Great news - one in 10 Brits make money from their hobbies!

Published Monday, Oct 20 2014, 20:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
It sounds too good to be, true but a new study has shown that one in 10 Brits haved turned a hobby into a money-maker!

From baking to photography, to arts and crafts, they can all become more than just fun in your spare time.

One in ten Brits make their hobbies pay

© Rex Features / WestEnd61

People use social media to advertise

A survey of 2,000 people, carried out by Visa Europe, has revealed that millions are turning into small-scale entrepreneurs by converting hobbies into part-time businesses and earning an extra £1,815 a year!

Wannabe designers earn the most at £3,700 a year, while jewellery-makers scrape in around £300.

It seems the popularity of social networks and the use of the internet has had a big impact on success, with budding lAlan Sugars selling and advertising on Facebook and Twitter.

Kevin Jenkins, of Visa, said: "Selling and marketing via the internet opens up the market to everyone. It is a chance for anyone and everyone to be in the business with an idea or craft they are passionate about."

So next time you bake a cake or knit a scarf, think of how much cash you could earn from it!

By Alice Hughes