7 Hobbies that will make you money

This profitable hobby list consists of the activities we feel are the picks of the litter. Some of them are awesome because they’re so fun, and others are ideal because of the large potential to rake in those dollar bills. Many are both.

Read through this list, and keep an open mind. If something seems intriguing, look into it further. Sometimes stepping outside of your comfort bubble can be incredibly enriching. You may end up surprising yourself.

Here are 7 of the best hobbies that make money:

1. Gardening

Gardening is soothing and it gets you in touch with the planet. Plus, finding people to buy fresh, local food shouldn’t be too difficult.

2. Professional Gaming

Getting paid to play video games sounds too good to be true, but it’s possible. Look into starting a streaming channel on Twitch.

3. The Stock Market

The stock market can be surprisingly fascinating, and the profit potential is limitless. Don’t invest any money until you’re confident in your knowledge. Start by “investing” a certain amount, and then follow it. If you’re going to do this hobby, do your homework and do it right.

5. Drive Others Around

These days, Lyft and Uber have made it possible for anyone with a license to become a professional driver. Meet some new people and explore your local surroundings.

7. Writing/Editing

These are two of the best hobbies because you can turn either of them into a full-time career relatively easily. Few other creative outlets have such high potential to be a source of income. Start with some creative writing, and then look into freelance writing and editing opportunities as you gain experience.

9. Starting a YouTube Channel

This is a great supplementary addition to another hobby. Once you start a different hobby, start filming it. You never know when a niche might take off, and that ad money can be quite substantial.

21. Traveling

You may need to spend money out of pocket at first, but you can make quite a bit of money blogging about your travel experiences. If you run a popular travel blog, you can get free stays at hotels, meals at restaurants, and entry to popular attractions in exchange for your coverage.

 

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