Category: Homestead Finances and Self-Employment

Owning Physical Gold & Silver Tips and Advice

Owning Physical Gold & Silver Tips and Suggestions

by Bob When owning physical gold & silver there are a few general concepts to understand: Don’t tell the world! (2 or 3 is enough) You aren’t planning on using them in regular retail businesses in normal times. The best thing that can happen to them is you leave them to your heirs (you never needed them). They preserve wealth over time (they are not intended to “make money”). They are low-cost insurance for emergency...

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How to Make and Save Money Living in the Country

Homesteading is also about earning a living! by D. in Kansas My husband and I were freaking out about the economy in 1978, so moved from a metro lifestyle in another state to rural Kansas where we fenced and planted a half-acre garden. I learned to can, soon filling the basement with Mason jars. We went “off the grid” for a while, so learned to live by the light, getting up early and going to bed...

How New Bloggers Make Money Via Affiliate Marketing

How New Bloggers Make Money Via Affiliate Marketing

Turning a successful blog into substantial income can be surprisingly easy. Yet countless website owners, even people who receive millions of monthly visitors, are failing to take advantage of the opportunity that is staring them right in the face. That opportunity? Affiliate marketing. In today’s lesson, we will discuss three important affiliate marketing topics: how affiliate marketing works, why many websites miss out on affiliate marketing, and how to get started participating in affiliate marketing...

Setting a Blogging Schedule for Your New Blog

Setting a Blogging Schedule for Your New Blog

Regular visitors come back to your site because they are excited to see new content. Stop putting out new content, and your visitors will stop coming back. It’s a simple as that. Unfortunately, writing on a consistent schedule and producing new content regularly is far from simple. As easy as it may seem now, once your blog starts taking off and you have other administrative and management tasks to accomplish, getting your writing done on...

How to Get Subscribers for Your New Blog

How to Get Subscribers for Your New Blog

You’ve probably heard the old saying “give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime.” The online version of this saying would probably go something like this: “give a website owner a visitor and he’ll gain one-page view. Give a website owner a subscriber and he’ll have page views on every piece of content he creates.” Okay, so it’s not nearly as...

How to Choose The Best Web Host For New Bloggers

How to Choose The Best Web Host For New Bloggers

Note: I’ve had several readers ask me about blogging – how to start, how to get traffic, and how to make some money from it, so I decided to write and publish a seven part series here at MDCreekmore.com to help anyone who is interested get started. After all one of the most important thing when it comes to self-reliance is being self-employed!  If blogging isn’t “your thing” then please read my article – 31 Simple...

SEO and Creating Good Content for Your Blog

SEO and Creating Good Content for Your Blog

This is part two of our how to start a blog series – making a living from a small homestead is difficult, however, if you have information to share (see this article for ideas on picking a niche topic) and an internet connection then blogging might be perfect for you. And it’s possible to make A LOT OF MONEY! My best month I made over $17,000 and you can too – but you have to...

Getting Readers and Traffic To Your New Blog

Getting Readers and Traffic To Your New Blog

You have a host, a domain name, a WordPress theme, and some good content written with both human visitors and SEO algorithms in mind. But without actual readers, your site will be like a pristine highway with no vehicles traversing it. In other words, it will be totally useless. Getting your name out there is going to take some hard work — even if you decide to drop a bit of money on an ads...

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Moving Toward Self-Reliance for the Working Poor

by Sandra There are many of us who are or have been classified as the working poor, meaning we are employed and we earn a few bucks above the national poverty level ($12,140 for a single person and $25,100 for family of 4—2018 figures), but we don’t earn enough to pay for everything, e.g., food, shelter, transportation, medical, child care, etc. We live paycheck-to-paycheck; robbing Peter to pay Paul. I am not a big fan of...

How You Can Get By With Less and Still Be Happy…

by Sarah L I was raised in a very religious, conservative family. My parents had several of us kids that they were putting through private schools, so there was never any extra money. We lived below “paycheck to paycheck”. I’ve been to food pantries, salvage stores, garage sales, and used coupons. Anything to save money. I decided when I was grown I was living high on the hog…no more pinching pennies for me!! Well, turns...