What is Your Passion? And How Can You Earn From It? We all love money right? I mean, without it you would struggle to eat, to clothe yourself, to provide for your family. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are far more important things than money but it does help to pay the bills. Even if you have to drag yourself out of bed every day to go to a job that you hate and have no work/life balance! A balance that you need in order to spend time with your family, friends and doing the things you love.
So, What is your passion? And how can you earn from it? I will tell you how to earn but first let’s talk about what I mean when I say passion.
Your Passion – The Things You Love Doing!
What are you passionate about? What makes you want to jump out of bed and get started? A passion can be anything, from reading to cycling. From classic cars to the latest technology.
For example, I am really passionate about football (soccer to my American friends!) and even more passionate about my team Arsenal. I love watching their games and even when they are playing badly I am still passionate about them. I love to watch as many football games as possible, I read football blogs and the first page I turn to in the newspaper is, you guessed it, the football pages!
A passion is an intense desire or enthusiasm for something, according to the dictionary. It has other meanings but this one sums it up nicely. It is also something that you enjoy doing and that is the important part when trying to earn money. Love what you do.
The Horrible Boss
According to a Gallup poll, 85% of people hate their jobs! 85%, that’s insane. Why is this? Some of the main reasons that people hate their job are
- They are underpaid for what they do.
- No real opportunity for promotion/advancement.
- Company expectations are too high
- The Boss is horrible
You know the type of Boss I mean, one that shouts at you to do a job and then shouts at you when you’ve done it because it isn’t good enough. We’ve all had that type of Boss when they expect you to give them every last drop of blood and then you get no thanks for it! Who wants to work for that on low pay?!
What’s this got to do with passion? Well, if you are working in a job that you hate or for a Boss that you despise then you will slowly start to lose all your passion and the things you loved to do fall by the wayside. I know, it happened to me. But I slowly dragged myself out of it because I started to do something I love. Yes, I still work in my job that I hate, but I am doing something about it. I am following one of my passions and using it to help me earn money.
The dream? To quit my job and focus on my passion. Now that would truly be something. Waking up each morning knowing that you will be working on something you love. Ask yourself what your passion is, what do you love doing in your spare time and could you make money from it.
Your Passion, Your Niche, Your Business
So, you have a passion, now you need to turn it into your niche. “What’s a niche?” I hear you say. Let’s go back to the dictionary!
A niche is described as several things but the one that relates the most is: ‘a comfortable or suitable position in life or employment’ i.e. “he is now a head chef at a top restaurant and feels he has found his niche” If you take another example relating to a passion “he is now working from home blogging about cooking and has found his niche”
Your niche could be absolutely anything but should really be something that you love. Pottery, cycling, fitness, whatever you are passionate about. Why should you love it? Because when you enjoy something, when you’re passionate about something, then it is much easier to write about it and make what you are saying believable.
Imagine waking up for work everyday knowing that you are going to enjoy what you are doing! Who wouldn’t want that for a job? In fact, it becomes more than just a job, a job is something that you have to do to pay the bills. A niche, a passion is so much more than a job, it’s a labour of love!
Making Money From Something You Love
A cup of coffee, your laptop and something you love. What better way to start the day! And yes it is a possibility, a real life-changing experience that you can achieve. How? Hard work!!
I know, the reason you want to leave your job is you want an easier life not to have to work hard still. Well, you can, but as with any business it takes time and hard work to get to where you really want to be. And as with any business you get out what you put in! So, if you want to earn a lot of money you have to work for it.
You have your niche, the thing you love, so what’s next? Monetize it!
Become an affiliate marketer for brands or products that are related to your niche. It’s as simple as that. Your niche is Photography. You want to give advice and help to new photographers as well as let them know about the latest cameras and products.
What do you do? You search for affiliate programmes. Type into Google: photography + affiliate and up will pop a list of affiliate programmes that you can join for free. Once you’ve joined them you can advertise them through your content and earn commission. Yep, that’s right! You write content to engage the visitors to your website, you advertise a product, your visitor clicks the link and then buys the product. You get money. All from doing something you love!
Live Your Dream, Be Your Own Boss And Do What You Love!
What Now? Where Do You Go From Here?
That is entirely up to you. It is your choice to make and your life to live. You can carry on doing a job that doesn’t make you happy or you can start to take control. Follow your dream, turn your passion into something you love and earn money from it. Be your own Boss.
I can help you get started on this new adventure and give you all the tools and support you need. I’m not going to lie, you won’t make money overnight, you won’t make money in the first week, month or even two months. But, if you focus, work hard and follow the training that will be provided for you then you will start to earn money.
It will grow and you can turn it into a business that you feel proud of, that you love doing and that gives you the freedom to live your life on your own terms.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in then go ahead. Take the leap and change your life today. Grab my FREE e-book by clicking the image below.
Thanks for reading What Is Your Passion? And How Can You Earn From It. while you’re here why not check out Why I started Affiliate Marketing.
All the best
Living your passion and following your hearts desire sounds good, but the most important part is the second part , determining how to turn it into a business, generating adequate income , making a profit and growing your market. I left my office job and decided to do music full time. I enjoyed it but the only reason I am still doing it, is because I had to learn the business side of it to add to performance and composing. There were bills to pay. Thank you for a guide to living one’s dream.
Kudos to you for following your passion and turning it into a business. This is why affiliate marketing is so good as you can start to build a business online at the same time as working a full time job.
If you are interested in taking your music business online then check out my review of Wealthy Affiliate https://freefromtheboss.com/WA…
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment
Tony Founder of Free From The Boss
There is no one out there who wouldn’t want to live the dream life we wish for without having to go through any form off stress in the process. Passion is something we all love doing and monitizing your passion is a really great means to making money today in an online business. Making money from what you have passion for is one of the best means to make money because you wouldn’t see it as stressful and it would be far more enjoyable for you. Best regards.
Absolutely right, you would enjoy your job much more if you were doing something g you loved everyday!
Thanks for your comment
I think that in this world, the best way to make money is to make it by doing what you love best. By turning your passion into your business, making money becomes enjoyable and this is why affiliate marketing is just one of the best ways to make money online. For me, i started affiliate marketing because of the autonomy i get from it. Wealthy affiliate is also a good place to start off. Nice article here.
I think that with so many people hating their 9-5 jobs, being able to write and work with something you love can be a deal breaker! Wealthy Affiliate definitely gives you the ability to follow your passion.
I see a whole lot of people who are beginning to take to the internet to make a living this days and this is all due to the fact that they want a better living than what is given lately. This is very nice and it is very nice of you to write a post on how one can really make money with the passion that they have. I agree totally with this and i also think that wealthy affiliate s the right place to start off. Good work!
Online businesses are growing and if you can start one by doing something you love then it’s even better! I’m glad you found Wealthy Affiliate, it’s changed my life!
Is there a sure-fire way to find the one interest that will carry me through building a business? Common sense tells me that this won’t happen overnight? Then, will this interest lead to a way to make money? How do you keep your business building fun, and something you will continue to enjoy through the building process? Won’t working on a non-paying project grow boring after a while?
Of course, making money online is an interesting concept, and as we grow more dependent on online services, seems more are doing. This leads to the next question, everyone seems to have the next “most wonderful” idea or plan. How do you choose the path to take or the direction? What made you choose your business?
Hi Sami, Some good questions you asked there. Let me answer them for you. There is no sure-fire way to find the interest, it has to come from your heart and head. Your heart is the part that you use to find the one thing you really love doing, whether that be a hobby you do or a sport. Anything you are passionate about. Your head is the part that decides whether it is a viable business opportunity.
Nothing happens overnight unfortunately, if only it did! Building an online business takes time, dedication and work. If it is something you love doing then it should never become boring as you are writing content and finding out more information on your passion.
It won’t earn you money quickly but if you persevere and continue to write quality content, affiliate marketing will earn you money. You have to be committed though.
The path I chose was to help others make money online. The reason; I love helping people escape the humdrum 9-5 grind of daily working life, escaping jobs/careers they hate but have to work because they need to pay bills. Unfortunately most jobs these days are more demanding and lower paying, leading to less time spent with your family or even quality time for yourself. This in turn can lead to mental health issues, anxiety, alcoholism, drugs etc.
If people could find a way to work at their own pace doing something they truly love then it is a win win for them and their family.
Thank you for your time, comments and questions. I hope I have answered them for you! Please feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
All the best Tony