Real Life Strategies That Worked to Make $1 Million the Quickest


Some people believe that saving and saving and saving is the best way to become a millionaire. I believe that winning the lottery is the best way to become a millionaire for most people, but since we have to be in it to win it and we have to have some seriously good luck, it’s not the best way. So that means you need to do things like work really hard and make money the old-fashioned way. Sure, no one wants to hear that they have to work hard and make money like that, but that’s kind of what’s wrong with Americans. We all want to be wealthy, but very few of us actually have the motivation and the desire to work hard to get there. But even then, there are a few other ways that we can work outside the box to make a million dollars in a relatively short amount of time. Yes, you can win the lottery and call it a day, but since that’s not going to happen to most of us (especially me, since I never remember to do that very simple thing called actually playing the lottery), we have a few other ideas that will make you a million dollars in a manner that’s a lot faster than saving and waiting on retirement to reach your life.

Become a real estate investor

It’s a surefire way to make a lot of money in very little time, but you have to be very good at it and you have to understand the market. If you do not understand the market, you cannot do this. You cannot take care of your family and your home if you are not willing to put forth the effort required to do something of this nature. You need a minimal down payment, a very quick turnaround and a property that’s priced well under the amount it could be worth. You need to know how to do things yourself, you need to know how to save money and you need to know what buyers want. If you’re good at this, you can make six or more figures per year flipping homes. Eventually, you will be able to do this using only cash and no financing.

Work YouTube

You can do just about anything on YouTube and make millions; even if you aren’t sure it will work. One kid is only 9-years-old, and he earns his family $1 million per year between his three channels doing something pretty simple. He just tells the world what he thinks of his toys. He’s essentially a toy reviewer, and people just love and adore him enough that he’s got the presence online to make millions. Even a cat with a grumpy face makes enough money that her owner was able to quit her job and live comfortably on the income generated by her cat.

Start a weird business

Do I have any ideas for you that are weird? I probably do if I stop and think about them long enough, but it’s not in my immediate plan. What I can tell you, though, is that no matter how strange it seems, most anything could make you money. One person makes millions every single year shipping dirt from Ireland to the United States so that those from Ireland can use the dirt in the caskets of their loved ones as a nostalgic way of having them buried at “home” and another kid funded his college career and earned a million dollars in no time at all by purchasing a website and then selling advertising space for $1 per person. Anything weird, so long as it’s a good idea, could work. Actually, I’m not even sure it has to sound like a good idea to me; some of the things that people did here don’t seem like they would work to me, but they worked better than just about anything else. So go for it; use your imagination and start making the big bucks in no time at all.

Sell stuff

Not everyone is a naturally born salesperson, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Pyramid schemes and personal selling businesses are not for all people. But when they work for those who work hard, they are profitable. One homeless woman by the name of Dani Johnson realized that when she began selling a personal weight loss concept that she had to do something. She was homeless and she was an addict at the time. She had no phone or home, so she had to borrow the address of her favorite liquor store so that she could receive shipments of her inventory to give to clients for a while. It wasn’t long and she was making enough money to get out of the streets and into a home. It’s been two years since she began selling what peopled seemed to want, and now she is a millionaire. All it takes is drive and motivation.

Educate someone

Teachers do not go into education for the money; unless they are not that wise. They go into it because they want to educate. But what if we told you that the internet would allow you to make millions educating people in far less time than actually teaching in a classroom (which would very likely never earn you even a million?). Well, you can do it. One woman was able to make millions in only a few years by selling lesson plans she’d created to teachers. See, there is always something that people want and are willing to pay money for. In this situation, it’s convenience. Teachers are doing more than they ever had to do in the classroom, and they’re not being compensated for it. What they’re getting is more stress, less free time and less money. That’s why something like this works; it saves hours and hours every single week, and teachers need that time for other things, like their own families or even their extracurricular activities.

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