We all have different definitions of what can or cannot be considered appealing. For the sake of this article, I am referring to investments that are a no brainer in terms of the return on investment that can be achieve. For starters. not all investments can earn a strong profit, let alone a steady one. Many investment types are specifically designed not to pay out a portion of revenues while it matures. These are often locked or long-term investments that are designed to maximize your payout at maturity.
Some people say that appealing options include those rare investments where you can earn an income while your asset is maturing and gaining wealth. Some stocks can pay out dividends on a quarterly or yearly basis, which would very much be considered a profit – however, for the most part, stocks are volatile and you never know the type of return you are going to see.
To find investments that earn a steady profit, meaning they earn revenue throughout the life of the investment, you have to look for options where whatever you are investing in, is a used asset that people pay for, while also gaining equity as you pay it down. A common example would be to invest in a house and rent it out to someone else who is paying down your mortgage. You would be earning a steady profit (usually monthly) while your mortgage is being paid down, thus building wealth through the equity in your investment. This has created wealth while someone else paid you a monthly fee. Other examples of these types of investments include investing in shipping containers (which you can rent/lease for usage) and income properties (apartment buildings etc).
Let me be clear about something … no one person can define with absolute certainty what an appealing investment option is for someone else. Considering that though, obviously one of the main criteria for an appealing opportunity is that it consistently earn a steady profit, while also maintaining/gaining value. If an investment cannot perform in that respect, then in my mind, it is in no way attractive and should be immediately discounted.