How to Make Money Out of Your Backyard

If you own a substantial amount of land and you’re blessed with a green thumb, it may be an idea to consider setting up a business in your backyard or garden. Gardening is a fantastic hobby, but it can also become a potential career

There’s a common saying that goes “if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.” While it doesn’t always work out this way, as any career requires balance and a business requires a great deal of administrative work to become successful, it is true that a career that you enjoy isn’t just more pleasant, but it can be more likely to succeed than one that you have no passion for. 

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  1. Setting Up a Garden

If you garden as a hobby, then you likely already have some garden beds set out. But if you want to sell what you grow, you will need a niche. This may depend on what you already grow in your garden. So, if you enjoy growing flowers, then selling flowers is a natural choice. The same applies to fruit and vegetables.

However, you do need to be more specific about your chosen produce. Chances are, you grow the things that you enjoy. But, if you want to grow commercially, then you may have to focus on certain flowers or vegetables, choosing ones that are more popular and that are more productive. 

If you plan on setting up a commercial garden, then it also pays to create new and larger beds. Research each plant that you plan on selling, so you know the best way to grow it. Eventually, you will find plants that work best for you. 

  1. Maximizing Productivity

When growing for commercial use, boosting the productivity of your plants is important. Each plant takes up valuable space, which means that you can’t grow something else there until the plant is harvested.

This partially informs your growing choices. You want something that will be popular, reliable, and productive. Balance value between growing space and the time it takes. As you expand your beds, you can diversify your plants some more, but you still want to focus on these highly productive and profitable plants.

You can also increase your productivity while growing. Healthy plants are productive plants, so keeping them well nourished is a surefire way to increase productivity. Products like humus compost can boost plant growth and even build their immunity, so they are less likely to fail. 

  1. Selling Products

Once your products are grown, you should sell them quickly so that you can start the growing cycle again. Depending on where you live, you may find some success selling your products from a local stall. People prefer home-grown local products and may be willing to pay a little extra.However, you can also broaden your horizons. You can sell your plants online so that they can travel further. You could set up a website, or use a common online marketplace to help you to sell your products. Don’t forget to use social media to advertise your products and your brand.

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, Founder of Inspired Marketing, Inc., helps overachieving women entrepreneurs conquer limiting beliefs and create marketing plans that win. This includes one-on-one marketing plan development, digital product creation, web design and content marketing. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog, Entrepreneur-Resources.net.

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