The education is for the coup if we would choose the right field, where we could exercise our best traits and develop new ones. Experts advise for getting a college degree in these high competition times. We suppose to spend a few years learning things. It can be quickly forgotten if we would stop educate themselves after finishing educational institutions.
Nowadays, the amount of money increases in tuition and boarding every year. It does not matter, do we want it or not. Forty-nine years ago, in 1966 issue of Forbes Magazine, was written:
“Why does college cost so much? It’s a national headache, but more to the point it’s a very personal for a large proportion of FORBES readers, those with children and grandchildren to educate. As our article shows, it now costs at least $4,000 a year to keep an offspring in one of the better-known Ivy League schools; at least $2,000 in the big state universities.”
It seems that nothing changes today, except price and request to be a college graduate. Why? Because studies show that big difference is between people with high school education and those who have bachelor’s or master’s degrees. The difference is the ability to get the job, benefits, and the bigger paycheck.
According to Forbes Magazine, The Best 200 colleges in the USA are these, who ranks best as little debt, high graduation, student satisfaction, and career success places.
First, a list is Pomona College in Claremont, CA. The total cost is $62,632. The last one is the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. The total cost for this university would be from $25, 157 to $43,621. This amount of money is pretty significant if we consider that students do not have savings or help from their parents. It would be great if they could get the job right away.
Overall, college graduates earn $1.28 million more over their lifetime compared with people who have only a high school diploma. This gap is steadily widening.
Success Versus Diploma
I think that it is fascinating to have a diploma and be free of debt. Unfortunately, according to Forbes Magazine, forty million Americans are in debt. The amount is enormous: nearly $1.4 trillion. Eight millions of these borrowers are in default. I do not want to scare you or turn away from getting a college diploma. I would like to tell you that there are ways how to reach financial stability and make your dreams come true. This way is the entrepreneur’s way.
I think you know famous people such as actor Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg or Ellen DeGeneres. Bill Gates, the co-founder, and chairman of Microsoft Corporation are the cherry on the top of the cake. Everybody knows him, if not personally, then from articles, books, and association with his creation: Microsoft company and Bill and Melinda’s foundation.
Do What You Like, Go for It
What forces these people to drop from college or Harvard and start their business? Jonathan Hoenig, who manages a hedge fund worth of tens millions of dollars, says that “being in the trenches was a lot more valuable than being in the ivory tower of school.” According to Hoenig, “ambition, hunger, ability and drive are more important in today’s environment than a degree.” If you have a vision and drive, you can survive and flourish without the degree.
Between Famous Dropouts Are
- Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft. His worth is $ 22.7 billion
- Ben Affleck, the Oscar winner for ” Good Will Hunting.”
- Michael Dell, the founder of Dell computers. He’s worth about$ 1.7 billion
- Steve Jobs. Everybody loves him, despite all books published about him. His worth is about $4.4 billion.
- Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress. A winner of Academy Awards for best actress in the movie “Shakespeare in Love.”
- Madonna.The performer, named as the most successful female recording artist of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records.
- Cindy Crawford is the supermodel, the highest-paid model in the fashion industry.
These real examples show that everything is possible, just we need to know, what do we want from life. It takes time when we have goals and moves towards them. It will be drawbacks, ups, and downs.
Todd Gabel, the founder of Nexum Inc., a Chicago company, was street smart and able to read what people want. He dropped out of the University of Texas because his grades were grim. When he was a child, his teacher in school told his mother: ” Do not waste money for college on this child.”
How Can We Explain the Phenomena of These Genial People?
Restaurant owner Kevin Boehm explains pretty well for Redeye, Chicago Tribune publication, that he treated his time, working at restaurants like the college education. There he got practical experience on how to create plans for the next move. Kevin did not hope that opportunities will fall out of the air. He worked hard. Kevin Boehm enjoyed what he did.
Turn Your Hobby to Business
I think that we all have hobbies. It does not matter what it is. We like it, and we excited about our activities. We can spend countless hours doing what do we love. Time goes fast for us. We energized and relaxed.
What would you do if you would know that there is a place where you can turn your passion into the business? A place where you can do what you like with unbelievable low -cost?
Wealthy Affiliate University
This opportunity, what I will offer for you, is a real, legit, and transparent platform. This company is a fantastic place where your dreams could visualize and become pure.
You can ask what I know about your dreams? Sorry, I am not sure. But if you would like, you can leave a comment at the end of this article. Everybody is different, but I think that we all want happiness for themselves and our families. We want stability and assurance that after a few years, we do not wait for the answer from agencies or companies, where we had applied for the job.
Otherwise, if we have a job, but we need extra income, this training platform is right for us too.
The cost is 15 cups of Starbuck coffee per month. The Premium membership gives you online entrepreneur certification, which has 50 lessons. Besides it, to those who want to start an affiliate business, there are 70 lessons regarding affiliate marketing.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
I guess that you know the Amazon. This giant has a program where you promote products. When somebody buys something from Amazon, you got your share from the sold item. Simple.
Webinars, community support, 24-hour live chat, ten websites with hosting are real and dependable ways to sustain a successful online business.
I would think, why do I need to go to college and spend a few years and money on acquiring a degree? I can do it in my free time at low- cost and receive the best education. This training will support you through life because what do you learn, you do not need to carry on your shoulders.
Your Business, Your Success
This particular school is about online business. As you know, millions of people search the Internet for services and goods. Computers are part of our lives. Knowing how to navigate on the Internet and how to create a business online is an opportunity, which can turn your life to continuous adventure, full of contentment, and joy. Why? We are hosts of our destinies. When you know how to run a successful business online, using your computer, iPad, or phone, from anywhere in the world, you are free and relaxed. You know that success is in your hands. You learned from experts and members, who already are victorious in online careers.
I have always thought that education is over rated, I know we need to go to school to learn the basics, but there is a whole lot more that could be taught in school.
As for further education, I am with you, why pay so much money to learn a few subjects and hopefully secure a job, when you can learn as much as you want about any subject through self education.
The real education starts when you leave state education, and when you work hard and learn well, you can go as far as you want in any field. Thanks for a great article ..
Hello Rob, thanks for visiting my website, I appreciate it. Yes, self-education woks for motivated human beings. There are so many areas, where we can apply our knowledge. Everybody has hobbies, it does not matter, if it is fishing or drones. Always will be somebody, who would like to know more from our websites. If we would be able to give newest and rich information, our visitors would happy and content.
How to create websites, we can learn here, in Wealthy Affiliate University, where membership is 15 Starbucks pro month. Value of knowledge is unspeakable, because it prepares us for succeeding online. I do not know any College, where somebody could learn how to navigate in jungles of Internet. Why I tell that it are jungles? Because without proper knowledge, we could not put all pieces together, such as content creation, keywords, SEO, important plugins and so on. On Internet are many scammers, who pray on innocent visitors, offering mountains of dollars with push of one or few buttons.
This company is legit, transparent and celebrated anniversary of 10 years online.
All the best, Nemira.
I agree that here in the UK there are so many university graduates that are searching for jobs that simply are not there. They are lead by the education system from school to college to university, only to find that they have amassed huge tuition fees that they find difficult to pay back. I worked as an IT Trainer and Assessor and have seen many graduates coming through the door to get some real world qualifications to get a normal job, only to find that they are then considered over qualified. Such a shame. Following your passion and becoming an Affiliate Marketer is a great way to earn a living through your own merits – great article.
Hello, thank you for visiting. Yes, you are right. Being overqualified sucks, because we know that we are worth a lot better jobs and paychecks, but if no new work places are here. What to do? All time wasted and for that? Of course, relationships, campus life is alluring. Fortunately, we can have fun in other way, being successful Affiliate Marketers. It would be time spent to learn business, which always will exist, still Internet is here. Our wallets would happy, because membership is affordable. For this price we get enormous amount of information, which is constantly updated. Here we can write about our hobbies. I think to talk about what is good for us is a pleasure; and if visitors could learn new things from us, it would be good too.
All the best, Nemira.
There is something special about someone who can manage to work for themselves. It really seems like a large number of very successful people have dropped out of college and pursued their own dreams. Do you think that someone has a better chance of making on online business work if they have gone to college?
Hello, thank you for input. Yes, people who have vision and know what they want from life, they can succeed. Of course, grit and perseverance are two important traits of character. There will be ups and downs. Nothing comes so fast as it was promised with numberless gurus and teachers. People, who recognize their goals, can flourish without college. There are plenty examples. Of course, we would miss campus life, but this time can be spent better. Impact for your wallet would be enormous too.No debts, just responsibility for yourself and wish to succeed.
All the best, Nemira.
christian wijaya says
Hi there, nice points that you mentioned on your site. one thing I agree with you is you don’t need to be professor to get money, or maybe you can drop out from school without any certificate but you can make money from home. moreover, wealthy affiliate university is best place to learn how to be successful internet marketer and at the end of the day, you can get money online. Thanks
Hello, thanks for visiting. Yes, in Wealthy Affiliate we can learn everything what we need to know about online business. As I see now, lessons and webinars constantly are updated. If something new in Google’s plans , Wealthy Affiliate know about it. One thing, what can stop from succeeding here, is a lack of perseverance and self-discipline. All tools for learning, materials about subtle details of navigation in Internet are here. What I like here, is an enormous support from WA members. They know that here is plenty for all of us and help to succeed to each other.
Thanks, all the best, Nemira.
I like your title “Education for Coup.” It sums up what a real education can do for someone.
I do think you might have miss-typed how much an Ivy League school costs per year. It’s probably more like $40,000 a year. State Colleges are probably closer to $20,000 a year.
That said, public education and college are outdated models of learning and fail to keep up with what is really happening in the world. They also feed into the predatory student loan scam.
At all levels, traditional education is the most inefficient, time consuming and costly form of education imaginable.
Like you mention, thanks to the internet, now anyone with a desire can earn an incredible income. Unfortunately, there are very few legitimate places to learn how to do this.
In my experience, Wealthy Affiliate is the only community that teaches to build an honest to goodness online business based on integrity and solid business principles.
Hello here, thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment on this particular page. You mentioned costs for College and Ivy League schools. What I wrote, it was an excerpt from Forbes Magazine 49 years ago. Yes, nowadays, price is higher and students carry bigger loans, compare what it was almost fifty years ago.
It would be not so painful, if students would get jobs straight away and knowledge what they got, would keep them afloat competitors. Of course, there are great schools, as my mentioned the best 200 Colleges by Forbes. It is perfect when schools encourage students venture ideas, as in Middlebury College. This school has the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, where students can realize their ideas. Middle-Challenge, Middlebury’s business competition let’s best student teams to win, when they present their business ideas. Best of them get grant, enough to start enterprises.
Anyway, there are more great opportunities, such as Wealthy Affiliate, which is constantly evolving training platform. It let’s to start and learn everybody, who has a wish to succeed online.
Thanks for input, all the best, Nemira.
christian wijaya says
Hi Nemira, I think education is very important for anyone. In the school, you can learn a basic knowledge. It is prepared you to face challenge in the world. I agree someone have opportunity to get sucess in their life. You offer affiliate marketing which you can promote something in amazon. It is a good idea.
Hello Christian, I think without education we would be in Stone Age. We need to move forward learning new things, which we can adapt reaching for our goals and dreams. Education for coup is this education, which brings to us joy and understanding that we can reach best in our chosen activity. I like Affiliate Marketing because you can build your online presence anywhere, where is an Internet. Being flexible and being own boss is a big responsibility, but freedom has own price.
All the best to you Christian, I wish that you would find your calling and you would be successful in your chosen area. Cheers, Nemira.
Everything you wrote in this post is why I am so determined to succeed as an internet marketer. Growing up, my parents didn’t have too much money and I soon realized that going to college was going to hurt them financially. So after graduating high school, I stalled on attending school even though I got accepted into a few universities. Instead I went to Community College for two years; until I decided to go to Culinary School because it was something I enjoy. As much as I love cooking, I hate working for someone else. So now I am working towards achieving my goal of working full time from home. While a higher education is not a bad thing… it isn’t the only solution.
Hello Diana. I think freedom and ability to help people through our websites is wonderful thing. Nowadays, when Internet is a common thing, it is easy spread message about our hobbies or passions. Most is important, that we would be content with ourselves. When we will do something that is close to our hearts, it will attract people who have interest in the same area.
Community College is a great, because here teachers are compassionate and willing to give best what they know. Tuition is affordable too.Here, in Wealthy Affiliate, we learn things, which can be teachable in universities. What excites me, that we can apply our knowledge in online business. We can be own bosses and reach our dreams and goals in virtual world.
All the best, Nemira.
Good article sure there is a big difference between working hard to get money in a category you dont like & between working what you like, nowdays it’s hard to work what you like, that’s why i liked affiliate marketing and i hope to achieve my goals
Good luck, Ehab
Great Article there ! I recently got introduced to Affiliate Marketing and joined Wealthy Affiliate. I am really enjoying the learning process so far and I really hope that I would be able to be financially independent one day and follow my passion. Good luck with your business and looking forward to more articles from you !
Hello Vijay, yes, you are right, Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to learn and start business online following your passion. It takes time, but as anywhere, if we want to get results, we need to take time and absorb all knowledge given here.
All the best, Nemira.
Hi there Nemira,
Having done paying my college loan after 7 years, I can totally relate to this post. Expensive college education has taught me a few harsh realities;
1) Where you end up working might not have anything to do with your passion/degree.
2) At the end of the day, traditional bosses only care about their business.
3) When you are doing your best at work, people call you a workaholic (even your family members).
4) As for co-workers, familiarity only breeds contempt.
5) You can’t pursue personal development when you are stuck in the office 9-5.
The only reason I am staying with my current job now is for the check. Once I get my online business up and running, I am going to quit to become my own boss. I want to have better control of my future financially and emotionally.
Hello Cathy, thanks for input. You are absolutely right, because if we have a job, which is just to spend time and get your check to pay bills, it brings a toll for us. We feel tired and depleted because there are no personal interest in it. The competition in job does not make any good for us too. We just please our ego and maybe an account in the bank. Our soul is not content and happy. We know it and feel it. It is reason why people use drugs so often because they feel emptiness inside. Finishing college and getting degree is one thing, but staying with debt and working for it is another, if we do not like what we do.
People need information that choice always is and will be. Choice to live happy and fulfilling or being desperate to pay off big amounts of money for education. We need to be careful and intelligent when we choose how we want to spend our lives.
Thank you, all the best to you, cheers, Nemira.
Hi Nemira, my son will go to college by the end of this year. I agree with you that college tuitions are very steep and I wish they were less of a burden on students and there families. I think we need an honest discussion about what education means to us as a nation and society. I don’t think that college should be just about monetizing education but about the pure joy of learning about things that may not be of monetary value but help us to grow into responsible human beings and citizens who aim for the greater good. But I guess that’s another discussion. This said, I think that learning business skills early, especially online skills, is helpful in any event. So thank you for pointing out online resources to do so in your post. Best, Adam
Hello Al, thanks for input. I value your opinion, because it is based on your own experience. I know a lot people with college diplomas, who are not happy at their jobs. They procrastinate because they have debts and their activities do not have any meaning. They work just for check. I think that it is unfair for themselves and society.
When costs are high and people do not have satisfaction, it leads to misery. I think that it would be better to explore themselves and think what makes us happy. If people want to please others, such as parents or spouses with diploma from prestigious university, they will be be disappointed sooner or later.
It is funny when media tells that we can not get a job without proper education. In my article you can find plenty of people, who are successful without college diploma. If somebody is the best in their field, he or she does not need to worry about future. There so many opportunities to learn online. Books and references are reachable for everybody. If we know what we want, we will have it taking action towards our dreams and goals.
All the best, Nemira.
It’s such a shame that college/university education is so expensive these days – it automatically rules it out for a lot of people. I was lucky and went before the tuition fees shot up to sky-high levels.
However, even though I am very glad I have my degree, I agree that experience, drive, determination and ambition count for so much.
I am glad for you but not everybody is lucky as you. Nowadays, education Secretary Betsy DeVos rolled back on Obsmas administration attempts how student loans collectors gather dept.
Students loans are so big that they can not pay after decade.What is interesting that contractors are paid by government to collect money frim borrowers. It seems as vicious cycle. The loser with a college diploma can be any time when he or she does not have money to pay student loans.
Wealthy Affiliate can help as reliable and legit company which gives tools for creating business online. It is one way to get rid from students debt.
All the best, Nemira