I had a *feeling normal* moment Monday; went solo to Starbucks, took my coffee into Barnes&Noble, sat on the floor with a coffee and a book…it was fantastic!
I was able to sit right between two of my favorite book sections and dig in to some of my future endeavors. Gardening, farming, entrepreneurship, and homesteading.
I keep coming back to this…how in the hell am I going to make money farming?
- I do not have a green thumb. Not even close.
- I want to do SO MUCH STUFF, which does not easily lend itself to profit. Specialization is key!
- I also have this semi-dormant desire to be super artsy (see above bullet).
- I am moving to an area with an abundance of farmers and agricultural specialists (because of Cornell), so market saturation is likely.
I’m lucky that a majority of our family income should come from my retirement, plus the hubs works, but I have promised the family that I will at least make enough extra to support my expensive farmers market and coffee habits 🌽 🍅 ☕️
Where is my head for short-term (post-MBA) income?
- Farmers market: Crafting (jewelry, canvas photos, wooden signs, soap, glass slumping…pretty much anything with high profit margin and low skill)
- Farmers market: Produce-type stuff (mushrooms, husk cherries, cucamelons, fancy garlic, honey, flowers)
- Etsy: See “FM: Crafting” above.
- Blogging: Going back to specialization, thinking about keeping this blog as-is and potentially monetizing a specialized blog.
- Farm stand: See “FM: Produce” above.
- Cafe: It’ll happen, but it’s gonna take time.
I am pretty confident with my long-term goals, but this short-term piece is bustin my chops. Thoughts? Suggestions?
Love others. Love self. Love coffee.
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