Welcome welcome to this blog here at fedupofbeingpoor.com, and just to jump on the band wagon Happy New year.
I am Steven Alexander, blogger, writer,coach and much more, good to see you here.
If you are new here, my blog is all about helping people out of the poverty trap, giving them hints, tips, easy ways to make money legally that anyone can do with no experience, talent or skills, any age, any gender, non judgemental.
the site is a sign post to a whole range of resources and help out there available to those that need it should people want it and saying they are, fed up of being poor, fed up of being skint, no money.
It aims to be a helping hand and to be the thing that I needed when I was in the situation I was in. This is mainly a journal and a journey, so one day when people ask, how did you do it I can tell them. Is this an easy journey, is it a get quick rich scheme is it a selling site – it is none of those. This site may contain adverts and banners as i need to pay for this site and may point to other services but primarily it is to help those that need it.
So, honestly speaking… how was 2018 financially for you?
In today’s post I will cover:
i) 2018 financial goals and how I achieved them through determination and hard work.
ii) fedupofbeingpoor.com gets on you tube. special edition.
iii) Blogging saved my mental health and helped others and earned me money.
I have to be honest it was quite the ride for me.. and these were my goals.
GET OUT OF DEBT
GET MENTORS – SEEK HELP – EDUCATE MYSELF
SAVE and MAKE MONEY…….
So what did I learn and did it work?
One of my goals last year was to get on you tube– why because I felt that was where the cool folk go to and are.. and I could help people and…..
.And .. well I was not cool and had no idea what I was doing.
However I gave it a go because I wanted to teach my 7 year old to be better with her money than me and give her the teaching I did not have when I was her age… and guess where the cool kids hang out … on you tube… so I had to prove her old man was cool and she could go into school proud to tell her friends her dad was indeed “a you tuber”
Do you want to see it??? It is not polished it is not professional, it is only basic and aimed at 7 year olds as my target audience.
Enjoy. Please like out of kindness.
It was my first and maybe last video. PLEASE REMEMBER ITS TARGET AUDUIENCE! – 7 year olds.
Nov 2017 – March 2018 Mission raise £3000 to get me out of debt. Bare in mind I had also been made homeless end of November, my car had been written off and I was also penniless.
I managed to get a roof over my head, got lots of paid work and I did this in 3 months and bought my first car that I paid for by myself in December.
2018 Late Jan after forking out lots of money on the old car and getting fed up, I had to scrap this an.d invest in a better car.. I ended up with a car I had wanted for a while.. large boot, tow bar, automatic and the make I wanted at a price I could afford.
Feb 18 – August saw me just get as much work as I could as I was on my own (as previously I was in a relationship with joint finances) but now I had rent to find and food and the cost of living to find…This was hard workand I pulled some crazy hours at work to make sure I did not slip into debt. and I did what I needed to do.. There was no way I wanted to go back.
Studied hard – I watched so many you tube videos and connected with lots of moneysaving sites and money making sites, looking at passive income and income streams (Do a web search and lots come up) and I started to make and save money…
I started this blog to help others and myself, with the hope of the blog earning money… let me share with you.. this is a skill and honestly do you want to know how much I earn from this site…0.06$ this last year from ads… so I have a long way to go… but I have helped others and myself which is more important. Maybe this time next year I will be a millionaire #millionaire mindset. This blog acted like a journal and really did help my mental health as I became depressed and every day was a real battle to live.
I cut down on who I gave money to.. If you feel that others need it more than your needs then you have to do what you feel is right for you.
I learned the difference between what I wanted andneeded,so was I wasting what I did have? How can I make my money stretch further? who owes me money or favours – time to cash in…..
Finally I saw another you tube video about some guy wanting me to buy his book or come to a conference and how he turned his life around from his sales job to his own business which is still in sales only for himself…. BUT the point of his book is how to turn your passions into money….. so I made a list of my hobbies and interests and how to make money from these. “Passion into Profit” Andy Harrington –check him out.
Mentors – These were not actual mentors as such one to one but I have to mention those I tuned to and helped me… (Click inside the brackets below to take you to the links)
Steve Bremner, an inspirational guy Author, mentor amongst other things who challenged me to be better but more importantly to start writing. If you have a passion for writing any book or blogs especially I recommend Steve. Start your dream to write click here:
Coaching (“SAS Mindset Coaching”)- I now offer life coaching and have currently qualified in Hypnotherapy and Neuro-linguistic Practice (turning negatives into positives, rewiring of the brain) Money coaching and with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy coming soon and I will be adding to my counselling skills shortly but if you fancy some quick free coaching tips if in need of some piece of mind you can still get these over at the other blog I run click here >>>>>Peace of mind Coachingh
I am also debt free, mortgage free and soon in a job that pays moreand the hours suit me better and I can still do my coaching and whatever else I need or want to do thanks to the art of leverage – #Freedom life – I may post about this another time.
The law of attraction helped me to focus on what I wanted and I saw mind blowing results by focusing on the things I wanted..job positions, new cars, houses for sale I liked “just pop up for sale” money making opportunities.
This were my high lights of the year how was yours and what do you have planned for this year?
THANK YOU for following me, your support has really been amazing and I cannot thank my followers enough- This year is going to be bigger and explosive and I would love to take you all with me if you want to stay in touch.
This site will change as it develops a little but please bare with me.
I am also open to feedback on how it can be better for you. I am sorry this post has been about me….it has been a hard year, very hard – The next few posts shall return to helping to serve you.
God bless you for reading and look out for further Posts.
Welcome, are any of us fed up? maybe feeling poor?maybe both?
Are we actually fed up of being poor? and want or need to do something about it, because if so welcome to “my place”
You are with good company – lets chat!
Whether fed up or poor, I want to help. I am a great listener, I am used to being fed up and definitely poor in so many ways
Back in November (if you have read any of my other posts) I was homeless in huge debts,my life was falling apart due to personal reasons, my car had been written off, I couldn’t afford to replace it or get to work.
OK so I had a car, and work, but cars cost money to run and I only had a part time job on min wage that barely covered bills let alone pay debts. I wasn’t entitled to benefits.
I did not know where to turn, who to turn to, and my mental health was getting worse, depression began kicking in. This is an area I have never spoken about to anyone or with anyone seeing it as a weakness or a failure within myself.
Thank you Alex for walking with me. We have shared a few dark nights together chatting.
I had no access to funds as my wages had been transferred out, leaving me with no option but to to get a credit card extend overdrafts, which I knew would be a downward spiral, but I convinced myself it was for an emergency and this was an emergency.(thanks HSBC)
The only thing that saved me was that many years ago I had been in a similar situation if not worse and I knew I had a choice, to fight or be beaten.
Put in strategies such as budgets, watch videos, Get books .
I began a new journey of a new sense of freedom of mind, freedom of finances, freedom in life – my way!
Sometimes in my life I have felt held back from the things I wanted to do, have you had that right?
There have been fears or insecurities or people laughing at my ideas-cruel hurtful unsupportive.
In January I said No MORE – and I would just go for it. I decided not to tolerate others trying to intimidate me, belittle, mock, control me, have you ever experienced any of those?
So this blog is also speaking out against those things, and supporting those folk who want to make something of themselves, deserve better, want to succeed, want to say that NOW IS MY TIME!
I could go deeper, but my simple passion is to help people, and while poverty and making money, saving money will appear as key themes basically I want to respond to the call that when someone says they need help, that I can answer that call when perhaps others do not, cannot, will not and thanks to the internet and phones it is so easy to do this.
I want a better life for myself – what about you? Do you know or want-to-know how-to-get-a-better-life?
It was hard and sometimes you feel like you have no choices, no help, and you feel so alone.
If this is you or someone you know, please get in touch, because not only have I been there but I can help.
In January I decided I was fed up of being poor, and I was determined to do something about it.
In less than 3 months, I turned this life around, I am out of debt, I have savings, I have been on two holidays, a day away in a bed and breakfast, got a new car, paid for a spa session, bought new clothes, took up writing, made new friends near and far, (a huge thanks to these friends, i love and value you so much) and now in the business of helping others and investing in myself.
You are welcome here! Welcome to my home, my road my journey. This is a work in progress, like me, journey of entrepreneurship, making money, saving money, reducing poverty, helping myself and helping others.
I started this blog because I myself was “fed up of being poor” but also I heard this phrase so many times I felt I had to do something myself to change my life and then I could inspire and help others. My dream is to be financially free.
I appreciate that when people think of the word “poor” they may think of third world poverty, the sort of poverty that’s on the news but what about the poverty that’s in front of us, on our doorsteps in our own neighborhoods ,people going without food or heat or hiding from bailiffs, or homeless, roofless, going to food banks. This could be you, or your best friend of family, or your nurses, you may not even know their financial situation and that they are struggling.
It is hard struggling to live on the min wage or benefits. I have struggled to make ends meet as I tried to keep my head above water. I am not entitled to any benefits but I was on them several times at different occasions in my life.
I ended up in debt and no matter how I tried I struggled to wipe this debt. With the cost of living going up, debts growing I began to struggle. I got fed up.
Late January 2018 I said to myself, “I was fed up of being poor“,so I decided to take action. This blog shares with you my journey, but also full of hints and tips to help others.
If you have found yourself here, and can relate to my journey, it would be good to connect with you. Welcome to the adventure.
Please do follow, share or comment. If you need help or support, please do not hesitate to get in touch.