47 Money Making Hobbies That Could Become a Full-Time Business

In the age of the internet, it’s never been easier for people to make money from their hobbies, or for a hobby to turn into a business.

On this page, you’ll find a list of hobbies that have the potential to earn you money and become a life-changing business. The beauty of these hobbies is that they typically don’t cost a lot of money to start, and you can still do your day job while you grow your hobby into a business (assuming you’d like to do that, of course).


  • Start a website or blog
  • Build websites for other people
  • Start a YouTube channel
  • Surf the internet
  • Become an online influencer
  • Become a Twitch streamer
  • Start an Amazon FBA business
  • Start a podcast
  • Create online courses
  • Create educational classes for Udemy
  • Social media
  • Online surveys


  • Start an online shop
  • Open a pop-up shop or market stall
  • Sell stuff at car boot sales
  • Sell stuff on eBay
  • Flip furniture
  • Open an Etsy shop
  • Buy goods from an auction to resell anywhere
  • Become a mystery shopper


  • Become a gamer
  • Become a video game tester
  • Deal in old consoles, gear and collectibles


  • Draw portraits or caricatures of your friends
  • Draw pets and animals
  • Draw cartoons
  • Freelance writing
  • Photography
  • Fiction writing
  • Novel writing
  • Design t-shirts
  • Design clothing
  • Interior design
  • Make music
  • Upcycle anything (clothes, furniture, household items)


  • Teach people a skill you have
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Consulting
  • Host a question and answer session
  • Public speaking
  • Event speaker


  • Offer catering services (personal or group)
  • Bake celebration cakes
  • Start a food truck
  • Teach people how to cook


  • Become a sports commentator
  • Buy and sell sports memorabilia

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