The problem with most “get rich quick schemes” is that they are for people who want to get rich, but do it in a quick way.
I have pinpointed this as the exact reason that most do not work.
My plan is more of a “get less poor slowly” scheme. That might not sound as appealing or glamorous, until you realize that its chances of success are much higher. Aim low, that’s my philosophy!
As long as you play your cards right and give me that 8 dollars that you owe me, this plan is guaranteed not to fail for me!
Do you see what I did right there? I asked for 8 bucks.
“8 bucks? Who cares about that?” You ask.
Exactly! Right? What?
You see, if you ask for an amount like 8 bucks, it flies under peoples’ radar. People who normally might be on the lookout for a scam. In fact, they might even think you’re scamming them, but by asking them for 8 bucks, you’re dealing them fifteen dollars worth of awkwardness, if they were to try and get out of it, so really, it’s a deal for them. A win-win situation for all parties involved.
Now, you might encounter some resistance, for example:
“What the hell am I going to give you 8 bucks for?”
Now, here’s where it pays to think quick on your feet. Just tell them “I bought you lunch that time, remember?”
For 99% of the population, this will be enough reassurance that your friend owes you 8 bucks. For the rest, forget it. You don’t need their dirty stinking money. You’re not gonna beg or even justify their attitude problems.
If my friendship isn’t worth 8 bucks, we’re not really friends and you are a bad person. So pay up, cheapass.