To many folks, it might seem that we’re living the dream.
We have the land…. the cows… the garden.
And we’re entrepreneurs, which means Christian and I no longer have to drive to town and work for someone else.
Which means we basically just frolic outside all day long with the chickens and pick flowers, right?
Bwahahaha… I’m laughing hysterically over here– can you hear me? The first two sentences are true; the third one is most certainly not.
While it may appear outwardly that things just fall into place for us, or we woke up one day with our dream homestead and 2 functioning businesses, the reality is the road is always much rockier than it initially appears.
There have been successes, but plenty of failures, too. And for everything we’ve figured out that does work, whether in the world of blogging, milk cows, or doTERRA, we’ve figured out twice as many things that don’t work.
I don’t talk a lot about the entrepreneur part of my life, because, well, this is a homesteading blog and I have a hunch that most of you are far more interested in how I raise meat chickens or make a pie crust, versus how I sent up my email newsletter.
However, last week on Instagram I announced I’d be doing a Q&A session on Youtube, and I was surprised that at least 50% of the questions that were submitted were related to blogging or doTERRA.
So today, I’m pulling back the curtain on this side of our life (which honestly, I love just as much as chickens and milk cows) and answering some of your questions. I’m covering everything from what camera I use, to how I started blogging, to how I keep our life organized. Watch below!
How We Fund Our Homestead While Working from Home
Top Video Takeaways:
- Online business (no matter what kind) is ALWAYS morphing and shifting. You must be willing to adapt and adjust in your businesses to stay relevant.
- It’s less about finding the perfect platform online, and more about refining your message/mission so you can speak clearly and effectively to the people you desire to serve.
- If you’re looking to start a home business with minimal overhead and the potential to grow more quickly, I recommend doTERRA over starting a blog. I love blogging, but it can take YEARS to gain traction.
Update 2021: If you’re interested in learning more about how to make money from home with homesteading, check out my course Self-Funded Homestead which will help you get serious about how to make a living with various homesteading actions.
Links Mentioned in the Video:
- The Prairie Homestead Cookbook
- The Heritage Cooking Crash Course
- How to Buy Essential Oils
- 50mm Canon Lens (Amazon affiliate)
- Canon 7D Mark II Camera (Amazon affiliate)
- 24-70 Canon Lens (Amazon affiliate)
Related Posts You Might Like:
- Top 6 Money Principles for Homesteaders
- How We Built Our Homestead on One Income
- What Homesteading Really Costs (our doTERRA journey)
Do you have a separate platform or screenname that you use for your EO related posts? I’ve been following you for about a month, since you shared a day with Lisa@Farmhouse…. and bought your cookbook on its debut day, but I haven’t seen any posts, etc related to EOs.
Jill Winger says
No, I share all my EO posts here– I just haven’t shared anything in a while as I’ve been focused on the cooking side of things.
Tatyana Wilson says
Great video, Lisa! I ran into your blog forever ago and saved it on my phone and thought I’d Check it out again today. Glad I did! The internet makes us difficult to keep track of the people we find… but I’m going to put you in my Feedly.
We live on 3 acres and have chickens, geese, ducks, a turkey. No goats right now.
I recently started a blog too (child-led homeschooling). Appreciate your genuine desire to provide useful goods and services for your clients!
Great video! I just found your blog today and it’s beautiful. I’ve got a lot to check out so far but I’m loving it.
Annie & Oak | Kyle says
Hey Jill, I love the video, and it struck home for me. I understand how difficult it can be working online and I have a ton of appreciation for the work you do. I know there’s a lot that goes into it.
I love the advice you give in your video about finding a niche within a niche and serving them well. Also, I like how you addressed purpose and your message. (You’re right the online world is very noisy!)
I’d love to support you any way I can. We have included you in our top sites to follow in 2019. https://www.annieandoak.com/blogs/design-style/best-modern-farmhouse-sites-award
Much appreciated! Cheers!