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Ben: Income from Homestead

 
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Welcome Ben!

How do most people make money from the homestead? Especially when they are located far from anything resembling a small town.

Are we restricted to food, crafting and the occasional book deal?
 
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That answer would vary a lot I think - here in Vermont there's quite a rural population making a living remotely, as writers, online consultants of a hundred kinds, working a few long days at a place far-ish away. Working seasonally.
It's a challenge no doubt. We have to travel a bit but we run a lot of courses where people come to us as well.
 
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Yes i think it always depends on your specific location

but education makes sense, as does seeds and spores being sold online or mail order etc
 
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This sounds trite, so sorry for that, but what are you good at? I find that if you have a skill, and other people need it, you can make money. Look around the homesteading community out in your neck of the woods, do you have a skill they need and are willing to pay you for providing? Then let the circle get bigger and bigger until you find enough people who need what you do and will pay enough to meet your needs. If the skill can't be sold online or on ebay, but is an on-site skill, then your only income base is the population around you unless you want to travel, a lot!

That's my 2 cents, and in this economy isn't worth much!!

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Danette Cross wrote:This sounds trite, so sorry for that, but what are you good at?



I think Danette hit it square on the head: If every homesteader worked at the same occupation for cash, no one would buy the product. From what I've seen, the options are as varied as the people that do them. What works for you?
 
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