Thinking of ways to make money while homesteading? If you want to make a profit while homesteading then give these methods a try!
Ways To Make Money While Homesteading
Ever since I started homesteading, I never felt more free. I became so self-sufficient, there's really not a lot of reasons for me to go to the market for anything. I know my family and I can live off our land but should you really stop there? Homesteading opens a whole new world of possibilities. You have the option to go off the grid and better yet, earn a profit. I'm sure you've had the experience where you have more produce than you know what to do, or more livestock than you can accommodate. Well this is the solution, learn these ways to make money while homesteading!
Ways To Make Money While Homesteading
1. Sell Produce
Learn how to grow vegetable and fruits, then start selling! You can even start gardening on a budget with these tips.
2. Grow Trees for Profit
Some homesteader don't really want to start from seeds, so growing trees and selling them will definitely earn you a profit. See how here.
3. Sell Seeds
Learn the art of seed saving and start selling those seeds. Read more about it here.
4. Sell Eggs
Breakfast is never complete without eggs. Be sure to have ample supply for the demand you'll get. Get tips here.
5. Sell Chicken
If you can sell the eggs, there'll be a demand for chicken too. You can also hatch eggs and sell one day old chicks other homesteaders. Know everything there is on raising backyard chickens.
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6. Sell Quails
Don't really have a lot of space? Raise quails instead of chicken; they're also good for selling. Get homesteading tips here.
7. Sell Cattle
There is never a shortage of demand on beef. There is even more benefit when you have them grass fed. Read more about it here.
8. Sell Goat
Raising goats can be a rewarding and profitable business. You can raise them for slaughter, dairy or showing purposes. Get more tips here.
9. Sell Pigs
You should never forget about pigs. Everybody loves bacon right? Get tips on how to raise healthy pigs here.
Bees have many uses. One great benefit you can get from it is honey. Learn how to start beekeeping with these tips.
Whether it's cow or goat milk, fresh milk is always something people will love. See how to milk goats here.
When there's milk, you can make cheese. And in case you don't know, there are a lot of cheeses you can make. Here are a couple of homemade cheese recipes to get you started.
13. Dried Herbs
Learn how to dry herbs and start selling! You can also keep some for yourself of course.
14. Essential Oils
The important key in making essential oil is herb and flowers. Find out how you can make homemade essential oil in your kitchen here.
15. Make Jerky
There's just something about chewing on this salty snack that completes someone's day. Get 15 recipes here.
16. Learn Canning
Canning is a great way to preserve fruit and other produce. Just follow the 13 steps here.
17. Sell Jam
Now that you know how to can, making and selling jam would be the next best step. Get the tutorial here. And if you need more recipes, get more here.
18. Dehydrated Food
Your dehydrator will be useful for these recipes. Make a profit with any one of these.
19. Maple Syrup
Got maple trees around the homestead? Learning how to tap them and making maple syrup will be be very profitable. Everyone loves pancake in the morning right?
20. Write For Us
Did you know that you can earn a little on the side by sharing your homesteading tips and tricks? Check out the form here and contribute!
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Ronald Oliver says
Question, how do you sell meat products that you raise on your Homestead, legally ? I live in Florida and looked into it and it seems near impossible for a homesteader to do so, without being a big commercial operation. Is there any loopholes I’m missing?