Turn your hobby into a business. Take your passion and use it to make a living. That is the premise of this book by Gary Vaynerchuk, owner of Wine Library TV.
OK, so this is an older book, and some of what the author has to say is a little dated (stuff that was “cutting edge” seven years ago is not so much anymore) – but there is still a lot of great advice here. In fact, you can’t help but get pumped up about starting and running your own business while reading this book.
Actually, I highly recommend the audio version (don’t have Audible? Get 2 free audio books! [affiliate link]). It is read by the author, and he is one passionate guy! In fact, he gets so excited while reading the script, that he regularly goes “off script” and adds extra content that wasn’t originally in the book.
Do you have a hobby you wish you could indulge in all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take that passion and make a living doing what you love. In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses.
Not much else to add to that.
Again, I highly recommend the audio version of the book. It is short, less than 4 hours. However, Gary is a very fast talker – so he crams a TON of content into those 4 hours. Therefore, even though it is shorter than your average book, you won’t feel ripped off – instead you’ll come away excited to launch the business of your dreams.
Purchase or Pass?
Purchase… if you can get it on sale or if you’ve got extra Audible credits burning a hole in your pocket. Since the book is several years old now, not everything in it is relevant today – however, there is so much good stuff in here that it is still well worth the listen/read.
Check it out on Amazon.