Does It Take Money to Make Money? | Need Money to Make Money
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The short answer is YES; of course it takes money to make money, but…

to make money in the stock market, you must have money to make the initial stock purchase. Starting a business requires money to buy inventory, marketing materials, office space, and equipment. Even lottery winners needed the seed money to buy that winning ticket.

The ability to execute an idea

Great inventors and industrialists became great, not so much because of their ideas, but because of their ability to take some risk and execute. Execution is a crucial point!


It Really Does Take Money to Make Money

Now, before discouragement sets in, I want to stress that it doesn’t necessarily have to be your money. As we all know, ideas have value. This value can be unleashed by using other people’s money (OPM), as others have used through crowd funding sites such as Crowdfunder, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, etc. OPM, has launched many fortunes based on nothing more than a fine idea.

What these great men had in common was the ability to take some risk and execute, which as we’ve already determined, requires money.

Ideas, however, are like sphincters — everybody has one (or more). Taking an idea from wishful thinking to a viable business enterprise requires (you guessed it) MONEY! In the not too distant past, finding the money to turn ideas into realities was an arduous task. Loans from friends and family, bootstrapping with your own assets and credit, angel investors, and venture capitalists were the only available sources of capital.

The process of turning an idea into a commercially viable product or service is known in the entrepreneurial community as execution. Great inventors and industrialists became great, not so much because of their ideas, but because of their ability to execute. Samuel Morse wasn’t the first to invent the telegraph; Thomas Edison was not the first to conceive the light bulb and the venerable Alexander Graham Bell wasn’t the first to envision the telephone. What these great men had in common was the ability to take some risk. and execute, which as we’ve already determined, requires money. The greater the risk, the bigger the potential payout. Conversely,  the least amount of risk you are willing the take, the smaller the reward.


History of these inventions

If we delve into the history of these three inventions, we learn that an Italian, Antonio Meucci, was the first to develop a working telephone. He filed a temporary patent 5 years before Bell, but poverty and poor health prevented him from paying the patent office the $10 fee required for the patent’s renewal.

Heinrich Goebel was likely the first to invent the light bulb. In fact, he tried selling Edison on the idea but Edison wouldn’t bite. Goebel died a couple of years later and Edison bought the patent from Goebel’s impoverished widow for a song and dance.

A French inventor by the name of LeSage invented the telegraph 60 years before Samuel Morse. The idea didn’t get momentum in France, but Morse brought it to fruition here in America.


Bottom line is this: these examples demonstrate the important roles money, a little bit of risk, and execution play. Obviously, the greater the risk the bigger the reward — conversely, the smaller the risk, the smaller your reward. Check out our article titled Top Budget Hacks for Planning and Accounting.

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