Happy Hobby

Would you think that a hobby should cost you a lot of money or is it something that should cost you very little, perhaps nothing. What about the opposite?  A hobby that makes you money! The question then, is it a hobby or a job? Okay, you may get up each day and go to work, have an office job or a trade, whatever, but you also have a hobby that makes you extra money. For example, writing. Some people love to write. But do you write for money or because you love doing it? Or, both?

The really weird thing about hobbies is that they can probably be both. The person that collect stamps can make money from that can’t he? If you collect coins you can also make money. Hmm, make money from money. Well, you know what I mean. If you sell some of your collection, then you will obviously make money. It’s not often a collector will sell part of the thing he loves, but, sometimes the need for some quick finances can make you sacrifice part of your collection.

I have a friend who is a geek, and he loves anything and everything technical. He works for a UK developers company that help people create and produce apps for the craziest market currently going. What would the world be like without apps to while away your time? If you really think about it, and want to try it as a hobby, you might discover this to be the niche in which you can work or treat it as a hobby that makes you money on the side.

I look at the icons on my phone, and I rarely think about what goes into creating not only the icon but also the workings behind it. The computer language that is necessary to make the thing work. Doesn’t an app have to have full connectivity with whatever it is helping you? In that case, it has a 24/7 connection to the internet and is able to download and update its internal information every second. I just marvel at the way they work and hardly think of the complexity. Only when I would consider this as a hobby, app development, would I also think about extra resources I would need to make it all happen.

One of my loves is golf. Would I consider it a hobby? Maybe, because I get kind of passionate about playing. I’m not quite sure why I get as passionate as I do. It just seems to happen. As well as passion, my competitive side comes out as well. If I do something, I want to be the best at it. In fact, my friend has recently been telling me about a company like Uneekor that sells golf launch monitors and they are meant to help improve your game. I was shocked. I didn’t think software like this existed, so when he told me about it, I just knew I had to get it. It’s still on my to-buy list, and trust me when I say that I will buy it one day.

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