Another one of my short “How to”articles was published this month in The New Pioneer, Spring 2017, Country Almanac #218. You can tell that as soon as the fall rush is over and we have moved inside for the long Michigan winter I get busy contacting my editors! I spend the summer months thinking up sellable ideas too.
The New Pioneer magazine runs a column in each issue called, “It Worked for Me!” This is an opportunity for freelancers like me to come up with a unique and targeted idea for their readership.
This is my second submission to this magazine (Psst, please don’t tell anyone but I am building my reputation with my editor and plan to make inroads to eventually pitch and submit a cover story for this publication. I know JUST the story too.)
This quarterly publication is geared to folks who wish to homestead, live off-grid and to become more self-sufficient. Readers are always looking for simple, healthy ways to live debt-free.
This is the photograph they choose to illustrate my written piece. I took this photograph of our Cochin eggs last year.
As a long-time homesteader myself, I know the right hot button for many of these publications. One area of interest for nearly every homesteader is solid ideas of ways to earn some extra cash while on the homestead.
Many homesteaders, while rich in land and homegrown food, are all too often cash strapped in the short-term. So a good idea about how to market and earn some out-of-pocket cash is always welcome.
My piece is about how I found, marketed and sold our organic eggs to the five-star Yelton Manor B&B in South Haven, MI. See their website here:www.yeltonmanor.com/
I shared several of my tips and trade secrets to finding, pitching and selling my eggs and blackberries to this unique bed and breakfast establishment with readers and my editor gave me the place of honor, top billing on the inside back page, page 128.
Writing these articles is one more way I earn some out-of-pocket cash for our homestead needs!
The link to the publication can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/NewPioneerMagazine/
Small House Big Sky Homesteader, Donna