Five Lessons from Running a Passion Project for Three Years Without Making a Dime

“Return doesn’t have to equate to financial gain. I could list enough personal and emotional reasons to warrant a book. The three big ones for me have been: passion, community, and a desire to give back to the arts.”

For three years, Shannon Byrne has poured her energy, time, and resources into a passion project called A Song A Day.

She hasn’t made a dime from it, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been worth it.

In this post she shares five lessons from running a passion project including to decide early if it’s a business or passion project, not torment yourself over your vision, and give up control and accept help.

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