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5 Hobbies You Can Actually Monetise While at College

by Tanya April 15, 2020

The time at university can be one of the most inspiring and productive years of your life. While most of your first year will be spent partying and having fun, eventually you’ll have to focus on acquiring new skills and overall expanding your horizons.

And one great way to build up new skills is learning new hobbies.

We put together a list of 5 hobbies that will help you make some extra cash, which is important when it comes to university life.

If you’re going to a university that focuses on employability and tangible professional skills like Writtle College courses, then having something fun and creative to do on the side will not only provide a nice way to unwind and relax but it can also lead to the additional stream of income.

#1 Start blogging

The best way to improve your writing is to write regularly.

In my opinion, blogging about something you’re passionate about is the best way to improve your writing.

Bogging forces you to edit and rethink how you phrase your ideas because you know others are reading.

So, if you have an interest in travel, fashion, cooking, marketing or anything else, and you’re bursting with creativity, you should start a blog.

I’m a big believer in profiting from your passions and side-hustles, and with commitment and some time, you can make money by offering advertising space and reviews of products on your blog or vlogging channel.

Think about your future: resume writing, future work e-mails, client engagements –all involve writing, so it’s a universally good skill to have.

#2 Gardening is great for relieving stress

Gardening is the best way to distress after a long day at university.

Not many people know, but you can make money from gardening by promoting and selling plants. All you have to do is to create an Instagram or TikTok page and start promoting.

Additionally, having a successful online presence is an amazing way to attract brand partnerships.

#3 Take up photography

Consider getting good at taking beautiful photos. Pursuing photography as a hobby can be very fulfilling, inspiring, and relaxing.

One of the best ways to be a hobbyist is you don’t have anyone paying you to take their photos which means you can take photos only you want to take.

I’ve always believed that the best way to learn how something works is to just get out and start doing it. You don’t anyone permission or money to do something.

You have the potential to become a great photographer even with your smartphone.

#4 Experiment with cooking

Cooking is an interesting hobby for many reasons. You become healthier, spend less money and become more patient in all aspects of your life.

As a student, you’re probably surviving on fast food, coffee and ramen noodles.

So, grab a pan and start experimenting with your favourite dishes and develop your own style of cooking.

#5 Learn to code

One of the most in-demand skills today is knowing how to code. To get a head-start in this popular skill, Code Academy is one of those free platforms, where you can learn how to code in languages such as HTML, JavaScript, Ruby, and more.

If data is your big passion, head straight to Datacamp. It has a wide range of courses only dedicated to data science and analysis.

Coding is one of the best-paying jobs out there. And the best part is – the world’s best programmers are self-thought 😉

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Tanya

The first Millennial blogger in the UK. Twitter @_luckyattitude

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