Real Self-Sufficiency

is creating Website

1

patron

$4

per month
Firstly, I want to say a huge, heart-felt thank you to each and every one of you who has liked, shared, commented on, or otherwise engaged with Real Self-Sufficiency on our articles, videos, Pins, and social posts. Every visit and interaction is so appreciated, and makes all the time, energy, and love I pour into the website worthwhile. 

My Patrons can get their hands on some amazing rewards to say "thanks" for their continued patronage - check them out!

What Is Real Self-Sufficiency?

A resource for real people who want to make greener and healthier choices for themselves, their pets and families, and to lessen their environmental impact. We publish real, actionable advice that anyone can act on. RealSelfSufficiency.com covers green living topics like growing food organically, having a greener, healthier home, healthy food, natural living and natural health and beauty, natural pet care, green consumerism, foraging, and more. We help people be more self-reliant, greener, and healthier in their everyday lives.


We teach people how to live more independently and more healthfully and to learn the skills and traditions of our ancestors, living with the land and the wildlife, not destroying it. After all, if the zombie apocalypse arrives, you need to know how to grow food, raise livestock, get safe water, and treat everyday ailments. And these skills are useful today, too. Shop less, make more, and be more self-reliant. 

A Bit About Me and How Real Self-Sufficiency Was Born

My name is Katy, I’m a professional writer and editor, and realselfsufficiency.com is my digital baby. I started Real Self-Sufficiency in 2016 to share my passion, knowledge, mistakes, experiences, and lifestyle in the hopes of helping others to be more self-sufficient and to live greener. And because I longed to create not only a sustainable income for my family, but something that was worth sustaining. Something I could use my skills and passions to create and, hopefully, something that would help others while helping me and my family to live free.

Real Self-Sufficiency was born because I found it so hard to find reliable, trustworthy knowledge about green living and natural health, self-reliance and homesteading. The Internet is awash with dubious claims with no scientific evidence, random promises of cure-alls, and weird things to do or use to be "greener". There's also a number of sites out there with great info, but they are often geared toward hard-core green "crunchy" folks who live totally off-grid and have lived totally free for decades. But what about ordinary folks? Those people who need a reliable source of information and need practical advice and ideas that they can execute in their normal, everyday lives. These regular folks can change the planet without sacrificing their beautiful homes and cars and after-school activities. But they need a trustworthy source of information and it needs to be actionable and practical for the everyday person.

And that's why I started RealSelfSufficiency.com. Because I recognize that we can't all go uber-green, live in a commune or huge homestead, generate our own electricity, and get rid of anything that isn't strictly "green" overnight (or at all) - it isn't practical. And I want to be that reliable source of practical, actionable advice for real people trying to make real changes. 

My spouse and I are helped by Oscar Doodles, who is Supervisor In Chief, Pippin, the Absolute Boss of Everything (because she's 18 and super-grumpy), and Tiny Phryne, Sneaky Pest Extraordinaire. Also, Jemima, the Accidental Chicken.

  
Pippin

Oscar
 
Phryne
 
Jemima
Our family lives as green as we can and we want to educate and inspire others to take steps to reduce their negative impact on the fragile planet that we all share. Even if it’s tiny steps and simple changes. Every teeny tiny change has a huge beneficial impact. 

Living an eco-conscious lifestyle means a great deal to us. It’s not just about saving the planet – although of course that’s one of the most influential pillars of a green lifestyle – but it’s about saving money (and I mean a lot of money), improving the health of you, your family, and your pets, being less reliant on synthetic goods, “the grid”, imports, chemicals, organizations, and companies, being ready for an emergency scenario, and being as self-sufficient as possible. And no, not everyone can turn their lives into planet-saving havens of crunchy greenness. But all of us can make changes, however big or small.

Why Am I Looking for Patrons?

I'm looking for Patrons to help me make Real Self-Sufficiency more valuable to all my readers. Your patronage allows me to dedicate even more time to creating website content and to develop the cookbook, ebooks, courses, and online workshops that my readers most frequently request. And it buys me the time to reach new people. Your patronage is helping me help others to help the planet and themselves. In return for your patronage, you get to enjoy a range of unique rewards that you won't get access to elsewhere, and you'll be part of this exclusive community of like-minded individuals.

Remember, every tiny change has a big impact, so the more people RealSelfSufficiency.com reaches, the more opportunities for green changes, and the bigger the positive impact on the world. I'm also trying to create a sustainable income with this website and I plan to reduce or eliminate ads entirely eventually, and rely on the income from my digital and physical products. 

In Summary

Your patronage helps me to help others, so it goes beyond just helping Real Self-Sufficiency. Your generosity allows me to devote more time to creating content, developing products, and improving the website, and I'll be forever grateful to every single one of you. 

And, to show my thanks, I'll be producing some spectacular content that's exclusively for my patrons. As well as the rewards for each tier, which are also pretty awesome, and designed based on what I would want if I were providing patronage at each level, all of my patrons will receive regular behind-the-scenes posts, recipes, and video content that's exclusive to my patrons.
Tiers
The Inner Circle
$3 or more per month

What you'll get for the Inner Circle Tier:

- Thank you message

- Access to our "inner circle" where we'll ask for feedback, ideas, polls, test things out, and release the occasional sneak peak of recipes and book pages.

- Exclusive informal content every quarter.

Wall of Fame and More
$5 or more per month

When you join our Wall of Fame tier, you'll get:

 - Everything from the previous tier

 - A mention on our Wall of Fame

 - An exclusive quarterly podcast,

Podcasts, Credit Reel, and More
$10 or more per month

For the $10 a month tier, you'll get:

 - Everything from the previous tiers

 - Exclusive monthly themed podcasts with Q&A

 - A thank you credit on all new videos 


Seed Packs and More
$25 or more per month

For the $25 a month tier, you'll get:

 - Everything from the previous tiers

 - A bundle of herb and flower seed and/or bulbs twice yearly

 - Your questions for Q&A sessions prioritized


Digital Products
$50 or more per month

For the $50 a month tier, you'll get:

 - Everything from the previous tiers

 - Access to all of our current and future digital products 

               *(Existing products will be released one per month to Patrons, while new products will be released when they are published)

Custom Products, Food Seeds, and More
$100 or more per month

For the $100 a month tier, you'll get:

 - Everything from the previous tiers

 - 1 custom and/or green product every quarter (Could be a mug, t-shirt, shopping bags, soap nuts, dryer balls, plastic-free products and so on)

 - Seasonal fruit and veg seed bundles twice yearly

ATF Ad for Your Brand
$250 or more per month only 4 left

For the $250 a month tier, you'll get:

 - Everything from the previous tiers

 - A prominent ATF ad for your brand on pages and posts

Brand Promo, Social Shout Outs, and More
$500 or more per month only 4 left

 For the $500 a month tier, you'll get:

 - Everything from the previous tiers

 - A featured entry on the Wall of Fame, with links to your brand/profile/website

 - A post promoting your brand on RealSelfSufficiency.com

 - A "sponsored by" card on videos

 - A "sponsored by" ad on podcasts

 - Title of "Green Warrior"

 - Social Media shoutouts every month

 - Featured spot in our monthly newsletters

Firstly, I want to say a huge, heart-felt thank you to each and every one of you who has liked, shared, commented on, or otherwise engaged with Real Self-Sufficiency on our articles, videos, Pins, and social posts. Every visit and interaction is so appreciated, and makes all the time, energy, and love I pour into the website worthwhile. 

My Patrons can get their hands on some amazing rewards to say "thanks" for their continued patronage - check them out!

What Is Real Self-Sufficiency?

A resource for real people who want to make greener and healthier choices for themselves, their pets and families, and to lessen their environmental impact. We publish real, actionable advice that anyone can act on. RealSelfSufficiency.com covers green living topics like growing food organically, having a greener, healthier home, healthy food, natural living and natural health and beauty, natural pet care, green consumerism, foraging, and more. We help people be more self-reliant, greener, and healthier in their everyday lives.


We teach people how to live more independently and more healthfully and to learn the skills and traditions of our ancestors, living with the land and the wildlife, not destroying it. After all, if the zombie apocalypse arrives, you need to know how to grow food, raise livestock, get safe water, and treat everyday ailments. And these skills are useful today, too. Shop less, make more, and be more self-reliant. 

A Bit About Me and How Real Self-Sufficiency Was Born

My name is Katy, I’m a professional writer and editor, and realselfsufficiency.com is my digital baby. I started Real Self-Sufficiency in 2016 to share my passion, knowledge, mistakes, experiences, and lifestyle in the hopes of helping others to be more self-sufficient and to live greener. And because I longed to create not only a sustainable income for my family, but something that was worth sustaining. Something I could use my skills and passions to create and, hopefully, something that would help others while helping me and my family to live free.

Real Self-Sufficiency was born because I found it so hard to find reliable, trustworthy knowledge about green living and natural health, self-reliance and homesteading. The Internet is awash with dubious claims with no scientific evidence, random promises of cure-alls, and weird things to do or use to be "greener". There's also a number of sites out there with great info, but they are often geared toward hard-core green "crunchy" folks who live totally off-grid and have lived totally free for decades. But what about ordinary folks? Those people who need a reliable source of information and need practical advice and ideas that they can execute in their normal, everyday lives. These regular folks can change the planet without sacrificing their beautiful homes and cars and after-school activities. But they need a trustworthy source of information and it needs to be actionable and practical for the everyday person.

And that's why I started RealSelfSufficiency.com. Because I recognize that we can't all go uber-green, live in a commune or huge homestead, generate our own electricity, and get rid of anything that isn't strictly "green" overnight (or at all) - it isn't practical. And I want to be that reliable source of practical, actionable advice for real people trying to make real changes. 

My spouse and I are helped by Oscar Doodles, who is Supervisor In Chief, Pippin, the Absolute Boss of Everything (because she's 18 and super-grumpy), and Tiny Phryne, Sneaky Pest Extraordinaire. Also, Jemima, the Accidental Chicken.

  
Pippin

Oscar
 
Phryne
 
Jemima
Our family lives as green as we can and we want to educate and inspire others to take steps to reduce their negative impact on the fragile planet that we all share. Even if it’s tiny steps and simple changes. Every teeny tiny change has a huge beneficial impact. 

Living an eco-conscious lifestyle means a great deal to us. It’s not just about saving the planet – although of course that’s one of the most influential pillars of a green lifestyle – but it’s about saving money (and I mean a lot of money), improving the health of you, your family, and your pets, being less reliant on synthetic goods, “the grid”, imports, chemicals, organizations, and companies, being ready for an emergency scenario, and being as self-sufficient as possible. And no, not everyone can turn their lives into planet-saving havens of crunchy greenness. But all of us can make changes, however big or small.

Why Am I Looking for Patrons?

I'm looking for Patrons to help me make Real Self-Sufficiency more valuable to all my readers. Your patronage allows me to dedicate even more time to creating website content and to develop the cookbook, ebooks, courses, and online workshops that my readers most frequently request. And it buys me the time to reach new people. Your patronage is helping me help others to help the planet and themselves. In return for your patronage, you get to enjoy a range of unique rewards that you won't get access to elsewhere, and you'll be part of this exclusive community of like-minded individuals.

Remember, every tiny change has a big impact, so the more people RealSelfSufficiency.com reaches, the more opportunities for green changes, and the bigger the positive impact on the world. I'm also trying to create a sustainable income with this website and I plan to reduce or eliminate ads entirely eventually, and rely on the income from my digital and physical products. 

In Summary

Your patronage helps me to help others, so it goes beyond just helping Real Self-Sufficiency. Your generosity allows me to devote more time to creating content, developing products, and improving the website, and I'll be forever grateful to every single one of you. 

And, to show my thanks, I'll be producing some spectacular content that's exclusively for my patrons. As well as the rewards for each tier, which are also pretty awesome, and designed based on what I would want if I were providing patronage at each level, all of my patrons will receive regular behind-the-scenes posts, recipes, and video content that's exclusive to my patrons.

Recent posts by Real Self-Sufficiency

Tiers
The Inner Circle
$3 or more per month

What you'll get for the Inner Circle Tier:

- Thank you message

- Access to our "inner circle" where we'll ask for feedback, ideas, polls, test things out, and release the occasional sneak peak of recipes and book pages.

- Exclusive informal content every quarter.

Wall of Fame and More
$5 or more per month

When you join our Wall of Fame tier, you'll get:

 - Everything from the previous tier

 - A mention on our Wall of Fame

 - An exclusive quarterly podcast,

Podcasts, Credit Reel, and More
$10 or more per month

For the $10 a month tier, you'll get:

 - Everything from the previous tiers

 - Exclusive monthly themed podcasts with Q&A

 - A thank you credit on all new videos 


Seed Packs and More
$25 or more per month

For the $25 a month tier, you'll get:

 - Everything from the previous tiers

 - A bundle of herb and flower seed and/or bulbs twice yearly

 - Your questions for Q&A sessions prioritized


Digital Products
$50 or more per month

For the $50 a month tier, you'll get:

 - Everything from the previous tiers

 - Access to all of our current and future digital products 

               *(Existing products will be released one per month to Patrons, while new products will be released when they are published)

Custom Products, Food Seeds, and More
$100 or more per month

For the $100 a month tier, you'll get:

 - Everything from the previous tiers

 - 1 custom and/or green product every quarter (Could be a mug, t-shirt, shopping bags, soap nuts, dryer balls, plastic-free products and so on)

 - Seasonal fruit and veg seed bundles twice yearly

ATF Ad for Your Brand
$250 or more per month only 4 left

For the $250 a month tier, you'll get:

 - Everything from the previous tiers

 - A prominent ATF ad for your brand on pages and posts

Brand Promo, Social Shout Outs, and More
$500 or more per month only 4 left

 For the $500 a month tier, you'll get:

 - Everything from the previous tiers

 - A featured entry on the Wall of Fame, with links to your brand/profile/website

 - A post promoting your brand on RealSelfSufficiency.com

 - A "sponsored by" card on videos

 - A "sponsored by" ad on podcasts

 - Title of "Green Warrior"

 - Social Media shoutouts every month

 - Featured spot in our monthly newsletters