Welcome to the Homestead Hustle 101 Page! This page is designed to help you find exactly what you’re looking for to further your homesteading efforts. It’s organized by category so you can easily find articles, hints and tips that pertain to your specific endeavor. New posts are being added everyday so be sure to check back often for inspiration and knowledge from people who are living the Homestead Dream.
These articles will inspire and guide you to follow your dream of turning your homestead or farm into a business.
In this collection of posts you will find advice on what crops to grow, how to better your harvest and how to market the products you produce.
Farmer’s Markets and CSA
The following posts will help you find everything you need to know about participating in a farmer’s market, opening a farm stand or starting a CSA group.
Herbs are not only a culinary item, but can be used in health and beauty products. Learn how to make money on your homestead with herbs!
Cottage Food Industry
The Cottage Food Laws are a set of more lenient regulations that allow small home-kitchen based businesses to make a profit without having to fulfill the more strict standards of large scale businesses. Learn how these laws effect your homesteading goals.
Do you make a product at your homestead? Learn tips from people who are selling their home goods and making an income.
Buying land may be the most challenging aspect to new homesteaders. Learn how to make the most of your property.
Interested in raising large animals like cows and horses? Then this section is for you. Learn the role that large animals play in the success of a homestead.
Small animals like Rabbits, Ducks, Chickens and Bees can serve as a profitable income to homesteaders who own a little or a lot of land. Read how others are making these animals work for them.
Mastering a skill like woodworking, blacksmithing or sheep shearing can earn you money. Many of these skills are being lost in our more technology based society. Find your niche with the help of our collection of posts below.
Tools and Equipment
Fencing, tractors and tools-of-the-trade can be an expensive investment. Learn how to make smart choices when it comes to equipment for your homestead.
You may be the best, have the best, or know the most, but if people can’t find you, you won’t be successful in making a profit. Learn how to market your harvest, skill or product with tips from our writers.
Keeping your homestead organized with clear, concise goals will help you look professional and keep your customers happy. Learn how with tips from our homesteaders.
Legalities, Insurance and Forms
Dealing with the forms, paperwork and technicalities of opening a business can be confusing. Here are some helpful tips to sort through the legal jargon.