How to make money homesteading

These are not get rich quick schemes, but genuine work from home jobs. You will likely have to put in 40+ hours a week to see an income. That’s still no guarantee, these are simply ideas that I have seen work for others.

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  1. Blogging. Yes, some people earn a living doing what I’m doing. It takes a lot of time and commitment. In order to earn money blogging you must have affiliates or a product that you’re selling. Ebooks do well.
  2. Crafts. Can you sew, knit, crochet, or something else? Then you can probably make things and either sell them online or at fairs and festivals. You probably won’t become a millionaire, but one weekend a month just might pay the light bill.
  3. Handyman or cleaning service. Are you good with your hands? Try starting a handyman service. Like cleaning? A lot of people are too busy to make repairs, do yard work, etc. Or they can’t or simply don’t want to do it. I hate cleaning and would gladly pay someone else if I was able. Lol
  4. Selling wares from your homestead. Check your local laws on this one. You may be able to sell eggs, cheese, produce, and soap that you have made on your homestead. A lot of people where I live love to support local farmers!
  5. Direct sales. Do your research and find one that hasn’t been done to death. There are unique ones out there and if you market it right you can earn an income. I have a friend on Facebook who not only is able to stay home, BUT her husband is able to stay home, too.
  6. Freelance. There are tons of ideas on Fiverr. You can check it out at the link below. If you make a purchase I earn a small commission at no cost to you.

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This is a short list compared to what’s out there. There are websites and ebooks out there that only deal with this subject. Who knows, maybe you will be able to quit your day job and work from your homestead.

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Let me know what you do from home! I love hearing new and creative ideas!

What is homesteading?

You may be wondering what exactly is homesteading. Well, homesteading is a broad term and is defined differently by different people. So I will give you my family’s definition since I’m writing this blog.

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Homesteading means that we do things old school as much as possible. My husband hunts and fishes when he’s able to provide us with food. I enjoy knitting and sewing which allows me to decorate our home nicely without costing us a fortune.

My husband would love to be offgrid, but that’s not feasible for us at this time.

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I do want to start cloth diapering again and eventually raise chickens for eggs. My family of five goes through five dozen eggs in about two weeks! I don’t bake so that’s fried, scrambled, and omelettes! My youngest is one and eats two eggs by himself multiple times a day! Okay, you get my point. We need chickens. Lol

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So in summary, homesteading is living self-sustainably and making due with what you’ve got. It can be a lot of work, but it can be a lot of fun, too.

Knitting: What you need to get started

The great thing about knitting is that you don’t have to use a pattern. You can just start knitting. This guide is for us rebels who just want to get started.

First, check your yarn for what size knitting needles are recommended. That’s the X in the picture below. You can use a different size, but I tend to follow the recommendation when I’m free-handing it. Lol This includes length. You don’t want to use short, straight needles if you’re making a blanket (or a shawl 🙋) and you don’t need a 60″ circular needle to make a dish cloth.

Now you need to look at your yarn again for how many yards are there. You may need to look for a chart on Pinterest to see how many yards you need for what you’re making. You don’t want to be in the middle of a blanket and run out. Unless your yarn doesn’t have a dye lot number. Then you can just buy more and continue. If there’s a dye lot that means there could be variations from one skein of yarn to the next. Not something you want to risk.