Wow, April and May were two very busy months and had I known just how much fun and enjoyable it would be working for myself I would have done so years ago!
Two months of steady teaching and conducting Social Media Marketing and Blogging workshops has added fuel to the fire! I am finally turning my passion into a profit and loving every minute of it.
Teaching along with doing some amazing product reviews for Verizon Wireless and Mitsubishi has really motivated me to continue building and growing ABlake Enterprises and I encourage anyone, regardless of their age to pursue their passion.
Do you have a skill or an passion project that you wish to share, then I encourage you to start out volunteering to promote and brand yourself. The experience of volunteering at local libraries, community centers, churches and other local venues has enabled me to turn my talents of teaching into a second career as an Encore Entrepreneur.
Turning a “Passion into Profit” is more than a catch phrase because in today’s world it has become less of a pipe dream and more of a reality for many. The days of working for someone else for 30-40 years is no longer the norm, leaving that company with a Gold Watch and a pension is no longer a reality for most. Resource actions, layoffs and company closures are much more common and it’s never “personal” it’s alway “just business”.
As an Encore Entrepreneur who recently left the corporate world to become a full time business owner, I must admit that is has been exhilarating, exciting and enjoyable and thanks to the motivation of family, friends and even listening to motivational speakers such as Les Brown, Gary Vaynerchuk and Jim Rohn, makes my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.
Others such as Chrissy Weems also understands the importance of listening to and reading motivational materials to stay focused and strong in the pursuit of turning a passion into a profit.
So if you to have been thinking about turning your passion into a profit, I suggest you find a mentor at SBA, SCORE or some other small business association or simply start out by attending the many free offerings at your local library, community centers or sign up for a Continuing Education course at your local Community Colleges or Universities.
Don’t let age, location or any other external factor stop you from pursuing your passion because life it too short and you know what, you are good at what you do, so why not share your experience or expertise with others?
To learn more about ABlake Enterprises, please head over to my website and if you are looking to learn how to Build Your Brand with a blog, sign up for the next workshops at DelTech Community College starting up again in the fall.
Let’s Chat > Have you turned your passion into a profit and if so, what advice can you give to others who may be wanting to do the same?
6 thoughts on “Why You Should Turn Your Passion into a Profit At Any Age”
Hi! I agree!! I was just talking about that with Troy a few weeks ago! I think more and more the traditional 9 to 5 is becoming extinct. Most have to job hop to get any substantial increase in pay to keep up with the cost of living. Can’t just stay with the same company for tens of years. I was once told that now, everyone has to have a side hustle and I think it’s true. Mine helps with household bills and it’s something I love to do anyway. Great to see your passion is becoming your full time career! I enjoy my day job too right now. But one day, when I have to reign it all in, I hope to join your ranks!
Yes, it’s amazing, most people of the younger generation won’t ever know what it is to be “retired with a pension” – not that it’s wrong, I just think entrepreneurship is probably going to outpace traditional office workers in the next 10-20 years if not sooner.
It’s Great to see you enjoying your new career. Kudos!!
Thanks sis, but I can’t wait to be retired like you!
this makes so much sense.in this age, the idea of blogging and social media marketing intrigues me because there’s just SO much competition.but I really want to do it, and this post empowered me to try harder.love your blog,keep writing.id love for you to check my blog out too!<3
Yes, if it is your passion, then success is not far behind.