15 high-paying side jobs that will put your hobbies to good use


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Taking up a hobby can do you wonders.


Depending on what it is, your hobby could help you better perform mentally challenging tasks, reduce stress, and think more creatively.

Hobbies can also help you rake in some extra cash on the side.

There are many avenues you could take to turn your part-time passion into a side gig - plenty of people, for example, flock to sites like Etsy and Fiverr to bring their special skills to market.

We looked at real part-time, temporary, seasonal, or occasional FlexJob listings and pay data from Payscale to find 15 lucrative side gigs that could put your hobby to good use. Each pays on average several dollars above the US hourly minimum wage $7.25 an hour: