In this 2-part article, we will give you a tremendous amount of ideas to get you started in your own business by using your hobbies. When you use some of these hobbies to make money, you will have a greater chance of being successful because of the simple fact that you will love what you are doing.
So here is a list of 15 hobbies that can help you make money, while having fun with it at the same time.
1. Write a book
Writing a book might seem like a daunting task, but actually is quite easy once you have an outline. You will need to learn basic writing techniques and might want to also include pictures, graphs, charts and diagrams, depending of course on the kind of book you are writing. Make sure you get friends and family to review the book before publishing. You can then self publish it. You could also consider e-books which are simple and inexpensive to get started with. You can put the eBooks for sale on sites like Amazon. You will need to get an ISBN number for the book distribution-so learn about that. Writing a book is indeed one of the easy hobbies that can help you make good money.
2. Animal Care
If you love animals, you could easily turn this hobby into a money making activity. You could start an animal rescue organization, or even an animal foster care facility. In the beginning you might have to spend more than you might make, but it can be satisfying in the fact that you are helping little furry friends. You might also need to enlist the help of volunteers to assist you. If you are good with dogs, you could consider dog training which has tremendous demand and potential to make tons of money. You can even write a book about dogs and dog training or blog about it.
3. Art collection
Collecting Art remains America’s all time favorite hobbies. You could hold art exhibits and/or auctions and even make mass merchandise (t-shirts or mugs etc) with the prints to sell them. Make sure you have the license and other legalities sorted out.
4. Love automobiles? Turn the love into a business!
You can buy old cars, fix them up and resell them. You can even write a book about particular brand/make of cars. You could even try stockcar racing!
5. Keep up with the celebrities
Obsessed with celebrities? Imagine turning this easy hobby into a money making machine! You could blog about celebs, or even start a celebrity magazine publication. You could obtain and sell autographed photos of popular celebs. You could even get a license to use the photos of celebs on t-shirts, mugs and other merchandise and sell it.
Ceramics is a popular hobby and that makes it high up on this list of easy hobbies to make money with. You could start a ceramic class day care- advertise the day care as exactly that: Kids will learn ceramic crafts while their parents are at work. If you sculpt or make ceramic objects, you could easily sell them on sites like Etsy. You could even conduct ceramic making hobby classes. If needed, you could write an eBook on ceramics with lots of photos of objects and tutorials of how to make them.
7. Coin/currency collecting
Thousands of people participate in coin and currency collecting, even cryptocurrency. This means that there is a huge potential to make money from this hobby. You could become a dealer or broker, or even start a catalog service business. You could even act as proxy bidder for a broker and attend auctions in your area for the collector you have partnered with.
If you are good at programming, you can create software applications or even become a consultant. You could even become a custom system builder.
There is so much you can do with such easy hobbies to make money. You could write a recipe book, you could conduct cooking classes, you could cater to parties and events, you could start your own bakery/restaurant etc. The sky is the limit literally!
Decorators are in demand at birthdays, baby/bridal showers and weddings. You can start your own decorating business and even write a book on decorating ideas or become a regular contributor for a Decoration magazine.
So many artists use this easy hobby to make tons of money. You can paint and sell those paintings, you can create a website about chalk art, or teach drawing and coloring to kids, publish a coloring book which is much in demand these days, become an illustrator of books, or even design and sell unique T-shirts and other merchandise having your Art-work.
12. Fashion designing
This is one of the super easy hobbies to make money and while it won’t be easy selling your products in the beginning, you could start at the local department store or even on online stores like Etsy.com. You could even become a dealer for a fashion designer-starting with local mom and pop stores and taking off from there!
If you love putting the hook in the water, you can actually convert this easy hobby into a money making business. Try out things like becoming a fishing guide to help people actually “catch something” or even a fishing gear consultant. You can even make fishing video tutorials or blog about fishing. You can then partner with local stores near lakes to sell those videos. You’d be amazed how many people actually want to buy these videos!
14. Flower arrangement
One of the easiest ways to make money with your flower arrangement hobby is to become a flower arrangement coordinator at weddings, funerals etc. You can even custom design flower arrangements for brides, bridesmaids and mother of brides etc and sell them through local florists. If needed, you could create your website and advertise your designs online.
Many people dislike gardening and lawn mowing, so if that is your passion, you can turn it into money making business. You can become a landscape designer or even consider opening a landscape maintenance business.
That was our 15 hobbies that can earn you some easy money. We will discuss some more hobbies you can make money from in part 2 of this series.