Best profitable hobbies that make money
Hobbies are activities that we enjoy doing in our free time. To some that may be reading a book, to others that may be painting. There are thousands of hobbies that people all around the world love to do.
Everyone has something that they love to do. But what if you could profit off of your hobbies? Yes that’s right, there are hobbies that make money!
Imagine getting extra cash on the side for doing things that you love! That money could go towards your daily Starbucks coffee or even towards something like a vacation.
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Some people are able to turn their hobby into a full blown career. Imagine making your full income doing something that once was just a hobby for fun?
Here are the best profitable hobbies that make money.
If you love writing for a hobby you can get paid to write! A freelance writer is someone who works for themselves. They don’t write for just one specific company, they contract out their services.
And the best part, you really don’t need professional experience to get jobs.
My advice would be to set up an account on Fiverr.com to start getting clients. Freelance writers can make an upwards of $100,00 a year.
You are your own boss, so you get to write when you want, for who you want and best part is you set up your own pay scale.
Photography is one of the top hobbies that people love doing. If you are passionate and knowledgeable about photography why not start making money on the side?
People are always looking for photographers for family photoshoots, pregnancy, weddings, parties, etc. And trust me, hiring a photographer is NOT cheap. You can get great money doing this hobby on the side.
Maybe portrait isn’t your style. You can sell your landscape shots online.
Tons of businesses use photos and it’s not free. Get paid to have companies use your photographs.
Social media manager
If you are an avid social media user (who isn’t) you can turn your love of all things Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok into something profitable! Small businesses are always needing to market out using social media.
If you are super skilled in social media and know Instagram, YouTube, etc. inside and out then try this out!
Companies need people to totally run everything with their socials. That includes content creation, answering DMs and comments, growing audience, etc.
If you love organizing you can start your own business helping people declutter and organize their stuff. I know some people get extreme satisfaction turning a mess into something super organized.
Ever heard of Marie Kondo? She is a professional organizer. Her Netflix series is huge where she goes into people’s homes and organizes everything from the kitchen cabinets to the bedroom closet.
If you love and are knowledgeable in a certain sport, why not get paid to coach it!
Coaches can get paid a few thousand each season. It is definitely a lot of hard work and time consuming but sports is a hobby and you’re passionate it will be worth it. Or you can offer private lessons.
Dance or cheer instructor
If you are passionate about dance or cheer and enjoy doing it as a hobby, this is a great way to make extra money doing it.
Usually these practices are after school so usually it will fit into a normal work day schedule.
You can instead offer private lessons and rent out a studio or a gym to teach.
Do you spend your free time painting, drawing, or creating some work of art? If you have the creative touch you can sell your beautiful paintings or drawings online.
Open an Etsy shop and start selling! Or take your art to a local flea market, sell to friends and family, and more!
Play videos games on Twitch
Do you spend a ton of your free time playing video games? Well there are a ton of gamers who are able to get paid by having a huge following of fans on Twitch who watch them play video games.
Yes you read that right! Turn your hobby of playing video games into makes a few extra dollars on the side.
If you enjoy writing, creating websites, managing social media and more you should blog! Millions of people blog for a fun hobby. It’s a creative outlet for many who enjoy writing. But what if you could get paid to do it?
Starting a blog is incredibly easy. You can read my post here about how to set up your blog in under 20 minutes.
There are thousands of bloggers who are making anywhere from $1,000-$50,000+ a month just blogging alone. Blogging allows you to work from anywhere and at any time.
If you love video content creation then you have to start a YouTube channel. Many people create videos on YouTube for fun but some don’t know you can start making money creating these videos.
There are over 30 million people who use YouTube each day to browse videos. Think about the potential audience you can have! I know people who make tens of thousands of dollars each month on YouTube.
People get paid on YouTube by showing advertisements on their videos. After building an audience, the opportunities of brand sponsorships can be endless!
Sell on Etsy
Maybe you’re hobby involves jewelry making, candle making, wooden creations, home decor, the list can go on forever! If you don’t know what Etsy is, it is a creative market for small businesses. Millions of people shop on Etsy every day.
There are hundreds of different categories of products sold on Etsy. Some are art, DIY crafts, jewelry, home decor, etc.
If you are super creative and love making things, definitely get on Etsy and start selling!
It’s amazing to see how many successful brands started on Etsy and now are making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
Tutoring can become an extremely lucrative hobby. Okay now tutoring technically might not be a hobby. But, maybe you have a background in science or math and you always wanted to share your knowledge with others, this might be perfect for you.
There will always be a need for tutors and now in today’s world, a lot of it has become virtual. There are a ton of websites where you can easily sign up and find work.
If online isn’t your style, ask friends and family and see if anyone is seeking a tutor for their children. I would definitely check out your local town’s Facebook group page and put your info out there.
Rachel Hicks says
This is a great list! Thanks for sharing