Two focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. A part of succeeding with money is investing. Just briefly that means putting your money in a vehicle to secure a rate of return. But where do you start? The following contributed post is entitled, Looking For Big Investment Ideas?
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When you’re looking for ways to stretch what you have even further, it generally comes down to the best way to invest it. The best choice will depend on the person, the preferences, and the timeframe that you want to see your return. If you’re looking to see a high return in a short time, then you’re going to have to invest in something with higher stakes, and that means there’s going to be a decent amount of risk of losing your money.
Investing isn’t about simply gambling your money, it’s about making an informed decision that will most likely see your money returned to you with a significant amount on top of it. The risk that you take will depend on what you enjoy doing, and how quickly you want to see your money back.
Fast or slow
As far as fast returns go, it means that you have a lot more control over how quickly you can either withdraw or collect your returns after investing. When it comes to something like cryptocurrency or stocks, the market is volatile, but you can withdraw when you think is best. You could lose out by withdrawing too soon, or you could potentially save yourself from huge losses. You could wake up and realize that there’s been a huge change in the value of your investment overnight.
It’s not unlike betting, in the way that you could look into the NBA odds for a small bet, and put down your money with hopes of seeing it back in large numbers. Of course, you don’t choose when to withdraw, you simply must accept the result of what you’ve bet on when the game is over.
Slow returns on your investment would be through things like real estate or starting your own business. They’re both expensive to get into, and you’re not going to see that money again until you’ve finished your project or got it to a place where it can bring in a passive income. That means that while you’re waiting for a long time, you do stand to see a large return if it goes as planned.
Risk and reward
If you’re looking for fast returns, that typically means that there’s a lot more risk to your investment. It’s quite a gamble, and there’s not too much you can do to make your decision more informed. There’s a reason that markets like cryptocurrency are seeing a lot more investors every year, and it’s because there’s a chance you can see incredibly high returns on what you invest. At the same time, you could lose every penny you’ve invested!
The less risky your investment, the lower the return you’re going to see. If it was so easy to invest your money and make millions, everyone would be doing it, and then there would be no value to it. If you’ve got a lot of money to invest, but don’t want to risk any of it – you could simply deposit it into a high-yield savings account with your local bank. You won’t lose any money, and it’s just going to sit and increase over time. It’s not going to get you huge amounts back, but it’s still growing without your input.
Starting your own business
Starting a business is no simple endeavor, and it’s risky if you don’t have a good place to start. Every business requires a decent amount of money to start, and if you haven’t got the know-how, you could be setting yourself up for failure. On the other hand, you don’t have to do it all yourself, there are advisors, partners, and others that might be able to give you a guiding hand. You could even consider opening a franchise, and already existing business to run yourself. You can get a taste of running a business while operating under an already famous name.
If you don’t think you want to run a business yourself, you could instead invest in another business. You give them a large sum of money to help them reach their goals, and in exchange, they’ll give you a portion of their earnings. It will be up to you and them to come to an appropriate number. It could be a set value or a percentage of their future earnings. It’s risky, so you’ll have to make sure you know everything about the business before you decide to give them some of your money.
Investing in crypto
Cryptocurrency, the topic that everyone seems to be talking about these days. Why is it so popular? What’s the catch? Why are there new currencies popping up all of the time? The great thing about cryptocurrency is how versatile it is. There are so many currencies to be invested in, and there are a lot of chances for individuals to see huge ROIs.
Not all currencies will see almost violent shifts in values, and some might be steady increases for you to dip in and out of, but it’s not predictable. Unless you’ve got wind that everyone is planning to invest or sell their portion of crypto, you can’t really know the best coins to invest in.
To give you a good idea of how much money there is to be made from cryptocurrency, Bitcoin can be a great example. Years ago, when Bitcoin was first introduced to the public, it cost next to nothing. One Bitcoin was valued at far less than a dollar, and if you were to buy just one Bitcoin and hold onto it, only to sell it now – you would make over $40.000. That’s an incredibly high increase in value. Just imagine if you had invested even $20 back when it was first introduced, you would have a lot to show for it. That’s the catch, you can never know how much the value will differ.
Investing in real estate
Investing in real estate means giving up your money until your property is either ready to rent out or sell. You won’t be seeing it for a long time, so unless you had plans to spend it relatively soon, you need to wait. If you’re buying a property to rent it out, later on, you need to consider how long it’s going to take to finally make a profit, and how much money will need to be invested on top of the original cost. It’s a far less risky investment, but it’s one that requires patience.