Passion Project Ideas You Can Start Today

Looking for passion project ideas to combat the mundane and dull life? You come to the right place

Passion projects can be the result of you working passionately to feed your curiosity.

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The passion project could be the start of something new, something exciting or even life-changing.

If you are still unsure what a passion project is all about, you can read this post

Why need to start a Passion project for adults?

The reason you start the passion project can be as simple as

  • To stop wasting time or to use it to do something meaningful
  • As a baby step to earn money and turn it into side-hustle 
  • To explore your creative side which remains dormant all this while
  • to increase your skill in a certain area
  • to do something that you love without having to quit your daily job
  • because you are boring

There is no need to have a specific reason why you want to start the passion project

You can just, start

Curiosity + Work (Progress)= Passion

In this article, I have curated 65 passion project ideas you can think over or you can just start doing

Let’s dig right in

Passion project ideas if you love to write  

The writer: If you love to write, or maybe love the idea of writing, here are some writing passion project ideas you can start on

1. Start a blog

This is my passion project turned side hustle idea. If you love to write and have a passion/interest in a certain topic, you can start by creating a blog. 


  • Can make money over time
  • It’s fun and addicting


  • You need a small amount of money to buy the host and domain
  • Need a lot of work
  • Tips: If you are serious about blogging, you can start by writing a few articles while saving up your money to buy the host and domain

    2. Writing on medium

    If you love to write and don’t bother about the technicality, a medium platform is for you


    • You can get access to high-quality articles, ads-free
    • It can help you get consistent with writing
    • The platform is easy to navigate, and suitable for beginner


    • There are annual fees
    • Only selected country can monetise their article on this platform
    • Tip: I usually share my article both, on this blog and on Medium. In Medium, you can get quick feedback from the reader and you can improve your writing over time

    3. Freelance writing

    If you love to write, you can start making money writing articles online

    You can use platforms such as Upwork and Fiver to begin your passion project as a freelance writer.

    Other platforms: Radish (Fiction)

    4. Translating

    Translating is another passion project turned side hustle idea. The only requirement is, well, you need to know at least 2 languages (well duh)

    It’s pretty neat once you get the trust of the client. It can be a recurring gig

    5. Writing Fan fiction

    I swear I have a friend writing fan fiction of some KPOP group back in 2014 ish. It was very odd and funny to me. But, the immense reader of this fan fiction thingy is no joke

    If you are familiar with fan fiction and its something you enjoy reading, maybe its time for you to start writing about it

    6. Answering questions on quora

    If you like writing but are not confident yet to blog or freelance use this free platform to sharpen your writing skills.

    A top writer like Nicholas Cole is once a regular on this Quora platform. People know him from Quora. So don’t sleep on this free but mighty platform


    Free and you can start anytime

    7. Columnist

    This requires a more professional and factual type of writing. But once you ace it, you can go far in your writing career

    The reader pool will be wide and can turn into something big if done right

    8. Medical notes and legal proceedings transcriber

    I know it’s not a common passion project idea, but you can do it if you need the money.

    If you love taking notes and writing, this is for you

    8. Write an e-book and sell it

    A digital product such as an e-book is a very interesting passion project idea you can pursue

    You can create a low-content book as a start, like a colouring book or kids’ book and sell it on KDP Amazon.

    Or if you are an expert on a certain topic, or have some basic knowledge of it you can write it and turn it into an e-book

    Some people make tonnes of money selling e-books on KDP Amazon. It’s your turn now

    Use Canva for an easy, beginner-friendly tool you can use to create an Ebook

    9. Ghostwriting a book

    Ghostwriting fiction or non-fiction book to a client if your passion is writing but you dont like the idea of writing for yourself (yet)

    It requires a certain set of skills to find the right client.

    If you are interested and keen to make money out of writing, head on to this post.

    The creative

    You have some sort of talent in the creative department and want to explore more. Here are some passion project ideas for the creative.

    If you already have some of your creative products made, why don’t you up the game and sell them on Etsy? Use my link to get a FREE 40 listing!

    10. Calligraphy

    Do you know that nice cursive writing? Yeah that calligraphy

    There are quite in-demand skills.

    Check out this beginner-friendly calligraphy book!

    11. Illustration via procreate

    If you have an iPad and don’t know what to do with it aside from watching Netflix, download procreate apps and draw your heart away

    There are so many youtube videos teaching the type of brush and drawing technique using Procreate

    Who knows you can sell your illustration later.

    If you want to learn from a professional, why don’t you join the Procreate School? It’s an online course on Procreate that will teach you everything you need to know about Procreate

    12. Create a sticker

    Same like illustration, you can create stickers using procreate

    You can illustrate the image, make it in sticker format and print it.

    Learn how to make and sell stickers and what apps you can use here!

    13. Designing template in canva

     You know Canva, the free online platform you can use to design almost anything

    From the Instagram, blog banner, poster.. Well everything

    And did you know you can create canva template and sell it?

    Sell your pretty Canva template on Etsy today! If you are unsure how to do it, head on to this post!

    14. Start a youtube channel

    Or maybe a faceless youtube

    If you know Ali Abdaal, he’s the master of Youtube Creator

    And it all starts with recording random videos. If you love watching vlogs and editing videos, why not up the notch and create your own youtube channel

    If you still dont have the confidence to show your face, start with the faceless youtube channel first

    Just start and improve over time

    You cant manoeuvre the unmove ship

    15. Build and sell your own course

    If you have some set of skills or knowledge that people want to learn, you can create a course on it.

    It can be as simple as The beginner’s guide to vegetable gardening 

    Or maybe a little complex like Python for Data Science

    Packet it into a course and sell it

    16. Sell digital products

    Simpler than selling a course

    It can be a planner, journal etc

    Digital products are quite competitive but if this is your passion and have the right skills for it, why not right?

    Not sure what digital product you want to venture? Worry not, I have curated 39 ideas for you!

    17. Create and sell your design for printing

    Sell your design and let them do the printing

    It’s easy because you dont have to keep the material, you just create the design 

    18. Start a podcast

    Love discussion and want it to be meaningful to other people?

    The podcast is the way to go

    19. Sell your photos

    If you love taking pictures, you can turn it into a profitable passion project and sell it to stock photography

    Maybe you share the free sample of your photos and see how it turned out

    Photography presets: Create and sell lightroom presets

    20. Create and Sell music

    Making music is one of the passions many people have. Rather than wasting it, you can share your music creation on youtube and maybe sell the music sample

    If the demand for youtube is high, so does the background music

    21. Pinterest Manager

    If you are familiar with and know how to work well with Pinterest, you can move on to the next step, become a Pinterest manager

    Bloggers usually will outsource and find the manager for their Pinterest account and that might be your calling

    22. Video editing

    This will be great if you have a handful of unused videos. The passion project of video editing can be used for your  youtube channel

    23. Thrift clothes and resell

    Got a local thrift shop nearby? Go pay ‘em a visit.

    If you want to make money out of it, set up an eCommerce platform such as Shopify

    24. Thrift furniture to resell

    Same as thrifting clothes, but thrift furniture instead.You can resell the products at the local booth to test your market

    Other creative passion project ideas

    Head on to Creative Fabrica to get access to thousands of graphics and art you can use ( free and paid!)

    • 25. Create an Instagram theme page
    • 26. Sell items on Etsy
    • 27. Fill up a sketchbook
    • 28. Create a sketchbook

    Tech Passion project ideas

    If you have some skill in computer, software, Javascript and Python, these passion project ideas could be for you

    29. Create an app 

    30. Designing a website

    Website design is one of those high-income skills you need to learn if you have the passion (and patience) for it

    Flippa: Buy and flip websites if aside from web designing, you are familiar with SEO, logo designing etc

    31. Selling Notion template

    32. Learn Java Scripts and Python

    Passion project home decor ideas

    The next passion project idea focuses on your home. Some people called it the home passion project. You can walk around your home and see if it needs some spark of your passion

    33. DIY the furniture

    34. Creating your own wallpaper

    35. Makeover of second-hand furniture

    36. Room Makeover

    37. Mix and match IKEA 

    38. Install a vinyl flooring

    Passion project ideas to create a healthier version of you

    1. Train for long-distance bike
    2. Train for hiking
    3. Train for marathon
    4. Learn martial arts
    5. Learn healthy recipes food from all over the world
    6. Lead a workout class

    passion project ideas for your personal growth & interest

    1. Volunteer

    Animal Shelter, Orphanage, or volunteering in the local community can be meaningful passion project ideas

    The act of serving could help you discover more about yourself

    1. Grow your own food
    1. Gardening
    2. Start a book club
    1. Learn recipe
    2. Learn new language
    3. Learn an instrument
    4. Learn woodworking
    5. Learn invest and invest in a dividend stock
    6. Learn knitting 
    7. Learn how to code
    8. Learn graphic design
    9. Drop shipping business

    Passion project ideas if you are in need of money

    If your passion is to teach, you can start teaching online!

    1. Tutoring
    2. Teaching English online ​​

    If you love talking to people, here are some passion project ideas you can try

    1. Affiliate marketer: Software firms or Networks
    2. Become an influencer
    3. Become a virtual assistance
    4. Social media manager or assistance
    1. Pet sitting
    2. Taking part in research or clinical trials
    3. User testing: Give opinions and share perspectives about the product

    There you go! 67 Passion project ideas you can try based on your interest and needs

    It’s actually interrelated in a way

    You probably start with trying some passion project ideas to upskill yourself

    Like learning how to grow vegetables organically 

    The next thing you will probably join the farmer’s market selling your local produce

    When people ask you how to grow their vegetables like the way you did you can create an ebook or even courses on how you did it

    And the next thing you know, you joining youtube teaching people in mass how to grow veggies your way!

    Interesting huh?

    I prefer to view these as passion projects rather than a side hustle

    Because you see, the money should be the by-product of us working passionately on the project

    Not the goals

    If the money is the goal, it’s easier to leave it halfway when things get tough or you don’t get the profit you expect it to.

    Enjoy the learning process

    Curiosity + work (progress)= Passion

    I don’t know what you think of this, but being passionate about your side project will eventually produce the income that you wanted

    So in a way passion projects done, right will become the ultimate side hustle that will eventually replace your 9-5