Yes, it’s possible. You can turn $1,000 into $10,000 or more. The ultra-wealthy use their money to make money — through investments and compound interest. And on a smaller scale, you can do the same thing.
Even if you’re starting with a more modest amount of cash, there are ways you can put that money to work. And like the One Percent, you can make money in your sleep. In contrast to millionaires, you’ll be making quarters and dollar bills, not 6-figure returns. But it can be done.
6 Ways to Turn $1000 into $10000
Tips on how to turn $1,000 into $10,000 or more:
1. Invest in Real Estate
A proven way to build wealth is through investing in real estate. You can use your money to make money, investing it in real estate properties that generate income.
You don’t need to rent out your home or buy a property and become a landlord to do it. And you also don’t have to have the deep pockets of a millionaire either.
2. Invest in Stocks and ETFs
Investing in stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is another way for your money to work for you.
There are almost endless options for going about it, so we’ll go over a few different ways you can make extra cash from the stock market. We’ll place an emphasis on growth stocks, dividend-paying stocks, and more conservative ETFs.
Before investing any of your money in the options we share, it’s always a good idea to speak with a qualified professional about your unique financial goals and personal situation. You can invest your funds working with an investment firm or licensed broker, or you can try a more do-it-yourself approach.
Often, you can invest in stocks and ETFs for free through the financial institution where you have a bank account.
There are many micro-investment apps that let ordinary people invest their money directly into the stock market with minimal fees and lower requirements for initial investments.
3. Get Out of Debt Now
Getting out of debt is one of the most overlooked investment strategies when it comes to building wealth.
Only one-quarter of Americans are completely free of debt (including mortgages, credit cards, and other kinds of bills). With just credit cards alone, Americans pay more than $120 billion in interest and fees every single year — this works out to about $1,000 per household.
Instead of looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, getting out of debt is a better foot forward toward financial freedom.
Eliminating your debt is the best way to reduce financial stress and achieve financial stability. Just like you can put your money to work for you, by earning a generous return on investment, your money can also work against you when you have to pay interest on loans and credit card bills.
4. Start an Online Business
Opening an eCommerce business is another lucrative way to make money online. This involves selling merchandise to buyers at a markup so you can make a profit. Popular platforms to sell your merchandise include eBay, Amazon, or your own shop page or Shopify website.
Here are some ways to go about it:
- Dropshipping: Sell products to customers without having to buy any inventory upfront. When the customer makes a purchase, you then acquire the product from the supplier who will ship it directly to your customer.
- Amazon Seller: You can become a regular Amazon You acquire the inventory yourself and list it on Amazon’s platform. Here, you are responsible for storing the inventory, shipping it, and dealing with customer inquiries or returns.
- Sell print-on-demand (POD) items: You can sell POD items on sites like Redbubble, Society6, and Etsy. POD items can include T-shirts, tote bags, posters, art prints, or mugs. In many instances, you can sell just a downloadable PDF file with nothing to ship in the mail.
5. Flip Your Money Through Retail Arbitrage
Retail arbitrage involves buying products cheaply and then reselling them to other buyers for a profit.
You can buy new products cheaply from suppliers like Alibaba or Sunrise Wholesale and then sell them to customers on your own eCommerce website or through other online marketplaces like Amazon.
In addition to having your own seller profile on Amazon and selling products directly to customers yourself, you can participate in the Amazon FBA (Fulfilled By Amazon) program.
Amazon FBA simplifies the eCommerce process greatly for sellers. You ship your inventory to an Amazon warehouse and when a sale is made, Amazon will handle fulfilling and shipping the order.
You can sell any number of popular items through the Amazon FBA program, including apparel, books, makeup, electronics, home goods, decor, tools, video games, and toys.
Many Amazon FBA sellers shop for clearance and heavily discounted merchandise from Walmart, Kohl’s, and other department stores and then resell the items for a markup.
6. Invest in Yourself
Learning a new skill, or upskilling, can pay off big. It may require some investment now — classes, equipment, and other training — but it can pay off huge down the road.
SEO (search engine optimization) writing is one example. Skilled SEO writers can earn $1,000 to $4,000 a week writing content for different business websites, but it does take time to learn the craft.
SEO writing means writing articles and web content that are optimized for search engines. It involves learning how to structure content for crawlability and scannability, using Schema markups, structured data, meta descriptions, internal linking, and keyword research.
You can learn SEO writing and other skills like coding or digital marketing through a variety of means:
There are many ways you can turn $1,000 into $10,000. It won’t happen overnight, but we’ve shared some ways to make it happen pretty quickly. And even if it will take several months or more to see that $10,000 sum, your money can start working for you from day one.
Be patient, set reasonable benchmarks for your goals, and make sure to do your homework when researching different options.
Blogging, podcasting, and personal coaching are areas where I’ve found a lot of success in earning my bread and butter, but there are thousands of outstanding gig economy and money-making apps to help anyone with a smartphone and the internet grow their wealth.