Making extra money is great, it allows you to put more money into fun or financial goals. But what if you could make more money, doing something you love? Today we’re talking about hobbies that make money. While most people think that making money means working with nine to five, more people are learning that it is possible to make money doing something you love, even making money from a hobby. Whether they make a few hundred dollars a month or a few thousand, people have started side hustles to pay off debt, boost emergency funds, save for travel, or invest in the future. Now, not all hobbies are great for bringing in extra income, but plenty of them are.

Here are 16 hobbies and skills that make money, and you can use them to help turn your passions into cash.

The first hobby that you can make money from is Speaking Your Mind. And I know that doesn’t sound like too much of a hobby, but as it turns out, you really can get paid for sharing your two cents. Online surveys have become quite popular in recent years, as companies are always looking for deeper insight into consumer trends. If you want to make money during downtime, like riding a train to work or watching TV in the evening, taking paid online surveys might be a good way to make extra money with minimal effort. Now, taking online surveys won’t make you rich, but it can be a fun hobby to make a little extra cash. One of the most popular survey sites is Swagbucks. You won’t be able to leave your day job, but it’s an easy way to earn extra cash in your spare time, up to several hundred dollars a year. Survey Junkie is another well-respected market research company. There’s no charge to sign up, and you’ll receive direct survey opportunities, which allow you to give feedback on products and services to a variety of brands. By taking surveys, you’ll earn free reward points, redeemable over time for cash prizes, such as gift cards or PayPal direct deposits.

Another moneymaking hobby you can do from home is Web Development. To start this hobby, you don’t have to be incredibly skilled. You can take an inexpensive and basic web development course online, and then start taking on simple jobs for clients on freelance sites. Start simple and move from there. With every client, you’ll learn something new. Whether it’s just a hobby or you’re deeply skilled at web development, you can earn an income by creating and improving websites for others. And the better you get, the more you can start charging.

A great moneymaking hobby that you can do at home is Blogging or Writing. If you enjoy sitting at your computer and sharing and researching on topics that are exciting to you, blogging may be a perfect hobby for you to make extra money. There are even stay-at-home moms who can bring in a couple of thousand dollars each month from blogging. As long as you enjoy writing content that you’re passionate about and do the work of finding an audience, you can monetize a blog with ads, affiliate links, or sponsorships. But if you’d rather skip your blog, there are plenty of other businesses who need content written for them. If you’re skilled at writing and editing, your skills can earn you money as a freelance writer. Once you have found a few clients and built a portfolio, you can begin charging more.

If you have an eye for detail and natural talent with language, Proofreading could be a great moneymaking hobby for you. As a proofreader, you’ll look over writing pieces to make sure that the writer uses a consistent voice, and you’ll also look out for grammar and spelling errors. If you’re a strong proofreader, you can make some great money, and all from the comfort of your own home, as long as you have an internet connection.

A side hustle in demand right now is Graphic Design. Whether a small business needs a new logo or a graphic for a blog post, people will pay for your creative software design skills. Now it’s not as easy as it looks to create great graphics, and you’ll be competing against thousands of others for jobs. But if you’re a natural, or if you’ve taken the time to work on your graphic design skills, you may have a competitive edge. Once you land a few clients, you’ll be in demand while capitalizing on a hobby that allows you to make money online. You can find these types of jobs on sites like DesignCrowd, Fiverr, or crowdsourcing.

Another high-paying hobby is App Development. If you have an idea to sell a useful tool online, or you build an app for someone else, there’s potential to make serious cash in app development. If you want to get started with this hobby, but are not sure if you have the right skill set, there are free online courses that teach app development.

Side hustle in high demand for online businesses is Search Engine Optimization. Search engine optimization is the process of optimizing a website’s content to be found on search engines like Google. For people running online businesses, this is so important to get traffic to your content. But SEO is just one more task that business owners can’t add to an already full plate, and that’s what makes this a great side hustle for you. SEO is a valuable tool for online businesses, and they’re willing to pay good money for great expertise. If you can take the time to understand SEO and follow the latest algorithm changes, you can make good money with this hobby.

If you love social media, being a Social Media Virtual assistant can be a great hobby to make money, and you can even do this from home, which especially makes this a great hobby for women who want to be stay-at-home moms. Virtual assistants are used by small businesses, and even larger brands, to complete tasks to keep their businesses growing. Having a social media presence is the key to success. If you’ve mastered a number of these social media platforms, you may not even have realized that you have the skillset to make money. Turning this hobby into a moneymaking opportunity is possible.

If you enjoy teaching people how to do something correctly with a tutorial, then you can make money from creating YouTube videos. By creating a tutorial video on how to do something, like a formula in Excel, you can upload the video to YouTube and get a channel growing. As a YouTuber, you can monetize with ads, sell your products or services, and get sponsorships. Of course, the better the content and quality of the videos, the more likely you are to get more views and make more money. It takes a lot of work to get started, but it can pay off in the end.

If you want to make money on your schedule, a great moneymaking hobby for you could be Lyft. As a driver for Lyft, you get to meet a ton of interesting people, as you drive them from point A to point B, and you get paid weekly. Your earnings are affected by several factors, including location, demand, and time of day. And if you enjoy driving, this can be an easy way to make some extra money in your spare time.

Are you a pet lover? If so, you can make money Hanging Out With Pets. Your passion for animals can turn into a hobby that makes money. This is what Rover is all about. Rover is a dog walking and pet sitting website that is always looking for qualified dog walkers in cities all over the United States. So when you take your pup on a walk, you can also take a second or third and get paid to do so. 30-minute walks can earn you between 10 to 30 dollars. With a neighborhood route, that can add up quickly. To get started with Rover, just fill out a short application and start matching with pet owners in your area.

If fitness is a normal part of your daily routine and something that you enjoy, consider making extra cash by teaching others your Favorite Fitness Activities. If yoga or Pilates is more your style, find a park or community center, where you can charge per student, and teach a group class. Or if training for marathons or triathlons is how you stay fit, start a first-timers group. There are plenty of people interested in these types of events who will pay to have a coach or instructor guide them to the finish line. As a fitness instructor, your hobby makes money and builds community. It’s for sure a win/win.

Another hobby to make money is Coordinating Garage Sales, and you’re probably like, “Wait, what? “That’s a thing?” And yes, it is. People do hire others to coordinate garage sales. Just like people who hire others to do things they can do themselves, like lawn work or cleaning their home, finding someone to run a garage sale might make sense. Do you enjoy working with others, and you’re skilled with the organization? Then you may be interested in helping someone who wants to have a garage sale by coming in to lead the event. The other perk is that you don’t have an emotional attachment to the items. And if your pay is based on a percentage of sales, you’ll do everything you can to have a successful garage sale.

If you’re the first person your friends or family call when something breaks, then you probably have the skills to make money as a Handyman. Whether that’s painting, or fixing a railing, hanging a sheet of drywall, or putting in a new window, a skilled handyman can always find work. Many people don’t have the time, patience, or ability to tackle even the smallest household repairs. If you communicate well and are dependable and efficient, you could cash in on this hobby. My husband loves fixing things around the house, and he’s found many handyman gigs to do for others around our city. He’s done things like mounting TVs, putting together furniture, and helping with minor car repairs.

Maybe you’re more of a creative type. You can make money from a hobby of Arts and Crafts. You can take hobbies like painting, making jewelry, developing digital art, or dipping candles, and start making money. You can take the goods you’ve made to a craft fair or market, or even sell your products online with Etsy. People find value in handmade goods, and people are always willing to pay for quality products. You can even create a downloadable digital product that scales immensely. Some people make thousands of dollars per year selling creative products.

If your hobby is shopping, then Thrift shopping may be a moneymaking opportunity for you. Stop by your local thrift store to see what gently used brand-name clothes you can find. You can then flip your purchases and resell them at a profit on websites like eBay, thredUP, or Poshmark. Just ensure that you understand what name brands and categories sell for the most money, so your thrift store finds don’t cost you more than what you can sell them for. At the end of the day, you really can make money doing something you love. By listing out the hobbies you enjoy, brainstorm some ways that you can make money from it and you’ll be on your way to paying off more debt or increasing your savings, all without dreading the side hustle work you’re doing.

So what moneymaking hobby are you planning to start? Let us know in the comments down below. Share with your friends.

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