I know how hard it is to make ends meet on your own. It has been. Such a struggle probably since I was the age of 22 when I had purchased my first home. I have most definite hit a lot of road bumps and road blocks in my life.
Over the years, I would have others ask me for help by just giving them money. I have always been the one to help anyone, but overtime, it was beginning to be upsetting that these people, (that I knew for so long, went to school with, are asking me for money!?).
When I started this blog, it was in June of 2017. I knew there was some way I could reach out to these folks to share with them the ideas that I could make some extra cash, turn to my life around.
But no one would care to listen.
So, this year, I made the challenge, that I would turn my finances around.
The more I research about this, the more it begins to get easier. Researching, learning, and knowledge are the key to anyone’s success.
You must be willing to do these steps in order to change.
Research about something before you get started on any idea to make sure it is something that’ll work in the end.
Be willing to learn on how to measure the success later.
Having the knowledge that you already have to prepare for you next adventure.
There are many steps I am taking to turn my finances around this year in 2018. Although baby steps are being taken, I already have notice a CHANGE in my account.
The steps listed below are the ways I have that it has helped me in some ways so far this year:
Stop eating at Fast Food places
It may be a hard thing to do, that quick stop after a long hard 15 hour day of working, but this step has surely helped me to regain some of my money. Start packing extra in your lunch box if you know you will be stuck at work longer than you will be. Definitely prepare meals for the week if you know you will be home late, so you can reheat them during the week.
This step has helped me!
Figure out where your money is going.
Have you ever wondered why your bank account was lower than normal? Maybe there was a habit you were doing that you knew you could quit? I had one. Maybe you are a smoker or chew tobacco, or drink beer? Are these items really needed? Did you know that your brain actually tricks you into saying you need a cigerate or you need a drink. These are not an “addiction” or a “fixation”. These are something that gives you something to do if you are bored. So, if you are wanting that brand new Mercedes-Benz one day by starting to SAVE your money, just stop buying cigerates, chew, and beer!
Join an affiliate program
I know this idea may sound crazy, but these can help you boost up your income to help you fix your finances. Most affiliate programs are free to join, and it is something to look into in my opinion. They will take a lot of work on your part, but it will pay off in the end. Here are a few for you to look into.
Make Money with your smartphone
I have had a lot of people think I was crazy for this idea, but when I am at work driving my off road truck, I have time to sit there while getting loaded and make a few cents or dollars or even earn gift cards with my phone.
Inbox Dollars is an app for both Android and IPhone that you can sign up for, for free, after signing up, you will receive $5.00 for joining. You can take surveys, watch video clips, read paid emails, and sign up for the offers they have. You can even refer others to join you. Which I left my Referral link for you.
Check out Swagbucks! I use it to get free gift cards! Click my link to join: https://www.swagbucks.com/?cmd=sb-register&rb=18506109&cmp=197&cxid=2001-app
Swagbucks is similar to Inbox, however, you earn points to redeem for gift cards. You can take surveys, watch video clips, shop through the app.
Collect aluminum cans
I have always been told that this is a stupid idea. But, this year I plan to make an extra $2,000.00 just by collecting cans. All I do, is get out, take my dog for a walk, grab some bags, and gloves of course too! We do pretty good on our walks. We can fill up a Wal Mart bag on one walk. It is therapeutic for me, I get to spend time with my dog, and earn of few cents here and to add up to dollars later.
There are litterally hundreds of ways to start to turn your finances around, if you are willing to change! No one will do this for you.
I love to share ideas with anyone who is willing to do something different in their life.
So, what are you waiting for?
Do you want to get out of debt thus year? Maybe be able to buy Christmas gifts this year? START TODAY WITH YOUR FINANCES.
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