C’mon, we have all been there sitting on your office desk wondering if this is something we really wanted to do. But leaving doesn’t seem like an option either, right? I mean can you turn your passion for baking and blogging into serious money?

And if not, where would you go back from there? Well, in moments of doubts, we all need some source of inspiration and today we’ll give you just that.

Here are the stories of 4 women who actually quit their desk jobs, pursued their passion and made it big (it is all the Monday Motivation you will ever need).

1. Devaki Sonawala – 100RecipePromise

When you are born in Pune to a Maharashtrian family and spend most of your childhood in Kerala living next to Gujurati neighbors, you are bound to be exposed to the cuisine of multiple cultures and Devaki made the most of it.

Furthermore, she also spent a lot of her time watching cooking shows to gain knowledge. It was after the birth of her first child that she decided to write and what first started as a book on 100 family recipes turned into a blog in 2016. Oh, and since her husband was a digital marketer she had all the help needed.

Also, unlike others, she did not visit any baking or cooking schools. From cooking to clicking photos, she is self-taught and relied on YouTube videos.

2. Mukulika Sengupta – A Pigeon n a Pie

Currently living in Mumbai, Mukulika has traveled all over the country (guess that is one of the perks of marrying an army officer). After leaving her job as a teacher she started freelancing as a content writer which paved the way for blogging.

Her food was already well-appreciated by her family and friends and it was all the encouragement she needed. On her blog, you will find only recipes she has developed herself.

Though unlike Devaki, Mukulika has attending baking classes to develop her skills and if you want to get expert help, here some of the top baking courses in Delhi (this is a must-read).

3. Pooja Mohanty – Food without Borders

being born to a civil servant, even Pooja is well-traveled and using the diversity to her advantage. Lawyer by profession and perfectionist by nature, Pooja’s journey into the world of food blogging started in the year 2016.

Unlike some of the other, Pooja hasn’t completely given up her profession and strives to maintain a balance between blogging and being a lawyer. If you happen to like her blog, you are going to love her YouTube channel where you can check out each recipe in depth (her paleo banana bread recipe is one to die for).

4. Tina Basu – Twinkling Tina Cooks

There is no hiding, Bengali’s are born foodies and after working with FMCG brands for almost 8 years Tina made her entry into blogging in 2011. While the blog was only meant to be an online journal or food diary, her passion for baking turned it into a full-time career.

But while she’s a top-notch baker, on her blog you can also find yummy soups, breakfast recipes, salads, and main courses. She is also into brand development and graphics designing (a one-woman army I guess)