Inspiring Quotes on Wealth and Money

Making money and creating wealth has always been one of my passions and as a by-product, one of my main focuses and areas of study and research.

So I thought it would be useful for me (and hopefully for you too) to put together a list of some of the best quotes on wealth and money that I’ve come across.

The quotes by William A. Ward, George Lorimer, Benjamin Franklin, Gandhi and the last one by Henry Ford are especially great, and some of my favorites.

Enjoy!

Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give. – William A. Ward

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. – Seneca

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. – Ayn Rand

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. – Erich Fromm

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. – Jim Rohn

The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went. – Unknown

I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages. – Robert Bosch

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest. – Henry David Thoreau

Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man. – Kahlil Gibran

It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages. – Henry Ford

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed. – Ghandi

When a fellow says it ain’t the money but the principle of the thing, it’s the money. – Artemus Ward

He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience. – P.T Barnum

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. – Norman Vincent Peale

If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money. – Simone Weil

It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy. – George Lorimer

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one. – Benjamin Franklin

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. – Maya Angelou

Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are. – James W. Frick

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn

Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That’s not just a catchy slogan. It’s the very essence of successful investing. – J. Paul Getty

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. – Henry Ford

Free Traffic Method: Starting a WordPress blog

One great way to begin generating free traffic is with a WordPress blog, like this one you’re reading right now. WordPress is a free open-source blogging platform that has caught on strongly over the past few years, and enjoys a thriving developer community. With such an active dev community, WordPress system updates are rolled out quickly, and the system is extremely easy to use.

To get started, you’ll need to choose a web host where you’ll store your blog and its related files to share online with your visitors. I recommend my web hosting company Chase Hosting or another quality web host such as Fat Cow hosting, Get Hosted Cheap, or BlueHost. Each of these web hosts supports simple installs for WordPress, which allows you to setup your blog through an easy-to-use wizard installer.

Simple Scripts Install of WordPress on Chase Hosting:

  1. Sign up for a web hosting plan, and login to the new web hosting account with the information you receive in the Welcome email.
  2. Click the SimpleScripts section on the left side navigation. Choose to install WordPress
  3. Enter your blog’s unique details into the install screen, choose your admin account’s information. Click install.

After the install progress bar completes, you’re done! You can login and begin using your new WordPress blog.

To manually install WordPress:

Here’s the quick version of the WordPress manual install for those that are already comfortable with performing web script installations.

  1. Download and unzip the WordPress package.
  2. Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.
  3. Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php.
  4. Open wp-config.php in a text editor and fill in your database details as explained in Editing wp-config.php to generate and use your secret key password.
  5. Place the WordPress files in the desired location on your web server:
    • If you want to integrate WordPress into the root of your domain (e.g. http://example.com/), move or upload all contents of the unzipped WordPress directory (but excluding the directory itself) into the root directory of your web server.
    • If you want to have your WordPress installation in its own subdirectory on your web site (e.g. http://example.com/blog/), rename the directory wordpress to the name you’d like the subdirectory to have and move or upload it to your web server. For example if you want the WordPress installation in a subdirectory called “blog”, you should rename the directory called “wordpress” to “blog” and upload it to the root directory of your web server.
  6. Run the WordPress installation script by accessing wp-admin/install.php in a web browser.
    • If you installed WordPress in the root directory, you should visit: http://example.com/wp-admin/install.php
    • If you installed WordPress in its own subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit: http://example.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php

That’s it! WordPress should now be installed. You can begin filling your blog with useful information related to your campaigns topic. Pack it full of quality content that you can link to and people will share with others. We’ll discuss how to

Don’t lase me, bro!!

Had to make a quick blog post showing off my buddy’s new badass lazar. This thing will put your eye out! Our mutual friend, Larry Davis, built one of these beasts a few years back and spurred the interest, but this round of lazer madness (courtesy of MKD) is a bit more… intense.

Here’s a quick video of it being tested outside

If Morgan were a reddit Dos Equis-guy comic… it’d probably read something like, “I don’t build lasers often, but when I do.. they get blogged about, and burn things.”

 

Some assembly shots

Finished

Free vs Paid Traffic Sources

Getting started with affiliate marketing can be a bit challenging to a n00b. There are tons of “gurus” out there on the web who claim to have the secret recipe to making millions from internet marketing. Yet, most of these guys’ biggest source of income are their how-to courses, go figure.

Needless to say, you can get started without dropping a dime on knowledge that’s already freely available out there on the web. You just need to spend some time researching and reading up on the various topics, and form a good plan for your traffic methods.

Most beginners will want to start with free traffic methods, and build up the volume to reinvest in paid traffic sources for long-term scale.

Free Traffic Sources

  • Blogging – A great method for building up followers and targeted mailing lists for a campaign.
  • Websites – Similar to blogs, but with a bit more content and structure. Usually in the form of a service, directory, or resource for learning about a topic related to your campaigns. Good for contextual links, ad placements, and content gateways for mailing lists and incent offers.

Paid Traffic Sources

  • PPC – Pay Per Click (Adsense, Facebook ads, Plenty of Fish, Chase Clicks, etc.)
  • PPV – Pay Per View (TrafficVance, DirectCPV, etc.)
  • Email Marketing (Aweber, Senderr, eInfer, Constant Contact, iContact, etc.)

Getting Started with Affiliate Marketing

To break it down in its simplest form: The best way to begin affiliate marketing… is to just get started.

One of the most common obstacles, or what seems to stall most people, are those first few steps.

It could be as simple as you’re completely new and don’t know anything about it, or maybe you’re just clueless as to what “getting started” really is in actual steps. It doesn’t help that it can be a bit of a mystery when it comes to internet marketing and becoming a successful full-time affiliate, and the industry knows that and capitalizes on it often.

When you aren’t sure of what you’re supposed to do, I suppose it can be a bit difficult. When it really boils down to it though, that’s probably the exact thing that’s tripping you up. The mindset, “but I don’t know what to do.. how can I get started?” is one of the most damaging things a beginner can struggle with. As with anything in life, it’s a matter of breaking down what you want to achieve, and accomplishing these steps towards the greater goal.

Don’t worry about “problems” – find solutions!

I’ve always been more of a, “I don’t see a problem, I see a potential solution” sort of guy. Always have been, and probably always will be. I’m never content with just taking something at face value, and neither should you, if you want to be successful in online marketing.

As an entrepreneur with strong programming and development skills, but also a comfort with the design process, and a fair amount of sales, support, and managerial experience, I know that a manager thinks generally in concepts or ideas, programmers in strictly concise and verbose sets of instructions, designers with a lucid lack of structure, and end-users with a horrid distaste for having to think about anything beyond their monitor and mouse.

To be the most successful internet marketer you can be, you’ll want to take into consideration the many variables present when researching and setting up your campaigns.

Don’t assume… RESEARCH! Find out, and know the facts

Life is an endless pursuit of knowledge and as one timeless quote puts it, “Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” This is one of the main defining characteristics of a successful affiliate: the endless quest for more knowledge, more data, more metrics, more market-share, you name it. We’re a competitive bunch.

As sad as it is, I don’t think its just the out-of-touch politicians that think the internet is a series of tubes, I think there may be a few million end-users mixed into that demographic. As an affiliate, one of the best things you can do is equip yourself with a strong understanding of the web from both a user and technical standpoint. Knowledge is power, and to an affiliate, knowledge is another zero on the end of that check.

As a kid, between the various sports and childhood activities, one of my long-running hobbies was magic for fun and profit. I would sometimes literally make $50-200 bucks in tips (as a 6-10 year old kid) simply walking around performing card tricks and impromptu close-up magic to complete strangers for about an hour or two for different events. David Blaine ain’t got nothin’ on me.

Don’t just read about it, learn it & live it

Well, that same desire to decipher the secrets, and the hidden mechanisms of “magic and illusion” at a young age eventually turned into me tinkering with computers and wanting (/needing?) to learn as much about them as I could.

Being an avid reader all my life contributed to me learning at an early age how to teach myself, and productively investigate or research a topic, while stockpiling knowledge. It’s probably one of the main reasons I think people should be more proactive about their thinking, decisions, and path in life, especially with their careers or general finances.

The best way to learn something is to try it. If you read about it, learn about it, then forget about it… it seems like you’d be wasting an awful lot of time. So when you read something that gets you thinking, act on it!

Get out there and start making money!

So, after reading all of that… are you just going to sit there and stare at your screen for hours more, wishing you were making money? Or, are you going to actually get started?