Investing

If by now you have some money saved maybe you can invest them on products that might increase in value soon or in a much later date maybe in a few years or even decades. These products may not involve a lot of physical work but may require huge capitals and carry the very high risk of you losing your capital.




Making Money from Trading

You can trade financial instruments right in the comfort of your own home. There are now many online trading platforms by many companies around the world. The most popular ones traded are forex, stocks, futures, CFDs and cryptocurrency.

It is best to try paper or simulation trading to see if you are suited to trade any of these financial instruments. At least you can train in trading without actually losing your real money. Most of the online trading platforms offer paper trading. There are even many mobile phone apps that lets you paper trade.

Be patient while you paper trade as trading the ups and downs of these financial instruments can be very difficult and it takes a lot of training, knowledge and experience. If you become a professional trader the payoff can be very good.

I have watched many YouTube videos of successful traders and all of them state that it takes time to learn how to trade properly. They also state that losses are an inevitable part of the learning process and that even professionals have lost trades from time to time although they win most of the time.

I myself is currently paper trading using the MT5 platform. I have been doing this for a couple of months now and from experience I can say I am progressing. I however had read about traders who were successful in the beginning but failed consistently after a while. I have also read about traders who have been failing at trading for years already and losing a lot of money. That is why it is important to act with caution especially if you are a beginner trader.





Making Money from Collectables

Some objects become desirable and are collected by people. Some of these collectables increase in monetary value due to the passage of time because they become rarer and rarity is worth something.

It is good to start collecting while you are still young as often it takes years and even decades for these collectibles to appreciate in value. It is very important to keep these collectibles in their original packaging as they increase the collectible’s value immensely. Provenance also greatly increases the collectible’s value as they provide authenticity to the collectible.

I am an amateur collector myself and I have collected stuff from thrift shops, garage sales, Sunday markets and on clearance sales only because of my limited means. After several years I assessed my tiny collection and determined that they have appreciated in value well.

Antiques, Numismatics or Coin Collecting, Curios or uncommon items were primarily collected before but now even common everyday items have become collectables.

The secret is to collect items you are passionate about. This way you will tend to know all about the items you are collecting and would be a good judge of its value. You can collect toys, paintings, clothes, coins, stamps, butterflies and so on.

The choice is endless and somewhere out there in the world there is a person who values what you have collected or just kept and may want to pay good money for your collection. You just need to find them and with the online world where finding collectors groups is easy you will find the right person or groups for your collection once you decide to sell them.





Investing in Real Estate

Real Estate Investments is one of the most common investments people make. There is this assumption built to it that it is a very safe investment and prices will always go up. There is truth to this as most real estate investments do appreciate in value more often by a hefty price. In fact house prices continually go up and are only interrupted by major economic breakdowns. Sometimes even economic breakdowns fail to dampen the continued rise of house prices.

For example in Australia most household debt is tied to real estate spending and housing real estate in this country is one of the most highest in the world. The Australian economy however rises and falls but the general economic growth trend has been downward but the housing industry remains strong as ever.

This situation is similar to many major metropolitan cities around the world where people congregate to enjoy job and lifestyle opportunities resulting in a dense population critically short of housing availability. Housing construction caters mostly to expensive prices but neglect low cost housing.

This situation is reflected in other forms of real estate investments such as cemetery and agricultural real estate. The buyers in this forms of real estate also cater mostly to high priced developments and neglect affordable real estate construction. For example in many parts of the world there is a critical shortage of cemetery.

Cemetery real estate developers have to cramp graves in such locations as buildings, top of bridges and even in old ships. In the case of agriculture real estate big developers are squeezing out small farmers out of new and existing lands which has for example caused revolts in such countries as Africa.

As can be seen real estate in many of its forms is fast becoming expensive because of high demand from people who need it and from speculators. As a result the feeding frenzy continuous with prices not likely to go down even if there are major economic breakdowns. This is simply how real estate investing mostly works.