6 Simple Hobbies That You Can Make Money With
Having a hobby is great way to distress; it takes your mind off all the problems in your day-to-day life like work, relationships, school, etc. But what if you can distress while also making a bit of money? That would be like having your cake and eating it too.
Well, you can, so eat that cake! Here are 6 simple hobbies that you can make money with.
If you are a creative person and like to make things, then you can make a bit of pocket money by selling them online. You can also talk to a local shop owner and make a deal with them to sell your stuff. You could be making anything from simple crafts like greeting cards to more time-consuming ones like baby dresses. It’s up to you and your creativity what you do with your hobby!
If you love baking, selling your baked goods is a great way to make a bit of money. If your friends and family run to you in case of a special occasion and ask you to make a cake, then you know you’re good enough to be charging money for your talents. Start by charging them a low price and ask them to spread the word to their friends/colleagues. Put up ads on the internet or at your local stores with a couple pictures of your previous work and contact details. Or you can supply a local bakery with, say, muffins, every morning.
With most everyone having access to the internet in today’s technologically-driven world, blogging is something that anyone can do. Blogs are easy to start up and easy to run; and you can write/share about anything that your heart desires. Of course, to actually start making money through blogging, you’ll have to dedicate quite a bit of time and energy into your blog, but you won’t mind it if you enjoy it. And if you weren’t enjoying it, is it really a hobby?
Vlogs are a form of blogging that uses video instead of words and pictures. With the popularity of YouTube and other video-sharing platforms rising, vlogging is becoming really popular too. And just like a blog, a vlog can be about anything you want it to be. It’s also a way you can join two hobbies into one (e.g. vlog your favorite recipes, or demonstrate how to make crafts, show people how to put on makeup). If your personality alone is enough to draw in the audience, then that’s all you need.
Online Window Shopping
Do you love browsing through shopping sites online? Most of the time you don’t even intend on buying something, but seeing a deal makes your heart skip a beat. You can consider starting up an online reselling business. Basically, make use of all that time you spend online window shopping, and buy stuff that you find on deals/discounts, and then sell them in your local area for full price. You can also sell stuff you buy online to your neighbors/friends, because not everyone is technologically-savvy.
Hand-Lettering & Calligraphy
Hand-lettering, traditional calligraphy, brush calligraphy, general handwriting, etc. are such simple hobbies to take up. They don’t require many supplies or space to work in, and require minimal cleanup. And many people find the slow-pace and deep concentration soothing. One way you can use your hand-lettering skills to make money is to write up invitations/place cards/etc. for weddings. Another way is to make art with calligraphy, etc. to sell.