Skills for Bills

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Have you thought about ways to increase your financial security to be better prepared for emergencies? One approach is to develop skills that you can use to earn extra money and become more self-sufficient. Now, that is time well spent! Here are a few ideas to consider:

    Growing their own vegetables and herbs can save you money on groceries, but it can also be monetized. You can sell fresh produce at a farmer’s market or even start a small business offering a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, where customers pay in advance for a weekly box of fresh produce. Learning about soil health, companion planting, and pest control can also be valuable skills.
    Cooking from scratch is a great way to save money and eat healthier. You can take cooking classes or improve your skills through online tutorials. You can then use your culinary talents to cater events or offer meal prep services. You can also take it a step further by learning how to can or preserve food for yourself and others. You can offer this service to friends and neighbors, to help them preserve their garden harvest or even offer canned goods for sale.
    Sewing is a practical skill that can save money on clothing repairs and alterations. You can also monetize this skill by making items to sell, such as baby clothes or home decor and sell to neighbors or online in the AmCon Marketplace.
    Learning basic carpentry and woodworking skills can save you money on home repairs and maintenance. You can also monetize these skills by building custom furniture or selling items they make at craft fairs or online.
    Learning how to do basic car maintenance, such as changing the oil or replacing brake pads, can save you money on repairs. You can even learn some of these skills in the AmCon Learning Center! After learning these skills, you can easily offer these services to friends and neighbors or start a small business offering mobile car maintenance services.

By developing these skills, you can become more self-sufficient and financially secure. You can also share your knowledge with others and contribute to your community. Additionally, learning these skills can provide a sense of empowerment and satisfaction as you become more self-reliant and less dependent on others.


Skills like those listed above can help build a supply network that can still function when there are stresses in the supply chain or some other unplanned event disrupts your ability to obtain goods and services.

Having a network of people you can trust is key. That’s why American Contingency exists! Join us today and get access to a private platform where you can connect with others in your area and find training and information that can help you make better decisions as we navigate an uncertain future.

Have you worked on developing skills that could supplement your income or you could use to barter? Let us know in the comments!


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