The Agile Career Podcast

Turning Your Hobby Into a Business

October 21, 2022 Günter Richter / Martin Wachters Season 2 Episode 13
The Agile Career Podcast
Turning Your Hobby Into a Business
Show Notes

In this episode, Martin Wachters joins me. We talk about how a hobby can turn into a full-time career. We also cover the importance of other skills and interests that can make this a reality.

Martin is the founder of Muziekles Amsterdam, a Netherlands-based music school. He also has several published online courses and resources to help beginners and more experienced students learn and improve the guitar and piano.
 

Key Takeaways

  • If you are not in your ideal career, don't think that the experience or skills you learn are wasted
  • You may not always land in your dream career, but often something closely related that you might not have initially considered
  • It takes courage to quit the comfortable and move into the unknown
  • Bringing together areas of interest such as (in Martin's case) music, teaching, entrepreneurship, and technology can create a niche
  • Don't cater to everyone; pick a niche
  • Start small by not committing to something big before you have tested the idea
  • Be willing to think again, as you won't always be right
  • Once you create your core offering or service, you can grow an ecosystem of businesses or services around this


Resources
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