Can You Turn Your Hobby Into a Business?

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When the economy took a hit, many American’s found it more difficult than ever to find and/or keep a job. Even with education and experience, your job prospects may have thinned out during the recent years. For this reason, young Americans need to be creative when it comes to making a living. Do you have a hobby or a special skill like the ones below? If so, you may be able to turn in into a successful business.

Brewing Beer

Home brewing has become a popular activity for today’s young American. If you have mastered the art of brewing beer and are beginning to get creative in your recipes, then starting a brewing business might be an excellent option for you. At the end of June 2014, more than 3,000 breweries were operating for all or part of the month, a milestone for the American brewing industry that shows a demand for quality beer is on the rise. In fact, most of Americans live within 10 miles of a brewery, maybe yours could be one of them! Of course, brewing beer requires you to invest in special equipment like gas burners. If you want to make beer on a large scale, you may need industrial gas burners or a ring burner. These supplies are typically available through an industrial gas burner manufacturer.

Baking Cupcakes

Cupcakes are also gaining popularity these days and small bakeries are getting more and more adventurous when it comes to flavor and appearance. If baking is something you love, then it may be time to consider opening your own small bakery. Perhaps you could own one of the nearly 6,000 retail bakeries in the U.S. today. As with operating a brewery, running a successful bakery also requires you to invest in some specialized equipment as well as finding the perfect storefront. A commercial oven, a range with gas burners and a commercial stand mixer will be essential for baking a large volume of cupcakes.

Making Pottery

If you’re skilled at working with clay, you may find that you can sell your creations from your very own home by opening a shop on Etsy. Handmade decor items such as flower pots, plates and bowls are always in demand as they are unique pieces that can add pizzazz to a home. Your one of a kind works of art could be on display in homes across America! In order to complete many projects, you will need some special supplies in addition to glaze, clay and paint. Propane burners, a kiln and a pottery wheel are just a few of the tools you will need to get started in a pottery business.

Remember, running a successful business takes time, hard work and good money management. If you feel passionate about your hobby and are dedicated to perfecting it, you may be able to transform an activity you love into a way to make a living. See this link for more references.