25 Hobbies You Can Turn Into A Business In 2021

25 Hobbies You Can Turn Into A Business In 2021

If you are looking for business ideas using your hobbies to begin your path to entrepreneurship, you are in the right place.

With starting a business using your hobbies, there are plenty of opportunities that can help you follow your dreams and build a successful career. 

In this post, you will discover profitable business ideas, perfect for those who want to have a flexible job, capable of multiplying the average income, while becoming your own boss.

Check out the full list below to help you find your next idea!

Here they are:



1. Start a painting business

Examples of a successful painting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a painting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a painting business ➜

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2. Start a jewelry making business ($3.79M/year)

Examples of a successful jewelry making business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a jewelry making business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a jewelry making business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Lindsay Ann Gottschall and Courtney Joy Bleier's story on creating Ann + Joy a read:

Hello there! We are Lindsay Ann Gottschall and Courtney Joy Bleier, two sisters from Miami who started Ann + Joy. We make handmade real flower and resin jewelry and sell online and in stores around the world. We take pride in being one of the first companies to make real flower jewelry. During our first year of business, we blossomed almost immediately into a very successful Etsy shop. Etsy was constantly featuring our products on its website and in promotional emails. We are proud to say that since starting in early 2017 we have had over 5,000 sales online.

For all the readers, we are providing a 20% off coupon to our Etsy shop. Use code: STARTERSTORY at checkout!

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Lindsay Ann Gottschall and Courtney Joy Bleier, on starting Ann + Joy ($4,000/month) full story ➜

3. Become a referee

Examples of a successful referee:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a referee:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a referee ➜

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4. Start a crafts business

Examples of a successful crafts business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a crafts business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a crafts business ➜

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5. Start a comedy club

Examples of a successful comedy club:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a comedy club:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a comedy club ➜

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6. Start a surveying business

Examples of a successful surveying business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a surveying business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a surveying business ➜

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7. Start a pet grooming business

Examples of a successful pet grooming business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a pet grooming business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pet grooming business ➜

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8. Become a proofreader ($24K/year)

Examples of a successful proofreader:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a proofreader:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a proofreader ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Lenny Bron's story on creating The Blog Proofreader a read:

Hi, my name is Lenny Bron, and I am The Blog Proofreader. I’m the annoying grammar police person you’ve always been tired of hearing from every time you use an ellipses incorrectly in a Facebook post you wrote 3 years ago.

I’ve been able to build my business from scratch to consistently make ~$2,000 per month with zero experience in the field, no expenses, and barely any upfront costs.

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Lenny Bron, on starting The Blog Proofreader ($2,000/month) full story ➜

9. Start a photography business ($488K/year)

Examples of a successful photography business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a photography business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a photography business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Kyle Nelson's story on creating Results Imagery a read:

Hello, we are Kyle Nelson and Eli Libby; Co-Founders of Results Imagery. We started product photography, video production, and media consultancy agency.

We help our clients create conversion-centric media (photos and videos), then help them monetize them through the correct distribution channels such as product listings, digital advertising, social media campaigns, and print advertising. Photography includes products on white eCommerce photography and lifestyle product photography. Our video production includes lifestyle product videos, stop-motion videos and brand documentaries/about us videos. Our monthly revenue is currently $45,000 a month.

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Kyle Nelson, on starting Results Imagery ($110,000/month) full story ➜

10. Start an antique business ($162K/year)

Examples of a successful antique business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a antique business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an antique business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Tim Showalter's story on creating Hoosierboy Restorations LLC a read:

In 2013 I decided to start a company where I would restore antiques and antique toys. After 25 years of working in education and information technologies, I decided to cash out my 401K savings to start Hoosierboy Restorations. I began in my mother's garage and quickly began receiving projects to restore. I quickly outgrew the small 2 car garage and expanded my operations to my present 2200 sq.ft. facility.

7 years later, we have restored hundreds of projects. Everything from 100-year-old toys, to historical furniture, to a T-33 Airforce jet ejection seat.

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Tim Showalter, on starting Hoosierboy Restorations LLC ($15,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start a graphic designing business

Examples of a successful graphic designing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a graphic designing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a graphic designing business ➜

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12. Start a photo editing business

Examples of a successful photo editing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a photo editing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a photo editing business ➜

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13. Start a DIY business ($848K/year)

Examples of a successful DIY business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a DIY business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a DIY business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Mark Tyrol's story on creating Battic Door a read:

My name is Mark Tyrol and I am the founder of Battic Door Energy Conservation Products. Battic Door is an ecommerce business founded in 2003 with a single product, a pull down attic stair insulating cover that we call the Battic Door.

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Mark Tyrol, on starting Battic Door ($135,000/month) full story ➜

14. Become a carpenter

Examples of a successful carpenter:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a carpenter:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a carpenter ➜

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15. Start a blogging business ($155K/year)

Examples of a successful blogging business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a blogging business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a blogging business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Chhavi Agarwal's story on creating Mrs Daaku Studio a read:

I am Chhavi, the founder and owner of the blog and YouTube channel Mrs Daaku Studio along with my husband Amit.

Our blog, YouTube channel, and products are designed to help you achieve what we have (...and, more).

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Chhavi Agarwal, on starting Mrs Daaku Studio ($5,000/month) full story ➜

16. Start an auto repair business

Examples of a successful auto repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a auto repair business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an auto repair business ➜

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17. Start a tutoring business ($1.32M/year)

Examples of a successful tutoring business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tutoring business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tutoring business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Adam Shlomi's story on creating SoFlo SAT Tutoring a read:

Hey everyone! My name is Adam Shlomi and I am a 22-year-old senior at Georgetown University from South Florida. I am the founder of SoFlo SAT Tutoring, an online SAT/ACT tutoring company that provides exceptional test prep to students across the country. I started this business in my bedroom almost a year ago while I was recovering from ankle surgery. I couldn’t walk for 6 months and SoFlo gave me the motivation to get up in the morning.

Hey everyone! My name is Adam Shlomi and I am a 22-year-old senior at Georgetown University from South Florida. I am the founder of SoFlo SAT Tutoring, an online SAT/ACT tutoring company that provides exceptional test prep to students across the country. I started this business in my bedroom almost a year ago while I was recovering from ankle surgery. I couldn’t walk for 6 months and SoFlo gave me the motivation to get up in the morning.

SoFlo currently brings in average revenue of $15,000 a month and has seen a linear increase in student sign-ups each month since its official inception in March 2019. Since our customer lifetime is short –our students study for and take the SAT, get the score they want, and then no longer require our services– we invest in and rely heavily on the quality of the service we provide to attract future customers. Happy customers and significant score increases have helped spread the word and grow the brand.

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Adam Shlomi, on starting SoFlo SAT Tutoring ($100,000/month) full story ➜

18. Become a music tutor

Examples of a successful music tutor:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a music tutor:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a music tutor ➜

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19. Start an online video editing business ($72K/year)

Examples of a successful online video editing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online video editing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online video editing business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Sabba Keynejad's story on creating VEED a read:

Hey, I am Sabba and I am the co-founder of VEED.IO along with my partner in crime Tim. We are a London-based bootstrapped startup. Our web app, VEED, is a simple online video editing platform that allows users to do a bunch of cool stuff like auto subtitle videos, add video effects, add music, trim, rotate videos and much more all in the browser.

We launched just over a year ago, started charging 4 months ago and as of this interview, we are at $5,300 MRR and are just about profitable (Ramen profitable).

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Sabba Keynejad, on starting VEED ($6,000/month) full story ➜

20. Become a public speaker

Examples of a successful public speaker:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a public speaker:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a public speaker ➜

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21. Start a social media marketing business ($48.6K/year)

Examples of a successful social media marketing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a social media marketing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a social media marketing business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Mahsun Avci 's story on creating Avci Media a read:

Hello, my name is Mahsun Avci! I'm the founder of Avci Media. At a fairly young age (15) I decided to start my own business. An online marketing agency, where we help businesses grow their bottom line through paid traffic and sales funnels. By taking a holistic approach to business, we make comprehensive online strategies that take our clients from their current situation to their desired situation.

After streamlining the process and consistently getting great client results, I knew I was on to something. I not only mastered Facebook ads, but I learned everything I could about personal branding and making it an asset.

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Mahsun Avci , on starting Avci Media ($8,000/month) full story ➜

22. Start a freelance writing business ($325K/year)

Examples of a successful freelance writing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a freelance writing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a freelance writing business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Eva Gutierrez's story on creating Eva Gutierrez a read:

I’m Eva Gutierrez and I run a freelance writing business. I write content for businesses committed to publishing high-quality articles and email newsletters. I’m currently making $7,532 per month on average and recently started coaching freelancers on building their own successful freelancing business.

I’m Eva Gutierrez and I run a freelance writing business. I write content for businesses committed to publishing high-quality articles and email newsletters. I’m currently making $7,532 per month on average and recently started coaching freelancers on building their own successful freelancing business.

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Eva Gutierrez, on starting Eva Gutierrez ($7,532/month) full story ➜

23. Start a niche web design business ($220K/year)

Examples of a successful niche web design business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a niche web design business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a niche web design business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Scott Bishop's story on creating Up And Social a read:

Hi, I'm Scott and I am the founder of Up And Social, a Boston web design and SEO company that specializes in helping small businesses.

Currently, we’re doing over $20,000 in sales each month and continue to grow at a comfortable pace.

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Scott Bishop, on starting Up And Social ($20,000/month) full story ➜

24. Become an online fitness coach ($300K/year)

Examples of a successful online fitness coach:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online fitness coach:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online fitness coach ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Ryan Milton's story on creating TeamFFLEX a read:

I was once just an out of shape, overweight guy with a goal to make a change. I started my health and fitness journey by losing 90lbs. The discipline and drive it took to go from never exercising at all to achieving such significant weight loss taught me a lot about goals and how to attain them.

TeamFFLEX is my online personal training platform that coaches athletes, Hollywood actors, professional musicians and everyday people all around the world. Starting with literally 0 dollars and a hell of a lot of drive I successfully built my business into the 6 figures in less than a year. Today, TeamFFLEX LLC does $48,000 a month and is growing continually month after month.

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Ryan Milton, on starting TeamFFLEX ($48,000/month) full story ➜

25. Start a bakery

Examples of a successful bakery:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bakery:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bakery ➜

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Ages Of Sail
6 months ago

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