Everyone needs at least one hobby – especially if you’re a parent! You need something in your life to just provide a break from all the buzz and stress that’s constantly following you around. A hobby does just that, and it can also provide some financial benefits along with the stress relief!

As you can guess from the title, today will be all about making money from your hobbies. Here are a few cheeky ideas that can give your finances a little boost:


Knitting sounds like the type of hobby you develop an interest in when you’re a granny, but it’s genuinely one of the most wholesome things you can do in your spare time. It could be tricky at first, but there’s so much fun involved in the challenge of trying to knit things. Plus, you can make different clothing items or other knitted goods, then sell them online on sites like Etsy. People love handmade knitted gloves, scarves, jumpers – and so on, particularly in the months leading up to Christmas as they’re great present ideas! Speaking of which, this is a brilliant way to save money during the holiday season as you can give relatives and friends some knitted items, which means you don’t have to splash the cash on presents!

Treasure Hunting

Treasure hunting is a peaceful hobby as you can go on long walks in some really nice places, which is perfect for stress relief. But, if you arm yourself with the best metal detector, you can turn this hobby into a pretty impressive money-making idea. Obviously, the aim is to try and find unique relics or treasures, which you can then sell for cash – or possibly even hold onto until they’re worth more. It may surprise you how much you can find, and it’s also a great excuse to just get outdoors and see new places. If you want, you can get your kids involved to make it more of a family activity as well!

Playing An Instrument

Playing a musical instrument is definitely hard, but it’s such a beautiful hobby to try. For one, it can be really good at melting away your stress and getting you to drift off into a harmonious land. Secondly, it’s a great way of training your brain and developing different skills to serve you well in all aspects of life. But, along with this, it can also open up a few money-making opportunities. Start looking for places that need live performers – like hotels or churches – and you could be paid to play. It could only be for an hour or so, and the money is usually decent. Or, if you’re good enough, start teaching other people how to play your instrument and get money that way. Lastly, there are sites like Fiverr where you can offer your musical services to whoever needs them. People will pay for you to play a certain tune or come up with a jingle for them to use. The bottom line is; there are loads of ways to make money from this hobby!

If you’re keen to earn a little bit of extra money on the side – without having to commit to a full-time job – then consider these three hobbies. There are others out there, but these are the best examples of how you can use a hobby to get some extra cash!

Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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