Can you make a full or part time income from a hobby?

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    I see many people online seeming to make money from hobbies like reading and crafting through youtube, instagram, twitter, affiliate links and links to where they sell their crafts. I was wondering if anyone here has managed to make an income from a hobby? And for affiliate links on products,how do you know if it is something that is allowed?

    In theory you can, but most won't earn more than say 20GBP/USD/EUR. I know some people who went into self-publishing. Unfortunately it didn't turn out so well...

    Depending on how much you have a passion for your hobby or your will to succeed, i reckon yes, you can make a great income from it.

    If you are thinking of turning one of your hobbies into some sort of career (i'm an a level student and i will be soon turning my art and crafts hobby into a job), my biggest suggestion or tip would be to do alot of research beforehand. for example, i thought of the idea of starting a online shop 2 years ago, back then i felt i was too young so i left it, a year ago i was in year 11 and i thought of doing my GCSEs then starting it. After i finished my GCSEs i took sooooooooo much of my time doing research, finding the perks of success and how to go about a successful business from it. Now, i have convinced my mom to help me with this project and do it with me. my point is, i've done my research and took alot of time and patience for it and therefore i know what to do and not to do, how it works, how it should be done etc.
    If you are looking to turn your hobby into a job, good luck and defo do your research


    It won't be a hobby anymore then...

    But there are so many gamers on YouTube and fashion channels and more that are an example of this.
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