The month of February I'll be offering a money-making tip every weekday. Here's the one for today:
Make money by growing stuff.
What kind of stuff can you grow to make money (that's legal, mind you)? Here are a few ideas:
Vegetables. You can not only start a garden to save yourself some money on food costs, but can sell your surplus to friends or at a farmer's market. (Or you can trade your veggies for another product/service to save yourself money.)
- Fruits. These take a bit longer to get going, but once fruit trees are established, they can provide a tremendous amount of fruit that can be sold. Our neighbor has two cherry trees that aren't even tended that well that produce tons of fruit each year.
- Flowers. You can sell those roses as well as save yourself some money by growing them.
- Plants. It's fairly easy to divide many common plants. Buy some, grow them, divide them, and sell a portion of what you've been able to divide.
And while these aren't "growing" ideas, here are some related "down-on-the-farm" money makers (and money savers):
Raise chickens. And sell their eggs.
Become a beekeeper. And sell honey. Friends of ours do this and make a nice side income.
So, any other ideas for growing stuff (or anything related) to make money?