Money In Your Backyard

5 Ways to Find Money in Your Own Backyard

Is there a way to find money in your backyard?  If you’re like the majority of people, you use your backyard for a multitude of different activities – grilling out, playing games, hanging out with family and friends, making memories and relaxing at the end of the day. You may be surprised to find that your outdoor space holds even more value than that. Here are some tips on ways to find money in your backyard.  By using up the extra backyard space you can earn some extra cash, create a lucrative side hustle or even a full-time business. Let’s dive into several ways you can make money in your backyard and turn this space into your own personal goldmine.

1. Grow and Sell Produce:

No matter how big your space is, you can turn your backyard into a profitable garden. If you don’t already have a garden, start by planting foods that you would normally buy at the store and work your way up from there. Not only will you benefit from growing your own food by saving a ton of money, but you can plant more than you need and sell the rest. Advertise around the neighborhood or get yourself a spot at a local farmer’s market. You’ll be able to sell your extra fruits and veggies to people all over your hometown.
A boy and a man working in a backyard garden
Make Money From Your Backyard

2. Adopt Chickens:

Depending on your city’s zoning laws, raising chickens is a great way to make some extra side hustle cash simple because the overhead isn’t too steep. All you need to start is a basic understanding of chickens, a small but simple chicken coop and chicken feed. (You can use regular or organic, depending on which route you want to go). You can also feed them table scraps in moderation. Over time you’ll have a whole slew of farm fresh eggs that you can sell to family and friends and build your clientele from there. Although this won’t provide immediate cash flow, as you build your chicken family over time, your profit margins will increase. If you’re unsure about diving headfirst into this new venture, you can check with local farmers to see about renting a few chickens for a short time.

3. Raise Bees:

Normally, bees are one of those things we try to avoid when spring and summer rolls around. We don’t actively seek them out and we definitely don’t dedicate a space for them in our own backyard. However, raising bees is another way you can earn some extra money if you choose to do so. There are a couple different ways to put money in your pocket – you can either rent out a space (making sure you’re far enough away from your house) to beekeepers for them to visit and maintain the hives from time to time. If you do the work yourself, you’ll be able to sell everything from the honey to wax to brand new bees for cash. Be sure to double check the laws and regulations where you live to ensure that you are allowed to keep bees in your area.

4. Yard Sales:

Turn your clutter into cash by setting up a yard sale in your back yard. Not only will you get rid of all the stuff you no longer use, but it also gives others the chance to get a bargain by not having to pay full price for items. Yard sales are a great way to put some extra money in your pocket, although it does take some prep work ahead of time. Weather is also something you need to consider when scheduling one of these on your calendar.

5. Specialty crops:

Much like growing fruits and vegetables to sell, you can also make a considerable amount of money by getting into the plant and flower business. Setting up a backyard nursery can be a pretty simple task without a ton of overhead. Some examples of what you might grow could be bamboo, mushrooms, flowers, ornamental grasses, herbs and landscaping trees and shrubs.  All of these have a high demand year after year. The great thing about specialty crops is that they don’t require a huge time commitment.  All you need are a few basic gardening skills to kick off this backyard side hustle.
child watering garden with a watering can
Helping to Grow Crops from the backyard
These are just a few unique ways that you can turn your backyard into cash. While they may not be immediate sources of money, with a little time and effort, your patience will turn into profit right from the comfort of your own backyard.
To your Money Making Success
P.S.  Check out this blog post on other ways to make money from home.
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