Monday, November 28, 2011


Isn't it funny that when people reach a certain age, such as after graduating from the university, they assume it’s time to go out and get a job?  But like many things the masses do, just because everyone does it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.
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In this post I intend sharing with you my personal reasons why I think every graduate especially in developing countries like mine (Ghana) should not go for a job. Because JOB simply means, Just Over Broke. I am not saying getting a job in Ghana is bad, but the overall objective of this post is to challenge our geniuses to look for more creative ways of becoming self employed or entrepreneurs.
This is the beginning of a series of post on job and job search among young Ghanaian graduates. There is a mad rush for jobs among fresh graduates these days and I intend sharing with you my personal reasons I think you do not need a job. If you share my views drop me your comment if you do not share them, drop me your comment any way!
If you are ready for me, then get set and let's go.
1. Job makes you a Slave to a Wage
Getting a job and trading your time for money may seem like a good idea however, I have only one problem with it.  It’s the most unintelligent way you can possibly generate income! Why is getting a job so dumb?  Because you only get paid when you’re working. Have you never considered that it might be better to be paid even when you’re not working? 
Don’t you think your life would be much easier if you got paid while you were eating, sleeping, and playing with the kids too?  Why not get paid 24/7?  I know for the fresh graduate from the university it may seems like a reasonable idea but sound unrealistic, “Get paid whether you work or not?” Come to think of it, don't plants grow even after you have stop tending for it? So why can't we create a system that would feed our bank account even after we have stopped working? 
Who cares how many hours you work?  Only a handful of people on this entire planet care how much time you spend at the office.  Most of us won’t even notice whether you work 6 hours a week or 60.  But if you have something of value to provide that matters to us, a number of us will be happy to pull out our wallets and pay you for it.  We don’t care about your time — we only care enough to pay for the value we receive. 
So how do we Provide Value for Money?
If I say income is for dummies and I am challenging you to provide value that pays you 24/7 how do we do that? Be SMART! Smart people build systems that generate income 24/7, especially passive income.  To my best of knowledge there are three kinds of income: EARNED, PASSIVE AND PORTFOLIO income .
So what is Passive income?This can include starting a business, building a web site , becoming an investor, or generating royalty income from creative work.  The system delivers the ongoing value to people and generates income from it, and once it’s in motion, it runs continuously whether you tend to it or not.  From that moment on, the bulk of your time can be invested in increasing your income (by refining your system or spawning new ones) instead of merely maintaining your income.
One such smart person in the world is Mark Zukerberg and his system is the Facebook.A young Harvard University graduate who would agree with me that income is for dummies. So how many Ghanaians use the facebook system? As of May 2011, approximately 800,000 Ghanaians have signed on to facebook and now Mark Zukerberg makes money whiles sleeping 24/7. If you still don’t agree with me that income is for dummies, read further.
How does facebook generate income?
When you sign on to the facebook social platform, facebook uses your information especially your interest to generate advertisement targeted specifically for your needs. As of August 2011, $1.2 billion was spent on advertising on facebook social platform alone.
If this isn’t a smart way of generating income 24/7, tell me what is?
Sure it takes some upfront time and effort to design and implement your own income-generating systems.  But you don’t have to reinvent the wheel —you can use the principle of OP to get you there.  Once you get going, you won’t have to work so many hours to support yourself.  Wouldn’t it be nice to be out having dinner with your family, knowing that while you’re eating, you’re earning money?  If you want to keep working long hours because you enjoy it, go right ahead.  If you want to sit around doing nothing, feel free.
  As long as your system continues delivering value to others, you’ll keep getting paid whether you’re working or not. Nobody is born knowing how to start a business or generate investment income, but you can easily learn it.  How long it takes you to figure it out is irrelevant because the time is going to pass anyway.  You might as well emerge at some future point as the owner of income-generating systems as opposed to a lifelong wage slave.  This isn’t all or nothing.  If your system only generates a few hundred dollars a month, that’s a significant step in the right direction.

What Next?
Join me in the next article as i share with you the next reason i think you don't need a job in Ghana.Please drop me your comment,and let me know your views on this post.Thanks

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