PluckMyFeet is my hobby. I do it full time. What is your hobby? Do you do it full-time?
I have a list of 13 most popular hobbies that will help you quit your job and become your own boss.
Your hobbies are those activities you do for fun. You get a pleasurable experience from them. You use hobbies to release the emotional stress in you. This is good for your health.
Some people spend most of their time doing things they enjoy. They can do them round the clock and never feel bored.
There is another set of individuals who do work they don’t enjoy. To them, life is just miserable. They work for peanuts and have to deal with a terrible boss on a daily basis.
Life is too short my friend. If you’re like me, you’ll want to live life to the fullest. You’ll want to live a kind of life where you can work from anywhere in the world. You’ll want to live a life where you’re the boss and you’re making enough money to support yourself, your families and the lifestyle you want to live. This is the kind of life I wish for you. This type of life will give you happiness.
Isn’t that the kind of life you want to live?
A life where you can work from the Nai Harn Beach in Thailand, where you sit on the white sand, play in the crystal clear water and feel the beautiful weather.
This is the fine life you should be living right now.
How can you start living this sweet life where you have no worries about money while doing things you love doing?
Your hobbies are the key!
Your hobby can start putting as low as $5,000 in your bank account every month.
Why not do things you love and even make more money? Why do things you don’t enjoy that make you less money?
This is your time to realize your dreams.
So let’s get started!
I know 13 Most Popular Hobbies that can help you live a life full of richness.
You don’t have to like all the 13. You may have 1 or 2 of these hobbies that could help you quit your job soon.
There are many things I love to do on my computer. I can’t remember a day without me using my computer. I just can’t do without it.
There are many computer or web skills you can develop. They would be so easy for you if you’re already passionate about computers.
Here are my top 3 computer skills that can make you rich:
- Website Developing
- Website Designing
On the Tuts+ Business blog, Jonathan Wold talked about how he got out of a $26,000 debt within 3 ½ months.
What did he do?
It’s simple: He started developing websites for people. It wasn’t easy at first, but he knew that it was the right decision.
Wold emailed everybody he knew and told them about what he’s doing. He got lots of referrals. He would ask anyone if they needed to build a website.
How is Wold developing websites?
WordPress is an open-source website creation tool that can help you develop beautiful websites for people and organizations. The cool thing about WordPress is its ease of use. You can use WordPress as long as you can browse the web.
Wold said he was charging at least $2,000 dollars for each website he develops.
Website developing is a skill you can learn. It only requires practice and dedication.
Now, I will let Jonathan Wold speak so that you know this is for real:
At the beginning of December 2011, we paid off our last debt and, for the first time in our marriage, we were debt-free.
How? On weeknights and on Sundays I built websites for clients. My time was limited and the amount of money I needed to make was high, so it was important to maximize the time that I spent on the task. It meant a lot of late nights and sleep deprivation, to be sure, but we made it through and, looking back, I only regret that I didn’t do it sooner. – Jonathan Wold
Want to learn how to develop websites?
Watch this video:
Creating and selling WordPress themes is one of the fastest ways to become a multimillionaire online.
ThemeForest.net is the biggest themes marketplace where you can sell your work. It has helped many people quit their boring jobs and become millionaires. You could be the next if you’re passionate about designing themes for WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. WordPress is my favorite as its themes tend to sell fast.
Christian Budschedl (aka Kriesi) made over a million dollars within a year selling WordPress themes on ThemeForest.net
Here are some website designing tips he has for you:
- An eye for design. That’s probably the most obvious point. You don’t have to be the Pablo Picasso of web design before you make any sales, but the better you are, the bigger the chance you attract an audience.
- Support and updates. If you have an audience, don’t let them go elsewhere. Update your themes and keep them working with the latest version of WordPress. Open a support forum. Encourage discussion. And try to get a dedicated support staff as soon as you can’t handle it alone anymore.
- Iterate to success. Always reflect on what you did, listen to advice and suggestions from customers, and try to do it a little better the next time.
- Love what you do. An all-time classic, but so true. There are times when I feel relaxed after a 14-hour workday, simply because it doesn’t feel like work at all. If designing and programming don’t make you happy, you should probably switch jobs right now.
So how can you become a good WordPress theme designer? What are the things you have to know to make good themes?
Isn’t it your wish to leave your 9 – 5 boring job?
I guess it’s the reason why you are reading this.
Coding is one of those computer skills that can quickly help you achieve your dreams. Coding is fun. Coding allows you to work from anywhere in the world. Imagine you can work from different countries, different cities without your work being affected.
Coding can be a side project you do and turn into a million-dollar business before you fire your boss. Coding empowers you. Hundreds of companies could start coming to you, offering you high paying jobs. You can choose to reject their offers of course.
Bettina Shzu-Juraschek talked about how she learned how to code and quit her job. Now, she travels around the world and lives life to the fullest.
Bettina now spends most of her time creating apps for smartphones and she’s making enough from that to support her adventure lifestyle.
Nick D’Aloisio was just 15 when he created Summly. Summly is an app that takes long news stories and squishes them into 400-character summaries for cell phone screens because nobody allegedly wants to read long text on cell phones.
In 2013, at age 17, Nick sold his iPhone app Summly to Yahoo for a reported $30 million.
All this teenage boy knew is how to code. He learned it. You can learn it too.
After learning how to code, you will need to start using your skills to build apps for Android and iOS smartphones.
Imagine you’re only banking $10,000 per month from your apps, isn’t that enough to help you quit your boring job?
You’ve heard it uncountable times that working out is good for your health. That’s true. Research upon research has been conducted and there’s an industry worth billions of dollars around this: It’s called the Fitness industry.
Lots of people are struggling to get themselves out there and workout. They’ve read the benefits of working out. They see people doing it, but they just can’t seem to get themselves started.
Are you that person who loves working out? Do you feel at home when you’re in the gym?
If yes, then it means exercising is something you like discussing. We can call it your hobby!
You can be part of the lucrative fitness industry.
The revenue of US health clubs reached a new high of 24.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2014, which is over 100 percent increase in revenue since 2000. The fitness industry will only continue to grow as Americans and the Global world value the health benefits of working out.
So, how can you get your own piece of share in this growing and lucrative fitness industry?
There are many things you can do:
- You can start a Fitness blog where you write about Exercising and motivating others to get out there.
- You can start selling gym equipment online.
- You can organize boot camps.
- You can make a diet planning app that tells people the right foods to eat.
- You can start selling weight loss supplements online through your website or blog.
- You can start a podcast or a YouTube channel where you talk about weight loss.
- You can write fitness ebooks.
- You can create and sell fitness DVDs.
There’s no limit to the things you can do. There’s no limit to how much you can make from the fitness industry. I will recommend you get the right certifications first. Then, you can start a blog and maybe publish books about fitness. Then, you can take it from there.
You don’t have to quit your current job before you do this. Doing this should be pretty easy since you love working out already.
Traveling is a good way to experience more joy in life. I’m not talking about taking vacation trips. I’m talking about traveling the world full time.
Do you like traveling, seeing new places, exposing yourself to different cultures?
Then this is for you.
Matthew Karsten travels the world and writes about it on his blog Expert Vagabond, and this is where he earns his income.
There are different ways to make money while traveling the world.
You can become a travel writer or travel photographer. You can also start your own travel blog. Karsten does this with Expert Vagabond:
There are many companies out there who want to partner with travel bloggers. You can also make money with Affiliate marketing through your blog.
Affiliate marketing is all about recommending products you like on your travel blog. You get a commission whenever someone goes through your blog and buys the product. People like Zac Johnson and Mark Ling make millions of dollars every year through affiliate marketing alone.
Freelance writing is another way to make money from your blog. Because you have a travel blog and people can see your writing skill, companies will be emailing you asking you to write for them. You could be netting $200 per hour writing for companies.
And because you are so popular with your travel blog, you could decide to write your own book and self-publish it on Amazon. Thousands of people will go to Amazon and buy your book if they enjoy reading your blog and think you have something interesting to share with them.
Traveling and writing your own travel blog is one of the fastest ways to become popular online and make money.
This is for you if you enjoy traveling.
You may not believe that making new friends every day can start putting thousands of dollars into your bank account every month, but this is for real. Chris Brogan and Mari Smith are top social media experts, and they’re millionaires. They are masters when it comes to using Twitter and Facebook.
Big brands are approaching them every day and asking them to help them with their Facebook and Twitter marketing strategies. They make lots of money through this, just making new friends every day on these social platforms. Some people call them influencers.
Maybe you could become the queen of Pinterest or the King of Twitter. You have to learn how to get thousands of people to follow you, who cares about what you say and what you do. I mean people who respect you as a person.
How can you become a social media expert?
It’s all about personal branding my friend. You are a brand.
Your name comes first. You should be dominating Google first pages for your name alone.
And take a look at how Chris Brogan dominated Google with his name:
You can see Brogan’s personal website, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn profiles and many more all appearing on the Google first page for his name. This is the power of personal branding. This is the power of building relationships on every social platform out there.
There are some benefits that come with this.
This infographic by Feldman Creative and Placester does a good job highlighting the key benefits of maintaining your own personal brand:
Want to build a personal brand that puts millions of dollars into your bank account?
I recommend you read Neil Patel’s “The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Personal Brand”.
California-based Alicia Shaffer says she earns nearly $1MILLION a year through selling her wares on Etsy.
Shaffer makes that sum through her Etsy shop ThreeBirdNest. (She had decided to leave Etsy and sell directly from her own website).
Etsy often called the eBay of handmade things is a place where you can sell your crafts. There’s a ready market at Etsy who wants to buy interesting things the hand can make.
Think about it, what crafts can you make with your hand?
Put that thing on Etsy! Set-up your Etsy shop and start selling.
You’ll find lots of joy selling crafts you like making with your hand.
Do you love cooking because it makes you happy? Do you know how to cook good healthy foods?
Congratulations to you if this is your hobby.
Some people suck at cooking. Some people even hate cooking. They like eating out, but they also want someone who can teach and motivate them to cook! If that’s you, then you can make 10x what you’re making from your full-time job.
Start your own food blog and stand out!
There are many established food sites out there like Food.com, FoodNetwork.com, and
AllRecipes.com, but yet I still see new food blogs making thousands of dollars every month.
Sally has a BA in marketing and a professional background in finance. She has no formal education on food photography, website management, or food writing. Yet, she is banking thousands of dollars every month from her food blog.
You can do it too.
7. Eating Out
Or, is eating out your hobby?
Yes, I know this is the opposite of cooking at home and dining with your family. But I have some friends who would never like cooking. It’s not a curse, it’s just that they are too busy to cook. That’s the excuse they often give me and I can’t blame them.
So if you like eating out, it’s not a bad idea to me at all. I do eat out too and I like eating at the best restaurants where I live.
Eating out has some benefits which many people talk less about.
Eating-out set the mood. Imagine you and your friends, families or colleagues dining together at the best restaurant in town. It creates a memorable experience and it’s even more fun than if you guys are at home.
I’m not saying that having your friends at home isn’t a good idea. But the cleaning, the cooking, the whole entertaining of the guests can easily wear you out. The situation is different when you’re at a restaurant. You can just call a waiter to entertain you, run through the menu, order a delicious meal, and not long after your food is served. This makes you focus more on your guests.
You’ll also agree with me that restaurants are great places where you can make a date.
So as you can see, dining out has its own benefits which people rarely talk about.
How can eating out make you money?
Start a restaurant review blog where you write reviews of restaurants you eat at. This is a fun hobby that can help you develop a relationship with thousands of people from around the world.
A perfect example of someone who does this is Helen Yee, a Sydneysider who runs the blog Grab Your Fork. She wants to taste the food at every restaurant in the world. Grab Your Fork has been featured in the press such as CNN, Daily Telegraph, Times Online, ABC Radio,
The Australian and many more.
She makes money from ads and many restaurants also pay her to write about them.
8. Dating Online
Study shows that the average Tinder user spends 77 minutes on the site a day. Instagram users only spend an average of 21 minutes a day on the photo-editing and sharing app.
When you compare these numbers, you’ll see that people care a lot about online dating.
If this is an area where you’re an expert, you can begin educating people on how to do online dating.
Many people don’t have a clue about how to hook up with a potential partner online.
Stats show that:
- There are over 54 million singles in America
- 49 million people said they have tried online dating
- The online dating industry saw a revenue of $1.7 billion in the last year alone
- And the average spent by a dating customer per year is $243.
This tells you that online daters are ready to spend big!
So, if you enjoy hooking up with people online, you should start teaching people how to do that. You may start a blog around this, and maybe create books around this topic and sell them through Amazon and your dating blog. Some people will also like you to write their profiles for them. This is money.
Writing is one of the easiest and fastest ways to make money online. I believe that you’re a writer. You have your own views of the world. You have the knowledge, you have skills that many people out there will like to have. Therefore, you are a talented writer.
It doesn’t take much to become a writer. You just have to take it one word at a time.
I wouldn’t call myself a talented writer, but I love writing. It helps me clear my mind. Writing has a lot of health benefits on its own and that’s good for you if you love writing.
You can become a writer online as long as you’re willing to read tons of books about any topics that interest you.
One of the benefits of the internet is that it has open all the barriers to becoming a published author. Now, you can just self-publish your book on Amazon, and the whole world will buy and read your book.
You can also start your own blog like this blog where you write things you know that will be useful to others.
Look at blogs like Copyblogger.com and Moz.com, they’ve turned their owners into millionaires.
Is it easy to make money writing online?
Write more books and watch the money roll in.
10. Animal Care
It’s estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States. Approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States have a dog, and 30-37% have a cat.
Overall spending in the pet industry for 2014 exceeded US$58 billion, according to the annual comprehensive report from the American Pet Products Association (APPA).
The pet industry will continue to grow big. Americans love pets and I don’t see this stopping anytime soon.
If you love taking care of those pretty animals just like many people do across the world, then you should be getting your own piece of share in the Animal Care industry.
How can you make money from this?
The easiest way to make money from Americans love for pets is to start a blog centered on Pets Care. Or start a YouTube channel where you talk about pets. Believe me, I see nobody doing this at the moment. But as you can see, Americans and the rest of the world care about their pets. They feel connected to them.
There are lots of ways you can make money from this: You can decide to start making and selling high quality and healthy pet foods. You can also sell pet beds and lots of other things a pet needs on a daily basis.
SitStay.com is a perfect example of this:
SitStay.com (aka SitStay GoOut Store) began as a hobby for dog-lovers Darcie, 46, and her husband, Kent Krueger, 41. The pair originally launched a Web site for Belgian-shepherd aficionados. Belgian owners came to rely on the Kruegers for product advice. Darcie soon realized that the hobby site could be a business. Today the company has 19,000 customers worldwide and nearly $900,000 in sales. “People always want to know ‘How did you do it?” says Kent. “We did it by accident.”
SitStay.com started as a hobby, today the company is making nearly $900,000. Note that!
Americans love going to the beach.
And not only Americans, but many people also love the fancy lifestyle. They want to spend more quality time with their loved ones and the beach is an attractive place to do that.
I love the beach too and I won’t hide that.
People want to spend more time enjoying and less time working. No wonder a book like the “Four Hour Work Week” became a bestseller.
Why not portrait the fancy lifestyle and make money? I mean you visiting almost every beach in every state, in every country of the world and talking about it on your blog. You’ll automatically become popular because people will want to know how they can work less and spend more time at the beach just like you do.
It’s fun. You can attract people to the good things of life while you make money on the side.
Think about it. Many people will want to know what you do for a living and how you’re doing it. It’s a way to market yourself and make money online. You attract the beachgoers just like you!
Why not start a beach blog today?
That will be interesting, isn’t it?
12. Family Time
There are lots of dads and moms out there who are trying to work and still spend quality time with their family. This is tough. Many parents are not enjoying their jobs because they are not giving them the chance to be with their children.
The goal of every parent is to raise a happy and well-adjusted child. There are hundreds of books out there about parenting, but many parents are still struggling to be the good father, the good mother they always envision to be.
No doubt, you want your child to feel important and feel loved. You want your children to have the chance to voice their thoughts and feelings. You also want to be able to observe and learn about your children’s strengths and weaknesses, so that you can appropriately deal with your child.
Study shows that the number of hours parents spend with their kids is rising: It shows that parents now know the importance of spending more quality time with their kids. This is a good sign which tells you parents are more interested in their kids today than they are in the past.
But some parents are still struggling and they aren’t happy.
Since you like this hobby (I assume you like this hobby if you’re a parent), then why not help other parents out there?
It’s not like saying you’re the best parent who knows how to take care of your child. No. What I mean is showing other parents how you do it, and how many other parents do it too. So it’s not only about you.
Why not become self-employed doing an online business which helps you spend more quality time with your child (or children)?
Then, you’ll have to teach other parents how you’re doing it. Many parents will be interested in your story and the others you bring or interview on your blog or YouTube channel.
Why not show other parents how you’re making the money and telling them how much you earn each much. That will inspire them to want to quit their boring jobs and work from home.
This is what Alexa Mason does with her blog Single Moms Income. The blog has become a fun place to be for single moms.
As you can see, she’s doing quite well with her blog and many parents will also want to make that instead of working for a boss.
So, if you love spending time with your kids, tell the world how you’re doing it, and invite others to share their stories too. Maybe this is a hobby or not, you can surely make money from it while loving what you do.
Do you enjoy gardening?
There are people who enjoy gardening as much as you do. But sometimes, the people close to them may not appreciate their love for gardening.
Maybe, you can start a community for gardeners. You can create a website that brings gardeners from around the world together. I don’t see people doing this.
It could be a blog where you share your love and knowledge about gardening.
Some people will like to know many things like how to grow chilies, saffron, olives, truffles, and other exotic plants. Or, how to breed chickens and ducks. There are so many things you can write about. And before you know, you’ll start seeing people who really care about those topics.
This can help you make new friends. You never know, it could also lead to jobs and maybe many more you wouldn’t believe. So if you love gardening, why not start a blog where you share your experiences and love about it? You never know.
These 13 hobbies can put money into your bank account on a monthly basis. These 13 most popular hobbies can help you quit your boring day job and become your own boss.
Now tell me which of the 13 hobbies relate to you. Tell me how you intend to make money from it. I’m waiting for you in the comments.
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