6 hobbies that pay

Money 2017-1-26

We all need a hobby to help us relax at the end of a long day, so why not make money at the same time? Here are some of our favourite ways to make money by doing what you love.

Playing an instrument

For the musically gifted, playing an instrument is a great way of unwinding after a long day. And it can earn you big bucks at the same time, with many parents willing and able to pay good money for their children to have private lessons.


Selling your photography to stock imagery sites like Shutterstock, iStock and Flickr is a quick and easy way to make money if you’re gifted behind the camera. The more you get to know exactly what is it people look for from these sites, the more money you’ll make.

Pet care 

If you are an animal lover, why not offer your pet care services for people when they are not around? If you’re at home during regular working hours, people are willing to pay good money to have someone to look after their pets while they’re at work.


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. Or if you like growing fruit and vegetables, sell your produce to local farmers markets or your neighbours.


People are always willing to pay for a show stopping birthday cake or a unique wedding cake. As long as you make sure you charge more than enough to cover the cost ingredients, you could be making a good profit.

Arts and crafts

If you are a DIY fan, why not showcase your skills on places like Pinterest? People are always looking for quirky homemade goods at a bargain price. Sell anything from shelving units and picnic benches to decorative items such as candle holders. 

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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