If I have money to invest; what should I do to ensure I get returns but also put myself in line to actually make big returns once in a while?
The answer to that very valid question is that you will probably have to look at something unorthodox as your investment options since the obvious investment vehicles are in fact obvious for a reason.
Nothing extraordinary will come of the usual stuff. You might make a comfortable income and actually even reach financial freedom, but chances are you will constantly have to be involved in the ground level operational tasks, effectively making you self-employed instead of an outright investor.
What exactly is meant by getting into unorthodox investments really?
In order to answer this question, we will first discuss what orthodox investments are and these include anything which is considered to be the norm in the world of investments.
Things like getting into the stock markets and shares trading, forex trading, setting up sales web sites, buying up bonds, getting into property, getting into farming and agriculture and anything else you can think of, from the top of your head, as an investment people get into every day, counts as an orthodox investment.
A lot of safety and familiarity is offered through the orthodox investments, so the allure is self-explanatory.
Unorthodox investments have a different kind of allure though, as they come with a whole lot of added dynamics.
The thrill of knowing that probably no two days will be the same makes for some very interesting times, during the various stages of your investment operations, if you are going the unorthodox route.
There are varying degrees of unorthodox investments and some cases are very extreme, while others aren’t all that much of a change from the normal investments. The only difference would be that the unorthodox investment schemes have twists to them that make them a little bit unusual, out of this world and unique in a sense.
Examples of unorthodox investments include those areas where most people don’t even know there is an opportunity to make money.
If you know how to look for opportunities, you will have absolutely no problem spotting investments in any unorthodox setup and an example could be the likes of waste management, organic compost farms and anything else that is just beyond the thoughts of many eager investors.
Taking a closer look at the examples we touched on, waste management is something usually left to the government or local municipality.
If you have a few small trucks at your disposal, or you can get one or two, you can get into the recycling business.
You can go around collecting people’s garbage and then sorting it into recyclable goods, to be resold to recycling plants, and then discarding of the remainder of the waste.
With regards to the organic compost farm, if you have a piece of land some way away from any residential area, you can store some of the organic waste from your recycling business and let it decompose to be packaged and sold as organic fertilizer.