The short answer is YES; of course it takes money to make money. To make money in the stock market, you must have money to make the initial stock purchases. Starting a business requires money to buy inventory, marketing materials, office space and equipment. Even lottery winners have had to have the seed money.
The ability to execute an ideaGreat inventors and industrialists became great, not so much because of their ideas, but because of their ability to execute. This is the crucial aspect.
It Really Does Take Money to Make MoneyNow before discouragement sets in, I want to stress that it doesn’t necessarily have to be your money. As we all know, ideas have value. This value can be unleashed by using other people’s money (OPM). OPM, has launched many a fortune based on nothing more than a fine idea.
What these great men had in common was the ability to execute, which as we’ve already determined, requires money.Ideas, however, are like sphincters—everybody has one (or more). Taking an idea from wishful thinking to a viable business enterprise requires (you guessed it) MONEY! In the not too distant past, finding the money to turn ideas into realties was an arduous task. Loans from friends and family, bootstrapping with your own assets and credit, angel investors and venture capitalists were the only available sources of capital. The process of turning an idea into a commercially viable product or service is known in the entrepreneurial community as execution. Great inventors and industrialists became great, not so much because of their ideas, but because of their ability to execute. Samuel Morse wasn’t the first to invent the telegraph; Thomas Edison was not the first to conceive the light bulb and the venerable Alexander Graham Bell wasn’t the first to envision the telephone. What these great men had in common was the ability to execute, which as we’ve already determined, requires money.