Many people understand as time goes on that investing is by far the best thing you can do with your discretionary income. After buying the latest CD or going to yet another night out at the movies, one begins to get jaded about spending ones money in such a futile way. It is obvious as time goes on, that our money working for us, and not the other way around is the best idea for a brighter future, so lets explore some low entry investment ideas for under $100 dollars.
Often, investing in the stock market or real estate which are the traditional vehicles to wealth, can have prohibitive entry costs. The amount of cash you have to invest is staggering to the average person and so, looking for smaller sized investment vehicles may be necessary.
When investing small amounts of money of $100 to $500 dollars, one needs to take a different strategy. Traditional investments are typically very conservative and a return at the end of the year of a mere 10% is an excellent return. But with small seed capital, waiting a year to make $10 on your $100 dollar investment is not exactly going to make you rich.
The strategy to use with small investments is to be aggressive and seek out returns of 1000% or more per year. If you could turn your initial $100 into $1000 dollars then we have something to work with. To achieve this you need short cycle investments of a week or a few weeks and also this point of having speed of returns makes it possible over a year to get a %1000 result.
The other point with low seed capital investments is to invest in many and hedge your bets. By this I mean, when you invest aggressively for high and fast returns you expect that on occasion you will not get a return or even see your money. This wont happen every time but will happen in high risk high return ventures. Say for example, you divided your money into 10 separate investments and on average, 6 made a return but 4 made nothing or you even lose your $50 on a few of those. In this way, your returns are covering your losses and still making you a return over and above your losing choices. Of course, you don’t WANT to lose money, but hedging your bets and understanding the approach you can clearly make far superior returns with small investment seed capital, to the stock market or real estate.