Welcome to the final chapter of our financial mini-series. You should now know:
- the importance of being aware of your actual financial standing, via tracking.
- that financial education is a must.
As you learn about money and wealth, you will realize that having a job is just not enough. You will see that what is important, is not just making enough money to take care of your family, but to also spend time with your family.
In order to have both time and money, you will have to build your wealth on passive income. Having multiple streams of income will also be key, so that you are not dependent on only one source.
What is Wealth Creation?
This is the accumulation of assets over time, thus, continuously improving your financial standing. There are various channels through which you can consistently generate income and thus, create wealth.
I strongly recommend that for whichever channel you choose, you ensure that you do your research and get the facts on what your chosen venture will entail. Once you have become educated in that area, take action and start making some money!
Wealth Creation Vehicles
With affiliate marketing, you basically become the person who promotes someone else’s product/service. Persons normally set up a blog, on which they promote these products/services and are paid in return.
For us caregivers, this can be a viable option, as:
- this is done online – thus, you can work from home. You have the flexibility of working on your blog at any time of the day…you are not pinned down like in your “9 to 5”.
- you do not need any licence or certification to become a blogger.
- you do not have to maintain any inventory/stock (no storage needed).
Recommended Resource: Wealthy Affiliate
- This platform offers a 5-Level training course entitled “Online Entrepreneur Certification” (one of the many courses/training sessions available). You will learn how to build your own traffic producing website; how to make money online; how to master social engagement (social media) and how to achieve maximum success through content creation.
- You will not just have access to training, but to a community of affiliate marketers who are eager to answer any question that you may have.
People can buy stocks at a cheap price and then when the value goes up, they sell it to make a profit. This is called capital gains. Other persons buy stocks for the dividend – payments that shareholders get from the profits made by the company (passive income).
If this sounds good to you, take the time to get educated about stocks, so that you can make an educated decision as to which companies you want to own a piece of.
Recommended Resources: Fortunately many courses exist today that will teach you about stocks.
- Check out Udemy.com for some insightful courses.
- Coursera offers a course on Bonds & Stocks.
- Depending on the country you’re in, your stock market might offer some sort of training material, e.g. the Jamaica Stock Exchange as an online campus (e-campus) that offers courses.
- You can also check out this guide to investing in the stock market.
Buying stocks should not be a gamble or a guess. There is actually a method to this madness. Get educated!
Many other wealth creation vehicles that produce passive income exists:
- Real Estate: rental income
- Business: Create a business and eventually hire someone else to run it for you.
- E-commerce: sell products/services online
These are more complex and thus, harder for the average person to get into. So, start small and build your way up. Get your personal cashflow under control…get rid of all unnecessary spending and pay off your bad debts.
Also, find ways to make extra money…you can buy and sell stuff (capital gains) and put the money you make into an asset that will produce passive income (e.g. stocks or your blog). Also, if possible, find a mentor (someone who is doing exactly what you want to do) and ask for their help.
Guys, it will take time. You will not get rich overnight. So, do not be hard on yourself, you have enough stress. Be focused and stay the course. Develop the discipline needed to change your life. Now it is time to take action. Change your finances! Good luck!