Passion is something that has a significant effect on moods and social behavior. If you can turn a passion into your profession, life will seem like heaven. Your career will be seamless, and growth will be guaranteed.
Not everyone is lucky to achieve a passionate career goal. Most of the time, people are unaware of their passions, let alone strive to transform that into a profession. Proper retrospection is essential to get an idea of one’s passion and use it to meet career objectives. Let us put all negativities aside and turn to some of the common hobbies that people find intriguing these days. It is needless to say that most of these passions have the potential to become a fully-fledged profession.
- Online gaming
Gone are those days of joysticks and expensive gaming software. The Gen-Z population has several options in the video gaming sector to turn a casual time-pass activity into a passionate hobby. Advanced gaming does not require special skills. Any can play mobile and online games these days without any prior experience. Smartphones have opened tremendous opportunities for the mobile gaming sector. However, the revenue from mobile games occupies only about 51% of the global gaming market. Coming to the professional aspects of gaming, an experienced gamer can turn into a gaming consultant for amateur ones by teaching them their secrets to score higher. There is no denying that young gamers love to increase their scores and break records, and thus pay for such lessons readily.
- Fitness activities
Unlike baby boomers, millennials and the gen-Z population are into fitness and workout. Being media-savvy, they are always keen to look their best on their social media handles. No wonder the new generations are more into the materialistic aspects of life! However, there is a positive side to this trend, as they always try to maintain the best form and shape. To meet their fitness goals, virtual workout experiences are offered by mobile apps and web applications today. Staying fit is more of a passion today than a health requirement, and exercising is one of the most popular hobbies in the world.
Music has always been one of the common passions for humans. According to scientists, music also has a significant effect on the mind. Besides listening to music, people are also interested in learning music, vocal or instrumental, and practicing the same to enhance moods. Have you ever felt relieved after singing? Well, it does release serotonin, also known as the ‘happy hormone’, thus reducing stress and built-up negative emotions. It need not be mentioned that any musical passion can be transformed into a lucrative profession. Even if you are not interested in playing an instrument or singing, you can cache in on the impact of music on the mind and become a musical therapist.
Advanced photographic equipment was too expensive for common people even a few decades ago. Besides professionals, they could not invest in such equipment easily. But now things have changed for the better and how! Everyone can afford a professional camera these days. These apart, today’s Smartphones are no less than DSLRs in their ability to click exclusive images. Hence, photography has turned out to be a favorite hobby of the millennial and Gen-Z population. And there are ample opportunities to turn this hobby into a passion. The tech-savvy users are keen to invest in professional headshots and portraits to create a lasting impression on social media.
- Creating entertaining videos
A YouTuber earns about $10,000-$17,000 per year, based on Click-Through-Rates and AdSense revenue. That’s quite a lump sum if you consider the almost zero investment in opening a channel on the popular video marketing platform. Hence, many Gen-Z young minds are opening YouTube channels depending on their specific interests to impact information entertainingly. Once they start getting views, Google will pay them based on the number of ad and video views. Hence, watching creating such videos has become one of the most common hobbies among young people. From roasting videos to travel vlogs, everything seems to generate a massive response from the audience.
Our generation is more money-minded than the previous ones. As a result, they have the potential to turn their passions into professions more than their predecessors. Upskilling is one such passion that has a professional edge to it. By learning new skills and technologies, they try to improve their employability. For example, if you learn a new skill, you will get better opportunities at work. Besides, learning a new trade often helps in self-employment. So if you love to learn, upskilling is one of the common passions that you can follow. You will get several online tutorials and courses to enroll in.
- Binge-watching movies
Watching movies has always been a favorite of most, but now, binge-watching is in trend. It involves watching multiple movies, or TV/web series for long hours at a stretch. The rise of OTT apps has propelled this trend, as people spend most of their weekends, binge-watching stuff online. They also invest in Smart TVs to connect these apps via the internet and binge-watch on the larger screen. Half of the world spent their time this way during the lockdown period. It was one of those recreational activities that kept them sane.
- Culinary interests
Cooking is less of a necessity and more of a social activity these days. It is one of those hobbies that have found a significant role in our lives because of their social media impact. Newbie moms, unemployed youth, and people with sheer interest in cooking find great delight in sharing their cooking videos and recipes online. You can find hundreds of such videos online and even learn the recipes to try some exotic dishes on weekends.
Wrapping it up
Nowadays, people tend to have a passion for all kinds of activities, especially the ones they can boast of in social media. As a result, we are witnessing a surge in common hobbies and interests, some of which are quite impressive. People are even keener to try new hobbies if they get bored with the existing ones. They are making the most of their creative interests to get rid of monotony and earn an additional income. So, what are your latest interests? Let us know in the comments, and we can have a discussion.