9 Ways You Can Make An Extra $1,000 A Month So You Can Become Financially Free From The Grid Faster

9 Ways You Can Make An Extra $1,000 A Month So You Can Become Financially Free From The Grid Faster

Living on a homestead is a dream life for many preppers.

The way to own your very patch of  land is perhaps to be able to earn a living working without having to leave it, as well. 

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Here 10 ways you can make an extra $1,000 a month on a small homestead so you can become financially self-reliant from the grid faster.

10 Ways To Make $1,000 A Month For Preppers

1. Sell Eggs

9 Ways You Can Make An Extra $1,000 A Month So You Can Become Financially Free From The Grid Faster

We start with an easy one.

Selling your chicken eggs at a local farmer’s market or you own farm stand can earn some of the money you will need to achieve your $1,000 a month goal.

Yes, it would take a whole lot of eggs to make that much money in a single month, but if you have a large flock that lays quality eggs, hitting your desired amount from eggs alone, could indeed be possible.

Consider breeding Easter Egger chicken to increase sales around the holiday – along with selling chicks and ducklings, too.

2. Produce Stand

9 Ways You Can Make An Extra $1,000 A Month So You Can Become Financially Free From The Grid Faster

Setting up a farm-side produce stand to sell what your grow, raise, and make on your homestead is legal in the vast majority of states.

As long as the stand remains on your own property many laws governing vendors licenses, agricultural, or health inspections typically do not apply – a big money saver for small scale homesteaders.

3. Homemade Gifts

9 Ways You Can Make An Extra $1,000 A Month So You Can Become Financially Free From The Grid Faster

This one is easy and can make you some money as fast as tomorrow morning. Turn a hobby you are passionate about into part of your homesteading business.

Lack inspiration? Have a look on Etsy or Pinterest and you will quickly get lots of great ideas.

You can make homemade dolls or Waldorf toys, stuffed animals, picnic tables, backyard game systems, quilts, embroidered items, rustic signs, vinyl printed shirts – the options are nearly endless.

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One of the advantages of turning a hobby into a small business is the you already own the necessary tools and supplies to get started. Upgrade your equipment or buy additional tools and materials after you begin to make some sales.

4. Healing Herbs And Oils

9 Ways You Can Make An Extra $1,000 A Month So You Can Become Financially Free From The Grid Faster

Growing herbs takes up very little space... but can earn a homesteader a large profit.

Not only can you raise naturally healing and rare heirloom herbs, you can also cultivate non-native varieties because herbs can easily be cultivated year-round in a tiny greenhouse or in the home beneath a grow light.

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You could take this homestead money making opportunity a bit further and create your own essential oils and natural perfumes from the herbs and any flowers you also grow on the property.

Selling herbs, seeds, essential oils, and natural cosmetics or perfumes online at website venues like Etsy, would increase your homestead-based selling power.

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5. Livestock Breeding

9 Ways You Can Make An Extra $1,000 A Month So You Can Become Financially Free From The Grid Faster

Breeding and selling livestock have long been a money maker for farmers. 

To increase the demand for your animals, and the price, consider raising heritage breeds.

Heritage breeds of chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats, sheep, hogs, and cattle are in demand by homesteaders and farmers who do not want commercially raised, cross-bred, hormone and antibiotic injected livestock.

These vulnerable populations of traditional farm livestock do not grow as quickly as their peers raised on factory farms, but are typically far more hardy and independent animals that can survive with limited human intervention.

It will generally cost more to purchase a breeding pair of heritage livestock and might take longer to find them, but the profit margin should be a lot higher…and you would be doing a good deed in the process.

Joining the Livestock Conservancy group will put you in touch with other breeders, potential customers, and educate you about each breed.

6. Herd Share Service

9 Ways You Can Make An Extra $1,000 A Month So You Can Become Financially Free From The Grid Faster

Raw milk is not legal to sell in most states, but selling a share of an animal or a herd, is.

Launch a herd share service to sell your excess dairy cow or goat milk. The individuals who purchase a share can milk the animal or collect raw milk that stems from it and use it as they desire.

7. Beekeeping

9 Ways You Can Make An Extra $1,000 A Month So You Can Become Financially Free From The Grid Faster

You think your don't have enough spaces to make money on your homestead?

Then... Beekeeping might be just right for you!

Not only could you sell the honey the bees make, but also the bees themselves as part of a breeding operation.

This might be the best homestead money making venture for folks working within small spaces.

In addition to these possibilities, you could also earn $1,000 a month by building and selling beehives as well as renting out established hives to other growers seeking to pollinate their crops and fruit groves.

8. Event Space

9 Ways You Can Make An Extra $1,000 A Month So You Can Become Financially Free From The Grid Faster

Agricultural tourism is a rising trend across the country, opening up a vast array of home-based income for homesteaders. 

You do not need double digit acreage to make money renting out space on your homestead.  In a growing number of states, agritourism activities are covered by standard insurance policies as long as some common-sense warning and/or premises policy signs are posted.

Common event space rentals on homesteads often include: barn rental for weddings, barn backdrops for photo shoots, herb and medicinal garden areas for social gatherings, and hands-on homesteading activity space for youth and civic groups.

9. Workshops

9 Ways You Can Make An Extra $1,000 A Month So You Can Become Financially Free From The Grid Faster

Once you acquire all the knowledge from one or many of the experiences above you know what you can do?

Sell it!

That's right.

Make money sharing your knowledge with not just other homesteaders, but youth and community groups as well.

You could host seed saving, dehydrating, beekeeping, etc. workshops on your homestead or also at regional expos and events related to homesteading and agriculture.

Writing and making videos showcasing your homesteading skills can also help you earn a minimum of $1,000 a month after waving good-bye to the rat race and daily commute.

Purchase only the essential materials needed to start your business during the early months, if you do not already have most of them on your homestead. Increase your purchase list only as you start to see some sales and interest in your products or products.

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Making $1,000 a month from a small homestead is possible.

It can take several months to a year to establish yourself locally and/or online as a small business owner....

But as a reward for your hard work you get to live on a homestead.

The way to own your very patch of  land is perhaps to be able to earn a living working without having to leave it, as well. 

These were 9 ways you can make an extra $1,000 a month on a small homestead so you can become financially self-reliant from the grid faster.

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