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Turn Your Passion Into a Career

Dream Big While Remaining Realistic

You may be the next best painter, writer, dog walker, or lure maker this side of the Mississippi River, but if no one knows who you are or what you do, they won’t be beating down your door and asking for your services. And you may dream of quitting your day job and working on your passion full-time, but you must have patience and take the time to build your business right, from the bottom up. In short, you need a plan—a rough draft will do to begin with, but there’s no getting around the practical side of things.

You may have dreams of being rich and famous—well, anything’s possible—but having a better life is more realistic. Making extra cash and finding that fulfilling “missing piece” in your life are both possible. You can absolutely turn your passion into a career with a little dedication.

Setting Goals and Ground Rules

Here are 12 rules to consider as you go along:

1. Don’t Quit Your Day Job … Yet Chances are your new venture isn’t going to take off right away, so don’t immediately quit your job. You still need to pay the bills and keep the lights on, and you also need the money to pay for supplies for your new venture. You can give up your nights and weekends at first. Don’t be afraid to really take the time to build—a little patience goes a long way! There’s no need to make a drastic change overnight. Besides, your coworkers can be your first customers. Just make sure your business doesn’t interfere with your boss’ business. Pitch your stuff at lunch or after work.

2. Create Your Online Presence A good online presence is essential for getting your business off the ground these days. Begin by creating profiles on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter and creating engagement with your potential customers. The more colorful and engaging you are, the faster your name and your business will grow. You can even branch out to YouTube for longer videos, and maybe even TikToc if you’re feeling adventurous.

3. Be Personable If you’re likable, people will want to do business with you. You want to be considered a professional in your field, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be the real you—charming, friendly, and trustworthy. If you’re phony, people will spot it right away and they won’t trust you.

4. Learn From Others Unless your product or service is totally unique, chances are others are doing what you want to do right now. Meet them, research their methods, and learn from them. Get ideas and learn from their mistakes. Read their blogs, take any courses they offer, and connect with as many of them as you can. Use your networking skills and maybe even consider asking for a mentorship.

5. Become an Expert Know your product inside and out, and know where its components are sourced. Know its benefits, and also know its unique qualities. Do your homework. Then take it to the next level by making it your own and developing your niche.

6. Make Sure it’s Rewarding Starting a new business is hard work, but it’s also rewarding. It won’t be sunshine and roses all the time, but if it stops being fun, it becomes work. Getting started is fun, and the rewarding part comes when your business sustains you long-term.

7.Track Your Expenses Keep track of all your financials. You may not make a profit within the first year, but you should still know how much you’re spending, the moment you break even, and most importantly, the moment you turn a profit. If you’re wondering where to start, making a quick call to a Money Psychic who can put your mind at ease.

8. Post Constantly Let’s go back to your online presence—it’s something you need to maintain on a consistent schedule. Sell your products online, offer freebies, and make it easy for people to follow you. There are also many sites where you can host your services to sell locally or to the world. Link your sales page to your blog and Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, etc. It’s easy and mostly free self-promotion. You can even set up automatic posts—one and done. You don’t have to spend your life online if that’s not your thing.

9. Manage Your Time Your business can’t be a one-person show forever, and because there are at least two sides to it (the creative side and the business side), you’ll need some help. See if you can get friends or interns to help you out. Offer them discounted or free merchandise, a stipend, or something in trade to begin with. Once you take off of course, you should start offering an actual wage.

10. Tell Everyone and Anyone Get some cheap business cards and hand them out to friends, coworkers, and family who will hopefully hand them out to their friends and coworkers. It’s free promotion that could bring you customers. Consider using free advertising sites and register with local business communities and networking groups.

11. Envision Your Success Your faith in your abilities and hard work will lead to your success. You can envision yourself being successful even when you aren’t there yet. What does success look and feel like to you? How will turning your passion into profit change your life for the better? If you believe that you have the ability to do great things, you certainly will! Don’t be afraid to manifest what you want.

12. Talk to a Psychic

If, after all of this, you still need a little bit of help getting started, or you’re unsure about whether to take the leap into this new unknown, pick up the phone and call a California Psychics Career Advice Psychic. They will give you excellent advice on what your first steps should be in this new endeavor, along with plenty of encouragement to get you started.

A career advice psychic can tell you if your latest business venture will be profitable. Find out today!

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