How to make money doing what you love

(Editor's note: This article was written by MoneyMax, the Philippines’ foremost online platform for comparing financial and telecom products and services, for ABS-CBNnews.com. Find out more at MoneyMax.ph

MANILA - Everyone has something they're passionate about. For some, this can start out as a hobby and spin off into a business.

Some people have already done it, through a lot of effort. There are plenty of gateways to put yourself out there when you do decide to make a living doing what you love.

One of the best ways is online, seeing as websites like Etsy, Instagram, and YouTube cater to all manner of creativity. The former is great for people who are excellent artists, while the latter gives rise to a new breed of musician, or film director.

For example, YouTube star PewDiePie (or Felix Arvid Ulf Kjelberg) started out recording his playthroughs of video games alongside his reaction to them. The hilarious combination has led to him breaking website records–-particularly in subscribers--as his fanbase grew from 12 million in 2013 to over 20 Million.

People like Inkscribbler’s Alexis Ventura, Olivia and Diego’s Yana Santiago started out where you are: working in the corporate arena before they took their hobbies and turned them into something more.

The first step is always the hardest, as cliché as that might be. When you know you’re ready, here are a few things you need to keep in mind to make money doing what you love.

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