Collection of Great Inspirational 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 Ė and hopefully for you too Ė to put together a list of some of the best quotes on wealth and money that I have come across.

The quotes†by William A. Ward, 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 doesnít know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesnít know where his last dollar went.

Unknown

I donít 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

Itís not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. Itís 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.

Gandhi

When a fellow says it ainít the money but the principle of the thing, itís 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

Itís good to have money and the things that money can buy, but itís good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you havenít lost the things that money canít 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. Donít make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people canít take their eyes off you.

Maya Angelou

Donít tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and Iíll 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. Thatís not just a catchy slogan. Itís 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

The best way to begin affiliate marketing is to just get started. One of the most common questions I hear, or what seems to stall most people’s efforts in my opinion, is the very first step. 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. 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

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?

The Basics of Internet Marketing

Many of the people in my personal life have no idea how I make money on the internet. They know I run my web hosting company and host several thousand websites. They figure, “that must obviously come with some level of residual income”, but beyond that they have no idea what my internet operations entail.

A growing chunk of my income comes mostly from my online marketing campaigns in profitable niches, and my various online marketing & affiliate efforts in general. I push traffic on several large mainstream networks, my own three networks, and several lucrative internal affiliate programs.

“Cool” they might say, what the HELL does that mean? Push? Traffic?

Internet marketing is pretty basic when you actually break it down

Buzz terms aside, the core of the traditional “affiliate mindset” boils down to a Cost-Per-Action based reward system. You put an offer in front of a visitor, they perform an action, you get paid. As a merchant, your ideal “action” is that the visitor converts into a paying customer and buys a product or service. As an affiliate, it could simply be a person filling out their zip code for a search, or entering their email and pressing go. The exact action is specific to the campaign, and your role in it.

As an affiliate, an offer you might promote could literally be as simple as a web page with a text box asking for the visitor to enter their email to win a free iPad, or any popular prize. Other common offers are debt and educational campaigns, which ask for someone’s contact details so that an organization can follow up with a phone call and further information. When a person completes a form, or whatever the action required in the campaign terms, an affiliate receives a conversion, and gets paid by the network or advertiser. As you can guess, these conversions can stack up pretty quickly when you have a good method of promotion, and ultimately put a lot of cash in your pocket.

The professional affiliates job is much like any other marketing career, but with much more freedom. The basic idea is to run campaigns that drive many targeted individuals to an offer you think they’ll be interested in, and likely to convert, which then earns you a large return. Beyond that, it becomes a science (and art) of campaign optimization, efficiency, and scale. This is to put it stupidly simple, but that’s affiliate marketing in a nutshell.

If you’re serious about making large volumes of money on the internet, this is all obvious. Connect the dots, and your wallet gets fat overnight. For most newbies, they think this a load of crap. How can it possibly be that easy?

Basic… doesn’t always mean Easy

Just because the basic concept is easy to follow, doesn’t mean actually putting it into practice is always as easy as it sounds. Any full-time affiliate will probably tell you life wasn’t always that carefree and lavish. They probably put numerous hours into researching, experimenting, reading, making money, losing money, learning lessons, discovering new methods, and so much more.

There’s a lot of time and effort that can go into learning a thorough understanding of internet marketing, and the mechanisms and industry behind it. It usually takes even longer to begin applying that knowledge, and making it tangibly profitable. Most people like to assume affiliate marketing is a lazy job, since you can do it from your home, in your pajamas. While this can be true in some instances, most online workers know the affiliate industry for what it is, a lucrative and worthwhile career. Most people in the online affiliate marketing industry know life is all about working smarter, not harder.

So get started, it wont happen by itself

The biggest thing stopping you from making money online is simply the fact that you’re not doing anything to push yourself further towards your goals. If you coast through life, wishing you had attained all these great things, it simply doesn’t happen. So get motivated, get on the AllHatter internet marketing forums, start reading my blog, and search google for affiliate marketing. Or, if you’re confident you’re ready to start making some serious money online, apply at my two public advertising networks, ChaseClicks and CPA Dough and mention you heard about them from my blog!

Recent Work System Overhaul

It can be a pain to search around for the latest hardware configurations if you don’t stay on top of the latest trends in the computer market. Although I don’t focus on tech support or computer repair anymore, I frequently get asked for advice on upgrading systems, or requests that I spec out new builds for friends and past clients.

In an attempt to provide a powerful system on a relatively realistic budget, I’ve sought to provide an answer for everyone; a high performance hexacore workhorse of a system that will pwn it up, be rock solid and redundant for mission critical work, run practically everything you throw at it, and all for under a grand. Not including the big flat screen you get to go along with it.

  • Motherboard: 1 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131655
  • Processor: 1 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103851
  • RAM: 2 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211409
  • Hard Drives: 2 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148488
  • Video Card: 1 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161309
  • Optical Drive #1: 1 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135205
  • Optical Drive #2: 1 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039
  • Case: 1 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112154

Depending on the hard drive configuration (RAID1/0?) you should pull around 7.3+ for your overall Windows Experience rating. This isn’t an end-all for computer builds, and definitely might not be the best value out there at the bleeding edge. I upgraded a few months back with these components, and they’ve come down a bit in price, so I’m sure the value ratio is there, but things move fast nowadays. If you find this helpful, enjoy!

Of Mice and Men

To get back in the swing of things on this blog, I’m going to commit to updating again regularly, at least a few times a week. As suspected, the reason I haven’t been blogging for fun much lately, and you can probably already guess why.. yes, the usual excuse.† It feels like work has been a bit all-consuming lately. I’ve been working hard to wrap up a few projects that seem to be dragging on this year. — What happened to my commitment last year to NOT take on any new client work until I had a team in place to and could focus on my projects too? Textual sigh. — Regardless, I’m thrilled to be seeing some light near the end of the tunnel, having just wrapped up 2 more of the remaining client jobs on the table.

With the last of the main clients jobs out of the way, I intend to groom several talented web programmers and designers who I can sub out various project tasks to. I’m also working on assembly a larger virtual staff if anyone reading this blog is interested. I’ve had great success this year with monetizing my websites and networks. I’ve also established several of my own ad markets and online advertising networks, which are growing tremendously quick.† I’ll most likely be writing a lot more about them and related topics. As I mentioned a few posts ago, I was considering covering some SEO topics, and decided I will might as well go ahead and get started.

I’ll be touching on some internet, web design, and programming basics, as well as some SEO, online marketing basics, and maybe even some more advanced stuff as time goes on. I seem to be quite regularly discussing this topic with people lately, and might as well start establishing a strong base of content to direct people towards. In fact, it’s almost disheartening I haven’t written more on my private blogs in the past, I wish I had. But hey, gotta pick up somewhere right? Well, until next time. Happy surfing!

Have any SEO or Internet Marketing topics you’d like me to cover on my blog?

The Recent Blog Update

Well, it’s been a few weeks since I implemented the new design for the blog and, with an extra busy work schedule this year, I haven’t been able to devote as much time to this blog as I would liked. However, the things distracting me are mostly beneficial and will allow me to start setting aside more time for this and other personal projects.

As I’ve written so much about before, I hope to more regularly start jamming this blog full of quality tech tips, web programming and design related tutorials, discussions, ramblings, and other such goodness off the top of my head. So stay tuned!

Cliff Notes: New blog design, lots of new contents on its way.

42 Tips for a Better Life

Get rid of anything that isnít useful, beautiful or joyful.

Curb your jealousy. Be happy for others.

Live with the 3 Eís : Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

Play more games.

Read more books than you did in 2009.

Be grateful for what you have, what you can do, and for everything in your life.

Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

With every disaster in your life, ask yourself, ďwill this matter in 5 years?Ē

Make time to practice meditation. It provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

Dream more while you are awake.

Donít worry about what hasnít happened.

Smile and laugh more.

Enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

Try to make at least three people smile each day.

Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. While you walk, smile.

Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

Get more sleep.

Accept your friendsí mistakes. Accept your mistakes.

Donít waste your precious energy on gossip.

Donít have negative thoughts about things you cannot control. Invest your energy in the positive present moment.

Exercise.

Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.

Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

Donít take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

Forget issues of the past. Donít remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. This will ruin your present happiness.

Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class, but the lessons you learn will last forever.

You donít have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Donít compare your life to othersí. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

Make peace with your past so it wonít spoil the present.

Accept compliments.

Your job wonít take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Forgive everyone for everything.

What other people think of you is none of your business.

However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

The best is yet to come.

No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

Donít over do. Keep your limits.

Your inner most is always happy. So be happy.

Do the right thing.

Call your family often.

Each day give something good to others.

Source: ShareItFitness