According to Statista, a German company specialising in market and consumer data, as of April 2022, there were 5 billion internet users across the globe. That number roughly equates to 63 percent of the global population. As one of the vibrant emerging markets, Southeast Asia alone is home to 400 million internet users as of the 1st Quarter of 2022.
What this means for hobbyists, even in ultra-niche market segments, is an opportunity to convert interests into cash cows.
In this article, we share 5 types of hobbies that make money online.
1) Creative Arts Hobbies
There’s no limit to the demand for creative expression: small businesses want to stand out from their competitors, big corporations are constantly reinventing themselves to appeal to different customer segments, your everyday individual might be looking for a way to showcase their unique personality through a wedding invitation, a personalised t-shirt or a birthday photo album.
If you happen to pursue one of the creative arts as a hobby, your skills can set the stage for a lucrative side income or a full-time business.
Consider making money online with these creative hobbies:
2) Domestic Hobbies
Humans are a complex species. Each of us is unique in different ways, which is little wonder that some of us find our pleasures in rather unexpected ways; pleasures such as gardening, sewing, pet walking, cooking, car detailing, house painting and more. All of these have a market and could turn into lucrative sources of income with the right platform and right product or service description.
Examples of domestic hobbies that make money online include:
3) Styling Hobbies
Under ordinary situations, we would have parked styling hobbies under the creative arts. However, the nuances behind styling hobbies call for a separate section. These hobbies (generally but not always) emphasise aesthetic taste rather than creative ability. To elaborate, consider how the individual people always compliment on how well-put their outfit is. Many people would be willing to pay a pretty penny to have someone with such taste look over the wardrobes and suggest ways in which they can transform potentially drab outfits into stunning ensembles.
Some of the hobbies that fall under this umbrella include
So if you have an affinity with this category, consider creating a listing within Carousell. You might be surprised at the interest you generate.
4) DIY Hobbies
There’s little surprise that there’s a sense of satisfaction that comes from building something with your own hands, watching it come to life in unique and interesting ways. What is also not surprising is that many people enjoy adorning their homes and workplaces with unique and interesting crafts to give colour to their environments or to showcase their unique taste.
So if you are one of the few with a passion for making things with your hands there’s an opportunity at hand to make money online.
Examples of DIY hobbies that make money online include:
There are many reasons to consider making money online; it could be out of a need to supplement your income, perhaps life as an entrepreneur calls to you strongly or maybe it’s the sheer creative freedom. Regardless, almost any hobby can be turned into a potential source of revenue, and the key lies in how and where you present yourself. Start your money-making journey by opening an account with Carousell free of charge. Be sure to check our tips on how you can make your listing a success, or what you can do to stand out from the crowd.