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What if you can make money from your hobbies? That will be so fun, right?

Having a hobby that you can monetize is awesome to add for extra income. There are some hobbies that can be profitable.

The best thing is that you’ll be doing something that you enjoy.

Here are some of my favorite hobbies that can make you money with:

10 Money Making Hobbies For Side Hustle

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#1 : Writing/ Editing

There are tons of ways that you can make money by writing and editing. One of the easiest and quick way to make money by writing is to become a freelance writer on different platform such as Upwork.

When I was 17, I worked as a Freelance Copywriter and earn about $250.00.

I only did that for a short period of time. To be honest, I ain’t that good in writing but at least the two clients that hired me were satisfied (I worked super hard, btw).

I quit in about 1 month but my confidence was boosted.

You can try job board sites such as Problogger to find gigs. You can do the same for editing!

And it’s all FREE!

There will always be a vacancy for freelance writers and editors because at present you have over 100 million websites that you can pitch to, a podcast that needs to be turned into a blog post, and businesses that need writers.

For more on freelance writing, check out this post.

#2: Photography

This is a hobby that many people love and do it as a full-time job. Imagine getting paid to do something you love.

You don’t even have to be a pro to even get started.

Do you love taking pictures?

There are a few ways that photographers can make money.

This includes teaching photography on teachable or Udemy (passive income), to selling your photos on stock websites such as Shutterstock and iStock, shooting at events such as birthday parties, and starting a photography blog.

So anything is possible and you have a wide range of ideas to start from!

#3: Taking Surveys

Do you like giving your opinion? Well, everyone does!

You can sign up for FREE to Survey Junkie to start making some extra cash.

You might not be able to turn this into a six-figure income but you can certainly earn few bucks here and there that can contribute to groceries and gas.

A little can go a long way.

I mean, we spend a ton of time surfing the internet, why not make some money in our spare time?

Sign up to Survey Junkie for free to start earning money!

#4: Blogging

My all-time favorite because I am doing exactly that! You can literally blog about anything including your passion or a hobby.

If you love to cook then you need to start a blog all about that and make money.

Here are some examples of cooking blogs and their income report!

Butternut Bakery Blog$5,041.45 (Read Income Report here)

Midwest Foodie: $1324.75 (Read income Report Here)

You can start a blog and you can use Pinterest to drive traffic to get your blog easily.

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So you can start a blog on topics such as relationship, money, home décor or craft. The list is endless and you’re doing it at your own pace!

How do you make money with blogging?

  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Ads Network such as Mediavine or Adthrive
  • Creating Printables
  • Create a course
  • Sponsored post
  • Create an E-book

#5: Start a Podcast

Do you love to express yourself on a certain topic? Then a podcast would be a great way to share your opinion and teach listeners on that topic.

The great thing about a podcast is that you can listen while driving, walking or when cooking. So there is a market for this!

How do you make money with a podcast?

  • Through sponsorship
  • Offering a service or sell a product

#6: Driving

Yes, you can drive around town and make money! I guess you already know this but you can become an Uber driver to carry passengers and earn a little side income.

You can do it after work or on the weekends when you’re less busy.

You’ll meet new people every day and if you love the sound of that then get on board.

#7: Social Media

How long do you spend on social media daily? We can spend up 2-5 hours daily on our phone scrolling through our feeds and commenting on other people’s posts.

But, why not do it for some extra cash? You can actually become a social media manager on any of the major social media platforms such as Pinterest, Instagram to even Facebook.

Some of your tasks may include posting daily, setting up ads, and aid in the growth of that social media page.

You can find many people doing this as a full-time job to even teaching others how to do it and the most amazing thing about this is that you can do it in the comfort of your home.

The only drawback is that you need to find clients and its best to have a portfolio because clients may ask.

You can get clients by calling nearby business places to offer your service or on get started on Flexjob.

I encourage you to focus on one social media platform and master it instead of trying to be an expert on all platforms.

#8: Graphic design

I knew of persons who were good at graphic designing but never used that skill to make money. They just did it for fun!

This could mean to create a brochure, logo, social media graphics and even book covers. Many times you’ll be self-employed and can work at home.

Pretty interesting, right?

You can start building your portfolio on Fiverr and Flexjob while making money.

#9: Crafts

If you’re one of those crafty people who’ll knit in their spare time or make jewelry then this is for you.

I remember in school, I would make beaded necklaces for my bestie at the time. Oh, I wish I had improved on my creativity.

You can make money by selling your product on sites such as Etsy or on Shopify. You can even start a blog on this topic and make some money.

If you want to learn how to start a blog for crafts and DIY projects then check out this post by my favorite craft blogger.

#10: Start a Youtube Channel

Anyone can start a youtube channel nowadays. Whatever your skill or talent is you can easily monetize it on Youtube.

Other than ads on youtube videos you can earn money through affiliate marketing, selling your own products or offer a service to sponsorship.

Just type in a question regarding your niche for instance, how to craft (your niche) for beginner and check out those youtube channels for content inspiration.


There you go! You can actually make money with this money-making hobbies and even turn it into a full-time income.

The list of these money-making hobbies includes writing, photography, crafts, blogging, social media, graphic designing, driving, youtube channel, podcast, to taking a survey.

I hope you enjoy this post.

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