Does your hobby cash you in or out?

@caesarin (1089)
Indonesia
December 31, 2008 6:41pm CST
Can you make money out of your hobby? Or instead, you need to spend your money for your hobby? Some people just enjoy cheap hobbies like reading, simple sports like jogging, etc. Some even can make money out of their hobbies, like handcrafting, paintings, etc. But some people have expensive hobbies too, like playing remote toys (cars, helicopters, etc), expensive water sports, etc. How about you?
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@chris20 (109)
• Philippines
23 Jan 09
i have so many hobbies in my life but i think, most of it is not that costly. i go out with friends to have a bar hopping. in here, our so called big sister pays the bill. my only expense is my fare. my sport, badmiton, i pays minimal fee for the court rent. regarding my passion to music, i'm not into buying lots of cds. i'd rather download it through the net. i think cooking and cross stitch making are the costly hobbies i have for now. more than that, i'd rather keep my money than spending it.
@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
30 Jan 09
Hi chris20. The ideal for me is to make money out of hobby(ies). It must be nice to do things you like and it earns you money. Don't you think so? Thanks for your respond.
@thaMARKER (3092)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
Both. I love reading but I can always download ebooks. I love watching movies, though I can watch movie online but there are movies I want to watch that is hard to find online so I prefer buying. I love surfing and sometimes I make money by surfing online. I love listening to music but of course I can doewnload music online for free – with virus. Hehehe..
@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
30 Jan 09
Hi thaMARKER! You really find a way to enjoy your hobby free. I wish I can watch movie online. In my country, the internet connection isn't so good to support smooth data transfer. The transfer rate is low. If there is a fast one, it must be expensive. Thanks for responding.
@cripfemme (7714)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I have some hobbies that cost money; horseback riding costs $10 a lesson. Even paper to type on costs money if I want to print anything out, ink, crayons, prints, transparencies. I spend way more money than needed on books.
@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
12 Jan 09
Hi cripfemme! =)) I didn't mean to mock you. But you are funny. I used to read books too, actually buying books. But since I have children and earnings are tight, I rarely buy any books though I want to. Thanks for responding.
@Porcospino (24505)
• Denmark
1 Jan 09
My hobbies are painting and writing. I haven't made any money on my writing yet, but I hope to get something published in the future. Writing is a cheap hobby and it doesn't cost anything but my notebooks and pens. Painting is not quite as cheap, as I have to buy paint, paint brushes, canvasses etc, but I hope to sell some more paintings in the end of January when my exhibition starts
@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
12 Jan 09
Congratulations on your painting exhibition. I hope it goes well. I agree that painting is an expensive hobby. It's very nice of you to write. I never write and thinking about writing since my major is in Literature. Thanks for responding.
@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
It actually goes three-way for me. Some of my hobbies are free such as some of my computer stuff including the internet. But of course, there are some hobbies that makes me spend quite a lot like toy collections and DVD videos. But I'm also glad that I do get paid for some of my hobbies. MyLot is one of them but I really don't mind how much I get. Take care. Happy New Year!
@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
12 Jan 09
Happy New Year to you to, zeroflashx2. I like DVDs too, I love movies. I always dreaming about having my own movie rental. Thanks for responding.
• United States
3 Feb 09
I make money with mine. I love going to the beach and looking for sea glass. Collecting sea glass has long been a hobby of mine. Creating handmade jewelry is a much newer hobby and it requires spending money on needed supplies...but I often incorporate my sea glass into my jewelry making and sell handmade sea glass jewelry. The sales make enough back to cover my expenses and I often even have enough to treat my hubby and 2 sons to ice cream...and they love helping me look for sea glass, so that means they get to go to the beach a lot!! Now if I could just figure out how to make a full-time living selling my creations !!
@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
2 Feb 09
I enjoy a lot of different hobbies, some can make me money and others just cost me money. I collect old my little ponies and occaisionly I will sell a duplicate one that I got for a nice price and it will make me money. Unfortunatly I get attached to them rather quickly so I get stuck with my duplicates a lot of the time, lol! I also like crafting and making clothes which also is a potential money maker. The my little ponies cost me the most money though.