Some VFR flying to motivate those wanting to get their PPL. I personally got a few grants from the DGAC (french FAA) which helped me considerably (roughly 2000/2500€). I paid the rest on my own, which means I basically did every jobs I could do (lawn mowing, babysitting, house cleaning, ramp work...).
It's easy but it's doable with dedication.
I'm now studying in order to get a CPL. With some distance, I assume getting my PPL considerably helped to get started with aviation. It just brings so many opportunities. It enabled me to join a great flight school, to meet countless amazing people and obviously to fly. If aviation brings happiness to your life, go get your PPL.