Make money by working at home from these hobbies.

The best way to make money is by doing something you genuinely enjoy, and what better way them to cash in on a hobby! While you might have a successful career and make a decent wage, that doesn't mean you can't use your spare time to turn your passion into a side hustle. Or if you are lower income, and struggling to pay the bills, getting paid for a hobby is another way to make a few extra bucks for your family.

With all the resources and marketplaces available online, practically any hobby or interest can make you money. You just need to be creative in thinking of ways to monetize one. However, here are five of the best money-making hobbies you can use to work from home.

Hobbies that can make you extra money

If your strengths lie more in the knowledge you have, or if you are a teacher/educator, you might want to look into tutoring. You can make use of your degree, skills, or background and what you learned throughout your education by offering lessons online in your own time. You do not need to be a teacher, but if you have something else you are good at (website development, sales, writing, etc) you may be able to translate those skills into a paid hobby.

There are various sites which allow you to do this, such as Chegg Tutors and You could also use a site like Teachable. They will enable you to create online courses for anything from painting to marketing. If you have an interest in law, then online jurors may be an option to make money,

These are just a few examples of the many sites which allow you to monetize your hobby and offer your knowledge online. You could even build a website from scratch to provide professional advice based on your experience. Many people get paid for turning their hobby into a small business or work from home on it. As an example, they may give advice on things like business, HR, programming, and all kinds of other skills.





If you're a budding photographer, there's no reason you can't make money from this hobby. Start honing your skills, take some high-quality pictures, and there are multiple avenues of revenues for you.

Some photographers make money by selling stock photos. Sites like Flickr, GettyImages, Shutterstock and more allow you to sell your pictures and get the majority of the profits. If you devote some time to this hobby, by say taking pictures of things people need, you could make big money working from home. Many people look for images of household objects, foods, and office setups, so you don't even have to leave the house.

If you want to take your photography to the next level, then you should start building an online portfolio, which can of course be done from home. Consider taking pictures of friends and family and showing them off. If people enjoy your work, you could offer paid sessions for people who need portraits, graduation pictures or even a wedding photographer.

If you're a keen writer or just enjoy writing, you might as well get paid for it. The paid opportunities for online writers and bloggers are endless, and you can write or blog about anything you want from the comfort of your home or say a local coffee shop.

One way to do this is by finding blogs with a "Write for Us" page. Many pay good money for submitted blogs, providing you give them the full rights. You can also look for writing jobs on job sites to find a variety of paid opportunities. There are even companies that operate as marketplaces in selling articles, such as constant content. More on writing for money.

Of course, you could also start a blog of your own from your home or apartment. Sites like and make it easy to start one for free. If you write captivating blogs about your interests and build an audience, you can monetize this hobby in many ways. Bloggers often sell e-books and ad space and even use their blog as a portfolio to show employers. More on blogging from home for extra money.

Whether you love Fortnite, League of Legends, computer or console gaming, there are many ways to make money from Gaming. But this hobby may be a little more challenging to make money off of, as you do need to have some skills. The software available on PCs and consoles today makes it easy to record and even stream while you play.





One way to make money from gaming is via Twitch. You can live stream your games, build up an audience, and become a partner over time. If people enjoy your streams, they'll donate money directly to you for this hobby.

You could also become a gaming YouTuber. Record funny clips, game guides, and other exciting content and upload it to your channel. If you start racking up the hits on your site, you could make money from ads and sponsors.

Another option will be an online survey or gaming site hybrid. Some companies allow consumers to take surveys for extra money as well as to review products, and they also offer free items or games on them as well. The amount of money to make is not that high, but it can be another source of extra cash for you and your family.

Do you like making things from home? Try making money from an Arts and Crafts Hobby. It doesn't matter what kind of arts and crafts hobbies you take part in; you can sell handcrafted jewelry, pottery, woodworking, and textiles online.

For instance, some people create wooden boxes, photo frames, and even furniture to sell in online stores. You can set your prices for these items, and if you make fantastic products, word will get around fast.

Maybe you're good at creating clothes, cushions or even jewelry. Many people sell these kinds of things on for a profit. There are also other sites to sell your crafts- you could try selling on Facebook, Reddit, eBay or even Craigslist. Build up a good reputation on one or more of these websites, and you can sell to plenty of customers.

Music is a passion for some people. Whether it's in the form of playing instruments, making beats or singing (even in your shower!), it's another hobby that can make you money.

Many musicians take their skills to Soundcloud. Soundcloud Premier allows you to make money from your music through ad revenue and subscriptions. Build an audience on here, and you could even get opportunities in the music business.

Similarly, you could create a music YouTube channel from your home. Whether you're making songs, sharing beats or even offering tutorials, it's something that could pay off in the long run.

Alternatively, if you have musical skills to share, offer lessons locally. You could help locals learn to play an instrument or sing. Advertise your tutelage in the local newspaper, on Craigslist, and on social media.





Cooking is another great hobby that can make you money. Some people love to cook so much it can be like a breeze for them to make extra cash. Whether you want to write guides and recipes for a cooking blog or take your cookery to YouTube, it's something that can pay well

You could even sell your edible creations. Some people sell baked goods online using services like Shopify. Alternatively, you could make food to sell at local flea markets and bake sales. You can share your tasty creations and profit from it.

If there's something you enjoy as a hobby, chances are there's a way to make money from it. When you're at home spending time on your hobbies and interests, consider how to make money from it. The examples listed above make for excellent home money-making hobbies.

If you work hard at it, your hobby could even become your full-time job. The more satisfied customers you get, the more profit you'll make. Over time, your money making habit could also grow a home business, and you could even leave your “real job”. Not only will you make a lot of money, but you'll have fun in the process.

By Jon McNamara

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