It turns out I closed too early on Friday and forgot to wait for the New York close. Good job it’s pretend money or I’d be a tad upset. However, this toe-dip into the commodities gamble has reacquainted me with some some eccentric old friends so there is always an upside.
I have been stashing away stories so far on the early stage of this incredible learning curve. There is a book and a half here and I’ll probably use affiliates to sell it on ClickBank! The hugest obstacle has been the rules imposed by my my sponsor (Ha Ha – the bloke who passes by and pokes me in the stomach to check I still twitch) that nothing illegal or immoral can be engaged in the process of making my billion.
The thing is, I have been inspired by one investigation, not illegal nor, in my recently jaded opinion, immoral. However I can’t do it. But I will tell you… for a nominal fee.
Oh yes, if you want to make easy money albeit pennies rather than pounds I have a catalogue of hundreds already.
One of the first things my new mentor advised me to do was to put up a donations button here on the site. You can see there’s now a PayPal donate button over there on the right and, if you have a few bob left on your debit card, I’ll be able to eat if you pas something my way.
He also advised me to set up an Amazon wish list for those who think giving cash is a little ugly and icky, which of course it is! Sadly, though I managed to set up an Amazon Wish List, I have not yet worked out how to configure it to work with Tesco on-line groceries to get me some potatoes and milk.
I think my mentor feels that my approach is not the way of the American Dream but it’s cold here at night in the car parks of this far north-eastern port and I’d only use a Kindle for kindling burn a book for warmth. With a damp jumper and scuffed shoes things are getting tougher.
Today I spent my spare time on a website built by a Nebraskan guy named Jeremy Schoemaker and learned more, in one lunchtime, than I have for several days in the process of this project. Actually, I confess it ate a little into my work time because I got caught up in his seminar speech which is getting on for two hours long.
In conclusion, however, I didn’t come away with a super quick scheme as is the Plan but found the time spent at shoemoney.com both worthwhile and interesting. The question is, will the approaches to affiliate marketing and and monetizing a site work over here in Britain.
Plenty to think about, while I work out what to do with all this stinking rotten excess meat from the supermarket bins.
As a matter of interest, I invested £100 virtual money (not having any real money yet) in a practice account at OANDA. With this investment, I bought an ounce of Gold at $1493 on May 17th, sold it at $1512 on the 20th, bought again on Monday at $1507 and probably will sell on Friday again.
Anyway, my current equity is more than £123. One can certainly see the attraction of this kind of business – indeed the gambler can borrow at even greater leverage and could buy a few ounces with £100 investment making even more. But, I’m advised that 95% of investors lose their shirts.
It’s been a busy time in real life so I have not had a lot of time to spare. Today I decided to take an hour off to browse eBay for some great new ideas. I’d love to share with you just two of the more ridiculous scams I encountered in my allotted time.
“this is my 12 page football system which i have worked on for hours ,i have made a lot of money on this and would like to share it with you,so we can hit the bookies like they use to do with me.the price of this is like a small bet you would have on a saturday,but this is a sure one and can be used time and time again.”
This chap spent hours working on his project that has received no bids thus far – “Hours”! Come on someone send him a pound and buy his miracle scheme! Oh darn I forgot to save a link…
The one in the picture is about investing in gold. It is currently on sale for just 27pence.
“Recently Iceland, Greece, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Spain, United States, Canada and almost every major country is experiencing either collapse or near collapse of its financial system “The way to neutralize this present threat is to invest in the oldest store of wealth known to man – precious metals “Gold is the future for savers, high rewards explaining why people are better saving in gold rather than cash “The winning bidder will have the opportunity to join a successful team and earn a residual income as well as a one off commission every time someone referred purchases gold “Apart from the ebay winning bid It is free to join and participate and there are no commitments or costs whatsoever “High commissions are available for business building. Whether you are after a small additional income, a complete change of career, or simply wish to purchase small quantities of gold or silver bullion “All help and support to make your new business a success, including telephone and 24 hour Skype channel “Winning bidder will receive registration link and personal help and support to start earning”
Actually, investing in Gold is easy! But for twenty seven British pennies? I don’t think so.
Besides which, I had a better plan today!
After the weather blown power cuts of yesterday it was cheap discount day for perishable goods in every supermarket in town – however with a nil budget and only a fiver or so in earnings (not yet enough to get paid) I have to wait till ten tonight when the shops shut and shoot round to the bins where the bad stuff is thrown.
Tomorrow I’ll have it all cleaned up and sold to school kids at a major discount. Sorted.
Alex Hope – hiding near the big bins (no foxes yet)
Real life has been keeping me busy this last week or so and I just have not had any spare time to make my first billion! Anyway, my current balance is four pounds fifty pence in shiny British money, twenty-five cents in down home American dollars, a free SIM card with an introductory free offer worth a fiver or so.
This get rich quick malarkey is harder than one would think, eh?
I am going for a stroll later and anticipate inspiration then. Perhaps.