1. LEARN NEW METHODS OF FARMING FROM THE INTERNET
My English language teacher in high school used to say that “if you want to keep money away from an African man, then you should keep it between the pages of a book”. This just goes to show how lackluster our reading habit is as African, and this is the reason why we are still seen as a ‘developing continent’. While the rest of the world has taken farming to the next level, our farming methods over here have made us remain just farmers that plant seeds and harvest the fruits. It is important to read and understand how farming is being done around the world, how it is being combined with entrepreneurship in order to maximize profit and get new methods that will make farming more profitable. Learn more to earn more like a farmer because the knowledge you think you have can probably be improved on in order to get better results.
There comes a time when you have gotten so much knowledge about the area you specialize in as a farmer (after about 3-4 years of learning). What do you do with this knowledge that you have gotten? I urge you to become a consultant; this is because as a consultant you can own a website or any other form of mass communication online. You can write important posts that are related to your area of expertise as a farmer and this way you will be helping out a ton of people who desire the knowledge that you have. There are loads of people who need the knowledge that you possess and there are several ways to monetize it; you can train people or you can get customers to buy from you. These are just two out of several ways by which you can turn your knowledge and ideas into small income as a farmer.
3. HAVE AN ONLINE STORE
To the average farmer, this point might seem nonsensical because he’d rather have a store or a shop where customers seek to buy his products. With the continued popularity of the internet, it is only a matter of time before shops become extinct and everyone has a virtual shop online. Today the internet is the first point of call when you need something (and this is why you are reading this article on the internet). The number of people that use the internet has witnessed significant growth in recent years, every day thousands of people search for the products you sell. The only way you can ‘meet’ these people, as well as their demands, is by having a significant online presence. Once you are able to adequately meet their demands then you will gradually increase your customer base (because it is likely that such people call on you again and again).
4. WRITE A BOOK ON HOW TO ATTAIN SUCCESS IN FARMING
Farming does not just end at selling your farm produce, it goes further than that. It is important to understand the entrepreneurial aspect of farming because by doing this you can reach out to people on the other side of the atlas and sell to them. As a farmer, after you must have gotten to a certain stage in your area of specialization it is important to write books. By doing this you are providing a manual for beginners in any part of the world and at the same time, you are making a profit for yourself. This gives you an opportunity to perform transactions with people from the slums in Mumbai, India to the busy streets in Brooklyn, New-york. This can be done by using a website or by another online means of making sales.
5. PROMOTE YOURSELF AS A FARMER ONLINE
These days the average person spends a significant amount of time online; therefore promoting your farm business online can lead to a significant increase in your income level. You can the various forms of social media to effectively achieve this goal.