(CNN)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.
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Anna Jane Grossman was a New York Times-published freelance journalist who had a love for dogs and a knack for training them. So when the financial crisis of 2008 affected newspapers' budgets, she decided time was ripe to finally pursue her lifelong passion and become a dog trainer.