Do you believe in easy money?

@scheng1 (24688)
Singapore
November 1, 2010 12:01am CST
Earning money through holding a full time day or night job is one of the hardest things on Earth. The other way of making money which is harder than working is to start own business. The first few years is the toughest, and that is assuming that the business can survive. Most of us dream of ways to make money easier. Many people fall victims to scams because of the lure of easy money. Do you believe in easy money? Do you think we can make enough easy money to retire for good?
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
3 Nov 10
If it were that easy to get money no one would ever have to work again :-)
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
7 Nov 10
Scheng, it is good that you include all those other forms of work as such; in this country many people don't acknowledge work as work unless you are getting paid for it, yet even those who do not "work" are almost always working at something.
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
7 Nov 10
I cannot imagine a life where there is nothing to do. Even people who can pay other people to do things for them have plenty to do just managing all that they are not doing. I think boredom comes from a lack of creativity of thinking.
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@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
8 Nov 10
Hi Canellita, I think boredom comes from watching too much TV. I cannot imagine sitting in front of that stupid box and watch hours and hours of TV. After all, we are not living the life in the TV serials. We have our own things to do, and problems to handle. Those who can afford to hire others to do housework and other work are very busy. They are either professionals or business persons. Most of us are just working adults, and we have to do our own housework.
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@mommaj (22875)
• United States
16 Nov 10
HAHAHA. Easy money! If it only grew on trees! I don't think there is any way to make easy money. You will always have to work for money. If you find a way let me know. Writing has made my hands tired.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
17 Nov 10
Hi Mommaj, finally you pop out from your hole to say that easy money only grew on trees! Come to think about it. There is some truth in that crazy statements. After all, a Christmas tree is not cheap too. All the trees have certain value. I think if you have enough trees, you can get rich, provided those trees grow valuable fruits and nuts. You have not written much, and yet you complain about hands tired! Such a lazy Mommaj. Either you write ten articles a day or you plant ten apple trees a day, cannot sit around and complain.
@mommaj (22875)
• United States
17 Nov 10
LOL. It's true! I haven't been writing much for awhile. My hands hurt. I am planting pine trees to sell for Christmas. Maybe Santa will get lost in my trees and leave me lots of presents. LOL If there is chocolate I will share.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
18 Nov 10
Hi Mommaj, please plant more pine trees, you can eat the pine nuts later. Do you know those clever Chinese folks in Yunnan eat the pine nuts, then stir fried the pine leaves and flowers? I am so hungry already. I will send those hungry ghosts to eat up all the pine leaves tonight. Then you will have to work harder to plant trees and write articles.
@1hopefulman (45719)
• Canada
28 Nov 10
I have never found it easy to earn money. If it's easy, it is probably illegal and sooner or later trouble would follow. Though sometimes fortune might smile and one is at the right place at the right time. I have tried many things and I have worked hard. Though a few times I did get a good break and the wind was at my back.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
28 Nov 10
Hi 1hopefulman, I agree that there is no such thing as easy money. Earning online is one of the hardest things on Earth, especially in article marketing and article writing. After all, we do not have bosses to tell us what to write, and we do not have colleagues to encourage us to write. After posting the articles online, we still have to wait a long time for the passive income to build up.
@1hopefulman (45719)
• Canada
30 Nov 10
So true! But we have hope. And I do enjoy writing. I have enjoyed reading some of your articles and posts so keep at it. I wish you success. Remember success is not all about money.
@aerous (13457)
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
Well, I don't believe in making money the easy way. Because most of those promises from people we don't know is scam. Even doing online which is most people easiest way to make money is a hard one. Because in online earnings we need more patient even do it is literally easy due working at home and using mouse and keyboard alone.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
17 Nov 10
Hi Aerous, I do not believe there is such thing as easy money too, short of living on charity. Even though mylot is fun, and is pretty easy to make enough money for the minimum payout every month, we still need to type and type and type. We cannot even expect a post a day to earn anything much. That is why I think those who want to make easy money are plain lazy. They just do not want to put in the effort.
@aerous (13457)
• Philippines
18 Nov 10
Yup! You right...maybe there are easy money out there but not good deeds
@formidexo (1351)
• Canada
1 Nov 10
I guess some people have wealth and have obtained it with ease. But I think that there are few people like that. Most people have to work very hard at it.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
6 Nov 10
Hi Formidexo, only those who born into rich family obtain wealth with ease. The challenge is to keep the money, which many of them are not really good at. The fact is that easy come, easy go. Their ancestors probably accumulate the money through years of hard work, yet a single generation can spend it all. Other rich people are self made millionaires. These are the ones who do not believe in easy money. They have to work hard and work smart for their money.
@formidexo (1351)
• Canada
6 Nov 10
So true!
• Malaysia
1 Nov 10
I never believe the existence of easy money. No money will be gained without putting an effort to it. I believe that easy money come, easy money go.
• Canada
1 Nov 10
I agree. I never believe in such a thing. There should always work before you will gain something. Work, perseverance and patience is the key to success.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
6 Nov 10
Hi Jeannecjm, I agree that easy come easy go concept applies to the myth of getting easy money. I think it is even worse if we inherit a big sum of money when we were in our teens. That would definitely create false illusion, and destroy the qualities of working hard and working smart for money. Fortunately the list of billionaires shows that hard work and business acumen pay off in the long run. Most of these billionaires come from humble background too.
@llbo1981 (1241)
• China
6 Nov 10
I think there is no easy money in the world.If the money is easy to earn,everyone is rich now.We should make good effort to reach the success in money making.Without effort working,no one can gain much money easily.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
6 Nov 10
Hi llbo, the problem is that most of us are not rich, and we dream of easy money even though we know it is not possible. That is why so many people complain of scammers and cheaters online. If they do not look for easy money in the first place, they would not be cheated of their money. Even though Mylot is enjoyable, we still need to put in effort to type and respond to discussion before we can make money. There really is no easy money on Earth.
4 Nov 10
I never believe in that,be cause i think every work it hard to get money and have to spend more time to do it.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
6 Nov 10
Hi Meesaradee, I agree that it is hard to make money. Work is either physically demanding or mentally demanding. There is seldom a job that is easy, and yet rolls in big money. I think the only difference is whether we enjoy our work or not. if we enjoy our work, we will find it easier to make money, even though the job itself is tiring. I wonder when people can stop dreaming of easy money. If everyone knows the value of hard work, and refuses to believe in easy money, there will be no more scam.
@stanley777 (7257)
• Philippines
4 Nov 10
There is nothing easy in this world, I think. And yes, even with all the night and day jobs people do, it's still hard to earn money easily. And I really hate it when others earn money by tricking other people who know less... like scams and stuff. But if we just work hard enough, success may come.. Just stay positive..
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
6 Nov 10
Hi Stanley, I hate those cheaters as well. I wonder how they can sleep well at night. They must know that retribution is near. Cheating to get money never result in good ending and happiness. It is great to work hard and work smart, and enjoy the fruitage of our hard work. I just hope that the government can control the economic situation, so that there is less uncertainty and more job security. It is sad to see honest and hardworking people out of job, yet those who cause the recession enjoying big bonus.
@mhypie03 (683)
• Philippines
2 Nov 10
No, I don't and will ever believe on easy money may it be just for today, tomorrow or the next coming days of your future. And if ever there is, these are rare cases and most of them just go back from where they were before and lose thos easy earned money because they thought it could last a lifetime. I am 23 years old and have learned how hard life has been to most people. I have a full-time job that requires a 5-hour travel everyday. I have a small online retailing store and profits vary every now and then and I am starting money sites to increase my passive income streams. People must understand the concept of having multiple sources of income because you can never get rich by solely working on your own daytime job. Ooops, I forgot, I am into variable life insurances for my future retirement and looking forward into joining the stock market. Happy mylotting my friend!
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
6 Nov 10
Hi Mhypie, it is good that you spend time to increase cash flow. I think if every young person thinks the same way, the world will be a better place, since they are busy making money, and not creating trouble for the authority. Before you enter the stock market, you have to read many books on stock market investment. Some people like the technical analysis method. Most rich investors use the fundamental analysis method. If you want to learn through formal study, you can sign up for CFA level 1 course. Otherwise, you can read textbooks about corporate finance. It will change your thinking about money. You can see how companies invest money, and learn how to choose good companies for long term investment.
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 10
The problem with easy money is that it is often not appreciated. That is why there is a saying that wealth does not last more than three generations. Most easy money are inherited! Often times greed leads to our downfall.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
6 Nov 10
Hi Strovek, it is true that family business seldom lasts for more than three generations. It is hard to get the youngsters who are rich and energetic to work hard in the family business. They may think they know a lot, and offend the long timers. I think even if they inherited the wealth, which is a form of easy money, they will find it hard to keep and increase their wealth for the sake of future generation.
• Canada
1 Nov 10
Yes I do believe in easy money but if its legal is a whole other story. If time has shown us anything its you don't get to the top by sitting around waiting for it to happen. As for making easy money legally well it is probably easy for a very few select people but not for the ordinary joe in my opinion.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
6 Nov 10
Hi Krizz, actually illegal money is the hardest money to earn and to keep. After all, they have to risk their lives and their family in order to make the illegal money. They put their future at stake, and always live in fear. I do not see how anyone making illegal money can think of it as easy money. I rather make little money legally so that I can sleep well at night, and do not fear going to jail, or lose my life in cross fire between gangsters. I doubt anyone can think of making money as easy money. Even Warren Buffet has to spend years in college to gain financial knowledge, and he has to read so many annual reports and books to find the best deal.
• Puerto Rico
1 Nov 10
I think it depends on the question. Yes you can earn easy money but it will go easier or get you in trouble. Sometimes you also have a talent which gives you the opportunity to get relatively easy money. Most of the time, you have to work hard to make money.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
6 Nov 10
Hi Justforwork, actually even if we are a genius or gifted in some ways, we still have to put in years of effort to perfect our skills. In a sense, even the most gifted person cannot make easy money. While it is true that many artists, singers and actors make big money, that is not easy money either. We never have a chance to see how hard they work to get to that stage where money rolls in. They have to study, and keep on working hard too. At the same time, they have to ward off those critics and over-eager reporters looking for scandals. I do not think I want to live that kind of stressful life, even if the money is good.
@sender621 (14932)
• United States
1 Nov 10
I don't believe in easy money. there has to be some kind of catch to it somewhere. if money is too easy, i am skeptical at its worth.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
6 Nov 10
Hi Sender, the only time when we had easy money in Singapore was when government gave out cash to all of us. The catch was unspoken. The timing was such that it was near election time. Even though the government could not say the money is for buying votes, and creating good will, every one knows what it means. Anyway after giving out a few hundred dollars to each person, the government will know how to increase tax in certain areas to claw back the money. Even free money is not really easy money.
@1346795 (805)
• Greece
1 Nov 10
I believe in easy money because i have lived this fantastic situation for quite a year. It is as you describe it. It can be true only if you run your own business. I did it with a magazine. The first year was really tough. The second year i earned the easiest money i had ever seen. Without doing anything. But the as you know, the economic crisis came in Greece and the things became more difficult then ever. I still run this magazine but now i rarely have any earnings. I am just waiting for the time to pass so as to try it again in the future.
1 Nov 10
to my mind there is no such thing as a "free lunch" if you want cash, you are going to have to work (hard) for it in some way, shape or form. just my 2 penneth !
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
6 Nov 10
Hi Smeghead, most of us do not like to beg others for food and money. It is below our integrity. I think we should work hard and work smart for money, we can gain satisfaction knowing that we have made a living honestly. I wonder why so many people still cling to the belief that easy money exists, even though they know mentally that there is no such thing.
@SimpleBB (1330)
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
There is no such as easy money. Even gamblers still exert effort to acquire money. And besides I believe that aquiring easy money will also be easy to lost. For me, it means that we really have to worked for money for us to know the value of it. And it would be a great feeling to reap the fruit of our hard works.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
6 Nov 10
Hi SimpleBB, agree that even gambling is hard. Professional gamblers know the game very well. They have to devise strategies and work according to the strategies. They cannot let their emotions run away with them. I think those who think that buying lottery ticket means a chance to get easy money is very naive. If they had kept a record of their spending, they would find that even breakeven is hard enough.
@Jiabsa (511)
• India
1 Nov 10
Easy money making method is possible now. Stock marketing is the best method for making money easily. Those who are having deep knowledge about stock marketing can earn easily without hard work. Though i have no idea about this, i have many friends and relatives who make money through share marketing. If you know about it, it is the best way to make good income.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
6 Nov 10
Hi Jiabsa, actually stock investment is not easy money at all. You probably do not see how hard your friends and relatives study the different theories and concepts before they buy stocks. At the very least, they have to understand technical analysis, and spend hours studying charts. If they use the Warren Buffet method, that means they have to study and learn about different ratios and read the annual reports. By the way, Warren Buffet has a tertiary education in finance. It is hard work. Gaining knowledge is always hard. Corporate finance and finance related knowledge are hard to grasp. However, once the initial investment of time and effort in learning is done, money does come in.
@kayevin (220)
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
Easy money is more likely money from luck.You know hen you win a lottery,thats called luck.But in reality,I prefer hard earned money,money that is earned from being hardworking everyday.It feels better getting it.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
1 Nov 10
Hi Kayevin, actually lottery money is the hardest of all money. The problem is that you have to pump in money to get money. The money you used to buy lottery is likely gone forever. I do not know about the area you live. I know that my mother ever queued up for three hours just to get a lottery ticket, and she never won a single cent for her effort. I think if I use the same amount of time in Mylot, I would have made closer to $2 in three hours.
@neelia_lyn (2012)
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
I wish there's an easy money. But we've seen around us that even a small amount of money can be gained through hard and honest work, how much more easy money? We can earn easily a big instant money but it can be through wrong ways. If I work hard and earn, I can have enough when I retire but that would still be a long way from now.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
1 Nov 10
Hi Neelia, I also wish there is such thing as easy money. Too bad everything is difficult. Even earning from Mylot is not that easy. While it is true that $10 per month is possible, that means we need to login every day and participate actively. I doubt there is a simple way to big instant money. Even those gangsters and criminals do not get their money easily. Many of them are willing to risk their lives for such money. I certainly do not want to make money illegally. The result is always disastrous. It is either losing our freedom or conscience.