I sometimes have these enlightening moments during the taxi ride to work in the afternoons.
Busy observing. The homeless in particular of late.
They understand how to make money.
Maybe it’s a matter of better managing the money they are getting to better their financial situation.
Much like most of us.
But they know how to make money.
They understand the principle of making money.
Cause & effect.
Service & reward.
Service rendered gets compensated …usually.
And through their appeal for sympathy, and with the power of the law of averages, some are paid for it.
Cause & effect.
Their actions are being paid for.
Others do tricks, another income generating practice, like a dance routine.
We black folks love to dance.
The entertainment industry, is a trillion dollar industry.
We might as well tap in to it.
This act is a form of service offered.
And after the street dancing act, before the robots go green, they walk along the driver’s side, hat in hand, asking for pay.
Heck I even saw a juggler today, it’s been a while.
Others even help with parking. Assuming that you can’t park. To then proceed to tell you that they will “look after” your car while you are away.
And then when you come back, they ask for any financial contribution for their effort.
Here you were thinking you’re avoiding paid parking.
It reminded me of how earning money isn’t that hard.
It comes as a result of providing a service.
Providing a service to others.
Ideally a service that they need.
If you want to make more money, then you would need to increase the amount of people you serve.
Making money is not rocket science.
Not for those willing to put in the work.
There really is no secret to making money, come to think of it.
You are paid in accordance to the service you provide.