Nowadays, things seem very grim. The economy doesn't seem to be what it was. The housing market is following the same trends. Everybody is biting their fingernails and anxiously scouring the internet for ways to save money, spend less money, and more so, they are trying to find ways to make more money.
More and more people are leaning towards frugality, and self-sufficiency. This is a good thing! Everyday people are trying to find ways to cut out their cable bills, reduce their grocery spending, find energy-saving tips to reduce utility spending, and overall just break the chains that keep us locked in to 40 to 70 hour work weeks with no time for ourselves or our families.People are starting to wake up and realize that there is more to life than work and bills.
With the emergence of green technologies and their rapid growth over the past decade or so, we are starting to realize that when it comes to the things that we are spending our hard earned-money on, we are being swindled. Why am I spending so much money on things that the sun and wind can generate for free? Of course, that subject goes much deeper than any generalization of that nature, but that's beside the point. The point is, when does all the bonded slavery end?
We are bonded to the simple necessities of life so deeply that it keeps us in an infinite loop. We wake up, we go to work, we make someone else a ton of money, and then we sign all the money that we "made" over to someone else just so that we can see to get around our houses at night, and stay warm in the winter. Are you seeing my point?
There are better ways to live than this. Anyone with half a brain, some basic hand tools, and a couple of fairly easy to obtain items can build a savonius turbine that will shave a little money off of their electric bill every month. If you have a patch of grass in your yard, you can grow a little of your own food every year. You have the internet, or you wouldn't be reading this article. Use it to your advantage. Use it to find the items that you need used, as opposed to buying brand new for top dollar. Use the power of the internet to get started in the world of extreme coupon clipping.
Aren't you tired of all of your hard work benefiting everyone around you so much more than it benefits yourself? Don't you want to break these silly chains that keep us tied down in the mundane world of corporate America? Don't you want to be able to say that the time and work that you put in benefits YOU, and YOUR family the most? Don't you want to live free?
Now, there are tons of paths that a person can take towards accomplishing all of these goals. You could get in to urban farming and sell off most of your produce while holding back what you use at home. This is a good way to make some good money, and reduce your grocery spending as well. You could get into making your own house hold cleaners and such. There is huge savings in doing this, and it's all Eco-friendly. You could build some savonius turbines, and take your house off the grid, completely cutting out the electric company. If you used a tie in kit, you could even kick any unused energy you generate back to the electric company, and then they can pay you for once!
I get asked this question a lot; "How do I get started with all of this stuff? There are so many options and possibilities, where is a good place to start?". The truth is that, I can't tell YOU, what's best for YOU. Only you can know that. What I can tell you is, consider your options, and whatever jumps out at you, JUST GO FOR IT! Whatever it may be that stands out to you, just take a chance, and give it a shot. What's the worst that could happen? You could find out that you had it in you all along.