10 Ways to Earn Money Living Off the Grid

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Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 9, 2016 in Remote Working

Don Jr. Waters writing on living off the grid…

You can choose to keep your day job when you adopt an off-the-grid or homesteading lifestyle. After all, land taxes, goods, and services such as internet and cell phones, all require income.

But if being complete self-sufficiency is your dream, you can still make money from your homestead activities.

Below you will find a list of ideas that will help you start generating income today.

1. Make and sell crafts

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Do you love making things with your hands? If so, then you can earn extra income by making and selling crafts. There is a wide range of crafting ideas that can be found by searching the internet, and finding one you are interested in is easy.

2. Start a homesteading blog

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Why not share your passion of homesteading and build your own off the grid blog? Once you have a decent following, you can start making money by signing up for Google AdSense.

3. Aquaponics

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This method of farming has been around for a while now, but it is catching on with homesteaders. If you have some extra space in your barn or even your greenhouse, you can add an aquaponics system and grow several species of fish that you can sell to restaurants for some cold hard cash.

4. Write and sell digital books

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Another way to spread the word about your passion for homesteading is to write and sell digital books about what you have learned over the years.

5. Raise bees for honey

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A fun way to both earn some extra income and learn about nature is to raise bees. Not only can you sell the natural raw honey, you can also enjoy it yourself.

6. Offer farm tours

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Are you proud of your homestead and all the work you have done on it? If so, why not show it off by offering paid farm tours?

7. Turn your spare room into income

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Do you have a spare room that you are not using? Many of us have guest rooms that go unused if friends and family members are not visiting. A great way to pull in some cash is by renting it out using the website Airbnb.com.

8. Grow herbs and veggies for the farmers market

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During the planting seasons, why not plant some extra vegetable and herbs? This will allow you to sell part of your harvest at your local farmers market for some extra income.

9. Raise chickens for meat and eggs

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Chickens are a great source of food for those living off the grid. By adding some extra birds to your flock, you can generate income by selling both meat and eggs. But remember to check your local laws before putting your plan into action.

10. Become an online tutor

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Is math your favorite subject? Are you great in English? Even if you don’t have a teaching degree or background, you can tutor students online often for a very substantial fee.

Now that you have learned several fun ways to make money while living off the grid, why not get started today? By bringing in extra income to pay for the things you need, you will reach a higher level of freedom and happiness.

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