plan must obviously be designed early and start small. Citing from entrepreneur.com, a successful guitar teacher named Tom Hess suggests starting monetizing your hobby through part-time work and then gradually transitioning to full-time work, because that’s what he does.
“Fill all available time in the evenings and weekends with students and save the money you make, without spending a dime,” says Hess. “Once you save enough money to cover four to six months of running costs, you can quit your main job and build your guitar tutoring business even further,” adds Hess.
Know Your Target Market Well
After determining your hobby for profit, the next step is to properly identify the target market you want to get. After choosing the most potential hobby, of course you already understand very well what consumers like and don’t like. Use your knowledge to help you define your target market. For example, if you have a hobby in the field of fashion, it means that you have to better understand the development of the fashion market around you. Starting from what trends are developing, what fashion styles are sought after by fashion fans, who are your target consumers, what fashion accessories are no longer in demand by consumers, and also others.
If you have determined the target market correctly, of course the data that you have worked on can be your consideration to develop your business further. Also make sure you don’t miss out on other technical support like marketing techniques and other techniques you need to master for your business.
Selling Your Business’s First Product
Building a business doesn’t mean you’ll be making tens of millions in profit in a matter of days, but the main goal of the early stages of this business is to successfully sell your product for the first time. This sale is the most difficult and most important sale to make when you set up your first business. There are many ways or strategies that can help you get your first sale of your product, but again it all depends on what product you are selling.
If you sell a service, maybe you can start selling it by offering a free trial and it will eventually spread through word of mouth from your customers. If you sell products, then good product placement and advertising is a great way to generate sales. Prove the superiority of the best products and services from your business, because other people will not believe it if it is not based on clear evidence. After succeeding on the first sale, expand sales from one to two sales, two to four sales, and so on.
In this modern era, of course, the presence of the internet has indeed facilitated business activities from any gap, but that does not mean that business that occurs through word of mouth and networks is no longer valid at all. Although it sounds old-fashioned, this method is one of the most powerful alternatives for marketing the first product of your hobby.
Find clubs, conferences and other specialized professional groups that can help you in the world of marketing. You can learn a lot about the experience and get the opportunity to associate with previous successful entrepreneurs through a network of business groups. Very profitable isn’t it? You can also slowly start building a community or network by promoting yourself in communities related to your hobby. For example, if you have a hobby of modifying motorbikes, then join a community of modification lovers, learn what you get in the community and build your own similar community. Besides being able to help you attract customers, this community or network also plays a role in expanding your network and business reach.
Observing the Competition
Even if you have a close relationship between fellow hobbyists, it is advisable not to be careless with the competition that is around you. Armed with the same hobby, it is possible if in the future competitors appear from those closest to you. Therefore, provide a more attractive and creative value offering so that your business has a fairly high competitiveness.
Those are some tips and tricks on how to turn a hobby into a business. Of course, making a hobby as an additional income is fun and very profitable. Discipline is still needed in doing this, use your time well and effectively so that it will make it easier for you when running a business.
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