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Turning hobbies into earnings


After learning about the term “gig economy,” students brainstorm a list of fun hobbies or activities they enjoy doing that could be turned into money-making opportunities.

Big idea

A favorite pastime or hobby can sometimes lead to a money-making opportunity. 

Essential questions

  • How does the term “gig economy” relate to earning money?
  • What type of skills or services might you be able to offer to make money?   


  • Reflect on hobbies and activities that you enjoy
  • Identify skills you’ve developed through those hobbies or activities that could become money-making opportunities 

What students will do

  • Share at least two hobbies or activities they enjoy doing in their spare time.
  • Collaboratively develop a list of hobbies or activities they could turn into earning opportunities.
  • Identify an idea that they think they could turn into a money-making opportunity in the gig economy. 

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.