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How To Make $1000 in 45 Days Legally

How To Make $1000 in 45 Days Legally

As of recently, more and more Indie Go Go, Kickstarter, Kiva and Go Fund Me campaigns have been popping up for people wanting to fund their ideas. Crowdsourcing is something we have discussed before and how there is good and bad it just depends on the person who is doing it. Right now my friend Lauren of Stretch Recipes is trying to raise $25,000 for technology for her company through campaigns. A really great company needing help, with limited resources.

I understand campaigns that have higher dollar value that can’t be done with a friend or family loan or bootstrap in a short period of time. However, to be truly honest it baffles me when I hear people need $1000 or less for the business. I’ve even seen campaigns for $3000. Not to be harsh or step on your toes but that’s chump change. Lets be really real.

If you are over the age of 25 you should have $1000 in emergency fund regardless. If you are not familiar with Dave Ramsey and his baby steps then go run (not walk) to buy the Total Money Makeover. It will change your life, if you are actually open to changing your finances.

Lets talk about making a thousand dollars in 45 days. This is not for your emergency fund. This is money to build your business. So, if you do not have the emergency fund set up you need to do this over 90 days.

Time To Flip Burgers

Yes, we are starting with the good old flipping burgers ways of making money. It is not beneath you and you are not above it. You do not par se have to work at McDonald’s you can get a job at Starbucks. Which by the way if you want to go to college for free would be a smart idea. It’s about taking a part-time job working 20 hours a week for roughly $9.50 an hour. After your paycheck, is the whole amount or plus some or take about an average 6-8 weeks you will have the $1000 you need. You earned it! Who cares if you are 30 with a master’s degree serving up lattes. Your dreams matter and getting that funding is your main objective.

Set up shop

Car wash, bake sale or any similar concept can make you the cash you need in one day or over the course of 5 weeks. Every weekend without fail there is a girl selling lemonade by Target. Then by Shoe Carnival there is a family that sells snacks, sodas and more. Finally, there’s the man who sales AMAZING brisket sandwiches by Dollar Tree. These people have picked high traffic shopping centers and set up shop. Most of the time I don’t even ask why they are doing it. The moment you smell that brisket you are going to want a pulled pork sandwich for $5. Yes, it takes money to make money. If you know someone with a Sam’s or Costco card ask them to take you in there. At most you will spend $200 on supplies. Now flip that $200 into $1000. Find a high traffic area and contact the store to see if you can set up shop.

Make sacrifices

Before you read this point in full find your bank statement from last month. You are going to need it. Grab a highlighter. Highlight: fast food, restaurants, clothing stores, entertainment, and beauty services. Now that you have that highlighted how much money did you spend. One client spent $150 in fast food in a week. Money adds up and having Starbucks for breakfast, Chipotle for lunch, eating snacks from the vending machine, and Popeye’s for dinner becomes really pricey. We don’t think about how all those expenses add up. Because it is convenient to us at the time. If you spent more than $500 in those highlighted areas from last month there is half of your fund. Cut it all for the next 45 days. Only spend money on gas, bills, and groceries. Nothing else.

You were probably thinking this post was going to be about how you can use the internet to make $1000 in 45 days legally. I am sorry but we are talking good about the good old fashion way of making money. There is no reason you need to set up a crowdsourcing page for less than $2500 or less than $1000. You can make that money quickly if you put your mind to it.

Check out 3 Ways To Earn Extra Money, Funding Your Business With Freelance, and Creative Ways To Finance Your Business.

What are your thoughts on making $1000 in 45 days legally? What can you do in this moment to get your money right for your business?

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  • This article is so on point! Sacrifices are key!!! Some of the things that I used to do on the regular…I don’t even miss now! Money in the bank!

    • imperfctconcept

      You really don’t miss things as much as people think they will. You don’t notice that you have “gone without” because you are seeing growth in other areas of your life.

  • Cher

    I have been sacrificing and slacking at the same time. Definitely need to get the statement and highlighter out and make some changes. Even things as simple as one green tea latte a week ($5) versus one every day ($25). Save $20 a week right there! It all adds up.

    • imperfctconcept

      Yes, it really does add up and we don’t notice. When I first started my business I would be spending close to $125 at coffee shops because I worked out of them. Now I have a $40 a month rule. After that money is spent no more.

  • Ebony Jordan

    This article really helped me. I appreciate the realness of it. Especially the part of dropping my pride and working at a Starbucks or something like that. I really needed to hear that. Thanks for all of your great advice!

    • imperfctconcept

      Ebony, truly my pleasure. We allow ourselves to have excuses as crutches. Especially when it comes to why our finances are not how they should be.

      Glad the article could help.

  • Clinique Moore

    This has just inspired me to take my hobby to make a $1,000 first for a rainy day and another $1,000 to start me on my journey!

    • imperfctconcept

      woohoo to be inspired to do this! Check out the other articles linked. The tips listed in them can help you get to that $2000 pretty darn fast.

  • BeFreeProject

    This post is everything! I love how you provided practical tips on how to earn $1,000. I’ve been following Dave Ramsey for years and his financial advice has helped me out tremendously.

    • imperfctconcept

      Practical tips are the best tips in life. People tend to want to complicate things to make them feel as they earned it more verse doing it the simple easy way.

      Really glad you liked the tips. Dave provides great advice.

  • Baby Shopaholic

    I know i’m late but you are right on! Yes, $1000 seems like a lot when you’re broke but its right under our nose. Folks don’t think about getting a part time job for a short period of time to make some money.

    • imperfctconcept

      Yes, right under your nose some times. We just have to get real and series about what we are trying to do and get it done!

  • Great read! I believe I could do away with some of my frivolous monthly spending. Another great idea is to have a yard sale. Get rid of clutter while making a few extra bucks!

    • imperfctconcept

      Yes, lots of frivolous stuff we do and not realize it. We mentioned sale items in another post =)

  • This is exactly what I needed to read at this moment. I’m sitting here with very little in my bank account, hoping it will get me to payday (next Friday) yet I’m still holding onto my $40 a month gym membership that I don’t use…just in case. I’m in debt and broke, and I’m rattling my brain about how to earn extra money without having to do the work, which is delusional. I need to suck it up and get a part-time job until a better full time opportunity comes along. Thanks, I needed practical advice!

  • Breshauna Derr

    I have to get this book!

    • imperfctconcept

      Great book! You will love.

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