Twenty years ago, starting a new hobby required some serious investment. You had to find a tutor, buy the right equipment, and travel to do it. Now, you can pretty much pick up any new hobby without even leaving your home. This article will look at some of the best hobbies you can start online.
People seem surprised when they find out that Billie Eilish recorded her first album (with the help of her brother) from the comfort of her bedroom. But anyone in the business knows that this is actually pretty easy. You don’t need a huge studio and stacks of expensive equipment these days. This goes for learning music as well. All you need is the instrument you want to start playing and an internet connection. YouTube is an amazing resource for budding musicians. Then, when you’ve mastered how to play, you can create the ‘next big thing’ from your bedroom.
Want to become a stand-up comedian? Well, first you need to study the great comedians of the world. Back in the day, that would have meant traveling out to LA to visit a comedy club. Now, you can watch them all on YouTube and Netflix. Then, when you’ve studied the greats and found your ‘own’ voice, you can start making content. You can become a world-famous comedian without ever standing in front of an audience.
Poker (as we know it) was first played in America in the 1800s. Back then, learning to play meant sitting in a bar and betting real money against dangerous folk. Now, you can learn to play from the comfort of your favorite chair. Casinos online offer the chance to practice your skills and play against real opponents.
Want to become the next big celebrity chef? Well, you’re going to have to learn the basics first. You don’t have to travel the world to learn the culinary skills you need; most of it is available on YouTube. You can even start your own channel and grow a fanbase without any restaurant experience. Cooking is all about trial and error, but you can get a grip of the basic rules online.
For those with a green thumb, the internet is an amazing resource. From scientific YouTube videos to detailed blog posts, you can learn how to become an amazing gardener without any professional tutelage. You will need some green space, though – you might struggle to hone your skills in a high-rise apartment. Then again, with the right hydroponic setup, even indoor gardeners are getting big online.
Some say people are born with artistic skills. Other people reckon you can learn it all through trial and error. The truth is, it’s probably somewhere in between. If you want to improve your design skills, you can learn everything you need to know online. Then, you can set yourself up as a freelancer and build a successful career. There are plenty of online design courses available if you want to invest in your new hobby.