Want more money? Here are the secrets you need to know

Although getting the salary you deserve isn't always guaranteed, there are other ways you can make more money (Shutterstock.com).

You can never have enough money, right? Here are a few tips to increase your earnings and reach your goals.

When all is said and done, the potential of earning more money lies in your own hands. If you want more money but aren't sure where to start, here are a few paths for you to consider.

Invest in your education

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to quit your job to study.Taking an advanced course, doing a short course or adding a certificate, are all options for increasing your earning potential.

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Venture into other areas

Never put all your eggs in one basket; supplement your income by doing other things as well. For instance, if you enjoy planning and coordinating events, start a small events management company. If you're a maths whizz, why not offer extra maths tutoring classes? These are all great things to do to increase your income.

Keep your finger on the pulse

Ever heard the saying: "The only constant is change?" Keeping up with change within your industry is a great way to increase your earnings. Plus, during uncertain economic times, you'll be in a better position to know things like when it's time to switch over to greener pastures.

Work on your negotiation skills

If you’ve been offered a new job, you'll need to know how to negotiate a greater salary. As a rule of thumb, you should ask for a minimum increase of 20%. Use examples and achievements in your job to help justify the increase.  

Be professional

Professionalism goes a long way in your career and the more you’re seen as the best person to handle added responsibility, the better your chances are of getting a raise.  

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