Do you love gardening and improving your backyard so that it’s the best on the block? What if you could turn your passion into a profitable business? We’re all looking for a few unique money-making ideas these days. We have compiled a list of ideas that allow you to earn a little extra income doing something that you love.
Grow Fresh Veggies and Sell Them
If you have a vegetable garden, you could sell fresh tomatoes or lettuce to your neighbors. Some homeowners have even had success in putting their inventory out front with a cash drop box that allows cars going by to stop and purchase your items. Add a digital option that allows customers to purchase veggies using PayPal or Venmo to create even more business.
Start a Floral Business
Consider starting a floral business if you have a green thumb. Giving flowers is big around certain holidays, especially birthdays, anniversaries, and Mother’s Day. Let your neighbors know the types of flowers available, or let them create their own bouquets based on your current flower inventory.
Rent Out Your Shed or Garage
You don’t need a ton of space to create a rental property. In fact, tiny rentals are a hit today. Turn your shed or garage into a small liveable space that you can rent out for the night or weekend. Furnish the space with essentials house guests may need, including toiletries, bedding, entertainment, and a bathroom.
You may find a lot of interested guests if you live on a beach or lake or nearby a big tourist city. Continue improving your property with each rental until you’re satisfied with its condition. Similar to any business, you may have to spend money to make money. Be clear with guests on what amenities are available versus what’s not.
Book Campsites In Your Backyard
Don’t have a special room that you can rent out to others? You may be able to rent out campsites if you have a nice backyard. You might offer tents for guests or allow them to bring their own. Depending on how much space you have, you could even allow recreational vehicle (RV) drivers to park for a night or two in between stops along their routes.
Dedicate a Hobby Space
The internet has made it easy for hobbyists to earn a little extra income each month through online selling. Whether your craft is sewing or making customized jewelry, there may be an available market if you’re good at what you do. Once business picks up, you’ll want a dedicated space to keep track of your crafting supplies and shipping items. Turn a backyard shed or garage into a dedicated hobby/business space.
Rent Out Your Land for Special Events
If you have a beautiful property with nearby water or a romantic garden, consider renting out your land for special events. Party planners may be willing to rent the space for anniversaries, birthdays, or graduation parties. If you have enough space, you may even rent out your land for a wedding.
Of course, you’ll need both a beautiful outdoor space plus an area for entertaining. Create a deck or patio made with flagstone or natural stone. You could also create a small walkway leading up to the outdoor entertainment area, plus a few sitting areas for guests. You’ll also want to make sure that your property is safe for guests, which means high-quality, premium stones and materials.
Sell Your Trees or Bushes
If you have extra trees or bushes, especially fruit trees, you could sell them for a little extra money. Some commercial landscapers may be willing to purchase the large, mature trees that you no longer want too. While this may not earn extra regular income, it can help you earn a little cash when renovating your yard.
Become a Beekeeper
People are always looking to purchase high-quality, natural honey. Raising bees and sourcing honey can turn into a lucrative business. You’ll need to learn about bee farming and stock up on the necessary equipment, but once you learn all the necessary skills, you’ll likely find it to be a fascinating business.
Beekeeping also provides you with access to fresh honey, which you can use in your own daily meals. Beehives are much smaller than other farm tasks you might incorporate into your backyard, which also means they’re less upkeep.
If you have a beautiful backyard or are in the process of designing one, why not find a way to also turn it into a profitable business idea? Each of these ideas could potentially earn you additional income by simply using the space you already have.