One if the biggest things that hold people back from starting their own homestead business is having the time to do it. We are so busy with our home, keeping up with kids, doing all the farm chores that already overwhelm us at times. It is true that running a business does take time. However, there are small things you can do to move toward starting your own business and the life you want to live. Many of them just require some thought and planning. You can think about them while folding laundry, feeding your animals, driving to work. Have a note book or put them in the notes section in your phone.
1. What do you do well?
You want to find things that you do well and come easy to you. If you try to make an income at something that is difficult for or maybe it tests your patience, it is not the right choice. You will start to hate what you are doing and your business will not thrive because your heart is not in it.
2. What do you have that you can use to generate and income today?
Look around you and see what you have around your home, garage or barn. You could sew homemade items and sell on line. Make soaps, cheese, or lesions form milk you get form your dairy animal. What could you teach people? If you have a horse you can teach riding lessons. A pool – swimming lessons. If you have a few acres close to a larger town you could have “a day on the farm” events. Enjoy wood working – teach people to build. The only limit you have is the one you put on yourself or tell yourself that it wont work.
3. How will you reach your people?
There are many ways to get your name out to your audience. Facebook page, personal account, commenting in Facebook groups. Instagram , twitter, pintrest, local boards… and the list cold go on for another mile and a half. Think about the time you want to have involved building your audience and getting them to know, like, and trust you. Chose one or two outlets get good at those then add more latter.
These are just three simple things you can do to move yourself closer to your goals. If you need a few more ideas to get started and would like some one on one help. Send me an animal at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule your free 20 min call with me.