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.
“Stay hungry” seems an odd title, but this idea of being “hungry” for something is a real motivator as it can push you to strive more for whatever that need is.
When most people think of hungry, they think of being food hunger..but if you think about that feeling, it is about a deep need that needs to be filled, so in that case you need food.
Today I am writing about that hunger to get out of debtmaybe or earn extra income or have a better relationship with money … do you ever feel those those?
Do you want to have £250.000 in your account or whatever the equivalent in your currency?
That would be amazing right?
I have a vision board, and on that board is that figure £250,000..
Every day I look at that and I say to myself I want to earn £250, 000.
You may ask why do I want that? why would you ?
I have seen a house that I want. It is beautiful!!
It has lots of rooms, large garden, room for cars and visitors and a kitchen to cook for family and friends and somewhere where I can do my washing and a swimming pool.
Maybe if I had money left over I would start a business to help others.
The truth is ,I have seen many houses like this, but can I afford them? -No.
I am on minimum wage, I struggle to keep my head above the water…….
BUT I aim to be resourceful and one way or other I will get the money I need, why because I have passion and drive. I am hungry! I do not want to be poor, I do not want to live in poor housing and worry if buying my kids shoes means I have to go without food myself, but I buy those shoes.
Sometimes that figure seems miles away and a mountain… but I read somewhere…
“I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” Matthew 17:20
I tell you one way or other I will get what I want because I am hungry. I have a dream, I have vision and I know how good that will feel because I can feel that now as though I have received it -I am hungry! (Law of attraction thinking!)
“What to focus on totally affects your life. Think about it. whatever you focus on you will feel even though it’s not true….Focus equals feelings… feelings equals direction” Tony Robbins
A teacher once told me a story of two men who looked out of a prison cell and one looked up and saw the stars and the other looked down at the mud – same position different perspective.
I am holding strong to a vision I had how me giving to others all I have will see it paid forward back to me several times over because I give unconditionally without conditions and this comes at great risk and cost to myself but I have faith.. it may be little faith.. small faith, faith the size of a mustard seed – but I believe!
I would love for my blogs to earn me money. I would like for all the free advice I give out to earn me money..I would like the part time job I have to give me more money but I am looking after my daughter and frankly I want to enjoy life and working full time would kill me – (but it would bring in extra income!)
Some might say but If I am not prepared to work full time then money will not come as I am lazy.
This is wrong! I have been at work for 24 hours and I still have time to help and support others on line in need of help, and I watch videos that will make me a better person and educate myself which keeps me up when should be sleeping but I strive to be betterhuman being and helping others keeps me alive.
Maybe I want life on my terms and work what I want when I want, and even if I earned enough so I did not have to work, I would still work because that is who I am, in a job I am guessing that is helping others less fortunate than myself.
Let me encourage you to keep dreaming. Change your focus if you need to.. change your story if your story isn’t working for you, because the same story gets dull right!
Achieve those dreams?
Continue to be so fed up of being poor.
God bless you and thanks for reading and following.
PLAY THE LOTTERY? spend lots? want to still play BUT FOR FREE and with BETTER ODDS (probably) No need to spend a penny! GAMBLE FOR FREE!win,
With the cost of the national lottery rising, and more paid for lotteries popping up and of course there are the scratch cards ranging from one pound upwards here in the uk is easy to spend a fortune over the months and years.
“I might win” If like me, you love the idea that you might win and what an amazing feeling that would be, then it is fair to say that also, and odds would suggest that actually you may not win, which of course we know but we ignore because the hope of winning takes over and we take out our money and when we don’t win, we get disappointed. I would love to still play but save my money!
Free Lottery is a game which gives entrants the opportunity to win fantastic prizes every day – and the best thing about it is that it doesn’t cost anything to take part!
Sign up for free and select six numbers from 1 to 75, and then sit back to see if you strike it lucky. The prize for matching all six numbers drawn in the Daily Draw is £500, while it gets even more exciting on Mondays when a Weekly Draw is held. Instead of a four-figure prize for matching all six of the winning numbers drawn, you could win a huge £10,000 prize!
You can enter a Weekly Draw straight away after signing up, but going forward you will have to take part in at least three Daily Draws each week in order to qualify. You can find out more about the game and when entries close for each draw in the How to Play section.
Just like its name suggests, Free Lottery costs absolutely nothing to enter, this is because the prize fund is paid for through advertisers rather than ticket sales. It features two exciting draws that could see you win up to £10,000!
Once you’ve signed up, you’re eligible to enter the next draw by picking six numbers from a choice of 75, or have them randomly generated for you
The Daily Draw takes place every evening at 7.30pm, with entries closing two hours before at 5.30pm. The Weekly Draw is held every Monday, at the earlier time of 2pm – ticket sales close at 12pm so make sure you don’t miss out. Find out more about these free draws: Click Here to enter
MoneySavingExpert’s Coupon Kid, Jordon Cox <<<<<seriously he is the coupon Kid, compiled a list of 10 other free sites: Jordon Cox – you are awesome!
Raffler– £1,000 daily jackpot – 1 in 15,000 chance of winning
You’ll need to sign up and watch two 30 second adverts each day to be entered into the draw (make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi to avoid extra charges). The money it makes from you watching those adverts goes into the prize fund to give away. If a winner does not log onto the app the next day and claim, there will be a rollover. The minimum jackpot is £1,000 each day and draws are at 7pm daily.
The UK’s biggest free lottery site. You’ll need to sign up with your postcode to be entered into several draws every day, including the main draw which has a prize starting at £300. All draws take place at 12pm and you’ll need to check every day – if a prize isn’t claimed it will roll over (the biggest jackpot has reached £1,250).
IMPORTANT: Free Postcode Lottery is 100% free to play, but there’s a totally separate postcode lottery called The People’s Postcode Lottery that costs money to play – we’re only suggesting you play the free one.
DOB lotto– £50 jackpot – 1 in 4,800 chance of winning
A £50 daily jackpot for your date of birth appearing once registered. The winning date of birth will include the day, month and year and you must match each to win the prize. You’ll need to log in and claim in order to get your prize. Draws are at 12pm daily.
A £10 daily jackpot, with the chance to increase your odds by ‘badgering the button’ and get more entries. If your button is gold when you land on the site, then you have won the jackpot.
Lucky Phone– £10/£20/£1,000 jackpots – 1 in 3,700 chance of winning
A daily draw similar to the Free Postcode lottery but for phone numbers. Prizes range from £10 – £1,000 and you must match all numbers from your phone number in order to win. Draws are at midnight daily and you’ll need to check the site every day to see if you’ve won after you’ve registered.
By checking every day and completing other things on site such as referring and reviewing, you can rack up loyalty points which you can exchange for cash – even if you don’t win. MSE Sarah M has won £65 in total from this lottery, and MSE Ant has won £60.
A daily draw of birth dates, similar to the DOB lotto. The starting jackpot is £10 and increases for each day it is not won. You’ll need to register your birthdate and check the site each day to see if you’ve won. Draws are at 11am daily.
A daily draw of number plates. The starting jackpot is £10 and increases for each day it is not won. You will need to register your number plate and to go on the site each day to check if you’ve won. Draws are at 9pm daily.
Uploading a selfie could pay off. One selfie wins the jackpot each day and for each day you log in, you’ll earn a loyalty bonus which will be added to the prize pot if you win. The minimum prize you can win is £10 but it grows for each day it’s not claimed, and you get extra cash in the pot for referrals and logging in every day. Draws are at 12pm daily and are drawn randomly.
The selfie lottery is owned by an email distribution company, but it has confirmed it won’t pass on any data to third parties. Its parent company looks to have had a dodgy past, but it told us a new team is involved in this and assured us everything is above board. I won £45.50 in February and got the money with no problems – but it’s up to you if you want to play it or not.
Weekly winners of mystery cash prizes for your postcode once registered. The prize amount is based on how much the site has made through advertising each week. On this website however, it contacts winners directly if you’ve won… so once you have entered, it does the rest. Draws are Sundays at 10pm.
A brand new Emoji lottery launched recently with the first draw taking place on Sun 14 Aug. Select five emojis and hope they come up in daily draws starting soon. We’ve checked it out and been in touch with the company behind it and it appears to be legit. Extra prizes are being given out for early entrants. Once it starts the draws, you’ll need to check daily to see if you’ve won.
A brand new Emoji lottery launching the first week of August from the company behind the Free Postcode Lottery. You’ll receive an ‘emojiname’ when you sign up (a name in emojis) and if it comes up, you’ll win the prize if you claim in time. Daily draws will be held at 7pm and once it starts, you’ll need to check daily to see if you’ve won. Two people can never win one draw as each ‘emojiname’ is unique.
IF YOU WIN REMEMBER ME – just a cup of coffee would be great!
You can contact Jordan too, I am sure he would love to hear from you:) Twitter@Jordon_Coxor onFacebook.
For other great ways I also recommend you check out my favorite MONEY SAVING EXPERT. I have saved LOADS through this site.
If gambling has taken over your life and you want or need help then you can get that here >>>>>>Gamble Aware<<<<< if you feel the need to gamble.. them lets do it for free:)
I have had to re edit the title of this page a few times as it covers a few areas, but I think this title really says a lot in itself.
In all of my years of charity work, fundraising work it is so humbling when you see those who cannot afford to give “give”. This is not to meant to be offensive in any way, I mean, who am I to say who cannot afford to give – I am, because I am one of the many who give without thinking, without counting the cost, whether we can afford to or not. We would give to another before our own need even if our need is greater! Together we are rich in different ways.
Welcome to my blog!
As the webpage address suggests “I am fed up of being poor” – this is not to point the finger at poor people and somehow suggest they are less of a human being than me, but the opposite – It is my obligation, my duty, my calling, to help those in poverty or are praying that phrase with bated fed up, hopeless breath..sighing “I am fed up of being poor.”
If you follow my site, thank you so so much, I love you more than I will ever be able to repay your kindness….if you are not a follower yet – I hope you soon will be.
Bit Of HIS STORY
Back in January, maybe just before, I was “invited” to a writing group, as someone who had told a friend that I was interested in writing. Now these were mostly already published authors of great books, online material, and here I was a small fry in a pan of big cheeses, no material, no idea, nadda, nothing, just some pumped up punk with a dream of writing something.
“Just write..” “Just do it”
So I began exploring with ideas…..and finally I came up with…..
yep – rags to riches story.. and this would be amazingly transformational, world changing, would get 1000 followers… I would be the king on my throne people…
and then… of course..one person points out….”
“but you are still in rags!”
so here is my back story…… I am not going to try to sell anyone anything or convince anyone my way is going to make anyone rich, because I am still in overdraft…. but people let me tell you this man is on a mission!!!!
I am researching, I am studying, I am building this blog as my journal ..real, live, on line off line journal of little old me just trying to better myself and in the process support others with what I am learning…. I am learning quick.
To recap –
I am no expert at being rich but I am an expert in being poor and having no money.- but getting there.
I am still in some debt,(just) (ish) (a small bit)(manageable) It is possible to get out as I have done!
I have paid off huge amounts of debt in less than 3 months.
I have discovered great resources, communities, businesses, bloggers…
I have found a new love(s)… an online love of blogging and search for passiveincome 9-5 job just is not where I want to be.
I have helped lots of people.
I have been helped by lots of people – this is hard and humbling especially if you are someone who is a “giver” (keep it clean people) receiving and accepting help can be very hard.
I have discovered that you discover who are genuine and sincerely want to help! – we all appreciate free things and generosity – we believe what goes around comes around. I am thankful for the huge support I have. It is good to get connected.
So……. this month has been a struggle because although it is my fault because I have overspent – I now have to put into place the strategies and tips I have been bleating on about in my posts..
I have to walk my own walk and talk less of my own talk less bleating!
Do not be afraid to ask for help or too proud to receive help.
Find ways to de-clutter and sell items – let us get some money coming in.
If you have the opportunity to work, or do more hours – take it up... suck it up for a short while, even if it is not ideal – (Someone did suggest to me escorting – but that is not me.)
Do a “talent and passions audit.” write down the things you are interested in doing and find ways to make money from it… i,e gaming, or walking the dog, or poetry, or writing, or selling…. seriously people there are ways of making money from doing almost anything.
Do not talk about it….do it!
Do not rely on others, trust in yourself.
work work work! work for your dreams – it will pay off.
Please do stop and read my other posts! or visit my other sites :
Note Aside: I adore my followers and my mentors they are my life blood. Please do follow me/or support me why? …….By following me you are helping others, and who doesn’t like helping people right? It does feel good admit it!
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.
A friend said recently, I have aspirations of an eagle but I am still a pigeon.
I am a dreamer and often dream,so these are mine.
Be wealthy – this is actually a new dream for me. I never aspired or wanted to be wealthy, I was happy enough with the little I had and even though I moaned on occasion, actually money was never a big thing.
This is now different. I want wealth so I can give more, help more, influence more, contribute more and improve the lives financially of friends and family and strangers just as they have helped me#pay it forward.
Financially free so not mega rich but enough to not ever have to worry where my next meal came from, whether I would have enough for bills, whether to decide what to go without in order for me to have something else.
Help as many people as I can in life – There is nothing more in this world that makes me happier than when I am helping someone. I am a voice for the voiceless, I seek justice where there is injustice, I am a friend to the friendless.
To Travel – I adore travelling seeing new places, experiencing new cultures. Food and drink remains high up there, but seeing the world, waterfalls, and caverns and beaches and wild rivers, and sea turtles and nature in the wild and free.
Seeing more of friends – A lot of friends I keep in touch with the odd text out of the blue or through social media, but this will never replace that one to one meeting. Love or hate me, I make impressions on people, hopefully more love.
Ignore the mood hoovers, dream stealers and negative vibes – we not what we are saying here right. I have no time in my life for these folk, I am going places with or without you, there is the door.
I wanted to thank Rayven Satterfield for her blog that inspired me to keep following my dreams. I really applaud and respect people like her, so do check out her blog also… a fellow dreamer