If your hobby is your job you never work a day in your life. Earlier this year I was faced with having to close my business down. I was reluctantly looking for a labouring job of some sort. I’ve been detecting on and off over the past fifteen years as a hobby with some success at times. I was talking with a gold mining friend one day about his new mining claim and he said “If your hobby is your job you never work a day in your life”. Which got me thinking maybe I could try gold detecting full time.