Free Hobbies You Can Start Today

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Hobbies you can start today for free!

Are you looking for a new hobby, but don’t have a lot of cash to start with? No worries! We have a list of free and low-cost hobbies to get you started. No matter what your budget is, we will find you the perfect hobby!

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Learn a Language

Learning a language can be fun and useful! Learning a new language is a skill you should consider if you ever want to travel. The best part about learning a language is that you can learn for free.

Here are a few resources to get you learning for free:


If you are looking for a paid version, Rosetta Stone is one of the most popular and frequently used tools out there.


The library today is a much cooler place than you remember it to be. I visited recently and found a bunch of kids playing video games on the computer. Who knew?

Not only can you find a lot of useful information and great stories at the library, but also many libraries have begun to incorporate workshops like filmmaking, 3D printing, and rock climbing.

If you haven’t been to the library in a while, now is the time to call and see what they have to offer.


Drawing is a good hobby regardless of your skill level. Only requiring a pen and paper to get started, it definitely won’t break the bank.

Often you can find classes to take on your community calendar. Otherwise, there are a lot of tutorials on YouTube.


I know what you’re thinking? Who has the money to buy a guitar? Well, it may be true that playing guitar has a lot of upfront costs, but you may be able to find a guitar for cheap at a charity shop or yard sale.

Once you have a guitar, realize there are a lot of websites dedicated to teaching you how to play guitar for free. It isn’t as helpful as having an instructor right in front of you, but there are a lot of free options to choose from. If you know someone who plays guitar, ask them if they would be willing to teach you in return for a favor.

Body Weight Fitness

Looking to get fit and healthy? You don’t need a gym to do it. There are a lot of websites dedicated to teaching body weight fitness.

If you aren’t familiar, body weight fitness is just the practice of building muscle with just your body. Not only can this hobby be entertaining, but also can be beneficial for your overall health.


Chess is a game that is fun for anyone who likes strategy games. If you don’t have anyone to play with, there are city tournaments you can enter or play against the computer.


Writing can be a fun and creative hobby. You can use your passion for writing to start a blog or simply for your own purposes. You can share your writing with people on online forums or submit your writing to publishers. There are a lot of options for people to get started.


Origami is an awesome way to spend your time. There are a lot of tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube to get you started. The possibilities of what you can make are endless!

Learn Something New

If you are looking to develop your knowledge base, why not learn something new? Check out the library for a lot of good books.

Don’t want to leave your home to learn something new? Check out the following websites that offer free courses:


Disc Golf

If you have a Frisbee, why not take some friends out and play some disc golf? You don’t need a full-size course to get started, just some friends and a large park.


Geocaching is using a GPS to find hidden items throughout your city. To get started all you need is a GPS like the one on your smartphone, and to do a quick Google search on Geocaching in your area. Once you find the item, you can either leave it or replace it with one of your items.

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Computer programming is becoming easier and easier to learn. You can take a free course on codecademy.


It’s nice to get out and go hiking especially when the weather starts to get nice. Consider finding a good hiking spot and spending half a day in nature!

Looking for More?

If you are still looking for more, check out Wikipedia’s list of hobbies.

What are your favorite hobbies? Let us know in the comments below.