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Brilliant Ways To Generate Extra Income Growing Succulents

If you think growing succulents can only be just a hobby,  think again!

These interesting succulent plants can make you earn extra income. 

And you do not need to be an expert to start!

Inexperienced, doubtful, and had no idea how to grow succulents.

That’s how I was in when I started working with these drought-smart plants for the first time.

It began as a fascination with the miniature succulent landscape I saw in our travels. So I tried creating one for fun, and to my surprise, I discovered so many things I least expected!

By creating succulent arrangements, I learned that this hobby:

  • was so much fun and relaxing!
  • woke up my creative mind that was dormant for the longest time!
  • was the best stress reliever that I badly needed at that time. 
  • turned out to be the most productive way of spending my quiet time.

I came home from work one evening, my whole body aching from running around and working for 12 hours straight. My brain was exhausted; I just wanted to sit down and do nothing.

For some reason, while I was sitting in the garden after dinner, the empty terracotta pot and the things I needed to create an arrangement looked so inviting.

You see, we went for a vacation a month before this evening. During that trip, I saw different varieties of succulents arranged into various projects. I fell in love with them and thought of creating one myself someday. 

Succulent arrangements at Mission San Luis Rey
The succulent arrangements at Mission San Luis Rey

I bought the things I needed when we got home but couldn’t find the time. 

That evening was a perfect time.

The first project I made, to my surprise, turned out to be exactly how  I envisioned it. 

It reflected what I felt at that moment, exhaustion at work and a desire for a different environment. 

I’m a registered nurse by profession, and look at my first project!

My first succulent arrangement
My Bear Clinic Theme Succulent Arrangement

A bear clinic theme! The setting was in the garden, and the bear staff and patients looked so relaxed!

The arrangement was the result I was hoping to achieve — it turned out to be exactly how I imagined it.

What I did not expect was the wonderful feeling I got after spending hours focusing on creating that piece of art.

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Little did I know that as I was so focused on the layout, trying to figure out where to position the plants and how to layer the pebbles, and touching the dirt with my bare hands, it gave my exhausted brain a much-needed break it craved!

I was smiling as I was cleaning up my mess that night. Then, finally, my aching muscles subsided; I even forgot I had a long stressful day.

It never occurred to me that starting that one summer night, my life will change. 

It was the start of my fascination with succulent plants. I was so obsessed with them. 

That obsession eventually turned into an addiction.

Succulents on ledges
My Succulent Ledge

Having too many plants can, over time, be exhausting! But I cannot stop. The hobby is too good for me to give up.

I needed to find a way to compromise.

How about…turning this hobby into a business? 

That was the most fantastic solution I found!

I get to buy the succulents I want without feeling guilty or hiding them from my husband! I now have a valid reason to buy more!

I started selling succulent arrangements and cuttings. The more arrangements I sold, the more succulents I bought. And this was how I was able to grow my collection faster!

succulent arrangements on sale
My succulent arrangements on sale

For the first time, I was able to earn money outside my nursing job. 

I was earning an extra income while enjoying every second of what I did.

But it didn’t stop there!

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I discovered other ways to generate income beyond physically selling these marvelous plants. Believe it or not, I was able to do the following things:

• started a YouTube channel

earned money from ads and affiliates 

• built my online store and started selling all over the US

• created products sold on Amazon 

• became an author

• recorded an audiobook 

• taught online courses 

• sold succulent-themed products on Teespring, Etsy and Amazon

• earned from Facebook ads

• got paid as a blogger writing all about succulents 

More mind-boggling is that I was able to build a community of succulent enthusiasts worldwide with more than 90,000 members. And we’re growing every day!

But it wasn’t all easy, and it didn’t happen overnight.

Like most succulent beginners, I’ve been through a lot of failures. 

The truth is, my first arrangement survived in neglect. And, I found out that the plants became more beautiful and compact over time. 

So, I decided to be serious about my hobby. I promised myself that I would properly care for them. But, ironically, that’s when problems all started.

The more I paid attention to my plants, the more problems I encountered, and the more I got confused! I could not understand why some are doing well while others are not.

Confused as I was, I turned online for answers. To my surprise, my search made me even more confused as I’ve read so much conflicting advice and tips on how to grow and care for succulents.

I scouted the library for more books about succulents. I learned a lot though I couldn’t find the one that could answer all my queries.

Succulent book for beginners ( Water Me Next Week, A Succulent’s Plea)

That’s when I decided to pay attention and commit to understanding these plants truly. 

I would like to guide you on how to start this hobby correctly so that you’ll save yourself a lot of money and minimize your frustrations in the end.

The first step to success is to understand the uniqueness of these plants and care for them based on the results you want to achieve and the location you are growing them.

For example, if you want to grow succulents fast, water when they are ready and fertilize them. But, if you’re going to grow colorful succulents, you need to find the perfect location where they can receive the full sun, adjust your soil mixture and water them differently.

If you’ve been growing succulents for a while and you want to learn how to grow colorful succulents, then you should give it a try.

But if you are new to succulents, my Free online course “Growing Succulents With Clarity And Confidence—a beginner’s guide to growing succulents’  is one way to start strong. 

Free succulent online course
grow succulents with clarity and confidence. Free online course.

In this course, you’ll understand what’s so unique about succulent plants. You’ll find out their greatest strengths as well as their greatest weakness and use them to your advantage.

Whatever you want to achieve, to surround your garden with these interesting plants, find a creative way to relax, or earn extra-earning opportunities, It is always good to do it right from the beginning. 

Succulents gave me the chance to earn from something I enjoyed doing.

My Youtube channel has helped thousands of enthusiasts learn how to grow succulents. You, too, can benefit from all the free content I have available.

Succulents remain popular these days. It’s never too late to find ways to enjoy them and earn at the same time.

Start building your succulent sanctuary and experience the exciting benefits these plants bring!

Your productive journey with succulents begins now!

And as always, do not forget to enjoy this fantastic hobby!


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