How to make money from your hobby


We all know what a hobby is but its always good to start with basics 🙂

What is a hobby :

Past definition (which doesn’t hold true in today’s world )

Activity is done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure.

The New Definition of 2021

Activity is done regularly for pleasure and also make a living from it.

What are some examples of Hobbies:

Anything you love to do at almost any time of the day is a hobby. Let’s list some of the hobbies which we all have experienced or have observed or at least read about it.

There are broad categories of hobbies like Arts and Music, Home and gardening, Pets and many more.

Some of the common hobbies are acting, dancing, drawing, playing the drums, painting, playing the guitar, Performing arts, Photography, Singing, Writing, gardening, a passion for having pets at home like dogs, cats, fishes, etc.

Why are hobbies important?

A lot of emphases must be on the importance of having a hobby and its impact on an individual’s life.

Having a hobby that keeps you engaged is important. A hobby enriches your life, keeps you entertained, brings you joy. A hobby gives you something to break the monotony of everyday life.

Hobbies bring a positive impact on an individual’s emotional, physical health, and well-being.

For children, it’s easy to pick up a new hobby as their young minds remain curious about everything.

Kids try a new sport, dabble with music, learn an instrument, give writing a shot, and try everything they love.

As we grow older, but, things begin to change. Real-life and responsibilities take over,

individuals pick only things which can add up to the earnings in the bank account. The hobbies take a back seat.

Importance of having a hobby is always critical.

Can you earn money from a hobby?

You know how the saying goes

Do what you love, and you will never have to work a single day in your life.

The way you make a living should reflect who you are as an individual.

A decade before, making money from a hobby was not possible, but today if you are not taking a step in this direction, you are losing a huge opportunity.

So, there has been no better time than today to turn a hobby or passion into a side hustle first and then into a full-time career and your living.

We are living through a golden digital era where you can turn your hobby into a fruitful business in a few clicks.

Yes, the internet paved the way to start your online hobby school without any permission from government agencies.

How to make money from your hobby online

What e-commerce was in 2000, Knowledge commerce is today.

Knowledge commerce is all about transferring your knowledge into a digital product online.

There are many ways in which you can transform your hobby into an online business without spending any money. Here are some easy ways to get you started-


Make money

Social Media is today a significant part of everyone’s lives and using it to your advantage is of utmost importance.

Use platforms like Facebook and Instagram to grow your community and educate people about the hobby.

Build small educational videos and put them on YouTube to tap into a new community.

Start writing one blog a week related to your hobby, and share content on the social platforms you have access to.                                                                

Remember, do not worry about tracking the performance of the content. Just keep pouring your heart out and you will see it growing big in no time 🙂

Go Online with Videos

Do start thinking on the lines of sharing knowledge of your hobby online to some of the people whom you might have connected on social media, your neighbours, your relatives, your colleagues, your school friends, etc.                                                                                      

Putting yourself on to a video can be a little bit of a bigger task if you are video shy but in today’s world with so much video calling we do, building videos have become very much our day-to-day activity.

Don’t worry about how someone will judge you. The world out there is very beautiful. Your audience will tell you what they like and what more they would love to hear from you. 

Build Self Learning Courses which anyone can buy and take online

Do you know, Videos earn more than text.

Start preparing 5 minutes videos for your audience and structure them into small courses.

Start with basic courses like ‘Gardening 101’, and then branch out to more advanced courses like ‘Growing plants for indoor spaces’ or ‘Tips for getting started with terrace gardening’.

Honestly, there is no limit to how far you can go with creating courses and teaching online a thriving community you build over time with your expertise. It is key to share your knowledge and work toward setting up systems that will help you do it with ease.                                                    

The math is very simple !! Let’s say you are putting out your course for $99 and you have 100 people buying your course every month by end of 12 months, you have successfully built a business that can generate $10000 a month 🙂

How can you build your online course?

FreshLearn is an online platform where you can create your own digital front in no time! In a few clicks,  you can start setting up online courses that help you get started on your journey of making money from your hobby


A no-code platform to create and sell courses as your own online digital storefront. Yes you read it right

More than 4000 creators have earned more than USD 4 million by creating and selling courses. Start small as a side hustle, and then increase the scale of courses offered by you.

Keep in mind that this is a continuous process and something you will have to work at, to grow your community.

It has never been easier to start a side hustle and transform it into a successful online hobby school and make your living by doing what you love

FreshLearn lets you transform your knowledge into an online school. Start creating your online courses and launch your online academy in less than 60 mins.


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Rahul Mehta

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