I would plant Jerusalem artichokes for zone 5. Mine came back every year in CO ( high altitude/9000'/harsh weather), even after my chickens decimated them the year before. You can go wrong with a food & fodder plant.
I've written and self-published 18 books & over 20 journals. Some books make a bulk of my income, others make almost nothing. Without any marketing, I average about a couple of $100/month in passive income. I would probably do much better if I market them but I'm currently working on expanding my passive income streams away from Amazon.
Thank you for this thread. Because of it, I have expanded on my residual income streams. I have already self-published over 20 books & journals, and have over 100 POD T-shirt designs on Amazon. However, I've been looking to diversify my income stream platform because I don't want to rely almost 100% on Amazon.
I've branched into selling Math notes/worksheets/lessons on Teachers Pay Teachers (made less than $20 so far with under 20 items for sale...The seller commission is high!) I've been toying with the idea of how to market my TpT and decided that YouTube was the best way to go. While checking out other YouTubers in my niche, I stumbled on others that offer online tutoring services on Wyzant. Not passive income but I think it makes a nice circle of income streams that advertise each other. So the YouTube lessons advertise TpT & Wyz and vice verse. Eventually, I hope that I'll have enough views & subscribers to monetize the YouTube as well.
We'd like to keep our manufacturing process unpublished. Would a screenshot of my etsy seller order work? (attached)
Nicole Alderman wrote:Hi J! Any chance you could get a picture of you making one of the saddles? I just fear that anyone could come on and show a link to an etsy page and say they did it, and take credit for other's work. I don't think that's the case here, but it's probably good to set a precedent. Thanks!
I was wondering if selling our hay to our neighbor would count for the permaculture part?
Mike Haasl wrote:Awesome Jill, looks like you're in good shape to get a badge. What you need to do is to go to the beginning of the Commerce badge (on page #1) and click on whichever task you are interested in saying you've done. Each task is called a BB (Badge Bit). Complete enough badge bits, you get the badge. For Commerce it's just the four BBs.
So follow a link to the BB, read the requirements and if you've satisfied them, make a post in that thread showing that you've done the thing. Someone will come along and certify your BB (Yay). Once you've had all four BBs certified, you make a post in this thread asking to get the badge certified. Kind of like This One over in the foraging badge.
Let me know if that doesn't make sense and welcome to the PEP program
Would love to take part. How do I get my badge? I've been working on residual income streams since 2014.
- Over 20 books and journals published - brings in an avg of $200/mth
- Over a 100 T-shirt designs (POD) - brings in about $100-200/mth
- Working on selling Math lessons on TpT - about $15 so far
- Starting YouTube Channel offering Math lessons - Not monetized yet.
What kind of hosta cultivars do you have that were yummy?
Sara Rosenberg wrote:
Ralph Kettell wrote:OK Daron,
You got me again! LOL. I just ordered Sunchokes, Egyptian walking onions, and American Groundnuts and I will probably buy some Cannas also. Oh and I already planted some Hostas today.
I too have the sunchokes, walking onions, cannas, and hosta.
The Hosta leaflets that emerge in the spring are TO DIE FOR. I sauteed in bacon grease with a bit of salt and pepper. Trying some this spring from one of my 5 plants prompted me to rush out and buy 10 more plants so that I will be able to enjoy a larger harvest in consecutive years down the line. They really do wonderfully here in the shaded areas available.
You can buy nice-sized fresh Chinese (SHAN YAO) or Japanese (NAGAIMO) yam roots from an Asian grocer. I've had success planting NAGAIMO from the grocery store. Just look for a nice-sized, fresh-looking chunk. They aren't expensive either. Asian grocers or coops are great places to find plant starts. Other things that I've successfully planted are: ginger (organic from Costco); lemongrass, tumeric, chayote, Jerusalem artichokes, taro (from my regional store chain that that stocks more uncommon stuff); water chestnuts (Asian grocer).
I've also had a lot of failures but the monetary outlay is low so I'm willing to try many things.