How to Start Earning What You’re Worth

How to Starting Earning What You're Worth
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Written by Carol Trehearn

Below are some effective ways you can quickly start earning what you’re worth.

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Are you stuck in a dead-end job or do you find it difficult to make ends meet every month? This is a common problem for millions of people who feel they’re not paid what they should be paid for their work. However, this is a situation you can change. Below are some effective ways you can quickly start earning what you’re worth.

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Education and Upskilling

You may have the skills and experience required to carry out your job to a high standard. However, many employers and clients put a lot more emphasis on the qualifications someone has. If you don’t have the necessary qualifications it may be the reason why you’re not being paid more and it could also prevent you from progressing in a company.

However, it’s never been easier to complete a high-quality course from an established college or university like Boston University. These educational institutions have a range of different online courses like the online communications masters degree for people who want to progress in this area. Once you complete a course like this health communication degree, you will be in a much stronger position to ask for better working terms.

Ask for a Pay Rise

If you know you’re not your getting paid a fair wage, your employer probably knows this too. Never be afraid to ask for more money or other rewards for your hard work. In the worst-case scenario, your employer will say ‘no’. However, they may be willing to treat you better if you’re a valuable member of staff.

Change the Way Your Business Operates

If you work for yourself, you take on more risks, but you also have many more opportunities to increase your income. Looking for higher paying clients, increasing your rates and providing higher quality, premium services, are all simple changes that could greatly increase your bottom line.

Leave Your Current Position

When you’ve worked in the same place for a long period of time, employers will often take you for granted. Many employees also get too comfortable in a long-term position and don’t push themselves to improve their situation.

In many cases, the best solution is to look elsewhere for a role where you will have better employment terms. However, before you resign from your current position, make sure you have another job to go to.

List Your Ambitions, Targets and Goals

Sometimes it’s a good idea to take out a pen and paper and write down your ambitions, targets and goals. This exercise focusses the mind on specific future results. However, you may not be able to afford to do some of these things if you are still earning the same amount of money as you are now in the future. Once you realize this, it becomes a huge incentive to find ways to change your current situation and look for ways to earn more money.

If you feel you are not earning what you should be earning at work, it’s time to evaluate the situation and look at ways to address this issue. Each of the points above can help you with this and could change your life forever.

Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life — Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.TM Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the above article. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.

1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? What are you still working on accepting?

I’ve accepted that I am where I am and it’s okay.  

2. What have you learn to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? What are you still working on to appreciate?

 I have found that when I appreciate everything I’m in a good space.  I need to be mindful of my tolerance of others.

3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What makes YOU most proud? What goals and dreams do you still have?

I’m proud of living my dream of an alternative lifestyle on a small holding surrounded by animals.  My dream is to make enough time to write and paint more.

4. We all have imperfections, so we think. The truth–we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways? What imperfections and quirks create who you are–your Identity?

I love peace and quiet and that’s not so easy to achieve in a world filled with people.  Read between the lines — noise gets me down.

5. “I Love My…” is an outlet for you to express and appreciate all the positive traits that make you…well… YOU! Sharing what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (we assure you!) Identity challenges you to complete the phrase “I Love My…?”

I love my space, independence, family, friends and animals

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Carol Trehearn

Carol has a love for freelance writing.

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