Most people want to be comfortable enough financially to be able to live a lifestyle that suits them and with the freedom to do what they want. Apart from winning the lotto, the fastest way to get rich quick is going to need your input and some hard work! But with time effort and a plan, anything is achievable if you put your mind to it!
Invest in yourself!
What do you know? What are you good at? And what do you love? If you are creative, leverage off that, if you are a writer get writing, if you are a traveler share your experiences.
Harness and focus on what you know, then get better at it! Invest in yourself, and furthering your knowledge and learnings! Self improvement will be the best investment you could ever make. Then once you feel you know enough, share it with the world and develop your own brand!
Use the tools that are widely available to everyone including the internet, social media and networking forums. You are a resource, and learn how to use your own knowledge and maximise your own earning capacity. Make sure you exploit every avenue and unashamedly promote what you have to offer. In addition, align your branding with affiliates that are related to what you are promoting, Wealthy Affiliate is a great tool to help you learn how to do this, with an in built network and community that will assist in growing your brand, it’s free start up membership is well worth checking out!
You are the resource you are going to be marketing. There are so many tools to get your brand out there, so invest the time into thinking about what your strengths are, make those strengths stronger if they need work, educate yourself, do the extra training required to improve, then get yourself out there using all the mechanisms that are available.
Build you own foundations and back yourself! With your own effort and drive to succeed and achieve, you will get there.
Make a plan and ask for feedback!
While you are investing in yourself, make a plan outlining the steps you are going to take, and the milestones you need to reach in order to achieve your final outcome. By investing in yourself you have already made the first step.
Go through the brain storming phase, look at what you want to achieve and how you are going to achieve it. Assess your end goal through various angles, taking into consideration set backs, and pit falls of failure! Consider getting feedback from a friend, advisor or someone in your network, that will give you honest and constructive feedback. And take this feedback on board! Being aware of where you could potentially fail, can allow you to plan how not to fail. Many businesses will fail, so read my article here, and know how to avoid some of these pitfalls.
Once the brain storming phase is complete, write down your plan. Set out your steps, goals and milestones into a chronological order that will document your journey through the development stage to final product. And make sure you take time to celebrate achieving the milestones. Working hard and then rewarding yourself for your achievements will keep you motivated to continue on your journey.
Regardless of if you have a tangible product to offer, or a service or even a blog, to make money you need to be offering a solution to someones problem, something that other people are willing to pay money to have access to, and this is your product!
Charting the course of your journey from start up to success will ensure you know when you stray off path, and allow you to focus and re-align to get you back on track to getting rich quick.
Don’t risk it to get the biscuit
If you don’t know anything about the stock market, and aren’t a property mogul chances are, you aren’t going to make money on something you know nothing about! So don’t risk the funds you do have, by naively thinking that everyone that invests money in the stock market or property comes out with the big bucks!
Stock brokers (generally) know what they are doing, and a lot of the time they aren’t actually doing it with their own money! So why risk yours, when you don’t know a thing about what you are looking to invest in. Unless becoming a stock trader is your goal, and you are willing to invest in yourself and learn how to do it properly, avoid investing your time on half-baked ideas that other people have had success in.
Focus on your own journey instead, and forget about others. Your time will be better spent, fine-tuning your own skills and focusing on that, rather than focusing on the mechanisms other people have used in order to achieve financial success.
Don’t put all your eggs in the one basket
I hear pretty regularly that you need to focus 110% and invest all your money and time into achieving your goals in order to get rich and reap the rewards! However, I am inherently risk adverse and I think this is just crazy talk!! Unless you have a plan as to how you are going to make a return to cover your capital outlay, do not bet it all on red as soon as you step into the casino!
This is your life, this is not a game! You need to consider your obligations, (kids, mortgage, debts) and make sure they are all covered before investing copious amount of money into something you aren’t sure how quickly will return money.
Do you really need to spend $100,000 on the newest piece of equipment, when you are only making $500 a week from that asset? Put what you are looking to invest down on paper and then work out what it will return for you, and assess how quickly it will pay for itself by making you money. If you are looking to invest ALOT of money into something, seek professional advice before committing and make sure you consider any legalities if relevant.
There are plenty out there, you have seen them I’ve seen them. Their promise is to get you rich quick, BUT first up you need to buy their products at a highly discounted rate for a limited time only, and take the training which will cost you a few thousand $$.
You will be told to make a list of key targets/prospects/ poor unfortunate souls, including your friends, family and acquaintances you spoke to years ago, then cold call them and put the hard sell on. Don’t forget you will probably also need to reach monthly sales targets, trying to rope other people in on a promise your not even sure you what it is. Run away from these! If it sounds too good to be true, it is!
Look for a mentor
Look to people who have genuinely achieved success. Someone that has done the hard yards, worked from the ground up and achieved personal wealth. Admire them, celebrate their success, and find out how they went about becoming successful. What did they sacrifice? See how much money they out layed up front. And then assess if the method they applied is something you can try to realistically replicate within your own brand. After all imitation is the greatest form of flattery.
Your mentor doesn’t necessarily have to be someone you are in communication with, it could be a role model, someone you admire, or someone you would like to emulate. (Draw the line at stalking though, that’s not fun for anyone.)
Get your brand out there!
Once you have invested in yourself and you know the path for your journey has been charted, shamelessly self promote!
Get your brand out there, be proud of your achievements and tell everyone what you have done! The fastest way to get rich quick is to let everyone know what you have to offer or how you are going to help them! There are over 3 billion people online, which is a huge pool of potential wealth and they want to know what you have to say! So make sure you get your network working for you, and get your name and brand out there.
Realistically, the get rich quick schemes out there, especially the ones that require you to pay, are not legitimate! If they were, then EVERYONE would be doing it! To get rich quick and fast it’s going to be 110% up to you!
So what are you going to do to achieve your dreams? I’d love to know, please comment below!