"I want to have that feeling of being canvassed, where politicians knock on my door canvassing me," Malema told the Star reported on Friday.
He said he was out of the ANC after having exhausting all internal processes.
"I'm an ordinary South African, so people should now be able to convince me where to put my cross in 2014."
Malema said he was "much happier" not "going around selling things to people that are not sellable".
He also told the Star his farming was going well.
"I've got tomato, cabbage, butternut and cattle. So during harvesting in February, those who want to buy can approach me." – Sapa.