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Making Money is Not as Hard as Most People Make It

In: Money Talk, Writing,

There is a distinct and profound difference between people who make money and people who don’t:

The money.

Hard, cold, delicious, beautiful bendy stacks of cash.

I know there are a lot of people that say money is evil and your nostril hairs will catch on fire if you want anything other than world peace, but usually those people are the ones who aren’t very good at making it.

Let me tell you a little something about money: There is plenty of it to make.

As of right this very second, there are around $1.37 trillion physical U.S. dollars sitting around in the form of petty cash in the pockets of people around the world. That’s more than a million million dollars. That’s more than a thousand billion dollars. Do you know how much money that is?

You could walk into any Tiffany’s and walk out with more than fifty million diamond engagement rings…PAID FOR IN CASH. (Potentially useful for the polygamists.) Or for you science geeks, it would take a military jet flying at the speed of sound, reeling out a roll of dollar bills behind it, 14 years before it reeled out one trillion dollars. That’s how much petty cash is floating around you at any given time.

Throw in the money from checking accounts, money markets, traveler’s checks and the IOU note you wrote during that drunken poker game, and you’re talking around $10.5 trillion U.S. dollars available around the world, just waiting to be spent. That’s ten times the other figure.

Furthermore, money goes as easily as it comes. (But we all knew that, didn’t we?) About 1/3 of the bills that get recycled back to the Federal Reserve are destroyed because they’re no longer “fit for use.” Can you imagine that job? I burn money for a living. Who is that guy? I want to meet that guy.

The life expectancy of a bill varies by denomination. Because dollar bills are used every day (thank you, strippers), their life span is only 5.8 years long, whereas a hundred dollar bill is about as old as a 15 year old boy. Never thought I’d put those two people in a sentence.

And to top it off, money isn’t all that tough to manufacture, either. When the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (whose website is hilariously moneyfactory.gov) makes a new bill, each one only costs them 4 cents. Four little cents. That’s it. And pow. New hundred dollar bill!

So, as it would seem, there’s plenty of money out there for the taking. There is no shortage of money like there might be a shortage of water. The money is out there.  It exists. It’s spread out around the world, playing coy in people’s pockets and hanging out in their bank accounts.

The only thing you need to do?

Is figure out how to get people to give it to you.

It’s that simple.

You don’t have to kill anyone. You don’t need to swim across a hundred seas. You don’t have to battle a pack of hungry wolves.

You simply have to get people to give you a few little pieces of paper.

That feels pretty unoffensive, doesn’t it? Making money is not as hard as most people make it.

To make a million dollars, you only need to make $10,000, one hundred times.

You can do anything one hundred times, including earn $10,000. In fact, with the help of the internet, you almost can’t help it. If you’re leveraging it the right way, anyway.

Words can make or break everything. Words can be the difference between a person giving you their little pieces of paper, or not. Words are the most important component of any sale, particularly online.

Imagine making a vodka martini without the vodka. Now try running a business without words. It’s actually, physically impossible. But here’s where the rubber meets the road: Not all words are created equal. Just like there’s a difference between well vodka and top shelf, there’s a difference between dollar words and hundred dollar words. And just like your head will notice the impact with the wrong kind of vodka, your profits will notice the impact with the wrong kinds of words. Except, you probably didn’t even know it was happening, because you never had the right words to begin with. Imagine all the money you aren’t making because of something so silly? How many $10,000 pay days have you missed out on?

Again, you don’t have to swim across a hundred seas, or fight a wild tiger. All you have to do to make money?

Is learn how to get it.

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