How Can You Start Investing With No Money?

Last Updated May 15th 2019

We all dream of making money, but it's an unhappy truth that it's considered a lot easier to make more money when you're already sitting on a small fortune. That being said, it might be considered far from impossible to make something out of nothing.

You are your own greatest asset

Start by investing in yourself. This isn't a financial investment, and costs nothing, but your own knowledge and skill set is, at the end of the day, all you need to catapult you towards great wealth and happiness. Consider Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world. Winner of nine gold medals in two Olympics, he's actually only run for less than two minutes in total on the Olympic track. Despite this, he's made over $119 million from those two minutes - more than $1 million per second. How did he do it? By investing 20 years' of time and effort into training his mind and body for those two minutes of pay-off. Self-improvement, whether you do it at the gym or in the library, is always about the long game.

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Begin with personal finance 101

Before you get to grips with trading, you need to make sure you know how to manage your own personal finances in order to save money and slowly build an investment portfolio. Sit down and look through your budgets, finding out where you greatest expenditures lie: they might surprise you. Many people don't realise how easy it is to start saving money by making just a few small cutbacks. If you're struggling to say 'no' to the second takeaway of the week or the fifth pint at the pub, consider that every time you do, you're exercising your 'willpower' muscle, and investing in yourself just that little bit more.

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Learn from the experts

You don't need to spend thousands of pounds on courses and qualifications to learn everything there is to know about investing and trading. When you've spent months saving just to put a small amount of money into the exchange, you should know what you're doing. By reading expert articles provided for free on websites like Trading Education, you can learn a lot and to become quite knowledgeable in financial trading and investing without spending money on tuitions. Libraries - which of course, don't cost a thing to use - are also a great place to look for reading materials and trading guides.

History has given us enough 'rags to riches' stories to make it clear that it is possible to make a fortune from very little. All of these stories' protagonists have one thing in common: they began by investing in themselves, displaying good judgement, self-discipline, and a willingness to learn.

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