5 Fun Hobbies that Earn Money
Everyone is looking for ways to increase their earning potential and did you know that you can earn money by doing something that you are good at and enjoy doing in your spare time?
Finding hobbies that earn money can boost your income and help you relax and bring your stress levels down.
1. Start a Women’s Networking Group
One fabulous example I read about recently was the story of Teresa Wolande. Teresa discovered a new sense of purpose when she retired from her career as a High-Level Executive and started running networking events and retreats for other high-powered businesswomen in retirement. Read Teresa Wolande’s interview on Hobby Jam.
2. Freelance Editing and Writing
If you have a way with words and enjoy writing, you can start earning money by doing freelance creative or content writing. You can also give freelance graphic design a go or become a social media manager.
The best advantage of this hobby is once you’ve gained some experience you can easily turn it into a full-time career by starting your own blog for instance. Blogging is a fun way to express yourself and share your thoughts.
Or if blogging is not for you, you can build up a client base as a Freelancer and start writing or editing on a full-time basis for them. You can find more information and inspiration on what people enjoy doing for fun at Hobby Jam.
If you are a great home cook and enjoy trying out new recipes and are passionate about making people gasp in response to your culinary delights, then catering is an excellent hobby to turn into a money-earning endeavour.
Cooking is a hobby that can be shared with the world in several ways via social media. You can start a food blog, share your recipes and ideas on your own YouTube channel and you can even start creating your own cooking products or food items.
4. Virtual Assistant on Social Media
If pinning on Pinterest or posting on Instagram is your favourite thing to do, why not try Social Media Management? There is always a demand for Virtual Assistants, be it for small businesses, Entrepreneurs or large corporate brands.
Businesses know that having a social media presence is a vital component in paving the road to success. Mastering a few social media platforms equips you with a valuable set of skills to help you earn money.
5. Arts and Crafts
You can monetize what you already love doing in your free time, for instance:
- making scented candles
- developing digital art or
- making jewellery
- sewing or embroidery
Find a list of 25 Crafts to Make and Sell at SmallBizTrends. You can take everything that you’ve already made and start selling them at a craft market or you can approach local merchants into selling your crafts in their shops.
This is an excellent way of creating an extra source of income for yourself and building business relationships. Include some business cards or labels to your items so that happy customers know where to contact you and refer you to family and friends.
You can also create your own website as an offset point in selling your crafts or advertise them on social media platforms to generate more sales.
What hobbies are you into? And are your hobbies earning you an income?