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Does it really take money to make money?
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Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:07 am Reply and quote this post
A 22 year old Entrepreneur wrote:

We’ve all heard the expression…It Takes Money to Make Money. You typically need to invest money in something to reach the point of completion and success. Whether it’s putting money into the costs to develop a product, investing in the stock market, or paying for advertising of a new product or service.
Put simply, the universe works on constant flow. Money goes out, money comes in. It’s so important to keep this flow moving or else the energy will remain stagnant.
For most of my life, I’ve been a huge penny pincher. I’ve always saved money, didn’t feel much need to spend it on others, and put such a concrete value on it. “Why would I spend $50 on a dinner that is gone within an hour, when I could buy something more tangible like a game.” Yet it was a vicious cycle. The less I spent, the less money came into my life. Sure, there was money – but it was always the expected amount of money from the expected sources.
Then, starting a few months ago, I broke the cycle. I started to spend money. On myself. On others. And for whatever. It didn’t matter what I spent money on, what mattered was that it was leaving me.
Yep, money started coming in. I landed a big development contract out of the relative blue. My new game started gaining sources of revenue. People started paying for me. New things opened up for me. Am I rich yet because of it? No, but I’m definitely happier. Money isn’t as big of a deal to me, because I know I will always have what I need. It feels good to let go of money. Sure I still have reservations and I’m not as generous as I’d really like to be, but these things take time and I’m still working with it.
The important thing to realize is that you always get what you give. Keep the flow of energy going in whatever you do and the cycle will replenish itself. If you have strong attachment to it, now is the time to start moving that energy.

Your thoughts?

Contributed by turbino, iVirtua Premier Contributor
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Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:41 pm Reply and quote this post
i guess it depends upon context. if we were talking say in business terms then it doesn't require a large amoutn of money to earn in the bucket loads. ok at the start it may cost small maintanance fees, domain, server ect but then you can make large money off it, then with a high traffic use advertising to compensate your expenditure. in social terms if you were going out with your friends sometimes you should pay for it, then othertimes your mate will pay for it.

i mean personlly i pay ofr my share, then will pay for anyone else if they need some money (in case they spent it somewhere else) i never ask for the money back, but they're usually courteous enough to do so and/or pay for me if i need to. so yeah. as for my coding side i only pay for a domain which is currently obselete and i've made a few hundred over the past few years, and its taken nothing but hard graft.

i think saying "You can't get money for nothing" is a much fairer statement imo

Contributed by Noobarmy, Editorial, Marketing & Services Team
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