6 hobbies with the potential to make money either part-time or full-time

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Can I first ask you a question?

How fun would it be if you can be doing what you love and still make money from it?

Hobbies are one of the things that make up a human being.

These are things that you enjoy doing at any time and any day without anyone forcing you.

Your hobbies are something everyone is interested in and it is needed to complete your CV so your employers can get to know you better.

No matter what your hobbies are whether you love to play ball, read books, write and so on you can channel it to a profitable venture.

The chances of a person having more than one hobby are high and though not all of your hobbies can generate money for you but most can add extra cash to your purse.

When it comes to profiting from your hobbies, most people do not know how to channel it or grow it to start generating money for them.

Majority of the celebrities we have out there both locally and internationally from musicians, actors, footballers and so on have been able to turn their hobbies into a money-making machine.

For me, one of my hobbies is to write and since blogging gives me the opportunity to do research and write contents regularly and still make money I focus the majority of my time doing it.

In this article, I will be listing the different hobbies people out there are using to make money and you also can do the same.

Get Paid To Help People Become Fit

There are lots of people out there that fitness is what they have passion for and if you are among those set of people, you can start making money from it.

Believe me, there are people out there mostly women who are looking to get in shape and your job will be to help them achieve their goals.

As a fitness enthusiast, you can become a personal trainer and open a gym where people can register.

To become a certified personal training, you can take some few online courses.

As a personal trainer, you are not limited to only opening a gym where people can come but you can also get an online presence where you can reach more people by videoing your different training sections and posting it on YouTube and other social media platforms.  

While using online, you can make money from Advertisements on YouTube and referring fitness products to people and earn an affiliate commission.

Get Paid To Travel

If one of your hobbies is to travel then you can as well travel and make money.

The best way to go about it is to show off the cities and towns you visit.

In Nigeria for example, there are some cities and towns that most people want to visit but due to work and other activities, they have not been able to travel there.

But they still want to know about that place.

For me one of the places I would love to visit but have not had the chance to go is Jos and I am sure that there are lots of people just like me.

Now if your hobby is to travel and you are privileged to visit Jos, you can start a blog or a YouTube channel where you show people images or video clips of different places you visited  (just like tourist attraction).

You can show them different hotels they can lounge and the different places they can visit in Jos or any other state in Nigeria.   

There are lots of people that make lots of money on YouTube just by showing off the different places they have visited and have also turned it into a full-time income stream.

Playing Instruments

If your hobby is to play the different instruments be it piano, sax, guitar, drum and the rest you can start making money from it.

Well, we all know that the majority of people that make money from playing instruments are those that play in churches and events which is good but there are other ways you can make money from your hobby.

As a person that knows how to play any of the instruments, you can start a personal class where you teach people how to play and they pay you for your service.

You can also turn it into a series such as a course that you can sell on sites like udemy and Amazon.

YouTube is also a great place for teaching people how to play instruments and also make money from advertisements and affiliate commission.

Playing Games

This is probably the first hobby of every young male child and can generate lots of money.

Going through YouTube one day, I came across a guy called “Ninja” who makes over $1,000,000 just playing Fortnite and other games on YouTube and Twitch.

This is a hobby he picked up from early age and has turned it into a full-time income with companies like (Red Bull) sponsoring him.

There are so many just like him out there and you too can be among them.

If playing video games is your hobby, you can start making-money from it by videoing yourself playing different games and posting it on YouTube and do a live stream on Twitch.

Though am not a game freak anymore but since I have seen people making money just by playing games I decided to add it to the list.

With a YouTube channel, you can teach people different tips and tricks on the various games you play so as to help others playing the same game.


There are people out there that their passion is fashion.

When it comes to fashion, they know how to mix colours and fabrics that always makes them look stylish.    

If this is you, you can turn your hobby for fashion into a money making machine.

Since fashion is something nobody can do without both male and female and even children you can become a personal stylist for people or top fashion shows and magazines.

One of the ways most people that are into fashion make money is to start a blog or YouTube channel where they teach people how to style their wardrobes and look fashionable. 

Get Paid To Write

As a writer the opportunity to make money is endless.

Blogging is one of the ways you can make money as a writer.

If you love to write and have other hobbies such as fashion, you can start a fashion blog and make money from it.

Though the thing about blogging is that it takes time before you start making reasonable amount from it but as you keep writing and increasing your reader base you can be sure to start making good money from your blog.

Another great way to make money as a write is to become a freelancer.

As a freelancer, you get to write for others while they pay you for your services.

There are top websites out there that pay freelancers up to $500 per article but you have to be an expert to get to that level.

But if you are just starting out, using Fiverr, Upwork and the rest is not a bad idea.

On Fiverr, which is where I started my writing journey you can write an article for $5 to $20 which if you are able to get consistent jobs you can be making some money on the side.

There are other hobbies that even pay much better than the ones I have listed so I advise you think outside these lists.

You can either make money from your hobbies part-time or full-time.

Do let us know what you think about this article and you can add yours in the comment section.  

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