Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life, or so the saying goes.

For most people, however, a dream job remains just that: a dream. So how do you turn what you love doing, for example a hobby, into a full-time profession? CNN asked five people who did exactly that for tips on how to get started.

Get the skills

One of the most important steps toward your new career is taking a training course that is crucial in steering you in the right direction.

Spot the potential

Realize the potential in you. You know, you might have a career here.

Market your product

Post things online to show your friends, you never know there might be a market for your product. Then put up a website, even a Yelp page. Through referrals and a lot of online marketing, you may get your business going.

Grab the opportunity

Don’t miss any opportunity. You never know that little thing might grow up to be your business.

Just do it

Don’t over think, just do it. There is never the right time. You have to make the time right.