Ever wonder why it is that money comes and goes? It's called cash flow and its something that most real estate investors are more familiar with than the rest of us. A certain amount of cash comes in from different sources but then goes back out to pay for things you need and want. Its a natural process and all of us go through it. Question is, how can you use it to work in your favor?
To improve cash flow, you either have to decrease your expenses or increase your income. Most of us are cut to the bone , especially in this economy, and can't afford to reduce anything anywhere. So that leaves increasing income. How do you do that?
One of the way most people online are doing it is by getting paid for creativity and ideas. Me and a lot of my friends are using places like eHow, Xomba, Associated Content and places like it to share articles, ideas and news that other people are searching for. You get paid for what you produce and find. The more people that like your stuff and look at it and use it, the more you get paid. This is something that's catching on and a lot of folks are doing it to increase income.
Another way is by getting affiliate income from sales and from MLM companies that pay commissions. Yes, those commissions do add up and the smart person will pay a little and get a lot. This is the base of a concept like Investworks -- You invest a little money at the lowest possible cost and invite a few people who see the idea of returns from these commissions as a way to increase their cash flow. Eventually, these get you a lot of bang for the buck and you can see the bottom line go up slowly but surely. This is what I call the Circle of Community -- there is a big pool of cash that circulates and everyone can use it to increase their income and cash flow. And the thing is, it doesn't cost anything other than a few dollars to take advantage of it.