18 hobbies you can turn into a high-paying side gig


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Love photography? This well-paying side gig could be for you.

Your hobby could help you better perform mentally challenging tasks, reduce stress, and think more creatively.


It 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.

To find 18 lucrative side gigs that could put your hobby to good use, FlexJobs looked at its real part-time, temporary, seasonal, or occasional listings and pay data from PayScale.

Each pays, on average, several dollars above the US hourly minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.