Monetizing hobbies

Esports has become a billion-dollar business. That is a lot of money. 50 years ago, you couldn’t play video games for money. This is quite a new phenomenon: You can turn a hobby and monetize it.

But not all hobbies should be monetized.

There is no reason to try to make money on TikTok or a blog or a song. That defeats the whole purpose of hobbies–doing it for fun and to share something generously.

Money ruins so much of what we do. It’s why so many people pick up a paintbrush feeling inspired to paint a picture and put it down when they think it isn’t very good.