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15 Hobbies That Make Money

15 Hobbies That Make Money PhotoWouldn’t you like to earn money doing something you love? Are you looking to make extra cash on your spare time? Perhaps you’re just really good at doing something?Would it surprise you if I said that you can turn your hobby into a business?

Yes, you read that right. You can make that past-time of yours into a potential cash cow. The best part is you’re going to enjoy every moment of it.Of course, not all hobbies are meant for financial glory. So I’ve picked what I think are the hobbies that have the highest income potential.

Here are 15 Hobbies that make money:

1. Photography

This is probably one of the most widespread hobbies I have seen in the past few years. There’s also a lot of potential to make money on this.

A guy, by the name of Andreas Gursky, even sold his picture of Rhine for a whopping $3.4 million; making it “the most expensive picture in the world.”

Although you may not sell your pictures at that high a price, there is still a lot of demand for good photographers these days. So you’ll still find yourself earning a hefty sum of cash.

2. Writing

If you have a passion for writing, then you could probably promote yourself as a freelance writer. Make sure you have the appropriate writing style for the job. Do you do articles? short stories? website content?

If you’re new to this game, I suggest you start with a low flat-rate per article. Your goal is to build reputation first. Do not aim to write base on greed. Create your compositions with passion and you will rake-in money naturally.

3. Blogging

Another way to earn extra money is to start a blog however, you have to make yourself known first. Once enough people are interested in your blog you can begin to sell ads on your site.

Advertisements are your main source of income here; So the more visitors you have the more money you make.

If you also have a standard degree of marketing skills, you can keep earning money from your advertisements long after you write the blog.

4. Painting

If you’re skilled with paint brush then I suggest you take a crack at selling some of your artwork.

Here’s a few methods to help you:

  • Flea markets are a great place to start selling your artworks.
  • You can also sell it online; this can have a large potential of reaching out to people who have a taste for your style of art.
  • Head out to an open space with lots of people, such as a park, and start painting there. This is one way of enjoying your work while advertising it freely.
  • If you have a large collection of your artworks, organize an exhibition for people to see.

5. Web Designing

With the advent of the internet, there is always a great demand for web designers out there. If you know how to make high-quality websites make sure to offer your services.

You can also take this opportunity to polish and sharpen your skills in HTML, CSS, Photoshop and some server-side languages. If you’re lucky enough, you might be invited to join a company for big projects.

6. Baking

If you excel and enjoy baking, you might want to take advantage of people’s sweet tooth and make some money.

Start out by handing free samples during fairs and charities and other non-profit events. Once people notice your products, you can start charging them.

To fully utilize this idea, concentrate on only baking one or two items and focus on doing them well. People appreciate quality than stale variety.

7. Cooking

If you fancy yourself as a master-chef or culinary wizard in the kitchen, then I suggest you start setting up those pots and pans because there’s money to be made.

The best way to take advantage of this opportunity is to cook and promote your signature dish. Once you’ve established a reputation, locally, you could expand and open your own diner.

Many big-time restaurants today came from humble beginnings.

8. Organizing

Sometimes people don’t have time to organize the small but important things in their daily lives. If you possess the skill to remedy such a problem then you would probably want to take a swing at organizing.

Believe me, a lot of people out there need your organization skills.

9. Shopping

Who knew that being a shop-a-holic would have it’s benefits?

Clients will pay you to do their shopping and each job varies. It could be for a dress or 20 of them. Maybe you need to pick up some medicine or few groceries.

Yes ladies( and gentlemen, if you’re into to this sort of thing.), if you’re good at shopping then maybe you can share your expertise with those who don’t have the time to do shopping for themselves.

10. Wood Working

If you’re handy with construction tools and some wood then you can make money off wood working.

Wooden crafts and handmade, wooden furniture are great products to sell. You can also seek people who love to decorate their properties with wooden pieces.

If you advertise yourself correctly, you may find a steady income with this hobby.

11. Arts and Crafts

If you are one of those people who are blessed with hands that can craft home-made creations, make extra money with your handmade products.

Create bracelets, anklets, necklaces, paper-mache sculptures.  Remember your imagination is the only limitation here.

12. Cross-stitch

Not many people know how to cross-stitch now. However if you are one of those that still can and are pretty good at it, you can sell your services for a fee.

The best part is that your customer range is wide and varied.  You can create cute cartoon pictures for children, or maybe something more sentimental for adults.

13. Coaching/Training

If your passion is in sports or exercising, may I suggest becoming a certified trainer?

This is one hobby that you need to get yourself qualified for, because you can’t just train people out of the blue. You need to have extensive knowledge in this area. It’s for your own personal and other’s safety.

14. Playing a musical instrument

If you’re talented with a certain musical instrument you can charge for lessons. If you have enough friends with similar interest, you can start a band and perform at your local events.

Who knows, you might catch the attention of a passing talent scout and make it big-time.

 15. Gardening

You can make a lot money through gardening. A lot people want to have beautiful gardens on their backyard, but most do not have the time, patience and skill to do it.

If you’re one of those blessed with the proverbial Green Thumb,  offer your service to those who need it.

In this job, you have to plant the greens to get the “greens”.

  • Ivey@animation

    Good info. Lucky me I came across your website by chance (stumbleupon). I have saved it for later! I’ll try to do some of the hobbies mentiioned here as they are applicable to me! Thanksss

  • http://www.magnet4marketing.net Fabrizio

    Great list, I can vouch for the arts and crafts as I turned my painting hobby into a full time art career. Thanks for a great share, anyone who ventures into these hobbies will surely realise the potential of turning it into a profitable business.

  • http://www.bitdoze.com/wordpress/best-wordp-ress-price-comparison-theme/ Dragos

    I am trying my luck with blogging and doing some SEO for my close friends..it had been giving some really good results so far. Also, I should suggest my girlfriend that shopping opportunity maybe she would enjoy it:)!

  • http://www.homebusinesshub.com.au Greg

    Great list of hobbies. I have been blogging for the past 8 months or so and setting up small website and couldn’t speak highly enough of it. It’s a great way to get your thoughts down, share your knowledge and make some income at the same time.

  • http://www.mommacan.com/ Pam @Mommacan

    I love finding a motivating list. I am a blogger and a web designer. I also design print work for a church, which I nailed from being a web designer.

    pam