From music, arts, to technology, everyone has their own hobbies or interests. While these things can be a source of happiness or a sort of stress relief, it can also be a source of income – if you would be keen enough to take it to the next level.
Making a profit off of something that you are passionate about is not such a bad idea. Here are some inspiring business owner who turned their hobbies into a business:
1. Velo Panels
Ken Soriano is an Architecture student from the Technological University of the Philippines. While he was planning his room renovation, he wanted to have “nanoleaf” lights, which are an RGB light wall decoration. But buying one was out of his budget, so he decided to make his own. He was pleased with his own creation, and decided to post it online.
This was the beginning of Velo Panels, which offers one-of-a-kind and personalized light panels, which can be controlled with a phone that has different lighting styles. Velo Panels is a high-quality, low-cost light panel that may be used to adorn spaces and increase productivity by combining neon-themed art to create the perfect ambiance.
Art has always been a passion for Niknakz. She started her own business during her third year in college, where she was asked if she could set up a booth on their school’s foundation day. Since then, she has started accepting commissions.
She started with handmade laminated keychains, and now she accepts digital commissions that range from Php 300 – 40,000.