Turning a Part Time Hobby into a Full Time Income
Is it possible to turn a part time drawing hobby into a full time income? And if so, exactly what would it take to do that? Let’s find out.
My name is Craig Babin and welcome to my website. Okay let’s just jump right into this. I have two questions for you. The first one is … do you have an artistic hobby? And by hobby I mean something you love to do in your spare time and that you’re reasonably good at, but really can’t commit more than 1 or 2 hours per day to. My second question is … Could you use some extra money? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then this website is for you.
Let’s keep this puppy part time!
Now you may have noticed that at the beginning of this post, I said turn a part time drawing hobby into a full time income, not a full time job or career. I want my drawing hobby to remain part time. I just want it to generate a full time income. That’s going to be the tricky part.
Over the past 50 years I’ve had two hobbies that I’ve been passionate about, 3D Animation and drawing. Although I only picked up the bug for 3D Animation about 15 years ago, I’ve been drawing off and on pretty much since I was a kid.
I have already successfully turned one of my hobbies into a full time career.
In fact for the past decade, I’ve spent most of my waking hours doing something involving 3D Modeling or Animation. Whether it was Research and Development videos for Precision Agriculture, Educational videos for Aviation Security, or introducing first year college students to the exciting world of 3D modeling, I’ve logged a lot of hours on 3D software.
And one of the things I’ve learned from doing that … is that the quickest way to kill your passion for something is to turn that something into a full time job. Now don’t get me wrong, doing what you love for a living can be extremely fulfilling. But as any professional artist will tell you, there is a huge difference between creating content for other people while being limited by restrictions and deadlines, and creating art purely for yourself at your own pace.
So when I decided to monetize my drawing hobby, I knew that I was going to have to approach this business, in an entirely different way. I was still going to use everything I had learned over the past decade running my 3D Animation business, but I was going to have to tweak the application a little bit. You know all of those YouTube videos showing you how to make money online? Well I’m going to put them to the test. I’m going to pick a few of the techniques that I think make the most sense and I’m going to use them to monetize my drawing hobby.
So what exactly does this website have for you?
My blog is going to be broken down into two parts:
The first will be an educational part … where I’ll be posting videos explaining what techniques I’ll be using and how you can use those same techniques to monetize your own part time hobby. I’ll walk you through everything from setting up merchant accounts, to branding yourself across multiple social media platforms … as well as on how to create promotional products that will help you make even more money from your hobby. I’ll also be posting tutorial videos breaking down my creative process, as well as review videos on which drawing, painting and video editing software I prefer and on how to use them.
The second part of my blog is going to be the practical application:
I’m going to apply everything I’m teaching you, to my own part time drawing hobby and I’m going to take you along for the entire journey, right from the very beginning. I’ll show you what techniques work for me and which ones don’t, so that you can learn from my mistakes. So if you’re someone who has a part time hobby that you’d like to monetize, then subscribe to my newsletter and then check out my second post on creating a master plan for a passive income.
I hope to see you all there.
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