I first went to see Ron Legrand in Atlanta, GA in 2002 and it was great. I went home and did multiple deals and I made close to 200k the first year in profit and equity. In 2006 the market … Continue reading »
There’s a temptation with social media to hide behind a mask and pretend you’re happy and living this amazing life that everyone else should be envious of. Vulnerability has been a trait I’ve used to bring people in and show them the real me.
Don’t get me wrong, it was very hard. There were many times where I just wanted to give up. But somehow I went through with it, and little by little I started earning. A few cents a day, went to a few dollars a day, then to $20-$30, then $100-$150, and so on.
Being a millionaire isn’t a ticket to mansions, yachts and caviar, as it once was, but the goal is more reachable than ever. According to Phoenix Marketing International, a firm that tracks the affluent market, about 5.8% of U.S. households now have investable assets of $1 million or more.
Seriously, if you have a blog and have decided that you need to start building up an audience then Pinterest is a great place to start. I have a course and a book on how to increase traffic with Pinterest. That’s how important I think it is.
Be a mommy (or daddy) blogger. If you haven’t used your free time between changing diapers, washing clothes and shuttling kids around to hop on the blog bandwagon, it’s worth considering this potential source of income. And just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you have to write about parenting issues. In fact, given that there already are so many blogs about life as a mom (or dad), consider writing about another topic about which you are passionate. The more original, entertaining and informative you are, the more likely you’ll gain followers – and you need an online following to make money.
J.W., this question is too broad for me to answer in a way that will be likely to have a positive impact for you. In short, there are places to earn money – it really depends on your goals, interests, skills, talents, availability, and other factors. IF you are stuck and don’t know where to start, please consider contacting a job placement agency, or your county employment agency or workforce center. They can help you with the process of creating a resume and trying to find work. Best of luck.
Here at Kiplinger’s, we’re old-fashioned. We think it’s a lot more fun becoming rich than being born that way. Our culture and economy encourage risk-taking, pursuing good ideas and dogged determination. Luck plays a part, too.
Of course, you should be aware that an aspiring investor can legally make a million US dollars in one year from the scratch by investing in stocks and bonds. All you need to do to achieve your target is to pool together enough start – up capital (investment capital) and then work with a professional stock broker who has successful experience under his or her sleeves when it comes to selecting stocks that can do pretty well in stock market.
Mercia, thanks for your question. Sadly, most of these sites only cater to people in a few western countries. But if you like work at home jobs, check out our list of companies that hire people from all over the world to work from home. Just search for “International work at home jobs” in the search box in the footer of this page.
Many of the above strategies for monetizing involve promoting products (e.g. your store) or campaigns (e.g. crowdfunding a video series). You’ll still need to make your audience aware of these without sabotaging the integrity of your content.
The truth is, the only one that can decide what to do is you. You have to make the choice to earn more. Making a million dollars by 25 may not be important to you. Instead, you’d rather focus on traveling and adventures. That’s okay. But if you do want to be a young millionaire – that’s possible too!
While eBooks may not generate the most income – the barrier to entry is extremely low. In order to make money online with eBooks, all you need is an expertise in a certain area and a high volume of traffic to a website. If any particular eBook becomes super popular you can always add more products or services on that topic.
Millionaires educate themselves about investing and seek professional advice, choose high-quality blue chip stocks or mutual funds with good long-term performance records, invest consistently, and hold onto these quality investments over a long period of time.