Most people don’t know-how knowledge of gardening can be useful and profitable. Let’s get a clear idea that how to earn money by Online Gardening Business, from the story of a Mom, who stays at home and earns money with her passionate skill.
Story of a Successful Mom with her Online Gardening Business
I am a walking testimony on how turned my life around after becoming an online gardening teacher. Today I host 3-hour webinars in which I get paid 50 dollars an hour per client and on average I reserve up to 10 clients a day. I know the numbers are unbelievable! That’s probably someone’s corporate salary. But things weren’t always like that before although I had a natural passion for gardening ever since I was 5 years old. I used to like going to my grandfather because he had this big yard in the countryside and he used to grow a lot of flowers and vegetables.
Now fast forward to when I completed my college degree and went to employment. At that time I was receiving the same amount that I earn in a day by becoming an online gardening teacher and I used to work a lot. I hated that job! I hated it, I felt like it was taking my best years in life away. Now one day when I was working, I decided to google stuff about online gardening teachers as I had finished my daily jobs early that day. Now during my search, I came across an article about Russel Page.
How I used Russel Page for Online Gardening Business
Russel Page was a famous gardener in the nineties who wrote a book about gardening called ” the education of a gardener”. I was so eager to read that book and so I ordered it on Amazon. Moreover, over the weekend I skipped the part of going out with my friends and stayed at home reading them all day until I was finished. After I finished reading it, all my mentality had changed and by Sunday evening I had already made up my mind on quitting my job and spending all my savings to go and learn horticulture in India.
Start of Journey
When I told my mom this she told me, that I was on drugs and that I needed to move back home so they can keep an eye on me. But I didn’t look back and so I went to India and studied for 4 years with 1 more year of working and earning my certifications.
When I came back I had a plan already in which was to start my online platform but it required me to get a name first. I never wanted to go back to employment, not with the experience I had. So I started volunteering for free doing garden designs as an online gardening teacher for people in exchange for people tweeting and hashtagging my name. So as the days grew, I became more famous. Therefore, by the end of the year, I got a call from a celebrity who was moving to his new house. But he needed to decorate with flowers and garden rooms. And so I came to aid and I had done one of my best design work on his house till this day.
My First Pay from Online Gardening Business
The celebrity was so impressed that he wanted to pay me 50,000 dollars. But I refused and I told him instead to make a video about me and the work I did. I might regret not taking the money to this day but that was the best decision I did in my life. The promotion video had already got me certified and I was receiving a lot of requests.
THE PERKS OF HAVING AN ONLINE GARDENING BUSINESS
Long story short there two things I got out on that promotional video that day.
First was the teaching platform. This is how I got the teaching platform
I created a social media account
The social media account acted as my first marketing plan in which I used to post garden designs and the promotional content for the webinar classes.
I created a website in which provided the video webinars live only in a payable system
I didn’t want to do courses like Udemy because I know it wouldn’t be profitable. Hence, I conducted live webinars through the website. In which I charged a client 50 dollars an hour and that was paid before the seminar. I was earning monthly what a normal horticulturist earned in a year.
Secondly, I started a gardening company
This had a collection of good unemployed gardeners I know to fulfill the requests that I was getting thus earning more income.