From Passion to Income: How to Turn Your Hobby into a Profitable Small Business is for people like the bored office worker who dreams of starting a soap business. Maybe there is a laid-off factory worker who makes jewelry in her spare time or a carpenter who had a heart attack and can no longer work a vigorous job yet wants to continue to use his hands to make woodwork designs. This guide provides easy-to-read and simple-to-follow instructions on how to go from giving away your handcrafted items to establishing a legitimate business and earning money. It is my desire to help those who have financially struggled or want a new career path. Turning your craft or artwork into a business can be overwhelming with all of the financial, organizational, and marketing challenges one may encounter. This book provides practical guidelines that, if followed, may increase the likelihood of you establishing a successful small business. This straightforward, yet friendly-toned guide lists questions at the end of each chapter to encourage you to take steps to solidify your business. Also, throughout this book are valuable business start-up website links. Find a notebook and pen and get ready to work.