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6 hobbies that pay

Money 11 months ago

With the stresses of work and family life, we all need a hobby to help us relax at the end of a long day. But some could be more valuable than others, with people willing to part with their hard earned cash to learn the tricks of the trade or for the finished article. Here are some of our favourites.

1. Playing an instrument
For the musically gifted, playing an instrument is a great way of expressing yourself and unwinding after a long day. But it can also earn you big bucks, particularly with many parents willing and able to pay good money to get their child private lessons.

2. Photography
Selling your work to stock imagery sites can be a fairly painless and financially rewarding experience. Plus, the better you get and the more you get to know what people are looking for, the more money you’ll make.

3. Petcare
If you love animals, give people the gift of freedom by offering to tend to their pets while they’re away. Alternatively, if you’re at home during regular working hours, people pay good money to have someone come round to look after their pets while they’re out at work.

4. Gardening
If you love getting out in the fresh air planting, potting and preening, you could help out those less able and make a little money too by offering your services, particularly in summer.

5. Fitness classes
If keeping fit and healthy is fun for you, why not spread the ‘joy’ by holding fitness classes for just a fraction of the cost of a gym or health club? Get all of your friends involved and suddenly you’ve got a social life that pays.

6. Baking
If, after a long day, you love nothing more than an evening in the kitchen, people are always willing to pay for a show stopping birthday cake or a unique wedding cake. Just make sure you’re charging enough to cover the cost of the ingredients.

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Hitachi Hints and Tips is intended to be informative and interesting. It does not constitute financial advice, and you should always do further research when making any financial decisions. All information was correct at date of publication.

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