Originally Posted by Njdrumma
ok so my dad lost his job and my mother has a job but its not making enough money for other things in our lives. I want to get new cymbals and a double bass pedal but they cant afford it. Any one know how i can make 500 dollars online in a week??
I haven't seen you on here before so if you are new welcome!
You sound like you are kind of young (since you are talking about your dad losing his job), so letís all keep this in mind!
The bad news, and it would seem like there is quite a bit of it in your case, is that your dad lost his job and he has to cope with all which entails and encompasses this fact. One thing which is prevalent in your generation is that many seem to have an entitlement mentality; this means that you feel entitled to have anything and everything that you want and it is there for the asking or taking in some cases. I know how prevalent it is; I have a niece and a nephew. Their father is struggling right now and he is employed!
So I am going to limit the bad news to that. Here is the good news:
You, have at your fingertips, a money making machine called a computer. It has never been easier to make money in history! Your generation (and specifically, you) seems to know how to use a computer like your parents used a telephone! In other words, you have a high comfort level with high technology.
I want you to unplug from the computer world for a while, long enough to read a book called Rich Dad, Poor Dad. No, it isnít about your dad! Although this book is geared towards how a kid grew up in a poor dadís house (who was employed in a govít job, by the way) became wealthy through real estate, what you will learn from can be applied to almost anything. And you know something about something, right?
As Zoro once told me, take what you know and begin to turn it into money by using that knowledge and put it to work for you.
Are you on Facebook and myspace? Can you tutor someone how to use those? Can you build someone unsavy technically, a myspace page that rocks and show them how to use it? What do you know about? Make that knowledge work for you.
Passive Income is the key. You mentioned somewhere about a dishwashing job and that is great. You will learn discipline and people skills in that world and you will take something away from that job which will be useful for the rest of your life. Take some of the money you make from the dishwashing job, and find a way to invest in something you know about. If you were into skateboarding for instance, find some skateboards to sell to younger kids or kids looking to get another skateboard. Try to turn a profit so that you can invest in more skateboards to sell and make a bigger profit. Take some of that profit and open a savings account and put some of that profit in your savings account.
One of my friends in high school wanted a 57 Chevy. They ran about $4000 in those days. John, weíll call him, would work after school and then, with the money he saved bought like a Buick Skylark. Everyone laughed at John and mocked him, saying that his car wasnít a 57 Chevy. They thought he was a dunce! John took that Buick and fixed a few things on it and turned the 500 dollars into 750 dollars. He kept doing this over and over until he bought a 57 Chevy two years later! He had a clear goal in mind!
I learned more from John than he ever learned from me!
I know two years seems like forever! But you will learn so much from doing this and you will rely on it for the rest of your life, giving you a can-do attitude and a sense of accomplishment that your generation needs badly!