Have you ever turned a hobby into a money-spinner?

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  1. innerspin profile image91
    innerspinposted 5 years ago

    Have you ever turned a hobby into a money-spinner?

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    Old Poolmanposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I have always enjoyed taking things apart, fixing them, and putting them back together.  I started a Swimming Pool Service and Repair company that served me well for over 20 years.  If you like what you are doing, it doesn't really seem like work.

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      An ideal job for you by the sound of it. Thanks for replying.

  3. Gina145 profile image83
    Gina145posted 5 years ago

    I have made some money by selling my photos on Microstock sites like Shutterstock and Dreamstime.  So far I haven't been committed enough to make a living out of my photos, but I hope that one day I will be able to combine my various hobbies into a real money-spinner.

  4. artist101 profile image69
    artist101posted 5 years ago

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    Yes I have. Among them are my love of art, sculpting, and murals. Many commisions for potraits, and murals. As well as sign painting for companies.
    Holistic medicine, helping people, and my pharmacy backround.
    My love of a good deal, and saving money, and of course shopping. What girl doesn't like to shop? Food and entertainment. Paula Deen reminds me of an Aunt, that passed away. Always looking for ways to save time, and money in the kitchen.

  5. grand old lady profile image84
    grand old ladyposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I have been writing for some 30 years professionally in my country. It was a college hobby and a way to earn a little money then. Now, I do online writing and have some clients. I also do pr and marketing.

  6. austinhealy profile image72
    austinhealyposted 5 years ago

    I have worked in the financial industry for twenty years and hated every minute of it. My hobby at the time was already restoring British sportscars of the 50s and 60s. While still working my regular job, I started a small business of buying and selling parts for such cars, after I started looking for parts for my own car. I realised there was a niche in the market and I grabbed the opportunity. Shortly after, I took a year sabbatical leave from my employer and never went back. Even though I was making a little less money at the time, my life was improved beyond belief and I have been self employed ever since. I would do it all over again, only earlier.

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Fabulous. I love classic cars, must be great to be involved in restoration.

  7. Ronna Pennington profile image82
    Ronna Penningtonposted 5 years ago

    Yes. I set out with the idea that I'd develop my own novelty crafts and do a little machine embroidery on the side. The machine embroidery took over, though, and gave me no time for the creative work I wanted to do. So, I turned my embroidery hobby into money almost accidentally.

  8. Thelma Alberts profile image89
    Thelma Albertsposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I do. Through baking cakes. My specialty is the Schwarzwälderkirschtorte (original Black Forest Cake, a German recipe) and cupcakes. It´s still a hobby for me as I don´t have a shop and I do it only through orders.

 
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