The net has made it easier than ever to start a business at home, but there’s one more space of yours that could be ripe with potential profit. If you have the space for it, your garden, yard, or whatever outdoor land you have might just be a resource you’re ready to exploit. Here, we’re going to look at a few ideas that make good use of what land you have, and what you need to consider if starting them.
Sell what you grow
Fresh produce is an item that appeals to a particular crowd who want to ensure that they’re supporting local growers and only getting the freshest, natural goods. What you grow is all up to you. You can work as florist from your own garden, harvest vegetables to sell as a vendor, grow herbs to sell as seasoning or even sell seeds to local vendors and others who want to get in the business of starting their own garden. To grow the volume you need to make a profit, not only do you need the space, but investing in a professional level irrigation system can take a lot of the hard work out of it.
Work with the animals
If you have enough land, there might be a lot more demand for naturally made goods around you. Just make sure the site is ready to house them effectively. For larger animals, a fence of new steel tubing can help you protect your most valuable resources. Whether it’s raising bees for honey production, rearing rabbits for sale, or even renting out goats, there might be a lot of demand for animal products and services in the area. If you already have the animals (or at least the love of them) it can take no time at all to set up. With enough space, you might even be able to set up a petting farm with hayrides to provide a local attraction for families and tourists.
The perfect workspace
If you’re handy with a toolset, the garden can be the perfect place to set up a workstation for a wide variety of trades. As a carpenter or furniture upcycler, you can use all that space to craft bespoke items that homeowners will be glad to put on display. If you have a lot of land and trees within it, you can profit from some firewood sales. If you’re getting busy in the garden, then you can sell compost or specialized natural fertilizer products to other green-thumbed enthusiasts. Your back garden can even as storage for a recycling business, where you collect items from homes and commercial clients, before sorting through them and separating them for proper recycling.
For those that love the sunshine and the fresh air, running a business from your garden might sound like a dream come true. There’s plenty of work involved in it, but it is doable. Simply consider the local market you’re a part of and see if there’s a niche for you there.