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Hobbies That Pay:By Mario Churchill

Many people have hobbies. Retirees and housewives often have hobbies to help keep them occupied during moments of relaxation or boredom. But not many people realize that you can make money from most hobbies. By taking your hobbies and turning them into cash at flea markets and swap meets, you can easily earn a modest income while having fun.

Crocheting is one of the highest paying hobbies. Crochet thread is often inexpensive while still being durable, washable, and delicate in appearance. Crocheted table cloths, curtains, and bedspreads can be completed within a month by most experts in the craft, and can be sold for hundreds of dollars depending on size and pattern.

Other home decoration hobbies like wreath making, basket weaving, or wood working can also be turned into easy income. Quilting is also a great hobby to make money from. Since fewer and fewer people know how to quilt, a hand made quilt is hard to come by, and therefore valuable. You can often make at least a fifty percent profit on your completed quilts. Baby quilts are also very popular.

Sewing and knitting of any kind can be very profitable hobbies.
Knit sweaters, baby hats, booties, mittens, and other items can be big sellers at flea markets and swap meets. Clothing items can also be sold at these locations very easily. Well made home sewn clothing is often stronger than the cheap clothes that you can get at the local department store, but can be sold for the same price or less while still earning the seamstress quite a bit of money. Wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and prom dresses can be huge income earners for the expert seamstress.

One of the best hobbies to make money from is gift baskets. Decorating jars and other containers using applique, ribbons, and paint can be combined with the creative mixture of perfumes, bath oils, and bubble baths to make very pretty, country style gift baskets. These bath baskets are great for gifts all season round, including mother’s day, birthdays, and Christmas, making them a very profitable hobby.

Gardening is also one of the more profitable hobbies. If you like to garden but don’t really need everything you plant, you can take the left over to a farmer’s market. You can also simply set up a stand on the side of the road in some communities. Fresh produce is a great commodity, and can earn you a hefty income in the spring.


Hobby Ideas! By:Tom Husnik

We sure hate feeling stressed and bored with ourselves and it is us who needs to get up and do something fun and healthy that makes us feel good and relieves stress. Hobbies we can do and the best about hobbies is it’s all about you and the things you love.

Take sports baseball, football, soccer, kickball, etc. Lot’s of fun a great weekly hobby. Hobbies are wonderful, there are so many to choose from and once you start you’ll be happy you did. Collect antiques, they are fun to find or exchange with others as well as auctions, sales you’ll be surprised. Remember a man who bought a Van Gogh painting for 50 cents and it was worth millions he found it at a garage sale. Great hobby!

How about card games with friends, Gin, 500, etc. Something to look forward to at the end of your work day.

There are so many hobbies to keep us from stress and boredom. Make a choice or two and stick with it.How about doll collecting there are many and well worth collecting.Take up fishing how relaxing. Collecting toy’s and cards.How about roller skating it’s fun and good to tone up the body.Take up swimming a couple time’s a week.All sport’s are fun. If your retired and have land how about a hobbies farm school kid’s could come to your hobbies farm learn about your pet’s and feed them how wonderful to share with all age’s of people. So if your bored feeling stressed pick yourself up choose a hobbie you’ll enjoy. There are so many relaxing, fun, hobbies to choose from. And the best part about your choice it’s all about you. How about turning your hobby into a business did you know that Yahoo started as a hobby? Jerry Yang and David Filo started Yahoo as a hobby while pursuing a PhD at Stanford University. The concept became so famous that it forced a changed of plans that resulted in the creation of the web’s most visited website. David Green of Hobby Lobby grew his business to a 1.3 BILLION dollar empire.  He talks about it in his book More Than A Hobby.