Making Money Doing What you Like
The internet opened whole new opportunities to promote and sell your art, crafts, writing, offer freelance work for people who maybe would never get an opportunity at a gallery or publisher, but are talented. It also allows your work to be displayed and sold nationwide and even worldwide, so that probably someone somewhere will want to buy it.
So you never went to art college, but paints for 20 plus years and became pretty good at it. Your art is not what galleries and art critics are looking for, but you get compliments for your work. Or your work is pretty unusual and not what people usually like. But someone somewhere may like it.
Or you are a talented woodworker who makes those old-fashioned cuckoo clocks. Not many people would like them, but there are people out there who just love them, but they can't be found anymore. Or you make old-styled, let's say, Rococo little wooden boxes, painted with chinoiserie.
While you would probably never be able to sell your stuff in your area, someone somewhere would love to buy it. And the internet allows for that.
Since it can be done for very little or even for free, there is no longer the risk that your enterprise will result in nothing and youend up indebted ans unable to cover it.
You just expose your work, put it for sale, and someone might want to buy it. And then you make money, simply by having your hobbies.