It’s just like taking candy from a small child! Stealing is taking the easy way out to get rich. As we know from the news it can at times be quite rewarding – if you do it right you can make a million dollars in a few hours. The thing that keeps most of us stealing is that it takes balls – if you get caught you will most probably spend a lot of time in jail.
If you are planning to start stealing as you number 1 career choice then listen to these words of wisdom:
Don’t bother with the small stuff. Stealing small amounts multiple times is the worst thing you can do – it means minimum rewards with maximum chance of getting caught. Just look at my post about pickpockets and you’ll get the idea about what not to do.
The way to go is to make 1 difficult but well thought out job once in your life time. Good examples are my post about the thieves who stole 6 million dollars while everyone were watching football or about the guys who pulled off the heist of a century when they robbed over 1 billion dollars in Sweden.
2. Become a Professional
If you are looking for something more traditional you should take the obvious way of getting rich – hard work.
You’re not going to get rich working an average job however. It takes time, charisma, skill, and education to land a high paying job. If you can commit to higher education, then earning big money as a professional may be in your future. On this path to riches, you definitely get back what you put in. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that it can take a whole lifetime before you get where you want to be.
3. Turn Hobby into Business
It may surprise you to find out how many million dollar businesses started as a hobby. With a good idea, some skills, and a little ambition, the thing you love the most can be bringing in the dough. This can be something as simple as a craft, running a specialty food cart, or even making a website about your favorite topics.
4. Start A Website
Speaking of websites, if you haven’t noticed, blogging is HUGE. With the explosion of blogs comes the ability to capitalize off of a well written one. To make money with a website you either have to sell a product or receive revenue from advertisements placed on your site. Many webmasters choose to do both. If you identify a paying niche and do the necessary research you could have a site up with little to no out of pocket costs. Getting rich will require a lot of trial and error, like any other business. For wannabe webmasters there are tons of tools that even the most computer illiterate can use to publish their very own page.
During the years I have made a few thousand dollars with my website Financial Jesus. Each month I make a few hundred bucks and I am pretty sure that if I wanted I could make a full time income off of blogging. To see how much I made in 2010 and where the money came from – take a look at my post about My total blog income in 2009.
5. Play the Stock Market
Even in tough economic times, there is money to be made in the stock market. Trading stocks is a simple way to get rich, not fast but simple. The idea is to purchase a stock when it is at a low value and then sell when that value goes up. Simple concept, but takes time and discipline to make it into millions. A significant amount of research is needed in order to make solid decisions instead of buying and hoping for luck to bring in the dividends. With the decline of stable social security and retirement plans in the American economy, many younger people are taking investment into their own hands. With that comes more user-friendly trading sites and plenty of internet articles about the market. Beware of the get rich quick scams though, in this area there are plenty of them.
6. Marry Money
Got a ton of charisma but don’t want to work for your money, then marry rich! Sure gold diggers have a bad reputation, but marrying someone of high social status is nothing new. The modern approach involves matchmakers that specialize in introducing millionaires to their perfect match, that could be you!
This also works the other way around – take a look at my article about how the right woman can make you rich.
7. Write a book
Sure almost everyone thinks they have a great idea for a book, tv show, or movie. Not many have the imagination, skill, determination, and luck to make it a reality. Even fewer of those ever make any real money. However, the silver lining is that with the ease of publishing books and movies online the real talent doesn’t get lost in a sea of rejection letters. Don’t want to write a book? No problem, you can also get rich by writing a screenplay or even a movie.
You’ve seen it on the news and in movies, the bright lights of a casino, or the screams of a lottery winner. Winning money can be the most thrilling way to become rich. Ways to gamble vary greatly, there are traditional casino games, sports betting, and also other lottery style games. For those who want to practice their skills in the comfort of their own home, online casinos exist. Games can even be played for free to build up skill before hitting the high roller table in Vegas.
Check out my interview with a guy who won over 5 million dollars with the lottery to see what the good life is like after winning or read about the British taxi driver who keeps it real and is still working even after winning 26 million pounds (40 million dollars).
9. Buy Real Estate
Another traditional way to become rich is investing in real estate. Though news of falling property values make would be investors nervous, many recognize this as an opportunity to make millions. There will always be good deals in real estate. With some knowledge, capital, and sweat equity, there is still millions to be made.
10. Become a Street Entertainer
Might sound funny at first, but consider this; if you want to make it in the entertainment business you need to be able to perform in from of ANYBODY. Recording demos and networking is fine for some, but there comes a time when you just have to get out and do it. With the popularity of sites like youtube, street performers are being discovered around the world. Point is, you never know who is watching.
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