We decided to become homesteaders six years ago to have more freedom and be more self sufficient. We wanted to spend more time with our family and we wanted to work on our own terms. We’ve been very blessed to do just that over the last six years and we’ve never had to leave our homestead to work for someone else. It hasn’t been easy, but by running our own businesses on our own terms, we’ve been able to maximize our freedom and we hope to help others do the same. We did a video version outlining our 10 homestead businesses and how much money each one of them makes.
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My first job out of high school was working in a warehouse. I did that for five years and although I recognize I am blessed to live in the USA and have any job, that job was a soul crusher and I hated every minute of it. I have empathy for people who work at jobs they hate and who feel stuck. My goal is to help others regain their freedom and start their own business.
My best advice for this is to start with baby steps, start a side hustle. Turn your passion into a side business while you are still working at your main source of income. Build it up and if it’s your goal and you work hard, someday, maybe you can turn your side hustle into your main income stream.
Below I will share each of our 10 homestead businesses and side hustles. These are not specific to homesteading like selling eggs or produce. but these are all businesses we run entirely from our homestead. I will also share how much money we make from each of these. My purpose isn’t to brag my purpose is to inspire and educate others. If I was learning about various small business ideas I would want to know the realistic income each makes. Please keep in mind the numbers I share below are gross income and don’t include the expenses for each.
Start an Airbnb Rental
We specifically sought out a homestead that was a two family home. Our initial plan was to rent it out to a tenant on a 1 year lease, but since AirBnB was so popular and growing we decided to test it out and we haven’t looked back. We’ve met so many cool people from all around the world and so many that are excited to visit and vacation on a working homestead with goats and chickens. We’ve been superhosts on Airbnb for …….