"It's a sin to be poor" - Charles Fillmore
If you're not taking action in creating your online business, now is the time to start. I've been looking at the coverage of the Gulf oil spill and already I'm hearing about people that are asking to be compensated for lost wages or the closure of their businesses. I feel for these people.
I was a waiter in South Florida when we had two hurricanes come through in a short period of time. Because of the power outages and damage done I could not work, if you know anything about waiting tables, if you don't work you don't get paid. This lead to a rough period for me because for some odd reason the bill collectors don't seem to care that there was a hurricane. They just want their money, and regardless of what you will hear in the coming weeks and months about the government doling out money, it doesn't happen as easily as you may think.
I was a waiter, and a very good one if I may say so myself, and due to that fact, I made a pretty good amount of money. Like a good citizen (or an idiot, depending on your perspective) I reported this income. So when I went to be "compensated" for my loss of wages, I was quickly informed that I made too much money earlier in the year, and that I had too many assets, maybe I should consider selling something!
After Katrina people faced the same sort of response after losing their homes, and when I say losing, I mean they were swept the hell away! Many of these people were told that their homeowners insurance should cover their losses. Let me ask you. When you have to be relocated out of state and you can't report for work (which isn't there to report to anyway) does a homeowners policy cover that loss? Just in case you're not sure, NO!
One of the biggest disgraces this country has ever faced was the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people died that day in the terrorist attacks and over 100,000 lost their jobs and businesses. Millions lost family members and the country fell on hard times economically. There were all sorts of charitable organizations set up and I even heard of some of the executive's families received large insurance policy and government settlements. But there were people in those buildings that had entry level jobs, and civil service jobs and manual labor jobs. Were their families compensated for the loss of income? I think you already know the answer to that.
So what did we learn from these tragedies, anything at all? I'll tell you what I learned. I learned that even in a disaster if you're not high profile, or know the right people it's all up to you to take care of you and your family. To do this you have to have a game plan that will allow you to earn money from sources outside of were you live. Even after Katrina hit and the flooding began, there were people earning money online while they were hundreds of miles away from any computer! Can you imagine that? You just pick up and go to a dry spot and money is steadily flowing into your bank account. Or better yet, you stay and help those that aren't as fortunate because you have financial security and don't have to seek out work.
That is what I'm trying to teach. My site name may be how to make $100 bucks a day, but if you apply some of the methods found in this forum you can make far more than that. You can secure yours and your families future, and help others. Most importantly you can ensure that you won't be waiting in a line for a government hand out that may never come, and after what we are about to see with the disaster in the Gulf, those lines are real long and move extraordinarily slow.
Just a little motivation for everyone that is on the fence waiting for something to happen. Get to work