What hobbies can you turn into a business 

person holding stainless steel round tray with foodIf you’ve got a passion, or obsession, that could potentially bring you in money each month, why would you not want to at least give it a try? Over the past couple of years, turning your hobby into a business has become increasingly popular, with many either using this as an additional source of income or even a full-time career.

Whether you have something in mind or need some inspiration, here are some of the top hobbies out there that you could quickly transform into a business.


Do you love cooking up a storm in the kitchen? Why not offer your skills out to people in your local area. Whether you provide meals on wheels to the local community or even in-house catering services for those wanting to throw a party, there are so many ways that you can transform your love for cooking into a viable business and all it takes is a little investment into good quality utensils and appliances that will ultimately make your job easier.


If you’re a dab hand at DIY, it may be worth exploring whether there is a demand for handymen/women in your local area. Not everyone is good at or has time for DIY, and with many people now working from home, it’s likely they’ll have plenty of jobs that need doing around the house that they’ve seen while typing away or sat on zoom calls.


Woodworking is a whole other ballgame. Whether you enjoy creating built in furniture or are skilled at creating bespoke panelling, there has been an increase in demand for those with woodworking skills. You may already have everything you need to start your business or you may need to invest in some additional bits of kit such as vices or chisels; no matter what your niche is, it’s worth exploring whether you can turn your creative hobby into a business.


If you’ve been complemented on your work in the past or love taking photographs of your friends and family, photography is a great hobby to earn money from. Whether you decide to do it alongside your full-time career or start your own business straight away, all you need is your camera, a couple of lenses and some willing subjects to build up your portfolio!


The world of writing can open up so many avenues. From technical writing, advertising, copy writing and even writing fiction, the opportunities for freelance writers online are plenty. If you’re a subject-matter expert in areas such as law, science, technology or finance, you’re likely to get paid more for your work too! So, if you want to make some serious money, why not consider becoming a freelance writer?

With so many different avenues to explore, it can be difficult to know where to start. As long as you love what you’re doing and are passionate about it, it can be easier than you think to turn your hobby into a business.


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