Advice and Knowledge Online
There are nearly as many online communities for homesteaders as there are homesteaders. From learning how to raise chickens and growing organic crops, to recycling and money-making tips, there are forums devoted to nearly every aspect of the homesteading lifestyle. You can find forums and blogs that will teach you just about anything you need to know, as well as offering advice from old salts on how to go green, stretch a dollar, or use old-fashioned farming techniques.
Ask any experienced hobby farmer and they'll tell you that the secret to financial success on a farm is diversity. You simply cannot rely on one crop or product to produce income for your farm. First, it just doesn't make sense to put all your proverbial eggs in one basket. Second, small farms struggle to produce at a competitive level in any one enterprise. As such, spreading your enterprises out across a variety of ideas is the smartest option.