44% of UK workers prepared to take a pay cut to do a job they love

Posted on Jan 30th, 2017 | News and opinion

We humans spend an awful lot of our waking lives working. With so many people unsatisfied with what they do to make a living, isn’t it time for a change?

Our research reveals that almost a third of us are working extra hours on top of our day jobs. Almost half say it’s for the extra money, while 1 in 5 are busy developing new skills.

A staggering 44% said they would be prepared to make less money than they currently earn if it meant doing a job they actually love. Meanwhile, over a third revealed they have a hobby that could earn them money – 15% admitted they’re already making cash on the side from it.

Sound familiar? Then why not consider making your hobby your main job? Something you actually enjoy doing. And because you enjoy it, there’s a good chance you’re good at it.

Do a job you love

This year, we want to help change lives. We want to inspire people to throw down their 9-5 chains and live a life worth living, whether that be freelancing, contracting, or running your own small business.

Our Get Started campaign is all about giving you what you need to make it happen. We’ve got jargon-free business guides, tips and tricks from our Knowledge center, and inspirational stories and advice from people who’ve already made the leap themselves.

So make that hobby more than just a hobby. Make a living doing what you love.

We’ll help you get started.

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Written by Matt Beaumont

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