you’ve built a backyard aquaponics system, you probably have an
over abundance of food and fish. So why not consider using
those left over fish and your extra food for profit? Aquaponics
for profit can be very, very profitable!
is amazing for so many reasons. The startup costs are very low,
the systems don’t take up much space and they require very little
labor. Additionally, fresh organic fruits, vegetables and fish
are in great demand and with an aquaponics system you can easily grow
food much more quickly than a typical organic farm. Compared to
other types of businesses, aquaponics for profit is a walk in the
an aquaponics system, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing you’re
feeding your family only the freshest, safe fish and food and can you
can also sell the excess for profit. Additionally, organic food
has a huge profit margin. Your aquaponics system can be easily
expanded as your business grows.
are a few things that will help you get to the point of selling your
aquaponics food for profit:
what types of vegetables and herbs are popular in your local market.
to focus on the items that are not readily available in the current
growing off-season crops.
who will be your customer. Will you be selling directly to
local residents or will you be selling your goods to the local
grocers, fish markets or pet stores? Selling to the consumer
directly will bring you a higher profit margin but selling to a
business will be a lot less hassle for you and you will have a
steady, predictable profit. When selling to the consumer
directly, you may have some weeks that are slow and you don’t sell
as much. This unpredictability will leave you will a lot of
excess product that you’ll have to figure out what to do with.
Whereas, selling to a business, you’ll know each week exactly how
much product you’ll be able to sell them and exactly how much you
forget to only use fish and vegetables that you can easily sustain
in your local climate.
can easily start small and add on to your system as your business
a good idea to start small when it comes to commercial aquaponics.
Because no matter how much research you’ve done, you won’t truly
know how things are going to go or know how much money you will make
until you begin and get a little history behind you. Therefore,
you don’t want to invest in a huge system that you really can’t
afford, at least at first. Start small and learn the traits of
your local market, then you can expand. Just make sure you
purchase an aquaponics kit that can be easily expanded and converted.
should take the time to learn all you can about aquaponics. How
the systems work, how to trouble shoot your aquaponics system if
something goes wrong, how to do the necessary repairs, etc.
Additionally, you should maintain a good rapport with your aquaponics
supplier. Your aquaponics supplier will be your best friend if
you ever run into a problem or have an emergency.