I just thought I would throw this picture of me in here with one of my various hobbies. I made and competed with gem trees at the National level. I got my "Masters" designation and wrote a book so why not do this as a business? Now, I do know some of us try to make our hobbies into businesses..yes, I did that too and still do. I make and design jewelry...love to make jewelry and thought I would make it into a business to try to cover the costs of the materials....ha, yeah like that was going to happen. Do you know how many jewelry designers are out there? Good ones at that. Do you know how long it takes to complete a piece of jewelry from scratch or a gem tree from just some wire and beads? Yes, like you will ever get paid for your time. After years and I mean years of trying to make that hobby a business, I still spend more on materials and time than what I sell. Am I going to give it up, heck no, it is an enjoyable outlet and stress reliever. Just imagine, beating the tar out of a piece of metal and have it turn into a beautiful pendant. Nope, not going to give it up.
My point that I want to make in this post is to distinguish other hobbies with my current obsession of Essential Oils. Was it a hobby at one time? Yes...I love to share and give samples and products the same as my jewelry. Gifts for family and friends for birthdays and holidays was great and something other than jewelry that I could give. I didn't think of it as a business. I was using all the oils and they weren't accumulating around my house like all my other hobbies (don't tell my husband but I have a secret stash of oils). Is it okay that it was a hobby...YES. This hobby can pay for itself and your time.
I took the plunge and mentally decided that I wanted to treat it like a business. What did that mean? Well it meant that I would share with others. Okay, I was already doing that but now I would get money and enough money to pay for my oils. Well that was more than what my other "hobbies" had done. Wow, how did that happen and guess what, it is really happening.
What is this hobby business that didn't cost me an arm and a leg (like so many other hobbies), benefited me and my families health, allowed me to share with others products that I knew would help them and create some income. Yep, essential oils. Why couldn't I have found this hobby business sooner? <head slap>
Want to know more, like the cost or how you can make it your new HOBBY? Contact me and I'll tell you all the things you have to buy in the way of tools, materials, equipment, etc. Okay you don't need equipment or tools (I was thinking about those other hobbies), but I will give you information on how to get started.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of This Hobby Business.