7 Ways to Make Your Layoff Pay Off
By Alexi Calvo | HRGuru
Turn Your Hobby into a Business
You’ll have a lot of free time on your hands whether you want it or not, so many people find themselves doing what they want to do, their hobby. Tarah Cranford spent her unemployed days developing her photography skills. She learned to step outside of her comfort zone since she had nothing to lose by experimenting on her passion. Soon enough, Tarah turned her hobby into a business. She never thought in a million years that she could be an entrepreneur running her own photography studio and turning a profit.
If you can do what you love it will be easier to be excellent at your job and to succeed while you are working. It’s a misconception that the only way to make money in this world is to work for someone else. By starting your own business you can be sure that you have a wholehearted interest in the bottom line. Why not get pregnant with the fruits of your own labor instead of watching the CEO always getting knocked up with cash?
Steve A. was laid off and decided to pursue his love of writing. A story had been gathering in his mind for years, yet he never seemed to have the time to finally get his thoughts down on paper. After completing his book, Steve found an audience who loved his work and supported him. Through the process of writing and selling, Steve learned about the publishing business and about what motivates him: creativity.