Making Mulahs in Your Sleep

If I learnt anything from playing those strategy games is that you need to make money or resources before you can build more things that make you more money!  Well, I sometimes wonder why it couldn’t be as simple as that in reality… having my iPhone and checking my total finances every hour or so and secretly smiling to myself as the bank vault begins to resemble a pirate’s treasure chest!

world-war-iphone-gameWhy the hell not in real life??! (Maybe real life isn’t as brutal or exciting, but….)

No reason why it couldn’t be so, if you perhaps have a couple of millions to start of with then, you wouldn’t have to slave away collecting a measly sum to begin on!  Well, the alternative is multiple form of incomes available on the internet… (shit, I am beginning to sound like an internet marketeer…well, maybe in my other blogs or postings I won’t mind, but not here)… No, no this isn’t a pitch, but rather a reminder to myself, what I can always continue to depend on when I am strapped for cash even in my SLEEP!

Ok, so what do I have… Good ‘ol…

shutterstockYup, Shutterstock… lately it’s been looking up here, cause I’ve been making an active choice in updating the gallery now and then… I even have an alarm on my phone that rings everynight at 10:30pm and says “Shutterstock” time! :-)  Yup, don’t overstress yourself… submit an image a day, and you’ll have a gallery of 365 by year’s end.  Miss a day and replace it back the following…

I’ve been a member of the stock agency for 5 years now, most of the time I’ve left the gallery to sell itself… so far so good… Much better than any investment I’ve owned so far… well, really what could be better than having your images sell over and over again… ;-)… at USD$0.33 a pop… and about 300-400 downloads per month… that’s a goldmine just liquifying its way into my Paypal account..

Now… how to I make that x10 times more?!! Hmm…. well, just keep replicating and creating new shots… may take more effort as compared to clicking a few buttons on your strategy game, but then again, this is REAL!

For a little extra magic in your wallet, don’t just stick the same images in Shutterstock, put them on Fotolia, Dreamstime, IStockphoto… just a few of the many stock galleries online, some pay better, some have better hit rates, some cater to different buyers… etc.

Ok, good… now that I’ve kept myself reminded on a good money making potential, I’m gonna stick to my daily upload schedule..

…and unfortunately I still feel like a sad peddler for “selling” this idea, but hey… help a friend, help yourself… have fun and good luck creating beautiful pics!


The Power of Believe: To Be Rich

“The Power of Believe: Write a 5-figure (or more) cheque for yourself & put down the date you want to cash it out. The make it happen.”

If you hadn’t read “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace Wattles, written a century ago (yup, that long)… then I suggest that you do.  If you know the book, “The Secrets” by Rhonda Byrne and if you have heard about the “Law of Attraction”, you will come to understand what I am about to tell you.

Rhonda Byrne’s quest to find the secret, (as what the law of attraction is coined in her book) started when she read Wallace’s book.  Yes, a powerful theory put to words, by a lady who was at one point in dire and desperate need for answers and change in her life.

Some may ask, why is it just about getting rich?  And emotional evangelists would say… money won’t make you happy..

Well, on the first point of relevance, I’d just say, the idea of “law of attraction” is an intangible subject, such as happiness differs from one person to another. Obviously the book takes something tangible to explain itself so that you can create in your mind, the visual of what you want.  It’s a powerful technique in affirmations and reinforcement of a belief.

On the second point, I’d like to differentiate, “richness” and “money”.  In what I have understood through reading of these many theological books, these two are both different, in the sense that one is an experience that relates to the other and not the other way around.

Being “rich” is an experience.


It’s a culmination of achievements, success, use of knowledge, experience ending with the result of a “life-of-abundance”. “Richness” isn’t about sums and figures and neither is it evil.  (Don’t understand how some people assume being rich is a bad thing)  Nowadays, when you say that someone is rich, the most accurate meaning to that is that the person has achieved a point in his life that he has most of what he wants and most likely, he is at a happy place.


“Money” on the other hand, is just a product, a tangible one, a currency that is used in exchange for goods or services.  Having a lot of money, doesn’t denote being rich.  It’s just one part of the equation. 

RF4472850 And truth to be told, the phrase, “Money is the Root of All Evil” is one of the greatest fallacies.  Human attitude towards the acquirement of money is instead the root of the outcome. 

“Treat money well, and you will be treated well with wealth.  Treat money badly, and you will suffer in poverty”.

So, I am not focusing on the tangible wealth… it’s the experience of achievements in being successful and acquiring all that you need and want… that is the true objective.

Therefore, be RICH my friends!