...and make money doing it! 1) Use one of those credit card offers that allows you to borrow money, interest free, for 3 months. 2) Borrow $8,000. 3) Hire a geologist. He'll tell you where there's a good place to drill. His fees- $1,500. 4) Go and talk to the landowners- ask them to allow you to drill on their land. You'll want maybe 500 acres in case you find oil. That will give you a good cushion, or "position". This prevents any one else from grabbing up drilling rights next to your gusher. Cost of land aquisiton- at $10/acre... $5,000. 5) Hire a State registered and certified surveyor. He'll stake the drilling site and file the paperwork with the State (which includes their $100 fee). His fees- $500. 6) Enter into a contract with someone who owns a drilling rig. Put down $1,000 deposit as retainer. There goes your $8,000. 7) Estimate the total cost of drilling the well. Your cost $0. Pain in the ass factor... incalculable. 8) You figure up that the well, with a 3,000 ft. objective depth, will cost $150,000. You include your management fees of $2,500 for overseeing the project. You also charge your investors $16.50 per acre lease aquisition fee. This will cover that $8,000 you borrowed on the credit card. 9) Call everyone you know. Collect $150,000. Assign each of them an interest based upon their proportionate investment. 10) Pay off the credit card. 11) Get the well drilled. 12) Collect your $2,50 fee for overseeing the project. TA-DAAA.... Now- go git 'er done.