In my life, I have heard this tired cliché It takes money to make money more times than I can count and it is sooo not true. I believe that this is one of the many things that inhibits people from going after their dreams simply because they do not have start up capital.
I fully believe that you can make money with the resources that you already have available to you, typically from expenses that you already make day to day. For example, have an internet connection or a library card? Well, there you go – already you have nearly an unlimited source of knowledge and information available to you. A Cliche I do like – Knowledge is Power. Indeed it is!
When I started my first successful business, I didn’t spend a dime. I made a few phone calls and I started marketing a skill that I already had. After a short bit of marketing, I had my first income from marketing this skill, from that income – I invested part of what I had earned into more material for building my business. But I did not spend money before I started earning it!
My point is simply this, if you have passion and you want it bad enough – you can start making money today – without money! The opportunities in this world are endless. The trick is to find something that you are inspired to do and DO IT!
I just read a great story in a book called Inspired Marketing. As a young man, this guy wanted to be around his favorite rock bands and he read an article in a magazine about how one guy was getting all these guitar pics from his favorite musicians. He was so inspired by this story that not only did he begin his own guitar pic collection, but his inspiration ended up spurring a 25 year career as a music manager. All of this started by asking for something for free!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who doesn’t enjoy the high pressure sales techniques that are so common out there. This book covers many principals that are elusive to those always trying to do things the ‘right way’ as opposed to following their inspiration or intuition. Many practical stories and examples in this book of interviews with successful inspired marketers mean that you are sure to glean some golden nugget that can help you understand what inspired marketing opportunities of yours that you’ve missed and why that is NOT a big deal. Click here to purchase your copy.
Let me know your thoughts – Especially any times that you were able to bust the Myth of it taking money to make money!