5 Common Hobbies You Can Make Money From (You Probably Have at Least One)

Best 5 Hobbies that you can monetize!

Hobbies can be really funny, but why don’t monetize them.
Choose one of your favorite hobbies and start making money.

Some hobbies and activities, if taken seriously, can be transformed into solid streams of income. Good skills and abilities can bring from free stuff to extra money to full income business. All this just from something that you might have done anyway. So.. Hobbies and more hobbies!

What are your favorites hobbies? Check them.

1. Writing

how to make money from writing

Writing and publishing online can give you amazing practical opportunities outside the fact of being just a hobby. It can be a plus in your working environment and/or help you establish as an expert on that topic. You can share your abilities on platforms or “rent” them.

The easiest way in order to turn your hobby into a stream of income is offering a service as an online freelancer. You can work as a ghostwriter or for blog posts and articles. Niche content writers with expertise are highly requested.

But if you don’t want to work as a freelancer or for somebody else you can start your own blog and therefore create a blog based business.

2. Comedy

how to make money from jokes

If you like making people laugh why don’t try the most trending comedy type: memes.

You can use your humor and skills to build a fantastic and engaged audience on the internet.

I bet that you follow some social media accounts that have built a massive audience thanks to memes viral videos or just photos and vids on specific niches of humor that none is tapping into.
Then, once you have built an audience you can feature other pages (adn getting paid for it) and sponsor brands or just print t-shirts with one of your viral memes/phrases.

Find out the top trending meme pages on Instagram.

3. Traveling

how to make money traveling

Here there is a way to transform your amazing hobby of

According to Sarah Owen, senior editor of digital media & marketing at trend forecasting firm WGSN, traveling the world as a lifestyle choice is on the come-up, and so influencers are increasingly sharing content that represents a well-travelled life, rather than just the clothes in their closet in the saturated fashion niche.

Be sure to check out our guides on How to Make Money on Instagram or YouTube for ways you can monetize a content-based travel brand.

In a more indirect way, pursuing a “digital nomad” lifestyle can help you fuel your own wanderlust as you travel the world. Not only can you make connections and bring your products to new markets, an online business can be run from anywhere you can get a Wi-Fi connection.

Greenbelly Meals and Minaal are great examples of businesses where the founders are living that digital nomad life.

4. Photography

how to make money from photos

If you own a nice camera and know how to use it, you’ve got a few different ways you can make some money on the side.

While you can become a freelance photographer, you’re usually restricted to local events and gigs that you can physically attend.

For a more scalable side hustle, you can sell your shots on stock photography sites or as prints. Or, you can use your photography skills to grow a massive Instagram following and monetize it. You just need to pick a niche to serve or a “lifestyle” you want to capture in your photos.

Fun fact: Professional photography accounts are the 2nd most lucrative on Instagram in terms of how much brands are willing to pay for a sponsored post. And you don’t need hundreds of thousands of followers either.

Check out our guide on how to sell photos online for a more detailed look at how to monetize your photography.

5. DIY Crafts

how to make money from crafts

If you enjoy working with your hands and making candlesbath bombsjewelry, and other do-it-yourself items, why not share it with the world too?

“Handmade” communicates a certain quality, care, and uniqueness that department store alternatives often don’t. You can test the market for your products by selling them on a smaller scale to friends, family, or on Etsy, and think about scaling into a full-fledged business as you rack up customers.

Here are just a few DIY businesses you can start and resources to show you how it can be done:

Hobbies understan now their importance.