Believe it or not, it’s 2015. Hard to believe, I know, especially with how fast 2014 flew by. Anywho, with it being the start of the year I know many of us are setting goals for the New Year. Seeing as at least 34% of New Year’s resolutions are, according to Statistic Brain, financial in nature, I’m assuming at least one of your goals involves making more money in 2015.
We talk about many ways to make more money here on Sprout Wealth from:
I’m not going to cover tips related to those today. Instead, I’m going back to the basics. If you’re looking for a “how-to” post, there are many on the site you can check out, but today we’re getting fundamental.
Guaranteed Ways to Make More Money
If you want to make more money in 2015, and beyond, then follow these basic principles and you’ll be on your way to making money.
Attach it to a goal: I wrote about this several months ago. Making money for the sake of making money will only take you so far. Why is that? It’s because we get burnt out. We get distracted. Our lives become busy and hectic. The result is that our money making efforts begin to take a back seat to those things that pop up. However, if you attach a goal to your desire to make more money there is far less likelihood you’ll be inclined to give up. Don’t believe me? Put a picture of what it is you’re wanting to reach in front of you – whether on the mirror, on your computer or wherever else you’d like and use that as a reminder of why you’re trying to make more money and you’ll see an emotional attachment form that will drive you to succeed.
Think outside the box: Ok, this might be considered a no-brainer. But, if you want to make more money this year then you’ll want…no you’ll need to think outside the box. Look for services you can offer that others aren’t. Grayson spoke about this a few months back with relation to being different. Being different can be a good thing when it comes to making more money. Not only will this allow you to create your own niche, but it also allows you to scale your offerings so you can make more money.
Throw doubt out the window: I’m guilty of being a serious doubter. In fact, it can be debilitating if you allow it to be. The problem that can result is you end up losing out on opportunities. Yes, there may be times where the doubt may be warranted but often times we can easily justify the doubt which only holds us back. All that said, doubt is the enemy of trying to make more money. Doubt tells you that you don’t have the skills, or that no one would pay for whatever service you’re offering, or that no one would come to you for help and much more. The moral is doubt, in most cases, is only going to hold you back from making more money. Take the tiny kernel of fact from your doubts and move on – you’ll be glad you did.
Start now: Ok, this is another no-brainer but that does not negate its importance. It can be relatively simple to talk yourself into reasons why you shouldn’t start. It’s crazy how easy that can be at times. However, procrastination is only going to get you to one place…nowhere! If you’ve been thinking of starting a new side hustle or adding a new offering, then start now. I’ve been guilty of holding back on starting, as I’m sure most have. I did this with the blog coaching services I offer. I knew for quite some time that I should launch it yet kept putting it off. I look back now and see how I talked myself into not launching it. The point is if you see a need you can help meet, then start now.
Surround yourself with like-minded individuals: I think this is something that’s often overlooked in trying to make more money. We set ourselves up in silos and look inward. If you’re doing that I have one piece of advice – stop! 🙂 One thing I’ve learned by surrounding myself with like-minded individuals is that it drives all of us to succeed. Not only am I encouraged and challenged to keep on my path, but those I’m running with are encouraged and challenged as well. When you place yourself in the company of other like-minded individuals you never know what can take place out of the synergy that’s created. This can happen from things like business partnerships, MasterMind groups and more.
There you have it. If you’re looking for ways to make more money this year, following some or all of these tips will take you to where you want to be. That’s not to say that it’ll be easy or simple, but it can be done if you’re willing to put in the work and effort.
What are some of the ways you’re going to be trying to make more money in 2015? What basics did I miss? What is one challenge you’re dealing with that can be turned on its head?
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