8 Ways to Monetize Your Hobbies

8 Ways to Monetize Your Hobbies

  • 15/08/2020

The outbreak of Covid-19 forced lockdown all over the country, which suddenly gave many of us a lot of time on our hands and a lot of energy with nowhere to focus on. Those who are using the downtime to indulge themselves in their favourite hobbies, would be wondering if there's any way out to squeeze some extra money out of their hobby.

Well, with the wonders of the digitalization, there are plenty of opportunities to monetize your favourite pastimes. Best of all – you can do all of these from the comfort of your own home.

  1. You’re an Unstoppable Talker

Is everyone always trying to get you to shut up? Well, they don’t call it 'the gift of the gab.' Take that gift all the way to the bank, while never leaving your home.

Here are two ways you can talk your way and get extra income:

  • Start a podcast

Yes, these days business world has exploded in the past few years, but there are still plenty of opportunities in the market for those with an opinion and a mic.

You’re your own boss and have the potential to create a big fan following. You can accept contributions through platforms or run ads. Here you can find podcasting websites.

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  • Do telephone canvassing

Companies, political parties and other business organizations always want to know what people think about them. If you’re happy in conversation with anyone, telephone canvassing might just be for you.

All you need is just your computer and survey information. And you can Cash in while having a chat.


  1. You’re a Great Gamer

That’s Correct. You can actually earn while playing video games. It might sound like childhood dreams, but sitting on your couch and having fun can actually earn you bread and butter.

Here are a couple of ways to monetize your gaming:

  • Live stream

Platforms like Twitch allow you to share your games with the world and make an earning from viewers. You might feel to invest in some better equipment, but we suggest you can always start with what you have.

Don’t worry even if you’re not the best gamer out there. As some of the most popular game streamers out there get by on their funny reactions and sense of humour to their successes and failures.

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  • Game tester

Yes, it’s genuine. Video game developers are always in search for avid gamers who are interested in trying their latest product and offer feedback.

Not only will you have the amazing opportunity to play games that aren’t on the market yet, but you’ll also be contributing to make new games even better.


  1. You’re an Avid Reader

You might have thought that letting the hours drift by with a good book could not be valuable to anyone, but you are wrong. A love of literature and a decent set of eyes can get you some extra penny.

Here are a few ways you can make that happen.

  • Read stories for children

In this busy world, you can easily discover that there are a ton of young children stuck at home with working parents. We understand that you can’t provide childcare, but you can surely entertain those kids.

Reading storybooks either by video chat or monetize videos on sites like YouTube, is a great way to earn. You will be showered with love by grateful parents.


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  • Create audio-books

Everyone love audiobooks. Whether while doing housework or having trouble seeing, there’s always a demand for books read aloud. This is your opportunity.

You can record books either to order. Be sure to use decent recording equipment. Last but not the least make sure you have permission to publish.


  1. You’re a style genius

Do you spend hours in front of the mirror and know your brands well from Gucci to Nike? Turn your love of fashion into hard cash by selling your style expertise.

Here’s how to make it happen.

  • Giving personalized style tips

Some people just need tips and advice on what to wear, and if they can pay you money, you can tell them. Giving one-on-one style advice to monetize your knowledge is the perfect way.

Just advertise your services online, perhaps through MillionCenters website and get customers and learners to join you. You can advise what’s working, what’s not, and how they can improve their look.

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  • Making tutorial videos

These days YouTube fashion tutorials aren’t just for 14-year-old girls, they’re big business. With a camera along with some makeup and accessories, you can meet the world from your home itself.

Just see to it you have a decent camera and consider investing in a ring light. Here you can earn from ads on your videos and promoting products.


  1. You’re a gifted artist

You may doubt your artistic abilities, but you will be amazed to see the demand for people who can draw well.

You can turn this into money if you:

  • Sell prints

If you have a distinct style which people are going to love on their wall? Consider selling your work as art for people.

You can either mail finished prints or sell PDFs over the internet. This is a simple way to enjoy your work and earn cash at the same time.


  • Work with web designers

You may have not realized this, but there’s always a need of artistic skills when it comes to creating a website. You can make decent money, and have your work displayed across the web.

To attract business, you can create a portfolio and send a link to potential employers. It’s worth investing in some decent software if you’re serious about this.


  1. You’re a talented writer

You can be the next Shakespeare. Well, you can be one by monetizing your writing online.


There are tons of ways you can write for a living, here are just a couple:

  • Start a blog

Everyone has one or more topic about which they can say a lot about and you can turn that interest into livelihood. Starting a blog on a topic close to your heart will easily connect you to likeminded people.

You can start a blog on Millioncenters for free. From running ads to affiliate marketing, having engaged traffic is easy to go.


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  • Do proofreading

You don’t have to be a great writer to seek mistakes. If you’ve got little patience, proofreading is a great little side hustle.

You can either work as a freelancer or as part of a company and could be reading anything from book manuscripts to academic papers. It’s also fun way to read things before they’re published.


  1. You’re multilingual

Since you’re reading this, we know you understand English. If you can team it with one or more other languages, you’re halfway to becoming a translator.

There’s a couple of ways your love for languages can come in handy while working from home:

  • Translate documents

Organisations always need translation work done. Whether it’s opening a branch in new market or make sure their brand is understood everywhere, translation is essential.

If you’re translating documents, the thumb rule that prevails is you should translate from other languages into your mother tongue. The more languages you know, the more you can earn.

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  • Translate via video

There is a very big market for translators for spoken languages. During a meeting of two people without a common language, they might employ your services to help understand each other.

This kind of translation is a different level of skill, as you will have to listen carefully and think. Be sure you understand both languages intimately, as you’ll need to translate both ways.


  1. You’re a master musician

You would have spent hours in learning an instrument and now you’re just sitting at home playing to yourself. Luckily, you don’t need a street corner or concert hall to turn on notes.

Yes, the bedroom producer is a bit of a strange, but making music for use in commercials, films and other media can be great money earner. Though, you do need the right gear.

Alternatively, you can charge other musicians for input and collaboration or to produce the tracks they already have in the pipeline.


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  • Offer lessons

Kids and adults alike dream of being able to play a guitar or dazzle over the piano. There’s an untapped market of students sitting at home hoping to learn how to play.

Music lessons are surprisingly easy to conduct via video call. What’s more, you’ll be saving on the travel and rehearsal space rental other music teachers are saddled with.

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