Here Peter Hanley discusses a well-known question on how to earn money fast and importantly keep it in your pocket for the better days ahead.
You want money now but you have none so what can you do?
We all have this dilemma at some point in our life and it is how we respond that will make a difference.
Now, look at the things that don't work.
- Crying might help for five minutes
- Sulking makes us feel worse and brings black clouds over our heads
- Drugs and alcohol might take your mind away but the problem stays.
- Blaming someone or something else is not a fixer
- Avoiding the issues just wastes time and achieves nothing
- Doing nothing achieves nothing and gets you the same
We are all guilty of some or all of these at some time. My best is to avoid a situation and hope it fixes itself but alas it never does.
So now I have made you feel bad about yourself what the heck can we do?
Making money is easy but is it ever enough
That's ok for me to say but how can you do it?
The first answer is always the easy one and that is to tell you to get a job, ask for a pay increase or a second job and budget your future.
Very easy for anyone to say but not always that easy to achieve for lots of reasons.
The next answer on the easy list is to cut your expenses. So often I see the poorer of us smoking and guzzling large bottles of bought drinks while feeding a couple of dogs.
Don't laugh, it is a real problem for many and they can't see it. They need the cool drink for the diabetes that it has caused and get a quick sugar fix.
Easy online income, further reading
Answer the question, how to make money?
The first question is what are you good at?
It is no good telling a Blacksmith to write poetry for a living.
In my country, and probably yours they have a service that offers work in your local area then you bid for the work and if successful do it, often at a low rate but at least it is an opportunity.
If you are good at gardening as an example you could quickly build a client list doing easy jobs. A client list that can be onsold at a profit.
I have a friend that builds up a window cleaning area. He door knocks for jobs and builds a regular customer round. When it is going well he sells it for a years revenue and starts again.
Hey, you need a ladder, some clothes and a proper window scrape. It is easy to learn with few overheads or problems.
There are many people that want household chores done and you could be the one.
Do nothing and what do you get?
Grab a sheet of paper and make a plan.
What are you going to do?
How much money are you going to make in money?
Also, what is a reasonable timeline for this?
The amount of time you will spend on it?
Then do something and do it well and you will make money.
Shoe cleaners make money, Street guides make money, beggars make money there are no excuses except your own.
I understand this is when it gets hard, we all need motivation and that is why we have a plan that we look at every day and say why not?
Share your plan and get a driving force to kick you along working to a Goal.
Instant and honest money is not easy.
I won't go anywhere near anything Illegal or the mugs games of gambling in this post. The people that make the money make sure it is them and not you.
A great way to create a fortune, unfortunately, is only for the very few. For the rest of us, the old 80% group will work our butts off for very little.
It requires a particular type of luck or skill to ever rise above the average. I have seen it tried many times, most often coming to standstill overtime.
You need investment money, lots of time and a way to destroy friendships to have any chance of success.
It is, however, a reasonably cheap entry into the market that just about anyone can learn. If it suits you give it a go and work toward that top 20%.
I have many friends that sell Herbalife weight loss and health products. I use the product myself so I believe it is good but can you make money?
I do know a couple that are killing it with Herbalife. A big monthly income after many years of dedication because of timing. Everyone else I know made very little.
Tupperware is having a comeback and many others that you can Google to choose for something you like.
It takes a lot of effort and training but it can be done.
The rise in social media is leaving many businesses behind. They can't do without it but they can't spend the time doing it creating a dilemma.
Learning one Social media platform can provide you with the 0pportunity to either do it for others or teach them how.
Teaching earns good money so this is a quick entry to an on-demand problem.
Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and more are there waiting for someone to use them.
Internet and making Money
There are more opportunities on the Net than anywhere else to make money.
There are more scams on the Net than anywhere else.
I have a cupboard load of courses that I have bought, read, attended that did not work for me.
The one ingredient that was missing was proper training to provide any chance of success.
Like everything else, you need training and one place where you can get this for free (a couple of countries not available) is at the Wealthy Affiliate. Start with the free course and learn what it is all about. Ask questions on the blog and read about the results of others. Work out what you want to do and go in that direction.
It costs you nothing to try this and my guarantee is that at the very least you will learn something right through to a lot.
Don't waste your time being unproductive
Time is precious, wasting it is wrong and making a success of something is rewarding.
We have covered a few ideas that may help you achieve a goal, Ideas that are useless unless you do something for yourself.
What sort of people makes money on the Internet?
How about an 80-year-old grandmother, a 20-year-old kid living in Taiwan and everyone in between?
If you have read this far you are keen to succeed so, come on, jump in and start a life today.