How to Stop Being Broke and Manifest Money

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A while ago, I was feeling broke, not only financially, but also in spirit. My business had stalled and sales weren’t happening. This made me feel sad, angry, and frustrated. I surrendered to the wave of negative emotions and got under the bed sheets to cry.

After a gentle weep, I finally felt calm. The silence in the bedroom invited me to listen to my inner self. Then something happened inside of me that changed my perspective forever.  I heard my own voice say, “Stop worrying about money”. This simple realization caused a wave of relief. It was as if someone who hadn’t been able to walk for a long time suddenly got up of bed and started walking. Which brings me to my first tip on how to manifest money.

1. Stop worrying about money.

After I stopped worrying about the numbers in my bank account, miracles started to happen. I made sales again, and I even received a wholesale offer.

We all sometimes feel like our effort isn’t paying off, but you never know who is watching. It could always be that day you receive a surprise when you least expect it. Magic money baby.

I found this quote that perfectly illustrates the message I’m trying to convey here. I just had to make one small change to it.

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2. Feel grateful.

Feel grateful for the tangible and intangible things in your life. If you find yourself always complaining about how little you have, it is time to take a closer look at this. Your dream job or dream house might not have manifested yet, but there are other things you can feel grateful for.

After taking a look around at my surroundings, I realized just how abundant I actually am. I feel genuinely happy about being in a loving relationship. As I write these words, I’m feeling grateful for having a desktop computer and plenty of food in my fridge. I’m also immensely thankful for having loving friends and living parents.

Gratitude helps us feel instantly abundant. You can’t feel lacking and grateful at the same time.

Gratitude helps us feel instantly abundant. You can’t feel lacking and grateful at the same time. Share on X

On top of that, if you complain a lot, you are sending the wrong message to the universe. You’re saying something like, “Thanks for your gifts, but they aren’t enough.” However, when you are grateful for all you have, the universe usually replies with, “I see that you are so happy with everything I send your way; therefore, I would like to send you some more.”

3. Have fun.

Money is energy. When money doesn’t flow, it’s because our vibration is low or we’re experiencing blockages in other areas of life. Interestingly, the time I was feeling broke, I was also failing in my social relationships.

I turned down countless invitations from friends because I was afraid to spend the little money I had. Without even realizing it, this was affecting my vibration and happiness level. But once I started to have fun again, my vibration –and money—raised like a lump of self-raising dough.

A friend of mine even recently invited me to her town. And when I told her I’d buy my train ticket, she offered to pay for it! Part of manifesting money lies in trusting the plan of the universe. You never know who’s going to say, “It’s my treat.”

4. Practice self-love and self-care.

I truly believe that we attract what we are. When we take care of ourselves, we are in a high vibration; therefore we attract more of what we want.

There are many different ways to practice self-love and self-care. For me, it often comes in the form of exercising and feeding my body with food that makes me look and feel good. It also comes when taking daily moments to say, “I love you” and “You got this” to myself.

I can tell you that when I take care of myself, everything falls into place. I feel more energized, beautiful, and confident. And this also reflects in my money, because everything is connected!

5Take action.

You might be thinking, “This is all nice, but show me the money!” Well, this is where action comes in. As much as I’d like to relax all day with my favorite TV series, manifesting money requires us to take a little action (inspiring action that is).

When I realized that my biz wasn’t making big bucks, I decided not to put all my eggs in one basket. In other words, I kept my side jobs so I could have different sources of income. Please know that having a day job doesn’t mean you don’t trust the universe, or that you’re giving up your dreams. Once you have a steady source of income coming in every month, you will feel better knowing that your basic needs are met. This will allow you to use the rest of your time to focus on your craft or land your dream job.

That being said, you don’t have to work from 9 to 5 in order to feel financially secure. Just three hours a week doing a little side job can work wonders. You can even ask your neighbor if he/she needs help walking the dog, babysitting, or cleaning the house.

In my experience, when I’ve been brave enough to look after myself and put myself out there in order to bring food to the table, I’ve manifested more money!

6. Work smart.

There are days I work four hours and call it a day. I trust that those hours will be enough to benefit my business. And most of the time—when I’m not obsessing or worrying, and when I’m enjoying my work—those three hours bring in the cash.

Working smart is about doing the 20% of things that bring 80% of the results. For instance, I promote my business on different social media platforms. And by now I know where my customers are. I could spend all day doing promotion in all of them, or just go and promote in the places that have proven to give results. There are of course different ways of working smart. For example, you can also automate, batch, or delegate chunks of work.

What I’m trying to illustrate here is that working harder isn’t always the answer to making more money. Nor is lack of action or no action at all. It’s about finding that sweet spot where you get up, enjoy the work that you do, and trust that the universe has your back.

7. Think good thoughts.

We have between 60,000 and 80,000 thoughts a day, so it is natural that good and bad thoughts will enter your mind. However, we do have a certain control over our thoughts. When you notice you’re having a thought that causes you to worry, let it go. Don’t resist it. Observe it, and then immediately afterwards, replace that thought with a happy one.

What you think and believe becomes your reality in the long term. If you think of lack, you will experience lack. If you think of abundance, you will attract abundance.

8. Give/pay it forward. 

Finally, if you are feeling lack in your life, give. Help an old man cross the street, cook for a friend who is sick, or do whatever your heart feels called to do. Paying it forward is like good karma. When you do good, you feel good. And when you feel good you attract good.

I have a friend who told me that whenever she catches herself in a scarcity mindset, she goes out and spends money. This doesn’t mean that if you only have 20 dollars to spare, you go out and spend it all. But trusting there’s more money coming your way always helps the money energy flow. So go out and treat yourself or a friend to a latte.


I hope these tips brought you some ease, and if you find yourself feeling broken again, get back to the wholeness of who you are as quickly as you can. Raise your vibration and take care of yourself and come back to this post as many times as you want.

If you have more tips on how to manifest money, please share them in the comment section below, so others can learn from them too.


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Author: Jessica Araus

Jessica Araus is a mixed media artist and illustrator living in the Netherlands.

29 Replies to “How to Stop Being Broke and Manifest Money

  1. Love this post, Jessica! Especially the have fun part. I was just writing today about how having fun disrupts fear and worry. Let’s not worry about money anymore, and have more fun! Thanks. 🙂

  2. Good post. I love the quote: Gratitude makes us feel instantly abundant. You can’t feel lacking and grateful at the same time.
    Do you mind if I share it in No Sideboard group? I will credit you.

  3. Great post Jessica! It definitely resonated with me – like you, my default belief is that you have to work hard to create abundance, and I definitely need to relax a little bit more, have fun, and trust that my efforts will be rewarded.

    1. I’m happy this posts resonates with you Susan! Exactly, trust is key in manifesting whatever we want. So relax and have fun, and let the universe figure it out for you. I’m sure great things are coming your way. Love, Jessica.

  4. I love your article and reminds me of the books You are a Badass and You are a Badass in Making Money. The two of the books that changed how I approach everything in my life especially money. I have been using law of and attraction and manifestation in every single aspect of my life now and I can see the effects.

    1. I’m glad you liked my blog post Danica. I’ve just finished reading You Are a Badass at Making Money. You’re right, some of the concepts in my article are mentioned in the book! The law of attraction is an important aspect of my life as well. Thank you for your comment. <3

  5. I love the term and concept of radical action! So many times we work on small things that don’t have an actual impact, but it’s busy work so we feel like we’re “doing something “. You need to take action on the stuff that matters!

    1. Thanks for reading/commenting Kari. I totally agree with you. Making time for doing the actual work that will bring money to the table or help increase the numbers in our account is so important. And when we are clear on our priorities, it becomes easier to avoid busy work/distractions.

  6. Great article with wonderful tips! It’s so easy for me to get trapped in a scarcity mindset, I’ll keep these in mind to keep my focus on abundance instead ☺️

  7. Thank you for this post. I enjoyed reading it and it inspired me and confirmed certain beliefs I’ve already had. Thank you <3

  8. Thank you so much. it made my whole day. I forgot all the worries, frustrations, envious, and poverties that I feel from this whole damn career race and comparing life between me and my circle!
    you’re a saving grace.

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