Do you want to do something productive with your money and sales? Do you want to earn more money? There are rules for that and I will share it with you all today.
1. Solve Problems
The first rule is you don’t make money because you want to make it. You make it by solving problems. People like Bill Gates aren’t rich because they’re like, I want to be rich! Bill Gates is like, I want to make the lives of people easier by having a machine that will help them communicate, manage, and operate on things properly because that’s the future. I want to figure out a better way of communication and technology because that would make life easier. You see how he’s solving problems? He made money because he’s solving problems.
That’s why I suggested before that when you create a listing description of your product, tell people how it can help them or solve their problems. For example, a handmade scented candle is just a candle until you tell them that it can help them relax and de-stress.
2. No Fast Money
The second rule of money is you have to know that you will never make it overnight. Unless you win the lotto or you join the mafia, you’re not gonna be rich tomorrow and that’s okay. You look at all the people out there, all the successful Etsy sellers, YouTube influencers, or Hollywood celebrities, none of ’em have made it over night. They put in their dues and you too are gonna have to put in your dues and if you’re not willing to put in the energy and the time, the money just doesn’t miraculously come to you.
3. Let It Work For You
The third rule is you need to have your money work for you. You need to put it to work. You don’t need fancy homes and cars and Ferrari’s. If you put your money to work and put it in investments, you’ll become much more wealthy over time versus if you buy all these fancy objects that you see people with on Instagram.
The fourth rule I have for you is that it’s easier to save money than it is to make it. Yes, you want to make money and that’s fine, everyone does. You need to work hard to make it but once you have some of it, don’t just blow it. It’s not just about blowing it on Ferrari’s or even investments.
5. Learn From Others
The fifth rule I have for you is learn from other successful entrepreneurs. Other people have been in your shoes, they’ve made mistakes. They’ve tried to figure out how to make money. There’s people like the CEO of IBM who will break down in their book how they made these big 50 million dollar mistakes.
6. It’s Okay To Miss Out
The sixth rule of money is it’s okay to miss out on opportunities. I missed out on a big investment and I missed out on a lot of big clients that would’ve made me a ton of money. That’s okay, you’re not gonna get ’em all. Just be more careful with what you choose. Do your due diligence. If something doesn’t look right, don’t do it.
The seventh rule is it’s all about timing. As Warren Buffet says, when people are greedy, be fearful and when people are fearful, be greedy.
I’ll give you an example of this. A good example of greed is when cryptocurrencies are all skyrocketing in prices everyone’s greedy being like, they’re gonna be the next billionaire. That’s when you should consider being fearful because there’s a good chance that you could lose a ton of money.
On the flip side when everyone is fearful and let’s say the real estate market crashes 40%, that’s when you should be greedy. Because even though housing prices can still keep going down, you know that, hey they’ve already gone down a lot, no one wants to buy, this is a good time to start picking up because I know over the next five, 10, 15, 20 years, either way I’m gonna make money on the real estate because I bought it low enough.
I know this is not straight handmade-business related but you get the picture!