Hobbies are things that we like to do because they’re fun or help us relax. But they can also be a great way to make some extra money.
Here’s a list of some hobbies that make money:
Do you have a passion for guitars? Do you already have a collection, or know how to tell if a guitar’s valuable? If so, then you could make some extra money by selling guitars on eBay. This couple made $800 in one week of sales (they normally sell 2 guitars a month).
Making jewelry can be a lot of fun, and it can be a profitable side hustle.
You can sell your jewelry online through sites like Etsy, and you can also sell them through local stores and flea markets. Your pieces can be one-of-a-kind, or you can create styles that you sell over and over again (like a blue and gold bracelet, or a heart necklace).
You can also teach other people how to make jewelry. You can do this by creating videos and sharing them on Youtube, or you can teach them through in-person classes at your local community college or rec center.
Knitting is a great hobby that can also bring in some extra money. Just like jewelry, you can sell your items online through Etsy, or you can offer them on consignment at local knitting shops. You can also teach people to knit in small classes at a local yarn store.
And, if you’re great at creating patterns, then you can sell those patterns online.
If you love to cook then you can be a fantastic help to busy families and singles. People are looking for fresher, healthier alternatives to fast food, but they don’t always have the time.
Some ideas of what you could provide are:
- Precooked meals that people can just re-heat
- Hot, prepared meals that you deliver once a week
- Meal plans
- Meal kits
I don’t know about you, but I love me some cookies. I’m just not willing to make them myself. And I’m not the only one out there.
This is where you come in, especially if you’re a quick drive away from office buildings. Seriously – if you show up at 2pm with a batch of cookies or cupcakes, you’re probably going to find a lot of interested office workers. You could also sell subscriptions where you would deliver a fresh batch of baked goods to an office every week.
Do you love reading books and talking about them with other people? If you said yes, then starting a blog where you read and review books might be just the thing for you.
You’ll get to interview authors and talk with other fans. Then you can make money by linking to the books that you liked on Amazon, and acting as an Amazon affiliate.
Does everyone say that you throw great parties? Then you might want to become a party planner. This is a great side hustle because a lot of people host their parties on nights and weekends. It also helps busy people who don’t have the time or skills to put together a good party.
Do you have a knack for organizing? If so, you can be a great help. Organizers go to people’s homes and help them organize their closets, bedrooms, and garages. A good way to get started is through social media and by creating a website.
Teach Yoga at a local studio
Yoga can be a great side hustle. There are usually classes in the mornings, nights, and during weekends, so it’s easy to do when you’re not at your full-time job. And a lot of studios will offer courses that train you to be a teacher.
Let’s face it – a lot of us are stuck with particle board crap. They’re okay, they work for their purpose, but they don’t have the beauty of tables, desks, and bookcases that are made from real wood.
If you can build a table or a desk from wood then you have the elements of a very nice side hustle. These are works of art in our plastic world that a lot of people appreciate, and they will pay a good price for them. You can build them and then sell them at local consignments stores and flea markets.
Sell clothes and shoes on ebay
Do you have an eye for fashion? Or do you know what brands people want?
If you said yes, then try selling items on eBay. Depending on where you can live, you can get gently used items at local thrift stores. Or, you can buy items at a lower price on eBay, and then sell them for a higher price.
Hair and Makeup for weddings
Are you great at styling your friends’ hair or doing their makeup? Then how about doing it for weddings?
Think about it – every woman wants her hair and makeup to look just right for her wedding, and you can provide that.
You can get started by helping a few friends for free, and posting pictures on social media. Then start looking for clients and referrals. One thing though – just be sure to check with your state for any licensing requirements.
You can easily turn your love of music into a great side hustle. Music teachers can work with their students in person or online. You can offer classes through Skype, or you can put videos on Youtube. You can also create courses and put them on Udemy, Skillshare, or your own website.
Graphic design can be a great hobby for making money. Small businesses and entrepreneurs need logos as well as graphics for their websites, courses, and free products. You can offer your designs through Fiverr, your website, Upwork, or 99 Designs.
Coach or Referee
Is there a sport that you love? If so, there are a lot of organizations that offer team sports for kids and adults, and they usually need coaches and referees. The cool thing is you get to share your knowledge and passion while making some extra cash. And, a lot of these games happen at night and on weekends, so it makes a great side hustle.
Making some extra cash from your hobby can be fun and financially rewarding. Give it a try!