Self-employment

Homesteading articles about Self-employment pertaining to homesteaders, farming, animal husbandry, gardening, history, and myriad other topics discussed at Homestead.org, collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Ten Ways To Promote Your Homestead

Homesteaders often say were first attracted to the lifestyle because of their desire to get out of the rat race. …

1 month ago

Anyone Can Become an Artist on the Homestead

“Can you please bring more cups? We keep selling out.” That’s what the owner of the antique shop said to…

2 months ago

Tips for Starting a CSA, Successfully

Many people begin homesteading as a way to escape the rat race only to discover you still need some type…

3 months ago

My Homestead Income: Selling Goat’s Milk Soap for Profit

Over the last ten years or so, and around my various “off the farm” work schedules, I have learned a…

3 months ago

Black Walnuts: Pennies From Heaven

  Here at Exclamation Pointe, autumn is a tranquil time when the subtle shift in the winds and the gradual…

3 months ago

Lost Your Job? Congratulations, You’re Finally Self-employed!

"It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating." ~ Oscar Wilde ~~~~~~~~ So you’re out of…

4 months ago

Are You Sure You Really Need a Job?

  One of my favorite cartoons shows a politician giving a speech at one of those thousand-dollar-a-plate dinners.  He's saying,…

4 months ago

Raising Quail for Profit on the Homestead

Homesteaders looking for a profitable venture should consider raising quail.  Quail can be raised in small areas, are low maintenance…

5 months ago

Lessons Learned When Starting a Home-based Business

  I didn’t plan for a home-based business when I expressed concern for natural-based baby-care products for my newborn; I…

6 months ago

Five Fun Farmer’s Market Products: Draw Interest to Your Table

  Participating in a farmer's market is a great income opportunity that allows you to connect with the people in…

7 months ago

Raise Heritage Turkeys for Holiday Cash

  Small-scale turkey farming is an excellent income source for homesteaders.  They have interesting personalities and are suitable for homesteads…

7 months ago

My Potbellied Piggy Bank: Selling Potbellied Pigs on the Homestead

  I wasn’t sure how much a pair of potbellied pigs would amount to when I responded to the “free…

7 months ago