Money ideas work if we apply ourselves to them. If you are a Black Man, or Black Woman or single Parent, we all need ways to make money, and ways to make our money work for us. Unfortunately some of you may not live in an area heavily populated with Blacks, and so some of these ideas may not work. But there is always the internet. Being an Entrepreneur myself, 100% of my business comes from Black people and Entrepreneurs. I like many others can provide money ideas that I see working every day. But its usually up to the person to apply those ideas. I am not a financial professional or Business major, but I do understand the basics. I started studying business models and how people in the real world made money about 10 years ago. My studies have lead me to assume certain things about money, things that may or may not work for everyone. I would much rather just jump into the money ideas than talk about why I believe they will work. I will try to give reasons as I go along. We all know the world is changing drastically. Many of us have found ourselves struggle for money, and things will get worst under this present administration. My instincts tell me we need to focus our energy on practicing internal reparations. Let's keep more of our money in the community, as much as possible. Another pipe dream I guess. I am confident in the work many of us are doing online in this regard. https://www.themattahmovement.com/ is a good example of this. *Money idea: There are tons of Black businesses in the community that can use your help to promote their products and services online to the world wide Family. If Destee.com is already being used in this regard, great! But there is nothing wrong with having more sites like Mattah. Even if its one you create for your city block. All businesses need some form of promotion. I'm sure there is a strong need to promote Destee.com too, as well as the banner space on this website. Physical businesses still need exposure. We have a strong chance to use the web in the manner that makes google billions of dollars - for advertising businesses. There are many employment opportunities in our communities if we are willing to take the time to look and research. I ran into a Brotha who was selling incense on the train once. He tried to sell a female some incense, she said "I don't need no damm incense from you, why don't you get a real job!" She got off at the next stop. While he was still there, I asked him- as one Business person to another, how much was he making selling incense. He told me, on a bad day he made $50, on a good day he made $300. And guess what, he learned how to make his own incense. We can't say money isn't floating around us all the time, because it is. We are the ones who spend ALL our money. We do more spending than saving and investing. So where does it go? Obviously there is enough money floating around for all of us to earn a good living, all we have to do is start getting into the right markets. More specifically the markets where Black people spend the most money. *Money idea: Find the products we buy allot of, and learn how to produce, distribute and market that product. Example: Soap. Very easy to make, very easy to learn. Certain fashions. Even if we are not making these items ourselves we can match up buyers with producers using the internet. There are allot of producers in Africa and other countries that can be found online. *Money idea: Regardless of how automated the world is becoming, most of us still can't find the time to cook for ourselves. This is why the "Personal Chefing" industry is on the rise. If you are a terrific cook, Man or Woman- you can earn a living as a personal Chef. A Personal Chef comes over to the home and cooks the food already purchased by the client. Easy enough? You can choose to buy the groceries yourself, just make sure you get your flat rate or hourly - plus the price for groceries. Keep ALL receipts. If you are a wonderful baker, you can also sell your items on ebay or your own website. First learn how to package your material safely for next day air. Also there is nothing wrong with getting together with other fine Chefs in the community and having a cookout in order to sell plates for an affordable price. Everyone can split the profits at the end of the day, or however you manage to work out the payment. The key is, Personal Chefing takes money away from McDonalds and other fast food chains that are no good for us. As a Personal Chef you can offer nutritional meals, for a price that is comfortable for you and your clients. And you'll have a job you love and one you can work at your leisure. *Money idea: One of the biggest deterrents for those who want to move from Apartment to house, is that once you become a home owner you become responsible for all repairs to the home. If the roof breaks a leak. It has to be fixed. No more Building Maint. Man. Well this is why Mr. Fix Everything makes allot of money. He mows the lawn, fixes the sink, the roof, does plumbing and even a little lite electrical. Sometimes Mr. Fix Everything works out a deal with an entire block, and he gives discounts for referrals. There is ALWAYS something that needs to be repaired in a home. Black Men who are handy, and who live in a district with allot of home owners present, have to excuse not to have money. Because if they are not calling you, guess who gets that call? And once again the money goes out the community. Let's think about this, we need more Money Ideas!!