Although farming has always been working from home, I am referring to other types of activities today. As sad as it sounds, many small farmers quickly realize that they just can't live on the money generated from a small farm. This leads to a few hard choices.
- Get a job off the farm. This can be for either just one of you or both. This of course leads to problems as farms need managing and tending.
- Live frugally. I think most farmers live more frugally than most people on the planet! I know I do, I can make a chicken last a week. Tightening the belt is necessary as spending money foolishly is never a good idea
- Work from home but not necessarily with farming activities. The internet has made the marketplace for homeworkers much easier. If you live in the States your options are better as there are more companies who want US based workers. Sometimes this can be frustrating if you aren't in the USA. This is something I have encountered. Although I am American, and a native English speaker, many sites won't allow me to enroll in their program because I live in Brazil. Therefore although my options are more limited, there are still sites I work for.