One of the things we all want to be able to say in life is that we are self sufficient and that we are independent. No one wants to be completely dependent on other people and we want to know that we can make our own way in the world. Today we are looking a little deeper into some of the ways we can make money and save money using the skills and resources we have available to us.
One of the biggest costs we have to deal with in the home is our electricity bill and throughout the year this can add up to a large sum. It is important for us to be able to look after our home and make sure we are financially afloat and any way which we can reduce these costs is always a good idea. By installing solar panels to the roof of the home instead of using your energy provider for everything, it can make a big difference and it will allow you to run your own house day after day without worrying about money too much.
Buy a farm
Sometimes the best answer to a question like this is a big one, and if you are feeling as if you live off other people too much in your current life it might be a good idea to change your lifestyle entirely to something new. Farming is a great caterer choice for those who want to live off their own crops and their own resources. You will of course have to invest in the building and Tractors For Sale to start with, but once the ball is rolling you can be pretty self sufficient in the farming world and live mostly off your own land.
Sell your fruit
It doesn’t matter if you have a huge farming field or a small patch at the back of the garden, growing and selling fruit and vegetables can be a great way to earn a little bit of money in the summer. You can join a local market in your town square and simply sell your wares to people in the area and beyond. You might not make that much money but you’ll still come back with more than you left with!
If you have a skill for the arts and you have the ability to create artwork, one of the great ideas you can try is to get crafty and sell your drawings or paintings online or in person. You can visit local markets and shows and open a shop on Etsy to sell your own original prints and art pieces. It is a great way for you to make some extra money going something that you love and it will make a big difference to you and your financial state.
Grow and sell plants
If you have some plants in your home or garden which always seem to bring you lots of seeds and also produce a lot of offspring, instead of wasting them and trying to wither cram them into your flowerbed or throw them away, why not sell them? People love to have fresh flowers in their home and gardens and if you can sell baby plants to people in your local community you could stand to raise quite a lot of money during the summer time. You can also do the same thing if you collect seeds and bulbs at the end of the season and sell these in small sachets to people in the area so that they can use them as they wish to.
Make and sell soups
One of the things which a lot of people might want in the morning or at lunchtime on a Work day is a fresh bowl of soup or a sandwich. One great way for you to make a bit of extra cash is to offer to make people in your office these soups and sandwiches and ask them to pay a few dollars for the meal. Even if you only do this once a week on a Friday as a treat, it can be a handy way to make some money and make sure that you can save up for your own rainy day. Plus, you’ll get major bragging rights around the office so this can make things even better for you!
There are lots of ways to be smart with money and live off your own resources so take the time this month to think of what skills you have and what you could do with them!