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(Last Updated On: October 23, 2018)

Most of us have a desire to make more money and add to our income. This can lead us to consider investing, but where should you invest, and how can you make sure that your venture is a success? If you’re hoping to earn more in the months or years ahead, here are some tips that may prove useful.


Investing in yourself

Do you have a skill or a hobby? Do you have enough time to try and use your abilities to make you money? You don’t have to invent a product or try and set up a business from scratch to make money. You can invest in yourself. Take blogging, for example. Many people enjoy blogging as a hobby, but there’s no reason why you can’t generate an income from it. Plenty of people are making significant sums out of creating and posting content, and you don’t have to worry about daunting overheads or paying wages. If you think you’ve got a talent, you’ve got the determination to make it work, and you’ve got a business model in mind, there’s nothing to stop you having a go.


Buying property

Property is one of the most intriguing propositions for investors, and it can be incredibly lucrative if you buy the right house or flat, and you make the right decisions along the way. There are two main ways of making a profit from property. The first is to buy a house or an apartment that you plan to rent out to tenants through companies like Houseen. The second is buy a house, do it up, add value, and then sell it on. The first option is more long-term, and it can help you to boost your income in the short-term and grow your assets over time. The second option is often used by investors looking to make money quickly. If time is of the essence, it’s best to avoid a project that’s very complex and to stick to properties that require a cosmetic makeover rather than wholesale changes to the structure and roof and foundation repairs. When you’re searching for a fixer-upper, look out for potential, but don’t give yourself too much to do. If you’re looking for a property to rent out, location should be your priority.


Stocks and shares

If you’ve watched movies like the Wolf of Wall Street, the idea of investing in stocks and shares may be appealing. It’s true that you can make a lot of money by doing this, but often, this is a high-risk strategy. If you are considering putting some money into stocks and shares, it’s worth doing your research, rather than taking a punt and hoping for the best.

If you’re keen to boost your balance, you may be toying with the idea of investing your money. Investments aren’t always about buying houses or taking a share of a business. You can also invest in yourself. If you do like the idea of putting your money into bricks and mortar, be patient, and make sure you find the right property. Good luck!



27 / Nottingham, UK. Trying these things since 2007. Writing about these things since 2014. Doing this full-time since 2018.