There Is Money Everywhere!
This article is about how you can train your mind to see it.
I will start by saying if you have a tertiary education, then congrats. You have successfully trained your mind not to see money opportunities.
Unless you are from a rich family, I have found out that in most cases, people who have a degree usually have a hard time seeing “money opportunities” because they have been trained by the system to only see “job opportunities”.
I am not saying it is a bad thing.
I mentioned it because if you want to train your mind to start seeing money, you have to start by “untraining” it. And you do that by understanding how money is made which is: All Money Is Made By Somebody Selling Something to Somebody Else!
Don’t argue because I will give you 2,000,000 examples to prove this single point:
A model sells her beauty.
A doctor sells his expertise.
A factory worker sells his time and minimum skills.
A test pilot sells his courage and expertise.
A prostitute sells her body (and sex skills).
Facebook, Twitter, Google sell advertising to business people.
Dangote sells salt, sugar, indomie, spaghetti and cement to Nigerians.
Even Nigeria sells crude oil to other countries to make money.
However, the part everyone gets wrong is: DECIDING ON WHAT TO SELL.
That is because you don’t just decide on what to sell.
You let the MARKET tell you what they want.
MARKET as written above means PEOPLE.
Why do people willingly pay money for something?
They do so because they believe that what they are paying money to get will help them do any of the 2 things below:
(1) SOLVE A PROBLEM THEY ARE FACING.
(2) HELP THEM SATISFY A DESIRE THEY ARE CRAVING.
For the sake of emphasis, what I am saying is this:
All money is made by someone selling the solution to a problem people want to solve or by selling a desire people crave.
However, you should also understand that: Not all problems are money makers. Not all desires are money makers. The problems and desires that are money makers are the ones that people are willing to spend money on.
And you don’t determine this.
Instead, you are to find out what these problems and desires are from people. You don’t say – “I like this desire, therefore people will be willing to pay money for it”.
If you do that, you will definitely end up in the same pit of frustration and “brokedom” that several people before you have buried themselves in.
For example, many people will say – “I am passionate about DASH” – So, let me create a business around it. That is “horse shit.”
You should only create a business around your passion if there are other people who are willing to invest money in it.
The good thing is that as long as we are in this world, there will always be problems and desires. Some problems are evergreen and will always moneymakers until the end of this world.
People will always want to lose weight.
People will always have fertility issues.
People will always have health problems.
There will always be security problems.
Also, some desires will always be evergreen.
Older people will always want to look and feel younger.
People will want to be rich.
Women will always want to look beautiful.
People will want to travel and have great experiences.
Also, as the world keeps developing, there are new problems and desires that are being created every day due to technology, war and other things happening around us.
Solving problems can also be about how you can help people solve problems or achieve certain desires easier and faster.
Before now, we had taxis that helped people with transportation problems. But then UBER came up with the idea of using technology to help people make money (the Uber drivers) and also help passengers get safety and comfort while moving from one place to another.
Booking.com made it easy for people to search for and book hotels in almost anywhere in the world.
Whichever business you look at, you will see that it is about:
– Solving problems.
– Helping people get faster and easier results.
– Making results more comfortable for people.
– Helping people satisfy their desires.
Now that you understand how money is made, I am going to say this:
In order to train your mind to see money opportunities everywhere, start exercising your “money brain” by doing this:
Anytime you come across a business (online or offline) that is making money, you should ask yourself – “How is this business making money? What problem are they solving or what desire are they helping people with?”
Basically – Be On The Lookout For “Problems” & Desires!
If you do this for a while, your brain will get used to it and you will find out that you begin to easily detect problems and desires everywhere.
At that point, you will only have to find out if the problem or desire is something people are willing to pay money for – or if there is a big enough market for it.
So, being able to identify money opportunities is the first and most important thing.
Unfortunately, a lot of people can’t do this.
But then, converting that opportunity to a product or service is another thing. And selling that product or service is another thing entirely. But it all starts with finding or identifying money opportunities.
In many cases, some people/businesses have already created products that help people solve problems or get their desires. And they are at a point where they are faced with the problem of selling their products. One of the ways I make money is by helping serious businesses solve their sales problems. And businesses will always have that problem. That is where I come in.
I hope this helped.