8 Ways to Make More Money

Almost everyone would like to make more money, and there are a variety of different ways to up your earnings. Whether it’s looking for a new job that pays more or taking on some freelance work or a side job, you can earn more.

The first steps include determining how much you’re worth and evaluating which ways are best for upgrading your earnings potential. Then you can figure out what alternatives are right for you.

Here are tips for making more money including negotiating salary, asking for a promotion or raise, adding a second job, working freelance, working from home, doing some microjobs, and turning your hobby into a paycheck.

Are You Making Enough Money?

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The first question to ask yourself when you’re thinking about how much you’re making is how much is enough? The next question is how much more do you need?  How can you tell whether you are truly earning what you are worth or if you are not making enough money?  Check out these earning earmarks to find out. More

How Much Could You Make?

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The next question is how much are you worth? There are many free online tools that you can use to help determine how much you could be getting paid. Here are free salary tools you can use to compare salaries for jobs, industries, and locations, and paycheck calculators to see what you'll earn at a new pay rate. More

Before You Accept a Job Offer

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When you’re considering a job offer, money certainly matters. However, the rest of the compensation package is important too. Here are some things to consider before accepting a job offer, including what to look for when evaluating job offers, how to determine the full value of the offer, and when it can make sense to turn it down. More

Get a Better Offer

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If the job offer isn’t enough, there are some strategies you can use to get a better offer. Some parts of the compensation package may be negotiable. Making a counter offer may up the salary to a point that’s acceptable to you. Here are tips for how to get a better offer when the first one doesn’t cut it. More

Ask for a Raise

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Asking for a raise isn’t always easy, but it’s a way to earn more without having to start a job search. You may be able to negotiate a higher salary for the job you have already. Here are tips for asking for a raise, as well as what you shouldn’t say when you ask your boss for more money. More

Get a Promotion

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Another way to make more money at the job you have already is to work on getting a promotion. This one can take some time because you will need to be a top employee who is considered promotable. You will also need to know about company policy regarding job promotions and to plan accordingly. Here are tips and advice on how to get a job promotion. More

Find a Side Job

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A part-time job can help you pay the bills and add new skills to your resume. It can take some juggling, depending on the hours you work at your first job. However, employers are hiring part-time workers in record numbers and taking on a second job is a way to get some quick cash coming in. Here's what to consider before you start looking for part-time work. More

Become a Freelancer

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If you have the right skill set taking on some freelance clients is a way to boost your paycheck while maintaining flexibility. You can set your own schedule and work as many – or as few – hours as you’d like. Freelancing, if it’s right for you, can help fill in a wage gap and generate extra income. Here are tips on becoming a freelancer. More

Find a Work at Home Job

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Working from home can be done on a full or a part-time basis. There are many different types of jobs you can do from home or wherever you  happen to be. You may be able to line up a job as an employee. Another option is contract work where you get paid by the job or the project. Here are ways to find a work at home job, companies that hire remote workers, and where to find job listings. More

Make Money With Microjobs

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Need a little extra money? Consider taking on some microjobs. They are one-time tasks that can be completed for a small amount of money, ranging from a few cents to a few dollars or more. There are no strings attached so you can work as little or as much as you want. There are microjobs available both in person and online, and there are many websites that list them. Here’s how to find microjobs.

Turn Your Hobby into a Career

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 You may be able to turn your hobby into paid earnings, at least on a part-time basis. There isn’t much better than being able to do what you love and to make money at the same time. Here are some things to consider when you’re thinking about whether you could use your hobby to generate some cash. More