Find someone you can call a mentor. Sit down with that person and discuss where you have been, where you are and where you are going. Define your financial goals and how you plan to get there. Identify a career path that will generate an income for you. Make sure your mentor is someone you trust and admire.
Read internet websites that discuss finances and money. Become a student of all financial matters in your field. I have found that the more I read and learn about money the more excited I get about my future. Currently I work three jobs. I am employed full time by the federal government and I earn $104,000 per year. Secondly, I have a small moving service company that I started on craigslist. I earn anywhere from $500 – $800 per month simply helping people unload furniture on and off moving trucks. Finally, I write articles for eHow and Bukisa.
Develop a plan that works for you. So many people have dreams and desires, but never take any action. Your financial success is really determined by how much time and energy you wish to put into a specific task. Take my moving company as an example. My first job I earned $10.00 per hour. I was so excited that I was actually able to create an income working for myself. Now I set my own price and my own hours. Since I already have a full time job, my additional money really comes in handy. It’s a nice feeling always having a couple hundred dollars in my pocket.