Turning Your Hobby Into A Career

Is making your hobby your career-choice a bad move?

As you might know, I’m very interested in Web Development and have been designing and developing sites as a hobby for a number of years. I’m currently studying an IT course at college and I am looking at a Web Development course at University. However, this got me thinking – would I still enjoy it as much if I had to do it?

After searching for the opinion of others and reading about it, a lot say choosing their hobby as their career has in fact ruined it for them. However, there are a few that say they love their job as they are doing what they enjoy most on a daily basis. Do you have a hobby you would love to start a career in? Or did you make this choice and regret it?

Share your thoughts, do you think choosing your hobby as a career is a good idea? Or is it a recipe for disaster?

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No room in the market for more Web Developers?

Ever since I was young, I have really enjoyed creating websites. I know there is no chance of me going professional yet since my knowledge is still lacking. I know HTML, CSS and some JavaScript/PHP. Recently, I’ve been looking into learning more and moving onto AJAX and the likes to help me with my future goals. However, after looking around for Web Development jobs (purely out of curiousity), it seems that so many people make this career choice! Is it because it’s easy? Is it because it is well-paid? Or maybe it’s because the future is based around computers and websites, well.. they’re inevitably everywhere!

I was peaking to a friend recently about my aspiration to become a Web Developer and his view was that Web Development is yet another dying trade. After looking into it, I fear that maybe he was correct. I think there is still a requirement for Web Developers, but is this still going to be the case in a few years when I graduate?

Do you need a Web Designer and Developer? Contact me and I will see what I can do for you!