How to Turn Talent into a Career

By Vera Shawiza / June 15, 2016 | 9:05 am




Many people will be heard complaining of them being jobless yet they have specialties in different fields. This is normal, going through the education system but ending up without a job or in another field that you never imagined of. This happens when we have given up and are ready for any job opportunity that comes our way.

It is about that time that we have to be broad enough, get to understand ourselves by determining what out talents are. Each one of us has got their own talents or passions that is well natured, they can be turned into careers. It’s just a matter of making up our minds and being ready to start that journey. The following tips might be helpful:

Don’t count on talent alone

While enthusiasm is a great place to start, it’s not enough to sustain your business for the long term. Before launching your business, do a reality check and make sure you have the other components needed for success, such as a willingness to work hard and a market for your services or products.

Let it be part-time

Starting an entire career is difficult no matter what the industry. Be prepared to start your company as part time work. Quitting your day job to pursue your dreams is a little bit extreme. Although it has worked for some people, most people find that it’s better to slowly grow the business. This way you will always have a steady income in case something goes wrong and you need to change your approach.

Think outside the box

If you want to turn a hobby or an interest into a business, you will likely need to think a little bit outside the box. Although this may not be exactly what you dreamed, you will likely still love your job because it deals with the same subject matter. Once you can accept that you may need to modify your hobbies or interests in order to create a career, you will be able to start faster and stronger.

Have your own website

It’s important to create a professional looking website for your new business. A professional website will show that you are serious. Create engaging content about your hobby/area of interest, and make sure you keep the website updated

Connect with professionals in that field

Social networking is extremely important for any business. These mediums work especially well for home based businesses and small businesses because they’re completely free and easy to use. Most people are already familiar with social networking and already have a good number of followers, thus this is the perfect platform to start advertising your new business. Also consider making business pages on these social networks to help increase visibility and make connections.

Get people to help in working and Advertising

This step does not come into play until your business is making enough money to become your full time career. You may want to take out a small business loan if you feel your company has the potential to grow. This will allow you to hire experts to keep track of your business finances and help optimize your website.

 





About Vera Shawiza

Vera Shawiza is Soko Directory’s in-house journalist. Her zealous nature ensures that sufficient and relevant content is generated for the Soko Directory website and sourcing information from clients is easy as smooth sailing.Vera can be reached at: (020) 528 0222 or Email: info@sokodirectory.com

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