How I Work From Home On My Farm
...45 miles to the nearest town.
Did I say "Work from home?"
Hi, My name is Steve and I would like to share my story of how I ended up where I am at today.
I live in the Ozark mountains, the most beautiful and tranquil scenery you could imagine.
I have a beautiful farm and a quaint little house. I spend my days gardening, checking on the livestock, putting up hay, cutting firewood or just taking a walk or sitting by the creek.
I also love to travel.
No, I'm not afraid of hard work. I have worked hard all my life for other people. Now,I do something that I love and it is not work to me but play. Well, that may be an under statement about play.
But it's true, I work from home on my farm tending to my livestock and gardening and have a home office which I run this website.
Many of my friends envy my lifestyle. They tell me how they wish they could live in the country and not have to go to a 9 to 5 job every day.
They have put their dreams on hold for retirement. The way I see it, they have two problems: Lack of money and time.
Time and money is a common problem for many people, and I have faced it many times myself along with other setbacks.
I overcame these problems, and so can you.
How? Read my story... and when your finished, I encourage you to download the free e-course of
The Affiliate Masters course
Returning to the Homestead
My biggest passion was returning to the hills in which I grew up. I love these hills. They give me a sense of peace and tranquility that most people only dream. My biggest fear was that life would pass me by and I would have to wait till retirement before returning to what I love. I knew that if I could work from home, then my dream would come true.
You see, most people that live here in the mountains have to drive 2 hours down dirt roads and curvy blacktop roads to get to work. They barely make ends meet and are caught in what seems an endless trap. I was use to more conveniences and a much more comfortable lifestyle, and I refuse to settle for anything less. I have this while I work from home and manage my farm.
I was a teacher in the public school system for 20 years. I loved teaching and still do today. But, now I teach through my websiteand get to work from home. I teach what I enjoy, not state mandated frameworks.
So, I decided to set a new goal:
I will prosper off the land in which I love; I will grow most of my food, build most of what I need, and be as self sufficient as much as I possibly can. I will have the finer things that I am acustomed too and even more.
To make a long story short, I rezioned from my teaching position and moved to the farm. That's right, It was a decision based on passion, not reason. I have my garden, cattle, goats, dogs, horses, some chickens and an abundance of wild hogs. I fixed up the old farm rock house and here I am.
I have learned that nothing is impossible if you put your mind, body and soul into it. Think of your life. What do you really want? "I can only share what works for me and if by some chance I can help someone else become independent from the workforce then all the better"
I Made My Move
It all started in December of 2006 when I began to work from home on my quest for an online income opportunity. I came across many get rich quick schemes and I even bought into one of them. Need I say more? If its to good to be true...it probably is! I became very sick and skeptical that I blew money that I really didn't have.
But I was determined! I knew that there had to be some honest way to make good money over the internet. So, I kept searching.
I thought of ways that I could share my knowledge and experience to others through building a websites. I knew nothing about building a website so,I began searching and learning. I was a mess. I wanted to work from home. I was determined that I could stay up in the mountains and work from home. One company wanted $15 for hosting, $700 for a basic template with ability to upload text and graphics, cost for autoresponders, subdomains...etc. They didn't even think about telling me how to get recognized by search engines and how to draw traffic to my site.
Then, I came across Sitesell.com. They offered tutorials, tools for doing everything, and I mean everthing, and much more for $299 per year. (Since, I started they have now broken the payments into monthly installments.)
Since I have encountered many supposedly "sweet" offers and "scams" on the web before, I approached this one with a great deal of "skepticism."
I researched everything I could find on sitesell.com. And then I found the results page on their site.
WOW, It sounds incredible I thought..."To good to be True"...lol Still, I was skeptical. Remember, I was burned good once before. But I just knew that this would work.
So, after many nights lying in bed thinking about it... "I did it!" I took out my credit card and paid $299 for the Site Build It website.
Update: Jan. 2012
I still run this website. It is a blessing in my life and I continuously keep building, updating and publishing content aimed to help the homestead lifestyle.
I still plant my garden, preserve my food, raise and sell livestock (goats, cattle and my Great Pyrenees dogs), have plenty to eat and can pay my bills without having any debt!
I know there are a lot of you out there that would love to say just what I did. Fact is, I'm not really all that special. I just found a business and had the resources to get the job done.
Ok, So if you have a passion for a particular theme, or knowledge that you would like to share with others, I invite you to visit SiteSell Home Page
The The Video Tour will get you pumped!
I would encourage anyone who is looking for homelife security to download The Affiliate Masters course. It's free and loaded with the tools to be successful at your website.
Return from Work from Home to Self Sufficient Farm Living