Getting rich is everyones dream, unfortunately, there is no sure way to becoming rich. If there is any, nobody will have to write about how to make money again, well all have known the shortcut to becoming billionaires.

However, there are steps we can take to increase our chances of making money and getting rich.

If you're thinking about having a bank account that is full to the brim, here's what you need to know.

1. You need to invest

The sound of the word INVEST often scares some people, yet it is one of the best ways to accumulate wealth.

According to the Huffington Post, the 2013 Forbes Billionaires List shows that 148 people made their wealth through investments.

Investing your money in a business does not only give you a good return, it also allows you to make money without you doing any direct work. This is what the rich do; they let their money work for them.

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2. Stop spending too much

Overspending is a bad habit that can send anyone into penury. Every money you spend unnecessarily could have been put to work for you. Money is a tool you can use to generate more money. Let it work for you rather than spending it all the time on wants.

3. Don't just spend less, make more too

When you caution yourself from being an aimless spender, you also need to think about making more money to boost your chances of getting rich.

Granted, it is good to be frugal (spend less) as it helps you save more, but putting your money in the bank will only make it idle. Invest the money in a business, let the money work for you.

4. Money is hard to make

See, let's not deceive ourselves, it is hard to make money. Nobody sleeps, dreams and wakes up to get paid for sleeping.

According to Huffington Post, a study from Wall Street Journal shows that people who earn over $100,000 a year spend less than a fifth of their time on leisure. This tells you that if you want to make more money, you have to work more.

5. The right time to start is now

When is the right time to start all the tips above? Do you have to wait till you get to a certain age or till you get a job that gives you a fantastic pay?

No. You don't have to wait for all that. The earlier you put money to work, the more work it can do for you. The earlier you start spending less and saving more the better for you.