Money-Making Tips on The Money
What better way to prove that you
understand a subject than to make money out of
— Harorld Rosenberg (U.S. art
Perhaps you have financial problems
because you earn way too little and can’t cut expenses. In this
case, if you want to upgrade from a dump you’re living in today
to something closer to the Taj Mahal in the next few years, you
have to make some changes in your life so that you make more
money. That is what I had to do and why I started
writing and self-publishing.
Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to
die beyond my means.
— Oscar Wilde
You will have to take a hard look at many
things, such as the type of friends you have, how much TV
you watch, your motivation level, how much of your
creativity you use, your hard-core beliefs, your chosen
career, your passions, and whether you suffer from the
is something you got to make in case you
— Max Asnas
To some degree, you will need to make
some effort to either work more, change your line of work, or
work smarter if you want to earn more money.
Tim O’Reilly stresses that it’s
important to work on stuff that matters. He makes
three very important points for
something that matters to you more than
value than you capture.
Of course, many people want to make
money the easy way.
What's the quickest way to become a
millionaire? Borrow fivers off everyone you
— Richard Branson
Key to Making a Lot of
Here is one secret
to earning a lot of money: Start Small; Think Big! Fact is, too
many people want instant riches and don't want to work for
know that Microsoft made only $16,005 in revenue in its first
year of operation?
Make Easy Money on The Money
Money You Can Make as a Student Guinea
The Chronicle of Higher
Education recently reported how much
money students can make if they are willing to be
guinea pigs. Here are the going rates:
- $10 an hour for watching video clips
- $25 a day for quitting smoking
- $17 an hour for providing vaginal swabs and
wearing a diaphragm for six hours
- $150 for discussing your relationship with your
- $300 a night for not sleeping and then getting
your brain scanned
- $850 for receiving four rectal exams and
providing 39 semen samples.
Make a Lot of
Money Even When
You Are Dead
The power of intellectual property is
that you make money while
you sleep. (That's why I sleep in until noon
and take a nap in the afternoon, so that I can earn an extra
hundred dollars or so.) Moreover, when you have some
valuable intellectual property you can earn money after you
die, even though there is not much point to it.
If you are wondering how to keep
making lots of money after you die, say for a favorite
environmental or charitable cause to which you donate the
proceeds, then writing bestselling books has to be one
According to Forbes.com, three out of the
top six celebrities to earn multi-million dollar incomes in
2003 were writers: They were:
Charles Schultz who earned $32 million
J.R.R. Tolkien who earned $32 million
Dr. Suess who earned $16 million
The other three high-earning dead
celebrities were singers: They were:
Elvis Presley who earned $40 million
John Lennon who earned $19 million
George Harrison who earned $16 million
Proof That an
Author Can Make More Money than the Entire New
A few years ago author Tom Clancy
signed a record-breaking contract for a $45 million advance
to write two books. This was satisfying to me because it
meant that at least one author could make as much as the
best paid professional baseball or football
There is even better news: Author J.K.
Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series, in 2003
actually made more money than the entire New York Yankees
baseball team with a payroll of about $185 million ($205
million in 2005).
Sunday Times of London reported that Rowling
earned 125 million pounds (or about 215 million American
dollars). "She is a money-making machine," declared Philip
Berresford, compiler of the pay list. "She could be the
first billionaire author."
How to Make Money
The shortest and best way to make your fortune
is to let people see clearly that it is in their
interests to promote yours.
— Jean de La Bruyére
is not a career opportunity.
— Unknown wise person
It is better to
have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
— Oscar Wilde
can't make money,
— Mezz Mezzrow
To turn $100 into $110 is work.
To turn $100 million into $110 million is
— Edgar Bronfman
Unusual Ways to Make Money
We rob banks.
— Actor Warren Beatty in the movie Bonnie
do no literary work for the rest of this year because
I'm meditating another lawsuit and looking around for a
All right, let's
not panic. I'll make the money by selling one of my
livers. I can get by with one.
— Homer Simpson
A lot of pop music
is about stealing pocket money from children.
— Ian Anderson (British rock musician)
morally wrong to allow suckers to keep their money.
— "Canada Bill" Jones
I saw a sign at a
gas station. It said "help wanted". There was another
sign below it that said "self service". So I hired
myself. Then I made myself the boss. I gave myself a
raise. I paid myself. Then I quit.
— Steven Wright
though a number of people have tried, no one has yet
found a way to drink for a living.
— Jean Kerr
The wise people are
in New York because thefoolish went there first. That's
the way wise
men make a living.
— Finley Peter Dunne
I wouldn’t be in a
legitimate business for all the . . . . money in the
— Gennaro Anguilo (Boston organized crime
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What People Will Do to Make
I’m a copywriter
for an ad agency. It involves being a total asshole. I
do it for the money, it’s easy and horrible. I do
nothing good for society.
— Isabelle Kuprin (U.S. advertising copywriter) As
quoted in The Great Divide, book 1, section 5,
by Studs Terkel (1988).
For money you would
sell your soul.
People will swim
through shit if you put a few bob in it.
— Peter Sellers
are of the opinion that Money will do everything, may
very well be suspected to do everything for Money.
— George Savile
People who think
money can do anything may very well be suspected of
doing anything for money.
— Mary Pettibone Poole
probably nothing that someone won't do for money.
— Herb Goldberg and Robert T.
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