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Top 10 Money Making Hobbies

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by Mihaela Schwartz (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and an avid traveler.
Published May 15th 2013
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Whether you are planning for a vacation abroad or buying yourself an expensive branded watch, you have to keep within your budgetary limits and either save enough money or find some way to earn that extra bit of cash. Although, the word hobby is often associated with fun-related and leisure moments, there are still some pass-time activities that not only keep you engaged, but can actually pay off well, if you are really good at them.

Here are 10 of the most lucrative hobbies:

photography lucrative hobby


If your passion happens to be clicking pictures, you can turn this hobby into a lucrative profession. After the invention of digital photography, snapping pictures has become much more exciting and comparatively simpler and easier. Professional photography can be very hectic and demanding, you can earn good cash through stock photography which is a trendy concept nowadays.


Gardening has become a new rage, due to the growing popularity of organic vegetables and fruits, even more so when they are home grown. If you have even a slight passion for gardening you may be able to generate quite a handsome amount of cash out of it. You can sell your edible extras to friends and families, maybe even your neighbours for cash or can get a license to turn your hobby into a legal business.


Although it is a new concept and only a low percentage of people are professional bloggers, still there is a number of bloggers who manage to make sufficient money out of it. Payment actually depends upon the type of blogging you do, upon the niche you pick and your knowledge of SEO.

Content Writing

If you have a flair for writing then you can turn this, into a money making hobby. There are people with an absolute passion for writing. If writing is your forte, then turn this passion into a fruitful business. The requirement for content writing is minimal, but good literary skills and basic knowledge of SEO are needed. You can express yourself and write to your heart's content, with a wide variety of topics to choose from and get paid for it.

baking lucrative hobby

Another fast and convenient way to make money is through baking. If you have taken baking courses or just like to bake delicious cakes and pastries or confectionery, you can either start from a home business or open a small bakery. It's another tasty way to earn money. You may also post your bakery items online and get orders from customers through different websites.

Arts and Crafts
There are websites such as Etsy via which fine-looking custom-made arts and crafts are sold. Your fabulous art pieces not only win appreciation, but they can also earn money. Creating exotic jewellery pieces, decoration items, handbags or quilts can become a part time job through these online venues.

Sewing is a creative art that can prove to be very profitable too. Creatively designed garments or handicrafts can be a money making machine. You can also use Etsy to sell your creatively designed pieces. People love hand assembled curtains, embroidery or blouses etc.

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Pet Sitting
Pet lovers can earn cash caring for animals. Work on building a network of pet owners and offer to pet sit for them.

It also pays well to be organised and tidy in your doings; you are likely to work as a virtual assistant or organiser. It can be adopted as a profession, to organise stuff and information and get paid for it too. You may find it odd, but many busy people hire someone to come to their house/office once in a while and tidy up things for them.

Playing an Instrument
If you like playing a musical instrument and you are good at it, then you may become an amateur musician and perform in bars, restaurants, at private parties or other types of events.
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