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Making Money from Your Hobbies

Looking for hobbies that make money? Take a second to think just how much money is circulating in todays society? It’s easily into the trillions of dollars with people buying things for every reason under the sun. With that much money and people willing to spend it why not use your hobby to make money? I’ve sold Hotman tankless water heaters on Ebay, virtual real estate on some server in silicone valley, started an almost successful web hosting business, and made money playing poker online.

photography money making hobby

Blogging is my latest hobby started mainly to document all the hobbies that have captured my attention over the years. Instead of capturing hobbies like shark fishing and pipe smoking in a personal journal I’ve decided to make it public on the internet in order to generate a bit of web traffic. This type of web traffic should eventually grow into a steady stream of income which is a great added benefit to this new hobby.

Tips for finding hobbies that make money.

Find a hobby you love.

If you’ve got a hobby that you love find a way to make money from it. If you’re looking for a hobby don’t pick a hobby you think you can make money from. It’s absolutely vital that you find a hobby that you are passionate about and that you enjoy spending time pursuing. Making a side income should only come as a secondary priority.

engraving for cash

Think outside the box.

Sometimes to make money from your hobby you have to think outside the box. Find a way to market your hobby to the public or information that you’ve found particularly helpful. Thats the foundation that this site is built on. I spent tons of time shark fishing and have learned the ins and outs of this crazy sport, so why not pass that info onto the next generation of shark fisherman? The same thing goes for your hobby.

Take your carvings, walking sticks, or teddy bears to the flea market. See if you can sell a couple here and there. My grandmother, who is 85 years old, loves to sew. She marketed her skills to a local custom boutique and now works for 10-15 hours a week doing something she absolutely loves. 

Here are 42 hobbies that can make you money

  • Drone photography and videography
  • Calligraphy and hand lettering
  • Stained glass artistry
  • Leatherworking
  • 3D printing and design
  • Handmade paper goods (cards, invitations, etc.)
  • Mosaic art creation
  • Bicycle repair and customization
  • Upcycling and repurposing furniture
  • Terrarium and indoor plant design
  • Teaching circus arts (aerial silks, trapeze, etc.)
  • Creating custom pet accessories
  • Digital art and custom emojis
  • Handmade pottery and ceramics
  • Board game design and development
  • Jewelry making and metalworking
  • Henna or temporary tattoo artistry
  • Professional organizing for digital files
  • Personal historian (helping people document their life stories)
  • Astrophotography
  • Virtual reality game development
  • Creating natural cleaning products
  • Homebrewing beer, wine, or kombucha
  • Escape room design
  • Edible landscaping and garden design
  • Ghostwriting
  • Hand-painted clothing and accessories
  • Guided meditation and sound healing
  • Building custom computer systems
  • Beekeeping and honey production
  • Glassblowing or lampworking
  • Restoration of vintage electronics or appliances
  • Personal fragrance creation
  • Origami art and paper folding
  • Ethical taxidermy and bone art
  • Handmade children’s toys
  • Foraging and wild food tours
  • Subscription box curation
  • Cosplay costume design
  • Creating and selling digital assets (fonts, icons, etc.)
  • Mushroom cultivation
  • Mobile app development

Give it time.

candle making money maker

Unless you are gifted there is a good chance your hobby won’t make money starting out, You need to develop your skills and experience level before you’re able to market your hobby to the world and expect to make money from it. Enjoy the hobby, if you make money from it so be it, if not your time was spent doing something you love.

Do you have hobbies that make money? If so drop us a comment, we’d love to hear your tips!

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