by max5ty
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Heard about this earlier in the week in an email and thought I'd pass it on...

On Google Maps a business can post a 360 degree video of their business. Most don't know how to create one.

You can download an app from google...google "Google Street View" and make one for them...

create it and charge for your work.

You could decide how much to charge, although the example that was given they charged $600. Quite sure you could decide. Seems like an easy way to make some quick money...also would give you a foot in the door for other work.

Easy sell?

Would be interesting to know if anyone has tried this or what you think about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    It can also be outsourced (not affiliated) ...


    Does Google Street View cost money?
    Google Street View Virtual Tour and panoramic photo editing using GoogleMaps technology. ... Pay Once and keep it forever on Google. The starting fee of $350 covers a typical, small uncomplicated layout. An in-person walk through is needed for accurate pricing.


    DIY..

    The Google Maps technology is actually a free app, however it is very buggy according to reviews.
    Plus, you must buy the equipment.


    We outsource. One business a week and we profit.
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    • Profile picture of the author max5ty
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      It can also be outsourced (not affiliated) ...


      Does Google Street View cost money?
      Google Street View Virtual Tour and panoramic photo editing using GoogleMaps technology. ... Pay Once and keep it forever on Google. The starting fee of $350 covers a typical, small uncomplicated layout. An in-person walk through is needed for accurate pricing.


      DIY..

      The Google Maps technology is actually a free app, however it is very buggy according to reviews.
      Plus, you must buy the equipment.


      We outsource. One business a week and we profit.
      You can use your phone

      I did read the reviews but like a lot of apps they'll have some bad reviews but I'll try them with no problem. Not sure what some people do but it seems they have problems.

      If it's the app I'm talking about, it was downloaded over 2 million times with a rating over 4 points.

      Anyways, I was throwing an idea out there and I really appreciate your feedback.

      Another simple idea is to set up text messaging for a business. I have used this myself.

      You can get code to add a button that when clicked will send a pre populated message to your number.

      Problem with most messaging apps on phones is they can't send an auto response...

      However, you can get a free Google voice number that you can send the text to and it will send it to your Gmail which will then send out a canned message via text...

      If anyone has ever looked up the pricing to do text messaging through text messaging companies, they'll see it's not cheap. This solution is free even if you get a ton of text messages.

      I like text for mobile because it's a pain to submit your email them check your email etc. Texting is simple on mobile and in my opinion the only way to go. As I said though it can be expensive ... But now free.

      So if you're offering a report or whatever, you can offer texting and not pay... Of course if you're building someone a website or marketing to a small business you can have a little side hustle. Quite sure those with imaginations can understand the possibilities.

      I'll give you the link to design the button. I have no affiliation with this company... Besides it's free anyways.

      The only other thing you need to do is set up your Google voice which is free... Then set the settings to do the auto respond.

      So many things you can do to make some extra cash. I've got tons of them. I'll try and share more. Some are great others are so so and may take a little more knowledge and imagination.

      Would love to hear any other ideas someone might have.

      The whole GMB thing is another gold mine and I'll say more about it soon.

      Typed this on my phone so I hope I don't have a lot of grammar issues.


      https://tools.simpletexting.com/#click-to-text
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  • Profile picture of the author DerickMows
    Free cheese only in a mousetrap. I don't believe in easy money.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      You didn't read the post, did you? Only the title? Tsk, tsk, tsk. Now you look foolish.


      Originally Posted by DerickMows View Post

      Free cheese only in a mousetrap. I don't believe in easy money.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by DerickMows View Post

      Free cheese only in a mousetrap. I don't believe in easy money.
      I could lay down so many "Easy Money" methods that actually work, its not even funny. Money grows on trees... once you understand that you cant grab money from someone elses tree.. that you actually have to put in the work, and sow a seed, water the seed, nurture the seed... EASY Money requires work... its really just a matter of how much work you are willing to dedicate.
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      • Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

        , and sow a seed, water the seed, nurture the seed... EASY Money requires work... its really just a matter of how much work you are willing to dedicate.
        People see it as easy, because thy haven't had to do the preparatory work yet.

        And it's sold as easy money, because they haven't explained the preparatory work yet that's involved.
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        • Profile picture of the author savidge4
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          People see it as easy, because thy haven't had to do the preparatory work yet.

          And it's sold as easy money, because they haven't explained the preparatory work yet that's involved.
          In this case.. nothing was sold... hey look at this App take 360's and sell them - learning how to get from camera to end product is the only hurdle here... this is actually pretty easy... Its the work.. oh that bad word "Work" that gets them... oh I got to go meet people? I have to like leave my house? Cant I just e-mail them? I am convinced that 99% of America is stricken with Anxiety.

          My wife is straight up the most Anxiety stricken person I know.. down to she has not driven in 12 years, and a number of years ago I hired her a driver basically... the ad literally read "Driving Ms. Daisy". To this day she does not drive.. but she has no issues walking in and talking someone into discounting the stuff she wants to buy LOL - she gets deals at Walmart of all places - she is a monster! - but has Anxiety LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Max, I don't know if what you're doing is good or bad but it's not for me.


    However, I should point out something you said that can seriously harm your business, whatever you do. It is this paragraph>>

    I like text for mobile because it's a pain to submit your email them check your email etc. Texting is simple on mobile and in my opinion the only way to go. As I said though it can be expensive ... But now free.


    I have no idea of your background but any time you do sales, you must take yourself out of the equation. Otherwise you will lose some sales for sure. It's NOT what YOU like. It's what the prospect likes or needs.


    Another point, to a lesser extent...you say you use mobile phones and yet you apologise for any grammar issues. In MY opinion, you need to spend a little more time making sure you have zero issues.


    Anyway, I hope you take my feedback in the spirit in which it is intended and I wish you all the best.
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    • Profile picture of the author max5ty
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      Max, I don't know if what you're doing is good or bad but it's not for me.


      However, I should point out something you said that can seriously harm your business, whatever you do. It is this paragraph>>

      I like text for mobile because it's a pain to submit your email them check your email etc. Texting is simple on mobile and in my opinion the only way to go. As I said though it can be expensive ... But now free.


      I have no idea of your background but any time you do sales, you must take yourself out of the equation. Otherwise you will lose some sales for sure. It's NOT what YOU like. It's what the prospect likes or needs.


      Another point, to a lesser extent...you say you use mobile phones and yet you apologise for any grammar issues. In MY opinion, you need to spend a little more time making sure you have zero issues.


      Anyway, I hope you take my feedback in the spirit in which it is intended and I wish you all the best.
      Thank you for your feedback.

      I always appreciate any advice
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  • Profile picture of the author Saravana
    Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

    Heard about this earlier in the week in an email and thought I'd pass it on...

    On Google Maps a business can post a 360 degree video of their business. Most don't know how to create one.

    You can download an app from google...google "Google Street View" and make one for them...

    create it and charge for your work.

    You could decide how much to charge, although the example that was given they charged $600. Quite sure you could decide. Seems like an easy way to make some quick money...also would give you a foot in the door for other work.

    Easy sell?

    Would be interesting to know if anyone has tried this or what you think about it.
    Thanks.. Should be worth a try
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

    Heard about this earlier in the week in an email and thought I'd pass it on...

    On Google Maps a business can post a 360 degree video of their business. Most don't know how to create one.

    You can download an app from google...google "Google Street View" and make one for them...
    Just noticed that you need a Rioche Theta V 360 camera according to the download ? The price on Amazon is $376 Wonder if the new Apple i-phone or the Matterport Port cameras will work ?
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

      Just noticed that you need a Rioche Theta V 360 camera according to the download ? The price on Amazon is $376 Wonder if the new Apple i-phone or the Matterport Port cameras will work ?
      from what I understand you have to have the Matterport software, so yes the Matterport would work, but have you priced one of those suckers?
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      • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
        Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

        from what I understand you have to have the Matterport software, so yes the Matterport would work, but have you priced one of those suckers?
        Yes I have priced one. Also you need a Apple product so the subscription to have a video formatted with Matterport would not work. Matterport does say they plan to come out with it for Android. No time frame has been given.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4

    Meet Kevin is very targeted to the Real Estate Market, but yes there would be other markets that would benefit from such a service.

    A simple marketing truth is VIDEO on any type of sales page CAN increase conversion. It obviously has to be the correct type of video... When buying a house a walk thru video is nice.... the ability to do a virtual walk thru is BETTER. Buying a car online.... photos are nice, the 360 interior image is far better.

    The going rate for these type of images / videos are about $200 a crack ( and this number from what I have seen seems to be pretty universal across many markets / cities across the United States ). The return on investment falls into the 2 to 3 job range.

    For someone looking for a side hustle... THIS would be one worth more than considering.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

    Heard about this earlier in the week in an email and thought I'd pass it on...

    On Google Maps a business can post a 360 degree video of their business. Most don't know how to create one.

    You can download an app from google...google "Google Street View" and make one for them...

    create it and charge for your work.

    You could decide how much to charge, although the example that was given they charged $600. Quite sure you could decide. Seems like an easy way to make some quick money...also would give you a foot in the door for other work.

    Easy sell?

    Would be interesting to know if anyone has tried this or what you think about it.
    Considering the expense of the equipment and everything that has been said I would not classify this as easy money.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      Considering the expense of the equipment and everything that has been said I would not classify this as easy money.
      I get what you are saying.. but to be honest and blunt, really I disagree - A LOT. If you cant make say a $500 investment into your financial future.. you need a JOB. In todays environment.. Stimulus checks are right around the corner... what better to spend that money on? an investment in ones financial future?

      No one thinks twice for saving for a video game, or a cheap car or a new couch... but transfer the same line of thinking to an "Investment" and oh, that's to hard. BS I say BS. Its not the expense to get started its the mindset that suggests saving for a new TV is better.
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  • Profile picture of the author max5ty
    Qr codes are a gold mine.

    Did you know you can do codes that change based on the time of day?

    If you offer a code at a restaurant for someone to scan it changes based on the time of day for the menu. Breakfast. . Lunch... Etc

    I'm trying to explain here that I can take a person that is broke with no money and teach them how to make at least a thousand by the end of the week.

    Guys I'm not even charging for this...

    I'm telling you right now there's money to be made. Quit thinking you need to pay for big courses.

    Everyone is looking and paying for a quick fix... They're taking the stuff I give away for free and charging you.... Stop the stupid stuff...
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by max5ty View Post


      I'm trying to explain here that I can take a person that is broke with no money and teach them how to make at least a thousand by the end of the week.

      ..
      It's appreciated, thanks for posting and looking forward to more.
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  • Profile picture of the author max5ty
    Tomorrow I'm going to tell you how to take the whole postcard thing and change it to make a fortune off it...

    I know someone that did this and is making 29k a month.

    I'm going to tell you how they did it.... And I'm going to tell you for free... It will take some leg work but a new car would probably be worth it.
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    • Hey! Let's hear the postcard twist you got! The suspense has been killing me
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  • Profile picture of the author max5ty
    If there's any big thing you need to know it's this...

    Get out there. Meet the local business owners and quit thinking you will get rich by sending emails from the other side of the world to get business.

    Talk. Talk. Talk to your local businesses!!!

    There's a lot of money to be made right in your neighborhood...

    I know it's true. I have a cessna to prove it...
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  • Profile picture of the author max5ty
    I was upset this week because as some know I invest in a lot of start ups...

    So I had an idea that I knew was a money maker and so had a couple people tell me it wouldn't work... Today I saw another company implementing it...

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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

      I was upset this week because as some know I invest in a lot of start ups...

      So I had an idea that I knew was a money maker and so had a couple people tell me it wouldn't work... Today I saw another company implementing it...

      .
      THIS right here... being told it wont work and YOU deep down knew better... THIS is that tiny bit of your brain that is "doubt" manifesting and mirroring back to you.

      The act of NOT TRYING is a failure in my book... "I had an idea" those should not be famous last words... they should be the beginning of an epic journey. ALL of those journeys may not end up prosperous, but the education along the way is worth every minute and dollar spent. Learn Dream and Leap I say!

      Now pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get in there and show em what your made of LOL!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author max5ty
    Quit paying for stuff to make money online...

    Please people... You can Google everything you need to know.

    Like I said... Tomorrow I'm going to tell you an easy way...
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  • Profile picture of the author deu12000
    A good camera for something like this would be the Insta360 One R Twin Edition. You get the 360 and you can make great videos if needed with it. It runs about $500 but it's their newest camera and should be getting other mods soon. If I wasn't so busy I'd use this as a foot in the door offer.



    I did some research on this topic about a month ago and even tried with my phone just to get an idea. It's not as easy as a lot of videos make it seem to get a really good 360 image. You have to practice a bit before doing it and many times there is additional editing that you need to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

    Heard about this earlier in the week in an email and thought I'd pass it on...

    On Google Maps a business can post a 360 degree video of their business. Most don't know how to create one.

    You can download an app from google...google "Google Street View" and make one for them...

    create it and charge for your work.

    You could decide how much to charge, although the example that was given they charged $600. Quite sure you could decide. Seems like an easy way to make some quick money...also would give you a foot in the door for other work.

    Easy sell?

    Would be interesting to know if anyone has tried this or what you think about it.
    Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

    Considering the expense of the equipment and everything that has been said I would not classify this as easy money.
    Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

    I get what you are saying.. but to be honest and blunt, really I disagree - A LOT. If you cant make say a $500 investment into your financial future.. you need a JOB. In todays environment.. Stimulus checks are right around the corner... what better to spend that money on? an investment in ones financial future?

    No one thinks twice for saving for a video game, or a cheap car or a new couch... but transfer the same line of thinking to an "Investment" and oh, that's to hard. BS I say BS. Its not the expense to get started its the mindset that suggests saving for a new TV is better.
    So, why do you consider it to be Easy Money?

    Is it because you personally are experienced at person-to-person sales (Yes), scheduling appointments (Yes), contracts to include customer preparatory work (Yes), operating the equipment (Unknown), operating the software (Unknown), editing the graphics (Unknown), and so forth?

    What about someone not experienced at all of that? That person would be lost and most likely fail after investing $500.00. Yes, that person may learn as they go and that person may decide it is too much work. That is on them.

    Hardly Easy Money.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      So, why do you consider it to be Easy Money?

      Is it because you personally are experienced at person-to-person sales (Yes), scheduling appointments (Yes), contracts to include customer preparatory work (Yes), operating the equipment (Unknown), operating the software (Unknown), editing the graphics (Unknown), and so forth?

      What about someone not experienced at all of that? That person would be lost and most likely fail after investing $500.00. Yes, that person may learn as they go and that person may decide it is too much work. That is on them.

      Hardly Easy Money.
      Invest $500, and get a camera. Get the Matterport software. and start with your own home and play with it till you get it right. There are more than a few videos on the subject. There is no "Editing".. what you see is what you get.. and then the file goes to Matterport and gets compiled. If THIS is a block to entry... Then I hope the local grocery store is hiring box boys.

      We are on a basically online forum where the majority of people are trying to build websites... the Technical aspect of this is not a stretch ( i dont think ) for the average person that visits this forum.

      Now the finer details... starting out... I would not use a contract... customer preparatory work would be cleaning, and the ability to provide the time slot where the facility would be empty. SELLING... you have the demo of your own house... Hi, would you be interested in a 3D walk through of your property / business / whatever. Here is a demo I have made of my own house. < demonstrate walk thru > All I would need is a time that the facility would be empty to take all of the needed images, and I could have the finished product to you the following day. The charge is $200 payable apon delivery of the file.

      Done said and over with. THIS is easy. Walking into a business that is not listed on Google maps and using the Google Contribute app is as easy if not easier. BUT this would be a foot in the door vs the 360 walk thru that is a open and shut door.

      No offense here but you can defend and justify the little guy all day long.. but you are enabling the action of doing nothing. You cant sit at home and dream and wish and become "Successful" let alone pay the electric bill.

      To put money in your pocket there has to be an exchange, be it a good or a service. You have to either go out and source ( buy barter or trade ) a good to sell at a profit, OR you have to exchange time. It comes right down to that and that only. Goods or services - there are no other business models in this world.

      In the scope of service business', this idea is about as basic and simple as it gets. maybe not window washing simple... but damn close.

      If you cant go out and sell what it is you have to offer be it a good or service, than you simply need to go out and get a J O B.

      Carry the same mentality from an offline environment ( not going out and selling ) and carry the same behavior to the online environment and what do you get? You get what is represented on the main forum.. a bunch of people that spend ungodly amounts of money and time with nothing to show for it.

      Easy - Hard how ever you want to slice it.. thinking you can get paid for doing as little as possible, and not having any amount of drive to educate yourself to place you in a position to EARN, is the deep seeded issue. And god forbid there be any amount of work involved to get to that point. THIS is what separates the haves and the have nots.
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      • Profile picture of the author max5ty
        Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

        Invest $500, and get a camera. Get the Matterport software. and start with your own home and play with it till you get it right. There are more than a few videos on the subject. There is no "Editing".. what you see is what you get.. and then the file goes to Matterport and gets compiled. If THIS is a block to entry... Then I hope the local grocery store is hiring box boys.

        We are on a basically online forum where the majority of people are trying to build websites... the Technical aspect of this is not a stretch ( i dont think ) for the average person that visits this forum.

        Now the finer details... starting out... I would not use a contract... customer preparatory work would be cleaning, and the ability to provide the time slot where the facility would be empty. SELLING... you have the demo of your own house... Hi, would you be interested in a 3D walk through of your property / business / whatever. Here is a demo I have made of my own house. < demonstrate walk thru > All I would need is a time that the facility would be empty to take all of the needed images, and I could have the finished product to you the following day. The charge is $200 payable apon delivery of the file.

        Done said and over with. THIS is easy. Walking into a business that is not listed on Google maps and using the Google Contribute app is as easy if not easier. BUT this would be a foot in the door vs the 360 walk thru that is a open and shut door.

        No offense here but you can defend and justify the little guy all day long.. but you are enabling the action of doing nothing. You cant sit at home and dream and wish and become "Successful" let alone pay the electric bill.

        To put money in your pocket the has to be an exchange, be it a good or a service. You have to either go out and source ( buy barter or trade ) a good to sell at a profit, OR you have to exchange time. It comes right down to that and that only. Goods or services - there are no other business models in this world.

        In the scope of service business', this idea is about as basic and simple as it gets. maybe not window washing simple... but damn close.

        If you cant go out and sell what it is you have to offer be it a good or service, than you simply need to go out and get a J O B.

        Carry the same mentality from an offline environment ( not going out and selling ) and carry the same behavior to the online environment and what do you get? You get what is represented on the main forum.. a bunch of people that spend ungodly amounts of money and time with nothing to show for it.

        Easy - Hard how ever you want to slice it.. thinking you can get paid for doing as little as possible, and not having any amount of drive to educate yourself to place you in a position to EARN, is the deep seeded issue. And god forbid there be any amount of work involved to get to that point. THIS is what separates the haves and the have nots.
        If someone doesn't listen to what you say they shouldn't even be thinking about marketing...

        You know your shit.
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  • Profile picture of the author max5ty
    @ savidge4... You're a very smart person and I love your posts.

    @jeffery.... You're also brilliant and full of wisdom.

    Yes, yesterday I was in a bad mood. I apologize for being so pissy in my post.

    I do however get tired of those who always want to watch another seminar or pay for another course to find the magic answer to quiting their job and having financial freedom.

    The're is so much work in the area around where you live that you could get wealthy just working that

    Get out there.... Walk in.... Talk.... Just say hi....

    "Hey I'm bob... I'm starting a blah blah blah. I don't have a ton of experience but this is what I can do...

    Give me the opportunity to prove to you what I can do".

    People get so hung up on trying to position themselves as a professional... Or trying to show they have a crap ton of testimonials...

    There is a ton of work out there and it's easy to get started.

    If you can't afford a camera then do something else. Go to mobile monkey and start making bots... Go to qrd.by and start offering qr codes that when scanned on tables will bring up the menu. The codes are high tech and can even change based on the time of day. Go to loopy loyalty or pass kit and start offering digital loyalty cards... Go to duda and white label websites that are progressive web apps.... The list goes on...

    There is not a single thing that will ever happen until you get out there and start.

    You may think everyone wants videos and then after a week of getting off your ass and walking in businesses find out they want someone to add a Facebook pixel or do postcards.

    So anyways, I'm a little calmer today.

    But... If you're bored, read about some people who have changed the world and figure out what you can do to just change your world
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  • Profile picture of the author animal44
    Easy Money?

    Start a telecoms company offering broadband and telephone services and actually do what you say you will do...*

    Telephone and broadband supposed to be transferred to new home 30 Sep. Still waiting... :-(

    Why do all telecoms companies suck...?

    * Could apply to just about any business, but telecoms seem particularly bad.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Let me take a step back here and better explain a few things. #1 watch this:


    You start to get a better idea of the fiscal dynamic that is present today. 50 Million or 1/6 of Americas population right now represents 5% of wealth in America. I think most of here might agree that the representation of this age group is prominent through out this forum. I am going to also suggest that minus cost of education the same age group is lacking the world over.

    When I watch guys like Meet Kevin or Graham Stephen and I see numbers like average median house cost of $700,000 All I can think of its time to move LOL. THIS in itself is an interesting dynamic ( moving ). In a "World" Market my "retail" business makes as much where I live ( West Virginia - that has a median house cost of just under $100,000 ) as it would in say California. And if you actually start crunching numbers you would find i actually am making MORE - because my Goodwill is less expensive than those in California. but I digress...

    I understand, one of the hardest things is to be in a hole, and not have the ability to see your way out... I understand being strapped financially... I understand not having Skill sets or having pre dispositions with tech or programming or woodworking or whatever. BUT, somewhere there has to be a give.

    Walk up and start talking to someone / anyone about their current financial situation, and its usually not that good. Ask those same people what it is they would WANT to be doing and more times than not they <shrug> their shoulder or mutter "I don't know". Press a bit further and according to them they have no skills.

    We jump right back to something has to give... We jump right into personal accountability and responsibility and generally speaking those are hard pills to swallow. In general people will blame anyone and everyone and everything for the woes of their lives, and continue down the deep dark path to no where.

    The real issue at hand is breaking a cycle of failure... the real issue is understanding the behavior that will make things better ( like in the video above switching jobs every so many years to get dramatic increases in hourly pay )

    As much as Meet Kevin and Graham Stephen talk about investing in the market, and real estate ( I do both BTW ) There needs to be an amount of investing in ones self... a side hustle if you will that creates a shift in ones financial dynamic. You can say you are poor all day every day, and unless YOU do something to change that, you will be saying it day after day, month after month, year after year, until you die - and in the process hand down the same thought process and patterns of behavior to those around you and to your kids.

    There is no reward without risk... there is no free lunch... Sacrifice today, to take a risk tomorrow, to reap the benefits later down the road. No such thing as overnight success... but there is such thing as minor success' day in and day out that turn into future rewards.

    The process has to start somewhere. The path to learning new skill sets have to start somewhere. The path to changing ones financial state of being has to start somewhere. ALL of these things start with YOU the individual. I or anyone else maybe able to help the process along, but the burden of success will always fall flat on the shoulders of each and every person walking that path.

    You just have to START... don't have $500 for a camera? what can you do this week to save an extra $10? can you repeat that for 50 weeks? THAT is the start... THAT is increasing your skill sets... That is driving for a goal... That is accountability... THAT is the path to success.
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    Success is an ACT not an idea
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