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.

Establishing a Market for Farm-raised Meats

Thirty years ago my parents loaded my little brother and me into Dad’s 1978 powder-blue Dodge pickup and headed fifteen…

4 weeks ago

Twenty Homestead Hustles: Make Money from Your Homestead

Many of us got interested in homesteading as a way to escape the rat race only to discover—surprise, surprise!—you still…

1 month ago

African Violets for Fun and Profit

If you are looking for something different to market from your homestead, consider African violets.  Even if you have never…

2 months ago

You Can Afford Your Homestead Dream… But You May Not Recognize it at First.

Do you dream of one day owning a homestead of your own, a place where you can raise animals and…

4 months ago

Become Rich by Being Poor on Purpose

My engineer friend in Dallas said, “This is the third year my health insurance has gone up.  It's now over…

4 months ago

Crafty Cash — Put Your Hobbies to Work

Homesteaders have long been some of the most creative folks around.  We’re a race of putterers, always tinkering and patching…

6 months ago

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. …

9 months 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…

10 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…

11 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…

11 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…

11 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…

12 months ago