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Passion Into Profit

Can you really make a living doing what you love? These entrepreneurs prove it's not only possible, it can be profitable, too.

This story appears in the October 2005 issue of Start Up.

Snake Rock has recorded a number-one single and played alongside legendary bands at some of the hottest venues in the country, but the 46-year-old musician never imagined that his passion for rock 'n' roll would become a lucrative business. "I always thought I would work all day and play clubs at night," says Rock. "I never imagined that my passion would become my full-time job."

Entrepreneurs around the country are ditching the idea that hobbies are just leisure pursuits, opting instead to turn their passions into thriving businesses. "There is a wonderful trend that has [entrepreneurs] starting businesses that add meaning to their lives," says Nancy Anderson, a Larkspur, California-based career counselor and author of Work With Passion. "People are letting go of the belief that it is impossible to make money and also do what you love."

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