While some might be very lucky in finding a job that is their hobby and so they enjoy doing, others might not. Then you need to make your hobby into a steady stream of income yourself. A hobby is something you enjoy i.e which you find joy and fulfilment in, for example baking, web design, drawing, painting, crocheting and others. Your hobbies can me monetized as long as they have applications and use in the society. To make it into a successful business you have to put lots of time and effort into it.
To monetize your hobby you need a plan, a blueprint of what you intend to do with your hobby. With a plan it's easier to take steps and focus because you have a goal to reach. Your plans include your financial projections, your sales and marketing strategies, what your products and services are, figuring your customers or clients, how you intend to reach them, your prices and many more. By doing this you are developing strategies for your business, think of it a map for your business.
You may start to worry if your hobby can really take care of your bills full time or not. Perhaps you are worried people might not fancy it that much. It wouldn't be smart to drop your current job without first making sure your hobby will be profitable anyway. You can start it as a side hustle instead, even though you might not be able to give it the time and effort it truly needs, you will be financially safe. By making it a side hustle you can watch it's progress, cash flow and predict how it will do in the next one or two years. This predictions will help you decide if you should drop your job and go into your hobby full time or wait for a couple more years.
Next you need to build your brand because a good brand is the fairy of a business, it will help you get the recognition you need as well as make your business more valuable. You need to figure the right name for your business, the right logo as well as the right colors to convey your brand.
The next thing to do is figure your finances out. It might be your business but you have to separate your personal account from your business account so you don't go bankrupt before you even start. Set up a business account and make sure you are as professional as possible. Your business needs as much financial support it can get and so it's important that you cut down on unnecessary expenses as well. You may not have enjoyed your job but now you are turning your hobby into a business and to make it work you have to be professional and invest as much time and effort as well. Treat it as a job in which if you don't deliver you would be fired. You need to be ready to go the extra mile, invest extra effort, work hard and think outside the box.
Finally you need to establish your online presence. Most people buy online these days and so it's important that your business is in that space as well. Create your website and social media pages, make sure you are creating attractive as well as interesting contents about your business. You can also pay for ads if you can afford it.