Homesteading As A Business: Is It Risky

Homesteading As A Business
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Homesteading As A Business Is Less Risky Than A J.O.B.!

First, most successful homesteaders will tell you that they have tremendous freedom, which is why they do homesteading as a business.

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They are producing most of their own food and enough to sell, and are their own boss.

Also, I can tell you that homesteading as a business is less risky than working for others.

What Is The Risk Of NOT Homesteading As A Business?

The risk is working and having one source of income!

Employees are at risk because they have a single source of income.

What about the homesteader who sells organic vegetables, fresh eggs, small livestock for meat, poultry, honey, skills, knowledge, …?

She or he may not have hundreds and hundreds of customers, but you can make a decent living when you work your passion.

Actually, there is considerable financial risk in being a homesteader business owner.

But, homesteaders/entrepreneurs have a set of beliefs that helps them reduce their risk or at least their perceived risk:

  • I’m in control of my destiny.
  • Risk is working for a ruthless employer.
  • I can solve any problem.
  • The only way to become a homesteader/entrepreneur is to own your homestead.
  • There are no limits on the amount of income I can make.
  • I get stronger and wiser every day by facing adversity.

To be a homesteader/entrepreneur also requires that you have the desire to be a homesteader.

If you hate the thought of digging in the dirt, feeding chickens and pigs, smelling hay…, homesteading may not be your calling.

If you hate technology, maintaining inventory, keeping records…, cottage industry entrepreneurship may not be your calling either.

These are just some of the basic things you must do to organize and manage your homesteading business.

Homesteading As A Business Is A Calling

The most successful homesteader/entrepreneur have one characteristic in common: We all enjoy what we do.

We all take pride in “going it alone”, if need be.

Some people don’t have the courage to be a homesteader or an entrepreneur.

The mere thought of “going it alone” evokes FEAR!

I would be the first to tell any aspiring homesteader or entrepreneur that we are not fearless!

We recognize the fear in what we are doing, and deal with it.


We overcome our fears, which is why we are successful.

I have spent a considerable amount of time studying courageous homesteaders such as, Tammy Trayer of TrayerWilderness.com.

This the first video I watched about her family’s journey and they’ve come a long way homesteading as a business.

Certainly, Tammy Trayer had enormous courage to think she and her family could build a cabin home in the wilderness and live by full grit and survival.

She does not fit the strict definition of an entrepreneur, but in my mind, she has homesteading and entrepreneurial blood in her veins.

Typically, it is the homesteader/entrepreneur who deals with risk everyday, who tests her/his courage every day.

In this way, you learn to conquer fear, which is what it takes if you’re considering homesteading as a business.

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