Hobbies that can also increase your family budget

Written by Andres Bryant. Posted in Family

  Keeping the family budget afloat can be somewhat of a struggle and everyone is looking for new ways of saving. No matter where you look, everyone says that saving means cutting down on the things you like. Do you want to pay your bills on time? Work more, stay less on the computer. Do you want to replace your old fridge? No more going out every weekend. But, things don’t always have to be this sad. Sometimes, making more money doesn’t mean you must give up your hobbies. In fact, if you’re smart and dedicated, you can actually turn your hobby into a source of income. It’s unlikely that you will make a living just out of them, but if you want to earn some hundreds while doing what you enjoy, these ideas will come in handy.   

Horse racing betting

Not everyone loves betting on sports such as football and tennis, which is what makes horse racing such a great alternative. Not only is it fun to watch, but, if you decide to bet on it, you’ll see that earnings are surprisingly high. Before you get started, make sure you research the topic a bit. Watch a few races, go on some horse racing betting forums to see what other backers have to say and learn some general betting rules. As always, remember to bet responsibly and spend only the money you have!


If you’re the kind of person that finds joy in typing for hours, you should definitely take up Internet writing. There are thousands of writing jobs online and you can always find something well paid, no matter if you prefer creative, technical or academic writing. From short stories and SEO articles to dissertation papers and essays, all of these are paid on the web. If you don’t want to sell your work like this, then you can set up your personal blog and monetize it, but this is a lengthier process and requires an investment.

DIY & handmade

Last, but not least, this is the perfect time to be good at DIY and handmade projects. With sites like Etsy on the rise, you can always find people all over the world willing to pay for handmade things: clothes, jewelry, decorations, furniture, artwork, you name it. You don’t have to be the best at what you do, because imperfection and uniqueness are precisely the reason why people want to buy handmade things.

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