Is an online hobby store a good idea? I asked myself the same question. What could an online hobby store offer potential customers? If someone was pursuing a hobby, they might rather go to a physical location so they could test out the equipment before they buy it, rather than purchasing it online, and then finding out it is not exactly what they wanted. I do not think that is the case however. An online hobby store can provide a hub of information for a particular hobby to let an online shopper or user know the details and find all of the information they want about a particular hobby. At a physical location, they could also talk to people in person about their particular hobby or area of interest. An online store can offer the same possibilities, however, with online forums or chat rooms where hobbyists can share information and meet people who share their interests.
With all of that in mind I decided to start an online hobby store. It is called Variety Access. I gave it this name, because I wanted a store that offered a variety of goods and services, or a variety of hobbies and the products needed to pursue those hobbies. One of my favorite quotes is, “Variety is the spice of life.” That quote makes sense to me. Would someone not be happier if they fill their life with a variety of the things that they love or enjoy? Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing, so it might be nice to have a variety of good things that you can turn to if you have too much of one. Sometimes, something in some area of your life can unavoidably go wrong, so it is nice to have a variety of other things to fall back on.
I called my store “Variety ‘Access,'” because it is an online hobby store, and I wanted the variety of goods to be accessible for people. It seemed like a practical name. I wanted to make it possible for people to easily be able to access a variety of things that will make their lives better, that will make them happier, and that will help them. I think a hobby new hobby can always help people. Some people just need something better to do, some activity that interests them that they can pursue. People need something to work for. They need a reason and a purpose in their life. I am not saying that a hobby should be a purpose for living, but it CAN add to the over all quality of life. Perhaps you have a purpose to develop good relationships with family and friends. Hobbies that you share with them are an excellent way to do that.
Every hobby can be interesting if you look into it deep enough. If you have a friend or child or relative with a hobby that you do not particularly enjoy, perhaps you could do some research on that hobby? Look into it, and give it a try. I can guarantee they will be excited about it, that you are not only taking an interest in their hobby, but taking an interest in them. If you really put that much effort into it, anybody would be happy about the interest given to them and their hobby.
Many hobbies can be easy to learn or pick up on. You might start a new hobby of going biking. That is an easy hobby that most people can already do. It can be a hobby that is not just something that you enjoy, but also keeps you healthy, which will also make you feel good. It is something you can do with other people. It is something you can do outside of the house, if you do not feel that you get out enough to see the mountains and parks or whatever you would like to see. There are as many hobbies as there are ideas. So find one today and improve your quality of life.
Peter Jay is the Owner/President and CEO of Variety Access - Your online hobby store and more. For more information about hobbies, hobby products, or Variety Access, go to www.VarietyAccess.com.