Why turning you hobby into profession is not always a good idea

Most of us have heard the adage “Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life”. While this is a great life advice, it doesn’t always translate to a fulfilling experience. Here’s why Pursuing a hobby can be a very enjoyable and fulfilling experience.Doing things you like doing, at your own pace, in your free time is therapeutic. The activity can be anything from collecting coins and stamps to gardening, music, coding, cooking and everything in between. However doing the samethings you like full time doesn't always give you the same satisfaction. Some even go as far as to say that if you turn a hobby into a job, you will learn to hate that hobby in under a week! Deadlines The single most important factor that kills the passion for a hobby once you turn it into your profession is the deadlines. Being time bound negates that whole relaxing bit of you hobby. For example you like baking. You are passionate about it and love tobake cakes for your friends and family. Now imagine turning this passion forbaking into your profession – you will now have to wake up very early and start baking. The demands of your customers are unending and you will have to be extra careful so as you keep maintaining solid reviews. The same kitchen where you used to find peace and satisfaction is now hot, messy, loud, and stressful. Creative Freedom Another major reason why people lose their passion is because of lack of creative freedom. At times you are forced to take jobs for the money. You will no longer do it in the style you want as meeting client's expectations become more important. Taking the same example of baking, once you start doing it professionally, you are bound to the whims and demands of your client/customers – maybe a flavor that doesn’t mix or a design that is impossible to pull off. Then you realize that baking for fun and baking for money are two different worlds. No Business Sense There are many hobbies that do not make much financial sense if you start doing it professionally. Most of the hobbyist collecting falls under this category. You may be vey interested in comic books and start your own comic book store but being a subject matter expert is very different from running a business. Doing what you love as a job is risky. You might turn work into something you love, or you might turn something you love into work.