Article Marketing: The Real Way to Become A Millionaire - Part 1
Secondly, they work for their money, instead of making their money work for them. Nothing is better than getting rich without having to actually physically work to earn the money. Here's how you do it.
First, make a commitment to work 2-3 more hours every week. These 2-3 hours will be the easiest hours you'll ever work, once you understand how powerful they are. You can do them all at once, or you can break them down into four 30 minute sessions or whatever. Just make the commitment. If you work the article marketing formula correctly, this will mean you should be able to make at least an extra $40 a week. Even if you make an extra $10 a week, it should be enough to make you rich.
I first got turned onto this idea while listening to an audio program called “The Richest Man in Babylon.” Here is the philosophy behind it – A part of what you earn is yours to keep. See, in reality you are paying everyone else. You pay for what you eat, you pay for shelter and clothing, bills and everything else. You get to keep little of what you earn. In order to become rich, you have to conscientiously keep a bit of your wealth each week.
Don't just pay everyone else – pay yourself, too. If you paid yourself $40 a week for ten years, how much would that be? $20,800 right? Not quite. Each dollar you save can be made to work for you. And each dollar your savings produce will then also work for you. Let's discuss the magic of compound interest. Let's say you took your $40 a week and invested it into something that gave you a 15% return. This is not too incredible. The stock market has averaged a 12% return in the last 60 years. Anyway, if you invested $40 a week for the next 20 years at a 15% return, guess how much that is? $262,433.21.
You could pay for a college education to practically anywhere for that! All because you only worked 2 more hours each week. Wait another 10 years, and you have $1,212,871.96. For most people, that's enough to retire with, and live on the interest. All because two to three hours a week you committed yourself to writing a few more articles, and took the money earned from those articles and got a slightly better than average return on it. Yes, this is get rich slow instead of quick.
I have a picture I put above my desk. It's a painting of bamboo trees. Most species of bamboo barely grow in the first four years. In fact, to the naked eye, some of them do not appear to grow at all. Then in the fifth year, the bamboo shoots up like crazy, and can grow 90 feet in one year. This is a visual reminder to me of the power of working an extra 2-3 hours a week, and investing my earnings so my money will grow like the bamboo tree.