Make Money From Your Hobby With These Top Tips

Hobbies come in many different forms and are as popular as ever. You might enjoy collecting comic books, painting landscapes or editing videos for example. We all have something that we are passionate about, even if we can’t do it as much as we would like to. How amazing would it be to make some money for the things we love doing? Well, it’s actually easier than you probably realise. Here are some examples of hobbies that you can easily make some money from today.


Magic tricks may seem like child’s play, but they could actually make you some decent money. You could hire out your talent to events such as birthday parties, fairs, weddings and kid’s clubs. Visit party shops, local schools and leisure centres to hand out professional looking flyers and business cards. You will also need to create a website and social media pages that can show off your abilities. These marketing ideas will drum up interest and make people want to hire you for their events. Try to stand out from other magicians by using high-quality items from Tora Magic and creating your own tricks. You will need to practise to make sure you deliver a good performance that the hosts will be happy to pay you for.

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Photography is a very versatile hobby to have and there and endless money-making opportunities to be seized from it. Think carefully about the photographs you enjoy taking. For example, if you enjoy taking pictures of wildlife and nature, you could contact nature magazines and local newspapers. They might be interested in buying your images from you and could hire you to supply more for them. Parents and pet owners will always want professional photographs of their animals and children. So if you prefer candid photos or portraits this might be more suited to you. You could ask a local dog groomer to display your work in their foyer or ask a nursery if they need any class pictures taking. Prepare a portfolio of your images online and always take examples of your work to show potential clients.

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Dress Making

Having the ability to make clothing is a fantastic skill to have. Hiring out your services as a dressmaker could make you some extra money and give you an outlet for your creativity. Wedding, prom and vintage dress shops will always need alterations and repairs services so don’t be afraid to ask. Alternatively, you could create a website and sell your own designs online or use sites such as Depop and Big Cartel. You will need to have a thorough knowledge of sewing and altering as well as keeping up to date with current trends and styles. If you have the confidence and skill set, you could also make bespoke pieces to order such as wedding dresses and suits.

So whether you have a lifelong hobby or want to start something new, there are always possibilities for making money. You may even find that you could earn more from your hobby than your job which could change your lifestyle completely.

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