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There’s no rule that says making money has to be hard.
Instead, why not enjoy yourself while taking part in a money making hobby?
With that concept in mind, here’s 65+ hobbies that make money.
65+ Hobbies That Make Money
# 1) Drawing
You can make money selling drawings on marketplaces like Fiverr or Etsy. You can sell anything for a simple sketch to a design of a vector.
# 2) Sharing Your Opinion
If you like the idea of having your voice heard on topics ranging from politics to consumer products–you can make money taking online surveys.
# 3) Flipping Collections
You can make money buying and selling collectibles. Anything from artwork to baseball cards. The key is understanding the trends, then buying low and selling how.
# 4) Investing
A hobby I’ve had since my early 20’s was to invest in the stock market. I take no more then 10% of my net worth and invest it in individual stocks. Sometimes it has worked, other times it has not.
# 5) Translation
If you like learning new languages, you can make money as a translator.
# 6) Watch Videos
Swagbucks allows you to earn money watching videos online.
# 7) Play Online Games
In addition to watching video, you can also earn money no Swagbucks playing online games.
# 8) Sell Produce
If you like to grow your own produce, you can sell it locally to neighbors, with a farm stand, or small restaurants.
# 9) Freelance Writing
If you enjoy learning about new subjects, freelance writing is a great money making hobby.
# 10) Fiction Writing
Enjoy writing stories? You can make money writing anything from short-stories to novels.
# 11) Car Maintenance
If you enjoy working on cars, you can make money maintaining and/or repairing other vehicles.
# 12) IT Freelancer
If you enjoy working on tech, many individuals and small businesses need your help. You can specialize in anything from installing Wi-Fi networks, computer repair, to home automation systems.
# 13) Website Design
If making beautiful things is your idea of a good time, you can earn good money designing websites.
# 14) Blogging
Blogging is one of the ultimate choose your own adventure business. You can blog about anything from cooking to clothing. The startup costs are incredibly low (under $4 a month) and the potential is quite high.
To learn what it’s like to run a blog, you can check out my latest income report.
# 15) Jewelry
If you enjoy making your own jewelry, you can sell that jewelry online on sites such as Etsy, at markets, or to local stores.
# 16) YouTube Channel
As with blogging, you can create a YouTube channel about anything. One type of channel that’s easier to make money from is the product review channel.
# 17) Painting
Make money painting. Anything from murals to portraits.
# 18) Party Planning
Enjoy planning parties? You can make money on planning unique birthday parties to big weddings.
# 19) Catering
If you like to cook, you can make money as a caterer. Specialize in anything from the type of food (organic, BBQ, etc…) to the type of event (wedding, birthday party, etc..).
# 20) Gardening / Landscape Design
If you like to attend to your own garden, why not tend to another by starting your own gardening or landscape design company.
# 21) Start a Band
Make money playing music by starting a band with your friends or as a solo act.
# 22) Sewing
Make money sewing anything from unique clothing to doll clothing.
# 23) Gaming
There’s good money in becoming a professional video gamer.
# 24) Photography
Sell your photos online on stock photo sites, photograph events, and family portraits are just some of the niches you can specialize in as a photographer.
# 25) Stand Up Comedy
Make money telling jokes at local clubs or even YouTube with stand up.
# 26) Editing
Enjoy fine-tuning writing and grammar? Make money as an editor.
# 27) Social Media Manager
Find yourself on social media a lot? Get paid to manage others social media accounts.
# 28) T-Shirt Design
# 29) Product Innovation
Always wanted to be an inventor? Create your own products and license them to companies.
# 30) Find Rare Books
Enjoy finding rare and unique products. Make money finding and selling rare books.
# 31) Handyman
If your idea of a good time is fixing things around the home, make money as a handyman.
# 32) Tutor
Was there a certain subject you always liked? Try teaching others as a tutor.
# 33) Sports Coach
Have a sport you’re passionate about? Coach a youth sports team.
See: Sports Coaching
# 34) Babysit
Enjoying spending time with kids? Pickup a nanny or babysitter gig.
#35) Personal Training
Enjoying being in the gym and helping others with their health and fitness? Start a side hustle as a personal trainer.
# 36) Interior Design
Make money decorating homes as an interior designer.
# 37) Stylist
Help others pick out the perfect clothes by becoming a stylist.
# 38) MakeUp Artist
Make money as a makeup stylist by specializing in weddings.
# 39) Cooking Classes
Host cooking classes at your own home.
# 40) Get Cash Back Shopping
Enjoy shopping online? Maximize your cash back by using sites like eBates.
# 41) Beekeeping
Make money selling local honey as a beekeeper.
# 42) Operate a Bed & Breakfast
Enjoy hosting others and meeting interesting people? Make money by running your own bed and breakfast.
# 43) Travel Hacking
Make money (and save money) by researching and finding ways to maximize miles and points.
# 44) Graphic Design
Make money designing anything from infographics to Pinterest images.
# 45) Video Editing
Enjoy editing videos? Make money as a video editor.
# 46) Carpentry
Enjoy making beautiful things with wood? Make money as a carpenter.
# 47) Referee
Have a passion for a certain sport? Make money by becoming a referee.
Is there a certain subject you just can’t get enough of? Make money by starting your own podcast.
# 49) Travel Writing
Love to travel? Make money by writing about the places you’re visiting.
# 50) Yoga Instructor
Find yourself paying for yoga classes? Why not become the instructor.
# 51) Authority Website
Blogging not for you? Start an authority website–a more static website based around a single topic.
# 52) Bartending
Enjoy making cocktails for friends? Become an independent bartender and work parties and events.
# 53) Courier (Riding Bikes)
Make money riding your bike around town as a courier.
# 54) Cartoonist
Always loved reading the comics? Make money by becoming a cartoonist.
# 55) Drone Pilot
Make money flying drones as a drone photographer.
# 56) Dog Walker
Love walking dogs. Make money with sites like Rover, who link up dog walkers with potential clients.
# 57) DJ
DJ Weddings and private parties to make money.
# 58) Dog Breeder
Enjoy a house full of pets? Make money as a dog breeder.
# 59) Life Coach
Enjoy helping others solve tough problems and breakthrough to a new level? Make money as a life coach.
# 60) Work at a Non-Profit
Love helping out a cause you believe in? While you can volunteer, manu non-profits are looking for more stable part-time workers.
# 61) Secret Shopper
Love to shop? Make money as a secret or mystery shopper.
# 62) Travel Agent
Enjoying putting together travel itineraries. Make money as a travel agent.
# 63) Videographer
Love capturing a special event or even making movies? Make good money as a videographer.
# 64) Wedding Officiant
Enjoying taking part in a special occasion? Make money as a wedding officiant.
# 65) Recycling
Passionate about helping are planet. Make money from recycling.
# 66) Surf The Internet
Enjoy surfing the Internet. Swagbucks allows you to get paid every time you do a search.