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Hobbies You Can Actually Make Money On

16. Knitting

It is easy today to just go to the store and buy any necessary piece of clothing, or order it online. So while knitting was once a crucial skill, it has been relegated to the status of a hobby that just a small share of Americans know how to do successfully. Those who can knit have the option of selling their handmade blankets, scarves, and sweaters online. As this is a time consuming endeavor, hand-knit items often sell for over $100, depending on what they are, the materials used, and the size.

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17. Building a computer

Many gamers build their own PCs as a way to increase the machine’s computing power or simply as a way to develop tech skills. This hobby can save money by providing users with their better computers than store-bought ones, while also being cheaper. If one is good enough at building PCs, he or she can make good money by doing it. Computer assembly specialists offer their services to those who want a custom PC, but want someone else to do it for them. These specialists charge anywhere from $10 to $75 per hour of work.

18. Model train construction

Model train construction may be declining in popularity as a hobby, but there are still many dedicated hobbyists putting together sets all over the world. These sets can become extremely elaborate, featuring intricately designed and painted trains sailing across massive replica landscapes, complete with flora, fauna, and stations. While many people derive satisfaction making the sets themselves, some hobbyists would rather have a fellow enthusiast make the layout for them. Some professional model train building companies charge $5,000 or more for the construction of larger sets.

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