by, Claire on, Oct 30, 2018 Business From Home Idea's Business Idea's. Hobbies And Businesses.
A Business idea can strike a Mom or Dad anywhere, whilst shopping in the supermarket, taking a shower or doing the ironing and at the time, it feels like the best business idea you have ever had. What happens over time is a crisis of confidence, often when we think of the in’s and out’s of starting the business we realize that it may be just too much before we have given ourselves chance to really consider it.
Many of us have hobbies that potentially could be a small work from home business, many knit, others sew and for some making things is what they love. They do so as a hobby and they enjoy it and the thought of turning it all into a home business leaves them feeling very nervous and worryingly takes the enjoyment out of it.
Many have started their home businesses selling their items on Amazon, shopify or Etsy and make a decent small business income, for others they have thought about turning their hobby into a business but haven’t quite decided if they want to spoil what is essentially a very enjoyable hobby.
Deciding to sell your items and take the plunge can be scary but you will certainly never know unless you do and starting an Etsy or Shopify account is quite easy and straightforward. If you are undecided, having a go and testing the water will give you a good idea whether this is for you or not.
Many think too far ahead too quickly and lose sight completely of why they are doing something. The first thing to ask yourself is why you think starting a home business may be for you. If you want to earn enough income to contribute to the household whilst being able to stay home and have flexible working, this could be for you. If you are planning on making millions in the first year, you may need to tone down your expectations whilst you give the business idea chance to work.
My advice to anyone that is thinking of starting a home business from their hobby is definitely have a go. Make a plan that suits you and move at your own pace, decide where and how much of your products you are going to sell and can realistically manage with your other commitments. The last piece of advice I would give is to have confidence in yourself, there is absolutely no reason why others succeed and you can’t.