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Five platforms that can help you move your interests from being a hobby into a successful career

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Five platforms that can help you move your interests from being a hobby into a successful career

Five platforms that can help you move your interests from being a hobby into a successful career

Elsewhere on these pages, we have looked at ways to turn your hobby into a career. Here, in the follow-up post, we look at the platforms that can help you achieve that.

Skillshare  is an online learning community, with thousands of courses to teach you everything from design, to calligraphy, coding and cooking. Whether you want to hone your own skills or teach a growing audience of learners, then sign up to this platform.

YouTube is a video hosting platform that is perfect for anyone who enjoys vlogging, editing video and talking to and educating a massive audience. Whether you are interested in doing make-up tutorials, reviewing gadgets or simply vlogging about your life, all you need is an account and a camera.

Etsy is an e-commerce platform which allows you to showcase and sell items that you make yourself. Whether you are fantastic at creating wedding stationery, party accessories or jewellery, this platform allows you to sell your products and communicate directly with your customers.

Acast  is an audio platform and podcasting app which hosts thousands of podcasts on every topic – from pop culture and politics, through to travel, food and history. If you are interested in hosting your own show, getting your voice heard and producing engaging content, then podcasting is definitely a good option for you.

SoundCloud () is an online audio distribution platform, which allows budding musicians to record, upload and promote their original music. If performing is all you ever dreamt about, uploading your music to SoundCloud is a great way to grow your fan base and make sure your music gets heard.

Caitlin Thompson is US Director of Content at Podcasting platform, Acast

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The US Director of Content at Podcasting platform, Acast.com

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