Many people hate their jobs and know that they want to do something different, especially something that they like. But they don’t quit, because, in their heads, it’s more stable. But this isn’t the ideal way to go about it. You won’t be satisfied and you won’t find what you really like unless you move on from this limbo. And that’s why it’s important to follow your passion. It not only gives you mental peace but also helps you truly enjoy doing what you do.

There’s no point in worrying about monetary gains all the time, You should follow your passion and success will follow. Here is a list of things that you should do once you decide to follow your passion.

Explore a variety of things that you truly like 

Follow your curiosity. Even though you might not have a crystal clear vision in the beginning about what you like, this is how you will identify your passion and uncover less obvious interests. Ask yourself questions such as “What are the few things I enjoy doing the most? How do I like doing them? Research what it takes to reach your passions, and consider a career counsellor. Head online or to your local career centre and set out your goals clearly. You may know where you want to go, but getting there is going to be the hard part. Communities like Quora & Reddit, with broad but detailed advice from hundreds of different people and careers, will help you get a starting point. If your passion involves starting a business, then Gigsy is the best platform. You can start your own channel, e-commerce platform, hold events, have live-streams and much more on Gigsy (at free of cost).

Gigsy takes away the burden of setting up your own website, paying for it, and managing it. Through Gigsy, you will also be able to meet like-minded people who in your journey can help you out with valuable suggestions.

Look towards your leaders and domain heroes for guidance

If you want to be a successful artist, it would help to read into the lives of some of your creative heroes. While you don’t need to copy their path to success, there is a lot to be learned from those who have taken the same path. Their stories of struggle are inspirational and reinstate faith in perseverance. Research on what goals, training and education your inspirational figures have. Focus on their stepping stones, their failures, and their success. At Gigsy also, we have many inspirational folks. One of them is Srinivasan Ranga – he’s not only following what he loves, but he also inspires and guides many others. Check this out to see his work.

Plan out your finances 

Take a hard look at all of the issues and problems pursuing your passion entails. Make a systematic plan to overcome them.  Recognizing the difficulties of pursuing your passions is a big part of overcoming them. It’s why most people don’t do it. There are certain things that you should know

Salary and Monthly Income: Though you can’t predict your revenue instantly, what you can do is look around and identify your peers. Analyze how much they make, and plan your finances accordingly. This could also mean that you might have to carry on with some other freelancing gigs to support your passion in the beginning.

Education: Look at online courses that can help you become better at what you do. You might be good at what you do, but there’s always scope for improvement and you can achieve your goal faster if your skill sets are honed. Invest in courses that can genuinely help. Skillshare is a good place to look for courses.

Daily Challenges: While your dream job may look glorious from the outside, it may not necessarily be a bed of roses. It will certainly give you happiness, but will also come with difficulties like all other jobs. Ask other people who have the same career what a normal day is like, what parts of the job they love, and what parts they really dislike.

Talk about yourself

Promote yourself and your skills. Sure, you are talented, but there’s no use really if no one knows about it. You need to be your own biggest salesman, showing off your skills and expertise before anyone else will. Gigsy’s platform is a great way of doing that. Not only do you have the liberty to post unlimited content for free, but you can share it also on your social media platforms. You can create your profile for free, and upload many different formats of content. Here’s how you can do that.

Stop “age” from not letting you move ahead

Age is literally just a number and following your passion at any age is possible. Don’t be scared of failure at a later age. In fact, you should put your apprehensions aside. Age gives you an edge over a lot of others. It gives you experience, a better understanding of finances and more security. Gigsy’s Creator Ravi found his passion later in life at 55 years, and he’s truly happy at doing what he loves doing the most. Check out his page right here! 

Conclusion

At Gigsy, we support Creators of all shapes and sizes. Our aim is to help creative folks identify what they truly like and work towards it. We have built this platform for them to not only showcase their work but monetize their passion and also build a strong base of loyal fans.

If you are a creator of any kind, then here’s the perfect opportunity for you to turn your passion into profit.