10 Motivational Making Money Quotes for Everyone

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Recently I was sitting in my husband’s office when a virtual meeting started. (He works in sales on commission.)

The person leading the meeting said, “where are you Johnny?” And a voice came across the computer with a loud and clear…. “MAKE MORE MON–AY!” 

Apparently Johnny has become a familiar voice with one clear message for all of his company and coworkers. Everyone waits and needs to hear “Make More Money” for inspiration and enthusiasm to make more sales. 


I’ve covered many topics on saving money and frugal living but not so much about making money. Sometimes people are unfairly labeled as greedy for wanting to make more money. In reality, most are just trying to get ahead, build an emergency fund, or shorten the time it takes to reach their financial goals. 

This post is for all of us who don’t have a “Johnny” around but need some money making quotes and inspiration! 

11 Money Making Quotes for Inspiration

1- The More You Learn, The More You Earn. Warren Buffett

Knowledge, experiences and skills are all important parts of the money-making ecosystem.

Warren Buffett is an avid reader and believes in the power of learning more to earn more. I would say it’s worked out well for him!

When I started on the journey to learning more about personal finance, I turned to books about money. I took something away from each book that more than paid back for the book itself.

What’s something you would like to learn? New skills are wise investments!

2- It does not take money to make money. Robert Kyosaki 

A common misconception about making money is that it takes money to start. While it may be true that an initial investment is needed for some businesses, it doesn’t mean a bank loan or substantial amount is needed to start making money. 

Jeff Bezos started a business selling books in his garage. That garage has now expanded into 175 warehouses that hold all those Amazon deals 🙂 Burt’s Bees started with extra beeswax from a honey business. Sara Blakely cut the feet out of her pantyhose and the rest is history. 

Great ideas and successful outcomes can be born from bootstrapped! What’s the worst possible thing that can happen if you try? 

3-  I wish it grew on trees but it takes hard work to make money. Jim Cramer

Making money requires using the hustle muscle. It takes action. 

It doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice everything or operate on an Elon Musk schedule, but it does mean you have to get started.

Small steps add up over time and lead to progress. 

4- Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

If making money is the only goal, it will get boring pretty quick. The sweet spot of making money is when passion meets profit.

Many successful businesses are built by people who found a way to profit from their creative efforts. 

When people see and find meaning in what they do, work becomes an afterthought. 

5- The key to making money is to stay invested. Suze Orman

We can invest in stocks and mutual funds but we can also invest in people and opportunities. Either way, staying invested is required to grow and succeed. 

There’s not many fast paths to wealth.

It requires planning and making decisions now to invest in yourself now and in the future. 

6- Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.

Capitalism is made of people and companies pursuing economic growth through their ideas, services, products. 

Money is used in this system as an exchange for goods and services. It’s a tool. Your decisions control where and how it’s used. 

Too often we connect money to an emotion and give it more importance than it deserves. It’s a needed tool, and often it begins to grow when we view it that way. 


7- Money is like muck—not good unless it be spread.
Francis Bacon

Money gets a bad rap for being evil. In the right hands and used in the right way, it can be used for so much good.

It is meant to be put to use. The money you make can be used to grow your income and, with it, the opportunity to give more too.  

Giving freely often has a way of opening more windows of opportunity. 

8- Never spend money before you have earned it. Thomas Jefferson

Debt derails your money making efforts quickly!

Making more money to pay for things where you owe a balance is like the little spin you see when a website won’t load… it leaves you stuck and on the path to nowhere. 

Momentum and motivation builds with making more money when you can actually see it grow and build. 

9. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.  Thomas Edison

People look for the shortcuts to riches. Things like the lottery and lawsuits.

Once I asked a young kid about his big dreams and future goals and he said he had an inheritance coming and he would just wait on it. That inheritance is not likely to last very long. No wonder Warren Buffet has already said he will give away 99% of his fortune!

The truth is you can make excuses or you can make money.

Opportunities are all around us but they don’t always look fun or exciting. This quote goes hand in hand with a more modern version in #10. 

10- The longer you’re not taking action the more money you’re losing. Carrie Wilkerson

Do the thing you want to do! Take small steps towards the thing you want to do, just take action! 

If you’re not the first on the scene, just get on the scene. You will be ahead of the majority that falsely believe that there’s nothing left. 

You have nothing to lose and much more to gain! 



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