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Have you ever been sitting down, doing whatever it is your hobby is and thought to yourself, ‘I wish this could make me some money?’. Well, you aren’t alone. There is a reason that freelancing and ‘side hustles’ are big business right now. When you find something that you genuinely love, it is easier to spend hours and hours on it. And they say if you love the work you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.

But what are some of the hobbies, or skills outside of work that you can make money from?


It might seem a bit strange, but blogs are prime real estate for public relations companies, SEO companies and other brands to advertise. A blog or more specifically, the writer is trusted by an audience, and because of that when they include information about products – their readers will trust their opinion and are more likely to purchase those products. You can charge high amounts when you have a higher readership – and of course, your social media platforms all to that too. You’ll need a domain name, and to build your blog – but with WordPress being so simple, it won’t take more than 5 minutes to get set up and start writing.

Match Betting

Some people love it, some people don’t really understand it. But if you pay attention to a lot of the information available about how to manage your match bets, and where to put your money – you are pretty much guaranteed to see an income from it. If you are already enjoying betting on some other things, like the SA Powerball, then the general process of betting won’t be alien to you. You basically bet on both outcomes of any wager. Because the bookie gives you a ‘bet match’ in most sign-ups, you won’t lose your cash. It’s considered very safe if general guidelines are followed.

Graphic Design

If you are reasonably artistic, the chances are that you have – on more than occasion, tried out some of the available computer software. Once you get the hang of it, you can start producing social media packages which consist of headers, display profile images and logos. Or you might be interested in creating much bigger things. These sell very well, and you can either set up (and design) your own website, or you can sell through places like Fiverr, Upwork, and Dots.


This one is more of a long-term hobby. If you can work out the best robo-investing software for you to use, you can remain pretty hands off – if you want. You can start with pretty small amounts, and then when you are more comfortable up it. In general, you should consider how comfortable you are with ‘risk’ because, of course, you can lose your money. But, if you have a mind for numbers, and love to really delve into specific markets (eco, emerging, tech), then you can see a return on your hobby cash in a few years.

There are so many more, in fact here is a bonus list to think about:

  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Credit Card Rewards
  • Surveys
  • Crafts
  • Copy Editing
  • Baking
  • Making Jewellery

If you have a skill in it, you can pretty much sell anything. Make use of your time well, and the internet tools you have available, and you’ll be on to a winner in no time at all.

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