Yes they do… and the more creative the hobby and project the better for you and the world.
At any given time, I have a side project running.
It’s often a new blog or a Tumblr or a book or a newsletter. Sometimes I try to design WordPress themes. Other times I try photography. This ethos of new projects and new improvements runs throughout our Buffer team. We love to find ways to grow, excel, and improve through side projects and hobbies.
I have yet to create the next Uber or Gmail–million-dollar and million-user enterprises that began as side projects.
The good news: You don’t have to create a million-dollar company to get your time’s worth from a side project or creative hobby.
Spending your time in this way can make you happier, healthier, and more productive.