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WHEN YOUR HOBBY BECOMES YOUR JOB

WHEN YOUR HOBBY BECOMES YOUR JOB

Recently I’ve been asked a couple of times what I like to do in my spare time. Truth is, I like to work in my spare time!

That sounds weird I know, let me explain.

I’ve fallen in love so much with blogging, vlogging and social media that it’s not now only what I love to do as a hobby it’s my job too. When your hobby becomes your job you can easily find yourself doing nothing else.

I often think in an evening if I have an hour, which in truth is rare, I’ll do something different with that time. Then a message comes through on Instagram and I end up spending that hour discussing Instagram tactics, blogging advice or what tech I use to create YouTube videos. The best thing is I LOVE IT!

I genuinely love talking all things blogging, vlogging, YouTube, social media, tech and phone apps. It’s part of my job as well as being the thing I would be doing in any spare time from a different 9-5 office job too.

My motivation and drive for my hobby/job has increased even further since we made the decision for Donetta to join the venture full time too. I love that one of my favourite things to do has the opportunity to bring in an income and I also love the added pressure we’re now under to make sure it does. We’ve taken a HUGE gamble leaving secured employment to go all in on our David and Donetta brand as well as keeping this DadvWorld blog going, but the gamble is part of the excitement.

I filmed this video ‘HOW TO START YOUR OWN BLOG AND YOUTUBE CHANNEL‘ last week where I offer advice based on what’s worked for me.

 

The main message in the video is to find out what you’re passionate about, what you love doing and use that as a starting point to create content and gradually build your own blog and YouTube channel from there. It’s what I’ve done.

I love being a dad, I like talking about being a dad and all things parenting so I created a dad blog. As time moved on and I learned more and more David and Donetta was born as we both wanted to create something together, again all based around things we’re naturally interested in and would be doing regardless of creating online content.

I love that we live in a world where your hobbies and interest can literally turn in a career. The internet and social media make this possible and we should embrace this and grab this opportunity with both hands.

I’d love to hear from you if you’ve turned your hobby into a career and get in touch if you’d like more info and/or advice on how you can turn your passion into a full time income.

THANK YOU FOR READING! I’M OVER ON INSTAGRAM IF YOU FANCY COMING OVER TO CHAT! YOU CAN ALSO KEEP UP WITH EVERYTHING DADVWORLD ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE 🙂

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  1. 14th August 2018 / 8:21 am

    Congratulations on making the leap full time and good luck with it all 🙂 I too have taken the leap and although a little nerve racking if as you say you make your work your passion you need not ever have to go to work again 🙂

    • DadvWorld
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      17th August 2018 / 10:18 am

      Thanks Tom. That’s it, most days it doesn’t even feel like work which is a huge bonus. Well done your end also, let m know if there’s anything I can do to help 🙂

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