Making Money on Your Homestead

Ready to get uncomfortable? Let’s talk about money.

Did you know that as many as 45% of working Americans have a side hustle outside of their primary jobs, according to a 2019 Bankrate survey?

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Though many families rely on side hustles to make ends meet, the most common reason is for a source of disposable income. I mean, who wouldn’t enjoy some extra money coming in, right?

Let’s set the expectation though, 73% of side hustles earn up to $500 monthly. We’re not talking quit-your-full-time job money… and that’s okay.

Yes, there are ways to earn $1000+ per month without getting a “real” part-time, or second, job…. but even at a few hundred dollars a month, starting revenue-generating projects can be a welcome boost to your homestead income!

We’ve done it… and so can you. (Want to learn more about one of our side projects? Check out RC Field Days online.)

Starting a side hustle, or small business, on your farm or homestead can be a rewarding way to create additional income. This is just the first post in a blog series all about starting your own homestead side hustle because let’s be honest… quitting our day jobs to farm or homestead full time is just not an option for most of us. There are bills to pay, health insurance, and other benefits to consider. But that doesn’t mean we can’t work towards that end goal.

Even if you love your current job, having more than one source of income gives you options.

It doesn’t matter what you currently do for off-farm income or if you’ve never dreamt of being an entrepreneur. You can build a side hustle using the skills you have and create additional income streams for your homestead. In the next post we’ll be talking about how to get started and what makes a great idea. Join us as we share practical tips – and what worked for us.

Starting a Homestead Side Hustle

Homestead Business Ideas

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