When I first started, I didn’t have much money to put towards my hydroponic hobby. I soon realized with a little work I could utilize what I’ve learned to turn my hobby into a little side hustle. Here are 4 ways you can make money with hobby hydroponics!
Sell Your Hydroponic Produce
This might seem like the most obvious suggestion when it comes to making money with your hobby hydroponics. There are plenty of people looking to purchase fresh quality produce.
Many people think of selling tomatoes, peppers and lettuce when thinking of produce to sell. The most revenue may come from microgreens.
Google “Making money selling microgreens” and you’ll see what I mean. You’ll find several articles about making $1,000 or more a month just selling microgreens.
Make Money Selling Cuttings
Selling cuttings is another great way to make money with your hobby hydroponics.
I found this out after a trip with my wife to get some mums to decorate our home. They ranged from $5-$20 a piece and we’re not very big. Seeing what we paid I knew that I could clone mums for way cheaper and make some extra money.
Cloning plants using hydroponics is easy, it can be done with only oxygenated water. It’s also inexpensive, once you have the hydroponics cloning system you only some rooting gel, some cheap plastic pots and dirt.
Teach Others About Hydroponics
There’s no better feeling than helping someone learn something new. Why not also make some money doing it. People want to learn about hydroponics, so how about offering a class teaching basics of hydroponics?
This is a great way to make some extra money for a couple of reasons. First there is little overhead, really you just need a place to host your class. The second is the amount of money you can make off one class. Let’s say you only charge $20 for a basic class and you have room for 20 people. That’s an easy $400.
Set Up Hydroponic Systems For People
I didn’t plan on setting up hydroponics systems for people, it just sort of happened. Our hydroponic systems have always been intriguing to family and guests visit our home. There’s been many times I’ve gotten offered the opportunity to build a system for someone else.
Before starting, be sure to sit down and discuss what plants they would like to grow and their budget. Then you can determine the best type of system and cost of maintenance. Then figure up a bid for materials.
Turning your hydroponics hobby into a side hustle is a great way to generate some extra income or just help pay for your hobby. In addition to the extra cash, you can spread the knowledge of hydroponics and introduce the hobby to new people!