Make Money with Microgreens and Earn a Steady Stream of Income from home. Low investment, little space required, and huge potential – Best of all? It’s easy!
There’s a huge business trend going on, and that is Microgreens farming.
Even better, this trend is just starting as people are only now becoming aware they can use a little bit of space and not much time to get a steady income, quality herbs, and a great new hobby.
If you think you’ll have some fun making some money with microgreens, then read this article below to get the rundown on how to do it.
By the time you finished reading and going through the tools provided, you’ll be able to successfully start your Microgreen ventures!
Get Some Microgreen Education: Learn About Processes, Numbers and Selling
First things first, you need to learn how to properly do it.
Don’t worry, it isn’t complicated, and there’s even a great app for it that takes you by the hand in starting your microgreen business, alongside some great suppliers around the world that are growing thanks to the profitable trend.
Let’s go step by step.
Here’s what you need to begin:
– Learning the process;
– Getting the resources needed to start (planters, seeds).
To cover the learning process, I recommend you getting the free app – Microgreen Profits.
This app covers:
- The Most Profitable Crops;
- How to Start Farming;
- Growing Your Greens;
- Selling Your Harvest;
…and it gives you some extra learning resources and suppliers.
As far as suppliers are concerned, I like those suggested by the App, but you should bear in mind the app suggests suppliers for the U.S.
If you’re in another country, you should google locally because Microgreens need to be sourced close to your home as they don’t last during transportation and so can’t be shipped from afar.
Opt for the Most Profitable Crops: Choose What Your Microgreen Crops Will Be
There are some crops that are nice to have if you just want to get some fresh greens, but they aren’t really a good choice if you’re planning on making money with microgreens.
Having said that, when it comes to microgreen profitability, you should look at three things:
– How Easy it is to sell that green;
– How Expensive is that green;
– How Fast does that green grow.
Some microgreens are very easy to sell, even to neighbors, like oregano or cilantro, while others are a bit more niche.
Some greens are so expensive that you can get a good profit margin, others are cheap and you’ll struggle to make a buck.
Finally, some grow in a matter of days and are quite profitable even if they are cheap.
To give you some pointers, you can look at coriander, cilantro, raddish, buckwheat, clover, kale and swiss chard.
Harvest Your Crops and Profits: It Only Takes a Few Days!
There’s a core difference between farming and microgreen farming, and that is with microgreens you’ll be harvesting every week.
Let me give you some examples.
Swiss Chard, a beautiful and vibrant microgreen, takes from 8 to 10 days to be harvestable.
On the other hand, raddish leaves are ready to cut in 7 days.
Have a wide enough selection of microgreens and you can harvest and sell them bi-weekly if you want.
You’re only limited by the amount of time you want to invest, and you can be sure profits grow accordingly.
What happens is, your plants never stop growing – and you only need a few leaves most of the time, so you can harvest the leaves at their prime, wait for the others to mature, and harvest again – it’s that easily and repeatable.
Learn to Scale: Complement Your Microgreen Business with Mushroom Farming
Finally, when you start to get a hold of it and want to scale it even more, what other activity can you do that is similar to microgreen farming, needs just a little bit of space and can be done from home?
Well, your answer is mushroom farming.
Mushroom farming is also quite profitable, and though you can’t harvest and sell just as often, it also requires just a little bit of space and a little bit of time investment.
You should check it out after you get a stable position in the microgreens industry.
Don’t Be Afraid to Grow: Mushroom Farming and Microgreen Growing is Profitable
Finally, don’t be afraid to scale your business up.
The time requirements will not grow out of hand, as the maintenance required can be automated.
You also won’t need to buy acres of land, but just a few planters at a time.
Mushrooms and microgreens are profitable, and will give you ample room to grow.
Just try it. I didn’t regret it one bit and even went out of my way from geek posts to write this piece.