Everyone should have a hobby. When we’re kids, hobbies come naturally. We collect football cards and Barbie dolls, draw pictures and play games all night long. Unfortunately, when we reach adulthood and the world of work beckons, many of us put our pastimes away and do little more than cook dinner and laze in front of the TV when we get home at night. This is such as shame because not only are hobbies, relaxing and great at keeping the brain healthy, but they can also be quite lucrative too. Here are some of the hobbies that could make you money: I guess you all know my favourite, right?
Setting up and writing a blog is a lot easier than the average person thinks. You can be up and running in under an hour, and writing a 500-word post need not take you longer than 20 minutes once you get into the swing of things. If you ad sponsorship deals, Google ads and affiliate links to your blog, you could bring in anything from a couple of pounds to several thousand each month. To be fair blogging is totally what you make of it. It can be a small personal blog that you post on to too often, or it can be a source of income for you.
Spending a few hours a week seeking out and entering all of the many thousands of competitions that are available on and offline, you could win cash and prizes worth hundreds or even thousands of pounds. Some of the most serious competitive competition hobbyists have even been able to give up their own jobs and make a full time living selling their prizes. Obviously, most people won’t be so lucky, but you could see a regular stream of packages turn up on your doorstep if you pursue the hobby seriously. I have dabbled in entering competitions for a while and have won some amazing prizes including a lovely spa weekend for Doug and I.
Not only is photography a great way to unleash your creativity on the world, but it can be a good way to boost your income too. If you’re able to take really good pictures, you can sell them to newspapers and stock photo sites and make a decent amount of money over the course of a year. I love taking photos but at the moment I am no where near being able to take photos to sell. I would love to do a professional course but it is finding the time to be able to do one. This is the camera I currently use and I love it, it takes such fantastic pictures and it is pretty simple to use.
Obviously, online gambling can be a good way of losing money, but not if you’re smart about it and take advantage of the many sign up bonuses and free games that are available. Looking at Foxy Reviews, it is evident that playing online games like bingo is a lot of fun, and there are many great bonuses to be had. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, as they say. I have played online Bingo for quite a few years and its so much fun.
Learning how to use creative software like Photoshop can be a very engaging hobby, especially when you start to get the hang of it and you’re able to create great works of digital art. If you get really good at it, you could even offer your services as a freelance graphic designer creating logos, infographics, and artworks for all kinds of companies.
There are few things more satisfying than taking a lump of wood and turning it into something beautiful with your own two hands. If you learn the skill of carpentry, you can sell sculptures, restore furniture and do odd jobs to make a bit of extra cash. It could even lead to a whole new career for you.
Do you make money from a hobby? Id love to hear what you do.