I am Steve Alexander, Life Coach, Money Making Coach, and all round decent guy trying to help others out of their money situations, out of poverty and to thrive and dream.
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If you follow me, you will notice that I am a guy on a mission trying to earn money just like others by doing one of the actual things I like.. writing…
One day that particular ship will come in, but until then, I have to strive to earn money in what ever ways I can, and the best way I do this is by doing another thing I love, searching the web and research.
I have had so many people ask me, how to earn extra money on the side and so I share and it is free and so simple yet these same folk who are struggling find this too much effort or just does not connect with them.
Connect with me, follow me, email me if you need help – especially while my services are free in this area of my work as I want to reduce poverty.
What is your style? how do you communicate?
My way may not be someone elses way but what I can offer, are secrets tomake money without trying too hard – why? because that is my style as I like easy and not too much effort, but we at the end of the day we all have to find our own style.
My cheeky tips here to help you are often put in bold but incase you do not pick these out todays tips are these:
Making Money does not have to be too hard
Effort is needed, – how much is up to you.
Find your own style.
Find things you like doing and then research ways to make money from them
Help others and help will be returned back to you, maybe not from teh same people but doors will open.
With a little help from my friends.
Todays blog is no different as I offer to help those struggling to pay their way through life and I know it is not easy.
Today I present to you links to my friends site which offers you the reader and my followers:
I must start with an apology, as it has been a while since I was on here, I have not forgotten about you so thank you for continuing to be a part of my journey… I really would not be here without you and have come so far because of you – thank you.
So.. where have I been? Have I become a millionare and not told you? has all my little make money save money hacks worked so well I have now given up work and I am living the high life – not quite, but I promise if I do I am taking you all with me. Who is in?
Firstly I am on a promise – oh yes… and let me share it’s been a while..but before you throw quotes or accuastions hold off a little –
Story Time Testimony with Steve “Story Steve”
I want you to imagine you have no money – yep you are feeling poor, it’s been a hard month or you have spent too much, and you check your cupboards and ..old mother hubbard syndrome – cupboard is bare other than a mouldy bar somewhere that cecil the spider and his ten children have munched on and spun their home around… you know what I am talking about or maybe you do not….
You realised at some stage that you have websites directories and contacts that you have built up to help you out in this situation… and so I tap out a message to a reliable contact…..
Dear…..... Do you have any quick easy passive income anything…
You sit waiting for that message to come back.. have you ever had that where it seems an age yet the reality is it’s seconds?
Free Dinner Out – cash in my pocket, and potential to earn some serious money back just by sending a text message or email……..
Let me tell you less than 20 mins later I had cash in my account and now I was off to pay for dinner out and I came back full and with change in my pocket and this one tip, had I shared it with others could have earned me lots of money too.. depending upon how many I sent it too… and of course by sending me the tip herself this person got a kick back (paid by a company) so both a winner. …
However I did not share this… but I enjoyed that meal.
Get Paid for having a phone conversation.
I am not even making this up. The potential to earn a side income, passive income, add additional income streams is crazy and totally real.
My friends, I am fed up of the scams.. by chasing the money opportunities I have been duped, so there is no way I would do the same to you.. all my stories are genuine and can be backed up with evidence.
ITS NOT WHAT YOU KNOW IT’S WHO YOU KNOW – or it’s what you know about who you know!
The reality is, it’s both I think!
Now, I do not mind sharing, that in my jouney of setting up blogs, baring in mind I am not an expert, I just like writing, but there are certain things we have to do, to work on, to make it a better experince for others.. For others go figure..now this concept threw me at first.
Earning cash is my thing!
My blogs were just an online joutnal for me, from me, to me, to look back on, and sure if they helped others great, but then suddenly I have to look at things like paragraph structure, something called meta links or something and the tech stuff goes on and on…..but that is not my thing – earning side cash is.. so a phone call.
My friend sends me a link…. Just to be clear, these are are referal links or affiliated marketting links known in the trade. Personally if these links get me hard cash call them Mickey and Donald for all I care, I just want to know……
Is it legit.. or a scam
How easy is it
Does it pay cash or vouchers, if so how and how quickly([personally i love Pay Pal)
What is the cost to me.. so bare in mind there may be out of pocket travel expenses, or things you have to buy first
I contact the link, and again I get paid and I can share with my friends some of the money, because all I do is talk about certain topics for about 10 mins and I get paid. For legal reasons on this occasion I cannot share any more about this particular job as it has disclosure agreements….
Share or not share that is the question.
I guess I bring up this topic for a few reasons. In my journey of blogging, I have found it tricky to get genuine support. People seem to be really guarded about sharing help and maybe with good reason, but this can make it really hard when starting out!
If you notice however, just looking at Facebook for example, so many people are just giving away so many free things in the hope that they build connection, add value, and can get your support, whether it’s sooner or later..It is quite smart pyschological thinking and marketting, and does it work – you bet it does, over and over again!
Take the bet – Gamble on you!
I am not a betting man, but I have been to the dog racing and horse racing, and I see the bookies and those people who hang near them and hand over piles of money for tips and inside info.
Now what if I offered you my inside info, because let’s be clear I am not making the money I could be, why..because I cannot be bothered to chase the money and when I did, it made me miserable…but if I could offer you my contact list, my mentors… how much would that be worth to you? I could give you access to people who are making it, who have helped me, I am talking about:
Get out of debt fast
Earn extra money
Confidentiality verses shared support
I am not going to share with you this list, and I am not going to sell you anything.. not today not now……but like I said I am on a promise and I like to honour my promises, and todays blog is really to say thank you to some one who not only has helped m,e but has helped countless others, and I promised I would share her hard work which she shares.
Whether you are after saving money or making money or boosting money, trust me this awesome lady Clare from “My Money Cottage.com” is worth checking out and her resources. I cannot thank her enough, and I am sure I will continue to knock on her door but you might make better opportunities than me and make money..
As for me… I just like making friends, because for me, that is where my riches lie.
Hello my friends welcome back to another exciting fun filled blog of procrastination, adventure, and probably nonsense.
So friends let us just dive right in here with somersaults and back flips like a pro diving Olympian. (thank fully no heights are involved)
So the title today, …I have had to re word it slightly, but metaphorically as the waves of life can battle us and how those waves can come, I thought it was a great array of describing words.
“Hold your shhh ip together”
I have spoken about vision boardsand goals in other posts, and it is always good to see a measure of someone by seeing what they actually do : again “walk the walk”
So here are a couple of mine. –
Be mortgage free.
I am in the process of selling my old family home that has tenants in. Whist it has paid a portion of one morgage off, it did not cover the rent of where I was living, which was a tiny place. 4 years ago I moved from a family home to follow my dream of :-
living by the sea. I put things in storage and I lived in a caravan (I think my american family would call it a “van” or a “trailer”) for a while until I could get a house. The beaches are beautiful, I see seals often in the wild, I kayak, I have owned a small boat.
I made this dream happen!
The rent was under the market value to support the struggling family who lived there and they had no rent rise in 7 years. Knowing what it is like to struggle, I wanted to help the family out.
The time has come to sell it and move on.
The sale of the house will make me MORTGAGE FREE
To be retired at the age of 40 – I currently work part time so I am semi retired – (I tell myself)
The reality is without a miracle or a lottery win or kind benefactor, I will not be retiring anytime soon, and even if I retired from my current job I would still be involved in unpaid charity work. – I am still working at being FINANCIALLY FREE
TO BE A WRITER
Always dreamed of writing. I used to write the odd poem, been known to write the odd story, but moving on…but more recently I wanted to start living this more. I joined a group who encouraged me to “Just write!” and so began.
5 months on.. I am now currently writing reviews, write and research for friends who need support. I am thinking about an e book. I write the occasional blog and poem. I have a novel in mind which is in early stages. – I am achieving but developing.
To own my own business – I am so far off this mark I am barely off the blocks but the fact is I am off the blocks so I am progressing very slowly with ideas and options.
SHARE SUCCESSES AND FAILURES
It is great when we succeed or can share our success stories, but it is also ok to fail, as by failure we learn to grow and develop and help others out.
I am not sharing my journey for any accolade or ego trip. I am writing these as a reminder for me but also to encourage you out there, who ever you are, whatever you do to keep hold of your dreams and missions and hold on to these during the rough seas.
It can be hard to “keep our ship” together but that is when we need to dig deep and hold on to our resources and hard work already done. I strongly believe that although sometimes we may think it is all for nothing, at some point things will click.
Let me share a quick story.
As I sat at inside an american eating place yesterday, a guy is over hearing me on the phone talking to my lawyer about my house sale, and starts yelling across the restaurant to talk to me, or rather tell me about his housing issues.
I invite the stranger over to sit with me, and then begins to tell me his life story of battles with is land lady trying to evict him, not doing things legally or by the book. Going on I learn about his medical issues, and family issues, not being able to see his kids, and battle with mental health and suicide.
By the end of our conversation we had talked about long term planning, goals, life survival skills, peer to peer support, tenant advice, and the guy thanked me for making him smile and giving him a sense of hope.
This my friends, is what I live for to help other human beings out, and so occasionally you may see a paypal link to my site so I can be available and support people, whether it is free counselling, mediation, practical support etc… jack of many trades, master of none.
I have many such instances like these. It is nice to know that the things I had worked hard for and even battled could help others.
Increase Income – I have picked up more shift work. While this is not ideal and hard work it brings in just enough to cover debts – money is out there, sometimes it is a matter of how much we want it and are prepared to do for it. (I am still thinking of signing up to be a “rent a friend” though ethically this still does not sit well with me personally. I believe it is possible to DOUBLE YOUR INCOME.
My Throne Room – I promised I would be opening up a “throne room” of resources. Please do go and check it out.
So my 5 TOP TIPS today as you go about your personal missions whatever they may be are to:
I am aiming at being debt free, but this is not enough, as I want to be financially free. It really feels like it is easy come easy go – more easy go:( just never enough to breathe!
I see the postman coming down the road and I think he has money for me- He has not!
I hand over my lottery ticket to the cashier hoping for a win – I do not!
I am entering free competitions in the hope I can win – I have not..
I upgrade my blog sites so I can somehow by magic monetize them – Not happening anytime soon.
Positive thinking has its limits, but keep going!
I am researching for a neon sign that says this is how you will make easy money. Hello google…. I have not found one yet that does not have a catch – could this be a Niche market?
So I know with bills to come out unless I can find some “hustles” as the Americans term it, I will begin to panic.
3 months ago I was over £2000.00 in debt, since then I have had to replace two cars, get out of being homeless, I have paid for two holidays and splashed out for birthday, a course on blogging and vlogging #Invest in yourself – basics – , a marketing course which was superb but again I could only afford the taster session.
The upgrades were out of my reach but I have to say , if you can get hold of any free taster sessions and you are interested in setting up businesses or marketing or just need fresh inspiration- I just want to say I learned more in one week than in a month. Sadly I am not on commission, or an affiliate, I wish I was, but I want people to succeed as much as I want to and free is still free.
This morning I roll out of bed without an alarm clock or three going off at six am. Don’t you just hate it when they go off?
I figure I can reach and put the kettle on. I put the online radio on, I turn my phone on and lap top and I am ready to start a different type of work as an online mentor.
There is an amazing feeling of knowing I don’t have to go “into work” I am not on shift, I don’t have to drive and face traffic, I don’t have those work pressures. it…is liberating!
Instead I am relaxed, reading and writing, listening and tasting. My senses are alive!!!
There are You tube videos of people just “living life to the full” appearing to have a care free life, freedom. It can be done if you know what you are doing, with the right tools and help. Maybe you are doing that already and seeing the benefits, feeling the freedom in life!
I would love to have a day or six like this every day, maybe mix it up with a walk along the beach, boating, gym (maybe not) and improve my health,my figure. but you know those things you always say you would like to do if you have more time, it would be amazing right, but I am discovering it is possible with the right mentors.
I continuously research more ways to make money, for myself and for others, whether that is saving or making money. It is great making money, allowing me to do the things I want to do, that interest me. I get to work-the-lifestyle-I want.
When I started out I had to do what I call a “self audit” of what my gifts and talents were, what I could do, what my interests were, even if it was playing games, watching you tube clips or the tv, there was money to be made in just those.
I have a day job, which I love, caring and supporting a small community of disabled adults who are more family really. I love enabling them to do things for themselves. It is so humbling and amazing. If I could, I would do this for free as a guest or visitor would be better.
It is not crazy thinking or any false claims, but I would love a job on my terms, no one to answer to, come and go as I please..now that’s living for me, does that actually exist? The answer is simply YES.
More and more people are realising they do not have to work harder or longer, but are learning to work smarter and at the same time still earning more. This is phenomenal!
I realised that just having a dream, but not knowing how to achieve it, is and was unfruitful and emotional. I couldn’t figure it out. I needed mentors and I found them and so grateful I did.
I would like to thank the SFM teamand community and my other online friends from across the country and in other countries in fact for opening my eyes and getting my creative juices flowing which is awesome in itself as I would never in a million years use me and the word creative together.
Now I am alive with ideas.
In your life whether it was a great relative, or teacher, or friend, whoever it is the right people in your life can make the difference!
I want to make a difference. Now I am thinking big, bigger, and I am seeing the difference happen before my eyes
I am learning new things, I have income streams, I am dreaming up websites and business ideas.
I believe education is important, but the best education is that which touches you and grabs you, same with training.
I have a huge mistrust of people and for good reasons – but there are really good folk out there.
I have learned that these so called “good folk” also need a lot of support and encouragement themselves. If I had a time machine I would go back and say thanks to those people.
I cannot do that to folk in the past, but I can do it to folk of the present because they will help shape my future and actually they may not know it but i will shape them too. Love or hate me I am memorable!
I need to thank you for reading this, please hear me when I say this, and can I ask that you say hi or something if you follow. or read this or get in touch.
As much as I love writing and sharing it can be hard and a struggle to share thoughts.
If you have a blog, or have a business, a dream, in work and want more in life, not in work and maybe seeking support,just drop me a line, I genuinely would love to connect with you and just share life.
My dad once asked me, “son what do you wanna do when you grow up?”
I replied “I just want to help people.”
Dad, I am afraid I still have not grown up. I still play on video games, only some earn me money these days, I am still as daft and careless and care free.
I have to give a big shout out to my dad, not that he follows me or is technical, not always the best father, (like me)but he is a great business man, a man of ethics and honour. I once asked him when I was “grown up”
“Dad, how can I have money and a family life?”
He said “son you cant have both?”
I chose to work part time and be there for my kids at a huge financial cost, brought stress to my relationship, but as a father I felt this was important and and friends say, wow, you do great things with your kids, you try really hard.
If I go on some sites I read how partners wished their partners did more with the kids, contributed more emotionally, did more around the house, was more supportive. I read this time and time again and it is heart breaking. I want to scream at the Dads…come on dad, there are dads that would love that opportunity…it makes me real mad, but then I also want to share with the women, that actually you think the way to out heart is through our stomach..partly,,but just as you like encouragement, strike our ego a little more, give us more praise for what we do do, instead of what we don’t do. We may not contribute in the same way, but maybe we contribute in the way we know, I mean who are our role models right! You want us to be more understanding….it works both ways. (I appreciate it is not always this black and white…trust me., but we are all a work in progress)
If you fancy a chat and need someone to listen, to mediate, let me help, I don’t even charge.
It is a known fact that money is one of the biggest issues in a relationship. You can read more about my life which I share on my personal blog.
I have nothing to sell, no product or anything like that, I just love people and take a genuine interest in others as it helps to take my mind away from my own problems – you know what I am talking about!
For the record I do believe you can have money and family life. I may not be there yet but I am working towards it and on the path to financial freedom.
Question – How good are you at keeping secrets or sharing?
For the last few weeks I have been focusing on making money rather than saving money.
That said, I was excited to deposit money at the end of this month I had been saving into 3 pots, a christmas saving pot, a charity box, and another saving pot.
You may not think this in itself is amazing, however having never saved before or having an emergency fund or rainy day pot, those who also struggle with saving will also think this is huge, and it is huge…
I have hit a wall with income streams, and trying to trickle more money while searching for, “the big money makers” and getting no where (or so it seems)
I really want to know the insider secrets but I don’t want to buy software that may or may not deliver, I don’t want to invest in stocks or bit coin that I can lose on, I want certainties, assurances, genuineness, and trust.
My dream is to work from home, internet, or writing or research but also helping people to realise their dreams and seeing them soar and I can’ t do this by myself, I need you!
In my own journey i’ve seen people excited at saving that works for them through something I shared, seeing peoples face light up when I teach them things or open their eyes to opportunities. This is what excites me.!
I have seen how the strategies I have learned have enabled me in just 2 months, to clear credit card debt, over draft debt, save, pay for a holiday, have spare spending money, get a bigger place to live, buy a new car, (still second hand but vast up grade)
I know that this is a drop in the ocean and just the start for me.
I am dedicated, I love to learn, and I persevere.
I thank you all who follow me as I love your blogs or looking at what you do, and would love to connect with entrepreneurs who are interested or already mentor others. You folk inspire me but also scare me as I wish I was as successful.
I believe in the “pay it forward” ideology, so if you have any tips or secrets you could share with those struggling or just setting out, would be amazing.
If you are reading this and it’s you who needs support, drop me a line, i’m a good listener and sounding board.
I like to challenge the idea of what is treasure and what is trash, and the excitement of discovering treasure. Many have made money from other peoples rubbish.
Imagine the treasure had your name on it and you had a map to it and you had a guide. If you had these would you be interested?
You may be thinking what is the treasure and is it worth it?
Your treasure may be different to my treasure, and there may be many different ways of getting it that will suit you best – but what is important is that you are looking out for things of value, whether it is something as simple empty toilet rolls or selling old coffee jars.
Try the research challenge of..Making money from (choose anything, or something you can see around you) you then using search engines or other methods find ways of making money through those avenues.
If you are “fedupofbeingpoor” this journey we will go on will make you view life differently, more hopeful, more positive, I have plans to prosper you, to give you a hope and a future, how do I know?
I have been there, I have been homeless, I have been on benefits, i have had to get food out of bins and skips.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Treasure hunting is about value, It is about discovering or re-discovering those things or perhaps people which are of value to us, including ourselves.
What if you are yourself are treasure?
Not many of us value ourselves and this can be hugely disabling to our mental health and also what we can achieve.
Maybe daily life or circumstances have ground us down, or maybe our self worth and self esteem is at its lowest and we are trying to cope.
Maybe on the outside we put on our “we are coping” face but inside we are secretly crying or screaming. You may have self esteem issues which makes life hard.
For me, I am constantly comparing myself to others. Let me share a story.
What do you think? Can you relate?
So if you could change this, would you? If you had someone to help you, would you?
You could be thinking any of the following:
Crock of poo! and do nothing – then you have lost nothing, but gained nothing.
Crock of poo! But be curious. – You lost nothing by checking this journey out, but have the chance to change your life – I am not talking get rich schemes, or scams or other BS things…just help, mentoring, strategies and connecting you with others that understand and can help.
Who cares? No one understands! – I CARE.. i HAVE BEEN THERE – I am still there, but my life has improved massively. Others care.
Be excited! – Great, because you can use this..This is your time!
Still not quite understanding treasure hunting? mail me.
The first step, let me tell you is mindset. I will write a separate blog about this, because I cannot tell you how important and a difference this makes.
If like me, any thought of hope or life improving is hard (and it is still a challenge) then you will know what I am talking about.
Is it time to de-clutter your life?
If you are thinking, where you live is messy, you never know what might turn up if you have a de-clutter and tidy up. You may even find treasure of your own or find things to sell that’s free money right there!
Perhaps you are seeking to make changes in your life? Curious? Want to know more?
Are You In?
Perhaps you are already successful and want to help others.