As marketing tactics are universal, you are likely to know the following argument:
‘Well, yes, our product is costly but think how much money do you waste on coffee (or anything that fits your profile). $3 coffee times 365 days (they love multiplying). Over $1.095. You see? What if you would make a cup at home instead of buying from Starbucks. Within years you could save thousands’.
Tempting, isn’t it.
But surprisingly, if you are not satisfied with your current financial status, there is another way of looking at it. What if, if you like your coffee, you would get to keep it? And instead you would focus on the inflow of the money?
Where Has Your Money Gone?
To prevent confusion, we are not suggesting spending without any regard as to where and when is a right choice. In fact, if you find yourself in a financial strain, the very first thing you should look at is the outflow of the money.
However, if there is something that gives you joy (like slots for Android) or saves you from pain (like ironing, lawn mowing, etc.), it’s fine to allocate funds for those activities without feeling guilt.
After all, there is a limit on how much you can tighten up.
But you know where there is no limit? To how much you can earn.
Looking for earning opportunities
Overall, ‘I can always earn more’ is quite a healthy outlook on life. Looking and trying out opportunities makes you resourceful. It’s actually very much like a lottery of life. With a calculated risk, you can suddenly dig up an oil deposit in your own backyard.
However, we are not suggesting that every opportunity is equal. Let’s say this again: with a CALCULATED risk, you can find a new earning source.
There is no need to jump onto risky ventures. Many people recently got burnt from the Bitcoin gold rush. The intention is clear, of course. But it’s extremely risky.
Why not start with that old bike you have in your garage? Or the treadmill? You haven’t used it for ages (you still look very nice, by the way). Or get some polish and pamper up an old chair. Put them on Craigslist or eBay. You may uncover a need, discover your passion. And no risk.