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7 hobbies that can be turned into careers

Oct 9, 2017 14:58 IST
7 hobbies that can be turned into careers
7 hobbies that can be turned into careers

It is often suggested that hobbies are something people do in their free time and are essentially pass time activities. However, if these hobbies are taken seriously and are honed properly, over time they can be turned into well-paying career options. But can your hobby earn you enough money to pay bills and survive in this expensive world? Let us find that out here.

Sports
Is cricket on your mind all the time? Are you the best goalkeeper in your college hockey team? Do you know every trick in the book when it comes to soccer? If the answer to all these questions is yes, you are at a great position to turn your hobby into a satisfying and well-paying profession. The road ahead will be a little tough because of high competition and encounter with passion-driven sportsmen, but if you are good at what you do and also persistent, you have a good shot at making it big in the field. Other option for you can be to become a coach after getting enough experience. You can apply for this position in schools and colleges. If you have a flair for writing, you can also go for sports journalism and contribute to the sport by making people understand things with your analysis of the matches.

Writing
Writing can be a good career option for people who can express themselves best through words. If your score highest in essay writing in a language exam, you can consider becoming a journalist in future. Apart from giving you the satisfaction of doing what you inherently enjoy, it will be exciting to break news to people. You can also become a copywriter with an advertising agency if the idea of selling things is alluring to you. If you have the right kind of finances, you can also become an author. India has seen many young authors breaking the glass ceiling with their bestsellers. So, if you think you have it in you to write a book that can engage masses, go ahead by all means.

Public Speaking
If speaking in front of a group of people doesn't make you nervous, careers like law, politics and motivational speaking can be good for you as they require the professional to influence masses. News anchoring can be another great career option for you if you like public speaking and are not afraid of being in front of the camera. The job requires you to keep your cool and sometimes even improvise when reporting on breaking news. This pressure is enthralling and you keep getting challenged while doing your job. They are all extremely well paying jobs, too.

Acting
There's a reason they cast you as a protagonist in every college drama. The reason is that your acting abilities connect with people and this is no ordinary a talent. Identify this talent early on to make the most of it. You can join a theatre group or drama school like NSD (National School of Drama) to further hone your skills. At some point of your pursuit to become a successful actor, you will have to shift to Mumbai so be prepared for that as well. Contacts are very important when it comes to acting assignments so make sure you know a lot of people from the industry and attend events that increase your visibility.

Travelling
The rise in international communication and the global economy has allowed many people to conduct business out of their own state or country. It is important that these businesses employ people who are willing to travel to oversee their transactions. If you would like to travel as part of your job, there are a number of ways you can find a travelling job in your industry. You can also tailor your training to work abroad. You must familiarize yourself with the industries that usually require travel and adjust your application process in order to be hired.

Studies have suggested that a person performs much better if they are doing what they love. You will discover new things each and every day and you do not hesitate to experiment. You will become more innovative with time and hence, what would be better than to make a career in the field of your interest..

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