How to turn your hobbies into income and how to make money from a hobby

Are you looking for ways to increase your income, but don’t want a traditional full-time job? More and more people are turning to side businesses or freelance jobs as an extra source of revenue. Find out how to make money from a hobby in this blog post.

One great way to earn a supplemental income is by monetizing your hobbies. It’s surprisingly simple to turn the things that you enjoy doing into a profitable venture – all it takes is a willingness to put in the work!  Let’s find out how you can make money from your hobby. 

In this blog post, we’ll discuss how you can use your passions and talents to become your own boss and start earning supplemental income.

Don’t wait any longer – let’s get started on transforming what was once just a hobby into a money-making side business! 

Pottery, how to make money from a hobby

Hobbies & Activities That You Can Make Money From

Hobbies are activities that you enjoy doing, but you are also gaining new skills and knowledge. Even if you don’t think you have any hobbies to speak of, it is worth the time to do some self-reflection and consider all the activities you may engage in.  

Something as simple as journaling can be turned into a side hustle. Think about designing your own journal, one specifically tailored to your needs, and selling it on Etsy or Amazon! In the process of crafting a product for others, you will be honing your creativity, problem-solving skills, and even marketing skills.  

Sewing, how to make money from a hobby

Let’s see what we can turn into a side hustle. 

  • If you enjoy cooking you could write a cookbook, or sell digital products pertaining to cooking (i.e.: substitution charts, conversion charts for temps & measurements).  
  • If you play an instrument, you could make a video course to sell “Beginners Course for Playing the Guitar”.  
  • With a paper planner side hustle, you could make and sell stickers, sell digital planners for the new year, trip planners, or even a business planner. 
  • Do you sew,  crochet or knit? If you design your own patterns, you could sell them, make and sell your products, or set up a membership club to share your knowledge. 
  • If you design your own wood projects (cedar chests, wall hangings, Christmas decorations) you could sell the patterns online, or even the products themselves. 
  • Are you the go-to person for party planning for your friends and family get-togethers?  Use those skills to sell a digital party planner, write an awesome party food cookbook, or design & sell invitations. 

These are just some ideas – feel free to brainstorm more options according to your unique talents and interests! 

You have just taken the first step towards making money from your hobby.

Tools & Resources For Turning Your Hobby Into A Money Making Business

Are you scratching your head wondering how in the world I accomplish this? You have the skills to learn to use a few tools that will help turn your hobby into supplemental income. 

  • Canva: Canva is a popular graphic design platform where you can create stunning designs for various purposes such as social media, sales pages, flyers, and more. The platform offers a wide range of templates, fonts, images, and other design elements. Canva’s user-friendly interface makes it easy for beginners to use the platform without any prior design experience. There is a FREE version available as well as a paid membership.
  •  Etsy: Etsy is an online marketplace that specializes in unique and handmade items. It connects millions of buyers and sellers from all over the world, providing a platform for artists, crafters, and creators to sell their wares. From digital products to handcrafted jewelry to personalized gifts, Etsy offers a wide range of products that are often one-of-a-kind or made in small batches. Find out how to sell on Etsy here.

  • Amazon: Selling items on Amazon can be a great way to reach a large audience and make money from your hobby. The process is relatively simple: create an Amazon seller account, list your products, set your prices, and ship the items when they sell. Amazon takes care of the payment processing and customer service, making it easy for you to focus on fulfilling orders. It’s important to do research on pricing and competition in order to maximize profits, but with the right marketing strategy and effort, selling on Amazon can be a profitable venture.

Final Thoughts On How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Money-Making Side Hustle

You can get more inspiration over on my podcast How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Side Business (Or Supplemental Income).

For more remote work ideas head over to Top Remote Freelance Jobs

Ready to get started? What hobby are you going to turn into a side hustle? Leave a comment below!

Good luck finding fulfilling new ways to make money from the activities and hobbies you love!