20 Hobbies that Make Money  &  Ways to Monetize the Rest of Them!

Making money from your hobby is awesome! But, don't pick a hobby just because it might make you money someday. 

Focus on finding a hobby that you love first. That will prevent the hobby from becoming just another job.   

However, there are plenty of great hobbies that you might enjoy that easily lend themselves to monetization. Give these hobbies a try and see what you like!

Painting is a fantastic creative outlet, and a great hobby to turn into a side hustle. Many people sell their artwork on Etsy and eBay


If you create any type of craft as a hobby, you should definitely look into trying to sell it on Etsy.  Here are a few great examples of hobby crafts: Knitting woodworking


Another easy type of hobby to monetize is anything that is digital. Are you into graphic design? Video or podcast editing? Building websites? There is a huge market for those types of hobbies online.

Digital Arts 

While talking about digital arts, it’s important to talk separately about graphic design  It’s a fairly easy way to make money from a graphic design hobby.

Graphic Design 

There are a lot of ways that you can monetize a photography hobby. The easiest place to start is selling your photos online.