If you’re someone that is often thinking about how you can increase your income, then you’re not going to be alone. Because with the way the modern world is going, combined with the cost of inflation, we’re all going to need a little top up here and there. But it’s important for you to understand that this isn’t going to happen automatically, or even overnight. It’s something that you’re going to need to work for. No buts! It’s easy to believe that some people are just lucky when it comes to money, or that they get better opportunities, but that’s never the best (or most accurate way) to look at things. Because your situation certainly won’t change with that attitude. Instead, you have to consider the options that you have, then work towards putting them in place.
Your first option is always going to be to go out for a pay rise at your current place of work. But again, you’re going to need to work for this. Deciding that you want (or deserve) more money and then going to ask for it just isn’t going to cut it. You need to work for it. If you already work hard and you know you can back your case, then go ahead and call the meeting. But if not, you need to put the groundwork in first, and pull together your reasons for deserving the increase, and present them when the time is right.
Next up, you always have the option of getting a part-time job. However, this isn’t always something that everyone is comfortable with. If you already work a ton of hours, it may not be viable for you. But if you have some free hours in the evenings or on weekends and you can make it work, then a part-time job could be a great source of additional income for you.
Then, you’re also going to want to consider what other sources of income you may be entitled too. This isn’t going to be an option for everyone, but things like social security disability could be. You’re going to need to check your entitlement to see what, if any, social security you may be able to receive, as it could top up your income if you’re struggling.
If you do have savings, then you could definitely consider making these work a little harder for you. Because by earning higher interest, you may be able to get extra income from it. It’s not always something that you’re going to be able to make a living out of, but it can definitely top you up at times when you need it to.
And finally, you’re also going to want to think about the ways that you could make money online. Again, if you’re someone that has a bit of free time, you may find that you can really increase the amount that you’re earning, or just top it up a little, by making efforts to try something new online.