# Manage Your Money \$\$\$ Make More Money [Business Advice For Newbies]

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1. ### 2011nflSupreme Member

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For many starting out in IM it can be a struggle. But the real struggle is not making money, its managing the money you do make. For instance, johnny starts out and lets say he makes \$300. He gets excited about how easy it is, and he goes out and buys a new laptop! He makes another \$300 a few more times, and goes out and puts a down payment on a new car. Then, lets say business slows down a bit, and before you know it, Johnny loses his internet, gets evicted, and loses his nice new car. This type of thing happens to alot of people when they start out because they get too excited. (Trust me. It happened to me once). So below, I will give some detailed tips on how to manage your money when starting out in IM.

Part 1 (Living Expenses)

You want to first figure out how much it costs you to live each month. So I will list a few examples, then we will add them all up and divide by 30 days to get an average daily expense.

• Rent =\$1000
• Internet =\$100
• Phone =\$50
• Electricity =\$300
• Water =\$50
• Food =\$500
• Total =\$2000
• Daily =\$67

Part 2 (Dividing your earnings)

Your minimum earnings (based on the list above) should be no less than \$67. This is how much you need to earn daily, just to live. So now you need to figure out (if you havent already) what you are going to promote. Your magic number is \$67 a day. As long as you earn this much, you will be able to survive. Anything over \$67 a day would be extra money. Now what we are gonna do below is make up a list of earnings for 30 days and add it all up at the end.

1. \$100
2. \$75
3. \$80
4. \$150
5. \$110
6. \$100
7. \$90
8. \$70
9. \$85
10. \$80
11. \$100
12. \$105
13. \$95
14. \$110
15. \$100
16. \$75
17. \$70
18. \$85
19. \$95
20. \$80
21. \$100
22. \$110
23. \$105
24. \$120
25. \$170
26. \$85
27. \$180
28. \$125
29. \$100
30. \$75
Total =\$3025

Part 3 (Managing the extra money)

Now, for this part, I'm just gonna give a couple of examples of ways you can manage the extra money you earn. When it all comes down to it, you need to manage in the best way that works for you. So we're gonna say that half will go into savings, and the other half will go into investment opportunities. According to the list above, you made an extra \$1025 for the month.

Savings =\$512.50
Investing =\$512.50

The reason for savings is obvious. This will assure that you can make it if business slows, or if you lose money on a bad investment, or if an emergency comes up, or many other situations. And the reason for investing is very simple. You invest in projects that will bring you profit (maybe software, stocks, business ventures ect.)

I'm not saying that everyone has to follow that exact formula, but this is just to give an example of managing money. If you manage your money properly, you will have more financial freedom in the long run.

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2. ### steelballsBANNEDBANNED

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On the ball - on the money and on the business

OP Tells you how it is thanks great post

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3. ### 2011nflSupreme Member

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sound, smart advice. Thanks for putting it in perspective

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5. ### SiggibiggiJunior Member

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Great post . Thanks

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awesome...what an post..unique new and lovely, i will to make managing plan :0

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Add to on OP's contribution best advice towards financial planning is understand benefits of compounding effect, What Albert Einstein
called "8th Wonder of the world"

To illustrate if 1000 bucks are invested every month for 5 years and you able to manage [email protected]%, at maturity you will get 73477
and whereas when some investment is done for 10 years amount becomes 182946 and for 30 years it's 1430959.

Thus, Point is start investing early and try to invest with monthly option.

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8. ### busabossPower Member

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Just what I needed. I'm actually in this type of situation right. Freakin awesome tips. Thank you!

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9. ### LBrownSenior Member

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Great advice! It's a lot of common sense but when you first start making money you don't know how long a method is going to last or what the market will be like in six months. Both savings and investing are crucial to maintaining a stable income/lifestyle. Treating it like a regular job where you will make the same income month to month is where people go wrong.

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10. ### HoNeYBiRDJr. VIPJr. VIP

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Ok, let's see this from my POV

Rent \$250/3 (sharing it with 2 other guys)
Internet \$25 (20 Mbps/2 Mbps mobile broadband)
Phone \$10 (basic plan)
Electricity \$50/3
Water \$20/3
Gas \$50/3
Food \$150
Student Loan \$25
Transportation \$50
Healthcare \$30
Total \$415
Daily \$14

If i'd like to rent an avg flat on my own (if we wouldn't divide any of the above numbers with 3) from \$750/month (\$25/day considering that IM is a 24/7 biz) i could live like the avg Hungarian. Officially i think the number is around \$1,000, maybe that's the case in the capital, but if you see the whole country, it's more like \$750.

The great thing that i'm working for the same dollars as you on a market where there's no earning cap

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11. ### 2011nflSupreme Member

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Yep! And I learned that lesson back in early 2011. From march 2010 through the end of 2010, I made more money than most people can imagine making online, not millions or anything, but I was well off to say the least. Then it hit me. The method I had created, (although still a working method to this day) hit a snag. I lost everything quick, and had to start working again to make ends meet. It was then that I learned the lesson, of managing money (even though I already knew how), but never thought that the money would stop, so I didnt do it. I also learned that in IM, you have to be willing and able to adapt to the ever going changes, because lets face it, They hate to pay us, and if they can find a way to screw us, they will. So managing money is definitely a major factor in the IM game.

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Another awesome thread... Explained to a tee... Keep them coming enjoy reading them...

13. ### ok888Elite Member

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i made the same mistake

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