Put your mind to earning more money in the years to come (image: https://www.pexels.com/photo/bank-banknote-belt-business-302854/)
Whether it’s renting the spare room in your flat or making a career move, there are many ways in which you can start earning better money. These needn’t be complicated if you know where to start and with the help of the internet, the journey won’t be so overwhelming.
If you are tired of counting every penny and think you deserve more than what you’ve been given, 2018 is the year for you to adopt a new mindset that will see you being better off in the money front. It’s just a matter of attitude!
Invest in a university degree
“Knowledge is power” said Sir Francis Bacon, and with the world becoming an increasingly competitive place, this has never been truer. Statistics have long revealed that the higher the education level, the higher the income, and it is up to individuals to use this fact to their advantage. Do you feel you are underqualified for certain jobs? Are you missing out on better salary expectations due to your CV not being as attractive as it could be? Invest in an online MBA that will make you stand out from your peers! With this course being taught online, you can do the work from the comfort of your living room, without the need to go anywhere.
Ask for the promotion that’s now overdue
You’ve been working for your current employer for some time, and despite your performance having been repeatedly praised and your work having been of high standards, there has been no mention of a promotion. If you think you have delivered and deserve better money, don’t hesitate any further. Approach your boss and ask for the promotion you think you should have been offered. Be wary of asking for too much in your first approach, however, as this could frustrate your boss. Here is a list of mistakes employees make when asking for a promotion. This should be your starting guide!
If your industry is not promising to be the gold mine you were hoping for, then it is time to consider others. Working is not all about making money, this is true, and job satisfaction is an important part of our careers, but as George Bernard Shaw said, “If at age 20 you are not a Communist then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are not Capitalist then you have no brains”. Take this with a pinch of salt, but start browsing new career options in the net to see whether any of them tick more boxes than at present!
Sell your valuables
With the internet now being an important tool for trading, you too could use it to your own advantage! Don’t know what to do with that old printer that’s been sitting in the living room for months without having been used? What about the brand new coat you got given as a present but have not worn once? Selling online could add a few pounds to your bank account, so turn your laptop on now and start trading on eBay!