Back in 2006 one of the hot topics for me was how to make extra money. I was digging all over the place looking and asking people their suggestions.

I came across an assortment of things. Things I did in high school and would never want to do for spare cash again.

How To Make Extra Money – Avoid Stuff You Hate

The process of generating a side income isn't a one time thing. If that were the case then bank robber would be a popular past time for struggling adults. The Mindset of wanting a quick fix and a home run to the bank is not a healthy one. That type of thinking will get you stuck in situations you rather not be in.

So instead of trying to hit the home run let's learn the first point of how to make extra money – Don't do the things you hate.

I know that sounds pretty simple but many people I know continue doing the things they hate to generate some income. Some are stuck in that position and refuse to get out dude to being comfortable with their uncomfortable situation, if that makes any sense.

I mean, why work as a janitor if you hate cleaning? The quick response from a janitor would be some excuse that it's not too bad and the hours are good.


How To Make Extra Money – Get Paid What Your Worth

No one aspires to be a janitor.

Now maybe owning a janitorial service is another thing but that's the whole employee vs employer mindset.  Learning how to make extra money is the process of moving your mental state from “it's okay” to “I'm worth more”.

I believe self worth makes up a big part of what your capable of doing in life. I'm not going to say that only the high paying gigs are worth it but if you were to weight out the options it becomes pretty apparent that you will either do what you have passion for or you will do what pays you what your worth.

Too many do neither and that's just plain sad.

To work a job that underpays and you have no passion for is not how to live your life. We all get into situations we wish you could get out of but instead of wishing let's do something about it.

So the firs tip is to acknowledge if you hate what you do for a living make corrective actions to change where you are. That's a pretty simple step. Before you can get to a destination you need to envision where you want to go.

Some of the things that makes us different from animals are some basic things like we have opposable  thumbs. Yeah, sounds weak but being able to grab things has changed the way the human race has grown as a collective. I mean can you imagine not being to use your thumb?

Another thing that makes us different is free thinking. When was the last time your dog was contemplating the difference of eating white rice vs brown rice for nutritional and taste purposes.  Our minds are a super weapon. What you can think of can be ground breaking IF you unshackle your mind.

Stop putting up road blocks in your mind and start to break out and think.

How To Make Extra Money – Use Your Brain Or Zombies Will

If you have seen zombie movies before, zombies are always trying to eat brains. My assumption to the whole thing to why a dead creature would want to devour your brain is that the brain is the priceless piece to your body. You can get heard, lungs, kidney transplants but have you seen a brain transplant?

I mean even if they could pull that off you would be a totally different person. What's in your mind differentiates you from everyone else to how you feel and how you reason. I mean does your heart feel love of does your mind interpret what love is and then sends that warm and fuzzy through your body.

Let's use our full potential and dive into what our mind can do for us.

Put your BRAIN to work!

You have abused your knees, back, wrists, and neck for all these years doing physical labor. Let's do some intellectual labor.

Let's exercise your mind.

If your looking to learn how to make extra money from home and you have a computer that actually works I highly suggest you start to educate yourself. Take yourself back to school on the topics of making money online.

Start to learn affiliate marketing – the process of selling someone's product. This is where I got my start and started to learn how to utilize the internet to sell people's products while I got paid for the referral.

Works great IF you know how to leverage the internet.

Here is my gift to you.

Graduate from my 7 day internet lead generation bootcamp which details what I do online. I touch on how to use the internet to bring traffic to your content which then sells affiliate products as a first step to learning how to make extra money on the side. Use your mind or a zombie will eat it 😉

Lawrence Tam

Funny dude who grew up in Houston, and retired from Mechanical Engineering at the age of 33. Has 3 kiddos and happily married and marketing full time since 2012. Learn how to take control of your life and health through a simple challenge to keep you healthier one day at a time - Click Here to Learn More.


Chandy Morgan · June 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm

another great post lawrence…

    Lawrence Tam · June 3, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    if you think it may it might, but if you think it won’t then your RIGHT!

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