Do you have a hobby which turned out to be a profitable business?

@wanna_be (411)
Philippines
March 28, 2008 7:06am CST
What are your hobbies which eventually turned out to become a profitable business? Could you please share some of your experiences?
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@subhaak (63)
• India
28 Mar 08
I tried internet to just relax earlier, but now i find it gives good money also. But it is a slow payer which needs lot of time to be spent in the internet. WHat about ur experience?
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@Neriz69 (1037)
• Philippines
19 May 08
Through a friend I found out that I have a knack for the arts which is beading. I enrolled to get a formal education on it and to professionalized my craft. Now I sell whatever I make to friends and bazaars. Although it's really not that big business, but during the holiday season it really helps to augment our income.
@zabawaus (1734)
• United States
19 May 08
I have bunch of hobbies but none of them turned on to a bussiness but i like to knit and i hope one day i will be selling my works :)
@alexigne (903)
• Philippines
28 Mar 08
Me and my brother have the same experience regarding hobbies that become our business. My favorite past time is surfing, chatting and forum like discussion. My brother always play online games. I love having friends in and out of my country. I just think that mylot is one of site that can help me. Because computers is my hobby and my brother too, we put up an internet cafe and their as we enjoy our hobby we are earning as well.
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I have a hobby of making beaded jewelry that started about 7 years ago. Have done craft shows, home jewelry parties, brick and mortar retail and currently doing internet sales on Etsy, username milehighdesigns if you want to check it out on etsy.com. It is something I enjoy doing and hope it will be profitable on the internet as I have just recently started with that. My spare time is limited right now but hoping to have more time in the near future to devote to my jewelry.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
28 Mar 08
hobbies are a great thing and sometimes you can make some money out of it, but you have to be prepared to work hard! i make cards and have sold a few, but i hope to expand...are you planning to do craft shows? i think if you have bigger items (for me, its not worth it) but for others, thats the way to go...