No Idea

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swissmiss posted a quote about how someone took their hobby and opened an Etsy and started selling their jewelry in addition to their regular job.

What was leisure became labor

I have had this same conversation with people before. I know a retiree who likes to wood work and it has been impossible to explain to him that he does not have to take orders online if wants to sell pieces that he has made.

There is the idea out there that once you start selling stuff from your hobby it becomes a business and you have to start operating like a business. I do not agree with that at all.

Much like the retiree, if I wanted to turn woodworking into a hobby and I had extra pieces I would sell them, but I would not take orders from people to make pieces to sell. It doesn't seem hard for me to separate the hobby from the business but I might be thinking of them in the wrong way.