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How to get rich from nothing: 15 ways to get there

15 ways to get rich

 How to get rich from nothing: 15 ways to get there

A rich man Who doesn't nourish the dream of being rich one day, and never having to wonder how to end the month without difficulty? Against all odds, anyone can hope to significantly increase their income, whatever their situation. Reading this article can help you reach your goal in 15 different ways, thanks to the internet in particular. But at the risk of disappointing you, there are no miracle recipes for making a quick fortune: this ambitious project must be taken step by step. With this in mind, always beware of web pages promising to make a lot of easy money, such as "Become a millionaire in just a few days by buying this PDF document". These are obviously scams that we have already mentioned on BenefsNet. In this long article, which has already been updated several times: Being rich, what does it mean? Every person has his or her own notion of wealth, as well as a personal goal. How to become rich? The qualities required to succeed and the 15 ways described. They became rich from scratch: to motivate you, find several inspiring examples of people who have managed to change their standard of living from scratch (without a diploma, thanks to their passion). Conclusion What does it mean to be rich? First of all, what do we mean by "rich"? In reality, the notion of wealth is very subjective, and we couldn't bring up the subject without telling you about it. Concretely, everyone can have their own objective of wealth: it is not necessarily a question of driving in the most beautiful cars or retiring right now, quite the contrary! Some people may consider that they are rich enough as long as they live comfortably without lacking anything, and have the possibility of enjoying themselves frequently. Everything also depends on their daily working hours: working little - or not at all - and earning enough money to live happily, isn't that a certain form of wealth? To determine a person's level of wealth, countries such as France base themselves on income and the value of assets. This method of calculation is correct, but not perfect: debts and expenses are not taken into account. A castle A lord lord is not necessarily rich Let's take this example: an heir of a castle in poor condition becomes rich in the eyes of his country, even if he has trouble getting by at the end of the month because of all the expenses required by his prestigious property. Under these conditions, there is unfortunately little chance that the heir in question will feel wealthy. Therefore, it is preferable to determine his level of wealth in relation to his total income, taking into account his expenses (to be subtracted). In France, the average gross monthly salary is around 3,000 euros. Many people who are above this base already consider themselves rich, but it is important to know that others aim much higher by wanting to earn a lot of money: it is all a question of ambition. How do you get rich from scratch? Do you also dream of being rich? You can probably become rich, but probably not overnight. On the one hand, these few qualities are required: Being clear with yourself and realistic: what is your financial goal to satisfy the lifestyle you hope to achieve? Ask yourself these kinds of questions and make choices. Don't think that money is going to fall from the sky, it's up to you to go and find it where it is. Remain determined and perseverant: don't give up at the first difficulty you encounter. There are bound to be many of them. Being rich is mostly earned. Be patient: "Everything comes to those who know how to wait" says the maxim. With patience, becoming rich is indeed possible. On the other hand, in 2021, there are serious methods that allow for a total change in quality of life. Below we have identified 15 of the most relevant and effective ideas to help you realise this ambitious project from scratch. Here is the summary : Take advantage of your own capabilities Save as soon as possible, as much as possible Limit all expenses Invest in solutions for the future Pay back your credits (and limit them) Get to know yourself and use your potential Solicit as many sources of income as possible. Fight the temptation to spend it all Empty your attic Play video games in the big league Expatriate to become rich more easily Master the art of negotiation Learn how to be well informed Positive and confident Be methodical

1. Take advantage of your own capabilities In order to develop your financial resources initially, perhaps you can simply apply for a professional promotion by requesting a raise, or even change jobs? You will receive a significantly higher salary every month. To do this, concentrate on your strengths: if you like languages, for example, learn a new one. Don't hesitate to consult free online courses to learn targeted skills that will be useful in your field. You can also seek the help of a coach, engage in personal development and be highly motivated in your professional life to move up the career ladder step by step. To find out more about this, read also our article "Changing jobs and working at home: free training on the internet". Also, if you have a good general culture or excellent physical abilities, think about game shows that can pay big dividends. With a bit of practice, some TV game show regulars have hit the jackpot (for example, the sum of 1 million euros can be won thanks to the show "Who wants to win millions?"). 2. Save as much as possible as soon as possible One of the secrets to being rich is the power to save. The most financially comfortable people are usually not the ones whose fingers are burned with money... In concrete terms, every month, when you haven't spent everything you've earned, think about investing the surplus. Don't hesitate to ask for expert advice on the most advantageous ways to make your money grow, because the most common passbooks are no longer very interesting. You can, for example, buy a share on the stock market and hold shares in a company investing in real estate, in order to claim returns that sometimes reach 10%. However, like online trading, these practices require you to be well acquainted with the world of finance. 3. Limit all expenses There are many ways to optimise your finances and reduce your monthly expenses (by following our tips in particular). Take the time to detail your accounts month by month. Identify the origin of all debits, then look at each insurance policy, even if it only represents about ten euros. Some are no longer of any use, others can be renegotiated. You can do something to save energy, to lower water, gas and electricity bills. If you have taken out several consumer loans, also consider buying back credit, which offers interesting opportunities: lower monthly payments, the possibility of repaying faster if you have the means, etc. 4. Invest in solutions for the future Spending money can pay off in the long run! There are many opportunities to invest small amounts of money. This is the case in real estate, with investment in a rental investment, which gives you more than attractive monthly rents, especially as a certain number (in furnished rentals, in particular) are subject to tax breaks. If you have the capacity, you can also set up your own business and become your own boss (earning a living on the internet is even possible in 2021). Of course, to do this, you need to set up a real project and surround yourself with the right people, but this is an initiative that can be very profitable in the long run! 5. Pay back your credits (and limit them) As you probably already know, borrowing costs money. So, once you manage to make some savings every month, start by using them to pay off your debts. Don't hesitate to increase your monthly payments to finish your loan agreements faster, and ultimately save money. Afterwards, use bank credit as little as possible. Naturally, in some cases, such as a property purchase, you have no choice but to spread out your expenses. On the other hand, don't be tempted to pay in instalments for conventional consumer goods: this costs more in the long run. What's more, this practice makes you financially dependent, something you must absolutely avoid if you want to get rich. 6. Get to know yourself and use your potential Once you know how to do something, ask yourself the following question: can everyone do it? If the answer is no, chances are you can make money with that particular skill. And it's not just about very complicated qualifications, far from it. For example, if you are very good at assembling furniture and you work quickly and well, you can offer your services on dedicated mobile applications, and accumulate euros to round off your ends of the month. If you are totally computer literate, all you need to do is take courses to pocket some money, which will give you more financial comfort in the long run. So don't underestimate your abilities: anything you can do can increase your monthly income, even if it's not always a question of making a career. 7. Solicit as many sources of income as you can. Loonea, a site to earn money Earn money on the Loonea website Once you have fully grasped your potential, you know what can make money from the different activities you like to do, and which you are fully in control of. Once this awareness has been established, you need to take action and mobilise your qualities to multiply your sources of income. It is not necessarily your talent for web design that will make you rich. Nor will it be your habit of giving English lessons, or your do-it-yourself services to your neighbours. But if you combine all these small activities together, you will see your monthly income gradually increase. It is often said that "small streams form big rivers": take inspiration from this quote to do as many activities as you can and get richer! 8. Fight the temptation to spend it all When you get rich, you are logically tempted to treat yourself, or even to give more gifts to your loved ones. Of course, this is possible: nothing prevents you from enjoying this greater comfort of life. However, to really gain purchasing power, you sometimes have to learn to contain yourself... and leave more money aside. In fact, if you don't spend everything you receive, you can create "emergency" savings, which will help you cope with life's hazards (health problems, car trouble, necessary work at home, etc.). At the same time, you can also set money aside for another project: investing in real estate, starting your own business, investing on the stock market. 9. Empty your attic By emptying your attic or storage room, you may well find treasures that will bring you a big profit on resale. Above all, don't do this work in haste, to save storage space quickly. On the contrary, take the time to sort everything out, look at each object, and possibly do some research to find out if it's one of the valuable antique accessories. For example, knick-knacks inherited from your grandparents can be worth tens of thousands of euros at some auctions. More surprisingly, some objects that are not so old (art deco style, for example) are part of the current trends; they are likely to be easily sold at a rather high price. Vintage fashion can be a vector of enrichment, if you're used to keeping everything in your family. For example, recent journalistic articles have shown that old Disney VHSs, which are only a few decades old, are already starting to become collectors' items. 10. Play video games in the big league Few video game enthusiasts (the so-called "gamers") manage to turn their hobby into a profession. But if you can do it and excel at it, you can become extremely rich by having fun, even if the profession is still under a lot of pressure. Some video game professionals work only from home. Their income comes from partnerships with merchants and merchandising vendors, among others, but also from monetizing their videos on YouTube (they play live, post their exploits and animate a community). To make video games even more lucrative, you can take part in real competitions in which the best recruits sometimes win several hundred thousand euros. With this in mind, you shouldn't be afraid to give up some of your daily pleasures to train for at least forty hours a week. Indeed, at this type of event, you are not up against amateurs: you only have a chance if you give yourself the means to win. 11. Expatriate to become rich more easily Not all economic contexts offer the same opportunities to become rich: the cost of living, but also taxation and housing prices in some foreign countries can help you to become progressively richer. 12. Master the art of negotiation In life, everything is negotiable: we would earn a lot of money if we were really aware of it. In concrete terms, whether it's your bank loan, your home loan insurance, your health coverage or even your more common purchases, there's often a margin for negotiation that few consumers use. In your professional life, on the other hand, you need to learn how to use your skills to drive up prices. You can't learn all this in a day: it takes maturity, self-confidence and technique. But with time and desire, you can undoubtedly become a good negotiator too. 13. Learn to inform yourself well 500 euro banknotes Consider all the possibilities You don't get rich overnight. For your income to increase and your financial situation to be favourable, you need to make the right choices, implement appropriate schemes and think about the most relevant solutions in your particular case. Before creating savings, launching your business or even signing up for a new, cheaper insurance policy, always make it a habit to inform yourself. Anticipate expenses, know all the consequences of your actions, read the "fine print" of each contract. Never make hasty decisions, but think carefully about the logical consequences of each initiative. At the same time, when you surf the internet, only consult relevant sites that give you advice - but that do not claim to give you a magic recipe that will make you rich without effort. Beware of beautiful promises that can rarely be kept, and always use your judgement when you ask for information: if a method seems too good and too easy, don't let yourself be influenced too quickly... 14. Positive and gain confidence Many people remain poor because they don't believe in themselves. For example, you are often told that you can get rich by creating your own blog, setting up your own online shop or investing money on the stock market. Faced with these different possibilities, people who are too negative will say that they have little chance of succeeding, because many embark on these adventures and fail. Conversely, positivists will seize the opportunity that seems most interesting to them and will devote themselves to it without fear, in a methodical and reasoned way. If you believe in yourself, you increase your chances of gradually becoming a little richer. 15. Be methodical Unless you win the lottery (by the way, here are a few ideas to increase your chances), you won't get rich tomorrow at the snap of a finger. Whatever your choices, you'll have to be methodical: think carefully, anticipate all the consequences of each action and wait for the fallout. Becoming rich is a project, which is envisaged over the medium and especially the long term. Don't lose patience, if you put a maximum of good will into it and if you choose the alternatives adapted to your profile, you will achieve your goals. They have become rich from scratch: inspiring examples to motivate you Despite reading these tips, you still don't believe you can do it in 2021. These few true stories can give you hope; and, most importantly, prove to you that anyone can make a big difference in your life by starting from scratch. These big bosses without diplomas, totally self-taught Did you know that? As head of Microsoft, Bill Gates has no degree. He discovered computer science in a selective school, but he started his career at the age of 13, having fun creating the Lakeside Programmers Group to improve the systems and applications of the time. He entered Harvard and left it just as quickly, without a degree: he preferred to drop out and learn computer programming on his own. It was his passion and determination that made him the man we know today, at the head of a fortune estimated at more than 110 billion US dollars. Similar profiles can be found at the head of many other multinationals such as Facebook and Ikea. A passion and an invention that takes you to the top Sometimes a simple "genius" idea can make you rich - and you don't need a degree to be creative, as Ferrero demonstrates. In 1949, Pietro Ferrero, a simple pastry chef, tried for the first time to replace the (very expensive) cocoa in chocolate with hazelnuts. This is how he invented a famous spread, the Nutella. Later on, the firm expanded with big names such as Ferrero Rochers or Kinder chocolates. But everything comes from a simple idea, and a desire to innovate! A great journalist without a bachelor's degree You may not know it, but the well-known Michel Drucker, whose journalistic skills are no longer in doubt, does not even have a baccalaureate. During his young years, he had a series of small jobs before he managed to enter the ORTF (Office de radiodiffusion télévision française) during his military service in Compiègne, where he had been assigned to the service of an army magazine. He simply knew how to seize the opportunity that presented itself to him. The couturier who did not go to any fashion school Although his status as a renowned stylist is not debated, Jean-Paul Gaultier was not destined for such a career. Coming from a modest family, he was introduced to sewing by his grandmother when he was still a toddler: he began his first experiments at the age of 6 and cultivated a real taste for this practice. Having made his first drawings at the age of 15, he saw his applications rejected by greats such as Yves Saint Laurent, but he did not lose his motivation: it was through an internship with Pierre Cardin that he finally entered the profession... In conclusion We have tried to give you a few pointers to help you get rich in 2021. To conclude, we would like to remind you that any project of wealth can involve risks. Never embark on a venture that could ruin you, and always find out what solution you are going to use. And to achieve your objectives as quickly as possible, never forget the key ingredient: determination!


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