Do you have what it takes to start a homestead or small farm? YouTube Creators make homesteading look so easy. Discover what it takes to be successful and to start your journey today.
Discover the Homesteading Skills That Make You More Successful
In today's episode, I reveal the profile of a successful homesteader that you can become. While many fear getting started, you can develop the homesteading skills necessary.
The profile of those who start successful homesteads and small farms is clear. They are willing to invest in experience and immediate adjustments in lifestyle.
Yet there are differences between those two goals. Homesteaders prioritize self-sufficiency and sustainable living, whereas farmers emphasize commercial production and income generation.
It is a journey from where you are to homesteading, then to developing a small farm. Understanding those differences helps some be successful at homesteading while others fail.
What Are Common Traits of Those Successful With Homesteading
A successful homesteader is a different kind of person. There are certain things they do before buying land. That's not what you might see from homesteading creators.
Here are a few examples of characteristics successful homesteaders share. These traits remove fear and focus effort on implementation.
- Willing to Learn: Successful homesteaders and farmers strongly desire to learn about farming and are open to new ideas and techniques.
- Adaptability: They are flexible and can adjust to the challenges and changes of farming or homesteading.
- Patience: They understand that farming and homesteading take time and are patient when waiting for results.
- Hard Work Ethic: Successful individuals are not afraid of hard work. They are willing to put in the physical effort required.
- Practical and Resourceful: They make the most of what they have and are resourceful in finding solutions to problems.
- Passion for the Lifestyle: They genuinely love the homesteading or farming way of life and are passionate about it.
- Long-Term Vision: They have a long-term vision for their farm or homestead and are committed to specific goals.
- Resilience: They can bounce back from setbacks and remain determined even when faced with challenges.
- Sustainable Practices: Many prioritize sustainable and eco-friendly farming practices, focusing on regenerative agriculture.
- Adherence to Best Practices: They are informed about best agricultural practices and continuously seek to improve their methods.
- Risk Management: They strategically manage risks and uncertainties in the farming or homesteading business.
More traits exist. The key is to invest time in good quality information and even more time in implementation. Don't be an armchair homesteader. That won't get you started.
Why, at Prosperity Homestead, Do We Take a Different Approach?
Popularity isn't important for us because the world needs successful regenerative farms. Your homestead or small farm can affect food security and health.
Even if it only makes a difference to you and your family, the lifestyle of homesteading is important. Making homesteading dreams a reality requires a simple approach.
Today's episode includes examples of homesteading jobs. Plus, how to address financial concerns related to your homesteading journey.
Buying land and starting a homestead is more expensive than ever before. Don't wait another day to get started.
I understand your fears. And I want to assure you that you're not alone in having concerns about homesteading. You'll leave behind certain comforts that you don't realize enslave you.
The idea of stepping into a new way of life, especially as important as homesteading, can be daunting. But let me tell you, the rewards far outweigh the fears.
Let's end these fears that keep you from gaining essential homesteading skills.
If you want to get more from your small farm, homestead, or estate, … Justin Hitt is a Permaculture Design Consultant with more than two decades of experience with organic gardening. He teaches the practical application of critical thinking, entrepreneurial ecology, and homestead management. Practical insights for practitioners, estate owners, and homesteaders. To see if his insights are right for you, join our free newsletter.