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April J Harris Chocolate and Cranberry Quick Bread with Cinnamon GlazeApril J Harris //  Chocolate and Cranberry Quick Bread with Cinnamon Glaze
This bread is rich, full of chocolate flavour, sweet,
sharp tangy cranberries and a bit of spice and a secret ingredient!

Across The Blvd // Make These Easy DIY Cupcake Ornament
Step by step instructions on how to make these cute ornaments.
Dizzy Busy and Hungry // White Chocolate Dipped Coffee Shortbread
These make great gifts, too! You can package them up in a cute little basket or festive tin, and give them to teachers, neighbors, or coworkers.
 Anikas DIY Life // How to make DIY Hexagonal Marble and Gold Coasters
Complete instructions and Video on how to make these coasters.
Dr. Michelle Bengston // 35 Best Stocking Stuffers
Last minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men, Women, Teenagers and In-Laws
The Monday Box // Chocolate Espresso Spritz Cookies
Spritz cookies are a fast and festive cookie for the holidays and are great for special gifts for packing and friends
Kippia At Home // Easy Handmade Felt Christmas Ornaments
Learn how you can get the pattern and others to make these cute felt ornaments
Wonder Mom Wannabe // Eggnog Truffles
These Truffles look beautiful on a plate but are really easy to make
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This Main Line Life // Satin Skirt Off The Shoulder Sweater
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Turning a Hobby into a Business

Have you ever thought about turning your hobby into a business?

Turning a hobby into a business can make you some serious money
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I’m pretty sure you have that one activity you derive immense pleasure and fulfillment doing daily. Could be writing, cooking, painting, barbecuing, we could go on and on, the list is endless but it all boils down to the fact that you’re happy doing it. Most of the time, it could be all that is needed to light up your day that has so far been hellish. But you are so engrossed in the excitement that you barely think of monetizing it. For you, it’s the joy that it brings that’s most paramount. However, if you’ve ever thought about monetizing – converting your hobby into a business, then that’s quite thoughtful of you and I’ll be sharing with you 6 helpful tips that will give you a head start. 

1. Understand the Business Potentials of Your Hobby
Before trying to turn your hobby into a business, it’s of utmost necessity that you look at the business prospects of the hobby. It’s the very first thing you should consider. If you venture into business without taking this into consideration, you are making a blind move and chances are, you are going to crash sooner or later. Is my hobby in demand? Are people constantly in need of what I’m about to sell? These are questions you should ask yourself. I’m not trying to sound like a pessimist or realist but trust me, the last thing you want is answering questions nobody gives a hoot about by selling something no one is interested in buying. So ask yourself, will people buy what I’m about to sell? Ask the people themselves too “hey guys! Are you going to buy this thing I intend selling?”

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2. Get Terrific at Your Hobby
Whatever it is you love doing, be certain you are very good at it before you think of towing the business lane. Mediocrity is going outlandish and people love the extraordinary, so if you really want to sell, then you’ll be better for it by bringing your A-game to the table. Take out time to hone your hobby which from tip one above, you’ve realized its marketability, then gather resources and glean from them. What you do in business pre-season determines the goals you are going to score when the league kicks off. So use your pre-season to prepare very well.

3. Establish a Reputation
How many people know you are a hot-shot cook in your neighborhood? How many people are aware that the key to your happiness lies in counseling people all day? You see, when people know you for who you are, the journey becomes less stressful. Thinking about making some cash out of your hobby? Then gain a widespread reputation for what you do. Let them know you for who you are and they will run free publicity for you when you eventually start your business. This reputation can be gained by offering free services to people around your locality in preparation for the business on the pipeline, this shouldn’t be a problem if it’s really a hobby.

4. Start Your Plugging
Plugging is synonymous to pitching, publicizing, preaching or promoting whatever you do either by word of mouth, social media or proxy. Employ any means possible to get the word out on the street that you are very good at what you do. This is a sequel to building a reputation but the slight change here is that you are selling yourself to the entire public and telling them that you are an ace at what you do. Your reputation, on the other hand, is all about your activities in the neighborhood that’s silently building you a brand.

5. Get a Business Plan if Need Be
Not every money making venture requires a business plan. Before you raise your brows at me, do you need a business plan to start singing and getting paid for it? But you need a business plan if you love cooking and you’re about to open a cafeteria right? It’s all about the nature of your hobby and the business direction it’s leading you to. Basically, most businesses that demand capital investments go with a detailed plan. Write a business plan if necessary.

6. Don’t Quit Your Job Just Yet
Granted, the adrenaline rush is energetic and you can’t wait to stop working because it is said that “when you convert your hobby into a job, you won’t have to work a day in your life.” I had to paraphrase that to fit into the context, be that as it may, do not be tempted to quit your job. It takes time to fully turn a hobby into a full-time business. While carrying out all the listed tips above, retain your job. When things pan out fully, you can quit, but in the meantime, stick to your 9-5.

Conclusion
We all have various types of hobbies. You have and I do, but what matters most is what we do with them. Your hobby has the potential to make you rich. This can only be achieved if you develop that hobby of yours. You might love to sing, but if you don’t develop yourself in singing, your chances of monetizing it become slim, same goes for other hobbies.

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Guide for Bucharest: The Brand-New European Destination of Entertainment

Guide for Bucharest The Brand-New European Destination of EntertainmentNo one can say with certainty how it came to be that today’s Romanian capital positions itself high on Europe’s hottest destinations list. Residents of this well-preserved ancient city claim that a unique mixture of old charm and modern nightlife scene is all that it takes to win even the most demanding hearts. Situated on the crossroads between east and west, this city attracts an ever-growing number of tourists who crave for pleasure and entertainment at minimal expenses. 

For a place where everyone can get lost in its unique architectural heritage, it’s not hard to tell why so many tourists end up spending most of their time exploring the urban splendor. Bucharest achieved something unprecedented in modern-day Europe. Whether you want to book a relaxing weekend for your family or simply want to experience some of that hot Bucharest party vibe, this place will cover it all.

Party hype 

For anyone who visited this city, it is surprising how the eastern block developed itself so quickly after the gruesome fall of communism. People worked tirelessly to build what modern Bucharest represents today. It doesn’t matter if you are a lone traveler on an adventure or a group of party animals eager to paint the town red, nightlife options in Bucharest are teeming with endless possibilities.

Countless new pubs and clubs can be found on tourist guides and apps. Most of the bustle takes place in the Historical Old Town, which is reserved for amusement both during day and night. Well, especially during nighttime! Surely there is more to Bucharest’s charm than its everyday party hype – but ask all the beautiful Romanian girls and they will convince you otherwise. In fact, some of Eastern Europe’s finest clubs can be found here, such as Bamboo, Kristal Glam, or Gaia Boutique.

There are also many disco based clubs as well as old-fashioned pubs where you can have the longest drinking bill without needing to spend a fortune. Whatever type of fun you seek, Bucharest will manage to find a special place in your heart.

Old charm underneath the modern soul

Did you know that Bucharest is the proud owner of Europe’s largest building? The vast Palace of the Parliament is a testament to the outrageous luxury Ceausescu envisioned for himself before he was overthrown in a coup d’état. The firm grip of Belle Époque style can be felt around every corner of the city’s famously wide and tree-lined boulevards.

Taking a long walk along one of these boulevards can send you on an unforgettable journey through Romania’s past. Famous landmarks, such as The Romanian Athenaeum, National Museum of Romanian History, and Cotroceni Palace, contribute to cementing the city’s title as “Little Paris”.

Cișmigiu Park can be found not far from the city center. It is a famous relaxing spot with English-style gardens and fountains, monuments and a popular boating lake where the landmark Monte Carlo restaurant dominates the central island. No one should judge a book by its cover. From afar, Bucharest can look like a large city covered with graffiti that boasts a somewhat harsh lifestyle. But if you look closely and really dive into Bucharest’s charms, you will discover generous hospitality, unique atmosphere, and a time machine to a breathtaking past.

In conclusion

Considering the money you will spend on your trip to Bucharest, you should expect to have just as much fun as you would with any other Europian capital – and then some! But what really sets this city apart from others are its people. The citizens of Bucharest are the greatest treasure this city has! They are the ones who will welcome you with open arms as you arrive and maybe even shed a few tears when you are just about to leave.

Residents of this city will do anything that is in their power to make you feel at home. They will “fly” around you and keep convincing you in an enthusiastic tone to stay just a bit longer! Few places in Europe can showcase a mixture of historic architecture and a thriving club scene in such a unique fashion. So book your Bucharest trip today and prepare to talk about it for the rest of your life!

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