January 1st and my optimism is already at an all time high! It’s suppose to be a day of rest and already I have had 3 calls and emails to “come here and help us” and “where will you be this year”? For now I am not sure what my clinic schedules are. 99% of my Horsemanship clinics are private, but I may change that this year.
I am also involved in political matters this year, specifically the GM alfalfa issue, and the creation of GE Free (genetic engineering) zones in Canada. Why GM alfalfa? Because my horse and your horse will be exposed to this, and there has been no testing on the Canadian government side as to whether there are harmful effects to our horses or not. I have researched the possible consequences of this crop getting ‘out of hand’ and it’s not pretty. I will be writing on this in the future, and I hope you watch and learn all you can.
I see the next 10 years as one of the biggest decades of change on this planet, as we speed forward, faster and faster. I have always felt that I was going to live to see the single largest impact on planet earth, and it may be this next 10 years. Old habits, rituals and industries will fade out. New emerging ideas will be more sustainable, and the ‘energy’ of the planet will rise as a result. Even the way we keep and maintain our horses will change. For the better. In ten years I will repost this – should be interesting!
Question: I was wondering what other ideas you had for making money on a horse farm?
Question: I have a boarding facility, 40 acres. What else can I do to earn more money?
Question: How can we make additional incomes on our horse boarding facility?
Answer from April Reeves: This was the most responses I received from any post – total of over 100 as of only a week or so since I put the post up. Since this seems to be the question of the ‘times’ we are in, I will wander into my memory banks and pull out some of the tricks I did with my horse facilities. While I made a good income with just horses alone, I enjoyed trying my hand at other things, and took advantage of all the tax breaks available to me.
I will post one at a time, so I don’t spend half a year writing a long winded post, which I have been known to do…..
Question: How long does it take to get visitors and what is the difference between sites and blogs?
It will take time for your new website to build a visitor (traffic) base. No website gets instant recognition and numbers, even if you submit the site to the Search Engines (see below) and post (add stuff) daily. Expect to take 6 months before you see any substantial visitor numbers coming in (see below).
Why? Because websites are found by visitors organically at the beginning. That means, visitors come across your site in a keyword search or a link from another site. There are ways to increase traffic fairly quickly, but be prepared to do the work.
Here’s how sites and blogs work: