Hobbies That Make Money: 25 Examples You Can Start Now

Do you have a hobby? Hobbies are activities we enjoy doing when we have spare time. These activities help us develop skills and talent, make friends with similar interests, reduce stress, and provide an extra stream of income.

25 Great Hobbies That Make Money

1.  Writing

Do you enjoy writing?  You just need a pen, paper, and creative ideas to begin writing and publishing.  The benefits of picking up writing as a hobby to make money are low cost, a desirable communication skill, easy to start, and you can do it on your own.

2.  Photography

Do you enjoy photography as a hobby? Why not take it to the next step and pursue what you love doing, whether portraits, family photography, travel, sports, nature, stock photographs, or candid photography.

3. Flying Drones

Are you a fan of a flight and aspire to be an aerial photographer? Flying drones can be an exhilarating hobby that makes money. It is an exciting hobby that requires precautions with the risk of crashing your drone, so there is a learning curve.

4. Gardening & Landscaping

Gardening is a hobby with lots of benefits. Besides encouraging you to work on your garden outdoors, it is a form of moderate exercise (if you work 2.5 hours) suitable for your mind and body, can relieve stress and other health problems.

5.  Music

Listening to music can be soothing for your body and soul, relieving stress, providing health and wealth benefits. Making music is relaxing, whether you are playing an instrument, writing music,  making your own beats, or samples.

6. Magic

Do you know any magic tricks? Magic is a relatively inexpensive hobby that parents often lure their kids to perform at family gatherings, as they promote the reading of magic books for their curious kids.

7. Standup Comedy

When thinking about standup comedy as a hobby that you may want to monetize, there is significant overlap with magic. Both require similar scripting, theatrical presentation and communication skills, delivery to look natural as a performer.

Which hobby is best for you? Use your spare time to find a great hobby that you can make money on the side or even full-time.