Some will remember I wrote an article just a few weeks ago entitled
I also recommended one of what I think is one of my better articles on how to get ahead and empower yourself to be independent, instead of “asking help” your whole life and then accomplishing nothing while you watch many others. often not even as smart as you, accomplish at least something because they subscribed to the “Ready. Fire, Aim theory":
In that article on filling a need in education in the Philippines I mentioned providing a service to parents by highlighting and finding schools here in the Philippines who readily accept foreign students and even those who are accepted for US educational benefits, such as the GI Bill. (yes indeed there are such schools here in the Philippines).
Well as usual when I write about anything involving actual efforts in making money (as opposed to the ‘wishing world’ so many live in, expecting “Hulog ng Langit” … money falling from Heaven) … the only response I received indicating anyone had even read this article was a response for a gentleman who indicate he as going to ask advice from some of his Philippine relatives about this idea.
Well far be it from me to criticize his choice but I would think if these relatives, well meaning as they might be, had been interested in earning money they might have been doing something like this already … but then again, we all operate in our own manner.
I was reminded of the “Find and Educational Need and Fill It” article just yesterday when I went to a social function and met a US father who is actually thinking of bring his US-born daughter here to the Philippines and sending her to college.
A significant pert of the conversation revolved around the fact that this was a difficult move, even for one who lived here in the Philippines and had a Filipino wife, and how much easier it would be if there were a service that made this easier for parents.
I was unable to get the thought out of my head that is the “I’m going to talk with my relatives” fellow had, instead, put up a simple website (free and 5 minutes work on WordPress,com or Blogspot.com, etc, I could have already referred him perhaps his first client, a genuine parent with a need and the means to fulfill that need.
I truly wonder what those relatives have reported back on that idea by now, and when someone might “get around to” pulling the trigger on a potential money making idea?
I can not guarantee what you might make if you took my idea (or any other money-making idea) and ran with it. but I can guarantee what you will make if you just do nothing and seek the advice of others who are doing nothing as well … ZERO .. as Mr. Gretsky was known to say, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”.
Here’s an interesting quote from a colleague today. A colleague who a year or two back was making nothing and now makes three or more grand (dollars not pesos) per month mainly because of one thing.
She pulled the trigger.
… It is better to try and fail and learn, than talk yourself out of something, and change nothing and learn nothing. No one else will do this for you. It is relatively inexpensive to fail online, just your time and maybe some hosting and domain name if you got that far. Learn from your mistakes and build and replicate your success. Look for patterns all the time …