How to Get Rich Quickly

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As you’re reading a personal finance blog I can assume that you’re interested in money. Today only, just for you my loyal readers, I am going to answer the $1 million question – how to get rich quickly! Better yet, I am going to offer you this prized information absolutely free. For eons, getting rich quickly has eluded many. Catching lightning in a bottle seems easier.

If you’ve shrugged off those late night infomercials pitching get rich quick schemes as unrealistic or a bit shady, it’s time to discover what myself and a select handful of others already know –  the strategies that, when applied dutifully, will amass you riches faster than you ever thought possible. These get rich quick strategies will have you sipping drinks on a secluded beach in no time flat.

Get Rich Quickly By Investing in Penny Stocks


If you want to get rich quick, you need to ditch those scratch off lottery tickets you’ve been dirtying your pennies with and upgrade to penny stocks. I’ve written about investing in penny stocks before, but why not give them a second look? Why bother investing in stock market stalwarts like Procter & Gamble or IBM when you can buy so many more shares of a penny stock for so much less?

After all, what better way is there to invest in the stock market than by taking a couple hundred dollars and buying tens of thousands of shares of some company that specializes in some unknown product that’ll revolutionize how we live our lives? Just imagine your giddiness at becoming rich after those 200,000 shares of XYZ stock you bought at $.001 a pop skyrocket overnight to suddenly become worth $10 per share.

Make Money Online and Get Rich in no Time


How would you like to sit around in your pajamas and snack your way to success? It’s all within your reach if you just start an online business or blog from your home. Leave all the hard work, analysis, collaboration and creative effort of your day job behind and start your own business from home.

I have written about blogging before and even shared some of my favorite blogging tips. What I never shared in those blogging tips posts was that making money online is the true way to get rich quick. There are numerous ways to make money online from setting up an online store to blogging and they all allow you to be able to work from home to boot. I don’t have experience with running an online store, but if it’s as easy as blogging then I am bound to try it.

With blogging, all you need to do is set up a website, decide on a website host, write up a few posts and then watch the advertising offers roll in like the evening tide. If you want to get rich even quicker, then run multiple websites and you’ll be certain to be sleeping in a bed of cold hard Benjamins quicker than you can bat an eye. In all seriousness, starting a blog has changed my life. If you’d like to start a website, you can do so for as low as $2.95 per month when you sign up through my Bluehost link.

Sue Someone Because You Spilled Your Coffee


Who hasn’t had a terrible experience at their local fast food joint? Was that burger you had today for lunch burned or did they put too much mustard on it? Worse yet, did they serve it to you hot? If so, then suing is a justifiable way to make some money and get rich quick.

We all remember Stella Liebeck who sued her local McDonald’s because the coffee they served her was hot, so hot that it gave her third degree burns when she spilled said coffee in her lap. Granted the $2.86 million dollar that was awarded to Ms. Liebeck was lowered by a judge to a measly $640,000 that is still a nice little chunk of change. Just imagine if you have a number of experiences like this you can get rich off of your misfortunes.

If you run out of fast food joints to sue, you can always look for a neighborhood with poorly-maintained sidewalks, find a crack, break your ankle and sue your way to a cushy life. Now this might not be the most enjoyable way to become rich quickly, but I’m going to be a pragmatist here and say that if it works then why not give it a try and make some fast money.

Flip Real Estate to Make Fast Money


With interest rates as low as they are, it seems almost a given that property flipping would be a great way to get rich quick! All you have to do is buy a few houses, with no money down of course, and turn around and sell them at a hearty 30-40% profit in no time at all. Just make sure that you use your credit card for any remodeling costs so you can score points to help you take that sweet trip you’ve been wanting to take.

You might have heard the talking heads on TV and other so called “experts” say that this was what helped bring the real estate market down a few years ago and eventually led to the overall collapse of the economy. Well, that is merely speculation by jealous people who know they can’t make money fast like you can. Once you get that taste of making money off of property flipping on your lips you can take that initial return from your first purchase and pump it into new purchases and thus build up your property flipping empire.


I’ve laid out a few ways you can make money fast, but wait – there’s more! If you act now, you can purchase my new e-book, a virtual encyclopedia full of foolproof get rich quick strategies at a discounted rate of $44.95.


Editor’s note: Happy April Fools Day everyone! I’m a practical joker; just ask anyone in my family. Please take my post with the humorous, tongue in cheek nature it was meant to convey. The pursuit to become rich is not one that is quick or one that is even attainable, though building wealth is possible for many.


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John is the founder of Frugal Rules, a dad, husband and veteran of the financial services industry whose writing has been featured in Forbes, CNBC, Yahoo Finance and more.

Passionate about helping people learn from his mistakes, John shares financial tools and tips to help you enjoy the freedom that comes from living frugally. One of his favorite tools is Personal Capital , which he used to plan for retirement and keep track of his finances in less than 15 minutes each month.

Another one of John's passions is helping people save $80 per month by axing their expensive cable subscriptions and replacing them with more affordable ones, like Hulu with Live TV.


  • Greg@ClubThrifty says:

    Ha! Happy April Fool’s Day!

  • Mrs. Pop @ Planting Our Pennies says:

    Love it! Another blogger after our own practical joking hearts! Happy April Fools =)

  • DC @ Young Adult Money says:

    Haha great post John! Gave me a good laugh this morning : )

  • Brick By Brick Investing | Marvin says:

    Hahahahah love it! At first glance I was like “What the heck is John talking about?!” Then I realized it was April 1st. Thanks for the laugh John.

    • John says:

      Glad I could give you a laugh Marvin! I’ve gotta change it up every once in a while to keep it real. πŸ˜‰

  • Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank says:

    I know this post is in jest, but I love penny stocks. I pretty much sold off most of my long term stocks to trade the pennies. I have a very set trading pattern that works great.

    In 2013 so far I have a ratio of 9 wins for every 1 loss. 2012 wasn’t quite as good about 75%, but I still made plenty of money from trading the exact same strategy (all at the penny end of the market).

    • John says:

      I am glad you’ve been able to pick out some winners Glen.

      That said, I’ll have to agree to disagree with you. There is not enough money in this world that would get me to invest in a penny stock. They’re the stock market version of the get rich quick scheme. I have seen way too many retail investors just lose crazy amounts of money because they were convinced that there $.0001 stock would become $20/share only to find out it was a shell corporation for some shady company.

  • JC @ Passive-Income-Pursuit says:

    Sign me up. I want to snack my way to success.

  • pauline says:

    happy April fools day haha!

  • AverageJoe says:

    Penny stocks! That’s no joke, man. You’ll get rich in a hurry. Better yet, sue someone when the penny stock play doesn’t pan out. There are lots of people to blame, and none of them are the person who purchased the shares….right?

    • John says:

      Lol! I have actually spoken with a lot of investors that wanted to sue the company behind a penny stock. It’s just amazing what some people do not get.

  • Grayson @ Debt RoundUp says:

    I could tell just by the title that this one was a joke. I know you too well John and I know you don’t think there are ways to get rich quick. If you knew of them, you would already be doing them and probably selling your ebook for at least $99, right?

    • John says:

      Glad I can pull one past you Grayson! πŸ˜‰ Actually, the $44.95 deal is only for the first 200 orders. After that, I’ll be jacking up the price to a cool $199.95. πŸ™‚

  • Jose says:

    You forgot to mention the get rich Mega super duper bucks lottery! It pays 483 gadjillion buck and the odds are about the same as getting struck by lightning while swimming in a methane ocean on mars! Happy Monday!

  • My Financial Independence Journey says:

    Great collection! You forgot to add in killing off rich relatives and having your kid go to those acting auditions that are always advertised.

  • Girl Meets Debt says:

    I KNEW from the post’s title that this was going to be an April Fool’s Day joke. No way would John at Frugal Rules ever endorse get rich quick ideas πŸ™‚

  • Johnny Moneyseed says:

    I saw penny stocks and I was thinking “John must have lost his mind”! This isn’t the first time I’ve been an April Fool today either πŸ™‚

    • John says:

      Lol! Yea, if I EVER buy a penny stock you’ll know that aliens have taken over my body or have been kicked in the head.

  • Michelle says:

    Haha I really regret not making an April Fool’s day post! I should have said something like I made $59,345 in extra income last month. People would LOVE me haha πŸ™‚

    • John says:

      The way you’re numbers are going though Michelle, I don’t know that too many would question it. Lol! πŸ™‚

  • Kim@Eyesonthedollar says:

    Ha, I’m gonna sue you when I lose my shirt on penny stocks! You also forgot about all those good Nigerian investments that I get emails about all the time.

    • John says:

      Lol! I’ll make sure and find an attorney. πŸ˜‰ I totally forgot about the Nigerian prince, maybe I’ll do another post in the future on that.

  • writing2reality says:

    Haha nice work John!

    “Find a crack, break your ankle and sue your way to a cushy life!”

    Just added that to the to-do list! Let me just find a good attorney!

  • Budget & the Beach says:

    OOOOh, I’m totally gonna sue someone! That’s my new plan for 2013! ! Love it! πŸ™‚

  • Jordann @ My Alternate Life says:

    Ahh I love this! Nice April fools style post.

  • Anne @ Unique Gifter says:

    Flip – why didn’t you tell me all of this before? I’ve been wasting my time slowing building equity and holding a balanced portfolio. Gees. Time to go get some lotto tickets.

  • Jerry says:

    Great post. All it took was to see you recommending penny stocks to know that you had either lost your mind or were in the April Fools spirit.

  • Midlife Finance says:

    Your book is way too cheap. It should be $487. I wouldn’t mind paying that much if it delivers on the promise. πŸ™‚

    • John says:

      I failed to mention that the first book was simply the first three chapters to the real book! The real book will be a steal at $999.95 that must be paid in order to get the exhaustive list of different ways to get rich quick.

  • Mark says:

    You seem like a nice guy, so I’m going to gift you a guaranteed winner of a title for your ‘get rich quick’ ebook:

    “How to Make $237,000 per Month from Your Laptop While You Sleep on the Beach in Hawaii with No Work, No Skills, and No Talent. And, Again, No Work.”

    You’re welcome. I’ll get you my address so you know where to send my royalty checks.

  • Mackenzie says:

    LOL, penny stocks πŸ™‚

  • Shannon @ The Heavy Purse says:

    Hmmmm….you mean to tell me that I shouldn’t be recommending penny stocks to my clients? Oh, gee whiz. I have to go make some phone calls. I kid, I kid!! Love it and Happy April Fool’s Day! πŸ™‚

    • John says:

      That’s what I did when I worked in the industry, I recommended them to everyone! Good thing I used an alias. πŸ˜‰

  • Mrs. 1500 says:

    You forgot something! I don’t know if you have them where you are at, but on street corners by us, there are hand-written signs saying that I can make 10-20k per month working from home. I can’t think of a better place to recruit people than with a shoddy sign on a street corner (I’ll bet this is how Google hires their engineers too). I’m calling right after I throw my nest egg into some penny stocks!

    • John says:

      Ah, yes, I’ve seen those signs…right next to the ones advertising a new mattress for $99 and people wanting to repair my computer. πŸ™‚

  • Nick @ says:

    Yay! I was waiting for someone to do a good April Fool’s Day post. πŸ™‚

  • Sicorra @TacklingOurDebt says:

    Great job John! Happy April Fools Day!

  • The Happy Homeowner says:

    Hahahaha….love this! Sign me up for the flipping, please πŸ™‚

  • Kurt @ Money Counselor says:

    How about taking a trip to Vegas to play slots for a week? That’s how I got rich! I can tell which machines are ‘hot.’ πŸ™‚

    • John says:

      That’s a great idea Kurt! πŸ˜‰ With all the slots, you’re bound to make tens of millions with little work. Maybe I should go to the local casinos here and get started on it. πŸ˜‰

  • CashRebel says:

    Who doesn’t like a little April 1st humor? If you don’t pull a prank today, you’re just not living life to it’s fullest potential!

  • Justin says:

    Happy April 1st John. I kind of knew from the title πŸ˜‰
    And because I was going to write a similar post saying how I’d won a million dollars and PF was a waste of time… i kind of forgot to do it though.
    I love it though. An April fools joke and a money lesson.

  • Chis @ Stumble Forward says:

    HAHA John. When I was reading your article my first thought was this doesn’t sound like something John would write. Then I read the last paragraph and realized you were joking. Happy April Fools day.

  • Canadian Budget Binder says:

    Ha, you really caught my eye with the title. I thought, oh I can’t wait to read how this miracle is going to happen. Nice one! Happy Easter and April fools…. Cheers mate.

  • Tony@WeOnlyDoThisOnce says:

    The penny stocks quip certainly raised a few eyebrows… Great post!

  • Do or Debt says:

    Haha loved it. What about my favorite get rich plan of selling cans and bottles?

  • Jim says:

    You had me at Hello! I was wondering where you were going with that, making blogging sound so easy, that’s when I knew you were joking!! Happy April Fools!

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