It might seem like a pipe dream, but making a million bucks really is possible. Here are eight ideas for you. Agreed, some ways need a bit more work than others, or a bit more luck. However, one way beats the others hands down and is my all time favourite...
1 Invent something
If you're the creative yet practical type, then a successful invention is a licence to print money. Once you have made sure your idea really is original (and many of the best inventions are re-imaginings of tried and tested ideas remember), patented it, produced it and sold a ton of the little darlings, you can laugh all the way to the bank.
2 Become an entrepreneur
If you have the tenacity of a hungry crocodile, the passion of an Italian opera star and the work ethic of a German car manufacturer then owning your own business is a very good way to make a million or two. This can come from what you produce in the business or for selling it or floating it on the stock market. You may be too tired to enjoy it though...
3 Climb the corporate ladder
It may take 30 years. You may have to swallow your pride, keep a rein on your dreams and a tight hold of your tongue. You may have to laugh a lot at your boss's unfunny jokes, embrace the daily commute and the nine-to-five (or more likely seven-to-nine) lifestyle and negotiate your way through the minefield of office politics. But finally, one day, you'll get there. A seat on the board, a seven figure salary and it will all be worth it. Won't it?
4 Save your ass off
Budget, be frugal, clear your clutter, slash your expenditure and you will be amazed at how much you can save. Do you really, honestly need that cappuccino every day or to buy the latest gadget or gizmo just to keep up with the Joneses? Put those dollars away in a savings account and forget them and with the magic of compound interest in fifty year's time you will be rolling in it.
5 Gamble, speculate or borrow
There are people who become millionaires by buying a tattslotto ticket – someone has to win, right? Or you could walk into a casino and put it all on number 7, or 13 or whatever your horoscope says is lucky for you today. Or maybe your neighbour has heard of this really great little scheme for making money fast. Or why not just borrow millions from the bank? At least you would know what it felt like to have all those zeros in your account, even if it doesn't last long.
6 Be born into a wealthy family or marry someone rich
Now the first part is tough because you were either born into money or you weren't. But there is hope if your parents weren't tycoons or in the Mafia. Find a millionaire, get them to fall in love with you and then marry them. It helps if they are the wrong side of 80 as then you won't have to wait so long to enjoy all that lovely cash.
7 Become a criminal
Admit it, you have always secretly longed to mastermind a diamond heist or have a go at forging money. It can't be that hard. Of course, there are drawbacks. Like a seriously long stretch in jail if things go pear-shaped or your other half shops you to the cops. But if it works – wow. You could flash some serious cash, even if you have printed it yourself.
This is my personal favourite, so I've saved it until last. Unlike the other schemes, it doesn't need luck, hard work or the right parents. You won't risk jail or have to seduce a pensioner. Follow the right investment strategy, be patient, then just sit back as your passive income comes rolling in. If you want to choose the simplest way of becoming a millionaire for the least amount of effort this wins hands down.
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General Advice Warning - Whilst all care, blood, sweat and tears has been taken in the preparation of this material (Oh my God, if you only knew!) neither the author nor his related entities, employees or agents shall be liable on any ground whatsoever with respect to decisions or actions taken as a result of you acting upon such information, particularly regarding bank robbing, forging, marrying 80-year-olds, inventing dangerous stuff and so on. Re the serious subject of investing, please see your trusty financial advisor or “adviser” as we spell it in Australia, anyway, however you spell it, please see one! Preferably this one.