A Cosplayer Explains How To Turn Your ‘Side Gig’ Into A Full-Time Job

A Cosplayer Explains How To Turn Your ‘Side Gig’ Into A Full-Time Job
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Taking the skills you have in your hobbies and turning them into a profession is no easy task. Some may be happy simply to express themselves for fun and earn a little spare cash, but if you want to take your skills to the next level, the world of cosplay has some helpful tips.

In this Forbes video, professional prop and cosplay artist Bill Doran of Punished Props shares a few of his secrets. For starters, if you want to build a business out of a side gig, creating multiple income streams helps.

Doran reveals that although the props are impressive, much of his company’s income now comes from book and tutorial sales. Having multiple streams of income helps ensure that the company keeps making money even when one stream is in a lull.

Check out the full video for more tips on how to balance your free time, how to figure out which tasks you need to delegate, and more.

4 Business Tips From One Of The World’s Best Cosplayers [Forbes]