If you are good at what you do, love doing it, and people are asking for it, then there’s no reason why you can’t turn the hobby that you do at home, into some sort of a side hustle or small business. After all, why wouldn’t you want to work from home, have fun, and get paid to teach yoga, build cubby houses, bake cookies, or create art?
Now more than ever, people are taking up all sorts of hobbies trying to work out which one they would love to turn into a side hustle to earn additional income.
There are literally hundreds of hobbies that can be turned into home businesses.
Let’s dive in and see which hobbies are in demand today and can be easily monetized.
Here’s a list of our top picks for hobbies to do at home that are both fun and make you money, whether it’s through freelancing, running a side hustle, joining a partnership, or starting a small business. Many of these can be done at home. How much more local can you get:)
Top money-making hobbies to do at home
If you love writing and are great at storytelling, the world is your oyster! You literally don’t need to get out of bed to make money:) Good content writers are always in demand.
There are several ways you can make money from copywriting. The most obvious way to make money writing is to sell it as a service. You can do paid gigs on sites like Fiverr, Upwork, or Freelancer. Alternatively, you can work directly with various brands writing content for their blogs and social media.
- Web Design
If you are digitally savvy, reasonably creative, and love building websites for friends, there’s a market out there of side hustlers, service providers, and small business operators who would be willing to pay you to do it for them. This is a great hobby that lets you work from home, and can easily turn into a great stream of income.
- Social Media
Spend hours on social media? Why not work from home and turn that hobby into an income? If you know how to build a following on any of the major social media outlets – Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Linkedin, and others – you may be able to make money working home, managing online communities for small businesses.
If you love taking pictures, photography may be not only a viable home business idea, but can also take quite a few different forms. You can set up a studio in your home, sell your photographs online, be a wedding or event photographer, or do photoshoots for startup launches and PR. Opportunities are truly endless.
- Graphic design
Graphic design is one of those creative hobbies you can easily do at home setting yourself as a freelancer. There are lots of platforms where you can showcase your work, such as Fiverr, Behance, Dribble, and more. If you want to put your art on items—from t-shirts to posters to canvases—you can easily do that with Redbubble.
- Creating Videos
If you have a knack for creating videos or even just editing them, the timing could not be better. There’s a growing market for videos, and sites like YouTube, Daily Motion, Vimeo, TikTok are booming. Most startups and businesses consider videos a necessity to promote their products and services. There are various ways you can make money doing this, from creating instructional videos to commercials to promote businesses
Yoga is amazing. It helps people heal, transform, and become the best version of themselves possible, so it is not surprising so I find it no surprise that yoga is a booming, thriving industry. With the power of the internet and a little creative thinking, you can market and grow your yoga business even online.
Great at baking? Everyone loves baked goods, but fewer and fewer people actually do any baking anymore. There are small shops, bakeries, farmers markets, and specialty stores that already sell specialty food items, and would love to take on new products. If you want to get really ambitious, you can start a baked goods line online.
- Handmade crafts
Do your friends brag wearing your bracelets, or showing off your art, and always ask for more? If you enjoy working with your hands creating things, there are plenty of things you can make and sell: jewelry, toys, bags, soaps, bells, candles, kitchen accessories, and more. There are also many ways you can turn your talents and creativity into the side business. You can test your products by selling them to friends and online, through platforms like Aliexpress or Etsy, or build your own e-commerce site. Alternatively, you can join local craft markets, or sell to local shops.
If you have a passion for woodworking, know the tools and have the skills to build or repair furniture, you can build a side business with very little competition. Especially if you have the skills to restore antique furniture. Given the shortage of carpenters these days, the demand is there, and you can easily build on that.
If you love gardening, this can be a fast and easy way to make a living, especially if you already have all the tools you need and a good-sized yard to get plants growing. People are always looking for someone good to do some landscaping for them or take care of their gardens and lawns. And the great thing about gardening is that you can run it from home, do it alone, or with a good friend or partner.
- Music Teaching
Music is one of those hobbies that naturally leads to tutoring. Parents are always looking for music tutors to give piano lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, and more. You don’t have to be an absolute expert in order to teach music. As a tutor, you’ll be working mostly with beginners who have little or no knowledge of the given instrument.
If you love pets, there are a variety of ways to combine your love of animals with getting paid, including pet sitting, grooming and boarding, creating and selling pet accessories, pet photography, and more. Pet sitting is probably one of the fastest ways to start working with pets.
Here are a few key points on how to start transforming your hobby into an income stream:
- create a website, blog or YouTube channel about your blog and monetize it
- start selling products related to your hobby
- teach people skills related to your hobby
Use this list of hobbies to do at home to choose the perfect one for you.
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