3 Questions To Help You Decide If Your Passion Can Become A Profitable Business

Synopsis
Turning your passion, or passions, into a profitable business takes planning, research, commitment, an honest assessment of your life and your abilities, and a realistic assessment of what the market needs and wants – and is willing to pay for. Here is a discussion of three questions that you might be struggling with if you are trying to decide how to create a profitable business from your passion.

Introduction
Deciding how to create a profitable business based on your passions is not a silly, time-wasting, money-wasting, pie-in-the-sky project. But it’s also more than dreaming about what you love to do, or simply chasing after any passion that you have, or turning your hobby into a business, or figuring out what job you would do for free.

Turning your passion, or passions, into a profitable business takes planning, research, commitment, an honest assessment of your life and your abilities, and a realistic assessment of what the market needs and wants – and is willing to pay for.

Here are three questions that you might be struggling with if you’re trying to decide how to create a profitable business from your passion:

Building A Profitable Business Based On Your Passion Infographic, by Joseph C. Kunz, Jr.

Building A Profitable Business Based On Your Passion Infographic, by Joseph C. Kunz, Jr.

Question # 1. What If Someone Else Is Already Doing It?
“But if someone else is doing the same thing, then I can’t do it!” Wrong. If they’re making a living at it, then it’s a proven concept that makes money. They paved the way for you. This is a good thing. And why should you care whether someone else is already doing the same thing?

It’s your passion, one in which you bring your own personality, abilities, and experiences into. In contrast, if no one’s doing it, then there’s the possibility that there’s no serious money to be made in it.

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Business2Community.com – 3 Questions To Help You Decide If Your Passion Can Become A Profitable Business, by Joseph C. Kunz, Jr.

Question # 2. What If My Passion Is In Something That Is Very Obscure?
The more niche something is, the better you must be at it, and the better you must understand that particular audience – especially if you want to make a good living at it. If a particular niche is extremely small, this most likely means that very few people are interested in it.

But, if those few people are wealthy, for example, and they see you as the expert in that tiny niche, maybe there is money to be made. But who’s to say that you that you can’t pursue more than one passion, or niche, that all together form one or more businesses?

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Job.com – 3 Questions To Help You Decide If Your Passion Can Become A Profitable Business, by Joseph C. Kunz, Jr.

Question # 3. How Does My Passion Align With My Talent?
In order to make a profit with your passion, your passion must align with your talent. But how does your passion align with your talent? Don’t make this more difficult on yourself that it really needs to be. This isn’t rocket science. You are just so close to the subject that it seems more difficult that it really is. So, with that said, you should already have a good idea of what you are passionate about in life.

And hopefully you’ve done an honest assessment of what your talents are. Now would be a good time to reach out to your family and friends around you and ask for their un-biased help. Ask for their honest advice and guidance. They can also act as a sounding board for your thoughts. Maybe one of them has already gone through this process successfully. At the very least, you will find someone to confide in that is also going through the same process.

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Curious, Presented by Stratford University – 3 Questions To Help You Decide If Your Passion Can Become A Profitable Business, by Joseph C. Kunz, Jr.

Conclusion
You’re never going to have the perfect plan. Start taking steps in the right direction and do your research, talk to others about it, write about it, and read about it. This journey is not linear, but up and down, fast and slow. Look at this process as a learning experience – a journey of self-discovery.

And don’t forget that there are some things you won’t know if you like them or not until you try them. So don’t be afraid to explore, change, or fail. You need to start somewhere, and now is the best time in your life to get started.

Questions For Us To Think About And Discuss
1. Do any of these questions resonate with you? Which ones, and why?
2. Did any of these questions force you to deal with some of your fears about turning your passion into a business? In what way?
Let me know in the comments section below.

Editors Note: This post was originally published in October 2015 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to view the original post.

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About Joseph C. Kunz, Jr.

Author, educator, business owner, husband, and father of twins. Kunz is also a digital-media junkie fascinated by the intersection of media, design, education, and technology. Kunz is the founder of Dickson Keanaghan, LLC, a medical training and publishing company near New York City. @jckunzjr
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